Since UN Security Council deadlock, Moscow has despatched ten Russian warships to the Eastern Mediterranean on “planned military manoeuvres”. Led by the Admiral Chabanenko anti-submarine destroyer, the flotilla is stationed off the Southern Syrian coastline. At the same time, allied forces including special forces and intelligence have stepped up their presence in Syria.
The intended assault on this region is not new. Harold Macmillan and President Dwight Eisenhower approved a CIA-MI6 plan as far back as 1957 to stage fake border incidents and providing a pretext for Iraq and Jordanian military intervention. The stated aim was to eliminate Damascus’ influential triumvirate. In order to arouse tensions in the area, Syria had to be “made to appear as the sponsor of plots, sabotage and violence directed against neighbouring governments”. This would take the form of “sabotage, national conspiracies and various strong-arm activities” all of which would be laid at Damascus’ door.
Included in the plan was the need for funding of a “Free Syria Committee”, and the arming of “political factions with paramilitary or other actionist capabilities” within Syria. The CIA and MI6 were to instigate internal uprisings using groups such as the Druze in the south, would help to free political prisoners held in the Mezze prison, and stir up the Muslim Brotherhood in Damascus.
The veto by Russia and China of the UN resolution on Syria was labelled “despicable” by a furious Hillary Clinton. The US, she declared, would work with “friends of a democratic Syria” to support opponents of Syria’s president. She went on to state that the US would work to tighten “regional and national” sanctions against Syria in order to hamper its ability to use arms against the protesters. Planners of the US/NATO alliance have announced that various “military options” and “intervention scenarios” are being contemplated after Russian-Chinese Security Council veto. And in what amounted to a declaration of intent, a New York Times’ article declared, the “US to Focus on Forcibly Toppling Syrian Government.”
In a Brookings Institution’s Middle East Memo #21 “Assessing Options for Regime Change (.pdf),” it makes no secret that the humanitarian “responsibility to protect” is but a pretext for long-planned regime change.
The next step is surely to create a pretext for an invasion in an already perilous Middle East situation.
Build-up to Middle East Confrontation
In August 2011, Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, warned that “NATO is planning a military campaign against Syria to help overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad with a long-reaching goal of preparing a beachhead for an attack on Iran…”
In response to Russia’s deployment of warships to the Syrian coast, the US/NATO alliance will send an even larger flotilla made up on British, French and American vessels.
This naval deployment will be coordinated with allied ground operations in support of the US/NATO sponsored “Free Syrian Army”. The recruitment of foreign fighters trained in Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Qatar is being accelerated.
Manoeuvres by France and Britain under the code name Cougar 12 (2012) will soon be conducted in the Eastern Mediterranean. This “Response Force Task Group” will involve Britain’s HMS Bulwark and nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, France’s Charles De Gaulle. (Below, right) The stated intention of these naval exercises will be on amphibious operations involving the simulated landing ashore of troops on “enemy territory”. The Cougar 12 naval exercise will also participate in any evacuation of “British nationals from the Middle East, should the ongoing conflict in Syria further spill across borders into neighbouring Lebanon and Jordan.”
The British may also send the HMS Illustrious, a helicopter carrier, along with the amphibious HMS Bulwark manned by Royal Marine commandos.
Sources in the British Ministry of Defence, have confirmed the British Navy’s “humanitarian mandate” in the planned evacuation program but categorically deny “any intention of a combat role for British forces”.
On July 16, the Pentagon also confirmed that it would be deploying a nuclear-powered supercarrier, the USS John C. Stennis, capable of carrying 90 aircraft, to the Middle East. The Stennis would be arriving in the region with an advanced missile-launching cruiser. The carrier USS Eisenhower is already expected to be in the Middle East by that time (two carriers currently in the region are to be relieved and sent back to the U.S.).
The USS Stennis and the HMS Illustrious were together in the Persian Gulf in April 1998.
This massive deployment of naval power significantly raises the level of tension in the Middle East and seeks to create a new Cold War between the Western powers and Russia. It also increases the threat of military intervention in Syria as a sovereign state while weakening Russia’s role in brokering peace in the Syrian crisis.
If we take into consideration the Harold Macmillan/Dwight Eisenhower plan for destabilisation of the Middle East and Syria in particular, we must conclude that things are not all what they seem. We are being fed a one-sided story by the international media and few are attempting to present a balanced picture.
What is their game?
Regime change has been achieved across the Middle East in states where change might have been perceived as impossible just a handful of years back. In general, the Syrians have not been particularly keen to rid themselves of Assad, so other methods have been brought in to force the issue. Syria is the pathway to Iran, which is next on the list to go down.
At the hub of it all lies the New World Order agenda. Footholds have to be loosened from states that otherwise might resist coming under a one-world government. And under a one-world government they WILL come. The political masters guiding events from behind the scenes are calling the shots and there is little anyone can do to stop the machine from rolling.
Opus Dei – the novel, confronts the build-up to war and takes the reader beyond.