Look back for a moment: After the US invasion of Iraq, facing threats from Bush that Libya would be next, Muammar Gaddafi released all claims to chemical weapons and WMD. Gaddafi thought if he complied he would not remain a target of Bush and his neocon backers. It didn’t help him. After he disarmed himself, we toppled Gaddafi anyway. Obama secretly used the CIA to fund and train militants who overthrew Gaddafi. Obama additionally used US naval air power to bomb Gaddafi’s infrastructure in order to weaken him so the CIA-backed militants could win. Obama plans to do the same in Syria. The US attack on Libya resulted in an unintended lesson for other interested states: Disarming won’t protect you. Only a real defense capability and the cold resolve to use it will do that. For over a year, Obama has demanded Syria’s President Assad must go. To that end, Obama has used covert CIA assistance of militant groups to overthrow Assad. Obama initiated this conflict, and now cynically blames Assad for it’s casualties. This from a man who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaign promises to stop US involvement in wars. It was all lies. With Russian and Iranian support, Assad has been winning the war against Obama’s CIA-backed militants. There was no strategic reason for him to cheat by using gas. This suggests Assad was set up just like Saddam with a false claim that he used gas, and it would appear he was set up for the same reason. Like Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein, sequester of Syrian gas weapons will not protect Assad, it will only make his eventual removal more certain. As long as Assad remains, there’s a threat of proxy war against Israel if the USA attacks Iran. Thus Assad is the linchpin blocking a much larger war neocons intend to have with Iran. If Assad goes, nothing will stand in the way of a future war on Iran. This will engulf the region and could lead to WWIII. This is insanity, and it continues in spite of a clear American vote in 2008 to stop it. God help us.
Turkish military denies hitting civilians in airstrikes targeting PKK militants (Reuters)