Julian Assange Reveals Another 2006 Western Plan To Destroy Syria

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By Brandon Turbeville

In his new book, The WikiLeaks Files, Julian Assange confirms what myself and others such as Webster Tarpley, Ziad Fadel, Tony Cartalucci, Mimi al-Laham, and Eric Draitser,  have been stating for some time – that not only was there a coordinated Western attempt to destabilize and ultimately destroy Syria and the secular government of Bashar al-Assad, but that such an attempt was devised much earlier than 2011, when the “Arab Spring” color revolution protests began in earnest.

In his book, Assange reveals that the Syrian destabilization plan goes back as far as 2006. He references a 2006 diplomatic cable from US Ambassador to Syria, William Roebuck where the official discussed plans to create a situation where the Syrian government would be enticed to “overreact” to false or manufactured threats posed by “radical jihadists” crossing back and forth between Iraq and Syria. The plan would have portrayed the Syrian government as weak in the eyes of the Syrian people, presumably encouraging protests and social unrest while, at the same time, causing the Assad government to crack down and jump the gun on its reaction to the perceived threat.


In an interview with Going Underground, Assange stated,

…That plan was to use a number of different factors to create paranoia within the Syrian government; to push it to overreact, to make it fear there’s a coup…so in theory it says ‘We have a problem with Islamic extremists crossing over the border with Iraq, and we’re taking actions against them to take this information and make the Syrian government look weak, the fact that it is dealing with Islamic extremists at all.’

In addition, he suggested that a major part of the Western plan was to

foster tensions between Shiites and Sunnis. In particular, to take rumors that are known to be false…or exaggerations and promote them – that Iran is trying to convert poor Sunnis, and to work with Saudi and Egypt to foster that perception in order to make it harder for Iran to have influence, and also harder for the government to have influence in the population.

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Assange’s revelations are yet more confirmation of what informed observers have already known for quite some time. For instance, Seymour Hersh writing for the New Yorker in his article “The Redirection,”

To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has cooperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.

Even earlier, an article written by Michael Hirsh and John Barry of Newsweek entitled “The Salvador Option,” in 2005 revealed a different plan. Hirsh and Barry wrote,

Following that model, one Pentagon proposal would send Special Forces teams to advise, support and possibly train Iraqi squads, most likely hand-picked Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Shiite militiamen, to target Sunni insurgents and their sympathizers, even across the border into Syria, according to military insiders familiar with the discussions. It remains unclear, however, whether this would be a policy of assassination or so-called “snatch” operations, in which the targets are sent to secret facilities for interrogation. The current thinking is that while U.S. Special Forces would lead operations in, say, Syria, activities inside Iraq itself would be carried out by Iraqi paramilitaries, officials tell NEWSWEEK.

Obviously, the plan detailed by Hirsh and Barry is different from the one detailed by Seymour Hersh. It is also different from the one revealed in the Assange cable revelation. However, both the theme and the ultimate goal are identical – use radicalized sectarian fighters inside Syria for the purposes of destabilizing and destroying the secular government of Bashar al-Assad.

In the end, blaming “American foreign policy failure” for the successful march of ISIS across Iraq only serves to obfuscate and cover up the true nature of terrorism as well as its historical and recent roots. Indeed, it is not foreign policy failure that is responsible for the growth and preponderance of terrorism in Iraq and Syria, it is foreign policy success.

The CIA’s arming, funding, training, and directing of al-Qaeda, ISIS, and other so-called “moderate” terrorists is the only reason these organizations even exist in Iraq and Syria at all, much less the reason that these organizations have become so powerful so as to have the ability to launch full-scale war.

The way out, of course, is simple. Peace in Syria does not require reinvading Iraq and it most certainly does not involve invading Syria. Nor does it involve continuing to arm the Syrian death squads. It merely requires the United States, NATO, and the GCC to stop funding and directing ISIS as well as the other terrorist organizations under their purview and allow the Assad government, the Kurds, and other rational actors to finish the rest.

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Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.

  • CMRedwood

    Problem is the Establishment was Assange’s handler from the very beginning and Wikileaks was set up for controlled spin and limited hangouts (and perhaps a trap for bona fide whistle blowers). We always have to ask ourselves what else is being hidden from us. Syria is being remade as is the entire middle east into a regional government, as long described and mapped. Will Assange mention this or talk about the New Middle East project?

    Ironic timing that the anniversary of 9/11 is tomorrow and Assange has mocked and derided the 9/11 Truth movement. Along with many other telling signs of his duplicity, it didn’t help he was being represented by a Rothchild lawyer. TPTB were a lot more careful with Snowden, he is sequestered and can’t be asked questions about false flags or any other subjects the elites don’t want the public to hear about where they don’t have tight control over the narrative.

    • Spot on.

    • dale ruff

      ..too many unsupported assumptions, speculations, and accusations. You assert what needs to be investigated………………you assume your assumptions are true but provide no evidence whatsoever.

      • CMRedwood

        What group will do a thorough and independent investigation? The Establishment which gave us the Warren Commission report and the 9/11 Commission report or you and your political scientist pals? Surely not the elites’ MSM lapdogs. The few things I mentioned can be found out with a little bit of digging and the professional journalist and author who got the ball rolling exposing Assange seemed to have found a great deal of her information from LexisNexis and other readily available sources.

