Da Maurizio Blondet traggo questa storia documentata della paternità USA del terrorismo e, a un tempo, il reale significato dell’elezione di Donald Trump. In grassetto il testo, in carattere corsivo e in lingua inglese i documenti.
Le esecuzioni sono già in corso. “Chi assassina gli ufficiali di Al Qaeda dopo il 9 novembre?” domanda il benissimo informato Meyssan. “Per il momento non è chiaro se siano regolamenti di contri tra bande rivali o l’amministrazione Obama stia cancellando le tracce dei suoi delitti”.
Non occorre disporre di profonde fonti d’intelligence per sapere che la risposta esatta è la seconda. L’ha scritto il Wahington Post il 10 novembre: “Alti funzionari del Dipartimento di Stato” hanno informato il giornale che Obama non poteva più permettersi di “trattare col diavolo” per esercitare una pressione militare sul presidente Bachar al-Assad”. Obama avrebbe ordinato di localizzare ed uccidere tutti i dirigenti di Al Qaeda attivi in Siria, anche con droni.
This 2015 file photo posted on the Twitter page of Jabhat al-Nusra, an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, shows al-Nusra fighters in Idlib province where the United States has begun to strike the group’s leadership. (AP)
OBAMA DIRECTS PENTAGON TO TARGET AL-QAEDA AFFILIATE IN SYRIA, ONE OF THE MOST FORMIDABLE FORCES FIGHTING ASSAD.
By Adam Entous, November 10
President Obama has ordered the Pentagon to find and kill the leaders of an al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria that the administration had largely ignored until now and that has been at the vanguard of the fight against the Syrian government, U.S. officials said.
The decision to deploy more drones and intelligence assets against the militant group formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra reflects Obama’s concern that it is turning parts of Syria into a new base of operations for al-Qaeda on Europe’s southern doorstep, the officials said.
The move underlines the extent to which Obama has come to prioritize the counterterrorism mission in Syria over efforts to pressure President Bashar al-Assad to step aside, as al-Nusra is among the most effective forces battling the Syrian government.
[Amid a world of problems, Trump’s policy prescriptions remain opaque]
That shift is likely to accelerate once President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Trump has said he will be even more aggressive in going after militants than Obama, a stance that could lead to the expansion of the campaign against al-Nusra, possibly in direct cooperation with Moscow. The group now calls itself Jabhat Fatah al-Sham — or Front for the Conquest of Syria — and says it has broken with al-Qaeda, an assertion discounted by U.S. officials.
The United States has conducted sporadic strikes in the past against veteran al-Qaeda members who migrated to northwestern Syria from Afghanistan and Pakistan to join al-Nusra and whom U.S. officials suspected of plotting against the United States and its allies.
Obama’s new order gives the U.S. military’s Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, wider authority and additional intelligence-collection resources to go after al-Nusra’s broader leadership, not just al-Qaeda veterans or those directly involved in external plotting.
The White House and State Department led the charge within the Obama administration for prioritizing action against the group. Pentagon leaders were reluctant at first to pull resources away from the fight against the Islamic State.
But aides say Obama grew frustrated that more wasn’t being done by the Pentagon and the intelligence community to kill al-Nusra leaders given the warnings he had received from top counterterrorism officials about the gathering threat they posed.
In the president’s Daily Brief, the most highly classified intelligence report produced by U.S. spy agencies, Obama was repeatedly told over the summer that the group was allowing al-Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and Afghanistan to create in northwest Syria the largest haven for the network since it was scattered after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Officials also warned Obama that al-Nusra could try to fill the void as its rival, the Islamic State, lost ground.
Lisa Monaco, Obama’s White House homeland security and counterterrorism adviser, said Obama’s decision “prioritized our fight against al-Qaeda in Syria, including through targeting their leaders and operatives, some of whom are legacy al-Qaeda members.”
“We have made clear to all parties in Syria that we will not allow al-Qaeda to grow its capacity to attack the U.S., our allies, and our interests,” she said in a statement. “We will continue to take action to deny these terrorists any safe haven in Syria.”
