Historian Webster Tarpley on the ongoing interventions in the Middle East

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Historian Webster Tarpley on the ongoing interventions in the Middle East

Tarpley is in my observations one of the best analysts out there of global trends, in particular the ongoing collapse of the neocolonial model of world governance. He will however be offensive to some of the enablers of imperialism on this site who think the Arab spring is 100% organic. I copy and paste the opening pararaphs of his latest essay.

In his view the US is currently fighting 5 wars: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, and Yemen. Each may see escalation, and we are also likely to see war with Lebanon, Iran and Syria soon, and possibly Saudi Arabia.

http://tarpley.net/2011/06/20/cia-fake-arab-spring-becoming-summer-of-war/#more-2931

The CIA's Fake "Arab Spring" Becoming A Long, Hot Summer Of War
Obama Regime Courts World Conflagration: Imperial Overstretch Threatens as US, NATO Wage Five Wars: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, and Yemen - Are Syria, Iran, Lebanon Next?

By Webster G. Tarpley Ph. D.
TARPLEY.net

Webster Tarpley wrote:
Washington DC, June 20- With the previously covert US bombing of Yemen out in the open, the Obama administration is now waging illegal wars against at least five countries - Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, and Yemen. Given Obama's absurd and Orwellian theory that acts of war from the air in the sea do not constitute hostilities under the terms of the War Powers Act, this list may be incomplete, and stealth US attacks may be going on elsewhere as well. As spring turns into summer along the banks of the Potomac, there are signs that Obama's next move may be a trifecta of aggression - an attack on Syria which would also embroil the US in war with Iran and with the Hezbollah forces of Lebanon. Or, the Obama rampage may strike Pakistan. The "Arab Spring" of color revolutions, military coups, and destabilizations is moving inexorably towards a possible world conflagration whose outlines are already visible.

According to military sources speaking on the Alex Jones radio program on June 15, US Special Forces units based at Fort Hood, Texas, have been told to prepare for deployment to Libya no later than July. Also on alert, reportedly for September or October, are the heavy armored units of the First Cavalry Division, currently located in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with other components of the US III Corps at various US bases. Observers point out that US Special Forces have been in Libya since February at the latest. They also note that, while the Libyan destination is highly plausible, some of these units may also find themselves on the way to Yemen, Syria, Iran, or beyond. At the same time, the Russian Foreign Ministry was denouncing the presence of the US Aegis cruiser Monterrey in the Black Sea. The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan and its task force are presently off the coast of Syria. One very plausible explanation for these deployments might be that a US attack on Syria, under the pretext of protecting civilians, is imminent.

 

Fidel

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On June 8, President Ahmadinejad of Iran warned the US-NATO bloc not to assail Syria: "Syria is a pioneer of resistance. The Syrian government and nation can settle their issues and there is no need for the interference of others," Ahmadinejad said. He cautioned certain US-led countries in the region to "stop interfering in Syria's affairs," and added that Washington will turn against these states immediately after it achieves its objectives in Syria.3 These warnings may be addressed to Jordan, the Iraqi Kurds, or Turkey, whose territories may have been used by CIA/MI-6 networks to smuggle weapons and commandos into Syria to help constitute the armed gangs of the Moslem Brotherhood which have killed 400 Syrian military and security forces so far.

Only the masks have changed. Charade they are.

Merowe

Well, I've been noticing the gulf between Assad's repeated references to armed foreign agents operating inside Syria - and the western media's glaring avoidance of the subject. We're all thoroughly informed as to the brutal m.o. of the various security agencies and the body counts resulting from their earnest efforts but nowhere have I seen any attempt to get to the bottom of the claims of the Syrian state, that it is under assault. The MSM just aren't going there, and for me that is telling.

Merowe

Well, I've been noticing the gulf between Assad's repeated references to armed foreign agents operating inside Syria - and the western media's glaring avoidance of the subject. We're all thoroughly informed as to the brutal m.o. of the various security agencies and the body counts resulting from their earnest efforts but nowhere have I seen any attempt to get to the bottom of the claims of the Syrian state, that it is under assault. The MSM just aren't going there, and for me that is telling.

al-Qa'bong

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He will however be offensive to some of the enablers of imperialism on this site who think the Arab spring is 100% organic

And this is the new thread that insults those who are actually being killed fighting the empire, and not just orbiting around their computer monitors exciting themselves with their conspiracy fetishes.

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This thread violates babble's anti-imperialist policy, so I'm closing it. Any future threads which entertain the conspiracy theory that the Arab nations were not responsible for their own insurrections and popular uprisings will be closed as well.

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