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Biden Committed for the U.S. to Conquer Syria

Eric Zuesse

On November 2nd, the Syrian Observer, a trustworthy site about the ongoing war to “regime-change” (i.e., conquer) Syria, headlined “Sources Close to Biden: No Reconstruction in Syria Without Political Reform”, and reported that:

Members of the Biden campaign have held a meeting with Syrians to discuss issues related to the conflict and the administration’s approach, should Biden be elected writes Asharq Al-Awsat. An adviser to Democratic candidate Biden’s campaign told a group of Syrians that, if the Biden administration sees the light [meaning: comes to power], “it will make clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin that there can be no American, or European, support for the reconstruction of Syria unless political reform takes place, and that reform must be meaningful [meaning: replaces the existing Government]. Additionally, the main humanitarian issues must be addressed, and presidential accountability must take place[meaning: Bashar al-Assad must be captured, tried by his victorious enemies, and executed]. Biden stressed the need to release prisoners, while keeping the US sanctions on the Syrian regime and the entities that deal with it in place, including Russia.”

If anything, Biden will increase, not decrease, the invasion of Syria. He will be continuing what U.S. President Barack Obama had started, and what U.S. President Donald Trump had (though with reduced intensity) continued. The plan started even prior to 2011.

On 17 April 2011, the Washington Post headlined “U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition groups, cables released by WikiLeaks show”, and reported that,

The State Department has secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite TV channel that beams anti-government programming into the country, according to previously undisclosed diplomatic cables. The London-based satellite channel, Barada TV, began broadcasting in April 2009 but has ramped up operations to cover the mass protests in Syria as part of a long-standing campaign to overthrow the country’s autocratic leader, Bashar al-Assad.

On 14 October 2012, the New York Times bannered “Rebel Arms Flow Is Said to Benefit Jihadists in Syria”, and reported that, “Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists.”

On 25 February 2013, the Times headlined “Saudis Step Up Help for Rebels in Syria With Croatian Arms”, and reported that, “Saudi Arabia has financed a large purchase of infantry weapons from Croatia and quietly funneled them to antigovernment fighters in Syria,” and that, “Washington’s role in the shipments, if any, is not clear.”

On 27 April 2013, the Times reported that, “Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of.”

By the end of 2013, the BBC was already estimating that, “There are believed to be as many as 1,000 armed opposition groups in Syria, commanding an estimated 100,000 fighters.” Very few of them were Syrians, as a consequence of which, when the United States, in December 2013, banned its surging numbers of hired jihadists from around the world, to cooperate with Al Qaeda’s Syrian organization, which then was called “al-Nusrah,” all of the participating jihadist organizations signed a joint statement, saying “We are all Al Nusrah”, and U.S. President Barack Obama then promptly undertook a massive CIA operation, to arm and train Al Nusrah to lead the ’Syrian rebels.’

On 11 September 2013, the Washington Post bannered, “CIA begins weapons delivery to Syrian rebels”, and reported that,

The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries by the State Department of vehicles and other gear — a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war.

On 2 July 2017, independent journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva headlined “350 diplomatic flights carry weapons for terrorists”, and reported that, “U.S. sends $1 billion worth of weapons. Among the main customers of the ‘diplomatic flights for weapons’ service provided by Silk Way Airlines are American companies, which supply weapons to the US army and US Special Operations Command. The common element in these cases is that they all supply non-US standard weapons.” The objective was to hinder tracing back to the U.S. Government the weapons that the jihadists (‘rebels’) were using.

The BBC-TV series The Night Manager (now on Amazon Prime Video) is a high quality dramatization of the setting-up of a shipment of arms to the jihadists in Syria that failed to be delivered as the arms-dealers and the top levels of the UK and U.S. Governments had planned for them to be delivered. Included in the shipment (and shown prominently in the series’s fifth installment) are napalm warheads such as actually are used in order to help to conquer Syria’s Government. (Those napalm-attacks are set up so as to be blamed against Syria’s Government.)

The reconstruction costs from this foreign invasion of Syria by around a hundred thousand jihadists, who have been paid by the Sauds and armed by the United States, to overthrow the secularist Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, and to oust from power his committedly secularist Ba’ath Party, are “ball park” estimated by the World Bank, as follows:

The volume of the funding required for reconstruction has been estimated at USD  250 billion by the United Nations to as high as USD1 trillion (POMEPS 2018), by far more than could be provided by Syrian allies.

In other words: reconstruction of Syria won’t happen, unless the sponsors of the jihadist invasion — the U.S. and its Saudi, Turkish, Qatari, and other allies — succeed in their regime-change objective, which would place into power a group of leaders whom the Saud family will have selected, and for which that family has been scouting attractive prospective rulers for Syria ever since, at least, 2015.

America and its allies have created between $250 billion and $1 trillion in damages to Syria, and won’t contribute anything to reconstructing that nation unless and until Syria’s existing Government becomes conquered, and Bashar al-Assad is captured, tried by his victorious enemies, and executed.

The U.N. is powerless, and is silent on this matter, except to condemn Syria’s existing Government.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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Carlton Meyer
November 8, 2020

The USA, Turkey, and Israel need only pay Syria for all the oil they stole to help it recover. Hillary Clinton was the major player shipping arms to terror groups in Syria. This was exposed after an incident in Benghazi.

