Washington and its British and French puppet governments are poised to yet again reveal
their criminality. The image of the West as War Criminal is not a propaganda image
created by the West's enemies, but the portrait that the West has painted of itself.
The UK Independent reports that over this past week-end Obama, Cameron, and Hollande
agreed to launch cruise missile attacks against the Syrian government within two weeks
despite the lack of any authorization from the UN and despite the absence of any
evidence in behalf of Washington's claim that the Syrian government has used chemical
weapons against the Washington-backed "rebels", largely US supported external forces,
seeking to overthrow the Syrian government.
Indeed, one reason for the rush to war is to prevent the UN inspection that Washington
knows would disprove its claim and possibly implicate Washington in the false flag
attack by the "rebels," . . .
The UN High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change defined
terrorism as any action intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians
or non-combatants with the purpose of intimidating a population or compelling a
government or an international organisation to do, or abstain from, any act.
["This is a memo that describes how we're going to take out seven countries in five
years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing
off, Iran."--Wesley Clark, "Seven
Countries in Five Years," Democracy Now, March 2, 2007]
[According to John Mueller at Foreign Affairs, "The notion that killing with
gas is more reprehensible than killing with bullets or shrapnel came out of World War
I," mostly as a result of British propaganda against the Germans.--John Glaser, "Chemical
weapons use in Syria is irrelevant," washingtontimes.com, August 22, 2013]
[From cluster bombs to depleted
uranium to napalm, recent history of U.S. warfare shows a trail of weapons leaving
long-lasting civilian harm.
. . . U.S. dropped cluster bombs on Laos,
Vietnam, Cambodia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania, Yugoslavia,
Afghanistan and Iraq.
Napalm was not only widely used by the U.S. during the years of the Vietnam War but also
in 2003 during the invasion of Iraq, though it only admitted to having used it in Iraq
after irrefutable evidence was out.
[Assad refused to sign a proposed agreement with Qatar that would run a pipeline from
the latter's North field, contiguous with Iran's South Pars field, through Saudi Arabia,
Jordan, Syria and on to Turkey, with a view to supply European markets - albeit
crucially bypassing Russia. Assad's rationale was "to protect the interests of [his]
Russian ally, which is Europe's top supplier of natural gas."--Nafeez Ahmed, "Why Syria Intervention Plan Is Being Pushed by Oil
Interests, Not Concern About Chemical Weapons," alternet.org, August 30, 2013]
[Iran is Israel's enemy. Iran is therefore, naturally, America's enemy. So fire the
missiles at Iran's only Arab ally.--Robert Fisk, "Iran, Not Syria, Is the West's Real Target,"
independent.co.uk, August 30, 2013]
[The United States . . . has deployed its CBW arsenal against the Philippines, Puerto
Rico, Vietnam, China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Cuba, Haitian boat people
and Canada--Jeffrey St. Clair, "Germ War: the
US Record," counterpunch.org, September 3, 2013]
[The American people do not want US armed forces to get involved in the civil war in
Syria. The United Nations will not back US bombing of Syria. The British Parliament does
not want to get involved in bombing Syria. World public opinion is opposed to US bombing
Syria. Not even NATO wants to take part in bombing Syria. So who wants the United
States to bomb Syria?
[Notoriously, the House of Saud's "policy" on Syria is regime change, period. This is
non-negotiable in terms of dealing a blow to those "apostates" in Tehran and imprinting
Saudi will on Syria, Iraq, in fact the whole, mostly Sunni Levant.--Pepe Escobar, "Fear and loathing in
House of Saud," atimes.com, October 11, 2013]
[This attack on Syria, under the guise of striking ISIS, is by definition, a war of aggression. It is a violation
of international law.--Dennis J. Kucinich, "The
Real Reason We Are Bombing Syria," huffingtonpost.com, September 23, 2014]
[7,000, is the estimated death count for the Syrian unrest after the Syrian government
had crushed the rebel enclave in Homs in February 2012 . . .
193,000 is the death toll since then . . . since the United States, the GCC, Turkey,
and their enablers began pumping money, arms, and diplomatic support into the various
Syria-based paramilitaries--Peter Lee, "The West's
criminal culpability in Syria,"atimes.com, March 13, 2015]
[ . . . a new phase of the Syrian war is commencing, riveted on boosting the
capabilities of the extremist groups to violently overthrow the regime of Bashar
al-Assad.--M K Bhadrakumar, "The 'Salman doctrine' will haunt India," rediff.com, April 2, 2015]
[Washington Post columnist David Ignatius has detailed the process by which Turkey,
Saudi Arabia and Qatar competed with one another to create proxy forces with which to
overthrow the Assad regime.--Gareth Porter, "The Media Misses the Point on Proxy War',"
antiwar.com, May 6, 2015]
[The US is fully backing the region's extremists against one of its oldest secular
regimes. . . . The plight of some 11 million Syrian refugees huddled in tents, drowning
in the Mediterranean, or fleeing for their lives must be laid directly on Washington's
doorstep.--Eric Margolis, "Destroying Syria to Make It Safe for American Values," unz.com, July 12, 2015]
[Deploy US-backed "jihadi" proxies to capture-and-hold vast sections of the country thereby
making it impossible for the central government to control the state.--Mike Whitney, "The Brookings Institute Plan to Liquidate Syria," counterpunch.org,
August 5, 2015]
[Russia proposed more than three years ago that Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad,
could step down as part of a peace deal, according to a senior negotiator involved in
back-channel discussions at the time.--Peter Lee, "Hidden
History of Syria Regime Collapse Strategy Begins to Emerge," counterpunch.org, September 17, 2015]
[But all that complexity is neatly boiled down by American neocons and the mainstream
U.S. media as "Russian aggression." Regarding the Syrian civil war, some neocons have
even joined with senior Israeli officials in claiming that a victory by Al Qaeda is
preferable to the continuation of Assad's secular regime.--Robert Parry, "Are
Neocons an Existential Threat?," consortiumnews.com, September 15, 2015]