(previously published in The Daily Stirrer)
In a move that exposes exactly where the push to global conflict is being driven from, Turkish media has exposed a plan by five nations to divide Syria into two separate states. The Turkish-language newspaper Star Daily on Monday carried the shocking report that representatives of the USA, Britain, France, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, in secret meeting on Syria held in Washington decided the future of Syria.
It seems strange that The Kremlin was not represented at the table, when Russia,proably the most influential power in the middle east following the USA’s disastrous failure to effect regime change in Syria will hold the casting vote on any action to depose Assad through its powerr of veto in the United Nations Security Council, but seeing the big picture was never one of the main strengths of senior military or foreign affairs staff.
The Star Daily noted that throughout the meeting representatives of the group of five warmongers planned to split Syria in two, adding that the US representatives pressured for forming an autonomous government in Eastern and Northern Syria.
The six-step plan according to Star includes:
1- Forming a “terror state” in Eastern and Northern Syria (alluding to Kurds).
2- Helping the “terror state” reach the Mediterranean Sea.
3- Getting United Nations involved in forming and recognizing the new nation.
5- The US will find an office for the “terror state” at the UN.
6- Persuading Turkey to accept the new plan and end military operations in Northern Syria.
According to the paper, the regions where the “terror state” will be formed will include the oil-rich areas in Deir Ezzur in Northeastern Syria. It added that The Pentagon has prioritised plans to divide Syria into discrete states after Turkey launched its Operation Olive Branch against the Kurds in Northern Syria and is trying to establish a land corridor to link the regions controlled by the Syrian Kurds to the Mediterranean Sea.
The newspaper also cited an earlier report by The Daily Star Lebanon paper which wrote that it has gained access to an email from the British embassy in the US which reveals Washington’s 5-paragrapth plan to disintegrate Syria.
The al-Akhbar newspaper wrote that the US officials along with their main NATO and middle eastern allies have decided to implement a plan to split Syria and prolong the civil war in the country by continued deployment on the Eastern banks of the Euphrates.
According to a document in the Daily Star Lebanon leak, Benjamin Norman, the diplomat in charge of the Middle East at the British Embassy in Washington, reports in a confidential diplomatic telegram of the first meeting of the “Small American Group on Syria” (United States, Great Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and Jordan), held in Washington on January 11, 2018.
In this five-page document, he reveals the details of the “Western strategy” in Syria: partition of the country, sabotage of Sochi, framing of Turkey and instructions to the UN Special Representative Staffan de Mistura who leads the negotiations of Geneva. An 8 page paper accompanies this, in anticipation of the second meeting of the “Small Group”. It was held in Paris on January 23, mainly devoted to the use of chemical weapons and the “instructions” sent by the “Small American Group” to Staffan de Mistura.
Hugh Cleary (Head of the Near and Middle East Department of the UK Foreign Office ), Jerome Bonnafont (Director ANMO / North Africa and Middle East at the Quai d’Orsay), David Satterfield (US Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East) and Jordanian Nawaf Tell and Saudi Jamal al-Aqeel attended the January 11 meeting in Washington.
David Satterfield confirmed that President Trump has decided to maintain a large US military presence in Syria, despite the victory over the “Islamic State Organization” (Daesh); the cost of this maintenance being set at $ 4 billion annually, although this is contradicted by subsequent statements made by Trump himself, which suggests the US President is at war with the “deep state” not only in Washington but among all the main NATO military powers who seems to have set their hearts on war with Russia and China.
It seems the NATO allies have stubbornly refused to learn the lessons of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Unkraine and Yemen. Our leaders keep meddling in the politics of places where the population have a very different view of the world, and thus our attempts to impose ‘liberal democracy’ which in reality is neither liberal nor democratic, invariably make things worse for the people we are trying to help than they ever were.