During two weeks of intense fighting within the Trump administration, the United States have illegally attacked the air base at Chayrat (Syria), then multiplied contradictory signals before showing their hand - finally, they are relaunching their imperialist policy.

In less than two weeks, the Trump administration has defended 7 different positions concerning the Syrian Arab Republic [1].

On 12 April 2017, the United States made their great about-face.

At the same time, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travelled to Moscow in order to attempt a final peaceful approach – the UNO Security Council met and took note of the conflict – and President Trump sent NATO against Russia.

President Trump’s special advisor, Steve Bannon, and his assistant, Sebastian Gorka, were preparing themselves to join General Michael Flynn, while the once pro-Trump Press drew up an account of their activity. Rumours claim that the President’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is the only person who now has the President’s ear, without this information being verifiable.

It seems that the White House has folded under pressure from the British, who are determined to preserve at any cost the jihadist system that they have created [2]. UK Minister for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson relied upon the European leaders who had already allowed themselves to be convinced by the neo-conservatives during the Security Conference in Munich on 19 February [3].

In order to justify the agression of a sovereign state which is a member of the United Nations, Rex Tillerson could do no more than refer to a synthesis of the US « Intelligence » service documents about the incident in Khan Shaykhun. This synthesis offers no indication which could allow anyone to suspect Syria, but refers in turn to classified information, and ends up by an appeal to overthrow the « régime » [4].

The irreversible nature of this about-face may be measured by the reading of the draft resolution presented to the Security Council by NATO, to which Russia opposed its veto [5]. Presented in the West as a simple request for a neutral enquiry into the chemical incident in Khan Shaykhun, it was in reality the placing of the Syrian Air Force under the control of the N°2 of the UNO, Jeffrey Feltman. This ex-assistant of Hillary Clinton is the author of a plan for the total and unconditional capitulation of Syria [6].

The text of this resolution duplicates that of the draft presented on 6 April, but which the United States had not submitted to vote, since they were so uncertain of themsleves. They took no notice of the attempt at mediation by elected members of the Security Council, who tried to steer it back to a normal request for a UN enquiry [7]..

The principle for placing the Syrian Air Force under UN control uses the tactic that had been used in 1998, 19 years ago, against Serbia, until the illegal military intervention of NATO.

President Donald Trump finalised his about-face by receiving at the White House the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg. During a shared Press conference, he indicated that he no longer considered the Alliance as obselete, thanked it for its support against Syria, and was prepared to work in close collaboration with his allies [8].

In response, Russie announced that it has up-dated 60 % of its nuclear arsenal, and is ready for war [9].

So we now find ourselves in the same position as six months ago, when Obama’s United States refused to work with China, Russia and their allies (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and Collective Security Treaty Organization ). They were thus proposing to cut the world into two distinct parts, neither one communicating at all with the other [10].

Pete Kimberley

[1The Trump Administration’s 6 positions on Syria”, Translation Anoosha Boralessa, Voltaire Network, 12 April 2017.

[2Sous nos Yeux. Du 11-Septembre à Donald Trump, Thierry Meyssan, éditions Demi-Lune, 2017. See the second part of the book.

[3The hijacking of the Munich Security Conference”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 21 February 2017.

[5US, UK & France Resolution on Syria (Russian vetoed)”, Voltaire Network, April 12, 2017.

[6Sous nos Yeux. Du 11-Septembre à Donald Trump, Thierry Meyssan, éditions Demi-Lune, 2017. Pages 238-244 and 249-251.

[8Nato Obsolete? Donald Trump resuscitates it”, Translation Anoosha Boralessa, Voltaire Network, 13 April 2017.

[9Russia is all set for a nuclear war”, Translation Anoosha Boralessa, Voltaire Network, 13 April 2017.

[10Journal of the change of world order #14 : Two separate worlds”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Al-Watan (Syria) , Voltaire Network, 8 November 2016.