Israel Lobby Pushes for US Action Against the Syrian Government (to weaken Iran)

11 May
February 12th, 2012 | Author: Patriot

From: “Stephen Sniegoski”


Israel Lobby Pushes for US Action Against the Syrian Government: James Morris Dares to Mention the Taboo History

In Russia Today’s recent Crosstalk program on Syria, guest  James Morris  was brave enough to incisively point out the taboo fact that the Israel  lobby has been in the forefront  in pushing a hardline interventionist  approach for the US toward that divided country. The host and the two other  guests on the show pooh-poohed the idea  on the grounds that (in their  minds) it would not be in Israel’s national interest to topple the secular  Assad regime and possibly bring about an Islamist state that could be even  more hostile to Israel.  But when one  moves from speculation to an analysis  of the actual position of members of the Israel lobby, one can see that  Morris was completely correct.  Moreover, Morris was completely correct  in  pointing out that the Israel lobby’s  position  has nothing to do with  ending oppression, and everything to do with Israeli security, as members of  the Israel lobby have perceived Israel’s interest (which might not be the  same as the Crosstalk threesome.)


The neoconservatives, the vanguard of the Israel lobby, have especially been  ardent in their advocacy of a hardline, interventionist position toward  Syria. Evidence abounds for this finding, but it is best encapsulated by an  August 2011 open letter from  the neoconservative Foundation for the Defense  of Democracies (an organization which claims to address any “threat facing  America, Israel and the West”)  to  President Obama, urging  him to take  stronger measures against Syria.  Among the  signatories of the letter are  such neocon luminaries  as: Elliott Abrams (son-in-law of neocon “godfather”  Norman Podhoretz and a former National Security adviser to President George  W. Bush); the Council on Foreign Relations’ Max Boot; “Weekly Standard”  editor Bill Kristol;   Douglas Feith (Under Secretary of Defense for Policy  under George W. Bush and an author of the “Clean Break” policy paper);  Joshua Muravchik (affiliated with the American Enterprise Institute [AEI],  the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, and “Commentary”);  Frederick W. Kagan (AEI, co-author of the “surge” in Iraq);  Robert Kagan  (co-founder of the Project for the New American Century PNAC); James Woolsey  (head of the CIA under Clinton and chair of  the  Foundation for Defense of  Democracies); Randy Scheunemann (former President of the Committee for the  Liberation of Iraq and foreign affairs adviser to John McCain in his 2008  presidential campaign); Reuel Marc Gerecht (former Director of the Project  for the New American Century’s Middle East Initiative and a former resident  fellow at AEI); Michael Makovsky (advisor to the propagandistic Office of  Special Plans, which was under Douglas Feith); John Hannah ( senior fellow  at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy [WINEP] and a former  national security adviser to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney); and  Gary  Schmitt (AEI and former President for the Project for a New American  Century).

As Morris notes in his presentation, elimination of the Assad regime in  Syria was not an idea conceived by either  the neocons or the broader Israel  lobby; rather it  can be traced back to the Israeli  Likudniks, being  articulated by Oded Yinon in his 1982 piece, “A Strategy for Israel in the  Nineteen Eighties.”    In this article, Yinon called for Israel to use  military means to bring about the dissolution of  Israel’s neighboring  states and their fragmentation into a mosaic of ethnic and sectarian  groupings. Yinon believed that this would not be a difficult undertaking  because nearly all the Arab states were afflicted with internal ethnic and  religious divisions. In essence, the end result would be a Middle East of  powerless mini-statelets that could in no way confront Israeli power.  Lebanon, then facing divisive chaos, was Yinon’s model for the entire Middle  East. Yinon wrote: “Lebanon’s total dissolution into five provinces serves  as a precedent for the entire Arab world including Egypt, Syria, Iraq and  the Arabian peninsula and is already following that track. The dissolution  of Syria and Iraq later on into ethnically or religiously unique areas such  as in Lebanon, is Israel’s primary target on the Eastern front in the long  run, while the dissolution of the military power of those states serves as  the primary short term target.” (Quoted in “The Transparent Cabal,” p. 51)

What stands out in the stark contrast to the debate taking place  today is that Yinon’s rationale for  eliminating the dictatorial regimes in  Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East had absolutely nothing to do with  their oppressive practices and lack of democracy, but rather was based  solely on Israel’s geostrategic interests-the aim being to permanently  weaken Israel’s enemies.     The neoconservatives took up the gist of the  Yinon’s position  in their 1996 Clean Break policy paper, whose authors  included neocons Richard Perle, David Wurmser, Douglas Feith, which was  presented to then incoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It  urged him  to use military force against a number of Israel’s enemies, which beginning  with Iraq would include  “weakening, containing, and even rolling back  Syria.”  Once again the fundamental concern was Israeli security, not  liberty and democracy for the people of those countries. (“The Transparent  Cabal,” p. 90)

