September 7, 2012

America's Great Game and the shameful ruin of Syria

First it was Afghanistan, then Iraq, after that it was Libya and now Syria! The targets of US intervention in the civil war of the Middle East are never ending. The US supported (first clandestinely and then openly) the separatist movement in Syria and a civil war in full swing has been the result, a war that has brought with it violent confrontations between President Assad and his Islamist population. Sowing the seeds of instigation have been the hawks of American foreign policy like Fouad Ajami and many more (for the uninitiated, Fouad Ajami – advisor to the former United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, as well as close aide and associate of Paul Wolfowitz, former Deputy Secretary of Defence and lead architect of the Iraq war – had been a staunch supporter of the Iraq war)! And now, America is playing the same game in its war cry against Syria. If the Iraq war were to be a benchmark, then we clearly know that there is practically no repentance in the American establishment towards the destruction of Iraq, which was essentially carried out under a false pretext of Saddam Hussein allegedly possessing weapons of mass destruction – in fact the war was justified and defended in Washington, not even considering the fact whether Bush had the moral right to issue such a decree to attack another nation. In the same lines, America brought its one-time friend Libya literally to ruins by aiding the rebels against the government.

In politics, they say, history repeats itself! In July last year, by a 326-90 vote, the US senate passed a critical military spending bill, thereon allocating more than $600 billion for defence and military purposes. The bill specifically allocated money for training the US military for war with Iran. Furthermore, the bill included specific plans on mobilization of fighter aircraft, arms & ammunitions for war against Iran by all possible routes viz. sea and air.

Within a month after the military spending bill was passed, Obama ordered a new and highly incisive war strategy, which had its roots in this bill. Obama signed a secret order that empowered the US army to help Syrian rebels against the Assad government. This order will also allow CIA, in particular, to aid the rebels with all sorts of tools and techniques (including arms and resources) to fight Assad’s regime. To put it in better words, it would allow rebels to augment their revolt to a level of full-fledged war, of course with full support from America. US has now forced even its so-called fair weather allies – namely Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and many more – to help these rebels in all possible ways they can.

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12 comments:

Deepak Verma said...

A successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. An Iraq invasion without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only add fuel to the fire and encourage the worst, rather than best impulses of the Arab world. It would strengthen the recruitment arm of AL-Qaeda. I am seriously opposed to the kind of war that US is involved in.

Atanu said...

And now U.S. urges Iraq to inspect Iran supply flights to Syria.........

Vijay Singh RY said...

This invasion by the US in the middle east will never end unless the world stands together.

Raj said...

Its just their desire to expand their ownership over oil and gas reserves...this is the only reason why USA is invading these countries.

Alok kumar said...

Can USA answer why are they doing so??Is it to make their country better and superior?I don't think so.

pankaj said...

This is nothing but America’s “Divide and Rule” Strategies in the Middle East.

Amit said...

America promotes nothing apart from its own economic and strategic interests which includes undermining democratically elected governments, supporting brutal dictators, assassinations, sanctions and in occasions invasions.

Dipti Nayak said...

USA should realize that they have had enough...the world knows they are an expert game player and so stop it.

Alok said...

We all know that America is playing a great game of divide and rule in the middle east countries....for the sake of peace they should really bring all this to an end.

suman kumari said...

USA can not be allowed to attack Syria but who will stop them....this is bound to happen.

Sudhir Kumar said...

Someone needs to give US a taste of their own curry...........its been long since they have been spreading disharmony in the middle east countries.

Rajesh Sharma said...

USA is an example to the world. It should set an example as a country spreading peace and harmony rather than attacking other nations and making their life difficult.

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