photo: Richard Harris
Has anyone noticed how the troubles in Syria, Venezuela and Ukraine all seem remarkably similar? Not surprising since they are all the result of US government secret destablization campaigns. And yet the US spokespeople have the incredible nerve of accusing the Russians of "meddling" in Ukraine. Pot calling etc. If the US can succeed in removing Russia's only two naval facilities (Sebastopol in Crimea and Tartus in Syria) that are neither in the far north nor the far east the containment of Russia will be well on its way. And Russia is never going to acccept that so this is a very dangerous game the US is playing.
First from Thierry Meyssan:
"The power of a state is measured by its ability to defend itself and to attack on one or more fronts. In this context, Washington is trying for the first time to show it can overthrow three governments simultaneously: Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela. If it succeeds, no government would be henceforth able to resist it.
Washington, which failed in 2011 to bomb Libya and Syria simultaneously, is now engaged in a new demonstration of its strength: organizing regime change in three states at the same time, in different regions of the world: Syria (CentCom), Ukraine (EuCom) and Venezuela (SouthCom).
To do this, President Obama has mobilized almost the entire National Security Council team.
First, Advisor Susan Rice and Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power. These two women are champions of "democratic" talk. They have for many years specialized in advocating interference in the internal affairs of other countries under the pretext of preventing genocide. But behind this generous rhetoric, they couldn’t care less about non-US lives as shown by Ms. Power during the chemical weapons crisis in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. The ambassador, who was aware of the innocence of the Syrian authorities, had gone to Europe with her husband to attend a film festival dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, while her government denounced a crime against humanity, the responsibility for which was placed upon President al Assad.
Then, the three regional co-ordinators: Philip Gordon ( Middle East and North Africa ), Karen Donfried (Europe and Eurasia ) and Ricardo Zuńiga ( Latin America).
• Phil Gordon (personal friend and translator of Nicolas Sarkozy) organized the sabotage of the Geneva 2 Peace Conference as long as the Palestinian issue is not settled to the U.S. liking. During the second session of the conference, while John Kerry spoke of peace, Gordon met with the heads of Jordanian, Qatari , Saudi and Turkish intelligence services in Washington to prepare for yet another attack. The plotters have gathered an army of 13,000 men, of whom only 1,000 were given brief military training, to drive tanks and take Damascus. The problem is that the column may be destroyed by the Syrian Army before arriving in the capital. But they fail to agree on how to defend it without distributing anti-aircraft weapons that could later be used against Israel..."
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And here's an article by William Boardman:
"The United States often and wrongly calls itself the "indispensable nation," as if just being a global empire meant the world couldn't possibly live without us. How about a universal plebiscite on that proposition? But there is one way in which the U.S. really and truly, honest-to-God, is undeniably the world's indispensable nation – that characterization is absolutely true when our drone strikes wipe out men, women, and children at weddings and funerals, or in their town meetings and gardens, or wherever sudden, painful death happens to catch them by surprise just because the president checked someone's name on a list.
You're not supposed to know the U.S. kills civilians. You're not supposed to think of your own country as a state sponsor of terrorism. Your government won't tell you about America's red, white, and out-of-the-blue murder policy. Accomplice governments won't talk about their unclean hands either. But word gets out. They can't persecute truth tellers fast enough. Not yet anyway.
On January 29, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London once again blew some the secrecy off American foreign homicidal policy..."
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