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Biden’s Inhumanity on Syria

Post by Sertorio » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:48 am

Biden’s Inhumanity on Syria
April 6, 2021
By Patrick Lawrence
https://consortiumnews.com/tag/patrick-lawrence/

For a time after Joe Biden took office not quite three months ago, among the questions raised was how the new administration would address the Syria question.

I do not think we will have to wonder about this much longer. It is early days yet, but one now detects the Biden’s administration’s Syria policy in faint outline. From what one can make out, it is bleak, it is vicious, it is unconscionably cruel to the Syrian people.

And it may prove yet worse than anything the Trump administration came up with, the Bible-banging Mike Pompeo in the lead as secretary of state.

Will Biden’s national security people drop the covert coup operation Barack Obama set it in motion nine years ago, its failure long evident? Or will they reinvigorate American support for savage jihadists in the name of “regime changing” the secular government in Damascus? What about the American troops still operating illegally on Syrian soil? What about the oilfields the Trump administration took to “protecting” from the nation that owns them? What about the brazen theft of crude from those fields?

And what, of course, about the murderous sanctions that various executive orders have escalated on numerous occasions since the Bush II administration imposed the first of them 17 long years ago?

What will Biden and his people do, in short, about the godawful mess the U.S. has made of the Syrian Arab Republic since it bastardized legitimate demonstrations against the Assad government in early 2012 (at the latest) by perverting them with Sunni extremists and hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of weapons?

These were the questions. Answers now begin to arrive.

February Bombing

The first suggestion of things to come came in late February, when U.S. warplanes bombed sites inside Syria’s border with Iraq said to have been used by militias backed by Iran. This action coincided roughly with talks in Washington with senior Israeli intelligence and military officials, convened to determine whether and how the administration would re-enter the accord governing Iran’s nuclear programs. Those talks merely confirmed what was already evident: The Biden administration will make no move in Iran’s direction without Israel’s approval. Ditto in the Syrian case.

As a long record shows, Israel wants to destabilize Syria as long as it is not governed by a pliant Western client; it continues to bomb Syrian targets, including Damascus, on a regular basis. With these realities in view, we can confidently surmise that the Biden administration does not actually have a Syria policy, just as it does not actually have an Iran policy. Apartheid Israel has a Syria policy it dictates to the professedly Zionist Biden administration.

“When I think of the suffering of the Syrian people, including Syrian children, I think of my own two children,” Antony Blinken tweeted last week. “How could we not take action to help them? Our common humanity demands it. Shame on us if we don’t.”

One already grows accustomed to our new secretary of state’s wildly disconnected remarks on social media and elsewhere. This guy has a troubled relationship with reality, we must begin to conclude. As The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal replied to this morbid hypocrisy, “If you treated your children like you treat the Syrian people you would be jailed for child abuse.”
The most upsetting thing about the US is that there are many Americans who realize what is going on, but they are powerless to change US policies. Either they are too few or democracy stopped working in the US. Will the American people ever be able to replace their vicious leaders with decent people capable of carrying out decent policies? Unfortunately one must realize they will not...

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Re: Biden’s Inhumanity on Syria

Post by Jim the Moron » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:10 am

Sertorio wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:48 am
Biden’s Inhumanity on Syria
April 6, 2021
By Patrick Lawrence
https://consortiumnews.com/tag/patrick-lawrence/

For a time after Joe Biden took office not quite three months ago, among the questions raised was how the new administration would address the Syria question.

I do not think we will have to wonder about this much longer. It is early days yet, but one now detects the Biden’s administration’s Syria policy in faint outline. From what one can make out, it is bleak, it is vicious, it is unconscionably cruel to the Syrian people.

And it may prove yet worse than anything the Trump administration came up with, the Bible-banging Mike Pompeo in the lead as secretary of state.

Will Biden’s national security people drop the covert coup operation Barack Obama set it in motion nine years ago, its failure long evident? Or will they reinvigorate American support for savage jihadists in the name of “regime changing” the secular government in Damascus? What about the American troops still operating illegally on Syrian soil? What about the oilfields the Trump administration took to “protecting” from the nation that owns them? What about the brazen theft of crude from those fields?

