Here it is, short and sweet — the Arab League told Joe Biden and his foreign policy clown show to “go pound sand” as they reversed course and ended Syria’s suspension from the Arab League.
Let’s go back to the future. Here was the news from almost 12 years ago:
Syria has been suspended from the Arab League over its failure to end the bloodshed caused by brutal government crackdowns on pro-democracy protests in a move that will increase the international pressure on President Bashar al-Assad.
At an emergency session of its 22 member states in Cairo to discuss the crisis, the league decided to exclude Syria until it implements the terms of an earlier agreed peace deal to stop the violence.
The league also agreed to impose economic and political sanctions on Syria over its failure to stop the violence and appealed to its member states to withdraw their ambassadors from Damascus, the Qatari prime minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabr bin Muhammad Al Thani, said.
Twelve years ago the Western narrative, which was embraced by the other members of the Arab League, portrayed Bashir Assad as a brutal dictator keen on crushing people eager to embrace democracy and human rights. It was pure bullshit. A total lie on the part of the west. The s-called “peaceful” protestors who were being attacked by the Syrian Government were funded by the CIA and the British intelligence. For the United States and the U.K. this attempt to oust Assad was a rehearsal of sorts for what transpired at the Maidan in Ukraine three years later. Attack Assad with radical Islamists, some funded by Gulf Arabs, was a clumsy attempt at a color revolution and Syria, serendipitously, had enough military force to stave off defeat until the Russians came to the rescue in September 2015.
Why did Russia intervene to save Syria? It appears that Putin and his team finally realized, in the wake of the Western backed coup in Ukraine in February 2014 and the subsequent Ukrainian attack on the Russian speaking population in the Donbass , that the imperial ambitions of the United States and its European allies were unquenchable and had to be defeated. Coming to the aid of the Syrian Government in its battles against Western backed Islamic extremists marked a critical counterattack on Western ambitions.
Today the Arab League reversed Syria’s suspension and effectively told Joe Biden and the United States to sod off (a polite substitute for the F-bomb).
The Arab League has re-admitted Syria after an 11-year absence, the organization said Sunday, following an extraordinary meeting at the Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. . . .
The Arab League also stressed the need to take “practical and effective steps” to resolve the Syrian crisis, the statement added.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could participate in the upcoming Arab League summit in Saudi Arabia if he is invited and if he wants to attend, Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit told journalists Sunday.
“Syria, from tonight, is a full member of the Arab league, and starting tomorrow they have the right to participate in any meeting. When the host nation, in this case Saudi Arabia, sends the invitation, (Assad) can attend if he wishes to,” Gheit said.
Officials and analysts have said that Syria’s re-admission into the Arab League, while symbolic, comes with the possibility it could enable Assad’s rehabilitation internationally, and potentially allow the removal of crippling sanctions against his regime.
U.S. officials are not happy. They are whining like a transgender school girl:
US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel made it clear that that Washington is not on board with such plans. The US “will not normalize relations with the Assad regime and we do not support others normalizing with Damascus either,” he said at a State Department briefing in Washington, DC.
“We’ve made this abundantly clear to our partners,” Patel said. “The US believes that a political solution that is outlined in UN Security Council Resolution 2254 is the only viable solution to this conflict in Syria.”
Resolution 2254 endorses a roadmap for a peace process in Syria through UN-facilitated talks between the Syrian government and opposition members.
Chalk this up as one more substantive and symbolic victory for Russia and China. In the wake of the historic summit in March, former Middle East allies, Saudi Arabia in particular, have been emboldened to break with Washington on a host of economic and foreign policy issues and chart their own course. Ending Syria’s suspension without any quid pro quo is the equivalent of kicking the United States in the crotch. Uncle Sam is doubled over and grimacing in great pain.
It is now clear that a key element of U.S. foreign policy during the past 13 years was to foment civil war in countries where U.S. leaders wanted a leadership change. It is a murderous, blood drenched record and now, thanks to Russia and China and Saudi Arabia, it is coming to a crashing end. The Arab League delivered a metaphorically punishing kick to the groin of Uncle Sam today. Ouch!!
The Arab League action derails the U.S. effort to isolate and punish Iran because Syria was a proxy for that foreign policy objective. This decision leaves the CIA and MI-6 covert action campaign in Syria is complete shambles. Good riddance.
Joe Dollin says
Good, it is long overdue. This doesn’t register with Biden, nothing does. He is senile, does not know where he is, what is going on, and is incapable of any kind of coherency of the presidency…..and most of all, he is ILLEGITIMATE. He never won any election. Do not hold your breath if we get a GOP president. They will continue to carry the water of the deep state just as Donald Trump did…..and will do again.
bob sykes says
But, he is pretty much the ideal President, if you are a Deep State denizen.
Yes, Biden isn’t in charge, he’s just a sock puppet. It’s unclear who’s actually in charge of policy, though we can make educated guesses. Obviously Raytheon and other defense contractors have a great deal of say over foreign policy, while Pfizer and rest of Big Pharma seem to be in charge of public health regulatory policy.
alex stan says
Killary and Obummer
William Quick says
“he’s just a sock puppet.”
Actually, he’s more like a condom.
Michael McCarthy says
In less than a month, we see what Xi meant by “changing the geopolitical landscape more significantly than anything else in the past 100 years” post Russia-China Summit. The PrC-Russia alliance is proving itself to be the end of Pax Americana and US hegemony. I agree with Larry. The war in Ukraine was the catalyst behind China’s new diplomacy strategy to supplant The United States. All of the sudden, most of the non-aligned countries around the world discovered the true extent of Washington’s use of proxy wars and color revolutions to implement regime change with the goal of pilfering the targets economic and physical resources along with making sure Blackrock, Goldman, and the financial institutions colonize these countries. Washington shifted from direct military action, like Iraq to coordinating civil war. The 127 bloc of non-aligned countries are pushing China to replace America as the hegemon and view America as The British empire coordinating and controlling Europe in a new era of neo-colonialism. They have opted for OBOR or Belt and Road over regime change and pilfer-with Blackrock acting as The British East India Co.
Séamus Ó Néill says
In a multi-polar world there will be no “hegemon”, China has stated, many times, that it harbours no atbitions for that role…..that’s what makes the furure so exciting, sovereign countries can remain sovereign, autonomous and independent to, peacefully, follow their own chosen path.
I agree 100% but I’m just an exiled Canuck lol.
Forever the people on whose necks the American boot stamps it’s authority, a lot of us are glad that China and Russia are finally getting involved.
I’m not optimistic about anything changing with regards to our subjugation in the near term unfortunately- our plight is likely to get worse as the u s runs out of influence. I’d like to live long enough to see the geopolitical landscape even out for all but it’s pretty clear that the marionettes will not be outdone- and it sounds like they’re willing to commit nuclear war to prove it.
