Assange: ‘Strategic depopulation’ of Syria behind EU refugee crisis?

Refugees in Slovenia after crossing from Croatia, October 26 2015.

RT reports:

The flooding of Europe by countless waves of refugees may be the result of the “strategic depopulation” of Syria carried out by opponents of the country’s government, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suggested.

Transparency organization WikiLeaks has looked through its diplomatic cables and unearthed “an interesting speculation about the refugee movement,” Assange said in an interview with Geek news site, ThePressProject.

“So, the speculation was this: Occasionally opponents of a country would engage in strategic depopulation, which is to decrease the fighting capacity of a government,” he explained.

The whistleblower pointed out that “it’s predominantly the middle class that is fleeing” Syria on account of having “language skills, money, some connections.” Engineers, managers and civil servants are “precisely, the classes that …[are] needed to keep the government functioning,” he said.

Syrian people are encouraged to flee their country “by Germany saying they’ll accept many-many refugees, and by Turkey taking nearly three million refugees, thus significantly weakening the Syrian government,” Assange stressed. […]

The intercepted documents, already published by WikiLeaks, revealed that the US had been plotting to overthrow the Syrian government since around 2006, Assange stressed.

“It was trying to make the Syrian government ‘paranoid’ trying to get it to ‘overreact’ by instilling that fear and paranoia; trying to make it worried about coups; trying to stir up sectarian tensions between Sunnis and Shias … trying to stop foreign investment in Syria and secretly funding a variety of NGOs in Syria also to make trouble, using the Saudis and Egypt to help push that along,” he said. […]

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Assad also has an interest in depupulation, if the Sunnis who to not support assad flee the country it will be easier for his troops to regain controll. So, not only the US/NATO is playing this game, Russia/Assad do it also.


Asad has a Sunni wife and syrian Arab army’s full of Sunnis. Syria are fighting what non terrorist supporting countries will call terrorist gang’s

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Nina Sutherland

If they were to be successful, it would be the start of a pattern much supported by Agenda 21


Reblogged this on wgrovedotnet and commented:

British diplomats were blabbing about Blair and Bush’s intention to destabilize Syria “from within” in 2003, but it goes much further back than even this.