The analytical program "However," with Mikhail Leontyev 06 December 2012
Americans discovered chemical deposits in Syria weapons and urgently rush them to develop with missiles and bombs. That's it today opened. Although it was known about them for a long time. In general, from the Middle East it seems that kerosene is extinguished with dynamite.
This week, Washington began to loudly warn the Syrian authorities against the use of suddenly discovered chemical and biological weapons against their own people and publicly discuss the possibility of conducting military operations to destroy them. At the same time, it announced the granting to Turkey of the Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems, ostensibly to defend against a possible Syrian attack. The due degree of the campaign was given by Secretary of State Clinton: "Suffice to say that we, of course, are planning the possibility of a share if any chance happens."
This is all as specifically reminiscent of poor Powell with his famous test tube. After which there was Iraq. However, Mrs. Clinton leaves herself. And, probably, along with its Syrian test tube.
Obama, as you know, is an ardent critic of Bush’s policies. And why does his administration literally quote the backs of this very Bush rhetoric? There is reason to believe that this is a powerful cover operation. Just to divert and neutralize the adherents of such a policy. Because, if you look not at what is being said, but at what is being done, the picture is somewhat different.
Americans routinely demonstrate solidarity with Israel in words and in a vote at the UN. At the same time, the so-called "eight-day war" between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas in Gaza ended not with an impressive Israeli ground operation, but with a peace agreement with a partial lifting of the blockade of Gaza. The agreement reached through the mediation of the new Islamist president of Egypt, Mursi, is perceived in the Islamic world as the defeat of the Israeli hawks and the victory of Hamas.
It was the Americans who allowed Mursi to become a mediator. And they forced Israel to abandon the military operation. That is, they made Mursi the savior of Gaza. And it was this political victory that allowed Mursi to declare the constitutional amendments, making him the sovereign ruler of Egypt. There is reason to believe that crowds of the notorious "liberals" in the streets of Cairo are marking time in vain. Since their only patrons are Americans, they have already made their choice. More precisely, Obama made it.
Thierry Maysan, a French orientalist and conspiracy theorist, believes that within the American political establishment, a struggle is unfolding between the “globalists” and Obama's realists, who intend to reduce the American presence throughout the world in order to focus on the real threats to America. Immediately after the announcement of the election victory, Obama began to purge the security forces. CIA Director David Petraeus, NATO Commander in Europe Stavridis, and his successor, John Allen, were fired. Next: the head of the African Command, William Ward, and his successor, General Carter Ham. Moreover, each time the dismissal took place against the background of a scandal exposing either the dirty details of his personal life, or waste and conflicts of interest.
It is rather difficult to believe in the simultaneous moral decline in the American establishment. Another thing is that all these people are somehow connected with the implementation of the former American foreign policy.
“As for the State Department,” writes Meisan, “Senator John Kerry, a supporter of the new Obama course, is being punished to the place of outgoing Mrs. Clinton.” And he leads a photo in which the Kerry couple dines at a restaurant in Damascus with the Asad couple.
The Syrian crisis and the American participation in it on the side of Sunni Islamists is a product of the titanic struggle against Iran, which is becoming increasingly inadequate and useless. So far, the only US-Iranian joint venture is the Palestinian Hamas. But secret negotiations with Tehran are already underway.
According to Obama's national security adviser Tomas Donilon, the US needs to focus on new centers of global influence in Asia, instead of looping over hot spots and failed states in the Middle East.
We said that the Americans, in any case Obama, would be ready to negotiate with opponents to freeze local conflicts. And that means global change in the world.
It resembles a huge ship, populated by mixed teams gnawing with each other. And now the captain of this vessel, who suddenly saw the light, is trying to turn around among the hummocks and icebergs of the world crisis. One wrong move - and you are the Titanic.