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US Interference In Lebanon-Syria-Iraq

by Oui Fri Mar 17th, 2023 at 09:47:44 AM EST

Added chapters on #Syria and #Iraq in lead-up to NWO and war in Ukraine …

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Building a better world in my image ... NWO.


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The end of Lebanisation?


Syria Expendable In Joint US-Israel ME Power Schemes by Oui Sat Dec 28th, 2013 |

In the first decade of the 21st century, Israel and the US were focused on breaking Syrian influence over Lebanon. The Lebanon civil war and a decade of Israeli occupation left parts of Lebanon in shambles. Syria was asked by the UN to step in and provide security. The Syrian regime and Hezbollah became natural allies and the Saudis tried by subversion to put their hold on the Sunni minority groups in both Lebanon and Syria. The Hariri assassination in 2005 became a rallying call to oust Syria from Lebanon. It didn't stop there. At first the EU and the US (John Kerry) tried to persuade Bashar Assad to reform his authoritarian regime to allow opposition voices be heard and put in place steps for building democracy. The EU offered economic partnerships dependent on political reform. Under President George Bush and Secretary Condoleeza Rice, diplomatic steps were not an option and Syria became an enemy of the US, being an ally of Iran the next target of Israel and US war plans.

In early 2011, the so-called Arab Spring and the revolt in Homs, Syria, became an opportunity for regime change and getting rid of the inherent evil dictator Bashar Assad. Taking great pride in the "successes" of Tunisia, Libya amd Egypt, the Western colonial powers and the US united with Turkey, Jordan and the Gulf states to overthrow Assad. The miscalculation would result in a pro-longed civil/sectarian war with over 125,000 persons killed and millions of Syrians uprooted, displaced or crossing borders as refugees. The military stalemate has been reached and the devastation and destruction of Syria is unimagineable.

How hopeful I was and how badly it’s sovereignty, peace and (inter)national interests of the European Union were protected by the EU Commission.

Gaza Massacre by the Jewish State of Israel | May 16th, 2018 |

Removing the Democrats from power became a major goal for PM Netanyahu, Israel lobby groups and to undo the nuclear deal with Iran sealed by the UN Security Council. The US has become itself a pariah state within the global community of nations and spreading terror across te Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

In the next decade, Europe will need to adjust its reliance on the capital infrastructure which has it embeded in Wall Street, trade treaties and the financial banking system. A next step will be to remove the dominant US dollar currency in favor of a basket of foreign valutas. The Brexit should expediate the separation of mainland Europe with the AngloSaxon empire of pure capitalism, warmongering and policy of regime change by force as seen during the last twenty years.

High Representative and VP Josep Borrell | EEAS |

The European External Action Service (EEAS) is the European Union’s diplomatic service. Since 2011, the EEAS carries out the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy to promote peace, prosperity, security, and the interests of Europeans across the globe.


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Can Israel and Syria Reach Peace? Obstacles, Lessons, and Prospects | James Baker III Institute for Public Policy - March 2005 |

At the turn of the century, during late 1999 and early 2000, Israel and Syria were about to sign a peace agreement, after more than fifty years of bitter conflict, including four wars and numerous smaller clashes.

Following almost a decade of protracted negotiations with U.S. involvement, most of the bilateral disputes had been settled with mutual understanding regarding Israeli withdrawal from the Golan (Jawlan ) Heights, security arrangements, as well as diplomatic and economic relations between Syria and Israel.

Yet, in the last stage of negotiations, in March 2000, the remaining obstacle to a peace agreement was a dispute over a narrow strip of land, some 12 kilometers long and a few hundred meters wide, along the northeastern shore of Lake Tiberias (or Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kinneret).

President Hafiz Asad demanded sovereignty over this strip of land, allowing Syria direct access to the lake for fishing and swimming (and probably also giving Syria control over half the lake). This long-held position derived from Syria’s demand for a return to the June 4, 1967 line which it had occupied since the 1948 war with Israel, although the international boundary demarcated in 1923 by the British Mandatory power in Palestine and the French Mandatory power in Syria was drawn 10 meters from the lake’s northeastern shore.

The last and perhaps only US Secretary of State putting his fist on the table during talks with Israel in the aftermath of diminishing the military power and influence of Saddam Hussein after the First Gulf War.

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Some excellent diaries on IRAQ by cskendrick

Iraq: Handicapping the Baker Report, Part Three | Nov 26th, 2006 |

Cross-posted in Garish DKOS Orange

Given how suddenly events are changing in Iraq, it's time to wrap this short series up. Part One raised the point that the very premise of the Baker Commission -- that Americans retain some control over events in Iraq -- was rapidly going out of date.

By the time I published Part Two the preferred scenario from work in support of the Baker Commission was egregiously unsuitable; this was demonstrated.

