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Over 25 Years Of U.S. Plans To Destabilize Syria

A CIA report, drafted in 1986, details the agency’s “purposely provocative” analysis of the regime’s vulnerabilities and the potential to destabilize and oust then-President Hafez al-Assad.

According to Whitney Webb, the prominent MintPress contributor,  While the nearly seven-year-long sectarian “civil war” in Syria is widely believed to have started in 2011, revelations in recent years have shown that the sectarian war that has sunk Syria into chaos actually precedes the “official” start of the conflict.

In 2010, Wikileaks published hundreds of thousands of classified State Department cables, including a 2006 cable showing that destabilizing the Syrian government was a primary goal of U.S. policy in the Middle East. The ultimate intention was to topple Iran, one of Syria’s closest allies. The cable revealed that the U.S.’ goal at the time was to undermine the Syrian government by any means available.

In addition, retired United States Army General Wesley Clark’s bombshell interview with Democracy Now exposed the existence of plans for regime change in Syria that date as far back as 2001. Now, a newly declassified document from the Central Intelligence Agency has shown that these regime change efforts date back even further to the late 1980s – and potentially even earlier.

The declassified document was written in July, 1986 by the Foreign Subversion and Instability Center, a part of the CIA’s Mission Center for Global Issues, and is titled “Syria: Scenarios of Dramatic Political Change.” As the document itself states, its purpose is to analyze – in a “purposely provocative” manner – “a number of possible scenarios that could lead to the ouster of President Assad [Bashar al-Assad’s father, Hafez] or other dramatic change in Syria.”

The report’s meager distribution list suggest it was considered by top officials in the Reagan administration, specifically because it was distributed to national security chiefs, not entire agencies. It was also distributed to a handful of key players in U.S.-Syria relations, such as former Ambassador to Syria William Eagleton.

Though the document itself officially predates the current Syrian conflict by nearly 25 years, much of its analysis brings to mind recent events in Syria, particularly those that led to the outbreak of war in 2011. Chief among these is the rise of factionalism ,as well as the potential to counter Russian influence in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East. These similarities suggest that U.S. regime change efforts in Syria date back to well over 30 years ago – proof of the persistent imperialist elements that consistently guide U.S. foreign policy.

At the time, the document continues, Sunnis “made up 60 percent of the Syrian officer corps but [were] concentrated in junior officer ranks,” with the majority of enlisted men being primarily Sunni conscripts. Furthermore, the document notes that if the Syrian government were to overreact to “minor outbreaks of Sunni dissidence,” large-scale unrest could be triggered – “setting the stage for civil war.”

Foreign- Backed Pre-Fabricated Evil!

 Almost 6 year back, the majority of the Syrians woke up to unfamiliar uproars of organized demonstrations, particularly at Daraa, southern Syria. Such demos were a surprise for many given the fact that modern Syria was indeed built by the late President Hafez Al-Assad on the pillars of free-of-charge services to all of its citizens: school, hospitals, university,…. Syria was the place where all of its citizens, including the poorest among them, intermingled, intertwined  and shared joint everything.

As a Syrian, poor and uprooted from my ancestors' land, the Golan Heights, and as millions of the poor Syrians, the window and door for our study, bread, work, freedom and pride were widely open and declared ever open by the late  President. The demonstrations are made and prefabricated, I said to a close friend of mine in SANA, Hassan Kafa. I told him this was like the start of the Moslem Brothers' riots, carnages and destructions ! We have to take swift and appropriate measures and before the fire would spread all over the country!

Hassan called me a butcher! I told him I refuse even to slaughter a chicken and never accept to do so even when my mother once asked me to do so for preparing a meal for some guests! And so on, the sinister and devilish scheme against our beloved Syria escalated all over though of the kindhearted orders by the President as not to reply to fire but through wood sticks! President Bashar Al-Assad received and held family cordial talks with  tens of popular delegations; but in vain!

With this in mind, here is some thorough document analysis by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics (Emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) and Editor of, as regards  the ongoing:

 Six Years Ago: The US-NATO-Israel Sponsored Al Qaeda Insurgency in Syria. Who Was Behind The 2011 “Protest Movement”?

The war on Syria started six  years ago in Daraa on the 17th of March 2011.

Is it Merely A Farce!

 What a shame! The so-called opposition, made and operated by Saudi Wahabbi monarchy, Qatar and other greedy forces of ignorance and exploitation, is issuing remote-controlled parroting of their masters! One would wonder why the official Syrian Government delegation is still in Geneva for talks! What talks and what for!

One would say that no justification nor pretext should  be given to the terrorists and their backers as to cover up  their heinous crimes with more of the  foreign backers' crocodile tears. The Syrian Arab Republic delegation is there in Geneva as to further prove that the foreign backed , mainly affiliated to terrorist groups, are indeed the characterless parrots of the same nonsense cliché' as mainly to govern Syria.

Syria is a state of institutions and a constitution; thus governance is subject to law, norms, regulations and mainly to ballot boxes, and never to bullets! The Syrian Arab Republic official delegation, representing every true Syrian, and mainly our beloved martyrs and bereaved families, is in Geneva, as not to surrender the Syrians' sovereignty, independence and secularity to the Wahabbi Saudi Arabia, Qatar, France, Britain and nor even to other Syrians!