I agree with Seamus, China has no plans or desire to supplant the US. What I do expect is an exodus of the more ruthless Chinese businessmen who are currently reigned back by the tyrants [in the original Greek sense] of the PPC. They will build their little empires in much the same way that previous waves of Chinese merchants did.
Pym of Nantucket says
I don’t think they are just discovering how the US operates. Everyone always knew. The change is that the club used to beat people who spoke the truth is no longer effective. I think if a cascade of truthsayers is coming, there will be a lot more “discoveries” coming.
Old guys like me remember the Jim Croce song to that effect. “You Don’t Mess Aroun with Jim.”
I think the catalyst for this action was the willingness of Russia to enter into the SMO–someone finally, decisively stood up to the West in a very direct manner. I think this is also one reason why Russia is not in a hurry to overrun Ukraine: the weakness of the West to complete its proxy war, or even stave off defeat, in the long-term strengthens Russia and the rest of the world against U.S. hegemony.
The U.S. is being ground down to defeat in Ukraine and is being decisively outmaneuvered in the geopolitical realm as well. It takes patience and time to complete the destruction, and Russia and China have shown that they have that and are willing to ride out the necessary wave to complete the work.
PBR Street Gang says
This indeed welcome news for a more peaceful middle east. Syria has been treated abominably by its Arab neighbors for the past 12 years. What the MI-6 did to Libia with help from France and the CIA is even worse! They killed Khadafi by shoving a sword up is arse and Killary giggled about that like the Psycho she apparently is.
Assad must stay!
Question is–what will happen if Western powers do not leave occupied northeast Syria? Also, will this empower Iraq to order Western forces to leave?
I suppose America could try to establish a country of Kurdistan – purely for humanitarian reasons, of course – and not at all because it would set off another 40 years of wars.
They tried that for years. It was DOA. Not least because the Kurds are totally divided by religion and you can’t build a country around an airport. Furthermore, a large chunk of the Kurdish people live in big cities far away from “kurdistan” and are integrated into the their host countries.
It was a hair-brained divide and rule gambit that fell on its face.
Ciro Mesa Moreno says
Totally agree. With the addition that the hypothetical creation of a Kurdistan also has a main opponent: Turkey.
Totally agree. With the addition that the hypothetical creation of a Kurdistan also has a main opponent: Turkey.
Bubblehead TW says
Great question. The US is an invader, all forms of coercion are on the table.
Tyler Dunn says
Here’s a simple solution how Syria can get the us out of its territory have both the Syrian and Russian military give us troops illegally occupying Syria a ultimatum that they will immediately surrender to the Syrian military peacefully and hand over all their equipment to them and then be taken into custody by the Syrian government where they will then be prosecuted for war crimes against the Syrian State and people then they will be quickly tried found guilty and publicly executed either by firing squad hanging or or beheaded and if they refuse to comply then the Syrian and Russian military would move into those areas they occupied and kill every American Soldier in occupied Syria in the US servicemen would receive no mercy or quarter they would not be treated as pows they would be treated as rabbit dogs with rabies and they would be put down and the most violent lethal way imaginable and if he was government wants to gasp in faint shock and outrage let them. The Russians need to let the world know just how serious they are talking gets you nowhere as this old saying has always held true for thousands of years actions speak louder than any words
That was the longest sentence ever written.
And rabbit dogs with rabies? Sounds like a Roger Corman movie title.
Other than that I like your dream.
My prediction is once the US loses all in jookraine they will leave Syria in a hurry as they will be too exposed. Their locals will become more emboldened.
Apparently Syria has also requested that all foreign forces get out.
“It requests all foreign forces, including US troops and mercenaries/militias/terrorists, to leave Syria.”
Off topic, but just saw that US had the gall to ask Turkiye to hand over its new S-400s! Ankara said, “No.”
I heard that too, America also asked for access to the S400 so they can copy it and learn its secrets, All the lies of China copying and stealing Americas secrets are coming home these other countries are miles ahead of America and America is trying to hold the world back at their level of technology, a technology that they didn’t invent but was invented for them by Asian and Indian engineers and designers. American weapons have proved useless overpriced wonder weapons designed to fleece American taxpayers of as much money as they can for the rich and powerful Oligarchs who actually rule America
Hmmm. The Russians are working on the S600, the S550 is in production and also covers LEO, and US intel has no idea about how the S400 works to the point where they have to beg access? In any case, its not the technology of the S400, its the integration into an A2/AD, and I am sure that the code is fail-safed. On paper, the THAAD looks better, it just doesnt work to spec.
Cato the Uncensored says
Sanctions that operate to the detriment of a nation’s populace or a distinct subset of that populace are a Crime Against Humanity, particularly when implemented in conjunction with armed conflict.
So it was with the Nazis at Nuremberg, so it should be with all these penny-ante bullying acts the US and the EU have used to get their way around the world.
Sanctions are just like shoving people into the boxcars for a one-way trip to Dachau! sure. “penny-ante bullying”. Haven’t heard penny-ante used in decades, maybe the target audience is old fuddy-duddies, but I think ChatGPT needs some upgrades to the hyperbole program.
Bravo Arab League, criminal U.S. department of defense and state for killing so many civilians by bullets or starvation by sanctions , it is time for these people to be arrested and prosecuted according to the international law ,. What pity the USA will do something like this , it is all done by the Neocon Zionist in the USA to serve the interests of Israel .
Curt Nichols says
The US is the crazy stalker girlfriend of the world.
Dear God. Can we mind our fucking business anywhere? We are starting wars everywhere, while our own country falls apart around our ears.
I am a staunch gun owner and proponent of the 2nd amendment. These mass shootings? These are a sign not of loose gun control. They are a sign of a society having a mass psychosis event.
We are largely led by women now. Who get all the scholarships and aid to college. And get points as a diversity hire. And WooHoo a Back woman! Just make her President of the company now.
And they are professionally unhappy which leads to the divorce rate. Which leads to children raised single parent by the woman who AUTOMATICALLY gets custody. But since they are working, and laying 23 miles of multicolored pipe? The unionized schoolteachers are really raising the kids. Who do so by getting them loaded up on prescribed psychotropic drugs so they are quiet and pliable. And easily led into the transgender and Satanic cult of the DNC.
Syria. Who gives a living shit about Syria? There aren’t 2 people on my city block that could find Syria on a world map with a magnifying glass.
And yes, Larry. The entire world is stepping softly back from the crazy loon with nukes and a big Army called the USA. We have literally managed to estrange the whole world except for the remnants of the Old Hellfire Club that run the UK.
