EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2021
Biden’s Illegal Bombing in Syria—Is the U.S. Going Back to Regime Change Wars?
Feb. 27 , 2021 (EIRNS)—The U.S. bombing of a reportedly Iran-backed militia site in Syria Thursday night, Feb. 25, claiming it was a defensive strike to protect U.S. forces in Iraq, has been denounced by a wide assortment of political and professional sources in many countries as a severe breach of international law and of the U.S. Constitution. Congress members from both parties have decried the deadly attack for breaching both the U.S. Constitution, which requires Congressional approval for acts of war except when the nation is under direct attack, and the UN Charter.
The question to be asked: Will the Biden Cabinet lead the U.S. back into “regime change wars?” President Donald Trump was unable to implement his intention to end the “endless wars” launched by Bush and Obama, as the military-industrial complex (which Trump directly accused of demanding new wars on behalf of the weapons producers) countermanded his orders to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Trump was successful in not allowing any new wars, but now President Biden has Antony Blinken as his Secretary of State. It was Blinken, as Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor and Deputy Secretary of State, who led the campaign to carry out a regime change war against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, falsely accusing Assad of using chemical weapons against his population, a lie manufactured by British intelligence. Was the Thursday night attack in Syria a trial balloon for the war party to get back to serving as the military hitman for the British Empire’s colonialist wars?
There is at the same time an effort by world leaders to convince the Biden Administration to head off the escalating danger of war against Iran, a war which would certainly escalate the potential for a wider war with Russia and China. The Democrats under Obama negotiated the original deal with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which even leading Israeli military and intelligence officials believe was highly beneficial for preventing nuclear proliferation (despite Benjamin Netanyahu’s ravings against it). But bombing Iran-backed forces, which are directly collaborating with the Iraqi government in fighting the remnants of the terrorist ISIS networks, could undermine any new talks with Tehran—perhaps what the war party intended by this air assault in Syria.
The U.S. population must be freed from the Cold War mentality of “us vs. them,” of the geopolitical division of the world into warring blocs. These are not questions of political parties, nor of personalities. The Pompeo fanatics are fully deployed to make sure Trump does not return to his original intention to be friends with both Russia and China and opposed to purposeless wars, a major reason for his 2016 election and the huge support he received in the 2020 election. On the other side, the Democrats support from a majority of working people and minorities will not hold if the nation returns to perpetual war, and certainly not if the Green New Deal lays waste to the industrial and agricultural workforce.
The City of London rag, The Economist, heralded this week their increasingly successful effort to impose the Royal Family’s Malthusian genocide on the American people through the Green New Deal, the “Great Reset.” Under the title “Decarbonizing America,” they promote a study by Princeton’s Center for Energy and Environment to massively increase the production of windmills and solar panels (which proved their destructive role in the disaster in Texas last week), aimed at attaining 50% of American energy usage by “renewables” by 2030. They admit that this process would eventually require the building of wind farms and solar fields covering 600,000 sq. km—more land area than Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois combined. It appears they believe we will not need this vast area of land for productive purposes any longer, since they will have reduced the nation’s population by at least half by that time.
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