…by Jonas E. Alexis
“The Trump foreign policy team has been all over the map on what to do next in Syria — topple the regime, intensify aid to rebels, respond to any new attacks on innocent civilians. But when pressed, there is one idea everyone on the team seems to agree on: ‘The defeat of ISIS,’ as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson put it. Well, let me add to their confusion by asking just one question: Why?
“Why should our goal right now be to defeat the Islamic State in Syria? Of course, ISIS is detestable and needs to be eradicated. But is it really in our interest to be focusing solely on defeating ISIS in Syria right now?”
Throughout his article, Friedman struggles mightily to make a distinction between good ISIS and bad ISIS, and the ISIS that he actually supports is the one that favors regime change in Syria and that challenges Iran, Russia, and Hezbollah.
America, Friedman continues, should also work with NATO “to create a no-fly safe zone around Idlib Province, where many of the anti-Assad rebels have gathered and where Assad recently dropped his poison gas on civilians. But Congress and the U.S. public are clearly wary of that.”
Read the last sentence again: “Congress and the U.S. public are clearly wary of” perpetual wars. Now this is the end of the Neoconservative ideology: it is against true democracy and freedom! Both Congress and the majority of Americans are against endless wars for Israel, but the oligarchs, the Neocons and their marionettes are still propounding that diabolical enterprise virtually all over the Middle East and now even in North Korea.
Friedman again has some Talmudic things up his sleeves. He acknowledges that Congress and the vast majority of Americans do not support perpetual wars in the Middle East. But what does this man propose? Here it is again:
“So what else could we do? We could dramatically increase our military aid to anti-Assad rebels, giving them sufficient anti-tank and antiaircraft missiles to threaten Russian, Iranian, Hezbollah and Syrian helicopters and fighter jets and make them bleed, maybe enough to want to open negotiations. Fine with me.”
Sure, it is fine with you. But it is not fine with Congress and the vast majority of Americans. We are all tired of America being used as Israel’s whore, and as a Jewish person, Friedman knows that. It was Friedman who declared in 2003 that the plan for war in Iraq
“was disseminated by a small group of 25 or 30 neoconservatives, almost all of them Jewish, almost all of them intellectuals (a partial list: Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, William Kristol, Elliott Abrams, Charles Krauthammer), people who are mutual friends and cultivate one another and are convinced that political ideas are a major driving force of history.
“They believe that the right political idea entails a fusion of morality and force, human rights and grit. The philosophical underpinnings of the Washington neoconservatives are the writings of Machiavelli, Hobbes and Edmund Burke.”
ISIS Is Great—for Israel
Friedman has more interesting things to say with respect to the situation in Syria:
“What else? We could simply back off fighting territorial ISIS in Syria and make it entirely a problem for Iran, Russia, Hezbollah and Assad. After all, they’re the ones overextended in Syria, not us. Make them fight a two-front war — the moderate rebels on one side and ISIS on the other.
“If we defeat territorial ISIS in Syria now, we will only reduce the pressure on Assad, Iran, Russia and Hezbollah and enable them to devote all their resources to crushing the last moderate rebels in Idlib, not sharing power with them…
“Trump should want to defeat ISIS in Iraq. But in Syria? Not for free, not now. In Syria, Trump should let ISIS be Assad’s, Iran’s, Hezbollah’s and Russia’s headache — the same way we encouraged the mujahedeen fighters to bleed Russia in Afghanistan.”
If that is not diabolical or Talmudic in its metaphysical and sense, then nothing is. If Thomas Friedman and the entire Neoconservative movement are not enemies of the United States and much of the world, then we are in trouble. If you still think this is farfetched, then let us again hear from Friedman. He is going to describe how the Trump administration should use lies and propaganda in the ideological war:
“And while I am at it, where is Trump’s Twitter feed when we need it? He should be tweeting every day this message: ‘Russia, Iran and Hezbollah have become the protectors of a Syrian regime that uses poison gas on babies! Babies! Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, Assad — poison gas enablers. Sad.’
