The following declassified CIA document entitled Scenarios of Dramatic Political Change confirms Washington’s longstanding plan to implement “regime change” in Syria.
The document dated July 1986 pertains to the proposed ouster of President Hafiz Al Assad, the father of Bashar Al Assad. The document was written towards the end of the Cold War.
The document was declassified in August 2011 at the outset of the terrorist insurgency against Syria sponsored by US-NATO, with the support of Israel.
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The document was prepared by the Foreign Subversion and Instability Center (FSIC), Office of Global Issues.
Various scenarios to destabilize a foreign government were analysed. The CIA calls it “subversion”. The analysis is entrusted to the FSIC.