by Ludwig Watzal
What everyone knew already, who doesn’t believe in the reporting of the corporate media, has now been confirmed by one of the highest US officials; U.S. vice president Joe Biden told students at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University that the main supporters of extremists and terrorists in Syria are close American allies. Listen to what Biden had to say.
“Our allies in the region were our largest problem in Syria.” Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were “so determined to take down Assad” that they started a “proxy Sunni-Shia war” by pouring “hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons” towards anyone who would fight against Assad. “We could not convince our colleagues to stop supplying them,” said Biden, thus disassociating the US from unleashing the civil war in Syria. “The outcome of such a policy now is more visible,” he said, as it turned out they supplied terrorists from Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda.and IS. Has Biden forgotten that the US has promoted the upgrading of the IS terrorists along with the Zionist political class in the US and in close cooperation with the right-wing US Senator John McCain and their ilk?
Immediately, these terror-supporting states, especially Turkey, called for an US „apology“. And Joe Biden did indeed apologize for telling, perhaps for the first time in his political carrier, the truth about these hideous and rotten Islamic regimes. He also had to apologize to the UAE. How come that a nation, which pretends to have „God“ on its side, apologizes for finally telling the truth about the real instigators of terrorism in Syria? Biden is further correct when saying: “America can’t once again go in to Muslim nation and be the aggressor, it has to be led by Sunnis, to attack a Sunni organization (IS).“
Why don’t let the US do Saudi Arabia and the other Islamist regimes do the job in Syria themselves? The neoconservative Bush regime has already screwed up Afghanistan, Iraq and Obama Libya. Why should Obama pick the chestnuts out of the fire for regimes, which not only support terrorism, but also share not a single values with the US? If the strategy of bombing doesn’t work, and it won’t work, the Obama administration will get the blame.
Hasn’t the Saudi Arabian ambassador in the UK in an op-ed in the New York Times declared that Saudi Arabia would go it alone against Syria and Iran? The US should take the Saudis and the other Islamic regimes in word. Not one single American or European soldier is worth to die for these rotten regimes. And if IS takes Saudi Arabia, which their goal is, then so be it. The Saudis have nothing to offer than Oil, and IS also has to sell it.
The most cynical among the „Friends of America“ is Nato-ally Turkey. President Erdogan’s hand-picked new Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, declared in an interview with CNN-front women Christiane Amanpour that turkey will not participate in the fight against IS as long as there is a comprehensive strategy, including a no-fly zone and the overthrow of the Assad regime. Therefore, the Turkish army stays at the border to Syria to watch calmly as the Kurdish town Kobani is taken by IS. With its ascended military power it would have been easy to stop the advance of IS. This cynical strategy of the Turkish government against the Kurds in Syria has led to considerable unrest in Turkey. From the beginning of the protest against Bashar al-Assad, Turkey was a transit country for weapons and foreign fighters. In addition, it served as a retreat for all sorts of terrorists.
To point a finger at others, as Biden does, appears implausible because the US was informed about the machinations of its allies in Syria and has actively supported it by its intelligence. The US is as much as Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the Arab Emirates responsible for the terror against the Assad government. Without US approval, these states could not have afforded to conduct such a policy.
Despite its self-inflicted chaos, which geopolitical lessons should the United States draw from the attitude of their so-called friends and allies? First of all, they have to get rid of the undemocratic, fundamentalist and terror-supporting regimes of the Arab peninsula.
Secondly, they have to support the creation of an independent „Kurdistan“ and „Palestine“. The Kurds and the Palestinians have been betrayed by Western imperialism. A US support for their legitimate rights and self-determination may be only a small political compensation. „Kurdistan“ should encompass large parts of Turkey, parts of Syria, Iraq and Iran. By the way; the American political leadership should not forget that the United States of America emerged from an anti-colonial struggle.
Thirdly, it’s overdue to get tough with the Israeli government. The US has been supporting not only Israel’s illegal occupation for the last 47 years at any cost, but also the continuation of the colonization of Palestinian land. Although the US sees itself as a guardian of international law and the rule of law in general, but in the case of Israel all these noble motives are set aside. The Israeli government can behave like a bully, while the international community stands idle. On top of it, the USA pays Israel annually at least three billion US-Dollars. The German government also supports the State of Israel with millions of Euros, which don’t appear in the official budget plans, additionally, it provides military hardware like submarines that can be equipped with nuclear weapons or cruise missiles, officially for half prize, because the other half pays the German taxpayer.
Fourthly, the US should support civil society and democratic groups in the Muslim world and pull away their protective hand over dictators.
Fifthly, they should stop their policy of double standards, hypocrisy and brutal power politics. In the time of the internet, people can’t be manipulated so easily by the corporate media, which have become mouthpieces of governments.
Europe and the German government should not get involved in this phony „war on terror“ against IS. The blowback will be harmful, despite, what all the so-called terror experts say.