Western imperialist powers have sought to reshape the Middle East for decades or longer. Lately we are seeing increased frequency and intensity of military and psychological operations against Middle Eastern resisters. From Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya’s The March to War: Israel Prepares for War against Lebanon and Syria at Global Research:
“Syria and Iran are part of a strategic alliance in the Middle East resisting the interests of America, Britain, Israel, France, and Germany. Other Middle Eastern players resisting the same foreign interests are additionally allied or associated with Syria and Iran within one tangible bloc, the Resistance Bloc. It is in this context that one understands Israel is no[t] pursuing peace with Syria, but is threatening the Syrians with war if they do not abandon Iran and their allies.”
“What the Israelis have been trying to do, in coordination with the U.S., Britain, France, and Germany is to remove Syria from these alliances and thus splinter or break the link between Iran and the Levant. The main goal is to pressure Syria into making a peaceful political surrender (just as Libya did to Britain and the U.S. in 2003), and to distance itself from Iran and the Arab resistance within Palestine and Lebanon to Israel.“
“In May, 2008 the head of the Mossad, the intelligence service of Israeli, said that talks of peace with Syria would lead to war.”
Emphasis added to doublespeak.