Channeling the Arab Spring

“The United States appears to be using a strategy in Syria that it has perfected over the years, having succeeded most recently in Libya: arming small paramilitary groups loyal to U.S. interests that claim to speak for the native population; these militants then attack the targeted government the U.S. would like to see overthrown —including terrorist bombings — and when the attacked government defends itself, the U.S. cries “genocide” or “mass murder,” while calling for foreign military intervention.

“This is the strategy that the U.S. is using to channel the Arab Spring into the bloody dead end of foreign military intervention.”

-Shamus Cooke in Truthout