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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: Sublimecraft
But why does the U.S. think Syria is so important now? Before, Iraq was "all that".
I'm not buying the chemicals weapons story, even less so than in the case of Saddam Hussein. Syria is in the way of an oil pipeline that Qatar wants to run to Europe (and the US via OPEC also wants this). Syria is also part of the greater Israel project where the hardcore believe that Israel's borders should go from Turkey in the North, East to the Euphrates and South the Suez. Every country in that space with the exception of the ever-compliant Jordan has been seriously destabilized; Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Iraq.
Given AIPACs influence in American politics this hardly surprises me. Our foreign aid to Israel is $3 Billion annually. We have become nothing but the military muscle for our supposed 'great ally" in the region. The entire Syrian conflict stands to benefit them as much as it does the US. Just sayin'.
Assad is continually under extreme character assault. I have to disagree. Being the leader of Syria places one in the middle of the hurricane where no choice he makes doesn't make some segment mad. His father, Hafez Al Assad only kept the country together through severe brutality - but can not the same be said of all other Middle East countries? Given the amount of religious tolerance and secular government I would call Syria a success story, a country who would be thriving were it not for the intrigues and machinations of the world powers.
originally posted by: xuenchen
This seals the proof that Russia is behind every chem attack in Syria.
originally posted by: olaru12
So the question is....
Was Trump duped OR a willing participant?
UN, April 13. /TASS/. Toxic agents, used during the military conflict in Syria, have been illegally brought into the country from Libya with the assistance of the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, United States, Turkey and France, Syria’s UN envoy said. "The terrorists have acquired chemical substances from Libya a long time ago from the Libyan stock.
This operation was facilitated by the Turkish intelligence, Saudi intelligence and the American and French intelligence services. They smuggled chemicals from Libya to Istanbul on board of civilian airlines and the guy who was in charge of transporting these substances was a guy named Haitham al-Qassar," Bashar Ja’afari told reporters. The Syrian diplomat stressed that the Syrian government "denied maybe 1001 times similar to 1001 nights the Arabian nights using any chemical substances against our own people." "And we provided all the necessary and required justifications for saying that. So it's time to digest and metabolize what we are saying," he added.
Rural Damascus Media’s description of the video reads: “The aim of the play was to teach children the horrors of being under attack by chemical weapons and to show the world its neglect and failure to take action on a man who would use such weapons against his own citizens.”