Assad has agreed to give up his chemical weapons arsenal as long the U.S. agrees to stop arming, aiding and abetting terrorist organizations in an attempt to destabilize the region in the name of “stabilization,” “Democracy” and “free elections.” He also wants the U.S. to stop threatening to attack Syria and for Israel to give up its chemical weapons arsenal as well. Then, Assad will agree to do away with his chemical weapons. A couple days ago, he agreed to sign the global treaty on chemical weapons.
Assad told Russian media:
“When we see that the U.S. genuinely stands for stability in our region, stops threatening us with military intervention and stops supplying terrorists with weapons, then we will consider it possible to finalize all necessary procedures and they will become legitimate and acceptable for Syria… If we really want stability in the Middle East, all the countries [in the region] must honor the agreements. And the first country to do so is Israel because it possesses nuclear, chemical and biological weapons – all types of weapons of mass destruction”
If the Kerry Obama administration really wants to “stabilize” the region, they’ll at least agree to stop fomenting violence by giving loads of money, food, weapons and explosives to terrorists, or allowing the CIA and our geopolitical allies in the region to do the same. But if “stabilization” isn’t actually part of their plan, then I’m sure they’ll come up with another excuse to bomb Syria.
I don’t think the Obama administration even wants a compliant Assad. What they want is what our government has been doing in the Middle East (and around the world) for decades. They cause trouble in a region, blame it on the dictator we want replaced, which elicits international outrage, which in turn forces the dictator to step down. Then, we back a dictator of our own liking that is willing to play our game.
What’s going on in Syria is nothing new. The U.S. and its allies have deliberately caused trouble (to put it mildly), bringing in terrorists from surrounding nations to wreak havoc on Syrian villages in an attempt to blame all the chaos and mass violence on Assad to elicit international outrage. But this time, it’s just not working like it used to. Too much is known about the interworkings of our foreign policy thanks to the internet. I guess we can thank Al Gore for that.