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The real story of the U.S. occupation of Syria: The historical, political, and geostrategic context

Mar 8, 2021

A PSL protest against U.S. intervention in Syria from 2013

In this episode episode of The Socialist Program, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it, PSL co-founder and Central Committee member Brian Becker gets beneath the tweets and headlines to suss out the real reason the U.S. continues to occupy vast swaths of Syrian territory.

Becker dissects the reasons for the US military occupation in yria and analyzes the objectives and strategies of U.S. imperialism in Syria, and its wars against Iraq and Libya. Becker examines in detail ow the Pentagon completely dominates U.S. policy in the region and eviews how and why U.S. strategy in the Middle East dramatically hifted during the past 30 years.

The people of the United States heard that Biden bombed Syria last week just as Trump bombed Syria in the early days of his administration. But they don’t have a clue that U.S. are troops are occupying the oil-rich parts of Syria. This episode of The Socialist Program explains why.

Video: “Socialist reconstruction in America”

Video: “Socialist reconstruction in America”

Watch an insightful discussion about the Party for Socialism and Liberation's latest book, Socialist Reconstruction in America: A Better Future for the United States! The webinar, facilitated by Kym Smith, features contributors Ben Becker and Jodi Dean, as well as...