What Are We Doing in Syria?
I know, it looks like Russia's plan to move Syria's chemical weapons out of Syria will stop momentum towards the next invasion in the ME.
Nevertheless, the ME situation isn't defused. It's not over. The Neocon/PNAC mission to establish military authority in the ME remains the objective. If we're going to do anything about it, we have to understand what we're up against.
Despite having studied the ME situation extensively from a "truth seeker" perspective for too many years (my career as a systems analyst allows no choice), I've developed an understanding of the agenda and the forces at work, but I don't have the presentation skills to share this knowledge. Thus I can't contain my happiness with having found the likes of Andrew Bacevich and Phil Donahue who provide considerable insight in only a half hour.
If you care at all about what's happening to we Americans, please take 1/2 hour to listen to this interview.
For a clear description of America's problems in the ME, and the strategy being applied, please see
"The People Against the 800 Pound Gorilla" by Jean Bricmont and Diana Johnstone that concludes with:
"For now, the threat of war has been avoided, or at least “postponed”. Let us not forget that Iraq and Libya also gave up their weapons of mass destruction, only to be attacked later. Syria is likely to abandon its chemical weapons, but without any guarantee that the rebels, much less Israel, won’t retain such weapons. The popular mobilization against the war, probably the first one in history to stop a war before it starts, has been intense but may be short-lived. Those whose war plans have been interrupted can be expected to come up with new maneuvers to regain the initiative. These past days have given a glimpse of what can be accomplished when people wake up and say no to war. This must be an inspiration for continued efforts to make diplomacy prevail over bullying, and mutual disarmament over endless war. If people really want peace, it can be possible."