If the conflict in Syria is not a civil war fought by Syrians, but a proxy war fought largely by foreign terrorists, then the western narrative justifying intervention falls to pieces. In a proxy war, the Damascus government and its leader Assad become patriots and defenders of the nation besieged by foreign aggressors.I think Carley spends far too much time on a few pieces that appeared in Western media which compared the war in Syria with the Spanish Civil War. I have never seen this expressed before and the comparision is obviously totally erroneous.
What I think is particularly valuable about this piece is the evidence he assembles to support his argument that it is a proxy war fought by various nations who have strong interests in the Mid-East using mostly imported mercenary terrorist forces. The House of Saud is the main culprit because it has vast wealth which it uses to finance such forces. And, of course, the Empire directors often encourage the use of their services to destabilize countries in the region that pursue courses that do not mesh well with the interests of the Empire and its heavily fortified outpost called Israel.