Kerry's Ultimatum to Assad: Why US Plan Means 'Capitulation to Al-Qaeda'

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US Secretary of State John Kerry has given Syrian President Bashar al-Assad an ultimatum: either to begin "political transition" or risk the consequences of a new US approach toward ending the Syrian civil war, Tony Cartalucci notes.

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"Why does Washington believe that it has the right to impose its will on a sovereign nation thousands of miles from its own shores?" Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer Tony Cartalucci asks in his recent article for New Eastern Outlook, warning that Syria is currently being overrun by heavily armed and extremely dangerous terrorists backed by foreign powers.

Citing Bradley Klapper of the Associated Press (AP) the geopolitical researcher stresses that the US Secretary of State has even gone so far as to give an ultimatum to the legitimate, democratically elected Syrian government.

"How the United States presumes to possess the authority to determine the fate of a sovereign nation thousands of miles from its own shores in the Middle East is never explained by US Secretary of State John Kerry when he recently announced a new ultimatum leveled at Damascus," Cartalucci writes.

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Klapper's report reads: "Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria's government and its backers in Moscow and Tehran on Tuesday that they face an August deadline for starting a political transition to move President Bashar Assad out, or they risk the consequences of a new US approach toward ending the 5-year-old civil war."

According to the American journalist, the White House is unlikely to authorize the deployment of extra US troops in Syria, instead "US allies like Saudi Arabia might be able to give the rebels new weapons to fight Assad, such as portable surface-to-air missiles."

It seems Washington is not shy about cooperating with Saudi Arabia and Turkey despite the fact the two realms are up to their eyeballs involved in arming and funding terrorists in the region.

Cartaculli quotes the Independent report that says the two countries [Saudi Arabia and Turkey] are backing the Jaish al-Fatah group (the Army of Conquest) a joint command structure for Syrian jihadists that includes al-Nusra Front.

Washington is well aware of "co-mingling" between the US-backed "moderate" rebels and powerful al-Nusra Front terrorists. However, the Pentagon and the CIA have so far failed to "separate" the Syrian moderate opposition from Islamists.

The geopolitical analyst points out that although the White House possesses all political and military tools to eradicate the "roots" of the Middle Eastern terrorism it hesitates to do it.

Washington policymakers regard al-Qaeda's affiliate al-Nusra Front as a convenient tool to pressure the Syrian government into making political concessions.

Remarkably, Cartalucci stresses the US senior officials had no scruples about collaborating with Islamists in Libya, referring to the fact that back in 2011 US Senator John McCain found himself shaking hands with the commander of US State Department-listed foreign terrorist organization, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) — de facto al-Qaeda in Libya.

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American geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser shares a similar stance. In his latest analysis for New Eastern Outlook Draitser called attention to a sinister pattern observed in both Libya and Syria.

The analyst emphasized that it is no secret that the CIA and other US government agencies have long been involved in investing in projects aimed at manipulating social media.

"Close observers of the US-NATO war on Libya will recall just how many Twitter accounts miraculously surfaced, with tens of thousands of followers each, to 'report' on the 'atrocities' carried out by Muammar Gaddafi's armed forces, and call for a No Fly Zone and regime change," he noted.

The same pattern surfaced in the beginning of the unrest in Syria when fake bloggers, who pretended to be Syrian protesters, fabricated news about the situation in the country, Draitser stressed.

Furthermore, Hillary Clinton's leaked emails, released by WikiLeaks, expose some inconvenient truths about the Silicon Valley giants and the role they played in arranging the Syrian regime change.

"Considering the verified nature of the so-called 'opposition' in Syria and the verifiable nature of what US foreign policy has done to Libya — leaving it to this day in the hands of state-sponsored terrorist organizations including the notorious 'Islamic State' or ISIS [Daesh] — what the US is essentially demanding of Syria and its allies is capitulation to al-Qaeda," Cartalucci underscores.

At the same time "the new approach" Kerry was referring to is apparently the realization of the much discussed Plan B aimed at partitioning and occupying the sovereign Syrian state.

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