(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of
November 06, 2011
US-Nato Designs in West Asia
intervention in West Asia
has reached a significant stage. Libya
“liberated” with the toppling of the Gaddafi regime and his
brutal murder. Libya will now
become a Nato protectorate. The thin cover of a popular
uprising for the Nato
intervention has been exposed. Apart from the massive bombing,
of the British and other Nato countries had helped the rebels.
Troops from Qatar,
a loyal American ally, were in Libya fighting
along with the rebel forces. Even after the fall of the
Gaddafi regime, the
Libyan Transitional Council has requested Nato to continue air
patrols till the
end of December.
The bringing of Libya
Nato influence has enormous implications. The United States can now find a
base for its African Military
Command (Africom).With a pliant Libya,
the Mediterranean can now be converted into a Nato lake. The
French, who took
the lead in the attack on Libya,
can now breathe easy as Gaddafi’s challenge to the traditional
in Africa has been
terminated. Nato is now the
global military arm of imperialism reaching into Africa, Asia
and all parts of the world.
and Nato can now train their full attention on Syria,
an Arab state which has obstinately refused to come within the
influence of the United States.
After failing to get a United
Nations Security Council resolution calling for sanctions and
for opening the
way for intervention in Syria
due to the veto by Russia
the United States
is devising ways to effect a
regime change in Syria.
member of Nato,
which had traditionally good relations with Syria
is now becoming the center
for the anti-Syrian forces. For the first time, it has been
reported in the New
York Times that a Free Syrian Army
is operating from Turkey.
Earlier, the Syrian National Council consisting of various
was formed in Istanbul.
closest ally, Saudi Arabia
has denounced the Syrian government
and withdrawn its ambassador from Damascus.
The violence in Syria
a toll on both sides. Armed protesters and Syrian police and
troops are getting
killed. For the United States
of the Assad government in Syria
is part of the strategic design to eliminate all governments
in West Asia which defy the
imperialist gameplan. Further, Syria
has a close relationship with Iran
which is the biggest enemy for the United States.
The Nobel Peace
Prize winning president
Obama after gloating over the death of Gaddafi and working to
has begun to ratchet up tensions in Iran.
announced that it had uncovered a plot by the Iranian
Revolutionary Guard to
assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador in the United States.
The details of the
alleged plot and the persons featuring in them are so unlikely
and bizarre that
it has been received with skepticism by even the security and
experts in the United States.
Following this, reports have appeared about the US
naval build up in the Persian Gulf and the plans to boost the
deployment in places like Kuwait.
After the withdrawal of the American combat forces from Iraq by the end of the year,
Obama is bolstering
up the military presence in the Gulf region citing the growing
threat from Iran.
Just as president
Bush built up the
threat from Saddam Hussein in Iraq over the years before
finally going to war,
so also, Obama the peace-maker, has now embarked upon the
dangerous course of
preparing the ground for a war with Iran. The destabilisation
of Syria is part
of the pincer movement to isolate Iran. Even though a war with
Iran is a
difficult proposition for the United States, Obama is
resorting to such
aggressive tactics with a political calculation.
Faced with declining
the presidential elections coming up next year, Obama is
seeking to shore up
his support among the pro-Israeli lobby by making hostile
The Libyan adventure
was meant to
hijack the Arab popular uprising. After the Tunisian and
uprisings overthrew the despotic governments there, Israel
isolated. In the second phase, the United States and its
allies have in the
name of democracy and support to popular uprisings carried out
operation in Libya. Syria is the next target and finally Iran.
What is being
witnessed is a heightened aggressiveness by imperialism in
West Asia and the
manoeuvres of the imperialist powers to get into a commanding
access and control over the oil and natural gas resources. For
economies of the United States and the Europe, the capture of
the resources of
West Asia is a prize much coveted. This is nothing but a
cynical mockery of the
aspirations of the Arab masses who are striving to determine