Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tag: WikiLeaks: US Undermined Democratic Elements of Syrian Opposition to Empower Radical Groups

WikiLeaks: US Undermined Democratic Elements of Syrian Opposition to Empower Radical Groups

by Whitney Webb, The Anti Media:

A recently uncovered U.S. government document published by WikiLeaks has revealed that the U.S. directly advocated for undermining “democratic” elements of the so-called Syrian “revolution” of 2011 in order to ensure the dominance of authoritarian, sectarian Sunni groups within the Syrian opposition.

The document, written by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Intelligence Department in late 2011, further asserts that empowering these radical Sunni groups over democratic and secular ones would be ideal for the United States and its regional partners, as ensuring the decline of the current Syrian government, and with it a secular Syria, would harm Iran’s regional clout.