No place other than Damascus can be a solution for Syrians and whoever is concerned about ending the terrorist war against Syrians  should come to Damascus as to help in alleviating the sufferings of the Syrians. UN Security Council Resolution /2254/  of 18 December 2015  stipulations are clear, actually not so far from Syria's official plan outlined in President Bashar Assad's January 6 2013 speech, in calling for 'credible, inclusive and non-sectarian governance'- which has ever been the case in Syria since its independence when a Christian patriot, Fares Khouri, was prime minister, 'drafting a new constitution' , and fair elections'.

 After all, the steadfast hero Syrian citizen, living for about 6 years under the hammers of unjust sanctions, terrorism, conspiracies, treason, fratricide  and unbearable economic conditions, has every right to describe the ongoing in Geneva has so far been merely a farce! This citizen's safe zone is where the boots of the Syrian Arab Army and their allies tread. Where these sacred boots tread there has ever been safety, freedom and humanity.

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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Mr. Trump on Notice!

Photo by Der Spiegel’s Washington correspondent, Gordon Repinski.

In less than a month of his Inauguration, Mr. Trump of the USA, has so far declared some of the seemingly would be many reckless measures. Mr. Trump's alliance with the Wahabbi regime of Al Saud and the Israeli occupation indicates but the sameness of the US hegemony and egoist mentality of the elite in the States who think that they are the creator of the globe to lead, while they are indeed misled by unknown and well known forces of exploitation.

Mr. Trump's commercial mentality seems so far to control his behavior. His main and only preoccupation in money and only money! Arabs' oil should be all America's!  Saudi terrorism should be turned blind eyes to! Israeli escalating war mongering,  sword rattling and settlements skyrocketing should be encouraged! Syria's long fight against Western, US, and foreign-backed terrorists should be rewarded by so called 'safe-zones'  ignoring that the only safety prevails only where the Syrian Arab Army and its allied anti-terrorism forces exist.

It is too early to comment on Mr. Trump's policy, particularly with regard to the ongoing in the Middle East. However, once the motto is America First, all those affiliated to America, mainly Gulf Ewes and  Israel balloons are being blown up with more US CO2! We should not forget about air pollution and capacity of containment! More US Carbons might- and certainly would- lead to the balloons  explosions.

For Syria, Iran, Russia and all anti-terrorism heroes, saving a single human soul from terrorists  means but saving the globe. It is not money which controls our politics and fight against terrorism; it is indeed the sublime human rights and aspirations. Mr. Trump's Advisors have to prepare a short political summary for him as to be acquainted with the reality of the ongoing in this region! This alliance of anti-terrorism has an endless springs and fountains of pure and sacred blood, uncontaminated by polluted CO2.

Mr. Trump's cow-boy mafia like threats do not frighten those who have every right to defend their sovereignty, independence and dignity. The Islamic Republic of Iran's pivotal role in fighting terrorism  should be appreciated and considered, and not the opposite! The expected has been to have a US constructive role in fighting terrorism, at least as to make the bereaved people by  some of Mr. Obama, Mrs. Clinton and others' 'moderate terrorists'' atrocities be consoled.

Hopefully, Mr. Trump is to work for the spread of peace, amity and fraternity culture among all the inhabitants of the small without borders village of today. The globe needs  the culture of communication and understanding, and not walls and sword rattling. Middle East peace and UN resolutions, particularly 242 and 338 not to forget anti-terrorism  resolutions, do deserve some US efforts, given the US sponsorship of the halted Mideast peace process!


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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 Mr. President, Deeds or Words!



Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim CV

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim CV

Name: Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

Place & Date of Birth: Quneitra, Golan, 1963.

Nationality: Syrian  Arab

Social Status: Married, 3 daughters & 1 son.

Academic Studies:

B.A. in English Literature, Damascus University, 1987.

Diploma in Linguistics, Damascus University, 1989.

M.A. in Linguistics, Damascus University, 1994.

Diploma in Journalism, Indian Institute of Mass Communications, New Delhi, India, 1995.

Diploma in Computer Science & Applications, Oranos Institute, Damascus, 1996.

Ph. D. in Linguistics, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, 2009- Thesis Title: Middle East Peace Process: Speech Acts Analysis.


Journalist, SANA (Syrian Arab News Agency) since 1991, Senior Editor, English Desk Chairman since 1996.

Editor-in-Chief of the Syria Times Online Daily since 17,September, 2012.

Work Experience:

  • Director of SANA Bureau in Rome, Italy from August 2003 till February 2010.
  • Syria's Information Ministry Representative to the First Euro-Mediterranean Information Technology, Nicosia, Cyprus, 4-7 March 1998.
  • SANA's representative to Non-Aligned News Agencies Conference, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1999.
  • Field reporter covering all issues and foreign officials visits to Syria regarding Madrid Peace Process from 1991-2000.
  • Covering the Activities of FAO 1st World Food Summit, Rome, Italy, 13-17 November 1996.
  • Covering  the First Session of the Syrian-Ukrainian Summit, Kiev, 3-5 June, 2003.
  • Covering the First Session of the Higher Syrian-Iranian Commission, Tehran, Iran.
  • Covering the visit of H.E. President Bashar Assad and the First Lady to Rome, Italy.
  • Representing SANA to Informatics and Information Conference, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Representing Syria to Environment Information Conference, Amman, Jordan.
  • Lecturer, Damascus University from 1988- 2001.

Publications in Arabic:

  • Golan under the Hammer of Occupation& Anvil of Pollution
  • The Peace of the Lions

    Publications in English:

  •  ‘The Great Never Pass Away’’
  • 'The Visit of the Pope to Syria'
  • "Error Analysis".
  • "Essay Writing".
  • "Linkage in Writing".

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