Psy Ops Inc.
“Democracy” and “freedom” are two over-used words that belong to the domain of Psychological Operations (Psy Ops) Inc. Likewise for the phrase “War On Terror”. The psychological impacts of these abstractions are very powerful even as their literal meanings have been totally corrupted.
As target countries are demonized, and illegal foreign invasions are launched, these words are manipulated to deliver their opposites: the destruction of democratic self-determination, the destruction of freedom, and the exponential growth of terrorism.
Recent historical context — invasions of Libya and Iraq for example — informs us that the real reason for invading and destroying Syria is to prevent it from nationalising its own resources and becoming a free, self-determining, and prosperous country.
Destruction of the country will also reduce the perceived threats that it might pose to Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — all US allies. Activist-Journalist Maram Susli describes the details of these objectives in “US Destroying Syria’s Oil Infrastructure Under Guise of Fighting ISIS.”
The US is using time-tested strategies to achieve its nefarious goals. To advance its imperialist agenda, it is funding, arming, and organizing proxies such as al-Qaeda/al-Nursra Front, and ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh — the same terrorists that it identifies as enemies.
Saudi Arabia, an important US ally, is likely the most significant funder of foreign-backed extremists in Syria, while Qatar, another ally, is complicit as well. A leaked diplomatic cable reveals this:
“Saudi donors remain the chief financiers of Sunni militant groups like Al Qaeda, and the tiny Persian Gulf state of Qatar, a generous host to the American military for years, was the ‘worst in the region’ in counterterrorism efforts, according to a State Department cable last December. Qatar’s security service was ‘hesitant to act against known terrorists out of concern for appearing to be aligned with the U.S. and provoking reprisals.'”
Not surprisingly, Israel also has links to Syrian “rebels”. According to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDORF), there are “regular contacts held on the border between IDF officers and soldiers and Syrian rebels.” Observers also remarked (that) “they identified IDF soldiers on the Israeli side handing over two boxes to armed Syrian opposition members on the Syrian side.”