Sunday, April 09, 2017

WaPo Urges Aggression and Regime Change in Syria

WaPo Urges Aggression and Regime Change in Syria

by Stephen Lendman

The neocon Washington Post is a virtual CIA house organ. Its reporting and opinions reflect Langley’s diabolical agenda.

Extremist Robert Kagan co-founded the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) - now called the Foreign Policy Institute (FPI), its sinister agenda unchanged, promoting endless wars of aggression for unchallenged US global dominance.

In a WaPo opinion piece, he called for more aggression on Syria as part of US “military strategy to rebalance the situation in (the country) in America’s favor.”

He urged establishing a no-fly zone, grounding Syria’s air force, arming anti-government terrorists more than already, and ousting Assad - a virtual declaration of war on Russia if these policies are instituted.

Kagan: “The United States’ commitment to such a course will have to be clear enough to deter the Russians from attempting to disrupt it.” 

“This in turn will require moving sufficient military assets to the region so that neither Russia nor Iran will be tempted to escalate the conflict to a crisis, and to be sure that American forces will be ready if they do.”

His worldview reflects madness. He urged escalated war on Syria to show Moscow, Beijing, Tehran and Pyongyang “that the days of American passivity are over.”

He called Trump’s Friday aggression “a critical first step,” an “opening salvo in a broader campaign” to oust Assad and reassert “US power and influence in the Middle East and throughout the world.”

“A single missile strike” only matters if followed by escalated war, he maintains.

He lied claiming “thousands of Russian forces operate throughout Syria, not (against ISIS), against the civilian population and the US-backed moderate opposition.”

“…Russia has increasingly supplanted the United States as a major power broker in the region.”

Fact: All anti-government forces are US-supported terrorists. No moderates exist.

Fact: Limited numbers of Russian personnel are in Syria, mostly related to its anti-terrorist military operations - greatly helping, not harming civilians.

Fact: America and Israel remain the dominant regional powers. Russia has cooperative relations with various Middle East nations.

Kagan is part of Washington’s lunatic fringe. His wife, Victoria Nuland, orchestrated regime change in Ukraine, replacing democratic governance with illegitimate Nazi putschists.

WaPo editors called Trump’s aggression “right as a matter of morality.”

They urged him to assert US leadership forcefully - wanting greater aggression than already.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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