In this 2013 photo, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, rebels from al-Qaida affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra sit on a truck full of ammunition at Taftanaz air base, that was captured by the rebels, in Idlib province, northern Syria. (Edlib News Network/AP)
To support the expanded push against al-Nusra, the White House pressed the Pentagon to deploy additional armed drones and intelligence-collection assets in the airspace over northwestern Syria, an area that had been sparsely covered by the United States until now because of its proximity to advanced Russian air-defense systems and aircraft. A bitterly divided Obama administration had tried over the summer to cut a deal with Moscow on a joint U.S.-Russian air campaign against al-Nusra, in exchange for a Russian commitment to ground Syrian government warplanes and to allow more humanitarian supplies into besieged areas. But the negotiations broke down in acrimony, with Moscow accusing the United States of failing to separate al-Nusra from more moderate rebel groups and Washington accusing the Russians of war crimes in Aleppo.
Armed drones controlled by JSOC stepped up operations in September, according to military officials. Drone strikes by the U.S. military under the program began in October and have so far killed at least four high-value targets, including al-Nusra’s senior external planner. The Pentagon has disclosed two of the strikes so far. One of the most significant strikes — targeting a gathering of al-Nusra leaders on Nov. 2 — has yet to be disclosed, officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss operations.
So far, Russian air-defense systems and aircraft haven’t interfered with stepped-up U.S. operations against al-Nusra. Officials attributed Moscow’s acquiescence to the limited number of U.S. aircraft involved in the missions and to Russia’s interest in letting Washington combat one of the Assad regime’s most potent enemies within the insurgency. U.S. officials said they provided notifications to the Russians before the al-Nusra strikes to avoid misunderstandings.
Officials said the expanded al-Nusra campaign was similar to those that Obama has directed against al-Qaeda affiliates in Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan.
While al-Qaeda’s central leadership in Pakistan has been decimated, the United States now faces more threats involving more extremists from more places than at any time since 9/11, Nicholas J. Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, told a Senate committee in September.
The push into the province of Idlib and other parts of northwestern Syria coincides with Pentagon-backed offensives in and around Islamic State strongholds in eastern Syria and in Iraq, which have attracted the majority of U.S. military resources and public attention. White House officials had considered launching a more systematic campaign to destroy al-Nusra from top to bottom, much like the Pentagon’s approach to the Islamic State. But that option was rejected as too resource-intensive. Many of al-Nusra’s fighters are Syrians who joined the group because of its ample supply of weapons and cash, and its commitment to defeating Assad, not to plot against the West.
Officials said the strikes on leadership targets were meant to send a message to more-moderate rebel units, including those backed by the CIA, to distance themselves from the al-Qaeda affiliate. At critical moments during the five-year-old civil war, moderate rebel units have fought alongside al-Nusra in ground operations against Assad’s forces. In fact, U.S. officials credit those rebel campaigns in the spring of 2015 with putting so much pressure on the Syrian government that Russia and Iran decided to double down militarily in support of Assad.
U.S. officials who opposed the decision to go after al-Nusra’s wider leadership warned that the United States would effectively be doing the Assad government’s bidding by weakening a group on the front line of the counter-
Assad fight. The strikes, these officials warned, could backfire on the United States by bolstering the group’s standing, helping it attract more recruits and resources.
Officials who supported the shift said the Obama administration could no longer tolerate what one of them described as “a deal with the devil,” whereby the United States largely held its fire against al-Nusra because the group was popular with Syrians in rebel-controlled areas and furthered the U.S. goal of putting military pressure on Assad. Russia had accused the United States of sheltering al-Nusra, a charge repeated Thursday in Moscow by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“The president doesn’t want this group to be what inherits the country if Assad ever does fall,” a senior U.S. official said. “This cannot be the viable Syrian opposition. It’s al-Qaeda.”
Officials said the administration’s hope is that more-moderate rebel factions will be able to gain ground as both the Islamic State and al-Nusra come under increased military pressure.
A growing number of White House and State Department officials, however, have privately voiced doubts about the wisdom of applying U.S. military power, even covertly, to pressure Assad to step aside, particularly since Russia’s military intervention in Syria last year.
U.S. intelligence officials say they aren’t sure what Trump’s approach to U.S.-backed rebel units will be once he gets briefed on the extent of the covert CIA program. Trump has voiced strong skepticism about arming Syrian rebels in the past, suggesting that U.S. intelligence agencies don’t have enough knowledge about rebel intentions to pick reliable allies.
