US manipulating international bodies as much as possible to get its own way


Press TV: A political analyst says the United States spares no effort to manipulate international bodies, like the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), as much as possible in order to advance its own interests.

“The United States likes to use international bodies as much as it can to get its own way… When organizations like the OPCW try to investigate truth, for example about what is happening in the dirty war on Syria, and come up with the facts that the US prefers would not have been exposed, Washington would use all its power to stop them from getting divulged,” Asa Winstanley of the Electronic Intifada – an online Chicago-based publication covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said in an exclusive interview with Press TV on Saturday.

He noted that Washington’s exploitation of the world institution is done both overtly and covertly, and was quite brazen in the run-run to the US-led military invasion of Iraq back in March 2003.

OPCW has become a tool in the hands of US, allies: Syria’s deputy FM

Syria’s deputy foreign minister says the Organization of Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has become a tool in the hands of the US and its allies.

“They just openly defied the UN, and [former US president] George W. Bush and [former British prime minister] Tony Blair decided to invade Iraq,” the pundit said.

On Thursday, Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal Mekdad has categorically dismissed the new OPCW report, stating that the United States and its allies have turned the international watchdog into a tool to pursue their political goals against Damascus.

“Despite the difficult situation that Syria is going through, we have stood committed to our membership in the Chemical Weapons Convention,” Syria’s official news agency SANA quoted Mekdad as saying in a meeting with ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions in Damascus.

FM Mekdad: US, allies have turned OPCW into a tool to pursue anti-Syria objectives

The Syrian foreign minister says the United States and its allies have turned the OPCW into a tool to advance their hostile agenda against his country.

He added, “Syria and many other countries have acknowledged that the states which supported and funded armed terrorist groups in Syria, particularly the United States, France, Germany and Britain, will use the Syrian chemical file and the OPCW to achieve their hostile goals against Syria.”

Winstanley then described the US as “one-party state,” emphasizing that Republican and Democratic parties are actually both in hock to global capitalism.

“[US] Democratic presidents tend to be a bit more covert about their interference in international bodies such as the UN. So, when it comes to their policies of carrying out wars on Syria, for example, or imposing unjustified sanctions against Iran, they’re going to use every international body they can to push their agenda through. When such bodies defy them or just do their jobs basically, they’re going to sanction them as was the case with the International Criminal Court (ICC),” the investigative journalist pointed out.

He went on to say that former US president Donald Trump imposed sanctions against ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda after she declared the launch of an investigation into Israeli war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Winstanley added that the European support for US imperialist policies has to do with racism and shared ideology of global imperialism, besides common economic interests.

The analyst highlighted that Washington tends to recruit local proxies, like militants affiliated with Kurdish-led and so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in oil-rich northern Syria, to push its own agenda.

US and SDF join forces to steal Syria’s oil

The United States and Kurdish militants have been jointly spiriting away the largest part of Syria

Back on March 18, Syrian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Bassam Tomeh told state-run and Arabic-language al-Ikhbariyah Syria television news that the oil reserves in the war-stricken Arab country are being looted by the US military and its allied Takfiri terrorist groups.

He highlighted that Washington is in control of 90 percent of crude reserves in oil-rich northeastern Syria.

Former president Donald Trump had openly admitted on several occasions that oil was the main reason which kept US troops in Syria.

The US confirmed its looting of Syrian oil during a Senate hearing exchange between South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in late July last year.

Pompeo confirmed for the first time during his testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 30, 2020 that an American oil company would start its activities in northeastern Syria, which is controlled by SDF militants.

The Syrian government severely censured the agreement, saying the deal was sealed to plunder the country’s natural resources, including oil and gas, under the sponsorship and support of Trump’s administration.


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  1. A note to you both Gordon & Jim:
    When will the State Department & US Media realize that US Partners in the looting & ransacking of Syrian Oil & Syrian Wheat & other foodstuffs are in fact on the list of banned Terrorist Groupings? I mean, of course, the PKK whose hands are all over the SDF.

  2. I repeat my earlier comment on the Press TV story about the IMF manipulation of Iran’s Currency Reserves.
    An appointment for Madame La Directeure of ECB with Mdme Lafarge & some knitting needles is long overdue but she is only one of a long list of positioned stooges who are only too happy to implement State Department Policy towards various States & entities worldwide. That State Dept Policy coulld just as well be written in Jerusalem as within the bowels of its ugly structure(s).
    “I expect the IMF will have to quietly fire and retire its Director General with a suitably padded pay-off except for the fact that that particular Zio-Criminal has already departed the building seeking to graze in pastures new at the European Central Bank.
    The ECB must now conduct an internal enquiry into whether and how it’s Economic Forecasting & Estimates for States trading with EU have been skewed ever since Madame arrived from New York and establish whether Euro-trading Member States and the EU itself have had their Policies & Practices skewed by Statistics generated by the IMF and the ECB itself.
    It won’t, of course but that is what any sane employer would do with it’s already criminally convicted DG.”

    • Meanwhile, I agree 100% with what Tommy writes below about the EuroThrash Khazarian Mafia. War is waged not just with guns but with money and the Syrian experience clearly shows the hand of the State Department (Jerusalem Branch) hard at work. Incidentally, the continuing daylight robbery of Yemen’s Oil & Gas by the Saudis together with their Israeli Emirati British & American Partners-in-Crime represents a mirror image of what US is up to in NE Syria. Conservative estimates of the value of Yemeni Oil & Gas stolen (& continuing …… for the moment & until Marib falls) by the Saudis are as high as $20 Bn – more than enough to purchase all of the food required to feed all Yemeni people and to build and staff Hospitals & Rehab Centres for those whose lives have been decimated & destroyed by the Saudi-led Coalition. As with Yemen, so too in NE Syria. Someone should remind the State Dept (& EU Commission & Council) that these US Actions amount to War Crimes.

  3. How much of this is Biden and how much because of neocon hangers-on from the Obama and Trump administrations, those folks that brought us the coup in Ukraine and the war in Syria? The likes of “Cookie” Nuland and her husband Robert Kagan have had it in for Russia going way back to 965 when Sviatoslav I destroyed the Khazar city of Sarkel and its capital at Atil. Remember, Ukraine was the old Khazar stomping ground. The Ashkenazim have loooong memories, Gordon.

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