Engdahl says that the arab spring is an pentagon movement for “re-create” the Arab’s world, a tactic to control the oil and the important groups of people in this zone.
The UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has urged the UN Security Council to break the political deadlock on Syria. He said ‘unity over the crisis will help his peace mission’ – comments he made during his briefing to the body about his findings following his recent visit to Damascus. William F. Engdahl, researcher and author of “Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order”
A US Marine Corps F-35 Lightening II multirole fighter jet is escorted by two USMC F-18 Hornets as it flies towards Eglin Air Force Base, Florida in this U.S. Air Force handout photo dated January 11, 2012 (Reuters / DoD / U.S. Air Force / Staff Sgt. Joely Santiago / Handout)
The White House is saying “no” to arming opposition and other military involvement in the Syrian conflict – for the moment. Pentagon and US Central Command launched a review of US military capabilities in case that “no” turns a “yes.”
The backdoor for military action was ajar with State Department, spokesman Victoria Nuland saying that US never takes any option off the table, even though they “don’t think more arms into Syria is the answer.” It appears the Pentagon has a similar view, as it has reportedly launched a full-scale review of its available military might.
Two senior administration officials told CNN that “options are being prepared in the event President Barack Obama was to call for them.” Support for opposition groups and outright military strikes are among the options being looked at.
This type of planning exercise is typical for the Pentagon, which would not want to be in the position of not having options for the president, if and when they are asked for, both officials told CNN. One of them called the effort a “scoping exercise,” with Pentagon looking into what capabilities are available given other US military commitments in the region.
Since the deterioration of relations between America and Pakistan, several foreign writers have been suggesting the Obama administration to expand its cooperation with Russia that has been playing an important role in transiting military goods to and from Afghanistan. Had Russia not been wary of the Taliban during their stint in government, it may have supported the Afghan insurgency to make Afghanistan another Vietnam for the US to avenge its defeat in the 1980s.
An ISAF member during an NATO's operation in Afghanistan. Wikipedia.
Afghanistan was the site of a nearly decade-long struggle between the USA and Russia, when the former had facilitated the jihadis to fight with the Red Army, and was also instrumental in USSR’s demise. Despite this, Russia does not want America to leave Afghanistan without destroying the Taliban fighters and terrorists hook, line and sinker. At the same time, it does not want to see the US having a permanent foothold in Afghanistan, because it could impede the Russian efforts to negate us influence in the Central Asian Republics.
It has been more than two months since Pakistan closed the routes that were used to deliver supplies to the Nato forces in Afghanistan. In view of the strained relations between Pakistan and the US after the Raymond Davis episode and the Abbottabad attack, Washington had been working on alternative routes, but the cost has been enormous rather prohibitive. ABC news quoted a Pentagon official, who said: