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What’s happening in Syria is so unbelievably complex, with so many moving parts that it’s hard to get a handle on. But the person who made the video above skims over, and touches on most of them. What’s happening in Syria is part of the color revolutions which have taken place during Obama’s admin, but has it’s roots going through Bush’s admin, and prior to that, Clinton’s. What people don’t know, is that US policy is debated and formulated, not so much in the halls of congress but moreso in NGO thinktanks like the Brookings Institution, the International Republican Institution, or the National Democratic Institution. Or in Great Britain, the Chatham House. Just to be fair, Russia or China have their own interventionist policies, but the don’t need to be as opaque about it, and don’t have to present an illusion of transparency and democracy.
Europe is dependent on natural gas to survive their winters, and Russia has been their supplier. But, the powers-that-be in the US and western Europe don’t want that to be the case anymore. And neither does Qatar, Saudi Arabia or Turkey because of their own proposed pipeline
Why has the little nation of Qatar spent 3 billion dollars to support the rebels in Syria? Could it be because Qatar is the largest exporter of liquid natural gas in the world and Assad won’t let them build a natural gas pipeline through Syria? Of course. Qatar wants to install a puppet regime in Syria that will allow them to build a pipeline which will enable them to sell lots and lots of natural gas to Europe. Why is Saudi Arabia spending huge amounts of money to help the rebels and why has Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan been “jetting from covert command centers near the Syrian front lines to the Élysée Palace in Paris and the Kremlin in Moscow, seeking to undermine the Assad regime”? Well, it turns out that Saudi Arabia intends to install their own puppet government in Syria which will allow the Saudis to control the flow of energy through the region.
Here’s why Russia is getting involved
On the other side, Russia very much prefers the Assad regime for a whole bunch of reasons. One of those reasons is that Assad is helping to block the flow of natural gas out of the Persian Gulf into Europe, thus ensuring higher profits for Gazprom. Now the United States is getting directly involved in the conflict. If the U.S. is successful in getting rid of the Assad regime, it will be good for either the Saudis or Qatar (and possibly for both), and it will be really bad for Russia. This is a strategic geopolitical conflict about natural resources, religion and money …
And if we’re told that we need to escalate bombing or actually sending in troops because of a refugee crisis, it will be a lie
Citing a lack of access on the ground, the United Nations stopped regularly updating its numbers of casualties in the Syrian civil war in January 2014. Estimates put the death toll between 140,200 and 330,380, with as many as 6 million Syrians displaced, according to the U.N.
While there is no question that the Syrian government is responsible for many of the casualties resulting from its brutal crackdown, this is not just a Syrian problem.
Foreign meddling in Syria began several years before the Syrian revolt erupted. Wikieaks released leaked US State Department cables from 2006 revealing US plans to overthrow the Syrian government through instigating civil strife, and receiving these very orders straight from Tel Aviv. The leaks reveal the United State’s partnership with nations like Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and even Egypt to use sectarianism to divide Syria through the Sunni and Shiite divide to destabilize the nation to weaken Iran and Hezbolla. Israel is also revealed to attempt to use this crisis to expand it’s occupation of the Golan Heights for additional oil exploration, according to Wikileaks editor Julian Assange.