Numerous neocons before and after 9/11 expressed the need to  confront Syria in order to protect the security of both the United States  and Israel, whose interests they claimed coincided.  And this position on  Syria was concurred in  by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who, one  month before the US invasion of Iraq,  identified it, along with Libya and  Iran,  as an ideal target for  future US action.  Sharon stated:  “These are  irresponsible states, which must be disarmed of weapons [of] mass  destruction, and a successful American move in Iraq as a model will make  that easier to achieve.” ( Quoted in “The Transparent Cabal,”  p. 172)

A month after Bush’s 2004 re-election,  Bill Kristol would emphasize  the key position of Syria in the “war on terrorism.”  He wrote in the  ”Weekly Standard” that because Syria was allegedly interfering with  America’s efforts to put down the insurgency  in Iraq,  it was thus  essential for the United States “to get serious about dealing with Syria as  part of winning in Iraq, and in the broader Middle East.” (Quoted in “The  Transparent Cabal,” pp. 253-254)

The close ties  between Syria and Iran would begin to provide a  fundamental reason for the neocons’ desire to take action against Syria.  It  was this factor that shaped neocon thinking on the Israel’s July 2006  incursion into Lebanon.  Some months after the Israeli invasion, neocon  Meyrav Wurmser would affirm that it was neocon influence in the Bush administration that  was setting US policy on Lebanon, with the aim being a direct Israeli  confrontation with Syria. “The neocons are responsible for the fact that  Israel got a lot of time and space,” Wurmser stated. “They believed that  Israel should be allowed to win. A great part of it was the thought that  Israel should fight against the real enemy, the one backing Hizbullah. It  was obvious that it is impossible to fight directly against Iran, but the  thought was that its strategic and important ally should be hit.”  Furthermore, “If Israel had hit Syria, it would have been such a harsh blow  for Iran that it would have weakened it and [changed] the strategic map in  the Middle East.” (Quoted in “The Transparent Cabal,” p. 278)

And any action by Iran to protect its Syrian ally would provide a  casus belli for the United States to attack Iran, which is what the neocons  sought.  Michael Ledeen opined, “The only way we are going to win this war  is to bring down those regimes in Tehran and Damascus and they are not going  to fall as a result of fighting between their terrorist proxies in Gaza and  Lebanon on the one hand, and Israel on the other. Only the United States can  accomplish it.” (Quoted in “The Transparent Cabal,” p. 279)  Bill Kristol argued the same point in his article,  “It’s Our War,”  underscoring the need for direct American involvement in the ongoing  conflict. America “might consider countering this act of Iranian aggression  [arms provided to Hezbollah]  with a military strike against Iranian nuclear  facilities.” ( Quoted in “The Transparent Cabal,” p. 279)

As can be seen, the goal of eliminating the Assad Baathist regime  has existed among Israeli Likudniks and the neocons for some time.  And it  currently propels the demand for militant action  against the Syrian  government.    Moreover, action taken against Syria has become viewed as a  way of seriously weakening Iran (perceived as a much more dangerous enemy),  or even leading to war with it.    That Israel might not benefit from regime  change in Syria, and that some in Israel might actually fear such a  development, does not alter the obvious fact that the neocons and much of  the overall Israel lobby support it.  And it is they who affect the policy  of the United States.

Stephen  Sniegoski


A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties

Israel Lobby Pushes for US Action Against the Syrian Government

The Israel Lobby’s Role in Pushing for Regime Change in Syria

Going after Syria in accordance with the neocon ‘Clean Break’ war for Israel agenda that the Iraq invasion was based on!:

Listen to what AIPAC spin-off think tank (Washington Institute for Near East Policy – WINEP) mouthpiece Jeffrey White said about Syria on C-SPAN’s ‘Washington Journal’ on May 5th, 2013 (also fits with what James Morris said on Russia Today’s ‘Crosstalk’ via with regard to going after Syria to weaken Iran and cut off Hezbollah!):

WINEP’s Jeffrey White on Latest Developments on Syria:

CBS News correspondent Allan Pizzey just mentioned (at the end of the following CBS News segment which didn’t include his ending comments to Scott Pelley which I heard on air) that civil war in Syria would be good for Israel (such is why the Israel lobby has been encouraging such in accordance with Israeli Likudnik Oded Yinon’s ‘Strategy for Israel in the 1980′s’ via which James Morris mentioned on Russia Today via as well during his Press TV interviews at

Former Israeli general: “Best timing” for Syria attack

Of course Zionists (like Daniel Pipes and others) are going to back both sides to perpetuate the Syrian civil war as they certainly aren’t going to want Al Qaeda/FSA to take over there.. So the best way to play it is to keep the civil war going per Israeli Oded Yinon’s plan which is working out well for them thus far. Take a look at Iraq for how well ‘democracy’ is working out there!

