The Syrian government is making great strides across the country, so many see the light at the end of the tunnel of Western destabilization and attempts to destroy the secular government of Syria by the United States and the West.
Nevertheless, the goal of establishing hegemony around the world by the Anglo-Saxon financial system is not some kind of event that began in 2011, and which can be easily completed in 2018. The plan for the destruction of Syria is almost 40 years old, and the implementation of the plan peaked in 2011 with the Obama administration. At the same time, the previous administration took an active part in planning the destruction of Syria.
In 2006, TIME presented a document that was distributed to key figures in the Bush administration. It openly stated that the US “supported regular meetings of Syrian activists” in Europe. The document emphasized that “these meetings will contribute to a coherent strategy and action plan for all anti-Assad activists.”
According to TIME, the document stated that the Syrian legislative elections in March 2007 “should provide a potential challenge for mobilizing critics of the Assad regime.” The document also spoke of the need to allocate funds to at least one Syrian politician who would run for election against Bashar al-Assad. The document called for financing and conducting “voter education campaigns, public opinion polls.”
As TIME noted in a December 2006 issue of Syria at the Bush’s Eye:
Some critics in Congress and the administration note that a plan whose purpose was to covertly influence a foreign government should be recognized as a “covert operation” from a legal point of view. According to the law, this move will force the White House to inform the Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill. However, there are people in Congress who oppose this secret use of the allocated funds for the development of democracy.
If “critics in Congress and the administration” considered that the plan should be designated as “covert operation”, then members of the congress were not officially informed about the plan.
TIME said the document puts forward a proposal to fund efforts to destabilize the situation through a fund run by Amar Abdulhamid, a member of the Syrian opposition group National Rescue Front (NSF) and the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic organization that has advocated for the violent overthrow of the Syrian government for decades . However, this organization now claims to be pursuing peaceful democratic reforms.
The “propaganda of democracy” remained at the center of attention of both the Democratic and Republican administrations. But the most ardent supporter of this issue was the Bush White House after the September 11 attack. In the past, the United States used the idea of ”developing democracy” when it was necessary to overthrow unfriendly dictators, including Serbian Slobodan Milosevic and Ukrainian Leonid Kuchma.
The paper also stated that planning for “election monitoring” for America’s benefit should be kept secret.
“American experts on the“ development of democracy ”believe that it is unreasonable to provide financial support to a particular candidate in the election. This can create a conflict of interest.
An official familiar with the contents of this document explained that secrecy was necessary because the Syrian government could retaliate. The Syrian government uses the services of a wide network of spies, it will almost certainly find out about the efforts of the United States, if not already.
Any attempt by Americans to conduct election observation work could lead to a dialogue between Washington and Damascus. Everything can be a waste of energy. Former US ambassador to Syria Edward Gerdzhian notes that the opposition of Syria is so fragmented and weak that you can hardly expect any significant results from such an enterprise.
“This will prevent Syria from being attracted to much more important, fundamental issues, such as Iraq, peace with Israel and the dangerous situation in Lebanon,” he said.
“Since the US invasion of Iraq, which was opposed by Syria, the Bush administration has been looking for ways to put pressure on the government in Damascus. Syria was the goal of an administration that sought to reform the Middle East, ”said Joshua Landis, an expert from Syria, co-director of the Center for Peace Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He added: “This means blocking the Syrian border with Iraq so that the rebels do not invade Iraq in order to destroy American troops; the cessation of Hezbollah funding, interference with Lebanon’s policies, cooperation with the UN in the investigation into the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. ”
According to the document, funds for the “Election Monitoring” initiative will be allocated as part of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), a program of the State Department.
According to the MEPI website, the program allocates funds ranging from $ 100 thousand to $ 1 million for the development of education, the empowerment of women, and economic and political reforms. This is part of the $ 5 million Syrian allotment that Congress supported earlier this year. MEPI provides millions of dollars annually for Middle East reform groups. Financial support extends through channels such as the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, a non-profit member of the Democratic Party, and the International Republican Institute (IRI), which is affiliated with the Republican Party. In most cases, beneficiary data is publicly disclosed. In the case of Syria, in the proposal for monitoring elections, the IRI is defined as a “partner”,
The plan to destabilize Syria by financing the political “opposition” and the physical “opposition” in the form of Sunni Wahhabis and Muslim Brotherhood is not new.
