Western corporate-financiers have plotted since at least 1991 to overturn not only Syria's government, but to topple and co-opt the governments of every nation previously in the Soviet sphere of influence. US Army General Wesley Clark made it known during a 2007 speech given to the Commonwealth Club of California, that in 1991, then Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Paul Wolfowitz said the US had 5-10 years to clean up the old Soviet "client regimes" before the next super power rose up and challenged western hegemony.
Clark would go on to say that shortly after September 11, 2001, while at the Pentagon, a document handed down from the Office of the Secretary of Defense indicated plans to attack and destroy the governments of 7 countries; Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Lebanon and Libya.
More recently, US State Department is on record stating that millions of dollars have been spent recruiting, training, networking, and equipping armies of "activists" from these targeted nations since at least 2008 to return home and sow the very unrest seen at the beginning of the "Arab Spring" - unrest that has served as the very foundation for the violence now plaguing Syria.
And even as the UN's Kofi Annan disingenuously peddles his 6-point "peace plan," the US, European Union, and their Arab League junior partners, are funding and arming the rebels to continue the fight even while attempting to hold the Syrian government accountable to the peace deal they themselves brazenly flaunt.
Never has it been so obvious that "international law" and "humanitarian concerns" are merely the latest contrived rhetorical devices, institutionalized as "the responsibility to protect," to expand the financial, political, and tactical hegemony of today's imperialists across the globe.
Yet despite brazen admissions by US policy think-tanks like the Fortune 500 funded Brookings Institution, that the latest peace deal in Syria is nothing more than a ploy to buy time to continue eroding the Syrian government in pursuit of Western orchestrated regime change, and political "commentators" drawn from Fortune 500 funded institutions like the Henry Jackson Society admitting that "diplomatic options" are merely the West paying lip service ahead of unilateral military intervention, there are still throngs of brain-addled pundits parroting the latest US State Department talking-points regarding a brutal regime mass murdering its own people and how it is the moral imperative of the West to intervene.