Jewish Israel 1st neocon warmonger Bill Kristol pushes rest of ‘Clean Break’ war for Israel vs Syria like he did vs Iraq with over 5,000 US troops dead:

Kristol Clear:

30 Years Ago, Neocons Were More Candid About Their Israel-Centered Views:

White House says the US may use military force against Syria

Geraldo Rivera: My Sources Tell Me Benghazi Was About Running Missiles to Syrian Rebels

Jordan Agrees: Israel Can Use Airspace to Attack Syria

Hagel Orders Unit to Jordan, Warns About Intervention in Syria

200 US Troops in Jordan Could Become 20,000 for Syria Invasion

US sending weapons to Syria

US to give $123 million military aid package to Syrian rebels (as US states, counties, cities go bankrupt):

Assad says West will pay for backing al Qaeda in Syria

Arab-Israeli conflict at heart of Syrian conflict:

“Arm the Syrian Rebels. Now,” urge fellows at think tank established to protect Israel…

Report: US Troops Training Syrian Rebels in Jordan

Washington’s Strategic Policy Shift on Syria: Edging
Closer to Direct Military Intervention? – See more at

US, NATO Prepare Syria Intervention

Middle East expert suspects Arab-backed opposition’s intelligence cooperation with Mossad enabled Israeli strike on Syria

Why Remember Iraq (by Philip Giraldi)?

we’re about to repeat the same idiocies, warns P. Giraldi

Conflict and Chaos for Syria in article by Karen DeYoung in Wa. Post 12/24

Ex-CNN Reporter: I Received Orders to Manipulate News to Demonize Syria and Iran

Rep Walter Jones’ HCR 107 to prevent US war on Syria

Al Qaeda grows powerful in Syria as endgame nears

From Roumania to Syria: The Jewish Lobby’s Role in Promoting U.S. ‘Human Rights’ Foreign Policy

Humanitarian Buffer Zones in Syria — How misinformation obscures the Israel lobby’s influence on U.S. foreign policy:

The Yinon Thesis Vindicated: Neocons, Israel, and the Fragmentation of Syria

Hidden US-Israeli Military Agenda: “Break Syria into Pieces”

Israeli Official Predicts Syria’s Fragmentation and for Lebanon to Suffer Same Fate

Damascus Street Notes:

Why western military intervention in Syria is coming soon: to protect Israel:

Writer of above article is mentioned in the Reuters article included at as he was the Arab journalist who conveyed that Bin Laden was going to do 911 because of US support for Israel!

Open War? Obama backs Syria rebels ‘infiltrated with terrorists’: 

BREAKING: US sending Patriot surface-to-air missiles to Turkey – reports:

MORE: Up to 400 US servicemen being sent to Turkey to operate surface-to-air batteries in Turkey – reports

Iran warns Turkey over NATO missiles

Iran: Patriot Missiles In Turkey First Step To Next World War

Iran says it will ‘never allow’ forcible overthrow of Assad’s government

How leftist “anti-zionists” are allied with Israel against Syria:

Kucinich: US ‘Immeasurably’ Closer to War in Syria

US deploys troops to Turkey amid Syria unrest: US General

US weighing military options if Syria uses WMD

Thousands of US troops arrive near Syrian shore on USS Eisenhower

U.S. military in Jordan, has eyes on Syria chemical weapons (looks like the AIPAC/Neocon war for Israel agenda vs Syria is moving along with the US on the brink of invading Syria next per the rest of the neocon ‘Clean Break’ war for Israel agenda that Iraq was based on as well – see for more and click on following links as well!):

Syria preparing chemicals for weapons – @BarbaraStarrCNN report on Security Clearance –

No mention by former AIPAC newsletter editor Wolf Blitzer and other Zionist Israel firsters at CNN about how Israel lobby is pushing Syrian regime change to weaken Iran:

