Syria War to Drain Yet More Funds from the Federal Coffers

March 29, 2015

On March 13, Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken announced a new U.S. State Department plan to acquire from Congressional committees an additional $70 million for the Syrian Accountability Act.

Tony Blinken confirmed that U.S. taxpayers have, over the last 4 years, invested $400 million in the 11-year-old project.

According to the Media Note released by the Office of the Spokesperson, more than 1/3 of the money will be spent to finance the armed opposition and the rest will be spent on covert operations.

The Anti-Imperialist News Service has been reporting on the Syrian Accountability Act since its passage in the House of Representatives, by a vote of 398 to 4, and then in the Senate, by a vote of 89 to 4 in mid-November 2003.

The Syrian Accountability Act imposes economic and diplomatic sanctions against Syria with the aim of pressuring it to accept U.S. dictate.

The Syrian Accountability Act was preceded by the U.S. government's stated mission of “promoting the entry of additional American firms” into the Middle East and “removing all barriers” to the U.S. domination of Middle Eastern oil.