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Syrian Conflict: The Price of Defying the West

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d5333_Syria0325-nw-Syria-israelHaaretz has recently published an exceptionally revealing article, confirming that the Brooking Institution’s “Which Path to Persia?” report – a plan for the undermining and destruction of Iran – had indeed been set in motion, and that the current Syrian conflict is a direct result of Syria and Iran defying the West and disrupting what was to be a coup de grâce delivered to Tehran.

The article is titled, “Assad’s Israeli friend,” appears at first to be a ham-handed attempt to portray Syrian President Bashar Al Assad as somehow allied with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Instead, it actually reveals that Israel had attempted to execute verbatim, the strategies prescribed in the Brookings Institution’s “Which Path to Persia?” report, where Israel was to lure Syria away from Iran ahead of a US-Israeli strike and subsequent war with Tehran.

Syria obviously did not fall into the trap, and as a result, has been plunged into a destructive, spiteful war of proxy aggression by the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and their regional allies.

The Haaretz piece states specifically:

In moving closer to Assad, Netanyahu had a number of motives. First, he wanted to put some space between Syria and Iran,
in the hope that Damascus would stand aside in the event of an Israeli
strike against Iranian nuclear facilities in Natanz and Fordow.

Israel’s loss of its alliances with Turkey and later with Egypt,
compounded by apprehension about a deteriorating security situation in
the south, pushed Jerusalem into buying quiet on its northern borders.

third motive was to weaken Hezbollah, while the fourth was to address
concerns that the Syrian rebels were in fact Al-Qaida operatives and
that the fall of Assad’s regime would turn Syria into a hostile Islamic

Of course, while Haaretz admits that the so-called “Syrian rebels” are in fact vicious Al Qaeda terrorists with no intention of instituting anything resembling “freedom” or “democracy” in Syria, contrary to the West’s own long-peddled narrative, Israel is in fact one of three primary co-conspirators in raising the terrorist army in the first place.

In Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s 2007 New Yorker article,  “The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?” Israel was implicated directly in an insidious conspiracy to funnel aid and arms to sectarian extremists in a bid to topple Iran and its regional allies:

Second, the Saudis would urge Hamas, the Islamist Palestinian party
that has received support from Iran, to curtail its anti-Israeli
aggression and to begin serious talks about sharing leadership with
Fatah, the more secular Palestinian group. (In February, the Saudis
brokered a deal at Mecca between the two factions. However, Israel and
the U.S. have expressed dissatisfaction with the terms.)

The third component was that the Bush Administration would work
directly with Sunni nations to counteract Shiite ascendance in the

Fourth, the Saudi government, with Washington’s approval, would
provide funds and logistical aid to weaken the government of President
Bashir Assad, of Syria. The Israelis believe that putting such pressure
on the Assad government will make it more conciliatory and open to
negotiations. Syria is a major conduit of arms to Hezbollah. The Saudi
government is also at odds with the Syrians over the assassination of
Rafik Hariri, the former Lebanese Prime Minister, in Beirut in 2005, for
which it believes the Assad government was responsible. Hariri, a
billionaire Sunni, was closely associated with the Saudi regime and with
Prince Bandar. (A U.N. inquiry strongly suggested that the Syrians were
involved, but offered no direct evidence; there are plans for another
investigation, by an international tribunal.)

The New Yorker and the Uk’s Daily Mail would each in turn report that MEK was being armed, trained, and directed by the West in terrorist activities against Iran, including the assassination of Iranian scientists.

Image: MEK is just one of many terrorist organizations, that despite being listed by the US State Department
as such, still receives weapons, training, cash, and political support
from the US government. This is a pattern seen repeated in Libya and
most recently in Syria – each case spun and excused with a myriad of
lies wrapped in false, constantly shifting narratives. 

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