Today, we'll cover the less palatable possibilities. The ones that are happening right now.

President Bush rejects recommendations Iraq Study Group report

SIPRI Interview Hans Blix

The invasion of Iraq was a turning point on to a path that led towards Ukraine | The Guardian Opinion |


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Election saga played out in 1960 - 1968 - 1980 - 2000 - 2016

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President Sheikh Mohamed holds talks with Syria's Bashar Al Assad | The National |

Top Emirati official says Syria should be brought back into the fold for the stability of the Middle East

President Sheikh Mohamed met Syrian President Bashar Al Assad in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, where the two leaders discussed stability in the Middle East.

The Syrian leader and first lady Asma Al Assad arrived on an official visit on Sunday. The couple were welcomed at a ceremony at Qasr Al Watan on the capital's waterfront.

Sheikh Mohamed accompanied Mr Al Assad during a rendition of the Syrian national anthem as he was welcomed with an honour guard salute.

"I welcomed President Bashar Al Assad of Syria to the UAE today, and we held constructive talks aimed at developing relations between our two countries," Sheikh Mohamed Sheikh Mohamed said on Twitter.

"Our discussions also explored ways of enhancing co-operation to accelerate stability and progress in Syria and the region."

Mr Al Assad last visited the UAE last March, marking his first trip to an Arab country since the Syrian civil war began in 2011.

Dr. Anwar Gargash, diplomatic adviser to the President, said there was a need to bring Syria and its government back into the fold.

"The UAE's position is clear regarding the need for Syria to return ... and this was confirmed by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed during his meeting today with President Bashar Al Assad," Dr Gargash wrote on Twitter.

At last ... sovereignty for Arab States rejecting decades of neo-con policy boosting Israel and European neo-colonialism. Rejecting the offer to join NATO alliance. Wising up.

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Obama, Erdogan talk Syria, say 'Assad needs to go' | TOI - 16 May 2013 |

US remains reluctant to take the kind of action demanded by Turkey, including more aggressive steps to topple the regime

President Obama, speaking at a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says that Turkey and the U.S. agree that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad must give up power to a transitional government.

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Obama 'Connived' with Neocons for a Bashar Replacement | Posted by Oui @BooMan on Jun 16, 2014 |

I used this headline out of my anger with the Obama administration and the lies and forgeries about U.S. policy by following the neocon playbook to replace Bashar Assad. How close was the decision to bomb the Alawite regime in Damascas and giving the Sunni jihadists and ISIS terror groups a free reign to massacre Syrians.

I had bookmarked this front page story that was spot on with these prophetic words still actual today:

    A demonstration of the US government's failure to appreciate how it is being railroaded by the administration into a confrontation with Syria ...

    NSC Chief Hadley asked Italy for a Bashar Replacement
    by susanhu  Sun Oct 23rd, 2005

    National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley asked the Italians to help with regime change in Syria

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Obama says Assad must go to end Syria civil war | TOI - Dec. 2015 |

As Washington, Moscow appear to agree on a peace plan, US president insists embattled leader can't take part in future elections

US President Barack Obama on Thursday said Syria's civil war would not end unless Bashar Assad leaves power, discounting suggestions the Middle Eastern leader could take part in future elections.

"I do not foresee a situation in which we can end the civil war in Syria while Assad remains in power," Obama said on the sidelines of a trade summit in Manila.

Assad's fate has become a key stumbling block to peace in Syria and a point of contention between the West and Assad's backers in Moscow and Tehran.

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Pulling Wool Over Eyes of We the People - Again | Oct. 20, 2022 |

Senator Joe Biden of the Foreign Intelligence Committee, voted for the Iraq War and bears full responsibility. In addition, he led foreign policy during eight years of the Obama administration. He is not a man of peace, diplomacy or compromise

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Visiting Iraq, Germany's Baerbock calls for international support, Türkiye and Iran excepted | DW News |

Speaking alongside Fuad Hussein, her Iraqi counterpart, Baerbock criticized Iran's disrespect for Iraqi sovereignty.

The Iranian regime "is apparently prepared to jeopardize lives and stability in the region [in order] to maintain power," said Baerbock. "This is completely unacceptable and dangerous for the region as a whole." 

Baerbock believes if Iraq is successful in maintaining a stable environment, without undue influence from external actors like Iran, or Turkey, it can provide a model of stability for the entire region.

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German FM Baerbock said during a visit to Baghdad that Iran is jeopardizing "stability" in the Middle East | DW News |

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock called on Iran to cease its missile attacks on Iraqi territory during a visit to Baghdad.

    "The Iranian regime shows with its missile attacks that it not only represses its own population with recklessness and brutality, but is apparently prepared to jeopardize lives and stability in the entire region to maintain power," Baerbock said after meeting her Iraqi counterpart, Fuad Hussein.

