Sunday, April 24, 2016

Merkel's Syria Safe Zone Partition Scheme

Merkel’s Syria Safe Zone Partition Scheme

by Stephen Lendman

Longstanding US/Israeli plans call for redrawing the Middle East map - including partitioning Iraq and Syria, installing pro-Western/Zionist puppet regimes.

Turkey wants a Syria buffer zone to annex border areas between both countries. Weeks earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov blasted the idea, saying creating one would “violate every principle of international law and will lead to a substantial, qualitative escalation” of tensions.

In February, John Kerry told Senate Foreign Relations Committee members that establishing a buffer or safe zone in Syria would require up to 30,000 troops to enforce it, according to Pentagon estimates.

Last November, Trump endorsed the idea, saying “(b)uild a big, beautiful safe zone, and you have whatever it is so people can live, and they’ll be happier.”

Hillary Clinton earlier urged establishing a no-fly zone, the same scheme she used to wage US-led NATO aggression on Libya.

Merkel supported the idea. Now she seeks creating “safe zones” on the phony pretext of protecting internally displaced Syrians, saying:

Establish “zones where the ceasefire is particularly enforced and where a significant level of security can be guaranteed.”

Syria and Russia categorically reject the idea, a thinly veiled partition plan, flagrantly violating international law, also aiming to stem the refugee flow caused by Obama’s war - NATO and regional rogue states complicit in his high crime.

On Friday, Syrian chief peace talks negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari minced no words blasting Western and regional regimes for supporting “organized networks of international terrorism,” continuing to send them cross-border into Syria, “sabotaging the rules of international law,” while claiming to support diplomatic conflict resolution.

War without resolution continues. Peace prospects are unattainable as long as Washington demands regime change.

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