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

Saturday, April 2, 2016

In Syria, militias armed by the Pentagon fight those armed by the CIA

Click here to access article by Nabih Bulos , W.J. Hennigan and Brian Bennett from the LA Times.

This corporate newspaper tries hard to explain that it is too complicated to prevent various groups that the US funds from battling each other in Syria.
“This is a complicated, multi-sided war where our options are severely limited,” said a U.S. official, who wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the matter. “We know we need a partner on the ground. We can't defeat ISIL without that part of the equation, so we keep trying to forge those relationships.”
It's clear from this and other sources that the CIA is funding terrorist groups to militarily weaken the Syrian government, whereas the Pentagon is supporting the Kurdish forces to accomplish "Plan B" to break up Syria. Also this article makes clear that the CIA is operating from Turkey to furnish weapons to their terrorist armies which, according to other sources (see this and this, often give them to ISIS (ISIL). The resulting chaos in Syria seems to me to be a deliberate policy of the Empire of Chaos.  

Left unasked is the 800 pound gorilla question: what justification does the US, its NATO ally Turkey, its medieval allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and its fortress colony of Israel have to attempt to destabilize the Syrian government?