Washington has used Syria’s territory to start the largest indirect war in modern history to pursue its consequent transformation in a direct armed confrontation with Russia. A total of 80 states is fighting both directly and indirectly in Syria. It is no accident that on May 23, 2003, instead of gathering Iraqi forces into a single large unit, the US occupation administration disbanded the Iraqi army, creating pre-conditions for the rise of ISIS.
by Martin Berger, NEO:
The Nobel Peace Prize laureat, Barack Obama has been steadfastly pursuing the policy of armed interventions and conflicts across the globelonger than any other president in the US. Now he’s sounding an advance against Russia, paying no heed to the fact that it may result in the WWIII and mutual nuclear anihillation.
One could hardly make a compeling argument how else one can explain the statement made by the Spokesperson for the United States Department of State Rear Admiral John F. Kirby other than a direct declaration of war. The statement reads as follows:
The consequences are that the civil war will continue in Syria, that extremists and extremists groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there in Syria to expand their operations, which will include, no question, attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities, and Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags, and they will continue to lose resources – even, perhaps, more aircraft…
The same very modus operandi was employed a quarter of a century ago to take down the Soviet Union. In the late 80’s America decided it was in a position to catch the “evil empire” in the Afghan trap through the support it would provide to radical Islamist terrorists that have now transformed themselves into “moderate terrorists,” like Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Back then Washington took advantage of Saudi wealth and Pakistani secret service. That’s how the so-called Afghan resistance was born, that enjoyed Pakistani logistical support and streams of “fresh bloods” from all across the Middle East.
The former US Secretary of State and now a presidential candidate Hillary Clinton openly declared back in 2012 that it was a great idea from her point of view:
When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, we had this brilliant idea that we are going to come to Pakistan and create a force of Mujahideen, equip them with stinger missiles and everything else to go after the Soviets inside the Afghanistan. And we were successful, the Soviets left Afghanistan, and then we said “Great! Goodbye “, leaving these trained people who where fanatical in Afghanistan and Pakistan, leaving them well armed, creating a mess…
What Hillary forgot to mension, however, is the fact that the Mujahideen movement in Afghanistan was the “breeding ground” of Al-Qaeda assets. Al-Qaeda was and still is directly controlled by the Central Intelligence Agency to promote the Middle Eastern destabilization processes, providing the US military contractors with an excuse to invade state, after state, after state.
It’s the same very scenario that the White House wants to repeat now. It’s no wonder it allowed the violent bombarment of Syrian soldiers on 17 September, since it was made in a bid to spare the lives of the Jabhat al-Nusra militants, that would have had a hard time storming their positions otherwise. It should be recalled that in September 2015, the former head of the CIA David Petraeus, one of the godfathers of the US guerrilla war, urged the White House to “fight” ISIS hand in hand with Jabhat al-Nusra.
After six years of perpetual war the conflict in Syria is not nearly as “civil” as one would like to belive, and it’s no local conflict either. Syria has become a sort of a Gordian knot, a place where the intersts of Russia, China, EU, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US got tangled up.
At this stage Washington is completely incapable of discussing any serious political settlement in Syria, since it regards any peace process in this war-torn country as the harbinger of Moscow’s, Beijing’s and Tehran’s continious presence in the region with its reach energy routes, which means there will be no place for the “avid defenders of democracy” at the table.
That is why the United States objected so vigirously to the release of the Russian-American cease-fire agreement content and kept the discussion of the agreement as far away from the UN as it possbily could, out of fear there could be a UN resolution addopted that would be mandatory to comply with.
That is why, while keeping in mind its masterplan, Washington has used Syria’s territory to start the largest inderect war in modern history to pursue its consequent transformation in a direct armed confrontation with Russia. A total of 80 states is fighting both directly and indirectly in Syria. It is no accident that on May 23, 2003, instead of gathering Iraqi forces into a single large unit, the US occupation administration disbanded the Iraqi army, creating pre-conditions for the rise of ISIS. In January 2012, in the midst of the Syrian civil war, the CIA created a “branch” of Al Qaeda in Syria – the notorious Jabhat al-Nusra. It’s no secret that the militants of this terrorist group at different points of time were treated in hospitals in Turkey and Israel – the faithful Washington’s satellite-states. These steps were followed with the approval of the Turkish military invasion of Syria, which was launched on August 20.
To create preconditions for an open armed conflict with Russia, Washington has launched its masive propaganda campaign, aimed at discrediting Moscow at every corner. It’s enough to remember the so-called “doping scandal” and the “revelations” that the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made about the alleged presence of more than 30 thousand Russian soldiers and hundreds of tanks in the east of Ukraine. And no matter how ridiculiously stupid those allegations may be, Washington would still repeat them, as if it had no means to track a couple hundreds tanks anywhere on the face of the Earth. Moreover, we hear repeated accusions about Moscow’s alleged involvement in the downing of the Malaysian Boeing MH-17 over Donbass and many others. And the list goes one. Looking at all these steps, one couldn’t help but remember the genius of nazi propaganda – Joseph Goebbels, who was doing pretty much the same things months before the nazi invasion of Russia started.
Martin Berger is a freelance journalist and geopolitical analyst, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”