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and other Pentagon leaders initially resisted the idea of devoting more Pentagon surveillance aircraft and armed drones against al-Nusra. In White House Situation Room meetings, Carter and other top Pentagon officials argued that the military’s resources were needed to combat the Islamic State and that it would be difficult to operate in the airspace given Russia’s military presence, officials said.
While Obama, White House national security adviser Susan E. Rice, Secretary of State John F. Kerry and special presidential envoy Brett McGurk agreed with Carter on the need to keep the focus on the Islamic State, they favored shifting resources to try to prevent al-Nusra from becoming a bigger threat down the road.
A senior defense official said additional drone assets were assigned to the JSOC mission. Carter also made clear that the Pentagon’s goal would be to hit al-Nusra leadership targets, not take strikes to try to separate the moderate rebels from al-Nusra, officials said.
“If we wake up in five years from now, and Islamic State is dead but al-Qaeda in Syria has the equivalent of [the tribal areas of Pakistan] in northwest Syria, then we’ve got a problem,” a second senior U.S. official said.
Syria’s Jabhat al-Nusra splits from al-Qaeda and changes its name Is al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria no longer a ‘sideshow’?
E anche i WP non aveva bisogno di chissà quali fonti anonime: bastava che andasse sul sito del Dipartimento Usa del Tesoro per vedere che il detto Ministero comunicava: “Abbiamo smesso di pagare i qaedisti”. Beninteso, il linguaggio non è così esplicito, ma lo è abbastanza: “L’ufficio per il Controllo degli Attivi Esteri” (il Tesoro ha appunto un ufficio con questo nome) ha agito oggi per interrompere le operazioni militari, di reclutamento e finanziamento del Fronte Al Nusra. Specificamente il il detto ufficio ha indicato quattro leader di Al Nusra – Abdallah Muhammad Bin-Sulayman al-Muhaysini, Jamal Husayn Zayniyah, Abdul Jashari, and Ashraf Ahmad Fari al-Allak – in coordinamento col Dipartimeno di Stato, come individui responsabili di fornire al Al Nusra sostanziale sostegno finanziario e logistico, dal reclutamento di combattenti alla raccolta di fondi”. Si può leggere qui:
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Treasury Designates Key Al-Nusrah Front Leaders
Action Targets al-Nusrah Front’s Financial Facilitation Networks
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today to disrupt al-Nusrah Front’s military, recruitment, and financing operations. Specifically, OFAC designated four key al-Nusrah Front leaders – Abdallah Muhammad Bin-Sulayman al-Muhaysini, Jamal Husayn Zayniyah, Abdul Jashari, and Ashraf Ahmad Fari al-Allak – pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in property of these designated individuals subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
These designations were taken in coordination with the U.S. Department of State, which today named Jabhat Fath al Sham as an alias of al-Nusrah Front – al-Qa’ida’s affiliate in Syria.
“From recruiting fighters to raising funds, these sanctioned individuals are responsible for providing key financial and logistical support to al-Nusrah Front,” said John E. Smith, Acting OFAC Director. “Treasury will continue to target al-Nusrah Front’s financial networks and choke off their access to the international financial system.”
Abdallah Muhammad Bin-Sulayman al-Muhaysini
Abdallah Muhammad Bin-Sulayman al-Muhaysini was designated for acting for or on behalf of, and providing support and services to or in support of, al-Nusrah Front.
As of late 2015, al-Muhaysini was an accepted member of al-Nusrah Front’s inner leadership circle. As of July 2015, Abdallah al-Muhaysini served as al-Nusrah Front’s religious advisor and represented al-Nusrah Front in an Idlib Province, Syria, military operations room. He has been involved in recruiting fighters to join al-Nusrah Front and helping to form a new al-Nusrah Front “state” in northern Syria. In April 2016, Muhaysini launched a campaign to recruit 3,000 child and teenage soldiers across northern Syria for al-Nusrah Front.
Al-Muhaysini has played a crucial role in providing financial aid to al-Nusrah Front. Between 2013 and 2015, al-Muhaysini raised millions of dollars to support al-Nusrah Front governance efforts in Idlib Province, Syria. As of early October 2015, al-Muhaysini had set up institutions providing financial aid to terrorist groups, including a highly successful campaign that he claimed had secured $5 million in donations to arm fighters.
Jamal Husayn Zayniyah
Jamal Husayn Zayniyah was designated for acting for or on behalf of al-Nusrah Front.
