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quincy
09-08-2015, 10:48
But the real question here is what does Washington want with Syria?

Not to upset anyone, Washington wants what it wanted all along: the demise of President Assad at whatever cost, even if it means raising a terror hydra to do the job. And while the US might have been forced to change some of its political positions and vary its approaches in the region, the underlying narrative, the central ambition, has remained constant - divide, socially fracture, incrementally invade and finally overrun completely and absolutely.

In a memo, the Brookings offers an interesting insight into America's policy in Syria. While identifying how best to rid the world of President Assad, the research read: "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 US goals for Syria and could preserve Assad 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." That was back in 2012!

Of course, it is likely the US will continue to rationalize its interventionism narrative as necessary in the face of IS advances in Syria. But then again, isn't it true - to some extent at least - that the US have exploited so called "moderate Islamists" against Damascus, de facto positioning Washington as an accessory to terror?

In this context how can we, the public, trust anything US officials say vis-à-vis the war on terror, let alone who its army is really targeting in Syria?
http://www.rt.com/op-edge/311930-syria-america-assad-obama/

mr krinkle
09-08-2015, 18:45
Their aims?...whatever Israel wants,it usually gets..it wants rid of Assad,as it did of Saddam....next on the menu...Iran.

TolkoRaz
09-08-2015, 18:50
It has amazed me for years that the US of A launched the GWAT (Global War Against Terror) but it appears that they are almost the largest exporter and supporter of terror and of various extremist terror groups across the Globe.

Uncle Wally
09-08-2015, 23:31
It has amazed me for years that the US of A launched the GWAT (Global War Against Terror) but it appears that they are almost the largest exporter and supporter of terror and of various extremist terror groups across the Globe.


It's just like that "war on drugs" Reagan started back in the 1980s. Cocaine became more plentiful and cheaper. Then we find out it was the CIA that was bringing most of it in the country. Now America has a big heroin problem after the US escaped in Afghanistan.

TolkoRaz
10-08-2015, 11:22
It's just like that "war on drugs" Reagan started back in the 1980s. Cocaine became more plentiful and cheaper. Then we find out it was the CIA that was bringing most of it in the country. Now America has a big heroin problem after the US escaped in Afghanistan.

CIA = Cocaine Importation Agency?

Uncle Wally
10-08-2015, 12:29
CIA = Cocaine Importation Agency?


Yeah that must be what it stands for. :cool: