I have stated many times in the past that We The People are by virtue of our silence, complicit in the imperialistic warmongering perpetrated by our (so called) leaders! I have also stated that when the world tires of US dominance and brutality, they will rise up against us and We The People will not be pardoned for that silence.
You see the world is well aware of the (supposed) structure of governance in America, being government by the people … So our failure to hold our government accountable for its crimes against humanity, is by default (in the eyes of the world) our complicity in its very actions. Far too many times we have been told that our military escapades are meant only to bring freedom and Democracy to nations that wish this, but are denied it, or to protect our freedom and way of life.
American Interventionism and its Ramifications
Lets look at this lie in a historical context.
Please name me one nation in the last fifty years of US global military action, that we have invaded and beaten down militarily, that enjoys a truly free, prosperous and Democratic society today?
Is it Libya, bombed back to the stone age and fractured into a nonfunctional state?
Is it Afghanistan, bombed back to the stone age and fractured into a nonfunctional state?
Is it Iraq, bombed back to the stone age and fractured into a nonfunctional state?
Is it Vietnam, where we killed millions and is now ruled by a communist totalitarian government?
Is it Sudan, Ukraine, Lebanon, or Syria?
Shall I go on including all the sovereign nations in Eurasia, Africa, Central or South America that the US has interfered in and dominated for the last few generations?
Is there ANY country that is better off for the exercise of American imperialism within their borders … or are the only winners the Global Corporatist Elites who own, control and command our government and powerful military machine?
Now answer me this question. Please name any sovereign nation in the prescribed time frame, that we have decimated militarily, that ever had the power to rob you and I of our inalienable rights and God given freedoms … I hear crickets chirping …
So as we can see, the lies meant to sell the military actions perpetrated by the puppets of a global elite, are just that … LIES. And far too many of us bought the entire package hook, line and sinker.
America in all her imperialistic splendor has a mind bending death toll attributed to her quest to bring freedom and democracy to the world … estimated to be between 20 and 30 million (I would error to the higher number) as is well laid out in this article “Deaths In Other Nations Since WW II Due To Us Interventions”.
Here is a gentleman who puts it out as it is … Reality
Now here we go again with what may turn out to be the most disastrous military intervention in our entire history … Boots on the ground in Syria!
Syria is an entirely different animal then the weak, poor sovereign nations we have imposed our will on in the past. Is Syria strong enough militarily to oppose the US military might … NO. Is Assad a prince among men and a benevolent leader … NO. But that does not really matter in the eyes of most of the world today. Putin sees all this and more and is stepping up to short circuit US imperial dominance and interventionism in the region.
You can see that Syria is aligned politically and militarily with two of the most powerful nations on this planet, those being Russia and China … with Iran thrown in for good measure. Combined these nations constitute the most powerful military force on this planet with capabilities, strategic location, technology, weaponry and manpower that far surpasses anything Imperial America (and her minion nations) can field.
Yet even against these odds, and even with the real possibility of instigating a global war the likes of which this planet has never see … All Out Nuclear War … The US is preparing to put boots on the ground in Syria (or already has and with a Russian presence, finally has to admit it) … REALLY ???
Russia was “invited” into Syria (and now Iraq as well) by its government, but the US and her allies are not welcome (since when has the ever stopped them), making any incursions on Syrian soil by our forces a violation of international law in ANY fashion. Add to that the inevitable clash with Russian forces and you have a situation that WILL ignite the global war so many have been predicting.
The world is quickly tiring of US global military Dominance
America now faces off against Russia, China and their allies in both Iraq and Syria, and Russia condemns the US incursions into Syrian soverign territory without Syria’s approval! There has never been the basis for a more disastrous scenario in modern history. The future looks very bleak right now for American imperialism and the world in general.
So the bottom line is … Stopping a US invasion of Syria before another Libya is created, is a priority in the worlds eyes, Why? And is Russian involvement enough to accomplish this? Or is this the gateway for global war?
We as a nation rose up in massive numbers to protest one war, Vietnam. Today we are involved militarily in well over 150 nations (some say as many as 170) globally, overtly or covertly. Isn’t it about time you got off your ass and said something … or, what will you tell your children when they ask … “Daddy why did the world rise up and bomb America back to the stone age”!
If or when this happens We The People will NOT be absolved, because in the eyes of the world, as a Constitutional Republic, it was OUR responsibility to keep our government in check, and by not doing so via ignorance, apathy or complicity … are just as guilty as those who pulled the triggers, fired the missiles or dropped the bombs!
The attached article will put this into a clearer focus for you in understanding just how the world sees America today … You may not like what you are about to read, but reality whether liked or not … remains reality.
Please read on …
US Invasion of Syria Begins
As previously warned about in June of 2015, the United States has announced that it will officially begin ground operations in Syria through the use of special forces. The Washington Post in its article, “Obama seeks to intensify operations in Syria with Special Ops troops,”would report that:
President Obama is sending a small number of Special Operations troops to northern Syria, marking the first full-time deployment of U.S. forces to the chaotic country.
The mission marks a major shift for Obama, whose determination to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been balanced by an abiding worry that U.S. troops not be pulled too deeply into the intractable Syrian conflict.
