Sunday, June 1, 2014

US Insists Assad must go, but expects he will stay

Some insist the US is going to stop supplying rebels and finally get their  hired killers out of Syria
Those pushing that idea are mistaken. The US will not leave. The US will not stop aiding it's killers.
 One reason is that Israel has too great a stake in this fight.  There are other reasons, but, the Israeli stake in this destroy/destabilize campaign is enough to make the point. The US/NATO/Israeli special ops, military and Islamist mercenaries are going nowhere.

Now, even as the United States seeks to increase support to moderate rebels ( there are no moderate rebels) to fight his regime, U.S. officials privately concede Assad isn't going anywhere soon.

The contrast between public rhetoric and private expectations reflects the Obama administration's struggle to address the increasingly complex, messy conflict in Syria, which is pitting world powers against one another - from Moscow to Tehran and Washington.

It also points to a continuation of the administration’s policy of supporting Syria's neighbors and providing small-scale armed assistance to moderate rebels ( there are no moderate rebels) to fight the regime, while ruling out large-scale U.S. involvement that officials fear would lead to another Iraq or Afghanistan.

Assad's allies portray him as confident and in control ahead of a presidential election on Tuesday that the United States dismisses as a farce with the opposition largely unrepresented and unable to participate.

Obama said on May 28 he would work with Congress "to ramp up support for those in the Syrian opposition who offer the best alternative"( there is no 'best alternative- there are no moderate rebels) to Assad and to extremists who could be more dangerous for the United States than Assad himself. 
 The United States has provided more aid than any other country, providing more than $250 million in "non-lethal support" to opposition groups including communications kits and trucks.
Overt aid, not covert aid.

 "He may be elected to be president of Syria, but he won’t control Syria," General Martin Dempsey, the top U.S. military officer, said in a recent interview with Reuters and the Pentagon's news service.
 "The choice for the administration right now is whether to accept this sort of de facto uneasy partition of Syria, or to try to do something to roll it back," said Fred Hof, a former State Department special envoy for Syria who is now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center.
The partition of Syria- the breaking up of Syria- into smaller squabbling bits was the agenda....
Destabilization. Balkanization. Remaking. Order out of chaos
Problem, Reaction, Solution.


  1. Hi Penny
    Some Essential reading from Andrew Korybko over at voltaire net
    Lessons and Consequences of World War I: Back to the Future?

    Double standards never result in stability, and they carry within them the seeds and embryos for future conflict and disorder. The question is how long it will take for the double standard to mature into a full-fledged problem, and what form and scope the opposition to this false standard takes. As is seen by the cases of post-World War I Europe and the modern-day world, certain double standards completely revolutionize international politics and can bring about the most unpredictable of outcomes. They are a sure recipe for eventual disaster.
    end snip
    Just as the Arabs were falsely promised freedom for rebelling against the Turks and Saddam was misled to believe that Iraq could have Kuwait, (distant) manipulative balancing powers typically exploit second and third-tier states solely to promote their own strategic objectives. Very rarely do they carry through with their promises or enact long-term assistance to their ‘allies’. These people and states are objects in the pursuit of greater goals, and being accorded as such, they are disposed of when they are no longer useful. By understanding the predatory nature of political pimps such as the UK and the US, second and third-tier states can work to avoid the fate that befell the Arab Kingdom of Syria and Saddam Hussein.
    end snip

    There is so much more to be learnt in the article.

    I have a NEW brand for you

    USEU (pron use you) for of coarse US and the EU
    As in we will USEU to do all our dirty work while we look on from afar and pick up the profits when it all goes tits up.
    Add Israhell into the Brand and you now have
    IUSEU (pron I use you)
    Which as the I controls the communications, media (propaganda and most of the politicians is pretty accurate..

    Cheers as always


  2. @ One reason is that Israel has too great a stake in this fight.

    The link doesn't give any indication what is the stake of Israel, but it cannot be any doubt that is about the implementation of the so called Oded Yinon plan (after the name of Oded Yinon an Israeli journalist who was formerly attached to the Foreign Ministry of Israel. Plan devised in 1982!

    "[The Yinon plan] is an Israeli strategic plan to ensure Israeli regional superiority. It insists and stipulates that Israel must reconfigure its geo-political environment through the balkanization of the surrounding Arab states into smaller and weaker states. Israeli strategists viewed Iraq as their biggest strategic challenge from an Arab state. This is why Iraq was outlined as the centerpiece to the balkanization of the Middle East and the Arab World. In Iraq, on the basis of the concepts of the Yinon Plan, Israeli strategists have called for the division of Iraq into a Kurdish state and two Arab states, one for Shiite Muslims and the other for Sunni Muslims. The first step towards establishing this was a war between Iraq and Iran, which the Yinon Plan discusses.

    The Atlantic, in 2008, and the U.S. military’s Armed Forces Journal, in 2006, both published widely circulated maps that closely followed the outline of the Yinon Plan. Aside from a divided Iraq, which the Biden Plan also calls for, the Yinon Plan calls for a divided Lebanon, Egypt, and Syria. The partitioning of Iran, Turkey, Somalia, and Pakistan also all fall into line with these views. The Yinon Plan also calls for dissolution in North Africa and forecasts it as starting from Egypt and then spilling over into Sudan, Libya, and the rest of the region.
    Greater Israel” requires the breaking up of the existing Arab states into small states.
    “The plan operates on two essential premises. To survive, Israel must 1) become an imperial regional power, and 2) must effect the division of the whole area into small states by the dissolution of all existing Arab states. Small here will depend on the ethnic or sectarian composition of each state. Consequently, the Zionist hope is that sectarian-based states become Israel’s satellites and, ironically, its source of moral legitimation… This is not a new idea, nor does it surface for the first time in Zionist strategic thinking. Indeed, fragmenting all Arab states into smaller units has been a recurrent theme.
    Viewed in this context, the war on Syria is part of the process of Israeli territorial expansion. Israeli intelligence working hand in glove with the US, Turkey and NATO is directly supportive of the Al Qaeda terrorist mercenaries inside Syria.
    The Zionist Project also requires the destabilization of Egypt, the creation of factional divisions within Egypt as instrumented by the “Arab Spring” leading to the formation of a sectarian based State dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood".

    Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, April 29, 2013

    So far the plan encountered many obstacles and drawbacks. But it was never abandoned and it won't be in the future either.

    1. hey wizoz- the link is to the article,being quoted

      I used that sentence to link so I could highlight that one reason
      Israel's benefit is one reason, that stands alone, telling us why the US will not stop destroying Syria...

      "Viewed in this context, the war on Syria is part of the process of Israeli territorial expansion. Israeli intelligence working hand in glove with the US, Turkey and NATO is directly supportive of the Al Qaeda terrorist mercenaries inside Syria"

      As for Egypt- Arab Spring- Morsi in/Morsi out. Army always in control
      Army with Sisi at the helm has been doing it's darndest to sow the seeds of discontent.. notice the election turnout in Egypt
      that coup ( that wasn't a coup) had zero popular mandate