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Trump Making Syria and Middle East More Dangerous?

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

In the past century, the West intermittently ravaged Middle East countries, carving them up for control, notably after large deposits of oil were discovered — the “resource curse” affecting targeted nations with large reserves.

Longstanding US/Israeli plans aim to redraw the Middle East map, again — the secret 2016 UK/French Sykes-Picot agreement the last time it was done, implemented post-WW I.

These nations carved out their regional spheres of influence, deciding on how to partition the Ottoman empire after its collapse.

The US emerged as the dominant world power during and post-WW II, seeking control over other nations worldwide, especially resource-rich ones and challengers to its hegemonic aims, notably China and Russia, along with Iran in the Middle East.

Endless US wars of aggression rage in multiple theaters, the Middle East a longstanding battleground because of the curse of oil, the strategic location of nations like Yemen, and sovereign independence of others — notably Iran and Syria.

US presidents and congressional leaders front for powerful interests behind policymaking in Washington.

Notably they include Wall Street, the military, industrial, security, media complex, other dominant corporate interests, influential lobbies and think tanks representing them, and other influential figures.

According to NYT disinformation, “Trump is making Syria and the Middle East more dangerous.” 

Its editors are the head of the snake of its lying machine, malicious fake news their specialty.

They falsely called overwhelmingly popular Bashar al-Assad “an unrepentant war criminal (sic) who has used poison gas against his own people (sic)” — bald-faced Big Lies, typical of how the Times blames victims of US aggression for high crimes committed against them.

When the US goes to war and in their run-up, the Times operates as a virtual Pentagon cheerleader — pretending naked aggression, the highest of high crimes, is democracy building and humanitarian intervention, notions the broadsheet abhors.

Hypocrisy defines its articles and commentaries, supporting aggression by the US, NATO and Israel, including by Turkey earlier, now feigning outrage over its cross-border attacks on former US Kurdish proxies — enlisted to help destroy Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity, high crimes the Times supports.

Rage by its editors is unrelated to Turkish aggression or concern for Kurdish forces. It’s all about unrelenting vindictiveness for Trump’s triumph over media darling Hillary.

It’s about wanting him removed from office for phony reasons or preventing his 2020 reelection.

It’s also about wanting Syria transformed into a US client state, its sovereign independence eliminated, its territory partitioned for easier control — the scourge of imperialism supported by the Times.

In all US wars of aggression, the Times supports mass slaughter and destruction by failing to denounce it — explaining nothing about how nations are ravaged based on Big Lies and deception, nothing about millions of casualties or appalling human suffering.

Yet its editors pretended concern over what they called “chaos and bloodletting that has gushed across the region in the past few days” — supporting these high crimes when committed by the US, NATO and Israel against defenseless civilians.

Quoting Trump regime war secretary Esper expressing concern for “a humanitarian crisis emerging” in Syria ignores silence by him and Times editors about years of devastating crisis conditions in the country caused by US-led aggression — the same thing in all its war theaters, notably Yemen.

Millions in the country are malnourished, starving, and/or suffering from untreated diseases because of US/Saudi aggression and blockade — hundreds of thousands dead or dying.

Where’s the outrage by Esper, other US war criminals, the world community, and the self-styled newspaper of record — supporting endless wars, deploring peace, equity and justice anywhere.

When did the Times ever explain that US forces operate illegally in multiple theaters, including covertly — or that Pentagon bases in scores of countries worldwide are platforms for endless US wars of aggression against nations threatening no one, or controlling them as vassal states on every continent.

Trump isn’t “quit(tin) Syria,” as the Times falsely claimed. US forces in the country’s south and along Iraqi and Jordanian border areas.

Pentagon warplanes continue terror-bombing Syrian targets, killing civilians, unmentioned by the Times — let alone US support for ISIS and likeminded jihadists the broadsheet pretends it’s combatting.

The Times: “America’s priority must be to protect its soldiers in the field and secure its nuclear weapons.”

Under international and US constitutional law, Washington is mandated to end its wars of aggression and foreign occupations.

As for its nuclear weapons, humanity won’t ever be safe as long as they exist anywhere. They should be universally banned and eliminated.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
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.