US Army General Wesley Clark said in 1991
“..we learned that we can use our military in the region in the Middle East and the Soviets won’t stop us. He said, and we have got about five or ten years to clean up those all Soviet client regimes; Syria, Iran, Iraq, – before the next great super power comes on to challenge us.”
The goal of US intervention across the planet has been to establish global hegemony before another rising world power could balance American geo-political dominance. Today, the USA on the brink of war with Russia in Syria, and with China in the South China Sea. The United States has run out of time and finds the leading edge of its ambitions chaffing against a re-emerging Russia and a rising China.
Washington has concocted an array of excuses as to why it is involved in Syria’s conflict, running the full gambit from fearing “weapons of mass destruction” to fighting terrorists to addressing humanitarian concerns, but the reality of America’s involvement in Syria boils down to the pursuit of the latest and most desperate leg of its rush to dominance before emerging world powers reintroduced balance and limits to American hegemony.
Hat-tip Wee Matt