Spot on. The world now regards the USA like someone who hasn’t had a shower for a year. They stink and no one wants to have anything to do with it.
alex stan says
Killary and Obummer
“Syria. Who gives a living shit about Syria? ”
Millions of people do care about Syria, it’s ancient enduring culture, it’s tolerance for all religions and peoples, and it’s brave citizens.
And it is not surprising that your neighbours are ignorant.
Charlene Richards says
Israel gives a shit.
Syria is part of “The Greater Israel Project.”
Look up a map of Israel’s wet dream.
U.N. OUT OF USA, USA OUT OF U.N. says
LOL. When Obama said he was going to “fundamentally change America” a lot of us worried because we knew he wasn’t going to make America better. But hey! We didn’t know this is what he meant (and he is so arrogant and ignorant that he didn’t know either)!! So, America is in rapid decline, the world is moving away from us and the USD, the WEF globalists are losing control now that 80-88% of the rest of the world is against their policies. Nice job Obama/Soros/Schwab/EU/NATO/NeoCon clowns, you really F—-d yourselves with your arrogance and hubris. It will be extremely tough for those of us still under your “control” but that’s OK if it means the destruction of all you assholes SOONER. Good riddance.
“We are largely led by women now”
No, the women are just the new frontmen.
I wonder what Maria Zakharova would say?
Michael Mettry says
Larry, you are correct about Syria. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is loved by most Syrian people. He protects Christian Syrians.
“We’ve made this abundantly clear to our partners,” Patel said. That would be the diminishing number of partners he meant, I presume. Another piece installed in the second iron curtain, this time around the U.S.
“Slowly at first and then suddenly.”
Paulo Tolli says
Maybe it is only the non Western world fed up with the US tricks of divide and conquer.
What were the initial demonstrations in Dara’a actually about?
1. Demand for segregated boys/girls schools
2. Demand to allow the hajib (veil) in schools, which, being a public institution, did not allow it in secular Syria, as was the case in secular Iraq and some other states.
Nothing to do with democracy. Conservatives.
Bloody? Yes. There were immediate deaths among Syrian soldiers.
Like the Maidan, where demonstrators and Berkut police alike were shot with bullets from the same rifle.
The whole romantic freedom/democracy struggle was untrue, lock, stock, and barrel.
“Alawhites to the sword. Christians to Beirut” was the chant from the first “peaceful” protests.
In other words a call to kill the “wrong” kinds of Muslims and to ethnically cleanse Syria of the oldest Christian community in the world.
That is the movement that The Western public were rallied to support!
Biswapriya Purkayastha says
Not just that, as in Hama in 1982 they attacked police and government officials and murdered them. From the start the “protestors” were armed and violent.
yup, the oldest christian community in syrian.
The west already convert christian catholic into atheist, lots of grand church converted to anything. Now they try to convert orthodocs into naz1 or atheist, using the ukro war.
They already doing the Islam by doing arab spring, and propaganda stuff that now in saudi they are 100 atheist.
So what are they trying to do?
Surely you realise that’s am exaggeration. Sure some rich people do become atheist but by and large saudis are deeply religious. I know dozens of them and have dozens of friends and relatives who live and work in Saudi Arabia.
I’m not s sunni muslim but to say most Saudi are atheist is extreme hyperbole.
I remember one grandmother of an Shis acquaintance arrived for pilgrimage without the right papers and was to be deported. All she said was ” Do what you want with me I’ll take my complaint to Allah” He just put his head down and let her go forward with the immigration control muttering sorry.
Not many officials anywhere will go against state laws for an old lady who threatens to complain to God.
Biswapriya Purkayastha says
Remember ten years ago when the Westernaganda was babbling that “Assad’s fall is inevitable”? Now ask those same people what they think and they’ll blink at you in confusion. Russia is the enemy du jour and Syria long since memory holed.
Sock puppet regimes says
All those years of western propaganda, sorry – news, about Syria gone to waste? Down the memory hole in the flash of an eye? My gosh, how fickle they are. Those neocons and Brit wasps look to change regimes more often than I change my socks.
must have Syria’s oil. All the rest seems quaint now. We are giving the world a show of what a bully does when someone says no.
James K says
To be fair, it was Trump who pulled the US out of Syria — even to the complete shock (+ anger and dismay!!) of his own Defense Secretary James Mattis, who was even “forced to resign” (ie fired) later over this by Trump himself in the process!
(Apparently, Trump wasn’t enough of a warhawk to stay in Assad’s backyard. But, still sufficiently pro-Israel to keep his guns pointed at Iran…)
Trump pulled nothing out of Syria except the stolen oil (the grand theft of which is still happening).
US war criminal military scum are still there so HTF can any one honestly claim they were ‘pulled out’?
James K says
Except it seems he clearly did — so much so that even his biggest haters acknowledged him for that move: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/13/us/politics/mark-esper-syria-kurds-turkey.html
Again, how can anyone honestly state US has pulled out when it is a clear fact that they re still there cowering in their illegal bases?
Granted the numbers are less, however the US military is there right now.
Alex Thrace says
All that is left is to give the illegal occupying forces of the US an unceremonious boot.
Whatever demands to leave the country should be unreasonable, say out in 48 hours or else. Then watch the Washington clown show scramble to get our men out of there, letting them drag their ISIS buddies with them.
Why Syria put up with this occupation for long is way beyond understanding. But possibly thet didn’t want to provide Washington. Now, who cares what Washington thinks? If the US decides that Syria needs a few thousand tons of “democracy” the rest of the world would see that for what it is. And it would be about damn time.
RFK wants to close the overseas bases and bring the men home. Its great to hear it from another source and not just Ron Paul.
The Russians seem be well along in the campaign to clean up Washingtons mess.
Cleaning up Washington will fall to us. I hope we are up to the task.
All that is left for Bahrain, Qatar and, UAE to prohibit any Airforce activities from US Bases.
That will take care of US troops in Syria.
Trump promised the same. Not happening no matter who is elected.
Not just (geo)political considerations behind Russian involvement.
Russia has for centuries considered itself to be the guardian of the Christian Orthodox world. The Syrian Orthodox Church is the most ancient Christian Church, the mother of them all. It is one of the few where there is still liturgy in Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke. Christians in Iraq were decimated (not 1/10, but 9/10), and in Syria only 1/3 remain. They would have been genocided by the combination of America (Evangelicals?!) and Islamic State.
Russia & Assad were the only hope for all ethnic, religious, and linguistic minorities in Syria, which is (was) far more diverse than just Sunni Arabs.
It has been a war on Orthodox Christianity all along. A modern day Crusade of sorts. I think that the highest number of Orthodox Christian churches destroyed was in Yugoslavia.
