“These groups like Al-Qaeda, but also other armed militias that have infiltrated Syria during the course of the past year now fight the proxy war of the big powers. For Ankara, Riyadh, Washington or Doha it is much more convenient and also cheaper to use (or abuse) those insurgents instead of having a conventional war against Damascus. You have always a supply of men and arms. You just have to pay and to give support by means of intelligence, logistics and training,” said Ochsenreiter in an interview with Fars News Agency.Manuel Ochsenreiter is the chief editor of the German monthly magazine ZUERST and contributes to other journals and magazines in Germany, as well. He spent a few weeks in Syria last year and dispatched special reports of the Battle of Damascus and other developments in the war-hit country. At least we should not forget to mention another important point: insurgents generally do not respect any law in war. They are criminals by definition. They kill, torture, and terrorize the population. Even the worst organized regular army has some instruments and mechanisms to persuade war criminals in their own rows. There are fixed standards on how to treat prisoners of war, how to save the lives and goods of the civilians and how to keep the war outside civilian areas. But none of these mechanisms exist in the groups like the al-Qaeda-linked militias. They are the “bulldozers” of war, and the countries that support those militia gangs keep their “innocence”.
International Law And Justice By Francis Boyle & Parasaran Rangarajan An interview with International law professor Francis Boyle PR: Do you feel that these there have been any breaches of international law or war crimes being committed in the latest conflict in Syria by fueling the conflict and arming terrorists in which thousands of innocent citizens are being killed?
FB: Yes, I discussed this in my new book just came out, Destroying Libya and World Order that you can get at Amazon.com. Chapters 5-6 and the conclusion segway into Libya. Clearly what the United States, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and now Libya are now doing in Syria by arming, equipping, supplying, and directing these fundamentalist terrorist groups is illegal. It was condemned by the International Court of Justice in the Nicaragua case in 1986 so that precedent is there. All you have to do is go back and read the Nicaragua case and change the name from Nicaragua to Syria and indeed, I point this out in the relevant passages in my book.