Syria: Washington seeking a ‘peaceful’ solution ?


As a reminder

July 20, 2012

‘Washington not seeking a peaceful solution for Syria crisis’

Washington has no desire to find a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis and has opted for a forced government change in the country, an American political analyst tells Press TV.
Lawrence Freeman, who works with Executive Intelligence Review, said in an interview on Friday that by arming and funding terrorist groups fighting against the Syrian government, US and other Western countries are trying to force government change.

He also accused Washington of following former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s policy of overturning sovereign nations under the so-called principle of “responsibility to protect” any time the West decides.

”So the US has no policy, has no vision for the future or to help the Syrian people. They are going for (former British premier) Tony Blair’s regime change policy and, by the way, Tony Blair, the author of this policy back in the 90s is now an adviser to [US] President [Barack] Obama,” Freeman said.

The US analyst also said that Russia and China are opposing forced government change in Syria not only because of their ties with Damascus, but also because they want to stop this policy, since it might be aimed against them as well.

After Libya “the Russians, in particular, realize that this policy of overturning sovereign nations is also going to be aimed at them. China has a similar concern so they are going to fight this out. Not because of any immediate interest in Syria per se, although they have one, but because of a larger principle of stopping this policy,” Freeman said.

Freeman’s remarks came after Moscow and Beijing vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution against the Syrian government, which called for new sanctions against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.


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I am working for the Belgian human rights association 'Werkgroep Morkhoven' which revealed the Zandvoort childporn case (88.539 victims). The case was covered up by the authorities. During the past years I have been really shocked by the way the rich countries of the western empire want to rule the world. One of my blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Je travaille pour le 'Werkgroep Morkhoven', un groupe d'action qui a révélé le réseau pornographique d'enfants 'Zandvoort' (88.539 victims). Cette affaire a été couverte par les autorités. Au cours des dernières années, j'ai été vraiment choqué par la façon dont l'Occident et les pays riches veulent gouverner le monde. Un de mes blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Ik werk voor de Werkgroep Morkhoven die destijds de kinderpornozaak Zandvoort onthulde (88.539 slachtoffers). Deze zaak werd door de overheid op een misdadige manier toegedekt. Gedurende de voorbije jaren was ik werkelijke geschokt door de manier waarop het rijke westen de wereld wil overheersen. Bezoek onze blog «Latest News Syria» (WordPress) ------- Photo: victims of the NATO-bombings on the Chinese embassy in Yougoslavia
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One Response to Syria: Washington seeking a ‘peaceful’ solution ?

  1. kruitvat says:

    Washington’s ‘peaceful solution’…

    May 8, 2013

    ‘Washington announces more aid to Syrian rebels’

    Associated Press

    ROME — The Obama administration is providing $100 million in new Syria aid, U.S. officials said Wednesday, but the money is for humanitarian purposes only and not linked to any decision on arming Syrian rebels.

    Secretary of State John Kerry will make the announcement today in Rome, where his diplomacy includes a meeting with Jordan’s foreign minister.

    The new funds will help support 1.4 million Syrian refugees, including many in U.S. ally Jordan, and hundreds of thousands of other civilians still trapped by the violence inside Syria’s border. Total U.S. humanitarian assistance in the two-year war will climb to $510 million.

    The U.S. officials weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter ahead of Kerry’s announcement and demanded anonymity.

    While the cash influx will certainly be welcomed by aid groups and refugee organizations that have lamented a lack of financial support, it is unlikely to end the clamoring for lethal assistance among the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

    The Obama administration has said it is considering providing weapons to vetted units in the armed opposition, among other military options, following last week’s revelation of a U.S. intelligence assessment suggested chemical weapons use by the Assad regime. The U.S. also is looking for ways to halt the violence that has killed more than 70,000 people.

    But the U.S. maintains deep reservations about providing direct military assistance, given the growing presence of al-Qaida-linked and other extremists in the rebel ranks.

    Underscoring the administration’s goal of a peaceful transition of power to end the war, Kerry met for more than five hours Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow.

    Afterward, Kerry and Lavrov declared that the U.S. and Russia would convene an international conference on Syria in the coming weeks with the goal of corralling Assad’s government and opposition representatives into peace talks. Kerry said the U.S. would make its decision on arming the rebels in part on the progress of that effort.

    Kerry’s expected announcement Thursday is more straightforward. It is meant to help Syrian neighbors that are struggling to cope with the large and growing refugee toll, and assure them that they won’t be left to deal with the economic impact on their own.

    The U.S. is the largest single humanitarian donor in the Syrian conflict and is hoping that its money will convince countries such as Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to maintain open borders with Syria, and not force any refugees back to a life-threatening situation in their home country.

    The money goes to the U.N. agencies for children and refugees. Nearly half of the aid is for food, shelter, health and other programs in Jordan, which is building a new refugee camp at Azraq.

    Some $32 million is for Lebanon and $9.5 million for programs in Turkey.

    The U.S. is giving $16 million to provide affected civilians inside Syria with basic necessities such as blankets, hygiene kits, clothing, health care and cash assistance for daily life.

    The White House says that Syria’s future cannot include President Bashar Assad.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney says the U.S. views Syria’s future as being a post-Assad future. But he says it’s up to the Syrian opposition to decide which elements of Assad’s regime could be included in a transitional government.

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