USS Washington.....sinking to new lows
USS Washington.....sinking to new lows
November 8, 2020

Neo-nazi juntas in Ukraine. Al Qaeda jihadis in Syria. Ukraine, China, time to add the Saudis to the Biden bagman’s to do list.

Is there no infamy unbefitting this man?

Cudwieser
Cudwieser
November 8, 2020

beware those who promise anything in the name of good. They never do.

Sue Rarick
November 8, 2020

Simple solution – Don’t rush Reconstruction. Take your time and to be honest all the US has left is financial threats.
There have been a number of folk in our town that are planning on retiring. This is important when most of our town are 5th SF, SOAR, 101st Airborne or other retired Vet like me and hubby. They are tired of constant deployments and constant wars for 20+ years.
The US military is having problems filling the quotas and their base from the git go – rural Americans have said enough is enough.

Cudwieser
Cudwieser
Reply to  Sue Rarick
November 8, 2020

The US has the second ammendment and 50 years of guerilla conflict to consider. TBF willful disobedience should be enough to call the Dem bluff if they’ve actually won. Fi ance is irrelevant lest there be stability in the government.

oldandjaded
Reply to  Cudwieser
November 8, 2020

Once you get past the idea that the central driver behind this is the dismantling of the nation state, you realize that violent civil unrest from either side of the aisle is EXACTLY what those that are REALLY in control want. All these vectors are leading to the point where they say to us “look where governing yourselfs has got you, is this what you want? Embrace a centralized one world government under the loving, caring auspices of the United Nations (United, such a nice word, who doesn’t like unity?), and we can make all these horrible scary things (that… Read more »

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gte
gte
Reply to  Sue Rarick
November 8, 2020

 You are correct that the military is having problems filling quotas and the reality of the situation has not filtered to the hierarchy, who ever is in power, since they live in another level of society. Its very much like the story about the emperor without any cloths where lackeys pander to the emperor and despite wearing nothing they proclaim that his cloths are beautiful.
Sad but true.

Susan Rarick
Susan Rarick
Reply to  gte
November 8, 2020

The only military the US will be getting are the need a job folk that have no plans of actually fighting. Happens during every depression.
Go back to the very beginning of WW2. The US lost every fight – the soldiers were all need a job folk who enlisted during the depression. We are heading to that direction again.

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oldandjaded
November 8, 2020

This isn’t even newsworthy, anyone with an IQ over their shoe size has known this since the 2016 election. What are bithcing about Eric, you KNEW dem foreign policy was synonymous with regime change the entire time you stumped for these clowns the last four years.

oldandjaded
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
November 8, 2020

The problem with that, is its not “Bidens policy” its the policy of the democratic party. At some point we all have to grow up and accept that there is never going to be a candidate in either of our countries that checks every single item on our personal checklists, and the idea that they should violates the very idea of “democracy” which is not about society accepting my ideals, but about society being governed by a CONSENSUS of its ideals.. This fallacy is what lies at the very center of what we now call “identity politics” as perfected in… Read more »

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Ugh...
Ugh...
November 8, 2020

US/EU/NATO Cancer are back on track, popping champagne

Flash
Flash
November 8, 2020

Even if there is regime change they won’t rebuild Syria. They will invest 250 billion in Syria whilethe US an European infrastructure is crumbling? Wishful thinking.
At best they will give 50 million which will do nothing.

padre
padre
Reply to  Flash
November 8, 2020

They couldn’t care less about that!Main point is easy money for the corporations!And what they call “investment” is a loan, which will be paid back with interest,not counting the resources they will steal!

William H Warrick III MD
William H Warrick III MD
November 8, 2020

This is what Biden’s bloodthirsty supporters want.

Cilcoffin
Cilcoffin
November 8, 2020

The Syrians would never expect anything from the Americans – if they look anywhere it’ll be to the Chinese (not that there won’t be strings attached). I am sure that the article is right that this is the intention of those pulling the strings (it’s pretty obvious that Biden, if he survives at all, will just be a figurehead until he can’t even read a script). The interesting question for me is what should the Russians do to counter any ramping up of western trouble-making in Syria. I suspect they held back from making them pay a heavy price until… Read more »

AriusArmenian
AriusArmenian
Reply to  Cilcoffin
November 8, 2020

Syria is resolute on not submitting to the US/UK/EU. The Syrian army is ready to clear Idlib. The Russian air force is staying in Syria and always ready to bomb to atoms the insertion of vermin jihadis into Syria like they just recently did.

oldandjaded
Reply to  Cilcoffin
November 8, 2020

No one is even considerating the likelihood that Biden will successfully be impeached as soon as he is inaugurated. The Bobilinski affair is ABSOLUTE ROCK SOLID grounds for impeachment, and the Republicans will move on that before he even has the seat warmed up. Here’s the thing, I don’t think the dems will mount a meaningful defence, Biden was just a vehicle to get Harris in, who they seem to feel in un-electable, my guess is, they will tut tut about how if only they had had sufficient time to investigate, yada, yada, yada, and through Biden under the bus,… Read more »

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AriusArmenian
AriusArmenian
November 8, 2020

Elites in the West are vicious and brutal.
What they cannot control they destroy.
What is pumping blood through their veins since they have no heart.

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