Posts Tagged ‘Brookings Institution’

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Opponents of US-led foreign interventions and wars may find themselves disappointed by the foreign policy paths the Trump-led White House ends up taking.

It hasn’t taken very long at all for the ill omens to appear. For all the talk of a new, inward-looking protectionism and a backing away from Neo-Con activity in the Middle East, suspicions build that the new administration may be all set to continue the Neo-Con agenda and soon commence hostile activity against Iran.

The accusations being leveled at Iran by President Trump and his Islamophobic National Security Adviser Michael Flynn (the “Islam is a cancer” guy) concerning alleged Iranian violations of the nuclear treaty are likely manufactured to try to mislead the American public into accepting military action against Iran. (more…)

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Days ago, the Syrian Army, with Russian aid, encircled the crucial city of Aleppo.
Aleppo has for some time been a stronghold for Syrian and non-Syrian militias, rebels and terrorists fighting to topple the Syrian state. If Aleppo is restored to government control, it represents a major turning point in the devastating war that has been raging for five years now.

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Russian military intervention in Syria has troubled many commentators and analysts in the West.

Russia coming to the aid of the beleaguered Syrian government alters the situation, certainly. But to what end, ultimately? And can ‘Syria’ still be ‘saved’…?

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The US has just launched its first drone-strikes in northern Syria from a Turkish airbase, according to the Pentagon.
Earlier this week, the White House authorised ongoing (and internationally illegal) air-strikes to protect non-existent “moderate” rebels in Syria, and including potential strikes against government forces. The invasion of Syria, intended for so long now, is finally happening as we speak.
And, with extraordinarily convenient timing, the chemical weapons accusation has now been brought up again, with a UN investigation imminent…

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The recent news that British forces have been involved in (illegal) airstrikes in Syria may have come as a surprise to some; but of course there is a broader context to this story.
Far from the highly sanitised reporting of the mainstream media, it has in recent days emerged that American policy-makers have drawn up detailed plans for an imminent final invasion and occupation of the sovereign nation of Syria.

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