by Tony Cartalucci
April 2, 2012
Note: Much of this report is
based on James Corbett's recent presentation, "R2P or: How the Left Learned
to Stop Worrying and Embrace Wars of Imperial Aggression."
The report also makes mention of calls to arm the opposition.
There is also funding being given by the West
and the Arab League to
literally "pay" terrorist to get back into the fight.
Surely, placing pressure on a government that has just restored order across
the country, while "bolstering" and arming the opposition will only trigger
yet another round of bloodshed and violence.
Should such a nation manage to restore order, however, the R2P doctrine along with the meddling it justifies and the window for regime change it opens no longer applies.
Knowing this, and realizing the window for
forcing regime change in Syria is closing, the West is actually seeking ways
to perpetuate the bloodbath, not end it, until their objective of removing
President Bashar al-Assad has been achieved - revealing in incredible detail
the insidious nature of the so-called "humanitarian" R2P model.
Essentially, the violence that then predictably
unfolds is cited as justification to intervene more overtly and ensure
regime change is accomplished and a series of neo-liberal reforms
In 2002, Syria was
officially added to America's "Axis of
Evil," and according to US Army General Wesley Clark (below video)
during a 2007 speech, was one of many Arab regimes targeted for regime
As early as 2008, the
US State Department
began training armies of "activists" to then be sent
back to their respective nations across the Arab World and induce violent
The report went on to explain that the US,
Posner would add,
Claims of peaceful protesters being brutalized
by Qaddafi's troops quickly collapsed as it became known these "protesters"
were heavily armed terrorists hailing from the US State Department
Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). Instead of carrying placards as
the corporate-media suggested, they were brandishing machines guns, driving
tanks, and even at one point piloting fighter jets.
NATO's military campaign from the beginning,
however, did not "protect civilians," but instead provided air support for
rebel assaults, intelligence and special operations assistance to rebel
military units, and carried the systematic targeting and destroying of
Qaddafi's political inner circle - which included bombing the homes of
Qaddafi's family, killing his children and his grandchildren in NATO
This included shutting off water, electricity, food, and aid and literally starving out city residence while NATO pounded them from the air until they capitulated. In the case of Sirte, the city fought until the bitter end leaving absolute desolation.
Other cities targeted included Tawarga in which
the entire population of 10,000 was either exterminated or permanently
The desolate Libyan city of Sirte
after NATO's months-long siege - the tragic aftermath
of a UN-sanctioned
Clearly NATO made a cruel mockery out of the "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine, using it to visit catastrophic horrors upon the Libyan people, overturning a unifying national government, plunging the entire nation into division and chaos - where now bands of genocidal racists roam the country carrying out horrific and systematic atrocities while other armed militias battle each other daily as the nation is carved up into competing fiefdoms.
The government in Tripoli installed by NATO after the fall of Qaddafi is currently headed by BP, Shell, and Total-funded Petroleum Institute chairman Abdurrahim el-Keib.
Before el-Keib even came to power, provisional
rebel leaders had already begun
pawning off national assets to French,
Qatari, British, and American corporations.
And despite this doctrine's legitimacy
collapsing, it has been quickly arrayed against Syria next. As in Libya,
Syria's "protesters" are in fact a mix of armed Syrian militants, foreign
fighters, and terrorists provided a constant torrent of weapons and funding
from NATO and its junior partners amongst the Arab League.
have already been used and exposed
during the Libyan war, and like R2P itself seem to be collapsing upon their
We are brought right back to the beginning, with
Western powers convening in Turkey faced with a Syrian government restoring
order and taking R2P options "off the table."
The corporate-financier funded US policy think-tank Brookings Institution in their Middle East Memo #21 "Assessing Options for Regime Change", literally says in reference to arming Syrian militants,
Also out of the Brookings Institution, Middle East Memo #21
"Assessing Options for Regime Change"
makes no secret that "responsibility to protect"
is but a pretext for
long-planned regime change.
The same Brookings Institution in another report titled "Assessing Options for Regime Change" would admit Kofi Annan's mission to Syria is not to broker a peace deal, but rather to facilitate the establishment of "safe havens" from which the West's campaign of destabilization can be continued:
Not only is it obvious that Western leaders are currently plotting in Turkey to carry out Brookings' directives, but also that these goals, as they did in Libya, run contra to any conceivable interpretation of the "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine.
When we consider that the 2001 document, "The Responsibility to Protect," - published by the ad hoc "International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) - consisted of members of,
...and members of both Western governments and
armed forces - the decade-arcing plot to disguise a global blitzkrieg of
naked military conquest as a series of "humanitarian interventions" becomes
Some of the corporate sponsors behind the Brookings Institution,
from whose playbook Western leaders are following
in their attempted overthrow
of Syria's government.
Just some of the corporate and "institutional" sponsors of the International Crisis Group,
whose membership provided representatives
that helped develop the R2P
The very corporations behind the development of the R2P doctrine allowing for the vicious dismemberment of Libya, are the same corporations now plundering its wealth and preparing to role it into their global hegemonic empire.
It seems Syria is next and the powers that be
are not concerned that their fig leaf of legitimacy has been take into the
wind. Beyond that, they eye the world - Africa, South America, Southeast
Asia, Russia and China and their peripheries - unless we as individuals
identify these corporations and find the resolve
to boycott and
The key to undoing this unwarranted influence is
to stop feeding this monster our money, time, energy, and attention.