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Rasa News Agency - Massive Buildup Shows US War on Syria Is Getting Bigger – But There Will Be No Breakthrough
Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Massive Buildup Shows US War on Syria Is Getting Bigger – But There Will Be No Breakthrough
Rasa - The issue of America’s war of choice and grandiose thinking in the Middle East is putting the entire world in danger all over again.

RNA - As is now under the Trump regime, the US military is dramatically expanding its operations in Syria, constructing new illegal bases in the war-torn country and doing whatever it can to sell as many weapons as possible to vassals. The new mission creep base marks the latest example of America’s growing and controversial war for regime change in Damascus. The new expansion is one part of what appears to be a massive US military infrastructure development project in other parts of the region as well, including Yemen, that will see new US outposts built this year on the pretext of fighting terror and protecting America’s illicit interests.

 

The buildup coincides with an aggressive escalation by the Trump White House in their propaganda warfare against Iran as well, including a possible withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal Iran signed with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.

 

While Trump claims the US is leaving Syria, the Pentagon regime continues to seek massive amounts of funding for its military operations in the country as well. This includes a request for $300 million in weapons to give to “partner forces” in Syria i.e., Qaeda-allied militants. This amounts to enough arms for 65,000 fighters. This is expected to center on the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces, which is to say, almost entirely the Kurdish YPG. The US has been arming the YPG for years now as part of its regime change campaign.

 

The $300 million in arms also comes with $250 million in so-called “border security” funding for Syria. Both are going into the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), which Pentagon officials can easily shuffle around to spend on virtually anything – including arming America’s favorite terrorists. While couched as “Counter-ISIS” funding, the funding looks more likely to be backing the YPG in fighting Turkey. While the US is unlikely to fund fighting against another NATO ally, it may also be this is just another excuse to grow the OCO for the ultimate push for Damascus.

 

It gets interesting when we hear that Saudi Arabia confirmed that they are considering joining an “Arab force” to invade Syria as well! They say this possibility has been discussed with officials from a number of different countries. This “Arab Force” would be from countries favoring regime change in Syria. The idea was proposed last month by the Trump White House, which sees the Arab force as a replacement for the US ground troops currently in Syria.

 

Clearly, such a deployment would not be endorsed by the Syrian government, and would eventually lead to direct military clashes with Syrian forces and their allies. While the nations involved in the Arab force aren’t all named, the Saudis involvement suggests it will mirror the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen. But that US-backed, Saudi-led invasion of Yemen has been calamitous, killing large numbers of civilians, and failing to achieve its military goals. There is no reason to think in Syria the outcome will be any different, specially considering that Syria is incomparably stronger that Yemen and already has a vehement army of allies in the sky and on the ground.

 

Which brings us to the conclusion that it is indeed silly to believe, given how bad Yemen has gone, that the Saudis and their friends have what it takes to consider throwing together another force to invade Syria. US officials see this as a way to affect regime change in Damascus, though it’s clear it will be wishful thinking all over again.

 

According to Fars News Agancy, it is exceptionally important for war-party Washington to accept that the reason they lost the war on Syria is because they were wrong, and because they chose a coalition of allies who are corrupt, who are regrettably weak, who are allied with terror groups, who are extremely disliked by the nations they rule or invaded, and who symbolize all of the worst failings of the United Nations and humanity. If they inflate the importance of the purported Iran meddling in their affairs it is to excuse their painful defeat. They see Iran bashing as a way to undermine efforts to end America’s endless war and support for terrorist groups in Syria.

 

The problem with this new mission creep is that the desperate souls have lost the war and they will not return to the good old days when their terror proxies were roaming free across Iraq and Syria. But America’s new escalation of the war of choice tells us that a notably authoritarian Trump White House is likely to continue to intervene in the post-ISIL country on behalf of vassals who share its illicit interests, and it’s especially important for the world community to take this massive buildup by the War Party seriously.

 

The evidence is overwhelming that America is playing a very harmful role, an unacceptable role in the ongoing humanitarian crisis, and that playing at war with Iran is Trump’s way of helping the failing terrorist groups, appeasing disappointed allies, and also an effort to try to undermine in a significant way the anti-terror alliance of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Hezbollah and Russia. The alliance is not, as they claim, a self-interest group relying only on its members. They are drawing support from the world community - unlike the War Party which relies on terror groups and despicable vassals.

 

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