And It Is Beautiful says
The optics of the premature evacuation in Afghanistan and world leaders know Beijing Brandon isn’t in charge and they won’t be punked in pretending that he is.
Only the faculty lounge would fly the rainbow flag in those lands and expect a warm reception.
Remember the Barry Soetoro Obama tarmac episode where he had the Post-American world book under his arm?
Welcome to it.
LaidBack Guy says
The West wanted Assad gone for several reasons.
1. Eliminate Russian port at Tartus
2. Run pipelines from Middle East through Syria to sell natural gas to Europe to weaken Russia
3. Take out a key Iran ally.
It is nice to see it all falling apart, but I won’t be satisfied until people like Hillary Clinton are dropped off into the middle of the chaos in one of these places they have destabilized and left to fend for themselves.
Never underestimate the power of ....... says
I’ve always wondered. Did the US purposely empower the Shi’a in Iraq to create a bridge between Iran and Syria then scream “Danger, Iranian Shi’ite Crescent threatening Israel” as a convenient excuse to destabilize the region to the max or are they just plain stupid?
Alexander Kalashnikov says
Of course not. They are not stupid.
Try to get a feel for this: “Divide and Conquer”, inherited from the Roman Empire, was made absolute by the true rulers of the West.
In practice, this means that if there is no reason for “dividing”, then they first contribute with all their might to creating such a reason. As is the case with the bridge you mentioned. And then they use that reason to divide, and so on.
Therefore, once again. They are not stupid, they are just principled “divide and conquer” fanatics and they do not consider any collateral damage they cause as a result of their inhuman actions.
From here, for example, you can understand why they try to leave chaos behind them everywhere. Because Chaos is the ultimate state of “dividing”. That is, they apparently believe that if they managed to leave behind chaos, then this is already half the victory.
No Name says
Good points !
4. Steal Syria’s oil (and they continue to do so)
Jake the Snake Sullivan not only was National Security Advisor to VP Slow Joe Biden, he went on to be Hillary’s errand boy, chasing down her Parkinson’s meds. He’s the one who was recorded telling John Faux Kerry that “Al Qaeda is on our side” (in Syria). Of course, he’s the mastermind of the Nordstream bombing. Was he always a sociopath or did Hillary turn him into one? I’d bet $10,000 he knew ahead of time that Seth Rich was going to be killed for leaking the DNC e-mails to Wikileaks – the e-mails where Podesta foretold “wet work” on the weekend of Scalia’s death. These are EVIL people.
Fine kettle of fish scales and frog toes we're in says
Jeez, you’ve reminded me of all those ‘spirit dinners’ and such. The country’s been overrun by witches and warlocks.
Henry Neild says
I saw a recent speech by Jake Sullivan where he is actually claiming US credit for brokering the peace deal between the Saudis and the Iranians and that it was America that stopped the war in Yemen!
It reminds me of the rude Combined Waste denying that it was the Russians who actually won WW2 by smashing the German army on their own turf leaving crap for UK and Uncle Scam to mop up, and then for the past 70 years claim that it was them that defeated Hitler. The West is all PR and optics. Nothing of substance there at all. A paper tiger.
We are going through a period of enlightenment at the moment where it is being revealed that the grotesque Western Hegemonic Emperor has no clothes, and to boot he has vagina – for all to the world to see, point out, pity and laugh at!
El Sid says
Former Indian ambassador M. K. Bhadrakumar claims Jake was set to arrive in Saudi last Saturday. But nobody was home:
“2/2 Spin, spin everywhere… Where lies the kernel of Truth? Can’t find it! Saudi press has nothing on Sullivan’s trip so far! Is he getting an audience with Crown Prince at all? Saudi FM is awfully busy today formalising Syria’s return to Arab League –disregarding US protests!”
So no dancing with swords for poor Jake.
I always liked Assad – or at least thought he was best for Syria. As an Alawite, he protected religious minorities – Alawi, Druze, Christian, Sunni and Shia. That’s how much of the Middle East worked for years – a strongman from a religious minority, keeping the peace. What’s funny is how men I used to not like – Erdogan, Mohammed Bone Saw, I now like because they’re refusing to be led around by the nose by the US. Hopefully Erdogan wins again on Mother’s Day.
My sentiments entirely, though I have never not liked Erdy.
He proved his worth when he cowered over the downing of the Russian jet, kowtowing Vlad ever since.
If he (Erdy) can free his Nation from usery his brothers in Palestine may well see Turk tanks roll across their STOLEn land.
We are witnessing today, God’s wrath on the Satanists.
Assad is a regular guy that became a president by accident. He is not driven by greed and hunger for power, like most politicians are.
Juan Valdez says
“…Saudi Arabia in particular, have been emboldened to break with Washington on a host of economic and foreign policy issues and chart their own course.”
This is not going to end well, in my amateur opinion.
We’ve been protecting SA for decades. If our situaiton gets desperate enough, we’ll turn on them – big time.
Let me throw out a couple of “what ifs” to those with more expertise:
What if the U.S. simply stops giving any spare parts or any kind of support to SA? (and maybe activates those secret “kill switches” we put in all the military hardware we sold them?)
What if we block any ships from coming or going in the Persian Gulf? (“Strait of Hormuz is now closed for business.”)
What if we escort any oil tankers carrying Saudi Oil to the U.S.? (“We’ll take that, thanks very much!”)
What if we nuke them, Iran, and any other pesky ME foes and turn them into a sheet of glass? (Will Russia and/or China risk their own nuclear annihilation to defend ANY other country?)
I believe we are witnessing Game of Thrones, and that means everything is on the table – and I mean everything.
The stated U.S. doctrine is “Full Spectrum Dominance”, which means control of land, sea, air and space and all attendant resources – basically, the entire universe. I don’t see where that allows anything other than we win or everyone dies.
“I don’t see where that allows anything other than we win or everyone dies.”
Then everyone will die then. I for one will gladly die than to submit to those few American elite’s ambition of enslaving all of us. I believe many countries will rather be mutually destroyed together with USA too, like North Korea, China, Russia and Iran. The American elites must be destroyed one way or the other. If the Americans refuse to do it, the world shall do it.
Juan Valdez says
“I believe many countries will rather be mutually destroyed together with USA too, like North Korea, China, Russia and Iran.”
WWIII will kill everyone on the planet, either directly or via radioactive fallout and nuclear winter.
Most likely the US will be forced to reel in many global ambitions due to economic problems at home.
