August 27, 2014

Washington Has Gone Stark Raving Mad

by David Stockman

Exactly one year ago Obama proposed to take Bashar Al Assad to the woodshed because he had allegedly unleashed a vicious chemical attack on his own citizens. That was all pretext, of course, because even the CIA refused to sign-off on the flimsy case for Assad's culpability at the time -- a reluctance corroborated since then by the considerable evidence that hundreds of Syrian civilians were murdered during a false flag operation staged by the rebels with help from Turkey. The aim of the rebels, of course, was to activate American tomahawk missiles and bombers in behalf of "regime change", which was also the stated goal of the Obama Administration.

Now the White House is threatening to bomb Syria again, but this time its "regime change" objective has been expanded to include both sides! In 12 short months what had been the allegedly heroic Sunni opposition to the "brutal rule" of the Assad/Alawite minority has transmuted into the "greatest terrorist threat ever", according to the Secretary of Defense.

So Obama has already unleashed the drones and surveillance apparatus to identify targets of attack that will help bring down a regime in northern and eastern Syria -- the so-called Islamic State -- which did not even exist a year ago. And a regime that is now armed to the teeth with America's own latest and greatest weaponry as previously supplied to the disintegrated Iraqi army and the Syrian rebels trained by the CIA in Jordan. . . .


David A. Stockman is former Michigan Congressman and Director of the US Office of Management and Budget under President Reagan.

["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]

"Another Western War Crime In The Making," The Wisdom Fund, August 27, 2013

"An Attack on Syria Neither Lawful Nor Just," The Wisdom Fund, September 7, 2013

"ISIS a CIA/NATO 'Dirty War' Op?," The Wisdom Fund, June 24, 2014

[Again, we're always coming to save someone - and we always leave them worse off after we're done.--Jeff Sparrow, "Another war in the name of humanitarianism,", September 2, 2014]

Peter Baker, "New Military Campaign Extends a Legacy of War,", September 10, 2014

VIDEO: "Rouhani: Iran is 'against terrorism',", September, 2014

Robert Fisk, "Why is there such an explosion of violence across the Middle East?,", October 31, 2014

"World War III for Dummies,", 2014

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