by Tony Cartalucci
July 24, 2012
- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today regarding the ongoing violence in Syria:
"We have to work closely with the opposition, because more and more
territory is being taken and it will eventually result in a safe haven
inside Syria that will then provide a base for further actions by the
-Reuters, July 24, 2012
Fortune 500-funded Brookings Institution's Assessing Options for Regime Change
" (.pdf) report (emphasis added):
"An alternative is for diplomatic efforts to focus first on how to end
the violence and how to gain humanitarian access, as is being done
under Annanís leadership. This may lead to the creation of safe-havens and humanitarian corridors,
which would have to be backed by limited military power. This would,
of course, fall short of U.S. goals for Syria and could preserve Asad
in power. From that starting point, however, it is possible that a
broad coalition with the appropriate international mandate could add
further coercive action to its efforts."
-page 4, Assessing Options for Regime Change (.pdf), Brookings Institution, March 2012.
Image: Brookings Institution's, Middle East Memo #21 "Assessing Options for Regime Change (.pdf)," makes no secret that the humanitarian "responsibility to protect" is but a pretext for long-planned regime change.
Quite clearly the Syrian government is not teetering as the West has
claimed. What's also clear is, US foreign policy is not created or
shaped by the American people, nor their elected representatives. But
aside from the United States' belligerent and floundering foreign policy
being dictated by unelected policy wonks, funded by the
corporate-financier interests of Wall Street and London, Clinton's
parroting of Brookings' report indicates that Syria's current crisis is
about to be compounded, not resolved, and as a direct result of further
Image: Some of the corporate sponsors behind the Brookings Institution, from whose playbook US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reading. (click image to enlarge)
The script Secretary Clinton is reading from, "Assessing Options for Regime Change
published in March 2012, also made mention of supplying weapons to
militants fighting the Syrian government to "bleed" the nation,
perpetually keeping a "regional adversary" weak:
"The United States might still arm the opposition even knowing they will
probably never have sufficient power, on their own, to dislodge the
Asad network. Washington might choose to do so simply in the belief that
at least providing an oppressed people with some ability to resist
their oppressors is better than doing nothing at all, even if the
support provided has little chance of turning defeat into victory.
Alternatively, the United States might calculate that it is still
worthwhile to pin down the Asad regime and bleed it, keeping a regional
adversary weak, while avoiding the costs of direct intervention."
-pages 8-9, Assessing Options for Regime Change, Brookings Institution.
This callous malevolent conspiracy, runs contra to all the rhetoric the
United States has thus far used to justify its involvement in Syria,
which in reality stretches back at least as early as 2007
, and indicates what will happen in case Madam Secretary is unable to carve out, and dust off a seat for her US State Department-run "Syrian National Council
" to rule from atop.
Readers are encouraged to read the entire Brookings report (.pdf)
so as to better understand events unfolding in Syria and how they are
driven not by "democracy promotion," but by long-planned regime-change
being executed by and for the corporate-financier interests of the
Fortune 500. Readers are also encouraged to identify, expose, boycott,
and replace the corporate-financier interests
using the people of the West to subjugate the people of the East, for
their own interests and aspirations toward global hegemony.
Other reports covering Brookings "Middle East Memo #21:"
Brookings Announces Next Move in Syria: War
US Brookings Wants to "Bleed" Syria to Death
US to Russia: Give Up or Swim in Our Sea of Syrian Blood
Syrian Peace Deal: UN's Cloak to NATO's Dagger