…by Jonas E. Alexis
You can actually hear the attitudes echoing down the corridors of the Israeli regime: “Assad must go” and “ISIS is our friend and ally.” As we have documented over the past few years, the Israeli regime loves terrorist organizations precisely because that’s how they can manipulate much of the West. As the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported in 2015, “Netanyahu Owes a Hearty Thanks to ISIS.”
We also know that Israel has been working with the so-called Syrian rebels and other terrorist cells for years. The regime doesn’t care about international law; they don’t care about what the West may think about them supporting terrorists. In fact, they have admitted openly that they have worked with al-Qaeda. Their modus operandi is to work with any terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the Assad government in Syria. And they have no interest in seeking peace at all.
According to Seymour M. Hersh, Assad made several attempts to reach a peaceful resolution with both the United States and Israel, but Israel resolutely refused to negotiate. “They said, ‘Assad is finished. He’s close to the end.’”
According to Hersh, Assad was fighting ISIS; he wanted the United States to support him, but Israel wanted nothing to do with the generous offer precisely because ISIS and Israel, as we have argued numerous times, are concentric circles.
So, peaceful resolution is out of the question, and Israeli officials think that they don’t need to abide by international law to attack Syria at all. All they have to do is summon a categorical lie, and they know that Washington will actually believe it.
Israel has recently attacked an International Airport in Syria. Their excuse is that the attack “is in line with Israel’s policy of countering Iranian attempts to supply modern weapons to Hezbollah through Syria.”
The evidence? Well, the Israeli regime itself is the evidence. Whatever they say must be true by definition. No serious proof, no dialogue, and no questions. The regime is the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end. If they ask the United States to attack Syria, puppets in Washington just have to say yes.
If the regime magically and preposterously invents lies such as Assad used chemical weapons on his own supporters, puppets like Donald Trump have to repeat the same lies in the media. If the same lies happen to go against everything that the United States and much of the world know about Syria, Trump still has to side with his bosses in Tel Aviv because he seems to fear that if he challenges them, then they will either fire him or assassinate him.
How else would this man agree to pursue perpetual wars in the Middle East and elsewhere? He is trying to get the best of both worlds (“nationalism” and “globalism” at the same time and in the same respect), but he knows he is just shooting himself in the toes. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump declared that he is “a nationalist and a globalist. I’m both.”
This is the man who unequivocally declared during his campaign that “we will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism.” During his campaign, Trump made it very clear that his position is really a “choice between Americanism and her corrupt globalism.”
But what is Trump’s new message to his supporters? He is a globalist! As one writer has argued, Trump has also changed his policy on NAFTA, which is another way of saying that he is now in bed with the globalist agenda.
You see, Trump is simply laughing at the voters who actually took the time and to vote for him. They thought that he was going to get them out of Syria, but now he is saying that “My attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed.” He is now saying that “major, major conflict with North Korea is possible.”
What we are seeing again and again is that Assad is right in saying that Trump is part of the New World Order and Deep State. “As we have seen in the past few weeks,” Assad said, “he changed his rhetoric completely and subjected himself to the terms of the deep American state, or the deep American regime.” Assad damaged the entire Neoconservative/Zionist/New World Order ideology ideology when he said:
“This is what characterizes American politicians: they lie on a daily basis… That’s why we shouldn’t believe what the Pentagon or any other American institution says because they say things which serve their policies, not things which reflect reality and the facts on the ground.
“The United States always seeks to control all the states of the world without exception. It does not accept allies, regardless of whether they are developed states as those in the Western bloc or other states of the world.
“What is happening to Syria, to Korea, to Iran, to Russia, and maybe to Venezuela now, aims at re-imposing American hegemony on the world because they believe that this hegemony is under threat now, which consequently threatens the interests of American economic and political elites.”
 Gavin Rabinowitz, “Liberman says Assad is a ‘butcher’ who must go,” Times of Israel, December 15, 2016; “Israeli Defense Minister: Assad is a butcher who must be removed from power,” Jerusalem Post, December 16, 2016; “Israel wanted Assad gone since start of Syria civil war,” Jerusalem Post, September 17, 2013; “Obama says Assad must go to end Syria civil war,” Times of Israel, November 19, 2015; Steven Mufson, “‘Assad must go’: These 3 little words are huge obstacle for Obama on Syria,” Washington Post, October 19, 2015.
 “Israeli Defense Minister: I prefer ISIS to Iran on our borders,” Newsweek, January 20, 2016; “ISIS fighters regret attacking Israel and have ‘apologized,’ former defense minister says,” Newsweek, April 27, 2017.
 Carlo Strenger, “Netanyahu Owes a Hearty Thanks to ISIS,” Haaretz, February 19, 2015.
 See for example Column Lynch, “Exclusive: Israel Is Tending to Wounded Syrian Rebels,” Foreign Policy, Jun 11, 2014.
 Seymour M. Hersh, “Military to Military,” London Review of Books, January 7, 2016.
 “Fire and Forget: Why Israel is Playing Dumb After Aerial Attack on Damascus,” Sputnik News, April 28, 2017; “Israel shoots down Syrian drone over Golan hours after Damascus airport ‘incident,’” Russia Today, April 27, 2017.
 Peter Nicholas, Paul Vieira, and José de Córdoba, “Why Donald Trump Decided to Back Off Nafta Threat,” Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2017.
 Quoted in Elliot Hannon, “Donald Trump Now Says He’s a “Nationalist and a Globalist,” Slate, April 28, 2017.
 John Cassidy, “Trump’s NAFTA reversal confirms the globalists are in charge—for now,” New Yorker, April 27, 2017.
 Michael Wilner, “My attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed,” Jerusalem Post, April 5, 2017.
 For a recent analysis on some of these issues, see for example Andrei Lankov, “Kim Jong Un Is a Survivor, Not a Madman,” Foreign Policy, April 27, 2017.
 “Trump is puppet of US ‘deep state,’ has no ‘own’ foreign policy – Assad,” Russia Today, April 27, 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, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.