        You never wondered why Assange, framed as a champion of whistle blowers, completely ignored the plight of whistle blower Andrea Davison when both were in Ecuador at the same time in close proximity seeking asylum? Davison was the colleague of Dr. David Kelly who had information refuting the WMD fraud for which he was apparently “suicided”.

        • dale ruff

          An independent investigation of the events of 9/11 and why the government lied to its own 9/11 Commission and what they were covering up and who lied
          would require investigators who are highly respected and represent a variety of views. It could include members of the old Commission, who themselves blew the the whistle on government lies. They should also be witnesses,addressing what lies they were told and by whom.

          Many government investigations have exposed the truth, as well as with the Warren Commission being designed to cover up the truth.

          Nothing short of this will ever undo the damage of the 9/11 cover up.

          • CMRedwood

            It’s organized criminal behavior. Not a situation of anomalies. Too many things have been hidden from us and quite often when a few politicians with backbones launch a congressional investigation the findings are swept under the rug such as the Reece Committee and the testimony of Smedley Butler – the pattern is old and well established.

            It took the courage of Gary Webb to ignite a fire that led to the congressional investigation of CIA drug running. Webb paid a heavy price and the high level perps such as Bush Sr. and the Clintons were not only not prosecuted they were rewarded with higher offices. Formal investigations can be helpful yet clearly do little to nothing to arrest the march towards a global Technocracy biometric prison planet. That kind of stall tactic fits right into the Rove quote about judicious study of TPTB’s crimes while they move on to create new realities.

          • dale ruff

            An independent investigation would not stall but unravel the fabric of lies we live under.

            What else can be demanded at this time but an investigation into the truth?. In the end, we would have more truth and a handful of liars going to prison.

            An investigation is just one part of a total renovation, but it is essential. Without it, nothing will change. How else can we send those guilty of lying to jail?

            An investigation and prosecutions are necessary to move us forward.

          • CMRedwood

            There is no argument from the awake community against independent, unfettered, and transparent investigations. Please don’t try to create a debate that does exist.

            This exchange is being misdirected from my original comment about the highly suspicious nature of Assange and Wikileaks that has been fleshed out in detail by several writers doing verifiable research into his background, not merely speculation or making assumptions. My general observations about the lack of effectiveness of investigations by the usual “authorities” was in response to your vague comment.

          • dale ruff

            How is demanding an independent investigation vague? As for the nature of Assange, you presented no evidence…so????

          • CMRedwood

            In your first reply to my comment on Assange, you said “You assert what needs to be investigated……” What needs to be investigated? Assange’s cozy relationship with the MSM? Assange’s dismissal of the 9/11 Truth movement? His saying absolutely nothing to support a WMD whistle blower seeking asylum at the same time and place he was? The only ones willing to “investigate” odd behavior patterns are critics of the establishment who constantly deconstruct the Deep State such as Chossudovsky, Tarpley, Rappoport, Rajiva, etc. This is a comment section not a journal article. You have the ability to compile the same information and search for patterns but you’re apparently not interested in research that casts a dark light on your vision of statism. That would be a blind spot or worse.

          • dale ruff

            Again, you make conclusions based on unsupported assumptions.

            Yes, Assange and 9/11 should be investigated.

            I understand the Deep State.

            I am not a statist but the opposite: I reject both state and private tyranny. I embrace the vision of a decentralized economy based on worker ownership and control.

            Your leaping to conclusions is based on holding to assumptions which themselves require investigation. How is it statist to demand an independent investigation of the state’s lies and crimes?

            I have no idea where your ideas come from.

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  • Cat-astrophe

    Peace with Assad is the correct way to end this.
    Gone are the days when sanctimonious monks would stand up and demand peace, wherever there was a war.
    It is so messed up now, nobody asks for peace, only places to put people herded onto boats by the CIA funded and guided rebels themselves.

    • dale ruff

      “Russian analysts have concluded that those representatives of the Syrian opposition who have agreed to meet will come to Moscow and compare positions, and then a meeting between them and a delegation from Damascus will take place. It was thus predictable that in talks with Lavrov in Sochi Nov. 26, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem would announce Damascus’ agreement to the Russian plan.

      It is noteworthy that Lavrov and Moallem were unanimous in the view that there is no military solution to the Syria conflict. Yet, Lavrov also stated, “There won’t be another Geneva II.” He elaborated further, stating, “If you think that a conference will be announced similar to the one that was held in … January this year with the participation of 50-odd states, thousands of journalists,bright lights, there won’t be such a conference.”

      Even as it promotes its plan for Moscow I, Russia continues to support de Mistura’s proposal to freeze the conflict, which is also backed by Syria, according to Moallem’s declarations.”
      Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/12/syria-ceasefires-plan-russia-somalia-assad.html#ixzz3lY46i59x

      There IS a peace plan but perhaps peace is not the goal of all parties. Banks, energy corporations, weapons makers, and their lobby all profit from war. Peace is murder to the Military/Industrail complex. They will do everything possible to prevent peace and keep the lucrative government contracts flowing. The war mongers (neo-cons) are in control of US foreign policy and thus a huge part of its domestic economy (with `1 trillion spent yearly on military expenses). Until we oust them, the US will continue to be the most violent and dangerous nation on earth, skirting bankruptcy to maintain its war status.

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