Zelensky's surprise appearance at the Arab League summit, which came on the same day Assad made his return after 12 years of U.S.-sponsored isolation, was no coincidence.
Washington is making it clear that it still doesn't approve of the Middle East making their own policy decisions—especially when that includes ties with an ally of Russia and world leader the U.S. has spent the last decade trying to overthrow...
The West just sent Ukrainian President Zelensky to the Arab League summit and the timing couldn’t be more notable, because for the first time in 12 years, Syria has returned to the Arab League as a member—and yes, it’s still with President Bashar al-Assad, despite Washington’s best efforts to remove him from power.
So, it’s no coincidence that Zelensky’s overlords made sure he made a quick stop in Saudi Arabia on his way his to demand more money and weapons from the G-7 alliance as their summit kicks off in Japan.
Zelensky’s speech mentioned the need to combat “Russian influence.” Loosely translated, it means the U.S. is NOT happy with the Arab League for allowing the leader they tried to overthrow back into their group.
Speaking of Russian influence, one of the reasons Assad is still in power today is because Putin is one of his closest allies, and when the Obama Administration claimed it was fighting “moderate rebels” in Syria, while knowingly arming and training extremists and shrugging its shoulders every time there were reports of U.S. aid and weapons mysteriously falling into the hands of ISIS…
Russia responded by stepping in and forcing the U.S. to back off because it became abundantly clear who was actually fighting ISIS, and who was helping ISIS, because they wanted to see the overthrow of the Syrian government.
So, it came as no surprise that the mainstream media responded by chastising Trump for bringing U.S. troops home, and trying to argue that any gains made by Russia were what the U.S. surely would have accomplished eventually.
Notably, there wasn’t nearly as much outrage over Trump’s repeated admission that the U.S. troops who remained in Syria were stationed there for the sole purpose of stealing the country’s oil.
If you’re wondering why there’s such a crossover between Ukraine and Syria, then let’s go back to 2014. It was the year when the reported fight against ISIS was dominating headlines daily. But it was also the year when the U.S. was orchestrating a government overthrow in Ukraine, and funding violent neo-Nazi extremists, who waged a horrific war on the Russian-speaking people in their nation.
But back in 2014, you were called a conspiracy theorist if you talked about U.S. support for neo-Nazis in Ukraine or for ISIS in Syria. But there was one world leader who was calling out U.S. involvement in both countries, and he was not holding back.
See, the U.S. has never forgotten that Russia’s involvement in Syria and the impact it had on the war there. So, they make sure Zelensky has a seat at the Arab League summit to whine about Russia.
Saudi Arabia, which has supported Ukraine, despite its OPEC Plus ties with Russia, agrees because it sees this as an opportunity to push the Saudi-led negotiation of a peace settlement between the two countries.
Make no mistake about it… Zelensky’s appearance is a slap in the face to Syria first and foremost. But also to other Arab League members like Iraq, Libya and Yemen, who have all been the targets of U.S. foreign policy and have suffered death and destruction that will impact their countries for decades to come.
Can you imagine how it feels to lose more than one MILLION people to a brutal invasion based on the lie of weapons of mass destruction that were never found? To have your country devastated to the point that a literal slave trade returns to your streets? Or to face the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in which tens of millions of people are at risk of death by starvation?
And then you have to sit there and listen to one of the world’s most corrupt politicians, who just finished gallivanting around Europe, demanding more money and weapons, as he forces his people to fight and refuses peace talks, tell you why should give him more support, when he has already received an unprecedented amount from the West and used it to give himself infinitely more power and wealth—because that’s something everyone should be talking about.
I was wondering why he showed up at the Arab League Summit. I hadn't thought of this angle. Thanks for reporting!
Thanks for this!