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The March To World War III
Apr 20, 2017
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April 21, 2017The election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States was a watershed moment in American political history. Never before has an acting president been so vilified by the mainstream media while at the same time opposed by the political establishment within both parties.
The Democratic Party along with establishment Republicans have resisted Trump’s every move while the main stream media nightly twists and distorts his every word.The Trump presidency has also witnessed dramatic changes in America’s national consciousness. From the introduction of the genre of “Fake News” to allegations of Russian interference in the national election or Russian collusion with members of the Trump administration, the general public’s trust in American institutions is being eroded.
The evening news contains an almost nightly display of an unending cacophony of Trump gaffes, missteps and misconceptions. If anyone seriously doubted the power of the establishment elite to resist true reform or the fraudulent bias of the mainstream media, the election of President Trump has put any such questions to rest.On the 6th of April 2017, everything changed as the President’s decision to authorize a missile strike against Syria silenced his critics. Suddenly even the most vocal adversaries were supporting this decision. The almost unanimous support for the military strike in Syria tips the hand of the Deep State. No matter how much the liberal left or the establishment power brokers of the belt-way may have hated Trump, his military adventures in Syria have drawn almost universal praise. The establishment clearly supports military confrontation as the new American foreign policy in both the Middle East and the Korean peninsula.
The only unanswered question is why……………………….
The Syrian civil war had its origins in the 2011 Arab Spring. The six years of conflict has succeeded in destroying entire cities while uprooting millions of refuges. Now the Syrian civil war threatens to draw both superpowers into direct confrontation. On September 30th, 2015 the Russian military began air operations in support of the Assad government with a series of air strikes against both ISIS and the anti-Assad Free Syrian Army (FSA).
The United States had been supplying factions of the FSA who, along with ISIS, comprise the main forces prosecuting the civil war against Syria’s Shiite government.Elements of the FSA have been designated as “Al Qaeda affiliates by the United Nations.” Both Al Qaeda and ISIS are Sunni Muslim factions with the support of US allies in the region including Saudi Arabia while Syria and its ally Iran, both Shiite states, are the allies of the Communist nations. In other words, the United States along with the UK and other NATO allies have been knowingly supporting Syrian rebel factions which are comprised of Al Qaeda and ISIS members while at the same time bombing Al Qaeda and ISIS forces in Iraq.For the first time on Trump’s watch, the United States has become directly involved in the Syrian civil war with its attack against Assad forces following the recent chemical attack on civilians. President Trump campaigned on a non-interventionist platform that opposed the “Neo-con” militarism of the Bush era.
The President had also publicly opposed military intervention in Syria by the Obama administration following the first chemical attacks against civilians in 2014. Sadly, US foreign policy is once again following the “Neo-con” agenda of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. Both Russia and Iran responded declaring any further American military action in Syria would be viewed as ‘crossing a red line’ threatening military retaliation should the US intervene again. The UK’s Daily Mail reported “The Kremlin has warned the US it is ‘one step from war’ over Syria – but the Trump administration hit back by saying it would be prepared to carry out airstrikes again.” Russian Prime Minister Medvedev commented:
“This military action is a clear indication of the US president’s extreme dependency on the views of the Washington establishment, the one that the new president strongly criticized in his inauguration speech.”Vladimir Putin also denounced the US missile strikes as “an illegal act of aggression against a sovereign nation.” In response, Putin ordered the Russian warship, the Admiral Grigorovich, to Syrian waters and promised to upgrade Syrian missile defenses. Russia also terminated its communication hot-line with US forces established to avoid any confrontation between Russian and US aircraft over Syrian airspace.
Putin then made the astonishing claim that the US is planning to fake chemicals weapons attacks during a joint press conference with the Italian President Sergio Mattarella.Jeffrey Nyquist, a co-author of the book, The New Tactics of Global War, commented on the Syrian attack saying: “Russia an…………………….