Juan Valdez says
“the US will be forced to reel in many global ambitions due to economic problems at home”
Economic problems will be the impetus for WWIII. There is NO WAY that Wall Street and its politician puppets are going to accept defeat and a loss of money and power. Total war will be the greatest profit center they’ll ever have and will give them the excuse to dispense with what little remains of our civil liberties – a real twofer.
“What if the U.S. simply stops giving any spare parts or any kind of support to SA? (and maybe activates those secret “kill switches” we put in all the military hardware we sold them?)”
Russia will sell them equipment.
“What if we block any ships from coming or going in the Persian Gulf?”
They blockading ships will be hit with drones and hypersonics.
“What if we nuke them, Iran, and any other pesky ME foes and turn them into a sheet of glass? (Will Russia and/or China risk their own nuclear annihilation to defend ANY other country?)”
Yes, Russia’s nuclear doctrine allows for tit for tat if either Russia or an ally is attacked with nukes.
You give to much credit to what you think the US can do. Sneaky terrorist attacks and proxy wars is all they can do.
Juan Valdez says
“You give to much credit to what you think the US can do.”
You give too little.
You mistake the regional wars-for-profit we’ve fought (under the guise of “fighting terrorism”) for the real thing.
Even now in Ukraine, the giant arms manufacturers are making money hand over fist. They love for wars to drag on for decades.
But when it comes down to who is going to rule the world, Wall Street can’t accept second place.
Russia and China (and Iran) have checks to those moves other than we all die. Also, SA has a vast network of terrorists that can turn on a vast array of US targets on a dime, including certainly many in the US.
Juan Valdez says
“Russia and China (and Iran) have checks to those moves other than we all die.”
The U.S. nuclear arsenal consists of over 3,800 nuclear weapons, 1,750 of which are deployed and ready to be delivered. These weapons range in destructive capabilities from the B83 (more than 80 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945) to 120,000 to 130,000 Hiroshima-sized bombs. An average weapon is the W78 which would vaporize everything within a half-mile radius upon detonation.
Sorry, but there ain’t no “checks” on crazy.
This is where zircon anti shipping missiles come into play. US is in Persian Gulf at the pleasure of Gulf Arab states. .
It’s not in a position to block any shipping there Iran can though.
Turkey, Russia and wagner in Saudi Arabia can take care of any problem if it arises.
As far as the military equipment is concerned China, Russia and India will be glad to replace US and Europe as suppliers. Saudi will happily sell its US equipment to Europe .
Nyedogovorosposobniy: Say it quick and it'll stick says
“The US believes that a political solution that is outlined in UN Security Council Resolution 2254 is the only viable solution to this conflict in Syria.”
Didn’t the US try that scam with UNSC Res 2202 (Minsk) and 1244 (Kosovo) already?
US have been scamming ever since they’ve put their signature on the first agreement with Native Americans. USA trying to keep its word would probably result in a black hole that would swallow the planet.
Spot on, Larry.
One other thing – the Arab League vote was unanimous. Not one objection, or abstention, even from members that have historically been aligned with the US (eg Qatar, UAE).
It’s a massive development. In just 2 years, Biden & his clowns have single-handedly destroyed American power & influence in the Middle East. What can you say? Just astonishing.
On that note, I see that in recent hours Jake Sullivan has apparently met MbS in Saudi.
Quite why the Crown Prince would meet with the Clinton/Biden shoeshine boy is beyond me. In any event, how I wished I could have been a fly on the wall at that meeting.
My guess is that the meeting was polite but very short, and that ‘lil Jake will be flying home butthurt again.
Now that the Arab league has admitted Syria again, what happens when the Arab league unanimously demand uninvited foreign occupiers to leave Middle East? If USA refuses, Russia and China will be invited to push the U.S. military out.
Reading today Johnson’s quotation of the Arab League’s resolution of 2011 is an enlightening exercise – as it shows a copy-and-paste propaganda print of all other colour revolutions everywhere engineered by the US empire of lies and murder.
(All those Arab leaders that signed up to that piece of diplomatic garbage,” total lie on the part of the west”, should be quite ashamed of themselves, when they meet Assad again… after all these years of playing the whores to their US pimp)
“Pro-democracy protests… ”
“Peace deal to stop the violence…”
“… economic and political sanctions… ”
It reads like a mafia’s extortion racket contract – if they ever draw one up: “We want your business – if you react violently to our violence, there will be more violence; if your customers remain faithful, we will send in our goons; if you still don’t accommodate us, your business will be isolated”… until a horse’s head does the trick.
But things are a-changing – and “good riddance” to the old ways.
(Johnson’s posting would be entirely agreed to by most of us, one suspects)
Thanks, Larry, for connecting the Syria dot and the Ukrainian dot. Clearly at that point, Russia embarked on getting ready with new weapons and industrial capability and developing a SWIFT alternative and domestic substitutions in 2014-2015. Shows the benefit of developing reality-based plans (as opposed to wherever Karl Rove and the rest of the delusional neocon’s live).
“People like you are still living in what we call the reality-based community. You believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality. That’s not the way the world really works anymore. We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.”
Allan Mountain says
Excellent summary of the fast emerging and now unstoppable multipolar world which is in process of driving a stake through the heart of the Anglo-American global new world order nightmare.
Anyone noticing the unravelling banking situation. I suggest it is not by accident. I have never bought into the fiction that the bankers are just a bunch of incompetents who do not what they are doing. Copious volumes of precedent history show the contrary to be true.
The hegemons are now cornered and desperately dangerous.
They are in process of a slow-burn but soon-to-be-sudden collapse of the global economy which thankfully the Russians and Chinese are extricating themselves from, but which will nevertheless cause extreme suffering and pain worldwide, especially in the Western nations where they plan to drive the multitudes into such extreme poverty and hunger that they will be only too willing to accept the age-old fiction battle-cry that the devilish authoritarian regimes of Russia and China are to blame for it all.
And when entire populations have lost everything as Gerald Celente keeps reminding us, “they lose it completely” and all hell breaks loose. But this time round, if there are any survivors, it will the Russians and the Chinese who will be hoisting victory flags over the Capitol Building and over the House of Commons and over the EU Headquarters Building.
Or just maybe our Western leaders will come to their senses and begin to work with all the nations which they have spent centuries subjugating and destroying.
Well done The Arab League.
