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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Was Trump “all set” to have Bashar al-Assad “taken out” or was his remark on Fox News another Big Lie he’s notorious for.

Or was Bob Woodward right, saying the idea was “never even discussed” by Trump and those around him in his book titled “Fear: Trump in the White House?”

In response to DJT’s claim, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported the following:

Syria’s Foreign Ministry “affirmed that the statements (by) head of the US (regime) about targeting President Bashar al-Assad stress that (his White House) is rogue and outlaw and follows the same method as terrorist organizations on killing and liquidation without consideration to any principles or rules in order to achieve its interests,” adding:

Trump’s remark “clearly shows the level to which the thinking and political behavior of the US (regime) has declined…a regime of bandits who take up the crime to reach their goals.”

“Trump’s recognition of such step (is more evidence) that the US…is a rogue and outlaw state…follow(ing) the same method (used by) terrorist organizations (that kill) and liquidat(e) without any consideration (of) the principles or any legal, human, or ethical rules with the aim of achieving its interests in the region.”

In response to Trump irresponsibly calling Syria’s overwhelmingly popular leader “animal Assad” earlier — falsely accusing him of a CW attack carried out by US supported jihadists — Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the following:

“Assad is a legitimate president of the Syrian Arab Republic. From our standpoint it would be hardly correct to use such insulting phrases in relation to another country’s legal president.”

In 2017, in response to a US-supported White Helmets Idlib province false flag CW incident,  Trump allegedly told then-war secretary James Mattis:

“Let’s f…ing kill (Assad). Let’s go in. Let’s kill the f…ing lot of them.”

“I thought about trying to eliminate him if I wanted to, but Mattis was against it.” 

“Mattis was against most of these things.”

“I would have preferred to eliminate him…Everything was ready but Mattis did not want to do it.”

Days later, the Pentagon launched dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syrian targets based on fake news about use of sarin gas by government forces.

Whenever US supported jihadists attack civilians with chemical weapons, Assad and Syrian forces are falsely blamed.

In 2018, Trump denied that he wanted Assad killed.

Throughout preemptive US war on the Syrian Arab Republic, no evidence ever showed that government forces used CWs.

Indisputable evidence made clear that US supported White Helmets and likeminded terrorists used these toxins many times.

All wars are based on Big Lies and mass deception.

On March 2011, the Obama regime used proxy terrorists to launch what became US forever war on Syria.

Trump escalated war on the country his regime inherited, the same true for Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen — instead of ending them and waging peace.

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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.