Tony Cartalucci, Contributing Writer
U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has claimed over the last several weeks to be backing "peace efforts" in Syria to end the conflict which has lasted over a year now. In reality, it has been revealed that his function is to simply buy time for a collapsing militant front and the creation of NATO-occupied "safe havens" from which further destabilization and "coercive action" can be conducted against the Syrian government.
This has been confirmed by Fortune 500-funded, US foreign-policy think-tank, Brookings Institution, which has blueprinted designs for regime change in Libya as well as both Syria and Iran. In their latest report, "Assessing Options for Regime Change" it is stated:
An alternative is for diplomatic efforts to focus first on how to end the violence and how to gain humanitarian access, as is being done under Annan’s leadership. This may lead to the creation of safe-havens and humanitarian corridors, which would have to be backed by limited military power. This would, of course, fall short of U.S. goals for Syria and could preserve Assad in power. From that starting point, however, it is possible that a broad coalition with the appropriate international mandate could add further coercive action to its efforts." -- page 4, Assessing Options for Regime Change, Brookings Institution.
Image: Also out of the Brookings Institution, Middle East Memo #21 "Assessing Options for Regime Change (.pdf)," makes no secret that "responsibility to protect" is but a pretext for long-planned regime change.
While some may be surprised that "peace envoy" Kofi Annan is essentially lying to both Syria's government and to the world, with a complicit UN and "Arab League" willfully in on the fraud, Annan's ties with notorious traitors, meddlers, and warmongers indicate that this latest deception is par for the course.
Annan is a trustee of Wall Street speculator George Soros and geopolitical manipulator Zbigniew Brzezinski's International Crisis Group, along side Neo-Conservative corporate lobbyist and warmonger Kenneth Adelman, US State Department-listed Iranian terror organization MEK lobbyist - General Wesley Clark, Wall Street-backed color revolution leader - Mohammed ElBaradei of Egypt, and Brookings Institution's Samuel Berger.
Image: Some of the corporate sponsors behind the Brookings Institution, from whose playbook Kofi Annan is being directed in his disingenuous "peace mission" to Syria. (click image to enlarge)
Image: Just some of the corporate and "institutional" sponsors of the International Crisis Group, upon which Kofi Annan sits as a "trustee" with other dubious personalities including George Soros, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Israeli President Shimon Peres, Egypt's Mohammed ElBaradei, and Neo-Cons Richard Armitage and Kenneth Adelman. (click image to enlarge)
Serving as "advisers" to the International Crisis Group include, Neo-Conservative warmonger Richard Armitage, former Foreign Minister of Israel Shlomo Ben-Ami, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Bank of Israel Governor Stanely Fischer, and President of Israel Shimon Peres.
It must surely warm the cockles of the Syrian people's hearts to realize Annan, with direct ties to the Neo-Conservative establishment who has long sought Syria's destabilization and the Israel government, as well as its financial institutions, is so "concerned" about establishing peace in a conflict where Syrian rebels and foreign militants are turning up with US and Israeli weapons in their hands. It must also warm their hearts to see direct admissions from the Brookings Insitution that Annan's mission is simply to buy time for a faltering foreign-funded rebellion so that it may be preserved and rehabilitated back to full strength under the guise of a "peace deal."
The fact that Egypt's ElBaradei, another foreign-backed subversive traitor, as well as Kenneth Adelman, lobbyist for Wall Street proxy Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand and member of Eldeman public relations, a sponsor of the US State Department's "Alliance for Youth Movements" who trained equipped and backed the uprising that destabilized Syria to begin with, are involved in ICG's work indicates that the "International Crisis Group" may indeed be attempting to fulfill its mission statement of "preventing and resolving deadly conflict." However, that is with a hidden caveat that the conflicts it seeks to resolve have been created by them and their agents in the first place to justify a series of predetermined "solutions." A case of manufactured problem, corporate-media perception managed reaction, and predetermined, self-serving solution.
It then appears, despite the United Nations being stamped upon Annan's efforts, that he is in fact a direct representative of Western geopolitical ambitions, more specifically those of Wall Street and London. It should be mentioned at this time that the International Crisis Group of which Annan serves as a trustee for, is funded by the following corporate-financier interests:
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Hunt Alternatives Fund
Jewish World Watch
Open Society Institute
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Sigrid Rausing Trust
British Petroleum (BP)
Kimberly- Clark Corporation
Deutsche Bank Group
When considering the Brookings Institution's admissions that Annan is simply playing a part in the overall strategy to execute long-planned Western-backed regime change in Syria, and the equally impressive array of corporations, banks, and corporate-funded foundations backing Brookings, it is clear that it is corporate-financier interests, not an "international consensus" that is behind the United Nation's efforts versus Syria. The UN is merely a convenient front lending legitimacy to what is otherwise the naked aggression of foreign military conquest. In fact, the Brrokings Institution admits as much in their report, "Assessing Options for Regime Change," where they declare:
Taking actions without a UN mandate would also likely only add to the unraveling of the 'responsibility to protect' doctrine, in as much as it emphasizes the need for UN-legitimated authority." -page 3, Assessing Options for Regime Change, Brookings Institution.This of course is in the context of outlining the various unilateral actions the US can take to circumvent Russia and China's objections to meddling in Syria's sovereign affairs and in essence render moot its own contrived international legal process, as well as an acknowledgement to the flagrant abuse of the "responsibility to protect" doctrine in regards to Libya. The UN is mentioned throughout the report merely as a mechanism for obtaining US interests in the Middle East; a mere pawn rather than a driving factor behind US involvement or any sort of international "responsibility" the US is "altruistically" fulfilling.
The same can then be said of Annan's function, a mask of legitimacy behind which neo-imperial aggression is being carried out. Already, Annan's efforts are being matched by NATO-member Turkey's preparations to establish the sort of militarily occupied "safe haven" in Syrian territory, prescribed in the Brookings report. It is a plot Annan knowingly works in tandem with US-led NATO -- a plot whose final objective is the further violent destabilization and overthrow of the sovereign government of Syria -- not peace.
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