Thursday, March 31, 2016

White House Sticks to Regime Change in Syria

White House Sticks to Regime Change Demand in Syria

by Stephen Lendman

In March 2011, Obama launched naked aggression on Syria, creating the illusion of civil conflict, wanting regime change, using ISIS and other imported death squads to do his dirty work.

America’s end game is turning the Syrian Arab Republic into another US vassal state, looting its resources, exploiting its people, partitioning it for easier control, eliminating an Israeli rival, isolating Iran, then repeating the dirty scheme against the Islamic Republic.

Imperialism works this way, unchallenged dominance its aim. America wants it globally -  unthinkable nuclear war on Russia and China a possible strategy to achieve it.

International law prohibits nations from interfering in the internal affairs of others except in self-defense if attacked. Syria under Assad threatened no one earlier or now.

Citizens of all countries alone have the right to choose their governments and leaders, free from foreign interference. Assad enjoys overwhelming popularity.

Syrians want no one else leading them. Washington rejects their sovereign rights, White House spokesman Josh Earnest, calling his involvement in Syria’s future government a “non-starter.”

US/Saudi backed terrorist groups comprising the opposition engaged in farcical peace talks reject him, negotiator George Sabra saying:

“The government, whether it’s new or old, as long as it is in the presence of Bashar al-Assad, is not part of the political process.”

Irreconcilable differences look unresolvable. Assad justifiably rejects foreign powers dictating how Syria should be run. 

Russia supports him. So does international law. Freedom-loving people everywhere accept no less. The alternative is tyranny.

A Final Comment

In a wide-ranging interview with Sputnik News, Assad said he’ll hold a snap presidential election if Syrians want one - if “there is a popular will,” he explained, adding:

It’s not a problem for him despite having served less than two years of a seven-year term since reelected overwhelmingly in June 2014, a process independent monitors judged open, free and fair.

“It is natural to respond to the will of the people and not to that of certain opposition forces…(T)he president cannot work without the people’s support,” Assad explained.

He supports the right of all Syrian citizens, including ones opposing his rule, to participate in all elections, presidential and parliamentary ones.

“Every Syrian citizen anywhere in the world has the right to vote,” he stressed. Parliamentary elections are scheduled for April 13. 

International observers are invited to monitor the process - to judge if it’s open, free and fair like the last parliamentary and presidential elections.

Syria’s system shames America’s sham process.

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