Riling up syrian anti-gov'ment protests is more in their interests.
Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right — as a means of foiling Syria’s regional ambitions. Jordan has challenged Syria's regional ambitions recently by suggesting the restoration of the Hashemites in Iraq. This has triggered a Jordanian-Syrian rivalry to which Asad has responded by stepping up efforts to destabilize the Hashemite Kingdom, including using infiltrations. Syria recently signaled that it and Iran might prefer a weak, but barely surviving Saddam, if only to undermine and humiliate Jordan in its efforts to remove Saddam.
But Syria enters this conflict with potential weaknesses: Damascus is too preoccupied with dealing with the threatened new regional equation to permit distractions of the Lebanese flank. And Damascus fears that the 'natural axis' with Israel on one side, central Iraq and Turkey on the other, and Jordan, in the center would squeeze and detach Syria from the Saudi Peninsula. For Syria, this could be the prelude to a redrawing of the map of the Middle East which would threaten Syria's territorial integrity.
Since Iraq's future could affect the strategic balance in the Middle East profoundly, it would be understandable that Israel has an interest in supporting the Hashemites in their efforts to redefine Iraq, including such measures as: visiting Jordan as the first official state visit, even before a visit to the United States, of the new Netanyahu government; supporting King Hussein by providing him with some tangible security measures to protect his regime against Syrian subversion; encouraging — through influence in the U.S. business community — investment in Jordan to structurally shift Jordan’s economy away from dependence on Iraq; and diverting Syria’s attention by using Lebanese opposition elements to destabilize Syrian control of Lebanon.
Most important, it is understandable that Israel has an interest supporting diplomatically, militarily and operationally Turkey’s and Jordan’s actions against Syria, such as securing tribal alliances with Arab tribes that cross into Syrian territory and are hostile to the Syrian ruling elite.
US plotted to change world political map
A new memo reveals that the US government planned to change the "world's political map" by waging wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, and a third country.
Emphasizing support for local opposition groups rather than direct US strikes, Rumsfeld is wary of excessive or imprecise US aerial attacks which risk "creating images of Americans killing Muslims."
The memo argues that the US should "capitalize on our strong suit, which is not finding a few hundred terrorists in the caves of Afghanistan," and instead using "the vastness of our military and humanitarian resources, which can strengthen enormously the opposition forces in terrorist-supporting states."
Former four star general and NATO commander Wesley Clark explains US ME-policy:
3 min onwards:
Putin on the killing of Gaddafi: “The whole world saw him being killed, all bloodied... And who did it? Drones, including American ones, delivered a strike on his motorcade. Then commandos, who were not supposed to be there, brought in so-called opposition and militants. And killed him without trial,”
Probably western soldiers spotted in this Gaddafi clip.
'US training & arming rebels in Syria'
12:14 "Earl Hilliard was a member of congress. In the 90's, he wanted to establish ties with Libya, Africa... Hilliard: What AIPAC did... they put in resolutions condemning Libya... and kept pushing for all kinds of sanctions, all kinds of actions against them [Libya, Iran, Iraq and Syria]."
The main-stream media is tied in with the military-industrial complex.
"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media."
- William Colby, former CIA Director
"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have."
- Richard Salant, former President of CBS News
2:50: "Rogue states like Iran, Iraq or Libya" 4:10: "There are no more than 5 or 6 countries in the world which are directly or indirectly responsible for hosting terror... and it's time for action..." 5:22: "It's a time to launch a[n] operational, concrete, war against terror..." 7:44: "Rogue states, there are five of them, Iraq, Iran, Libya, North Korea. These kind of states should be treated as rogue states."
Of course, non of them had anything to do with the attacks. Certainly not the anti-islamist regime in Iraq. But that didn't stop PNAC (the think-tank mentioned by general Wesley Clark above) members from claiming israeli intelligence witnessed
lead-hijacker Mohammed Atta meeting with iraqis in "Czechoslovakia"
a transfer of anthrax from the iraqis to Atta, even though the anthrax actually came from US defense labs! It was a complete fabrication, just like the sloppy Niger forgeries or the "mobile bio-weapon labs", AKA, facilities for the production of hydrogen gas to fill balloons the iraqis had purchased from the UK.
'Obama Secretly Preparing for Syria Intervention'