The journalist Seymour Hersh in his article in 2007 wrote that in order to win in the Middle East, the United States needs to restructure its priorities.
To destabilize Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush administration has decided to restructure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the administration has established cooperation with the Saudi government, which is Sunni, and has begun to organize clandestine operations that should weaken the Hezbollah organization, a Shiite organization supported by Iran. The United States took part in clandestine operations against Iran and its ally Syria. Along the way, Sunni extremist groups that professed militant ideas against Islam and hostile to America and sympathized with al-Qaeda strengthened. This is the definition of the so-called “rebels” who unleashed activities in Syria in 2011.
In January, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in a statement to the US Foreign Relations Committee that there was a “new strategic distribution of forces in the Middle East,” a separation between “reformers” and “extremists”; she noted that Sunni states are centers of moderation and added that Iran, Syria and Hezbollah “are on the other side of this gap.” As she noted, Iran and Syria “made their choice, and their choice is to destabilize the situation.”
However, in some cases, “covert operations” were kept secret, which shifted financing issues onto the shoulders of the Saudis, or made it possible to find other ways to circumvent the normal appropriation process in Congress, current and former officials close to the administration noted.
This time, the US government adviser said Bandar and other Saudis assured the White House that “they would keep a close eye on the religious fundamentalists”: “It’s not that we don’t want the Salafis to bomb; it is important that they bomb Hezbollah, Moktad al-Sadr, Iran and the Syrians.
The government of Saudi Arabia, after Washington’s approval, will provide funds and logistical assistance to weaken the government of President Bashar al-Assad from Syria. The Israelis believe that pressure on the Assad government will make it more open to negotiation. Syria remains Hezbollah’s main armament channel.
In January, after an outbreak of street violence in Beirut, Bandar traveled to Tehran to discuss the situation on the political impasse in Lebanon and hold a meeting with Iraqi nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani. According to the ambassador of the Middle East, the Bandar’s mission, which was approved by the White House, also aims to “create tension between the Iranians and Syria.” However, the ambassador said: “Syria and Iran will not betray each other. Bandar’s approach is unlikely to succeed. ”
Vladimir Putin spoke of the return of Russian troops from the Syrian Arab Republic. According to the president, the experience of the operation in Syria should be fully used in the training of Russian troops.
The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood organization, founded in Egypt in 1928, has been decisively resisting the regime of Hafez al-Assad, Bashar’s father, for more than a decade. In 1982, the brotherhood conquered the city of Hama; Assad killed from 6 thousand to 20 thousand people. Membership in the brotherhood is punishable by death in Syria. The brotherhood is the enemy of the United States and Israel. Nevertheless, Jumblath noted: “Syria remains the main link between Iran and Lebanon. Open the doors of the Syrian opposition to weaken Iran. ”
There is evidence that the redirection strategy of the administration has already benefited the Brotherhood. The Syrian National Salvation Front is a coalition of opposition groups. Its main members are a faction led by Abdul Halim Haddam, the former vice president of Syria, and the fraternity. A former senior CIA officer noted: “Americans provide political and financial support. The Saudis are taking the initiative with financial support, but this is not without the participation of the American side. ”
Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Shiite Lebanese Hezbollah police, said the United States wanted to achieve a separation of Lebanon and Syria. Syria must be pushed into chaos and internal strife, as in Iraq. In Lebanon – to create a Sunni state, the state of Alawi, a Christian state. He added that, most likely, one of the goals of the Israeli bombing of Lebanon last summer was “the destruction of Shiite areas, after which it would be possible to force the Shiites of Lebanon and Syria to flee to southern Iraq.”
“Saudi Arabia will also be divided. The same goes for North African countries. Small ethnic and religious states will remain. And the most important and strong state will be Israel. This is the new Middle East, ”he said.
This whole document and the fact of the unhindered development of the ideas of world hegemony are proof that successive parties and individuals do nothing to stop the onslaught of imperialism, wars and destruction that were and are being waged throughout the world.