Sanctions in place impose enormous hardships on Iranian civilians. A health crisis exists. Vital medications aren't available or are in short supply. Medical equipment breaks down for lack of spare parts.
Human suffering and deaths result. Crimes against humanity breach fundamental international law. Civilians must be protected at all times.
Targeting nonbelligerent countries is lawless and unconscionable. Washington prioritizes it. Obama is America's most belligerent president in history. He exceeded the worst of his predecessor. His second term may eclipse his war on humanity so far.
A previous article explained US and Israeli anti-Iranian red lines, timelines, deadlines, sanctions, sabotage, subversion, cyber attacks, assassinations, saber rattling, falsified IAEA hype, ad nauseam warmongering, Obama/Netanyahu bluster, spurious accusations, manipulated to fail P5+1 talks, and inflammatory headlines intended to promote regime change and war.
Iran and Syria top America's target list. Syrian opposition groups wrap up their Doha meeting Friday. AFP said opposition elements are "under pressure to unite and bring in all parties (under) new leadership with Islamists heavily represented."
On Thursday, a 40-member general secretariat was elected. On Friday, a president will be chosen. Dissension and disarray marked days of discussions.
Washington wants officials in place serving US interests. Russia's Foreign Ministry said Clinton issued "direct orders about what the Syrian opposition should do to form a 'government in exile' and" who'd be permitted to join it.
Syrian National Council (SNC) head Abdelbaset Sieda objected to being marginalized and perhaps shut out. It's unclear what's in place.
On November 7, the UK Telegraph headlined "Syrian opposition plan falls apart on eve of Doha conference," saying:
Ahead of Thursday's meeting, three dissident factions pulled out. Representatives from the National Coordinating Committee, Syrian Democratic Platform, and Kurdish minority rejected Clinton's plan. An unnamed Western source said, "There are too many people against this initiative for it to work now."
SNC military representative Jamal al-Wa'ard said, "The components that were not in the SNC are not coming. The idea of a bigger coalition initiative has failed."
SNC members rejected Western efforts to impose a solution on Syria. Deputy Revolutionary Council head Ahmed Zaidan said, "Everyone feels that this initiative is imposed. They've weaved the cloth but now there is no one to wear it."
Washington-style diplomacy imposes its will on others whether or not they concur. America, Britain and France announced their support for newly appointed Secretariat members "as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people."
Financial and military support will be provided. It's been ongoing since last year. Most weapons used come from Washington, Britain, France, and other NATO members.
British Prime Minister David Cameron toured Middle East countries to sell arms. He also wants the 2011 Syrian weapons embargo lifted. The measure's text in part says: