Saturday, December 24, 2016

U.S. policy in Syria.

You see, the US strategic goal in Syria is not as your faithful mainstream media servants (led by that redoubtable channeler of Neo-Con smokescreens at the NYT Michael Gordon) might have you believe to save the Syrian people from the ravages of the long-standing Assad dictatorship, but rather to heighten the level of internecine conflict in that country to the point where it will not be able to serve as a bulwark against Israeli regional hegemony for at least another generation.

How do we know? Because important protagonists in the Israelo-American policy planning elite have advertised the fact with a surprising degree of clarity in documents and public statements issued over the last several decades.

"US Caught Faking It in Syria." By Thomas S. Harrington, CounterPunch, 10/12/15.

1 comment:

Tim Turner said...

I have no problem with internal studies and viewpoints of Israeli and American "strategic thinkers" laying out policy ideas for Israel's strategic defense. (Sneer quotes in the original article.)

If it can be proven that Obama or anyone acting officially in his administration gave material aid to ISIS in the form of materiel or action, then bring 'em up on charges. No, don't ask me, "what charges?" I'm not in the mood to look that up.

I'm willing to believe (and do) that the Obama administration screwed things up in handling Syria. But given Obama's apparent attitude toward Israel, I find it hard to believe it was done as part of some "Israelo-American" policy.