On the subject of what looks increasingly likely soon to be hot war between USA and China:
Link directly below is a very interesting and enlightening discussion with retired US Ambassador and ex Asst Secretary of Defence Chas Freeman. The link will take you to the part where Freeman talks about the current superiority of Chinese conventional weapons compared to American weapons systems i.e. the Chinese carrier-destroying missiles; superior air to air missiles that have longer range to those of America; hypersonic missiles and railguns both of which America has failed to produce.
at 1hr 14min https://youtu.be/zp0DzClQtn0?t=4439
Add to all that, right now today China is in relative terms of manufacturing capacities where America was in comparative terms leading up to WW11. Which means that in event of a hot war between China and US that is waged only with conventional weapons and does not go nuclear, China can ramp weapons production like America did in WW11 and will wipe the floor in any war with America today. Whereas America today simply does not have the manufacturing capacity nor has it the resources to ramp up weapons manufacture that would have any hope of competing against China – it would take minimum several years, more like a decade at best before America would be able to build the necessary manufacturing capacity needed to compete but just where they would be able to hire the workforce capable of building such plants is another problem given how America gave up training local engineers in preference for outsourcing the bulk of their manufacturing to China.
And China also has 314 million military aged males. And without the drug/alcohol abuse and obesity problems of NATO countries.
That’s plenty of men in the event occupational forces are needed once the shooting stops.
Increasingly it looks more like the US and it’s EU lackeys have lost their historic influence in the most strategic part of the world from the Suez Canal – Bab El Mindab – Strait of Hormuz to the Strait of Malacca, eternally. This is why experts including the great Leader of the Russian Federation V. Putin repeatedly mention that we have a new world order happening at this time. The Middle East today is fully aligned with Russia – China plus India and will remain so for centuries to come. In short, the West is toast both on historic and civilization basis. By the way it was Iran that initially helped the legitimate government of Bashar Assad and also Yemen against massive financial, military onslaught unleashed by NATO-backed militaries and its terrorist groups including Daesh-ISIS…etc. Now having completely lost the strategic CENTRE of the globe , US-UK strategists might as well just pack up their sh..t by abandoning their bases across the ME asap before it becomes too late. To that we can also add the liberation of Bakhmut and denazification in Ukraine by the Russian Armed Forces. From this moment the price of Energy and its security on the international market is strictly decided by the New OPEC+ away from the US-dollar. This current new development should help bring down the phony Neoliberal incest doers’ finance capitalism to a speedy end.
HMS Terror says
Parenthetically, I see Russia’s entry into Syria as one of the reasons they tried to freeze the conflict in Donbas via the Minsk Accords rather than go in directly.
Syria had surely been on Russia’s menu since before Maidan, but firing up 2 fronts simultaneously would have been madness for the Russia of a decade ago. The Kremlin had to choose one or the other.
Meanwhile, Syria’s situation had grown critical. The Syrian army was hanging on by its fingernails and many expected Damascus to fall to ISIS within weeks/months. One should not confuse urgency and importance. Donbas, however important, would have to wait. The Minsk Accord was Russia’s attempt to make sure that the wait wouldn’t involve a hot war.
As we know, Donbas cooled but never froze. The West used it to put Ukraine’s military on steroids and the conflict resumed in earnest with the SMO. By then, however Syria’s political and military situation had been stabilized on a positive trajectory.
In the event, it’s a little ironic that Russia’s performance in the SMO has done much to solidify and steepen that trajectory. Win-win.
F. Tuijn says
You make a lot of sense. Russia must have known if not at the time than within weeks that Western agreement to Minsk II, after the failure of Minsk I, was fake.
Yup. This “west vs. east” conflict has been going on for a long time (and includes Yugoslavia too), and will be going on for a while. Meanwhile “experts” on the Internet will complain that Russia is incompetent for not winning it in an afternoon, like USA would.
Larry, do you think that Syria was targeted for regime change in an attempt stop the land bridge from Iran to Hezbollah?
Larry Johnson says
Yes, that was one of the reasons. Also, Syria was seen as an ally of Iran. Killing Syria was seen as a way to weaken Iran.
And, of course, Syria is also an ally of Russia.
“Tartus is the Russian Navy’s only Mediterranean repair and replenishment point, sparing Russia’s warships the trip back to their Black Sea bases …”
Sudan is where another Russian Navy base was about to be established.
k. talaat says
The Sudan base is intended as a first step to reclaiming the Red sea as an Arab basin with Egypt, Saudi, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia with strong ties to Arab countries. These bases in Sudan and Jipouti are intended to become checks on US domination of the Red Sea shipping lanes.
Syria was also in the way of a Sunni pipeline for both gas and oil from the Persian Gulf to Europe. Assad wouldn’t allow such pipelines because they were intended to hurt Russia. It always gets back to a historical hatred of Russia that goes back to the Czars. The Nuland-Kagans and Blinkens and Anne Applebaum and Wolfowitz wake up every morning thinking of how they can work to destroy Russia (and Russians) that day.
k. talaat says
Syria and Iraq are in talks to reactivate the strategic Kirkuk–Banias (oil terminal on the Med) oil pipeline.
Now you know why Putin gave Turkey the opportunity of becoming an honest energy hub instead of pilfering Syrian oil protected by US forces.
This might also explain why US forces came under attack from Iranian militias, a few days ago. The Militias are tasked with protecting the pipe line from US and Kurdish sabotage. Also, a move might be underway to evict the US from Syria.
It would not be far fetched to predict that Russian Aerospace Forces might also conduct sorties to protect the pipeline from US Air force sabotage.
Europe could use the supply and the US oligarchs are opposed to any other suppliers. The Biggest looser would be Genie Energy Limited. Who’s on the Board? Dick Cheney since 2009, Rupert Murdoch, James Woolsey, Jacob Rothschild.
Who is also benefiting from the theft of the Golan Heights? Genie Energy. Hear is a link.
Arab Oil Embargo II up next. 50 year anniversary starts October/2023. There’s a reason they acted so quickly. That will be interesting as we go into a recession(depression) with gas at $10-15/gallon, diesel at $20/gallon. Hey Joe, drain some more of that SPR, will ya? Mileage boosting scams coming to a town near you.
“Slowly at first, then suddenly.”
Next stop: Libya, and an end to the fateful, artificial partitioning of that country – and with it an end to the mass “migration” of Africans to Europe on (more than) dubious “humanitarian” grounds and an end to the European “migration” industry?
Dream no small dreams, for they have the power to move the hearts of men” – J.W. von Goethe.
Наталья Волкова says
And that’s how it is.
Stood up Russia and China.
Stood up Middle East.
Stood up North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.
Now when are 300 million American people going to stand up to their own government responsible for the majority of bad things in our world?
I said exactly this on a Scott Ritter forum, was banned by a “man” that also is hysterical about free speech. Now he’s in my country lecturing us about nuclear weapons.
At least 2 generations of Russophobia has been down into the West. We are getting our taste of dislike for Americans also now. That is your own fault for fighting in the chat and not fighting like “men” in your own country.
By the way killing school children with guns doesn’t count against your tyrannical government.
