by Tony Cartalucci
July 24, 2012 – Neo-Conservatives have “called on” US President Barack Obama to assist in the establishment of “safe zones” inside of Syria in a recent letter published by the “Foreign Policy Initiative” (FPI) and the “Foundation for the Defense of Democracies” (FDD). Both faux-institutions are corporate, foundation, and government funded clearinghouses, extensions of larger think-tanks like the American Enterprise Institute, for corporate-financier driven agendas, more specifically, wars. They serve the sole purpose of manufacturing consensus behind an agenda that has little or no support within the general public.
The letter covered by Foreign Policy’s article, “Conservatives call on Obama to establish ‘safe zones’ in Syria,” not only parrots Fortune 500-funded Brookings Institution’s report, “Assessing Options for Regime Change,” recently repeated almost verbatim by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but was signed by co-conspirators in the invasion of Iraq including Elliott Abrams, Karl Rove, Paul Bremer, Robert Joseph, and Douglas Feith, along with advisors to the Mitt Romney, including Eric Edelman, Jamie Fly, Robert Kagan, and Stephen Rademaker, as well as Syrian National Council member, Radwah Ziadeh.
Radwah Ziadeh, it should be remembered, is also a “senior fellow” of the US State Department’s US Institute for Peace (USIP) which has just revealed it is behind training, coaching, and tutoring Syria’s opposition leaders as well as preparing Syria’s new constitution, currently being called a, “transition strategy document.”
Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the Neo-Cons’ letter is that it essentially calls for a no-fly zone:
We urge you to take immediate steps, in close and continuing consultation with the Congress, to work with regional partners to establish air-patrolled “safe zones” covering already liberated areas within Syria, using military power not only to protect these zones from further aggression by the Assad regime’s military and irregular forces, but also to neutralize the threat posed by the Syrian dictatorship’s chemical and biological weapons.
Basically an amalgamation of every false pretext the United States has used to wage war upon its enemies in the last 20 years, and the dirty tricks used to inch Americans into another war, the letter reveals who is once again behind US foreign policy, and that warmongering, corporate-financier interests, not humanitarian concerns, seek to spend American blood and treasure in their pursuit of global hegemony.
It has been covered extensively that the campaign against Syria began as early as 2007, during the Bush administration. With this list of signatories (at bottom), which also includes Paula Dobriansky, Max Boot,
Eric Edelman, William Kristol, and Danielle Pletka, we literally have 2007’s agenda coming full circle, and leaving us at the doorstep of war with Iran. In essence, our so-called Democratic, progressive-liberal President Obama, is fighting our so-called Republican Neo-Conservative former-President Bush’s wars. Wars plural, because Libya was also on the long list of nations targeted by the Neo-Conservatives – and was also the subject of a letter to President Obama (and one to House Republicans) urging him to intervene militarily – which the US did.
Video: Seven nations, five years – US Army General Wesley Clark exposes in 2007 Neo-Conservative ambitions dating back to 2001, that involved the destruction of seven nations: Iraq, Syria Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran. That Iraq, Libya, and Somalia have suffered direct military intervention by the United States, with Lebanon and Sudan having suffered and Syria now suffering covert destabilization, and open threats of war being made against Iran, there is no doubt that this plan is underway.That the Neo-Cons are literally articulating the next leg, in letters to the US president, indicates that they and the interests they represent, never left the driver’s seat in 2008.
Syria is not about its people rising up against a dictator. It is about neo-imperialists couching their long-harbored dreams of global hegemony within the ideals of humanitarianism, democracy promotion, freedom – and if that fails, fearmongering over terrorism and violence of their own design. They, the Neo-Cons and the corporate-financier interests they present, along with their willing helpers on both sides of the aisle, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, constitute the greatest threat to world peace – not the government and people of Syria who have not once threatened the US and its people in any conceivable way, nor possesses the capacity to do so if they desired.
And while the West’s megalomania may only be sated by defeat at the hands of their enemies abroad, we may yet reclaim our destiny at home by identifying, boycotting, and replacing the monolithic corporations and financial institutions that have so lent them the unwarranted influence with which they plague the world.