Kerry Takes a Moment to Focus on Deadly U.S. Adventures in Syria

December 29, 2015

In a speech at the UN on December 18, Secretary Kerry openly revealed that opposition within the international community is creating a major barrier to U.S. hopes of establishing a “transitional government” in Syria. Despite the UN Security Council's passage of a document called “Resolution 2254,” which provides tacit support for the aggressive aims of the U.S.-led military intervention, “there obviously remain sharp differences within the international community, especially about the future of President Assad,” stated Kerry in his remarks. Even while endorsing in theory U.S. imperialism's dream of instituting a new political and economic system in Syria, the UNSC stopped short of agreeing on a concrete set of demands to make on the Syrian state.

For the last 4 and 1/2 years the Obama administration, along with leading members of the Democratic and Republican parties and the monopoly controlled media, has been repeating the Big Lie that the source of the violence in Syria was to be found in the allegedly barbaric and uncivilized “human nature” of the Syrian people who are said to be incapable of governing themselves without outside interference. This racism and chauvinism against the Syrian and Arab peoples is the ideology of the U.S. monopoly capitalist class used to justify its aggressive wars and interventions throughout the region. It has been an ideology used not only to justify open U.S. aggression, but also to cover over some of the most brutal atrocities perpetrated by the CIA there – including the planting of bombs in public squares and hospitals and the assassination of public workers.

In Syria, the U.S. is attempting to turn the clock back to the days of the colonial mandate system. Little more than half a century after the overthrow of French-colonial rule in Syria, the U.S. is proposing the re-establishment of foreign rule once again. But it is not the so-called unreadiness of the Syrian people for sovereignty and independence that is the problem in Syria. It is the CIA's dirty war that is the source of the violence.

An end to the CIA dirty-war in Syria will only come about through defense of the principles fought and won by the peoples and reflected in international law. We must uphold the essential principle that aggression by one state against another will not be allowed to pass.

The American people must remain clear-headed and vigilant. We must not allow ourselves to get bewildered by the government's deafening propaganda about its so-called “international war on terrorism.” Rather, we must speak the truth about the real motives of CIA intervention in Syria which are to be found squarely in the interests of the U.S. monopoly capitalist class. In the present era, the U.S. monopoly capitalist class lives not only by the exploitation of the American working class but also by the superexploitation and plunder of nations and peoples throughout the world. We must staunchly oppose U.S. military intervention in the Middle East regardless of how it is advertised; we must extend our support to the anti-colonial movements of the Arab peoples who are fighting for genuine independence, freedom, and social progress.