Kofi Annan: International Community Has Failed Syria

Whatever role the UN’s Kofi Annan was playing, it appears that at least  his latest statements have in fact been neutral, with the Western media  taking it upon itself to then twist his comments out of context by  constructing a fictitious narrative of mind-bending proportions.

The  London Guardian, in true propagandist form stated in an article titled, “Kofi Annan attacks Russia and west’s ‘destructive competition’ over Syria,”  that “Kofi Annan has issued a blunt warning that Syria will face a  spreading civil war and risk a spillover of the conflict unless Russia,  the west and Arab states end their “destructive competition” to force a  ceasefire and launch a political process that the opposition insists  must see President Bashar al-Assad step down.”

By mentioning Russia first and by presenting Syrian President Bashar  al-Assad’s resignation as the only viable option to end the violence,  the Guardian attempts to spin Annan’s comments as an attack on solely  the Syrian government and its international supporters, which include  Russia, China, and a large bloc of South American nations, collectively  representing over a billion people.

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Image: Coincidence? As US State Department Secretary Hillary  Clinton was attending a “Friends of Syria” conference in Paris to map  out the next leg of violent Western-backed subversion against Damascus,  US State Department-led Amnesty International staged a “march” in the  streets of Paris featuring protesters carrying the old French colonial  flag of Syria in support of NATO’s militant proxies. Manufacturing  public consensus where none exists is a specialty of modern Western  imperialism. (Photo: AFP)


Only toward the end of the Guardian’s article does it report the rest of  Annan’s comments, which state, “they [the west] accuse the Russians of  arming the [Syrian] government.  The Russians accuse them of arming the opposition and flooding the place  with weapons.

This is instead of coming together to see what can be  done.” The Guardian then admits that Saudi Arabia and Qatar are  financing and arming NATO’s proxies, the so-called “Free Syrian Army”  (FSA) while the US is coordinating with them and supplying them with  “communications equipment.”

The Guardian then makes the case that Annan’s even scant neutrality  equates to endorsing genocide. While it may be interpreted as an attack  on Annan – it should be remembered that Annan himself is a member of the elitist establishment driving Syria’s destabilization, and that his “peace plan” was never intended to be implemented, but only stall for time to increase covert military support for terrorist proxies where overt NATO intervention could not be achieved through the UN Security Council. The West’s goal is to “bleed” Syria to death.

The Guardian of course is not alone. This narrative is directed by the  US State Department and the British Foreign Office and echoed throughout  the Western corporate-media. The Washington Post likewise skewed  reality and placed words into the mouth of Annan declaring that efforts for finding a peaceful political solution in Syria “have failed.”

The Washington Post contradicts its own reportage, now claiming that  “no countries are known” to be arming the FSA, when its own article, “Syrian rebels get influx of arms with gulf neighbors’ money, U.S. coordination,”  clearly stated otherwise, clearly implicating both the Gulf States of  Saudi Arabia and Qatar, as well as the United States itself.

It is left  to readers to determine whether the Washington Post is suffering from  incompetent editors or is engaged in a campaign of fraudulent  dissembling and war propaganda.

The Washington Post then disingenuously cites the so-called “Syrian  Observatory for Human Rights,” referring to it as an “organization” when in reality it is a single man, Rami Abdelrahman,  living in England, who had left Syria 10 years ago and openly admits he  seeks the downfall of Syrian President Assad. Abdelranhman is known to  be directly coordinating his propaganda campaign with the British  Foreign Office and has been photographed by Reuters skulking in and out  of Foreign Secretary William Hague’s office.

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Photo:  From Reuters: “Rami Abdelrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for  Human Rights, leaves the Foreign and Commonwealth Office after meeting  Britain’s Foreign Secretary, William Hague, in central London November  21, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor”


Finally, the Washington Post cited a farcical “march” in Paris that  coincided with the “Friends of Syria” conference – a neo-imperial  conglomeration of Western nations and their Gulf State proxies leading  efforts to destabilize Syria through violent subversion.

The Washington  Post fails to mention that the march was in fact organized by Amnesty International, led by the US State Department’s own Suzanne Nossel, and the US State Department’s National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funded Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). FIDH is also funded by convicted criminal and Wall Street speculator George Soros’ Open Society Institute.

What the Washington Post actually reported on was a staged march  organized by members of the “Friends of Syria” conference itself to  construct fictitious public consensus for the group and its taking a  harder, more interventionist line against Syria.

It may also serve as an  attempt to further undermine the UN process that has effectively  allowed Russia and China to block Western hegemonic ambitions verses  Syria.

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Image: A visual representation of the National Endowment for  Democracy’s corporate-financier ties found across their Board of  Directors. Far from “human rights advocates,” they are instead simply  leveraging such issues to disguise what is in reality  corporate-financier hegemonic expansion.


NED and Open Society’s role in supporting expanded intervention by the  West to achieve its long sought after regime change indicates that it is  not in fact any sort of “international community” that has engineered  and supported the West’s agenda in Syria, but the special interests represented by NED and Open Society – namely the corporate-financier interests of the  Fortune 500.

This same gambit has been used to one degree or another  around the globe in an attempt to harness the perceived legitimacy of  NGOs, the extensive propaganda network the Western press maintains, and  the concepts of “human rights,” “democracy,” and “freedom” to couch  ambitions of neo-imperial global hegemony.

Since it is these special interests that masquerade as the  “international community,” then indeed the “international community” has  failed Syria – since from the beginning it had every intention to mire  Syria in sectarian violence, political destabilization, economic  ruination, and eventual social and political collapse.

Since 2007, this  so-called “international community” has been conspiring against world  peace, as duly noted in Seymour Hersh’s New Yorker article, “The Redirection (2007).”

In it, it was clearly stated that the United States, Israel, and their Gulf State proxies, particularly Saudi Arabia, were already building an armed secular extremist front with which to wage violent subversion upon Lebanon, Syria, and Iran.

From the US-engineered “Arab Spring”  to the extremist violence that has ravaged Libya and now Syria, the  West is executing a coordinated, premeditated military and political  campaign to conquer by proxy a vast swath of territory extending from  North Africa, through the Middle East, and into Central Asia.

It is a  geopolitical campaign that directly targets all sovereign nation states, and in particular Russia and China in what is only the latest in a long struggle throughout human history  by megalomaniacs to establish uncontested global hegemony. As the ploys  are overused, their effectiveness has begun to falter and the legitimacy  of the West’s actions and “role” is now failing.

What we are left with  is an overt campaign of military aggression, in direct violation of  world peace and any norm of international law, real or contrived.

Globalization on all fronts has been exposed as a method for achieving  the goals and aspirations not of humanity, but of a handful of elitist  special interests at the expense of the vast majority.

Identifying and exposing these interests is key, as is the establishment of genuine grassroots institutions and paradigms of and by the people to replace the faltering and self-serving institutions of globalization.

Tony Cartalucci

Originally appeared at Land Destroyer.

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