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America’s Long History of Trying to Determine Who Rules Syria By Caitlin Johnstone
The CIA organized its very first coup in Syria in 1949 to overthrow a democratically elected president and install a military dictator. The U.S. has never given up trying to determine who rules Syria, comments Caitlin Johnstone

One interesting and completely undeniable fact that we don’t talk about nearly enough is how Syria has been a target for regime change by the US-centralized power establishment since long before the uprising in 2011.

Proponents of US military interventionism in Syria will avoid addressing this known fact like the plague. They’re more than happy to dispute claims about false flags and the White Helmets, but if you start asking them “Hey don’t you think it’s a little odd that the government we’re all freaking out about right now just so happens to be one that’s been a target for regime change by US defense and intelligence agencies since long before any of this started?” they get real squirmy all of a sudden.

It’s true though. Let’s go over five key items in the mountain of evidence for this, starting with the most recent and working our way backward:

The Roland Dumas Statement

Roland Dumas is the former Foreign Minister of France, and he stated that he was made aware of the violence in Syria in 2009, two years before it started.

“I’m going to tell you something,” Dumas said on French station LCP. “I...
The First Ever CIA Coup

A lot can change in seventy years, but it says a lot about Syria’s


Shukri al-Quwatli: Democratically elected president overthrown with CIA help in March, 1949
strategic significance that the CIA has been attempting to stage coups there since the 1940s. In a 1969 interview CIA officer Miles Copeland confirmed statements he’d made in his memoirs that the Central Intelligence Agency had attempted to overthrow the Syrian government 20 years earlier. In 1956 there was the “anti-communist” intervention called Operation Straggle followed byOperation Wappen, and in 1957 there was a CIA/MI6 assassination plot.

So we know for an absolute fact that the defense and intelligence agencies of the US-centralized empire have been salivating over regime change in Syria literally for generations. And we’re meant to believe that this same government that has been targeted for hostile takeover by the western empire generation after generation due to its strategic importance and refusal to kowtow to imperialist interests just so happens to be the greatest threat to humanity right now? That Bashar al-Assad, who was never spoken of as a vicious dictator prior to 2009 and was even nominated for honorary knighthood by Tony Blair in 2002, just spontaneously developed a sick“addiction” to gassing children in the last few years?

Come on.

We’re being lied to. We’re being lied to about a key strategic asset that the western empire is trying desperately to secure as it hurtles toward post-primacy in a rapidly shifting world. It’s so obvious. Keep pushing back on the lies and open as many eyes to what’s going on as you can before these bastards drag us into a conflict with Syria, Russia and their allies that there may be no coming back from.

Caitlin Johnstone is a rogue journalist, poet, and utopia prepper who publishes regularly at Medium. Follow her work on Facebook, Twitter, or her website. She has a podcast and a new book Woke: A Field Guide for Utopia Preppers.
CaitlinJohnstone  SyriaWar  911Wars  WAR  France  UnitedKingdom  CIA  Syria  Iran  General  Wesley  Clark  made  the  following  statement  on  Democracy  Now  in  2007  about  a  conversation  he  had  with  2001:  ten  days  after  9/11  I  went  through  Pentagon  and  saw  Secretary  Rumsfeld  Deputy  Wolfowitz.  downstairs  just  to  say  hello  some  of  people  Joint  Staff  who  used  work  for  me  one  generals  called  in.  said  “Sir  you’ve  got  come  talk  second.”  “Well  you’re  too  busy.”  “No  no.”  says  “We’ve  decision  we’re  going  Iraq.”  This  was  or  20th  September.  “We’re  Iraq?  Why?”  “I  don’t  know.”  guess  they  know  what  else  do.”  So  did  find  information  connecting  Saddam  al-Qaeda?”  911WesleyClark  CIAcoups 
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CalTech graduate student Virgil Griffith built a search tool that traces IP addresses of those who make Wikipedia changes.
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Carpal tunnel syndrome and vitamin B6
“In a retrospective review of 994 CTS patient charts, Kasdan and Janes8 found that, in the 494 patients whose treatment included vitamin B6 (100 mg twice daily), the rate of symptom alleviation was much higher (68%) than among patients who did not receive vitamin B6 (14.3%). Retrospective studies have their limitations though, such as whether vitamin B6 status was measured and how, so despite the number of charts reviewed, no firm conclusions can be drawn.”
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