As of late 2015, Zayniyah was al-Nusrah Front’s emir of al-Qalamun, Syria and Lebanon. As al-Nusrah Front’s emir of al-Qalamun, Zayniyah was responsible for planning operations in al-Qalamun and Lebanon. Zayniyah was also responsible for al-Nusrah Front’s abduction of a group of Christian nuns in Ma’alula, Damascus Province, Syria. As of mid-2015, Zayniyah had established himself as an intermediary for the negotiations over hostages, including 16 Lebanese soldiers, held by al-Nusrah Front.
Abdul Jashari was designated for acting for or on behalf of al-Nusrah Front.
Jashari is a Syria-based al-Nusrah Front military advisor who has also helped to raise funds for the families of al-Nusrah Front fighters. During the summer of 2015, Jashari led al-Nusrah Front military operations in northern Syria. Previously, during the summer of 2014, al-Nusrah Front emir and SDGT Abu Muhammad al-Jawlani appointed Jashari as leader of al-Nusrah Front’s military operations.
Ashraf Ahmad Fari al-Allak
Ashraf Ahmad Fari al-Allak was designated for acting for or on behalf of al-Nusrah Front.
As of April 2016, al-Allak was an al-Nusrah Front military commander in Dara Province, Syria. He has provided support to al-Nusrah Front military operations in southern Syria by mobilizing al-Nusrah Front fighters and weapons. He has also served as the al-Nusrah Front emir of Saraya, Syria and Dara City, Syria.
Quei quattro fanno quasi pena, poveracci. Più che capi militari, erano probabilmente i capi-contabili e ragionieri del Jihad, e il Tesoro li conosce benissimo, visto che li riempiva di quattrini. Sempre il Washington Post ci ha spiegato, il 12 giugno 2015, che la CIA, col suo direttore John Brennan, aveva speso un miliardo di dollari l’anno in armi, addestramento e quattrini per questi ribelli “moderati”, “una delle più grandi operazioni coperte della CIA”.
Rebel fighters from the “First Battalion” under the Free Syrian Army take part in military training on June 10, 2015, in rebel-held country near the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (Baraa al-Halabi/AFP/Getty Images)
Secret CIA effort in Syria faces large funding cut
By Greg Miller and Karen DeYoung
Key lawmakers have moved to slash funding of a secret CIA operation to train and arm rebels in Syria, a move that U.S. officials said reflects rising skepticism of the effectiveness of the agency program and the Obama administration’s strategy in the Middle East.
The House Intelligence Committee recently voted unanimously to cut as much as 20 percent of the classified funds flowing into a CIA program that U.S. officials said has become one the agency’s largest covert operations, with a budget approaching $1 billion a year.
“There is a great deal of concern on a very bipartisan basis with our strategy in Syria,” said Rep. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the intelligence panel. He declined to comment on specific provisions of the committee’s bill but cited growing pessimism that the United States will be in a position “to help shape the aftermath” of Syria’s civil war.
The cuts to the CIA program are included in a preliminary intelligence spending bill that is expected to be voted on in the House next week. The measure has provoked concern among CIA and White House officials, who warned that pulling money out of the CIA effort could weaken U.S.-backed insurgents just as they have begun to emerge as effective fighters. The White House declined to comment.
Recent CIA assessments have warned that the war is approaching a critical stage in which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is losing territory and strength, and might soon be forced to relinquish all but a narrow corridor of the country to rebel groups — some of them dominated by Islamist militants.
[Assad hold on seen as increasingly imperiled}
“Regime losses across the front lines are edging the conflict closer to [Assad’s] doorstep,” a U.S. intelligence official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. The Syrian president “is not necessarily on the verge of defeat,” the official said, noting that Russia and Iran continue to support him and could help him stave off collapse. But because of regime losses in Idlib and elsewhere, the official said, “many people are starting to openly talk about an endgame for Assad and Syria.”
The projections have prompted a flurry of discussions at the White House, CIA, Pentagon and State Department regarding post-Assad scenarios, officials said, and whether U.S.-backed moderate forces will be in a position to prevent the country from being overrun by extremist groups, including the Islamic State, which has beheaded Western hostages and declared a caliphate encompassing large parts of Syria and Iraq.
This week, President Obama expanded the U.S. military’s role against the Islamic State, unveiling plans to deploy U.S. advisers to new bases in Iraq, while announcing no change to the limited American-led bombing campaign that began in Iraq and Syria last year. A separate Defense Department program authorized to train moderate fighters to combat the Islamic State has not yet begun.
But the sudden contraction of Assad’s sphere of control has focused renewed attention on Syria and the CIA program set up in 2013 to bolster moderate forces that still represent the United States’ most direct involvement on the ground in Syria’s civil war.
The cost of that CIA program has not previously been disclosed, and the figure provides the clearest indication to date of the extent to which the agency’s attention and resources have shifted to Syria.
At $1 billion, Syria-related operations account for about $1 of every $15 in the CIA’s overall budget, judging by spending levels revealed in documents The Washington Post obtained from former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
U.S. officials said the CIA has trained and equipped nearly 10,000 fighters sent into Syria over the past several years — meaning that the agency is spending roughly $100,000 per year for every anti-Assad rebel who has gone through the program.
The CIA declined to comment on the program or its budget. But U.S. officials defended the scale of the expenditures, saying the money goes toward much more than salaries and weapons and is part of a broader, multibillion-dollar effort involving Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey to bolster a coalition of militias known as the Southern Front of the Free Syrian Army.
Much of the CIA’s money goes toward running secret training camps in Jordan, gathering intelligence to help guide the operations of agency-backed militias and managing a sprawling logistics network used to move fighters, ammunition and weapons into the country.
The move by the House intelligence panel to cut the program’s funds is not mentioned in the unclassified version of the spending bill. But statements released by lawmakers alluded to some of their underlying concerns, including a line calling for an “effort to enhance the metrics involved in a critically important [intelligence community] program.”
That language, officials said, was a veiled reference to members’ mounting frustration with the program and a perceived inability by the agency to show that its forces have gained territory, won battles or achieved other measurable results.
“Assad is increasingly in danger, and people may be taking bets on how long he can last, but it’s largely not as a result of action by so-called moderates on the ground,” said a senior Republican aide in Congress, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the subject.
In the past two years, the goal of the CIA’s mission in Syria has shifted from ousting Assad to countering the rise of extremist groups including al-Qaeda affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State, which is also known as ISIS and ISIL.
“Unfortunately, I think that ISIS, al-Nusra and some of the other radical Islamic factions are the best positioned to capitalize on the chaos that might accompany a rapid decline of the regime,” Schiff said.
Even defenders of the CIA program acknowledge that moderate factions in Syria have often performed poorly and are likely to be overwhelmed in any direct showdown with the Islamic State.
Still, officials said U.S.-backed fighters have made significant gains in recent weeks — including the seizure of a government army base — and represent the only meaningful prospect for the United States and its allies to maintain a foothold in the country if Assad falls.
“This is especially true in southern Syria, where [the U.S.-backed coalition] is emerging as a significant force capable of capturing key regime bases,” the U.S. intelligence official said. “Slowly but surely, U.S. government support to the moderate opposition forces has paid off.”
Opposition leaders in southern Syria, where the CIA-trained fighters are concentrated, said the groups have recently become better organized and more effective in their use of heavier weapons, including U.S.-made TOW antitank missiles.
“They have coherent command and control and have unified Sunni groups,” said Oubai Shahbandar, a former top adviser to the opposition leadership who maintains regular contact with rebels on the ground. Moderate militias have kept control of border crossings into Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and are fighting on the outskirts of Damascus.
The training program, Shahbandar said, “is a precedent in terms of what works.” Rather than cut funds, he said, the United States “should really double down on its southern program.”
Rebel units in the area have set up functioning civilian governments that could be models for the kind of political transition the United States says it seeks as a replacement for Assad, said Lina Khatib of the Carnegie Middle East Center.
Despite those gains south of Damascus, experts and officials said that the most significant pressure on Assad’s regime is in northern Syria, where the Islamic State is on the offensive. At the same time, a separate coalition of rebel groups known as the Army of Conquest has taken advantage of infusions of new weapons and cash from Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar.
The intelligence spending bill would set budgets for the fiscal year beginning in October. The chairman of the House intelligence panel, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), declined a request for an interview.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to begin work this month on its own budget for U.S. spy agencies. U.S. officials said the White House has signaled that it will seek to persuade the Senate panel to protect the CIA program from the cuts sought by the House.
