Thanks to Brandon Turbeville for connecting the dots on the US-Israel-Saudi plan to take down Bashar al-Assad and Syria. Turbeville reminds us of an article published by TIME in 2006.
TIME revealed a leaked two-page document circulating amongst key figures in the Bush administration that openly stated that the U.S. was “supporting regular meetings of internal and diaspora Syrian activists” in Europe. The document made no bones about expressing hope that “these meetings will facilitate a more coherent strategy and plan of actions for all anti-Assad activists.”
This “coherent strategy” included using Wahhabi serial killers to topple the al-Assad government. This strategy resulted in the murder of more than 500,000 people in Syria. This has been portrayed in the West as al-Assad killing his own people.
It’s never explained why al-Assad is killing his own people. It’s just something brutal dictators do. We’re told they also like to use chemical weapons.
The Muslim Brotherhood—long a US and British intelligence asset—was used in the effort to oust al-Assad, according to the documents. Before this happened, however, the Brotherhood needed a facelift.
The [National Salvation Front] includes the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist organization that for decades supported the violent overthrow of the Syrian government, but now says it seeks peaceful, democratic reform.
The TIME article adds further evidence the United States, Israel, and the Saudis have actively worked for years to take down Syria and turn it into a compliant puppet state—even a Wahhabi caliphate, if need be. This effort has failed.
But none of this really matters.
The American people are not on that wavelength.
Most are seriously deficient in history and politics. Those who have not tuned out completely are busy attacking their enemies on the other side of the great—and largely manufactured and excessively exploited—political divide.
Hysteria—most recently over separated children—is exacerbated by the propaganda media. It dominates the foreground as the murder of children by Trump’s drone and missile attacks remain out of focus and ignored in the background.
For the corporate media, the crimes of the United States—in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa—are far less important than to a thug stealing a MAGA baseball cap from a kid at a burger joint.