Neocon mouthpiece John McCain pushing yet another war for Israel vs Syria (per rest of the neocon ‘Clean Break’ agenda via that the Iraq invasion was based on which McCain pushed for as well!):

‘No confirmed reports’ Syrian govt preparing to use chemical weapons – UN chief

No confirmed reports Assad preparing to use chemical weapons: Ban

Pre-Empty: US ramps up WMD rhetoric against Syria:

US ramps up threats in ‘psychological’ war on Assad (for Israel lobby pushing Syria regime change):

‘Ground being prepared for Syria intervention’ – ex-US Chief of Staff

Former Powell adviser ‘skeptical’ of ‘politicized’ US intelligence on Syria

See what Lawrence Wilkerson said in following AIPAC VPRO documentary:

The Israel Lobby:

Listen to fmr CIA analyst Ray McGovern discuss USS Liberty & Syria WMD propaganda!:

“Justification” to Wage a “Preemptive War”: US Repeats Syrian Chemical Weapons “Warning:

Read more about the author of the above piece via the following link:

Jordan: U.S. forces plan shield against Syria

Confirmed: Pentagon deploys military forces to Jordan-Syria border

Russia Warns Against NATO Missiles on Syrian Border

Senator Rand Paul calls out Romney on Syria, defense spending, and war

Kristol’s declaration should force media to acknowledge, Israel is at core of neoconservatism

Chris Matthews calls out neocons for endlessly pushing Middle East wars

James Morris mentions above linked ‘Russia Today’ (RT) appearance in following BBC ‘World Have Your Say’ broadcast which aired to millions on the BBC World Service on July 6th, 2012:

BBC World Have Your Say – How To End The Syrian Violence?:


WINEP provides forum for Syrian National Council — and cover for Israel

A surreptitious WINEP project is pushing cataclysmic regime change in Syria

David Pollock (of AIPAC’s spin-off think tank WINEP – Washington Institute for Near East Policy) has been skyping with the Syrian rebels as well according to what he mentioned on C-SPAN’s ‘Washington Journal’ via following link:

WINEP’s David Pollock on C-SPAN’s ‘Washington Journal’ on WINEP/AIPAC Israel first associate David Pollock at following link:

Syrian opposition wish to “be friends” with Israel

Is Israel slyly inciting genocide against Alawites as prelude to creation of Kosovo-style enclave in Syria?

Red Cross: Syrian Conflict Now a Civil War (civil war is exactly what James Morris predicted would happened in the referenced ‘Russia Today’ ‘Crosstalk’ broadcast – Israel firsters foster Syria war and then use loose ‘chemical weapons’ as another ‘reason’ to intervene in Syria for Israel!):

Operation on Syria Successful, but the Patient Died (by Philip Giraldi):

Joe Lieberman and the Genesis of Israel’s ‘Partnership for Freedom’ with Middle East Dissidents
‘Intervention into Syria already underway’ –  Phyllis Bennis to RT

Washington’s road to Iran goes through Syria — but who’s in the driver’s seat (scroll down to comments at following link)?

‘If West stops military aid to opposition, Syria will be at negotiation table the very next day’

Obama caves to Israel lobby & threatens intervention in Syria (for Israel)

Dempsey Backs Away from Obama’s Threat to Intervene in Syria

Surviving a storm: Palestinian refugees caught in Syrian crossfire (Won’t see such on US pro-Israel biased media!):

On the Edge of War (Can diplomacy succeed with Iran and Syria?):

Ron Paul: Hands Off Syria! Let’s Not Fall for the Same Lies Again!

All roads lead to… Iran? ‘War at core of MidEast turmoil’

Patrick Seale ‘War Clouds over the Greater Middle East’

Patrick Seale: The Urgent Need to Prevent a Middle East War:

Media Propagates Myth of Israel’s Non-Involvement in Syria

‘Syria messy civil war distorted by Annan plan’

VILE HYPOCRISY EXPOSED by reporter doing his job

Nasrallah to Assange: Hezbollah talked to Syria opposition; we want dialogue, US & Israel want civil war

Deadly clashes in Lebanon raise fears of Syria-like conflict (right in accordance with the neocon ‘Clean Break’ war for Israel agenda that James Morris mentioned from in the above link ‘Cross Talk’ appearance):

Washington Post reports that US supplying weapons to Syrian rebels:

 JINSA: Strengthening Israel by promoting Syrian ‘Chalabi’ (fits with what James Morris mentioned about the ‘JINSA crowd’ in the above RT ‘CrossTalk’ interview):

JINSA: Arab Spring disorder makes Israel stronger

Iran cornered with key ally Syria on the brink?

