How a US/Qatari Regime Change deception is driving ‘Caesar’ sanctions and a famine in Syria

Like the mysterious figure it is named for, the Caesar sanctions bill is the product of an elaborate deception by shadowy US- and Gulf-backed operatives. Instead of protecting Syrian civilians, the unilateral measures are driving them towards hunger and death.



By Max Blumenthal

The US Department of Treasury’s imposition this June of the so-called Caesar Civilian Protection Act, a draconian set of economic sanctions on Syria, amounts to a medieval-style siege on all Syrians living inside the country.

Inspired by photos that Western governments and media claim were smuggled out of Syria by a supposed Syrian military whistleblower codenamed “Caesar,” the sanctions are the product of a highly deceptive intelligence operation orchestrated by the US and Qatari governments.

As this investigation will demonstrate, a network of US- and Qatar-backed regime change operatives marketing themselves as human rights lawyers and concerned Syrian activists groomed the supposed whistleblower, managed his files, and worked overtime to obstruct public scrutiny.

Desperate to stimulate support for war on Syria, this network worked with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in a cynical campaign to portray the Syrian crisis as equal to – and possibly worse than – the Jewish genocide in Europe.

Shockingly, investigators have determined that at least half of the photographs in the “Caesar” trove depict the bodies of government soldiers killed by the armed opposition. This highly inconvenient fact, which undermines the entire narrative of Caesar’s promoters and exposes them as cynical liars, has been ignored across the board by mainstream US media, Congress, and of course, by the network of operatives that managed “Caesar.”

Washington encourages Syrian famine as “an opportunity”

Authorized by Congress with no opposition, the so-called Caesar Civilian Protection Act amounts to an act of all out war on the very people it claims to protect. Targeting the Syrian Central Bank and penalizing any foreign company that does business with Damascus, the bill was conceived with the explicit aim of preventing the country from rebuilding after it defeated a proxy war imposed on it by the West, Israel, Turkey, and Gulf monarchies.

Charles Lister, a Gulf-backed de facto lobbyist for the Syrian opposition in Washington, inadvertently revealed the Caesar Act as an instrument of financial terror. In an op-ed for Politico this June, he forecasted “even greater levels of destitution, famine, and worsening criminality and predatory behavior” as a result of the new sanctions….read more

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  1. Syrians will then go to Chinese for investments, Russians and Iranians for food and oil they may need.
    Not much will change with this stupid bill …no opposition?
    There must be one senator in congress not
    under the boot of Israel,? Maybe not!
    Maybe in fantasy world, Trump will veto this bill, and also pull all troops out of Syria and Iraq??
    Don’t count on it but if he wants his throne back, that’s the course to take. The democrats under creepy Joe and the evil witch from Clinton body count fame will try and turn Syria into another Libya.

    • Syria would have plenty of oil from domestic sources if it was not being stolen in large quantities.

      I will believe the Chinese and Russian help when I see it and not before then – both countries seem to be very afraid of Israel (or more likely, Israel’s masters).

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