We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, February 5, 2016

Washington Post Op-Ed Calls for "Safe Zones" in Syria

Click here to access article by Tony Cartalucci from Land Destroyer Report.

Here Cartalucci draws our attention to the other US "newspaper of record", the Washington Post, which is trying to prepare the American public for another "humanitarian" intervention, this time it's a more direct one in Syria after their first strategy, the sponsorship of "moderate" terrorist armies, failed to bring down the latest enemy of our ruling capitalist class, the elected Syrian government of President Assad. To make sure the ever gullible majority of the American public supports the intervention, or at least are resigned to it, our imperialist masters are marketing it as creating "safe zones".
America's last option in Syria will likewise [like Libya] divide and destroy the country should it succeed. It will condemn tens of thousands of civilians to violent sectarian-driven deaths and drive hundreds of thousands more out of Syria into neighboring countries and onward to Europe to escape the predictable chaos.

The only "safe haven" that will exist will be for terrorist factions ranging from the "moderate" Al Qaeda groups the US and its allies openly back, to the Islamic State which the West more covertly backs. As Libya has been used to destabilize and launch operations against its neighbors, so too will Syria - being aimed at the remnants of the Iraqi government, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and of course Iran itself.

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