Radio Sputnik – 2016-03-04 21:21:57
RFK Jr.: US ‘Wants to Overthrow
Democratically Elected Syrian Government’
(March 3, 2016) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told Radio Sputnik in an exclusive interview that most Americans are unaware that Washington aims to overthrow democratically elected Syrian government.
In his recent op-ed article for Politico Magazine, US attorney and nephew of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wrote that the US decided to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power after he refused to back a Qatari gas pipeline project [“Daesh is a By-Product of Washington’s Drive for Qatari Gas.”]
The CIA went ahead with this plan after the multi-billion dollar pipeline project first surfaced in 2000, years before the Arab Spring uprising in Syria took place.
The project was aimed to build a gas link from Qatar through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey to Europe.
Kennedy writes that if completed, the pipeline would have had major geopolitical implications. For example it would have given “the Sunni kingdoms of the Persian Gulf decisive domination of world natural gas markets and strengthen Qatar, America’s closest ally in the Arab world.”
The gas link would have also provided Ankara with ‘rich transit fees’, the author added. This all clearly indicates that the Syrian conflict is not a civil war for greater rights or representation, but a violent foreign-sponsored insurgency aimed at bringing a business project to life.
Radio Radio Sputnik spoke with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to learn more about his research.
“If we study the history of America’s relation with Mideast and looking at the US’ violent intervention in Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt over time and the extraordinary and astonishing thing is the solid record of the cataclysmic failure every time we venture there in violent fashion.
“Most Americans are completely unaware of us attempting to overthrow the democratically elected government in Syria, contrary to our own state department policy and contrary to American values.”
Kennedy Jr. went on to say that this has resulted in severe blow backs for the US. He spoke about the US and Syria’s relations and how they both fought beside each other in World War II against the French who controlled Syria at the time.
“After the war the Syrian people tried to introduce a US fashioned democracy in Syria. The elected president’s big mistake was that he was reticent about building an Arabian pipeline as the US energy project and because of that CIA overthrew him. Six years later they again tried to overthrow him and this time their attempt failed and it was highly publicized and it caused riots.”
He spoke about how the CIA agents tried to murder the Syrian chief of staff by bribing the Syrian military but that plan backfired and the Syrian government expelled all of the US diplomats from Syria.
Kennedy Jr. also talked about CIA engineered involvement in Iraq which essentially brought Saddam Hussein to power. He also mentioned how Muammar Gadhafi managed to keep Libya stable.
Kennedy also spoke about the upcoming US election and who he thinks should be president.
Kennedy: ‘Pipeline War’ is at the Roots of Syrian Crisis
(March 4, 2016) — Radio Radio Sputnik discusses the origins of the Syrian crisis with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., attorney and nephew of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Kennedy writes that the US decided to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power after he refused to back a Qatari gas pipeline project. Radio Sputnik also touched upon US foreign policy, the refugee crisis and why Donald Trump would be a better president than Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
“We’ve compromised our own constitution, including the Bill of Rights in the name of the national security state and a warfare state. We’ve gotten rid, in many cases, of the right of jury trial. We’ve gotten rid of the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. We talked ourselves into this idea that it’s okay to water board and torture people.”
He went on to say that the US public is disillusioned to think that the US is still a beacon of democracy. He spoke about how the government stood for freedom of people before. But the United States has intervened fifty eight times since WW2.
Kennedy further said that, “WW2 was a huge lesson to us. It was a moral lesson to the United States. It was something that we learned in school, that the Allied forces have done a wonderful thing by defeating Hitler.”
“But we haven’t been responsive to the refugee crisis. And today we are doing the same thing. And the problem is that we really have been creating this refugee crisis. We are the ones that destroyed the government of Libya.”
“We are the ones that in this pipeline dispute helped destroy the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. We are the ones who invaded Iraq, when there were no weapons of mass destruction, when Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11. And Saddam Hussein was very hostile to al-Qaeda, as was Muammar Gadaffi. Gaddafi was helping us fight Al-Qaeda,” Kennedy said.
“Bashar Assad after 9/11 gave us the dossiers on terrorists from the Islamic jihadist groups because he saw them as mutual enemies.”
Kennedy said, “I am not saying that we should ally ourselves with the dictators. But we ally ourselves with the Saudis. And the Saudis don’t let women drive a car. You go to jail if you drive a car. They behead people every Wednesday in Mecca. They torture people and they suppress free speech and they do a lot that is probably worse.”
He went on to say that, “When we decide to overthrow those people, if you examine the real motives, almost always they serve the interests of large United States corporations who have an economic interest in the region. And in this case that was true. If you look at the roots of this war it is a pipeline war.”
“It was a Sunni revolution that was funded by our allies, by Qatar and Saudi Arabia. And in many cases the soldiers of this revolution were trained and armed by the United States.”
Is ‘US Plan B on Syria a WWIII’?
(March 2, 2016) — The UN has delayed the start of the Syria peace talks by two days. Negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition will start on March 9. The UN special envoy to Syria said the move is needed to allow the cessation of hostilities to take hold and ensure that the sides won’t turn their meeting into discussion of truce violations.
Earlier, UN head Ban Ki-moon said that the Syrian ceasefire is holding by and large, despite some sporadic fighting and reciprocal accusations of truce breaches.
Under the Russia-US sponsored deal all parties to the conflict halt hostilities for one week. However the agreement does not include terrorist organizations, such Daesh and al-Nusra Front.
Gilbert Doctorow, Founder and the European director of the American Committee on East West Accord, spoke to Radio Sputnik in an exclusive interview saying that UN’s decision to postpone peace talks is a reasonable move.
“The diplomatic process done largely behind closed doors where it has always been done successfully rather than with bull horns across the public arena to score points or to sabotage what has been achieved. What we heard today was a return to diplomacy as it was always practiced.”
Doctorow further spoke about how today there is mostly propaganda, war of words and ‘instrumentalized’ news announcements to destroy any peace process.
“The US and Russia agreed that violations or alleged violations of the ceasefire will be discussed by them quietly and not in the glare of the media.”
Talking about what will happen in two days according to the analyst, “We have to see, we have to wait for them to tell us what it is that has hampered the timely start to the conference which as we know should have been on the 7 February.”
Speaking about Plan B and what it means exactly, Doctorow said that according to him, “The backup plan is World War III. This Plan B has been substantially discussed in Russian media far more comprehensively than in the West. I mean in the Russian talk shows, where people discuss these political issues and understand what it means.”
The analyst further stressed the importance of the ceasefire and how there should be no speculation about Plan B because according to the analyst this draws people back from stark reality.
“The reality being that if this ceasefire fails, it will result in an all-out war of proxies that could very easily turn into an all-out war of principles which is the nuclear war,” Doctorow said.
He further spoke about how the US public, including the media, has largely been misled and allowed to fall into delusion.
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