Strik­ing Syria – the real rea­sons

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op­er­a­tions in­clud­ing the mon­strous lie about Sad­dam Hus­sein’s “Weapons of Mass De­struc­tion” in 2002-3.

What lends cre­dence to this view about fab­ri­cat­ing ev­i­dence and false flag op­er­a­tions is the sit­u­a­tion on the ground. Why should As­sad use chem­i­cal weapons when he is on the cusp of to­tal vic­tory? How does it ben­e­fit him? Why should he de­lib­er­ately elicit the wrath of peo­ple ev­ery­where when he is in a po­si­tion of strength? Be­sides, he had sur­ren­dered his arse­nal of chem­i­cal weapons to the UNaf­fil­i­ated Dutch-based Or­gan­i­sa­tion for the Pro­hi­bi­tion of Chem­i­cal Weapons (OPCW) in 2013. This was ver­i­fied by the OPCW. It was also the OPCW that es­tab­lished some time ago that one of the three fa­cil­i­ties de­stroyed on April 14 was a civil­ian phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal and chem­i­cal re­search cen­tre mak­ing among other things drugs for can­cer treat­ment ne­ces­si­tated by the em­bargo on Syria.

With all this as the back­drop, one is not sur­prised that the US and its al­lies chose to at­tack Syria on the eve of the OPCW’s visit to Douma to ver­ify whether chem­i­cal weapons were used on April 7. Were the ag­gres­sors afraid the truth would ex­pose them? Was the at­tack a move meant to ren­der the OPCW in­ves­ti­ga­tion aca­demic?

Given the ques­tions, why were the US and its al­lies in such a hurry to strike Syria? Be­fore we at­tempt to an­swer that ques­tion, we must un­der­stand that the US and Is­rael have for decades re­garded Syria, Iran and the Hezbol­lah, as the un­yield­ing ob­sta­cle to their per­sis­tent drive to dom­i­nate and con­trol the re­gion. Syria, Iran and Hezbol­lah con­sti­tute the tri­umvi­rate of re­sis­tance to the US-Is­rael Agenda of Hege­mony over West Asia and North Africa (WANA). Is­rael seeks to cur­tail and if pos­si­ble crush each of the three. Since our con­cern is with Syria we shall ex­am­ine why the lead­er­ship of that coun­try is in Is­rael’s radar.

For Is­rael, con­trol over Syria’s Golan Heights is vi­tal for its se­cu­rity. Is­rael’s no­tion of se­cu­rity is de­fined by its abil­ity to con­trol and dom­i­nate its neigh­bours. The Golan Heights, which Is­rael cap­tured in the 1967 War, was for­mally an­nexed on Dec 14, 1981. It sup­plies wa­ter to Is­rael and has oil, gas and min­er­als.

With an­nex­a­tion, Is­rael as­serted its sovereignty over Golan which in­ter­na­tional law recog­nises as part of Syria. To trans­late its il­le­gal an­nex­a­tion into po­lit­i­cal re­al­ity,

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