Here in the UK The Bandera Broadcasting Corporation are still running a doco series on the Assad Dynasty which, early on features the ritual slaughter of puppies by the Evil Assad Monster Regime.
This was presumably considered necessary because Assad is actually a London trained eye doctor who interviews very well.
It’s always useful to go back to Sy Hersh’s seminal “the redirection” piece from 2007 to see how these regime change wars are planned years in advance, and how the propaganda is built around that to get the plebs onboard.
Once you see how it all works, you will never be able to hear the word Novichock with a straight face again!
Michael Droy says
Syria is interesting for me. I was alive by 2015 as to how ISIS was essentially a western plot.
But I had taken in all the stories of Assad bad and torturing civilians over the previous 5 years.
Eventually you have to work backwards and realise that given all the lies I could confirm were lies post 2015, probably all the earlier stuff was lies too.
All Middle Eastern countries have grim human rights records, and Syria is no exception.
Civil war like situations are particularly appalling too, where despicable crimes are committed on both sides.
That does not mean we should support the overthrow of a secular government presiding over one of the more successful multi-faith/ethnic societies. Or believe the ludicrously skewed media narratives pumped out by the Jihadi supporting West.
But many awful things took place nonethless. As they would in any country besieged by a vast army of foreign backed fanatics, paid and armed to destroy a nation state.
The common denominator in most of the world’s conflicts.
The serpent among the Arab countries who lead the exclusion of Syria from the Arab league is tiny Qatar. This is the most hypocritical country among the Arab countries. It was the main supporter, and still is, of the islamist Moslem Brotherhood and has been plotting with Turkey to bring a moslem brotherhood ruling in Syria after Egypt. The plot failed because Saudi Arabia supported a coup in Egypt to remove Morsi, the moslem brotherhood president who replaced Mobarak.. Qatar is still plotting but Erdogan had dropped his islamist ambition in the Arab world after the debacle in Egypt. Qatar is more isolated from the Arabs and is serving blindly the USA. It’s worried about Saudi Arabia associating with Iran and Syria and cannot commit to join the Abraham accords . It works in the shadow and i won’t be surprised if the USA deceived by Saudi Arabia will not plot an assassination in Saudi Arabia with the support of Qatar.. Arabs should beware of that snake.
“Why did Russia intervene to save Syria?”
It is commonly held that the hero of Iran, General Qasem Soleimani, convinced Putin and his team to do so. He convinced them of the fact that Iran would be next, then Russia’s underbelly would be exposed.
k. talaat says
China has not only united the Arabs, but also the Sunnis and Shias.
This does not bode well for Israel. It will be ignored and contained as a tumor. Next, the Palestinians will be made whole on donated lands by the surrounding states and Israel will become a form of national getho surrounded by Palestinians on non-disputed lands. A Thirteenth Tribe that couldn’t get along with its neighbores.
Should the US decide to face reality and compete with China economically to help our people prosper by building great and innovative products and reallocating military expenditures to the infrastructure secter, instead of continuing with enriching the Oligarchs with our blood and treasure, then why would the US citizens continue to care to pay 5 billion a year to Israel, unless some minority is propelling events leading to a “Rapture” against the seperation of Church and State? Why would the US sell weapons to Israel and risk loosing a huge ME commercial market to the Chineese, especially if it is apparent that its neighbors have nothing to do with her or represent a threat. Imagine! Peace may brake up all over the place.
New developments require new calculus
k. talaat says
sorry I meant … peace may break out.
Everyone here is talking about the “multi-polar world” as if it is some kind of a new, revolutionary thing. Did we forget Tito, Nasser and Nehru and the “movement of non-aligned countries”? 😉
Anyway, RT carried a story yesterday about the new US “Ministry of truth” apparently in existence since last September. According to the article – sites like this one will soon be proclaimed as “supportive of subversive foreign narratives”. I shudder to think what that translates into in this police state s*ithole of a 3rd world country we are becoming…
Pedro Jorge says
It is now clear that a key element of U.S. foreign policy during the past 246 years was to foment civil war in countries where U.S. leaders wanted a leadership change
Chicago Bob says
I never understood the criticism of Assad. Here is a successful physician(ophthalmologist) working in the UK when his father passes. He is asked to return to Syria and lead the country. It seems to me he was a reluctant warrior for his country, not someone with an insatiable desire for power, like our friends in DC.
” the imperial ambitions of the United States and its European allies…”
The Borg are truly trans-national and owe allegiance only to their ideology.
“Chalk this up as one more substantive and symbolic victory for Russia and China. ”
Symbolic maybe, but what did China ever do for any member of the Arab League?
Oblomovka daydream says
A rather curious black eye for the US on the eve of Victory Day 9-5-2023 in a Russia Today article https://www.rt.com/russia/575937-roscosmos-rogozin-us-moon-landing-proof/
‘No proof’ US landed on moon – Ex-Russian space boss
Dmitry Rogozin says that while many in Roscosmos defended Washington’s version of events, no one could produce irrefutable proof
The former head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, Dmitry Rogozin, has expressed doubt that the US Apollo 11 mission really landed on the Moon in 1969, saying he has yet to see conclusive proof.
In a post on his Telegram channel on Sunday, Rogozin said he began his personal quest for the truth “about ten years ago” when he was still working in the Russian government, and that he grew skeptical about whether the Americans had actually set foot on the Moon when he compared how exhausted Soviet cosmonauts looked upon returning from their flights, and how seemingly unaffected the Apollo 11 crew was by contrast.
Rogozin said he sent requests for evidence to Roscosmos at the time. All he received in response was a book featuring Soviet Cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov’s account of how he talked to the American astronauts and how they told him they had been on the Moon.
The former official wrote that he continued with his efforts when he was appointed head of Roscosmos in 2018. However, according to Rogozin, no evidence was presented to him. Instead, several unnamed academics angrily criticized him for undermining the “sacred cooperation with NASA,” he claimed.
The former Roscosmos chief also said he had “received an angry phone call from a top-ranking official” who supposedly accused him of complicating international relations.
Rogozin concluded by saying he still cannot believe that the US was able to pull off the feat, but is now unable to, despite the incredible progress in technology since the late 1960s.
What he claims to have found out, however, was that Washington has “its people in [the Russian] establishment.”
Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to the Moon, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin going down in history as the first humans to walk on the lunar surface.
The flight was preceded by the unmanned Soviet Luna 2 program, which blazed the trail for Moon exploration.
Last April, President Vladimir Putin pledged to resume Russia’s lunar program.
Next to this article that openly puts the technological greatness of the US in doubt Russia Today has a detailed article on Robert Kennedy Jr. “CIA involved in JFK’s murder – Robert Kennedy Jr” https://www.rt.com/news/575946-cia-killed-jfk-rfk-candidate/
Russia should let us know when they actually get to the moon.