Muhaysini e il giornalista premiato
Il primo dei nominati, Al-Muhaysini, un imam saudita, in carriera per diventare il futuro Bin Laden, era sicuramente un buon amico. Tanto che il giovanotto accanto a lui nella foto (Al-Muhaysini), è il “giornalista “ e propagandista di Al Qaeda in Siria Hadi Abdullah, era stato premiato da Reporters Sans Frontières con il Press Freedom Price.
E che Reporters san Frontières sia pesantemente infiltrato dalla Cia, e riceva contributi annuali dal National Endowment for Democracy , che è un braccio del Congresso Usa, l’ha rivelato dal 2008 non un blog complottista, ma il franecse Le Figaro. Adesso, a secco. Anzi, fatti secchi. Ciò perché, spiega il “grande giornale” Washington Post, “il presidente Obama non vuole che questo gruppo [Al Nusra] erediti la Siria: non è un’opposizione sostenibile, perché è l’organizzazione di Al Qaeda”. E lui, il Nobel per la Pace, si allarma che si formi “ una nuova base operativa di Al Qaeda alla porta dell’Europa Meridionale”. Lo fa per il nostro bene, insomma. Commuove vedere che Obama abbia preso coscienza che Al Nusra e Al Qaeda sono la stessa cosa: ancora ad ottobre assicurava che era l’opposizione moderata, da far partecipare alla transizione democratica del dopo-Assad; e i cui gruppi democratici erano così mescolati ai militanti veramente terroristi che – nonostante le insistenze di Mosca – Washington non riusciva a separare e distinguere. Giungendo a minacciare la guerra a Mosca perché Putin, invece di bombardare l’ISIS, bombardava “i nostri terroristi”. Quelli che già il ministro degli esteri francese Laurent Fabius 28 gennaio 2013 aveva riconosciuto: sul terreno, in Siria , stanno facendo un buon lavoro” (bon boulot) . Quella Al Nusra a cui aveva l’Occidente non ha esitato di fornire, ancora due mesi fa, armamento a tonnellate includi mezzi corazzati.
Adesso basta: Obama chiude il teatrino e fa le pulizie di fine mandato. Un cambiamento che il giornale libanese Al-Akhbar trova “spettacolare”, tanto da non vedervi “un ripiegamento da parte di Obama, ma come un’alternativa per conservare Al Qaeda come mezzo di pressione attivo per condurre il presidente Assad ad una dimissione volontaria.. Privati dei loro capi, gli elementi di Al Nusra dovranno forzatamente fondersi con gli altri gruppi terroristi non catalogati Al Qaeda…In altre parole, invece di rispondere all’esigenza russa di separar i terroristi di Al Nusra dai pretesi oppositori armati moderati, Obama cerca di fondere i primo coi secondi”. Interpretazione di cui lasciamo la responsabilità al giornale libanese.
Fatto sta che adesso Obama non lascia testimoni di quell’amicizia. Sembra proprio (ma possiamo sbagliare) che la sconfitta della Clinton lo abbia costretto ad abbandonare quel progetto, consistente nel fare della Siria un territorio di transito di un oleodotto che portasse il greggio e gas dal Katar all’Europa, allo scopo di staccare gli europei dalla dipendenza da Mosca come fornitore energetico. Un progetto caldeggiato da Hillary quando era segretaria di Stato, convintissima dalle ricche donazioni dei sauditi e dell’emiro del Katar.
Secondo la Reuters, questi ed altri donatori hanno contribuito alla campagna presidenziale Hillary 9 milioni di dollari. “La sconfitta di Hillary significa la perdita del loro investimento per grandi donatori come George Soros, l’industria della difesa e l’Arabia Saudita, sunteggia il Deutsche Wirtschaft Nachrichten. Hanno investito sul cavallo sbagliato. E così il progetto è sconfitto. Oltre 400 mila morti (non sono state scoperte tutte le fosse comuni disseminate dai jihadisti in Irak e Siria), 3 o quattro milioni di profughi e sfollati, le infrastrutture sistematicamente distrutte dall’aviazione americana, un paese civile in ogni caso smembrato; destabilizzazione sangunosa e ferite che non si rimarginano (milizie curde stanno combattento con truppe turche) infinite menzogne dei media sul mostro Assad che “gasa il suo stesso popolo”, sui russi che “bombardano i bambini ad Aleppo”…ed ora finisce come se niente fosse? Perché Trump ha detto venerdì che per lui bisogna combattere l’ISIS, non Assad.
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