- Voices of the Syrian People by Andre Vltchek from New Eastern Outlook.
- The MoA Week In Review And Open Thread 2018-17 by Bernhard from Moon of Alabama.
- Lawyers and Victims’ Families File Petition for Federal Grand Jury Investigation by Ted Walter from Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
- How the US Occupied the 30% of Syria Containing Most of its Oil, Water and Gas by Whitney Webb from Mint Press News.
In January, Tillerson made this objective clear. Speaking at Stanford University, Tillerson noted that “diminishing” Iran’s influence in Syria was a key goal for the U.S. and a major reason for its occupation of the northeast.
By cutting off the route between Tehran and Damascus, the U.S. would greatly destabilize and weaken the region’s “resistance axis” and the U.S. — along with its regional allies – would be able to greatly increase its regional influence and control. Given the alliance between Syria and Iran, as well as their mutual defense accord, the occupation is necessary in order to weaken both nations and a key precursor to Trump administration plans to isolate and wage war against Iran.
With internal reports warning of the U.S.’ waning position as the “world’s only superpower,” the U.S. has no intention of leaving Syria, as it is becoming increasingly desperate to maintain its influence in the region and to maintain as well the influence of the corporations that benefit the most from U.S. empire.