Friday, December 30, 2016

Criminal enterprise.

The plain truth is that Syria is the victim of a long-planned Joint Criminal Enterprise to destroy the last independent secular Arab nationalist state in the Middle East, following the destruction of Iraq in 2003. While attributed to government repression of “peaceful protests” in 2011, the armed uprising had been planned for years and was supported by outside powers: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United States and France, among others. The French motives remain mysterious, unless linked to those of Israel, which sees the destruction of Syria as a means to weaken its archrival in the region, Iran. Saudi Arabia has similar intentions to weaken Iran, but with religious motives. Turkey, the former imperial power in the region, has territorial and political ambitions of its own. Carving up Syria can satisfy all of them.

This blatant and perfectly open conspiracy to destroy Syria is a major international crime, and the above-mentioned States are co-conspirators.

"Destroying Syria: a Joint Criminal Enterprise." By Diana Johnstone, CounterPunch, 10/4/16.

2 comments:

Jack Imel said...

Hey, Col B... thanks for pointing me to Counter Punch and Johnstone...
it's amazing the stuff I've been missing...

Col. B. Bunny said...

My pleasure, Mr. Imel. Ms. Johnstone seems to know what she's talking about. I have not been one to read CounterPunch on a regular basis but good sense and intellectual integrity are where you find it.

I mistakenly gave Bush '43 the benefit of the doubt on Iraq on the assumption that some kind of response was better than no response. Redolent of the Army maxim, "When the fur starts to fly, do something, even if it's the wrong thing."

Still, the "Axis of Evil" deal was a head scratcher and the change of mission to nation building there and in Afghanistan was a gigantic mistake. More and more, since 1991, it's clear that the Treason Class, or the Moron Class, has not been a good or faithful steward of our national fortunes. (Same in Europe, to say the least.)

Given the truth of that, inquiring minds should be willing to listen to people they might not otherwise have listened to. I suppose one ought to do that as a matter of course. Nowadays, I for one have little patience with some of the hitherto iconic publications. Witness what a train wreck National Review engineered for itself. Who the heck was Buckley to bless or excommunicate particular voices? And these days I wouldn't use the WSJ to crate train my dog. Out of respect for my dog.