US To Begin Invasion of Syria

By Tony Cartalucci

Unbeknownst to the general public, their elected politicians do not create the policy that binds their national destiny domestically or within the arena of geopolitics. Instead, corporate-financier funded think tanks do – teams of unelected policymakers which transcend elections, and which produce papers that then become the foundation of legislation rubber stamped by “legislators,” as well as the enumerated talking points repeated ad naseum by the corporate-media.

Such a policy paper has been recently written by the notorious US policy think-tank, the Brookings Institution, titled, “Deconstructing Syria: Towards a regionalized strategy for a confederal country.” The signed and dated open-conspiracy to divide, destroy, then incrementally occupy a sovereign nation thousands of miles from America’s shores serves as a sobering example of how dangerous and enduring modern imperialism is, even in the 21st century.

Pretext ISIS: US Poured Billions Into “Moderates” Who Don’t Exist

The document openly admits that the US has provided billions in arming and training militants fed into the devastating and increasingly regional conflict. It admits that the US maintains – and should expand – operations in Jordan and NATO-member Turkey to provide even more weapons, cash, and fighters to the already catastrophic conflict.

It then recounts the rise of the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS), but fails to account from where its money, cash, and weapons came. It should be obvious to readers that if the United States has committed billions in cash, weapons, and training on multiple fronts to alleged “moderates” who for all intents and purposes do not exist on the battlefield, a state-sponsor of greater magnitude would be required to create and sustain ISIS and Al Qaeda’s Al Nusra Front who Brookings admits dominates the “opposition” uncontested.

In reality, ISIS’ supply lines lead right into US operational zones in Turkey and Jordan, because it was ISIS and Al Qaeda all along that the West planned to use before the 2011 conflict began, and has based its strategy on ever since – including this most recent leg of the campaign.

The US Invasion of Syria

After arming and funding a literal region-wide army of Al Qaeda terrorists, the United States now plans to use the resulting chaos to justify what it has sought since the beginning of the conflict when it became clear the Syrian government was not to capitulate or collapse – the establishment of buffer zones now called “safe zones” by Brookings.

These zones once created, will include US armed forces on the ground, literally occupying seized Syrian territory cleared by proxies including Kurdish groups and bands of Al Qaeda fighters in the north, and foreign terrorist militias operating along the Jordanian-Syrian border in the south. Brookings even admits that many of these zones would be created by extremists, but that “ideological purity” wound “no longer be quite as high of a bar.

The US assumes that once this territory is seized and US troops stationed there, the Syrian Arab Army will not dare attack in fear of provoking a direct US military response against Damascus. The Brookings paper states (emphasis added):

The idea would be to help moderate elements establish reliable safe zones within Syria once they were able. American, as well as Saudi and Turkish and British and Jordanian and other Arab forces would actin support, not only from the air but eventually on the ground via the presence of special forces as well. The approach would benefit from Syria’s open desert terrain which could allow creation of buffer zones that could be monitored for possible signs of enemy attack through a combination of technologies, patrols, and other methods that outside special forces could help Syrian local fighters set up.

Were Assad foolish enough to challenge these zones, even if he somehow forced the withdrawal of the outside special forces, he would be likely to lose his air power in ensuing retaliatory strikes by outside forces, depriving his military of one of its few advantages over ISIL.Thus, he would be unlikely to do this.

In a single statement, Brookings admits that the government of Syria is not engaged in a war against its own people, but against “ISIL” (ISIS). It is clear that Brookings, politicians, and other strategists across the West are using the threat of ISIS in combination with the threat of direct military intervention as a means of leverage for finally overrunning and seizing Syria entirely.

The Invasion Could Succeed, But Not for US Proxies

The entire plan is predicated on America’s ability to first take and hold these “zones” and subsequently mesh them into functioning autonomous regions. Similar attempts at US “nation building” are currently on display in the ravaged failed state that used to be North Africa’s nation of Libya, Syria’s neighbor to the southeast, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and the list goes on extensively.

The folly of this plan both in attempts to use non-existent credibility and military will to actually implement it, as well as in terms of those foolish enough to place their trust in a nation that has left a swath of global destruction and failed states in its wake stretching from South Vietnam to Libya and back again, can be described only as monumental.

This strategy can almost certainly be used to finally destroy Syria. It cannot however, be used to do any of the things the US will promise in order to get the various players necessary for it to succeed, to cooperate.

Almost certainly there are measures Syria, its allies Iran and Hezbollah, as well as Russia, China, and all other nations facing the threats of Western hegemony can take to ensure that US forces will not be able to take and hold Syrian territory or ultimately succeed in what is essentially an invasion in slow motion. Already the US has used their own ISIS hordes as a pretext to operate militarily within Syrian territory, which as predicted, has led to this next stage in incremental invasion.

An increase in non-NATO peacekeeping forces in Syria could ultimately unhinge Western plans altogether. The presence of Iranian, Lebanese, Yemeni, Afghan, and other forces across Syria, particularly bordering “zone” the US attempts to create, may offer the US the prospect of a multinational confrontation it has neither the political will, nor the resources to undertake.

The ability of Syria and its allies to create a sufficient deterrence against US aggression in Syria, while cutting off the logistical lines the US is using to supply ISIS and other terrorist groups operating in Syria and Iraq will ultimately determine Syria’s survival.

Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazineNew Eastern Outlook”. where this article first appeared.

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20 Comments on "US To Begin Invasion of Syria"

  1. Clumpner_Archives | June 26, 2015 at 5:56 pm | Reply

    Pretty good article as far as it went but a short shrift on what the ultimate master plan might be.

    Would like to see AP delving considerably more into the different theories.

    Why has the US built its largest embassy and the world’s second largest airport in Iraq ?
    Is it ultimately designed to be an economic or political center of the globe?

  2. The global Terrorist obama attacks Syria again. Why? And he continues to attack the Middle East. Why? because he is told to do this by his ‘Puppet Masters’ and America cheers. obama is a Terrorist Muslim and needs to be exposed and destroyed along with his Muslim Caliphate. Cut the snake’s head off and destroy Humanities enemies before it’s too late.
    Where is Justice?

    • And dumbed down Murrikans think he’s a mooslim.

    • Muhammad Abbass | June 27, 2015 at 7:32 pm | Reply

      There is no Muslim caliphate it is a demonic front which actually is akin to satanism to Muslims in the way it reverses islamic teachings completely reverting to the horrors which it replaced, by using history in scriptures as teachings and the teachings out of context with their history. Just as Zionists of both types do the same with their respective religious tomes. Obama is not a Muslim in any shape or form, he along with the McCain created IS front are the direct tools being used to strike at the heart of Islam in fact. The only nominal Muslims involved with the Takfiri scum are Wahhabis and they were always a trojan horse or deadly adder at the heart of Islam with their tiny numbers of mostly weird pervert followers and their twisted, misogynistic and intolerant views…but MASSIVE banker provided wealth. The Rothschild’s created the Wahhabi power base in Saudi Arabia! You won’t even slow down “humanity’s enemies” by knocking Obama off you dopey characters in fact you’d probably just hasten their plans since they have you all running around like rats in a maze as can be seen in such comments already. Obama like all US presidents is just a puppet and it is the tribal banking cartel at the helm and behind the curtain you need to bring down.

      • Yep.They financed the nazis as well.Sounds like you read and don’t watch O’Reilly

        • Muhammad Abbass | June 29, 2015 at 4:50 am | Reply

          Never watched such a clown beyond a few seconds worth when he’s making a dick of himself in some Youtube clip. Yes I do read and I even read non-fiction books, and it is sad that it shows so easily these days.

      • Clumpner_Archives | June 28, 2015 at 10:05 am | Reply

        “There is no Muslim caliphate”
        Au Contraire; Not what

        Sheikh Imran Hosein says!

        • Muhammad Abbass | June 29, 2015 at 4:49 am | Reply

          What drivel. Sheikh Imran Hosein utterly rejects IS and always did, indeed his has been one of the first and loudest voices raised against them. Since nobody else is claiming a Caliphate I think you have your wires crossed.

  3. Cat-astrophe | June 26, 2015 at 9:02 pm | Reply

    ….The signed and dated open-conspiracy to divide, destroy, then incrementally occupy a sovereign nation……
    They are doing that right now, right here. Divide, Conquer.

  4. “The bombs are loaded,

    The pilots are waiting;

    They need a new target,

    It’s getting frustrating.

    Trained and motivated,

    Just waiting to go

    To wreak havoc and destruction,

    When our government says so…..”

  5. Tony ‘Kielbasa Head’ Cartalucci

  6. I think Putin has made it clear that the line in the sand is in Syria….

  7. Muhammad Abbass | June 27, 2015 at 7:26 pm | Reply

    It isn’t an easy fight, the victims of US aggression have all the disadvantages and underdog status of the sort of heroes the US people like to see themselves depicted as in movies. I believe that if Assad and his people remain faithful and stick to Islamic principles in their fight that they have the greatest ally of He alone can ensure their success or loss at the hands of the Beast Empire.

  8. The attack on Syria by the United States is an egregious plan to set up a compliant Govt so that gas supplies from Qatar can pass through Syria to Europe to cut off Russia’s gas supply monopoly. The evil plan is to destroy Russia’s economy, never mind how million Syrians are killed. The UN under Ban Ki Moon, the US stooge, is fast asleep.

    Assad should officially request for Russian troops and arms to ward off the Western-inspired rebels like ISIS, al Qaeda and al Nusra in a new war against Western terror.

  9. Damascus will cease to be a city..

  10. The absolute indifference to human suffering and casualties of these schemes is appalling.
    They think that they can shuffle borders around and play Risk with other peoples lives while they reside in their air conditioned offices across an ocean in Washington D.C.
    These people are disgusting. Where are the war crimes trials when you need them?

  11. Assad started all this by slaughtering his own people, peaceful demonstrators. Assad tortures and murders civilians regularly. Assad is responsible for 80% of the atrocities. The original FSA was populated by the Syrian people and members of the Syrian army that defected because they didn’t want to kill innocent people anymore. That was for the first 2 years. Later, foreigners came. Even before all this started, Assad was a brutal dictator who brutalized ‘his’ people. The blame for all this goes mostly to Assad and then to the Muslim terrorists such as ISIS. Then you can add turkey and gcc as auxiliaries. Attempts to blame America or Jews or bankers is just mental and moral rot.

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