The-full-story-on-why-obama-backed-down-on-syria

 

The Full Story on Why Obama Backed Down on Syria

The results of round one of this global confrontation in Syria provide yet another indicator that the days when the US can call the shots, are on their way to becoming a relic of history.



لماذا تراجع أوباما؟

Published Monday, September 2, 2013

Commentators in the West will surely declare that it was their democratic systems of government that forced US President Barack Obama to back down on attacking Syria. But the events that led up to Washington’s de-escalation suggest there were other factors at play.

When Obama stepped out into the White House Rose Garden to declare that, though still intent on attacking Syria, he wanted to get Congress’ approval first, the Pentagon must have breathed a sigh of relief, knowing full well that a military strike against Damascus could spark a major confrontation in the Middle East for which they were not adequately prepared.The story starts shortly before the Israeli-Saudi intelligence operation that engineered the chemical attack near the Syrian capital. The Americans and Europeans had begun negotiating with the Russians and the Iranians for a political settlement, after having failed to remove the regime by force. The West’s only condition was that Bashar al-Assad would not be part of the solution, even proposing to Moscow that they would be willing to allow the Syrian president to pick a successor of his own choosing.When the Russians – after extensive discussions with their allies – told Washington that it was difficult to accept such a condition, the West turned to Plan B, which was to raise the level of military support for the opposition and reorganize the armed groups fighting against the regime, allowing Saudi Arabia to take the lead in mobilizing them to up the ante on Damascus.The goal was to squeeze Assad by launching major offensives from both the north and the south of the country, in addition to wreaking havoc on Hezbollah on its home ground and providing more appealing incentives for Syrian army officers to defect.In the meantime, the regime and its allies were already in the process of consolidating military gains on a number of fronts by expanding the area under government control, particularly in the area around Damascus. One such operation was to be launched on the eve of the chemical attack on August 20 against opposition forces to the south and east of the capital.

After the opposition was quickly routed in the north as it tried to sweep through the coastal Latakia region, many of their regional and international backers understood that the only way to bring about a qualitative change on the ground was by drawing the West into a direct foreign military intervention in Syria – but a justification was necessary to prompt Washington to act.

It was for this reason that the “chemical massacre” in the Ghouta area around Damascus was carried out, most likely at the hands of the Saudi and Israeli intelligence. Barely an hour had passed before the orchestrated media campaign to get Assad was in full swing, followed by condemnations and threats from Western capitals.

Washington rushed to cash in on what they insisted was an imminent military attack by sending envoys to both Russia and Iran, giving the two countries a last opportunity to stand down before unleashing their missiles on Syria. But all the sabre-rattling was not enough to force any political concessions – even Assad informed his allies that he had chosen to take a stand.

http://uprootedpalestinians.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/the-full-story...
Check out the member blogs, videos, and discussions http://12160.info/

Views: 3839

Comment

You need to be a member of 12160 Social Network to add comments!

Join 12160 Social Network

Comment by olde reb on September 14, 2013 at 10:57am

 

below is a link to the letter sent by Rep Rigell:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/27/rig...     ALL mass media has ignored this story.

Comment by olde reb on September 14, 2013 at 10:33am

Hogwash.  the real reason BO said he would ask congress for support is that three days earlier Representative Scottt Rigell from Virgina sent a letter to Obama, cosigned by 118 congrressional members, telling BO the action in Lybia was considered by them to have been unconstitutional, and that if BO did the same thing in Syria, it would be considered unconstitutional.  Such statement is obviously telling the prez that it would be considered grounds for impeachment.  The story has been spiked. It is hard to find any references to it.

Comment by Robert UnitedWeStand on September 2, 2013 at 2:41pm

Someone needs their head examine

"Destroying the New World Order"

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SITE!

mobile page

12160.info/m

12160 Administrators

 

TOP CONTENT THIS WEEK

Latest Activity

MAC and Guardian of Scotland are now friends
6 minutes ago
MAC replied to MAC's discussion Lets Get Them All! Gates Birx Fauci Soros all of them
"She is great. Hang em All, but first beat the Sh*t out of em"
7 minutes ago
MAC replied to MAC's discussion Lets Get Them All! Gates Birx Fauci Soros all of them
"Central Scrutinizer Love your response, I Agree!!!"
11 minutes ago
Mr. Sizzle favorited Doc Vega's blog post America Under Asymmetrical Warfare
1 hour ago
Mr. Sizzle replied to Central Scrutinizer's discussion John Prine, One of America's Greatest Songwriters, Dead at 73 in the group MUSICWARS
"I was going to post one of his songs but I found this interview to celebrate his life…"
3 hours ago
Doc Vega posted a blog post

America Under Asymmetrical Warfare

The United States is at the very precipice of a dangerous transformation of our society, freedoms,…See More
4 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters favorited Mr. Sizzle's photo
4 hours ago
Mr. Sizzle posted photos
5 hours ago
Mr. Sizzle posted a status
5 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer commented on Central Scrutinizer's group Agnostic & Atheist Patriots
"Worldwide FAKE plannedemic, Evil criminal Powers that should not be, forcing useles eaters into a…"
6 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer commented on Central Scrutinizer's group Agnostic & Atheist Patriots
"Seth Andrews: Christianity Made Me Talk Like an Idiot"
6 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer posted videos
6 hours ago
J. Patriot commented on Less Prone's video
Thumbnail

Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors Because of a Repair Ban

"John Deer's greed will effect us all in the end! By making it too expensive to repair the…"
7 hours ago
J. Patriot favorited Less Prone's video
7 hours ago
Old Denmark posted a video

Ultra-Orthodox Jews cough in cops faces and shout Nazis | ייִדן הוסטן אין פּנים פֿון קאַפּס

Ultra-Orthodox Haredim Jews in Jerusalem shout "Nazis" against them, coughing over the Israeli police trying to implement the measures taken due to the coron...
7 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer commented on Guardian of Scotland's status
"WoW...."
8 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer commented on KLC's group MUSICWARS
"John Prine - Sam Stone"
8 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer added a discussion to the group MUSICWARS
Thumbnail

John Prine, One of America's Greatest Songwriters, Dead at 73

Proud to say I smoked a joint w/ this man back when I was 17, and had no idea who he was at the…See More
8 hours ago
Guardian of Scotland commented on Central Scrutinizer's blog post BIG THREE NETWORKS TO AIR ‘ONE WORLD GLOBAL CITIZEN’ CORONAVIRUS BENEFIT
"We the people need to blast via instagram, twitter, email, telephone calls, and letters, these…"
9 hours ago
Mr. Sizzle favorited cheeki kea's photo
9 hours ago

© 2020   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted