Syria and Iran: US/Israeli Targets for Regime Change

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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Regime change in Syria and Iran are longstanding US/Israeli objectives – part of their greater scheme to redraw the Middle East map, coveting regional control, wanting its valued hydrocarbon resources looted.

Endless US wars of aggression are all about achieving these objectives – what imperialism is all about, Washington on a global scale, Israel seeking regional dominance, along with America’s presence.

Brookings is a corporate-financed imperial tool. Its earlier report titled “Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran” was a regime change policy paper – prepared by six Zioideologues.

They addressed disarming Iran, invasion, air strikes, allowing or encouraging an Israeli attack, regime change, and containment – a sinister plot to destroy Iranian sovereignty, Washington gaining another imperial trophy, Israel partnering in the scheme.

Tehran was falsely accused of seeking nuclear weapons it abhors, along with aiding regional terrorist groups it wants eliminated.

Fabricated evidence was cited, nothing revealed, claiming Iran “aid(s) groups seeking to overthrow the governments of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain (Lebanon and Israel as well) at various times.”

Tehran was falsely accused helping to derail Israeli/Palestinian no-peace/peace talks – dead-on-arrival each time initiated.

A separate report titled “Saving Syria: Assessing Options for Regime Change” called for Assad’s removal, falsely accusing its military and “sectarian thugs (sic of wanting) to crush the opposition and reassert its tyranny.”

Obama regime-launched aggression was ignored. Nor was US use of ISIS and other terrorists as imperial foot soldiers addressed.

Syria and Iran are blamed for US/Israeli high crimes against them. Iranian military advisors are helping Damascus combat US/Israeli-supported terrorists.

Regimes in Washington and Tel Aviv represent the greatest threat to regional and world peace.

Netanyahu demands Iranian military advisors leave Syria, earlier saying there’s no place for them anywhere in the country.

Days earlier, Sergey Lavrov slammed the notion, calling Netanyahu’s demand “absolutely unrealistic,” saying resolving regional problems is “impossible” without Iranian involvement.

Russian/Iran political and economic relations remain firm – undeterred by US sanctions. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Moscow intends deepening ties with the Islamic Republic. Trump regime imposed sanctions will be ignored.

On Sunday, Iranian international affairs advisor Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said “(t)he Zionist regime tries to gain dominance over Syria after Daesh (ISIS), but resistance forces and military advisers from the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue their presence alongside Syria to counter terrorism,” adding:

“The Syrian people will not allow the country to be turned into the hotbed of Zionist terrorists once again.”

Washington, NATO, Israel, the Saudis, and their regional partners in high crimes continue providing ISIS and other regional terrorists with heavy weapons – prolonging war in Syria endlessly.

When Putin and Trump meet in Helsinki, Finland on July 16, Syria will be discussed, along with other topics of mutual interest and concern.

John Bolton said “get(ting) Iranian forces out of Syria” will be brought up by Trump. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Syria will be discussed – not Iran’s military advisory role in the country.

As long as Damascus seeks Iranian help in combating US/Israeli supported terrorists, along with maintaining security in the country when they’re defeated, Tehran will maintain “decisive support” for its regional ally.

It won’t yield to pressure from Washington, Tel Aviv or anywhere else, Amir-Abdollahian stressed.

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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.