“Do not let them off the hook! We need to make them own what they’ve become — enablers of a Syria that uses poison gas on children. Believe it or not, they won’t like being labeled that way. Trump needs to use his global Twitter feed strategically. Barack Obama never played this card. Trump needs to slam it down every day. It creates leverage.”
Now you know why New World Order agents like Friedman have been pumping up the crazy idea that Assad used chemical weapons on his own people. Now you know why Russia is saying that the entire thing was staged.
Now you know why Assad is saying that the recent accusation resembles the WMD claims in Iraq. Now you know why decent journalists don’t buy that the chemical gas show anymore. Now you why Israel is benefitting from this show. As the Syrian president’s senior advisor Bouthaina Shaaban has recently put it:
“One should ask, who the beneficiary of what has happened lately in Syria is. [This] reminds us of what happened in Iraq when the US occupied Iraq claiming that there is WMD there… There are so many stories that come out of Washington and then prove to be absolutely unfounded … after some time. Today, we all know that there was no WMD in Iraq.”
Now you know why Donald J. Trump is worse than an idiot. Now you know why he is an embarrassment to the people who actually voted for him. This is the guy who said again and again in 2013:
“AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER [Obama], DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA – IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!”
He tweeted in the summer of the same year: “The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!”
In 2012, Trump tweeted: “Now that Obama’s poll numbers are in tailspin – watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate.”
Who is desperate now? Who is prostrating before the Israeli regime and the Neocons in America? Who has completely overturned his “America First” policy and has thus fallen into the able hands of the enemy of the human race? Trump:
“Obama must now start focusing on OUR COUNTRY, jobs, healthcare and all of our many problems. Forget Syria and make America great again!”
As Gilad Atzmon has recently pointed out, Trump is making the Neocons great again. He has dumped America in the trashcan of history and is currently licking Israel’s dirty boots. Trump again (2013):
“For all of those fools that want to attack Syria, the U.S. has lost the vital element of surprise-so stupid-could be a disaster! If the U.S. attacks Syria and hits the wrong targets, killing civilians, there will be worldwide hell to pay. Stay away and fix broken U.S.”
Trump has obviously undermined his own mines. He is well aware that his past statements have been recorded. Obviously he knows that a surgical strike in any country in the Middle East is a recipe for disaster in America and much of the Western World. But he has to do it because a diabolical entity in the Middle East known as Israel does not allow him to think properly. Trump:
“President Obama’s weakness and indecision may have saved us from doing a horrible and very costly (in more ways than money) attack on Syria! Don’t attack Syria – an attack that will bring nothing but trouble for the U.S. Focus on making our country strong and great again!”
 Thomas L. Friedman, “Why Is Trump Fighting ISIS in Syria?,” NY Times, April 12, 2017.
 Bruce Cumings, “This Is What’s Really Behind North Korea’s Nuclear Provocations,” The Nation, March 23, 2017; “Trump Threats Risk Nuclear War With North Korea – Ex-Pentagon Chief Panetta,” Sputnik News, April 15, 2017.
 Ari Shavit, “White Man’s Burden,” Haaretz, April 4, 2003.
 Friedman, “Why Is Trump Fighting ISIS in Syria?,” NY Times, April 12, 2017.
 Stepan Kravchenko and Ilya Arkhipov, “Russia Says Evidence Growing Syria Chemical Attack Was Staged,” Bloomberg, April 14, 2017.
 Peter Hitchens, “It’s WMD all over again. Why don’t you see it?,” Daily Mail, April 5, 2017.
 “Israel strongly supports US strikes in Syria following the use of chemical weapons, ‘There are things that only the No. 1 superpower in the world can do,’” European Jewish Press, April 7, 2017.
 “US claims about chemical attack in Syria resemble Iraqi WMD claims in 2003 – Assad’s key advisor,” Russia Today, April 14, 2017.
 Madison Malone Kircher, “Trump and Hannity’s Old Syria Tweets Come Back to Haunt Them,” NY Magazine, April 6, 2017.
 Doug Bandow, “Trump’s Syria Folly Is Bad for Everyone,” National Interest, April 10, 2017.
 William Cummings, “Tweets show Trump was against bombing Syria before he was for it,” USA Today, April 7, 2017.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.