Israel calls up Reserves re Egypt, Syria

Syria -US, Israel, Saudis Have Plotted For Years:

Saudi Arabia: The Neocons’ Once and Future Target

Europe blindly following Israeli interest on Syria

Keep in mind that the ‘JINSA crowd’ was after Iraq for Israel as well via their ‘Clean Break’ agendawhich was also mentioned by James Morris during that RT ‘CrossTalk’ broadcast linked above!
Even The Daily Beast censored the link out of a recent piece about ‘Neocon Newt’ Gingrich as the following blog entry by Maidhc O’ CatHail conveys (scroll to comments section at bottom of following link if interested further)!:

NATO and CIA Covertly Arming Syrian Rebels in Order to Weaken Iran (for Israel)

Obama Commits to US Intervention in Syria

US Can’t Be Bystander, President Insists

Obama Commits to US Intervention in Syria US Can’t Be Bystander, President Insist

Russia Troops In Syria? Report Claims Military Unit Arrives At Syrian Port

US Syria mission still possible – but at what price?

’U.S. pursues policy of divide and conquer’


The following fits with what James Morris mentioned near the end of his RT CrossTalk appearance linked above with Dr. Sniegoski’s piece about such!

‘Neocon John’ McCain wants to arm the Syrian rebels (exactly what James Morris said would happen at the end of that RT ‘CrossTalk’ Syria broadcast linked above):

McCain wants to arm Syrian rebels

McCain: U.S. must lead (for Israel on behalf of AIPAC and the Neocon war for Israel agenda) in Syria (see comments at following link):

McCain once again calls for arming Syrian rebels

Lieberman-McCain Strike Again (scroll down to comments of following URL as well):

American сannibalism in Syria (Op-Ed)

Neocon mouthpiece John McCain calls for airstrikes in Syria:

Additional at following URL:

Neocon mouthpiece John McCain calls for airstrikes in Syria:

On Syria, Follow McCain (says pro-Israel/Neocon Weekly Standard & FDD)

US Senator John McCain gives the game away – the real reason for an attack on Syria would be to weaken Iran (for Israel)

And pandering neocon toady Mitt Romney said the following:

“”If we can turn Syria and Lebanon away from Iran, we finally have the capacity to get Iran to pull back,” Romney said. He added that the United States should make it clear that military action would be taken if Iran pursued nuclear weapons.

Republicans voice support for arming Syria opposition

US softens stance on arms for Syria rebels:

Obama Admin Orders Military Planning for Syria Intervention

Syria: Straining credulity?
By Alastair Crooke

“The UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry condemns the Syrian government of crimes against humanity, but only on the basis of what the opposition says, and without having investigated evidence of opposition “crimes”: and then proceeds to “charge” the Syrian government with this process based simply on “reasonable suspicion”: Do they really believe what they have written, or is it just a part of “writing the script”? [2]

UN Security Council backs Annan peace plan


Eric Margolis wrote:

As I’ve been reporting, US/Brit Special forces training, arming, directing anti-Asad regime rebels. Lebanon’s far right sending men and arms into Syria, backed by US and Saudis. Full court press to overthrow Asad regime as way of hurting ally Iran. Washington looking for a Syrian general to head insurgent forces.

19% Support Increased U.S. Involvement In Syria

Additional via following link:

CrossTalking about Syria on ‘Russia Today’ (RT) with James Morris

Israel lobby pushing Iran sanctions (acts of war as Ron Paul has accurately said) which is driving up the oil prices in the process:

US pays price in money and blood for Israel’ (latest Press TV interview with James Morris during which he mentions ‘Neocon John’ McCain as well)

Following is a youtube of the above:

US pays price in money and blood for Israel’

Israeli lobbies dragging US into wars

Press TV talks to James Morris on ‘CNN GOP Debate’

Only Ron Paul is not owned by AIPAC / Interview with James Morris / editor of

Israel lobby behind Iran tension pushing US to the brink of WW3:

James Morris on PressTV – “US neo-cons seek war on Syria, Iran”

‘Israel pushing Obama into war with Iran’

Press TV – ‘Pro-Israel lobby has stranglehold on US political system’

Russia says action on Syria, Iran may go nuclear
Israeli TV report shows air force gearing-up for Iran attack, says moment of truth is near

James Morris on Israel’s rarely discussed Samson Option

Additional Press TV and Russia Today interviews with James Morris linked via youtube at

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