War Without Mercy in Syria
Washington controls Syria war.
by Stephen Lendman
If wars had labels, Syria's conflict would be called Made in America.
Paul Wolfowitz and other Project for the New American Century (PNAC) ideologues planned it years ago. They also targeted half a dozen or more other countries.
PNAC's Statement of Principles called for "shap(ing) a new century favorable to American principles and interests." Doing so it said requires:
- "increase(ing) defense spending significantly;"
- "challeng(ing) regimes hostile to our interests and values;" and
- "accept(ing) responsibility for American's unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles."
PNAC effectively declared war. Independent nations were targeted. Implementing policy required a "catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor."
False flags provide pretexts for militarism, wars, occupations, domestic repression, national security state extremism, and other policies antithetical to free and open societies. PNAC members got what they wanted.
They comprise a rogues gallery of hardcore neocon extremists. Charter members included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, William Kristol, Jeb Bush, and others.
In 2009, PNAC reinvented itself as the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI). Policies remain unchanged. Regime change in Syria is prioritized. Direct intervention is urged.
Obama is criticized for inaction. "What is clear," it says, is that America "sent a horrible message to tyrants elsewhere about the (non-existent) costs of mass killings of innocents."
FPI knows Washington bears full responsibility. It's not enough. FPI wants full-scale war initiated.