09 October 2015

Syria.

Below are certain facts about our involvement in Syria that shed much light on the realities of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Erroneous assertions will be corrected as error is shown:
  1. Syria has committed no act of war against the United States. We have no business interfering in Syria.
  2. Neither Obama nor any American politician has made a case for why it should be our business.
  3. Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria, is not a war criminal.
  4. Allegations that he used poisonous gas against Syrian civilians are highly suspect. Use of such a weapon would be guaranteed to needlessly inflame world opinion against him at a time of great focus on him. Poisonous gas is a notoriously indiscriminate weapon and no military purpose would be served by using against a civilian area in the hope that some number of enemy troops would be killed. Assad had nothing to gain by terrorizing civilians and turning them into enemies or refugees, whereas terror is clearly being used by ISIL as a way of creating huge refugee flows out of Syria. A use of gas, however, provided exactly the pretext for intervention that Obama announced before, at, or after the attack. Assad had too much to lose from risking the use of gas but his enemies stood to hit the jackpot of triggering U.S. military intervention.
  5. Assad's army is composed of Sunni Muslims, Shiite Muslims, Christians and others. He has broad popular support. Other governments have been working to foment an artificial civil war in Syria.
  6. His secular rule over Syria is infinitely preferable to the cruelty and murder that would follow an ISIL or so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) victory. The FSA (and variants) will be killed or absorbed if Assad is defeated. ISIL will dominate a post-Assad Syria.
  7. Obama and his handlers have no idea whatsoever about what a Syria without Assad would look like and any "plan" they have for Syria is no more elegant that "we will cross all bridges when we come to them."
  8. A foreign power that arms and supports troops who are operating inside Syria and attacking the Syrian government is committing an act of war.
  9. The U.S. arms and supports troops who are operating inside Syria and attacking the Syrian government.
  10. The CIA Annex in Benghazi was connected to an Obama scheme to send weapons to Turkey for delivery by the Turks to ISIL. The use of Turkey was to avoid the difficulties that President Reagan encountered under the general heading of "Iran-Contra."
  11. Arms and training provided to "moderate terrorists" for operations against Assad are simply disguised support for ISIL, to whom the "moderates" defect taking with them their U.S.-supplied equipment and training.
  12. The U.S. has deliberately airdropped supplies to ISIL.
  13. The U.S. is lying about the support it is giving to ISIL. Our "attacks" on ISIL are deliberately intended not to damage ISIL. They are sham operations.
  14. Intelligence reports are being falsified at high levels of the U.S. government to disguise the fact that ISIL is being left untouched. The falsification has been so bad that some intelligence analysts at the lower levels have protested as a group.
  15. U.S. support for the satanic ISIL is a disgrace to the United States and is indecent by any objective standard.
  16. The U.S. support for anti-Assad forces of any kind makes us directly responsible for massive deaths of civilians and the huge wave of Syrian refugees heading for Europe. These horrible results are pointless and for no rational purpose.
  17. Obama and his handlers are doing the bidding in Syria of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.
  18. Israel is aiding anti-Assad forces in Syria.
  19. If Russian bombing of non-ISIL targets in Syria is an outrage, so is Turkish bombing of the Kurds.
  20. Turkey is heavily involved in trying to bring down Assad by, among other actions, allowing arms, supplies and volunteers for ISIL to pass over Turkey's border.
  21. Russia will do more to damage to ISIL in 30 days than the U.S. has "accomplished" in a year.
  22. More than 10 years of U.S. involvement in Iraq and Syria has created chaos and death in the region, especially after Obama withdrew U.S. troops from Iraq. Obama squandered the stability that previous military actions in Iraq had helped make possible.
  23. Putin is not the new Anti-Christ and his intervention will be enormously beneficial to Syria. Were Russia and the U.S. to cooperate in stabilizing Syria and destroying ISIL this would be an enormous contribution to the peace and good order of the world. The killing in Syria and Iraq needs to stop but the Obama is a dissembling fool and Putin is correct to proceed unilaterally.
  24. Putin has been conservative in what he has attempted to do outside of Russia's borders. Crimea would be in Ukraine today and there would be no fighting in E. Ukraine at this hour if the U.S. had not worked to bring down an elected government of Ukraine.
  25. Any U.S. military operations in Iraq and Syria are financed in part by China, Japan, Saudi Arabia. Obama has not revealed what those foreigners have demanded in return for their financial assistance.
  26. The U.S. is vastly over committed militarily and is in a substantially weakened economic condition. Europe freeloads off of the U.S. military dime and we neither demand payment from them nor scale back our commitments.
  27. Thousands and thousands of U.S. troops are engaged in pointless activities in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria while NOT ONE U.S. soldier defends the U.S. border from invasion by terrorists and other foreigners from the third world.
  28. No declaration of war against Syria has been made by the U.S. Congress. Our operations there under murky circumstances and with murky, dishonorable objectives without Congressional approval underline that the consent of the governed in the U.S. is a matter of indifference to Obama and his handlers and financiers.
  29. Republican, who control Congress, will do nothing to stop these disgraceful and unilateral actions by Obama and his handlers.
  30. The U.S. approach to the world is arrogant, unilateral, and contemptuous of opportunities to cooperate with natural allies. The U.S. Treason Class demonizes Russia and China in order to pursue a goal of U.S. hegemony. At the same time, the U.S. is willfully blind to the realities of Islamic savagery and arrogance, and has enshrined fairy tales about Islam and about human nature in all of its domestic policies.
  31. The U.S. government is as presently ruled by a shadowy oligarchy who have long since conspired to discard the Constitution of 1789. The Supreme Court of the United States is corrupt in its interpretation of the Constitution and has become a law unto itself. The president rules arbitrarily and with no care for constitutional governance. In short, the United States of America lives by lies. The Constitution is a sham.
  32. The Treason Class champions a fundamental betrayal of the founding people of the United States on the issue of mass uncontrolled illegal and legal immigration and the destruction of our free market system. The interests and values of foreigners are paramount to the Treason Class.
  33. Our foreign policy is corrupt in proportion to the degree that the soul of America has become diseased.

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