Trump Opposes Attacking Syria

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October 11, 2016
Trump Opposes Attacking Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Obama, Hillary and most others in Washington want Syria ravaged and destroyed – part of America’s imperial project to eliminate all independent governments.
Last spring, Trump said “I would have stayed out of Syria, and I wouldn’t have fought so much…against Assad…(We have) bigger problems than Assad…I would go after ISIS…to knock the hell out of the group.”
Hillary insists Assad must go, why she orchestrated war on Syria as secretary of state, saying what’s ongoing is her top geopolitical priority – along with anti-Russia provocations, she failed to explain.
Her support for extrajudicially imposed no-fly zone over Syria assures escalated war, abandoning diplomacy with Russia altogether. Saying it’s to combat ISIS is cover for regime change plans. 
Earlier comments by her advisor/former Pentagon official Jeremy Bash signaled her intentions – calling Assad’s government “a murderous regime…violat(ing) human rights (and) international law…us(ing) chemical weapons (on) his own people…killing hundreds of thousands, including tens of thousands of children.”
Fact: All his accusations apply to Washington, its rogue allies and terrorist foot soldiers – not Assad, his officials or military. 
Fact: Big Lies from Bash and others in Washington are heading things for greater conflict – likely employing US combat troops despite Hillary rhetorically ruling them out.
Trump running mate Mike Pence supports direct US military strikes on Syria. In Sunday’s second presidential debate (sic), Trump said Pence “and I haven’t spoken, and I disagree.”
“I believe we have to get ISIS. We have to worry about ISIS before we can get too much more involved.” Admitting he doesn’t like Assad, he added he’s “killing ISIS. Russia is killing ISIS and Iran if killing ISIS,” something he supports.
Hillary lied claiming “Russia hasn’t paid any attention to ISIS,” stressing support for no-fly zone implementation, assuring escalated conflict.
Too bad Trump won’t have a chance to back his rhetoric on Syria, and better relations with Moscow, as president.
Establishment candidate Hillary was pre-selected to succeed Obama. America’s farcical political process works this way. Expect a nightmarish agenda under her leadership.
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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.