By the French Intellectual Thierry Meyssan
Washington has decided to relegate its project for the destruction of states and societies in the Greater Middle East to second place in its preoccupations, and to concentrate its forces on opposing the Chinese project for the Silk Road. This has apparently been implemented by President Donald Trump and the Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull (representing the British), at the White House on February 24, 2018. This is not just the traditional conflict between the Anglo-Saxon maritime Empire on one side and the land-based Chinese project on the other. It also concerns the potential threat that Chinese industry represents for the whole of the developed world. To put it simply, while in Antiquity, Europeans were eager to obtain Chinese silks, today, all the Western powers fear having to compete with Chinese cars.
Since Beijing has abandoned the project of re-opening the Silk Road along its historic route through Mosul and Palmyra, the United States have nothing to gain by sponsoring jihadists to create a Caliphate straddling Iraq and Syria.
It was also on 24 February that Russia and the United States presented Resolution 2401 to the Security Council – a text which had been ready since the night before, and in which there had been no changes made, although everyone pretended to continue their bargaining.
Allegedly adopted in response to the French media campaign aimed at saving the population of EasternGhouta, this Resolution deals, in reality, with a solution for almost all of Syria. However, for the time being, it puts on hold the question of the withdrawal of Turkish and US troops. Concerning the latter, it is not impossible that they balk at leaving the extreme North-East of the country. Indeed, if China decided to route the Silk Road through Turkey, Washington would fan the flames in order to create a Kurdistan in Kurdish territory (if we accept that South-East Anatolia is no longer Armenian territory since the genocide) and block Beijing’s way.
Moscow has moved new planes to its base in Hmeimim, including two Su-57 stealth aircraft – jewels of technology that the Pentagon imagined would not be operational before 2025.
Above all, Moscow, which until now had limited its engagement in Syria to its air force and a few Special Forces, has now secretly moved in infantry troops.
On the morning of 25 February, the Russian land army moved into East Ghouta alongside the Syrian Arab Army.
It is now impossible for anyone at all to attack Damascus, or attempt to overthrow the Syrian Arab Republic, without automatically provoking a Russian military riposte.
Saudi Arabia, France, Jordan and the United Kingdom, who had secretly formed the ‘Little Group’ on 11 January in order to sabotage the peace conference at Sochi, will be unable to take any further decisive action.
If necessary, we will pretend not to know that the two armed factions present in East Ghouta are apro-Saudi one and a pro-Qatari one but both are run by Al-Qaeda, we may do so. They will be discreetly withdrawn from the battlefield. The officers of the British MI6 and the French DGSE, who are operating under cover of the NGO Médecins sans Frontières (Medicines without Frontiers) will be repatriated.
The war has not yet ended for the whole of the territory, but it is already over for Damascus.
The source: Voltairenet