The latest deployment will involve fewer than 50 Special Operations advisers, who will work with resistance forces battling the Islamic State in northern Syria but will not engage in direct combat, Obama administration officials said.
Admission of Special Forces in Syria is Just the Beginning
While the US claims this move is to “defeat the Islamic State (ISIS),” it is instead clearly a move to establish long-sought “buffer zones” or “safe zones” in Syria where the Syrian government can no longer operate. US airpower will also undoubtedly be used to cover these special forces, creating a defacto no-fly-zone wherever they operate.
The map accompanying the Washington Post article clearly shows ISIS territory straddling the last remaining supply corridor being used to supply the terror group as well as others including Al Qaeda’s al Nusra Front from NATO-member Turkey’s territory. US special forces will likely begin operating in these areas, and zones carved out as US operations expand.
The eventual outcome, if these operations are successful, will be the division and destruction of Syria as a nation-state. This is more than mere speculation – this is a conclusion drawn by signed and dated policy papers produced by the Brookings Institution, who has called for such zones since as early as 2012, but under different contrived pretexts.
In the March 2012 Brookings Institution”Middle East Memo #21″ “Assessing Options for Regime Change” it is stated specifically (emphasis added):
An alternative is for diplomatic efforts to focus first on how to end the violence and how to gain humanitarian access, as is being done under Annan’s leadership. This may lead to the creation of safe-havens and humanitarian corridors, which would have to be backed by limited military power. This would, of course, fall short of U.S. goals for Syria and could preserve Asad in power. From that starting point, however, it is possible that a broad coalition with the appropriate international mandate could add further coercive action to its efforts.
More recently, in a June 2015 Brookings document literally titled, “Deconstructing Syria: A new strategy for America’s most hopeless war,” it is stated that (emphasis added):
The idea would be to help moderate elements establish reliable safe zones within Syria once they were able. American, as well as Saudi and Turkish and British and Jordanian and other Arab forces would act in support, not only from the air but eventually on the ground via the presence of special forces as well. The approach would benefit from Syria’s open desert terrain which could allow creation of buffer zones that could be monitored for possible signs of enemy attack through a combination of technologies, patrols, and other methods that outside special forces could help Syrian local fighters set up.
Were Assad foolish enough to challenge these zones, even if he somehow forced the withdrawal of the outside special forces, he would be likely to lose his air power in ensuing retaliatory strikes by outside forces, depriving his military of one of its few advantages over ISIL.Thus, he would be unlikely to do this.
Unfortunately for US policymakers, it is no longer only Syria that US special forces and accompanying airpower must worry about. Russia, by invitation of Damascus, is now operating militarily across Syria, including along Turkey’s border where the US has long sought to establish its “safe zones.”
The US has openly committed to the invasion and occupation of Syrian territory. It does so with the intent of carving Syria up into a series of dysfunctional, weak zones to literally “deconstruct” Syria as a functioning nation-state. It is doing this unable to cite any credible threat Syria poses to US national security and without any semblance of a mandate granted by the United Nations. It also does so with the prospect of triggering direct war with nuclear-armed Russia in a region Russia is operating legally.
A Desperate Move to Save a Bankrupt Agenda
America’s latest actions are a desperate move sought by an increasingly hysterical political and corporate-financier establishment in Washington and on Wall Street. Recent hearings conducted by the US Senate Committee on Armed Services have struggled to produce a credible response to America’s unraveling criminal conspiracy aimed at Syria, particularly in the wake of Russia’s recent intervention. The committee and witnesses brought before it, have struggled to formulate a response – however – no-fly-zones and US troops on the ground have been discussed at length.
It is a poorly calculated bluff. The presence of US special forces and US airpower operating illegally in and above Syria, meant to deny Syria access to its own territory will take time to implement. The official number of US special forces being sent into Syria is said to not exceed 50. Syria and its allies could insert an equal or larger number of forces into these same areas to essentially create a “safe zone” from “safe zones.” Bringing America’s illegal actions before the UN would also be a sound measure ahead of potential confrontations with US forces operating uninvited in Syria.
The premise that ISIS must be fought and defeated by striking them in Iraq and Syria is betrayed by America’s own admission that the organization has already spread far beyond the borders of either nation. ISIS is clearly not supporting itself on the limited resources found within either country. Were the US truly interested in stopping ISIS, it would strike at its sponsors in Ankara and Riyadh. Of course, it was clear, well over a year ago, that the appearance of ISIS would be used intentionally to accomplish US geopolitical objectives in both Syria and Iraq, serving as a pretext for wider, long-sought after direct Western military intervention.
The myth that dividing and destroying Syria while deposing its sitting government will somehow alleviate the violence in Syria and reduce the ongoing migrant crisis Europe faces, is betrayed by the fact that a similar premise used to sell intervention in Libya has only led to greater chaos in North Africa, and the creation of the migrant crisis in the first place.
If the world, including Europe, seeks to prevent the spread of ISIS and the expansion of an already growing migrant crisis, stopping the United States and its partners before they create another “Libya” in the Levant must become top priority. And while it is unlikely that Europe will show any resolve in doing so, it would be hoped that Syria and its allies realize the consequences of failing now, at this juncture, and to whom’s borders the chaos will attempt to cross over into next.
Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.
First appeared: http://journal-neo.org/2015/10/31/us-invasion-of-syria-begins/
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