Insists Syria’s al-Assad an accessory
March 22, 2016
A former adviser to Hillary Clinton on Syria, Frederic C. Hof, now a Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, has called for invading Syria in the wake of the deadly attacks in Brussels.
“For the better part of a year, one clear recommendation has been on the table: assemble an American-led, coalition-of-the-willing, professional ground component—one top-heavy in regional and European forces—to enter eastern Syria to close with and kill ISIS. Engaging the Syrian opposition at all levels, consistent with an executable civil-military stabilization plan, can produce an administrative structure for an ISIS-free eastern Syria. Killing ISIS in Syria can ease the migration crisis and hasten the demise of this murderous band in Iraq. And it can demonstrate to the credulously stupid that linking up with losers will be a one-way trip to self-destruction,” Hof writes.
“Time is not the friend of the West on this issue,” he continues. “The idea that Syria’s Bashar al-Assad—a major enabler of ISIS—should step aside as a result of negotiations so that a united Syrian front can be formed to liberate eastern Syria is fine in theory. Russian and Iranian military operations in support of their Syrian client have all-but killed it in practice. Waiting for the barbarians—who recruit on the basis of their own survival and Assad’s atrocities—to hit the American homeland and then retaliate with an all-American force is always an option. But why wait? Why make it all-American? Why not do the heavy, coalition-building diplomatic lift that has been recommended for months and kill these bloodthirsty criminals sooner rather than later?”
Hof’s call to engage “the Syrian opposition at all levels” in practical terms is a call to work with elements in Syria sympathetic to the attack in Brussels that killed at least 34 people. The so-called Syrian opposition subscribes to radical Wahhabi Salafism.
Bashar al-Assad is not responsible for the presence of al-Qaeda inspired groups in Syria, including al-Nusra, Jaysh al-Islam, Liwa al-Tawhid, Ansar al-Sharia and the Islamic State. The United States, its European partners and, specifically the Gulf Emirates led by Saudi Arabia are responsible. The Pentagon has admitted the preferable option in Syria is the establishment of an Islamic principality and Sharia law.
“The Atlantic Council of the United States was established in 1961 by former Secretaries of State Dean Acheson and Christian Herter to bolster support for NATO. Atlantic Councils were set up in other member states for the same purpose, and at the present time they now number more than 40 in NATO and Partnership for Peace countries. The name is derivative of North Atlantic Council, the highest governing body of NATO,” writes Rick Rozoff.
Former top commander of the US European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe from 2003 to 2006 and National Security Advisor James L. Jones—described as the “new Henry Kissinger”—served as the Council’s chairman. Jones was Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s special envoy for Middle East security. “As the most recent National Security Advisor of the United States, I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger, filtered down through General Brent Scowcroft and Sandy Berger, who is also here. We have a chain of command in the National Security Council that exists today,” Jones said in 2009.
Scowcroft, a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant General and national security advisor under Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush who handpicked Obama’s national security team, is the chairman of the Atlantic Council’s International Advisory Board.
The Atlantic Council is linked to the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Enterprise Institute, the Aspen Institute, the Carnegie Endowment, Brookings Institution, the Rand Corporation and other interlocked globalist operations. “The Atlantic Council and the sites it links to are collectively the best example of what for over a century has been described as the invisible government. More particularly, an unaccountable foreign policy establishment for which Euro-Atlantic strategic ties with emphasis on the NATO military bloc are given central emphasis,” Rozoff notes.
The attack in Brussels will be used to intensify the war on manufactured terror. The epicenter of that war is currently centered on Syria. In addition to further locking down Europe and the United States and expanding the power of the police state, the attack will be exploited to move against al-Assad under the cover of attacking the Islamic State which is a creation of the Pentagon during its occupation of Iraq. The terror organization’s roots are in Afghanistan where the CIA built a jihadist mujahideen that would transform itself into al-Qaeda, the Taliban and ultimately the Islamic State.
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:16 am