In his new book, “The WikiLeaks Files,” Julian Assange writes that the United States had planned to overthrow Syria long before the 2011 uprising and current proxy war against the government of Bashar al-Assad.
A chapter in the book references a 2006 diplomatic cable from the U.S. Ambassador to Syria, William Roebuck, which discusses a plan to force the Syrian government to overreact to perceived threats as the orchestrated Arab Spring unfolded.
That plan was to use a number of different factors to create paranoia within the Syrian government; to push it to overreact, to make it fear there’s a coup… so in theory it says “We have a problem with Islamic extremists crossing over the border with Iraq, and we’re taking actions against them to take this information and make the Syrian government look weak, the fact that it is dealing with Islamic extremists at all.”
Arab Spring Engineered by “Color Revolution” NGOs
According to the establishment media and Western historians the so-called Arab Spring that swept the Middle East and North Africa in 2011 was a spontaneous reaction to corrupt and tyrannical governments in the region.
In April, 2001, however, The New York Times reported the demonstrations and riots were nurtured by the United States and a panoply of “color revolution” NGOs, most notably the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, Freedom House and the National Endowment for Democracy, the latter admitted to now do work formerly conducted by the CIA.
“It is hardly a speculative theory then, that the uprisings were part of an immense geopolitical campaign conceived in the West and carried out through its proxies with the assistance of disingenuous organizations,” writes Tony Cartalucci.
“Preparations for the ‘Arab Spring’ began not as unrest had already begun, but years before the first ‘fist’ was raised, and within seminar rooms in D.C. and New York, US-funded training facilities in Serbia, and camps held in neighboring countries, not within the Arab World itself.”
Direct evidence of these preparations surfaced in April, 2011 when the AFP ran an article detailing how State Department under Hillary Clinton sponsored “efforts to help activists in Arab and other countries gain access to technology that circumvents government firewalls, secures telephone text and voice messages, and prevents attacks on websites.”
Michael Posner, the assistant Secretary of State for human rights and labor, told reporters the United States would
“basically provide both technology, training, and diplomatic support to allow people to freely express their views.”
In 2013 Roland Dumas, a former French minister for Foreign Affairs, told a French television station the British were part of the plan to destabilize Syria.
“I was in England two years before the violence in Syria on other business,” Dumas said. “I met with top British officials, who confessed to me that they were preparing something in Syria.”
“This was in Britain not in America. Britain was organizing an invasion of rebels into Syria.”
Despite evidence the Arab Spring and the proxy war in Syria were planned well in advance, the corporate media in the United States, including publically funded leftist media such as Democracy Now, have pushed propaganda that the uprisings were indigenous.
“As a growing corpus of research suggests, the careful coordination of color revolutions is designed to provide a false impression of US-backed popular political enfranchisement while overlooking the multitude of more complex political and geopolitical factors,” writes James F. Tracy.
“Democracy Now’s celebrated reportage has performed the integral function of solidifying the progressive left’s uncritical acceptance of the ‘Arab Spring’ propaganda operation, thus abetting Western imperialism and paving the way for a regional or even global conflagration.”
Julian Assange’s book and the work of WikiLeaks provide a counter weight to a propaganda campaign masking the real history and workings of the so-called “Arab Spring” and the “civil war” in Syria.
“The WikiLeaks Files” and its revelations will be ignored by the corporate media as it continues to weave falsehoods about Syria.
There is a preponderance of evidence demonstrating the proxy war in Syria was orchestrated by Washington and Saudi Arabia as an offensive against Shia Iran. The primary objective is to balkanize the Middle East and, in the case of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Emirates, elevate Sunni Wahhabism as the primary variant of Islam in religious and political control of the Middle East and its natural resources.