Syria, Start Another War in Libya
24, 2016 "Information
coincidence that as Washington’s criminal covert war
regime change in Syria comes off the rails, we
are now seeing a new flare up Libya –allegedly to
combat the ISIS terror group.
theatre is re-opening in order to distract from the
setback to Washington and its accomplices in their
losing enterprise in Syria.
tells us that the follow-up deal hammered out
this week between the US and Russia for a second
attempt at a truce in Syria is “the latest
diplomatic effort to end the five-year-old civil
the misnomer “civil war”for a moment. The assertion
that Washington is expending diplomacy to end
violence in Syria is the jarring term. Anyone who
has followed the Syrian conflict with independent
intelligence –as opposed to Western media
misinformation –will not buy that claim.
well have bona fides in trying to end the Syria war.
But Washington embarking on a diplomatic effort to
end the five-year-old conflict? That’s just
out-right fabricated nonsense.
violence in Syria has from the outset been a
foreign-backed covert war for regime change.
Washington, Britain, France and their regional
clients in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and
Israel launched the aggression to topple the Russian
and Iranian-allied Assad government in March 2011.
was infiltrated with a proxy army of terrorists – of
which ISIS is but one component –so as to achieve
regime change by plunging Syria into a bloodbath.
notion of “civil war”that the New York Times and
other Western media continually peddle is a
contemptible misnomer, used for the purpose of
concealing the real nature of the war –a
foreign-backed aggression, entirely illegal and
responsible for the near-destruction of a nation.
bid to call a truce in Syria is not about finding a
peaceful settlement, as far as Washington and its
assorted partners-in-crime are concerned.
the same purported cessation did not happen, partly
because the terror proxies were making outlandish
demands that the Syrian government and Russia must
call off all bombing and ground operations against
their terrorist affiliates.
reason for why the earlier truce did not occur was
that Saudi Arabia and Turkey, with passive consent
from Washington, Britain and France, insisted on
engaging in foreign aggression against Syria through
cross-border shelling and threats of invasion.
little chance that this second effort at calling a
cessation will work either. The deal worked out this
week between John Kerry and his Russian counterpart
Sergei Lavrov again excludes the terror groups ISIS
and Jabhat al Nusra. So Syria and Russia will
continue –rightly –to strike those militia and
“related groups”, as stated in the Kerry-Lavrov
“related groups”applies factually and legally to the
vast majority of militia in Syria. The West may
pretend that such militia are “moderate rebels”–but
that supposed distinction peddled by the West is
simply a farce. ISIS and Nusra are integrated with
the so-called “moderates” including the much-vaunted
and chimerical Free Syrian Army.
But here is
another reason why the latest seeming attempt at a
truce will not work. It is cynically being used as a
tactical pause by Washington and its accomplices to
reorganize their proxies. Their covert army has been
taking a severe beating since Russia sent its
fighter bombers into Syria last September. Russia’s
air power and Syrian army ground forces have been
rolling up the Western proxy army and, decisively,
have cut off their key supply routes from Turkey.
surprisingly, it was the New York Times that blurted
out the cynical calculation behind Washington’s
so-called truce effort. In the same
article cited above, the Times alludes, in the
final two paragraphs, to the bigger picture.
Obama administration, a partial truce in Syria may
simply be a way to keep a lid on the violence there
while it turns its attention to planning and
carrying out military operations against ISIS
fighters in Libya,”the paper tells us.
Times is a reliable echo chamber for official
thinking in Washington. It goes on to quote Andrew J
Tabler, who is described as “an expert on Syria”at
the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He
said: “Washington’s stated policy is not to end the
Syrian war. They just want to settle it down so it
boils a little more slowly. It’s yet another attempt
to contain a conflict that has been uncontainable.”
have it: the “truce”is merely a turning down of the
heat that Washington and the other foreign powers
have been scorching Syria with.
It is no
coincidence then that Washington and its NATO
allies, Britain, France and Italy, are now shifting
military action to Libya. Following the US air
strike last week on an alleged ISIS training camp
west of Tripoli, the Obama administration said that
more such strikes are on the way.
reports indicate, too, that the US is preparing
a major military foray in Libya. Of course, ISIS in
Libya is just the cover story for what would be yet
another illegal incursion in a foreign country.
purpose, it seems, is that Libya will provide a
much-needed distraction from the disastrous
Washington-led covert war in Syria.
Cunningham (born 1963) has written extensively on
international affairs, with articles published in
several languages. For over 20 years, he worked as
an editor and writer in major news media
organisations, including The Mirror, Irish Times and