John Kerry Demands Concessions from Syria

October 27, 2013

During a U.S.-led meeting with Foreign Ministers from Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Britain on October 22nd in London, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Syria would have to make concessions or face endless war. Specifically, Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad would have to allow the U.S. to decide who could run in Syria’s elections next year. According to Kerry, “If he (President Bashar al-Assad) thinks that he is going to solve problems by running for re-election, I can say to him, this war will not end.”

For it’s part the Syrian government continues to uphold the right of the Syrian people to determine their affairs for themselves without outside interference, a right which is also recognized in international law. Kerry’s provocative declaration was rejected by President Assad on October 22nd and the next day in a statement released by Syria’s Foreign Ministry, the Syrian government certified that the integrity of the country’s political process would be preserved.

For more than two and a half years, CIA armed and trained forces have been carrying out ceaseless military offensives throughout Syria. In February of 2012, even while admitting that it was behind attempts to unite the ragtag group of mercenaries, the U.S. formed a coalition with some of its regional and NATO partners with the open aim of using the mercenaries to impose a U.S.-style political system in Syria.

The latest provocative statements by John Kerry show that U.S. imperialism has no intention of voluntarily respecting the sovereign rights of the Syrian people or ending its aggression against the sovereign state of Syria.

Today the open declaration of U.S. imperialism is that some countries are entitled to sovereignty and some are not. According to this doctrine, it is U.S. imperialism – self-appointed judge, jury and executioner of the world – which gets to decide the fate of the peoples everywhere.