Striking Syria – the real reasons
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,