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Washington’s Designs on Syria (Going all the way back to 2005) as Revealed By US Congress Researchers

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Syrian children murdered by ISIS in Deir ez-Zor

[ Ed. note – The writer of the following article obviously comes from the political left perspective–Washington viewed the Syrian government as “too far to the left,” he says–but otherwise there is some useful information on strategies adopted by US analysts on Syria as far back as 2005. Pressuring Syria to adopt a more favorable political stance toward Israel seems to have been among the chief objectives, this of course along with the usual demands that it open its country and its resources to plunder by corporations. ]

By Stephen Gowans

Documents prepared by US Congress researchers as early as 2005 revealed that the US government was actively weighing regime change in Syria long before the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, challenging the view that US support for the Syrian rebels is based on allegiance to a “democratic uprising” and showing that it is simply an extension of a long-standing policy of seeking to topple the government in Damascus. Indeed, the researchers made clear that the US government’s motivation to overthrow the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is unrelated to democracy promotion in the Middle East…

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