US/Israel Escalating War in Syria for Regime Change?

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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Things seem headed in this direction. Longstanding US policy calls for regime change in Syria and all other sovereign independent countries.

Hardline extremists in charge of Trump’s geopolitical policymaking push this agenda, notably John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, two sinister characters promoting naked aggression, deploring peace and stability.

On Friday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert warned Damascus, saying Washington will take “firm and appropriate measures in response” to efforts by Syrian forces to liberate sovereign territory the Trump regime wants to maintain control over.

Pompeo through his spokeswoman Nauert demands Russia “compel (Assad) to cease further military offensives” – essential to liberate the country from the scourge of US-supported terrorists and the illegal presence of Pentagon troops in southern and northern areas.

On Sunday, Netanyahu threatened Iran and Syria, saying “(w)e are working to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons”  it deplores, doesn’t seek, and wants eliminated everywhere – Israel the region’s only nuclear armed and dangerous country, threatening everyone everywhere.

Netanyahu continued, saying his regime is working “against Iran’s consolidated military presence against us (a malicious Big Lie), and operating against the transfer of deadly weapons from Syria to Lebanon or their manufacture in Lebanon,” adding: 

“All of these weapons are for use against the State of Israel and it is our right – based on the right of self-defense – to prevent their manufacture or transfer.”

All of the above is rubbish. Israel’s only threats are invented ones, no others. 

Iranian military advisors are in Syria, aiding its forces combat US/Israeli-supported terrorists.

Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and all other nations have the right to produce weapons for self-defense. The US, Israel, and their rogue partners use them for naked aggression – the highest of high crimes.

According to the Saudi broadsheet Asharq Al-Awsat, “Tel Aviv has informed Moscow about its decision to ‘expand the scope of its red lines’ in Syria (nationwide) by preventing Iran from consolidating its military presence and that of its militias, including Hezbollah, across all Syrian territories, and not just in the south.” 

If the report is accurate, it indicates Israel will escalate aggression in Syria – likely together with Washington. Both countries partner in each other’s high crimes.

They’re clearly allied for regime change in Syria, wanting Iran isolated ahead of a similar scheme to topple its government.

Southfront called the Asharq Al-Awsat report more evidence of “a longstanding Saudi-Israeli campaign aimed at undermining the Iranian-Russian cooperation over the Syrian conflict.” 

Israeli and Saudi propaganda falsely suggest Russian/Iranian cooperation in Syria against US-supported terrorists is heading for collapse.

Damascus, Moscow, Tehran and Hezbollah are allied in wanting the scourge of US/Israeli/Saudi-supported terrorism in Syria defeated.

Israeli and Saudi propaganda comes ahead of efforts by Syrian forces to liberate territory bordering Jordan, a longtime goal the Trump and Netanyahu regimes aim to prevent.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.