Following Saturday’s news reports that Russian military intelligence had uncovered a plot by Western-backed terrorist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to launch a chemical attack in the terrorist-held city of Idlib, in the hopes of the subsequent blame being attributed to the Syrian government, onlookers will no doubt be reminded of similar alleged chemical attacks in Idlib in 2017 and Douma in 2018, both being blamed on the government of Bashar al-Assad and both resulting in air strikes being carried out by then US-administration of Donald Trump and its allies against Damascus-aligned targets – though just stopping short of a full Libya-style military intervention.
Saturday’s report came less than 24 hours after US President Joe Biden ominously told the Munich Security Conference that ‘America is back’; universally taken to mean that his administration will pursue a far more hawkish and interventionist foreign policy than that of his predecessor Donald Trump, and in further timing which cannot possibly be described as coincidental, Sunday night saw US corporate-owned media outlet CBS run a segment on its currents affair programme 60 Minutes, parroting Neocon regime-change propaganda against the ‘Assad regime’.
With this in mind, the question must now be asked, is a false flag chemical attack being prepared for Syria, with the intention being to give the Biden administration a pretext to launch a ‘humanitarian intervention’ against the democratically-elected government of Bashar al-Assad? All indications so far, unfortunately say yes.
As Vice-President to Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017, Biden was instrumental in the original Syrian regime-change project of March 2011, where the US, Britain and France provided arms, funding and training to Salafist groups in a bid to remove the secular leadership of Assad, who’s 2009 refusal to allow Western-allied Qatar to build a pipeline through his country was the final straw in his long history of defying the US-NATO hegemony.
Unlike Libya, itself subjected to US sponsored-regime change at the same time and quickly overrun and destroyed by Western-backed terrorists under the safeguard of a ‘No-Fly Zone’ in the space of a few months, Damascus has successfully managed to stem the tide of NATO-backed terrorism over the past ten years; with an Iranian intervention in 2013, at the request of the Syrian government, playing a key role in the course of the conflict and a further Russian intervention in September 2015, again at Damascus’ request, perhaps being the most decisive factor in the war so far.
Indeed, the effectiveness of Moscow’s air campaign against the terrorists became apparent to Washington’s Neocons as far back as 2016, when their favoured candidate in that year’s Presidential Election, Hilary Clinton, promised a Libya-style ‘No Fly-Zone’ in response to the Syrian government’s retaking of the key city of Aleppo; a move which could have easily sparked a wider conflict between the United States and Russia.
Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 election however, put paid to that plan, with the Republican candidate, bar the aforementioned 2017 cruise missile attack and 2018 air strikes targeting Syrian government positions, taking a noticeably pulled back approach to the original regime-change goal of removing Assad from power during his four-year tenure as US President, ending Washington’s support for the Salafist groups vying to take over the Arab nation in July 2017, and instead switching to economic sanctions against Damascus and the arming of Kurdish militias in the north-east of the country in line with the Tel Aviv-authored Yinon plan.
The election of Joe Biden as US President, his vow to pursue a more aggressive foreign policy than Trump and the reports of planned chemical attack in Idlib however, indicate that an escalation in Syria may only be a matter of time away – one that has the potential for very grave and far-reaching consequences.
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