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Sunday, August 06, 2017

Trump's Consequential Syria Decision

From the Daily Caller:
Obama never wanted military intervention in Syria or Libya. Unrelenting neocons at the State Department (Sec. Clinton et al) and the CIA foisted it on him and then ground him into submission. 
He called Libya the worst mistake of his presidency. 
It took the impervious self-certainty of an egomaniacal sociopath—enter Donald Trump— to resist and then ultimately defy deep state neocons and order the CIA to stop arming the Islamic jihadists fighting to overthrow the Assad government in Syria. 
The opposition to this decision is hard to overstate. Trump was under intense establishment pressure not only to continue the program, but to expand it. His Russia problem didn’t help. 
The implications of his decision are beyond significant. It virtually assures the collapse of the rebel forces and hastens an end to the civil war. What’s more, it drastically reduces the likelihood of a US military confrontation with Russia in Syria. 
This decision may turn out to be the most consequential of Trump’s presidency—and the best foreign policy decision for America (and the Syria) in a very long time. 
If the CIA didn’t import, train, arm, fund, and provide diplomatic cover and media coverage for Islamic extremists to overthrow the Assad government, there wouldn’t have been a civil war in Syria or a refugee crisis in Europe. 
Trump’s decision will save thousands of Syrian lives and prevent untold human suffering—it could also prevent nuclear war. More than 2 million Syrian Christians applaud Trump’s decision because they know that for the last half century they have lived and worshipped safely and freely under Assad and his father. 
They also know what fate awaits them when Assad falls and the new Saudi-endorsed Wahhabi regime imposes Sharia Law—and Islamic morality police descend on cosmopolitan Damascus. 
A secular Syria run by the former London ophthalmologist and his JP Morgan investment banker wife is infinitely better for America’s strategic interests than any Islamic regime of jihadist crazies the CIA has been arming. Assad is the moderate in Syria, the only one.
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Blogger Always On Watch said...

Assad is the moderate in Syria, the only one.

That's a scary statement, but my gut tells me that it well be true.

The problem with my trusting the statement completely is that Assad has acted as Iran's proxy.

Sunday, August 06, 2017 2:47:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assad us Shia and looks for support among his own. They happen to be Iranian and devout fanatics ...

Sunday, August 06, 2017 3:50:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Yes, and Obama and Bush made the Shia more powerful in Iraq, which had always served as a counter-balance.

With Iraq being more Shia, Iran expanded it's power base.

Sunday, August 06, 2017 4:35:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With Iraq being more shia, iran expanded its power base . . .

Yet the writer suggests onces Assad falls the Saudi endorsed Wahhabi regime will impose shariah law? Since when is the shariah of iran any worse/better than the shariah of saudi arabia?

There is only one islam and only one shariah - both must be obliterated for this violent supremacist insanity to stop.

Sunday, August 06, 2017 1:32:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Shia and Sunni Sharia are SLIGHTLY different. But they are equally violent when it comes to murder of gays, apostates and adulterers, and equally oppressive of women and "Infidels".

Sunday, August 06, 2017 3:51:00 pm  

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