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Lies, Damn Lies, and Liberating Wars

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"We have to state that our concerns continue to be ignored and under the guise of talks on European missile shield cooperation, efforts are under way to build the missile shield configuration whose consequences are dangerous and about which we have numerously informed our US and NATO partners."

This provocation accompanies Western intervention in Syria, perhaps heading for more war against a Russian ally, home for its Tartus Mediterranean port naval supply and maintenance facility, being modernized to accommodate heavy warships after 2012.

As a result, Russia (and China) won't support anti-Syrian Security Council resolutions, perhaps facilitating war the way Resolution 1973 initiated Libyan terror bombing. The Syrian base is Russia's only Mediterranean location, important to protect for its Black Sea Fleet.

At the same time, Washington, Israel, and their regional allies plan regime change to delink Syria from Hezbollah, Hamas and Iran by replacing Assad's regime with a pro-Western one. The familiar strategy involves armed insurgents killing civilians and security forces. Assad's military and police responded the way Gaddafi did in Libya, Washington accusing him of initiating conflict America and its allies began.

Syrian expert Joshua Landis said the Bush administration sought an Assad replacement, "hop(ing) to end Syrian influence in Lebanon, gain (its) support for its occupation of Iraq, and extend its agenda for 'Reform of the Greater Middle East.' "

Specifically, they wanted an Alawi ruling minority general  to oust Assad "while maintaining stability." Today, Syrian opposition leaders and perhaps Washington and other Western powers believe dividing Alawis is key to regime change. 

Syrian intellectual Bassma Kodmani, in fact, said:

"Alawite leaders have sought to establish contacts with Sunni imams to seek guarantees for the community in return for abandoning the Assad regime. This, rather than defections in the army, could herald" its unraveling.

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