Biden bombing will drive Iraqi youth to join anti-imperialist militia.

What does Biden’s Feb. 25 bombing, supposedly in self-defense, of targets inside Syria mean for the region and the world? Iraqi-Swedish political activist Hussein Askary, the Southwest Asia coordinator for the Schiller Institute, explains the bombing in the context of the potential for the Belt and Road Initiative to transform Southwest Asia, and his own efforts to create a citizen’s movement capable of understanding and demanding the economic policies that will give them a bright future.

US bombs Syria under Biden administration

Following on from my Israel integrated into CENTCOM report yesterday, Biden has bombed Syria under the pretext of targeting Iranian militia, Saraya Awliya al-Dam, that took responsibility for the 15th February attack on the US occupation military base in Iraq, killing one contractor and injuring several other personnel.

US integrates Israel into CENTCOM

Preparing for war against Iran in Syria. Effectively, US will have missile, air and military bases in the north-east, south-east (Al Tanf) and the south in Israel. Effectively, Syria will be surrounded on 3 sides by hostile state militaries with Turkey holding a malevolent position in the north. A weakened, divided and distracted Lebanon will not be much help.

Update on Syria – Peter Ford, former UK Ambassador

It may even be that with Iran broadening its military footprint in North East Syria, a failure to renew the nuclear agreement could lead to Iran losing its current incentive not to rock the boat with the US and instead indulge in some more ‘behaviour’ in a region of Syria currently seen by some possibly complacent US policy-makers as a gift that keeps on giving.

At all events Syria will no doubt continue to be the cockpit in which regional rivalries play out, compounding the difficulties of domestic conflict.”