In Erbil, Germany's military is training Kurdish security forces in the fight against the "Islamic State" (IS) extremist group.

Baerbock recalled that IS killed thousands of people in northern Iraq and abducted and enslaved women and children.

"Because the world community did not prevent this genocide, we have all the more responsibility to ensure that these crimes are solved and that the survivors receive justice," she said.

The arrogance visiting Iraq in the month the West launched a barrage of cruise missiles at the start of an invasion, occupation and over half a million deaths just 20 years ago. War crimes, torture, Abu Ghraib leading to a revenge by Sunni population and the creation of AQI which evolved into ISIL as fanatic mujahideen fighters from all corners of the Islamic world traveled to Syria through Türkiye, ally of NATO partners to overthrow Bashar Assad after the "successes" of Afghanistan and Libya.

Obama Admits He Lacks A Strategy to Combat ISIL in the Levant | Aug 29, 2014 |

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Containing Shiite Militias: The Battle for Stability in Iraq | Brookings Policy Briefing - Dec. 2017 |

Many of Iraq's Shiite militias mobilized in response to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's fatwa that called on all able-bodied Iraqis to defend their country when the Iraqi army collapsed and Mosul fell to ISIS in June 2014. An umbrella militia organization known as the "Hashd al-Shaabi," or Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), was established in response. On the surface, the PMF constitutes a state- sanctioned organization that reports to the federal government, but in practice, it is dominated by Iran-aligned, pre-existing militia groups such as Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Kataib Hezbollah, Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada, and the Badr Brigade.

US Ally Soleimani's Global Fight Against Sunni Terror | Jan. 2020 |

Coordinated assassination of Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad by Trump & company in coordination with intelligence from UK and Israel ... cowards.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Mar 20th, 2023 at 10:14:41 PM EST
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Islamic State Khorasan Province | Aug. 24, 2021 |

A lot of malarkey to rewrite the invasion, occupation of Iraq by the neo-colonial invaders from the US and UK. The Neocons don't do nation building - was signed CPA.

Remember the Jordanian terror master - former detainee of King Hussein - Abu Mu'sab al-Zarqawi ... the ghost leader of AQI in Iraq!

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Mosul the Divide Between Arabs and Kurds

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War Talk by Joe Biden In Turkey Ahead of Syria Conference | Jan 23, 2016 |

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To preserve capitalism, deplete the Earth ... no holds barred.

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Saudi Arabia, Syria Close to Resuming Ties in Russia-Brokered Talks | WSJ |

The emerging deal could leave the U.S. again on the sidelines during a dramatic shift in the Middle East's geopolitics

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Mar 24th, 2023 at 06:54:52 PM EST

Saudi's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud earlier this month said engagement with Assad could lead to Syria's return to the Arab League, but it was currently too early to discuss such a step.

The UAE reopened its embassy in Damascus in 2018, arguing Arab countries needed more of a presence in resolving the Syrian conflict.

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Netanyahu has been waiting for many years for a major strike on Iran. Recently Biden stated the US has his back in conflict with Iran after diplomacy failed to recover the Obama's legacy of the JCPOA agreement. Joe was never serious to do that fight with US Congress and ally Israel again. Joe losing one ally after another in the Middle East. Abraham Accords

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Intervention US Election 2016 ... Not Russia | Apr. 30, 2020 |

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Ditching the JCPOA ...

Trump Does Have Friends Across Middle East | May 19, 2018 |

UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcome Trump's exit from Iran nuclear deal | The National - UAE |

The president said in his announcement that US had consulted with 'friends from across the Middle East' ...

Quid pro Quo

International Coalition to Defeat Democrats and Hillary in 2016 | July 8, 2018 |

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Senate votes to repeal 2002 measure that approved Iraq war | Le Monde |

Senators voted 66-30 to repeal the 2002 measure that greenlighted the US' invasion of Iraq in 2003. The measure ends more than 20 years of authorization for US presidents to use force in that country and return those war powers to Congress.

... [in] an effort to return a basic war power to Congress from the White House 20 years after an authorization many now say was a mistake.

Iraqi deaths are estimated in the hundreds of thousands, and nearly 5,000 US troops were killed in the war after President George W. Bush's administration falsely claimed that Saddam Hussein was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction.

"This body rushed into a war," said Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, a Democrat who has pushed for years to repeal the powers. The war has had "massive consequences," Kaine said.

Democratic leaders Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton stood by George Bush and his neocon cabal of warmongers in the repugnant vote to invade a sovereign state and remove a dictator. Millions across the globe demonstrated against the war ...

Prophetic Speeches: Dominique de Villepin at the UN Security Council in February 2003

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