Congressional Panel Syria Study Group devises Regime Change Policy

From Consortium News:

US Congressional Panel Plots Next Phase of Dirty War on Syria: Occupy Oil Fields & Block Reconstruction
November 6, 2019

A Washington foreign-policy apparatchik who oversaw the bipartisan Syria Study Group has outlined a sadistic strategy for preventing reconstruction of the “rubble,” Ben Norton reports.
By Ben Norton
The Grayzone

… Dana Stroul, a longtime U.S. diplomat who oversaw a congressionally mandated study of Syria, outlined the four-pronged plan for what she called the “new phase” of the war:

U.S. military occupation of Syria’s “resource-rich” “economic powerhouse”;

“Diplomatic isolation” of the Syrian government;

Economic sanctions against Damascus and its allies;

and “Preventing reconstruction aid and technical expertise from going back into Syria.

It is beyond debate that this approach will lead to massive suffering, privation and even the deaths of masses of Syrians. But when Stroul presented it before a panel, the potential impact on civilians was not even mentioned once.

This disturbing plan was articulated on Oct. 31 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a militaristic think tank funded by the U.S. and its allies, along with the arms industry, fossil fuel corporations, and banks…

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a think tank based in Washington, D.C., in the United States.[5] CSIS was founded as the "Center for Strategic and International Studies" of Georgetown University in 1962. The center conducts policy studies and strategic analyses of political, economic and security issues throughout the world, with a specific focus on issues concerning international relations, trade, technology, finance, energy and geostrategy…

The board of trustees includes many former senior government officials including Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William Cohen, George Argyros and Brent Scowcroft...

Hearing: Syria Study Group: Recommendations for U.S. Policy
Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism (Committee on Foreign Affairs)
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (2:00 PM)
2172 RHOB
Washington, D.C.

Ms. Dana Stroul
Co-Chair, Syria Study Group
Witness Statement [PDF]
Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF]
Witness Biography [PDF]

Mr. Michael Singh
Co-Chair, Syria Study Group
Witness Statement [PDF]
Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF]
Witness Biography [PDF]

Support Documents
Syria Study Group Final Report and Recommendations [PDF]
Added 10/15/2019 at 06:09 PM
First Published: October 11, 2019 at 12:15 PM
Last Updated: October 15, 2019 at 06:09 PM

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So, now we know. From the very beginning, it never was about ISIS.

One good thing about Trump, as noted recently by Assad, is his transparency. He comes right up front about killing people to steal their resources. Not even ashamed. And it's nothing personal – just business.

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Okay I know you want to steal their oil, but block reconstruction?? For God's sake, WHY?

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There is absolutely no mention at all about how it's not legal for us to do that let alone be in Syria in the first place.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
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ghouls crowding around a steaming cauldron cackling wildly.
"Pitch in some Syrian babies for that Middle Eastern flavor, Dana."
"Good idea, would bring out the bite of the starving Venezuelan invalids".
Heh heh heh heh!
Haw haw haw haw!
We came.
We cooked.
They died!
Cackle cackle cackle.

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After six years, still getting robo-calls from Marriot Hotels.
They're like herpes.

Working for the Pentagon, which works for the oil cartel, steered by neocon stink tanks.
A peculiar form of US legislation.

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