And what, of course, about the murderous sanctions that various executive orders have escalated on numerous occasions since the Bush II administration imposed the first of them 17 long years ago?

What will Biden and his people do, in short, about the godawful mess the U.S. has made of the Syrian Arab Republic since it bastardized legitimate demonstrations against the Assad government in early 2012 (at the latest) by perverting them with Sunni extremists and hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of weapons?

These were the questions. Answers now begin to arrive.

February Bombing

The first suggestion of things to come came in late February, when U.S. warplanes bombed sites inside Syria’s border with Iraq said to have been used by militias backed by Iran. This action coincided roughly with talks in Washington with senior Israeli intelligence and military officials, convened to determine whether and how the administration would re-enter the accord governing Iran’s nuclear programs. Those talks merely confirmed what was already evident: The Biden administration will make no move in Iran’s direction without Israel’s approval. Ditto in the Syrian case.

As a long record shows, Israel wants to destabilize Syria as long as it is not governed by a pliant Western client; it continues to bomb Syrian targets, including Damascus, on a regular basis. With these realities in view, we can confidently surmise that the Biden administration does not actually have a Syria policy, just as it does not actually have an Iran policy. Apartheid Israel has a Syria policy it dictates to the professedly Zionist Biden administration.

“When I think of the suffering of the Syrian people, including Syrian children, I think of my own two children,” Antony Blinken tweeted last week. “How could we not take action to help them? Our common humanity demands it. Shame on us if we don’t.”

One already grows accustomed to our new secretary of state’s wildly disconnected remarks on social media and elsewhere. This guy has a troubled relationship with reality, we must begin to conclude. As The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal replied to this morbid hypocrisy, “If you treated your children like you treat the Syrian people you would be jailed for child abuse.”
The most upsetting thing about the US is that there are many Americans who realize what is going on, but they are powerless to change US policies. Either they are too few or democracy stopped working in the US. Will the American people ever be able to replace their vicious leaders with decent people capable of carrying out decent policies? Unfortunately one must realize they will not...

Yes, some Americans saw this coming; those that opposed military adventurism. But they lost out to lying lefty warmongers last November. Will it come down to war on Syrian soil between Iran and Israel? Who else would be sucked into it? The US must get all ground forces the hell out of West Asia/North Africa.

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Re: Biden’s Inhumanity on Syria

Post by Sertorio » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:26 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:10 am
Sertorio wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:48 am

The most upsetting thing about the US is that there are many Americans who realize what is going on, but they are powerless to change US policies. Either they are too few or democracy stopped working in the US. Will the American people ever be able to replace their vicious leaders with decent people capable of carrying out decent policies? Unfortunately one must realize they will not...
Yes, some Americans saw this coming; those that opposed military adventurism. But they lost out to lying lefty warmongers last November. Will it come down to war on Syrian soil between Iran and Israel? Who else would be sucked into it? The US must get all ground forces the hell out of West Asia/North Africa.
Are you sure things would be different if Trump had been reelected? I am not so sure. Maybe he wanted to end the military adventurism you talk about, but did the people around him feel the same? Did Pompeo?...Chances are that the US would continue its aggressive posture in respect of the rest of the world.

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Re: Biden’s Inhumanity on Syria

Post by neverfail » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:07 pm

Biden’s Inhumanity on Syria? :?: :?: :?:

My bum!

I hope you realise that the USA is not the prime mover in this civil war and as such US policy has little relevance to the conduct and outcome of the fighting?

On the anti-Assad side Turkey and Saudi Arabia are much bigger stakeholders in the outcome. Kurdish forces likewise have more at stake than does the US.

On the pro government side Russia and Hezbollah (local proxy for Iran?) would be likewise more important.

For a period of 5 years Islamic State (IS) moved into the turmoil from neighbouring Iraq and conquered a considerable stretch of territory. This terror group has fortunately been vanquished but I believe that several years ago at the height of their incursion it was IS successes that first drew the US into the conflict.

Then sitting on the sidelines but with an interest in the outcome is the State of Israel. Occasionally planes of the Israeli Air Force will nount bombing raids on Hezbollah positions - which means that Israel is on the anti-Assad side of the fighting.

Whereas US forces can always pack up and go home neither the Israelis, the Kurds, the Turks nor any of the others have that luxary.

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