Calm Before Greater Storm in Syria
Expect Washington to manipulate events to assure insurgent violence erupts. Assad to be wrongly blamed.
by Stephen Lendman
Previous articles stressed Washington's longstanding regime change plans in Syria. Independent sovereign states aren't tolerated.
Replacing them with pro-Western ones is policy. All means are used. They include punishing sanctions, color revolutions, violent coups, subversion, cyberwar, targeted assassinations, armed insurgencies, and war if other methods failed.
So far, Syria and Iran withstood hostile Washington assaults. At issue is what's next? On April 12, Syria was largely calm. Both sides halted hostilities. For how long?
Calm and stability defeat Washington's agenda. Advancing it depends on violence blamed on Assad. Expect lull conditions to be temporary.
Insurgent attacks will resume. It's just a matter of time. Alleged or provoked incidents will be used as justification. Perhaps one already occurred.