Rohan Millson says
I believe it was the late, great Quds Force leader, Qasim Soleimani, who convinced Putin to intervene in Syria in September 2015. No wonder the Anglos hate them both so much.
Robin Wingrove says
MacGregor - RFK interview says
I wish someone would explain to both MacGregor and RFK Jr. in the dialogue below that Ukraine DID sign (and ratify) Minsk II. They just refused to implement their duties under it, posing excuse after excuse.
Also, the UK was NEVER a party to Minsk II. Ukraine, France, Germany and the DLNR were and all signed it. Also it was Hollande along with Merkel, not Macron and along with Poroshenko, that admitted that their role in Minsk II was nothing more than a feint to buy time to rearm and regroup.
Subsequently, the UNSC incorporated the terms of Minsk II into UNSC Res 2202, which the UNSC unanimously accepted, a further ratification into international law, so to speak.
Don’t mean to sidetrack these two but they both need to brush up on a few critical details. It’s THAT important.
Of course, no mention of the ongoing US occupation of 1/3rd of Syria:
I hope that Pres. Assad will be very careful when dealing with these new “friends”. Past actions are a good indicator of future ones. Stay close with VV Putin!
China (and to some extent Russia) deserve all the credit for what has happened in the Middle East. It is not as if the Middle East nations did not know what UK and USA wanted to do through their MI6 and CIA driven insurrections and regime changes. They knew, but were unable to resist because of the hegemonic control exerted by USA both in economic and military spheres. But now they have an alternative. China can provide economic support and Russia can provide military support for these nations to follow independent paths, without fear of ruinous retributions from the West. The bullies can no longer bully them. All power to these nations. Hope they steer clear of Anglo Saxon agenda and chart their own independent course that assures their welfare and prosperity.
Geography is the destiny of nations. Europe is physically connected to Asia, while UK is separated by the English Channel and the USA by the two vast oceans. Troubles in the Middle East and elsewhere on the Asian continent affects Europe much more than UK and USA. For example, the refugee problem triggered by regime change wars in Syria, Iraq and Libya (perpetrated by MI6 and CIA) impact Europe economically and socially much more than UK and USA. The sooner the European nations realize this, the better they will fare in the future. Otherwise, they are staring at economic ruin and social turmoil. Hope they wise up, but I am pessimistic. They have always been short sighted and foolish. Internal wars over centuries attest to that!
HMS Terror says
“China (and to some extent Russia) deserve all the credit…”
Don’t underestimate the importance of Russia’s military intervention in Syria. That demonstration of power took the region’s, indeed the world’s security people aback with its display of military discipline and technology. When the vaunted USM first talked about “blowing the Russians outta there”, and settled for whining about their presence cemented their assessment in place.
That created and fed a calculus who’s workings eventually led to a situation China could step into. You may recall the parade of Middle Eastern leaders and high officials that wore the Kremlin’s carpets out immediately following Russia’s incursion. They went to Beijing later, but they needed assurance that Russia was committed to the region’s security first.
Russia and China are a tag team.
….”like a transgendered schoolgirl”
Slapped by the Arabs AND a Great Journalist.
It’s a Good Day
The world is changing its entire view of the Western regime.
As it becomes increasingly clear it is the hegemony that keeps the world in a constant state of turmoil and trouble.
Mark J says
The US tends to project power using the military – death, and economic black mail – sanctions.
China tends to project power using migration, economic partnerships and trade.
CN about has control of Panama…much of Africa…. Austrailia and NZ are vassal states..though they don’t admit it…
Russia likes to do business. RU also uses military might like the USA [and it seems, most often against US proxies]…. but mostly, they seem to prefer economic partnerships.
RU will also engage in diplomacy…but alas…their diplomatic partners are liars.
It should be mentioned that Israel is still bombing Syria on a regular basis with the most recent attack occurring on May 1. This time the targets included Aleppo International Airport.
It remains to be seen what response the Arab League will make if one of their member states continues to be bombed by Israel on a regular basis, as well how they will respond to ongoing theft of natural resources by unlawful occupiers.
The decision to re-admit Syrian into the Arab League is without doubt influenced by recent actions taken by rogue terrorist states, such as bombing of North Stream, seizure of foreign reserves and ongoing attempts at regime change. It is a signal that tolerance of such actions has reached a limit.
Paulo Guerra says
Absolutely right Larry! All color revolutions and regime changes are only possible because of the narratives in MSM. Which portrayed a Syria that does not exist and that in terms of human rights is centuries ahead of the rich Gulf neighbors that sponsored the war. Namely the two US anchors in the Middle East at the time. Qatar and Saudi Arabia. With much more authoritarian regimes than Syria! That it is a secular society with a very diverse population since the beginning, social cohesion and equality between different religious and ethnic groups. No religious police like the Saudis!
Where Syrian women basically enjoy the same opportunities regarding education and career as western women. In universities there are as many women as men and classes are mixed. There is none of the segregation like in the Gulf countries. Syrian women are free to dress however they want. It is a woman’s choice to cover up if she is Muslim. Basic rights and social freedoms that help determine a good life and were completely omitted by the Disinformation Campaign to justify the US and Saudi war, each with their own motives. And the same happened in all the Arab Springs. Which only served to overthrow Govts that were not vassals of the US! How the young Democracy of Iran in 1953 ended up in the Religious Republic it is today!
Carlton Meyer says
This article may confuse those who remain confused by the massive propaganda effort about “freedom fighters” causing a “civil war” in Syria. Here is a short video with the truth.
“The Plot to Destroy Syria”:
Our neighbour is a doctor, from Syria, Christian. He spent the last thirty years here.
We know for long, that he likes Assad and Russia.
We hope, peace will come to all people over there: Muslims, Christians and Jews. And hopefully to those, like me, who see religion from a distance.
It must be possible!
> Putin and his team finally realized, in the wake of the Western backed coup in Ukraine in February 2014
I believe the opposite took place.
I believe EuroMaidan was, primarily, and attempt to stave off Russian intervention in Syria, and it did, for a year and a half.
Mike D. says
I have a sense the wheels are in place to appoint Kamala as President. Joe wins the election after Trump or DeSantis is destroyed by the media. Joe resigns due to health and “Hyena laugh Burro brain” Kamala is installed as President. The unthinkable of WW3 becomes more plausible with a certifiable idiot as POTUS. She warmongers for men playing women’s volleyball in North Korea or gender transitions for 8 year old Iranian children. I can’t forget her. brother in law in basketball shoes at Biden’s inauguration. That says it all.
Pleasant Monday to all.