September 14, 2014

Regime Change In Syria Has Been A Bust So Far, But Suicidal U.S. Empire Will Risk Destruction of Entire Region To Achieve Its Criminal Aims

President Obama is planning to invade Syria, a country that has never attacked America, under the pretext of fighting the CIA-sponsored terrorist group ISIS.
"President Barack Obama would seek to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad if American planes were attacked upon entering Syrian air space, Peter Baker of The New York Times reports.

If Assad's troops fired at American planes entering Syrian airspace, "Obama said he would order American forces to wipe out Syria’s air defense system," Baker reports. "He went on to say that such an action by Mr. Assad would lead to his overthrow, according to one account."" - Michael B. Kelley, "Obama: Assad Shooting At American Planes Would Lead To His Overthrow" Business Insider, September 14, 2014.
"The missing element in the Obama plan is the creation of the framework for new peace negotiations between Mr Assad’s government and the moderate opposition such as it is. The Geneva 11 talks got nowhere because Washington insisted that the only topic of negotiations should be the departure of Mr Assad. Since he controlled most of Syria this was not going to happen, so in practice US and British policy was a recipe for an endless war." - Patrick Cockburn, "The Impossible War" The Unz Review, September 11, 2014.
One of the most disturbing talking points coming out of Washington since President Obama made his speech on Wednesday about ISIS is that the defeat of the transnational terrorist group will not be possible without first removing Assad from power and destroying the popular government in Damascus. This type of thinking is delusional.

The anti-Assad fetish has clouded the minds of otherwise rational people, who have lost the ability to analyze the war in Syria soberly and honestly. They don't have an answer to this question: how does destroying the army that is battling ISIS most successfully in Syria contribute to the defeat of ISIS?

ISIS will only grow more powerful if Washington attacks Syria's air defense system and moves forward with its delusional and criminal regime change policy. And, at the end of the day, that is exactly what the evil snakes in Washington want to happen.