I read the Syrian nuns letter. It is very moving.
Unfortunately, they and others in the Middle East, are caught in the center of a pivotal movement in world history. This moment began confidentially,
if not secretly in the United States in the 1970s when American think tanks and intelligence agencies came to the conclusion that America's continued
supremacy in the world depended on securing control of resources in the area extending from North Africa to the Caspian Sea.
The use of chemical weapons in Syria is a puffed up irrelevancy. Citing it as an excuse for military action is a fraud. America itself was a
co-participant with Saddam Hussein's Iraq in the largest use of chemical weapons on the battlefield since WW1, when they were employed against massed
Iranian troop concentrations in the Iran/Iraq war.
American geostrategic interests have been determined by American planners to require the removal of any independent leader in the region of interest
and his/her replacement by a leader compliant to American desires.
They have been attempting to implement this policy throughout the Middle East and North Africa, using the "Arab Spring" as a convenient vehicle.
People who have followed developments on ATS know the details.
If it wasn't chemical weapons, another excuse would have been manufactured.
The only thing that could possibly save the Assad regime in Syria is Russian intervention. A Russian "Red Line".
Russia has said that it will not intervene militarily in America's activities in Syria. That's the end of the story. I'm convinced that we will see
Assad's regime fall, to be replaced by chaos and the partition of Syria into possibly three regions.
The third and smallest of these regions, the "Kurdish Autonomous" region in the east of Syria will feel pressure to join with Iraqi Kurds in a bid to
create a new state, Kurdistan, on the Iranian border and then that state will become the thin edge of the American wedge digging into Iran's western
border, to destabilize the government of the mullahs.
I hope I am wrong, but it all makes too much sense in the context of American geo-strategy.
It is a shame that people still think and act this way in the 21st century.
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