…by Jonas E. Alexis
The Washington Post has reluctantly acknowledged a few days ago that it is now very difficult to remove Assad from power. This obviously is pregnant with meaning. Israel, as we all know by now, is the main culprit behind the Syrian war. They wanted to overthrow the Assad government since the beginning of time.
Keep also in mind that Israeli officials even called for the assassination of Assad a few months ago. According to the Jerusalem Post, Housing Minister Yoav Galant even declared that “the rule of the Assad regime is the worst since the Nazis in WWII.”
There is no doubt that the Israeli regime has exhausted almost every possibility to get rid of Assad. The conjured lies and fabrications; they said Assad was killing his own people; they said Assad supported terrorism; they told us ad nauseam that Assad used chemical weapons on his own supporters; they saturated the West with fake news; CNN in particular conjured up all kinds of strategies to present completely false narratives about Assad. Shmuley Boteach, America’s famous rabbi, even declared last June that “A Righteous Israel Must Bomb Assad’s Crematoria.” Here is Boteach at his best:
“For more than six years now, Syrian President Bashar Assad has waged a vicious war against his own people.
“So far, nearly half-a-million people have been killed. And according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, at least 207,000 of those were civilians — including 23,000 women and 24,000 children. Ninety-four percent of those civilians were killed by Syria, Iran and Russia. Then there are the 117,000 people who have been detained by Assad — or who have ‘disappeared.’
“These are the grim statistics of Assad’s blood-drenched campaign of self-preservation in Syria. The details of this slaughter are just as disturbing. Assad has launched rockets against civilian centers, used heavy artillery to attack medical centers, besieged and starved entire neighborhoods, dropped exploding kegs of gasoline on noncombatants and used lethal nerve gas against women and children.”
Boteach obviously thinks that summoning categorical hoaxes and frauds in order to invade a sovereign country is legitimate. In fact, the Talmud permits that.
But the simple fact is that Assad is still in power. The lies and fabrications obviously didn’t work, and they Syrian people weren’t fooled by Israel’s manipulation. They unanimously declared that their country was being destroyed by outside forces, namely, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Israel. And people like Boteach can never explain to us why the large population in Syria is till supporting Assad.
Assad is killing men, women and children by the thousands, but those civilians want to keep Assad in power! How can Boteach explain this? Well, there is no explanation because Boteach seems to think that his readers are just stupid and they won’t be able to detect what’s really taking place.
In any event, we can ignore people like Boteach. They cannot reason serious things out precisely because they have deliberately rejected metaphysical reason. Moreover, thanks to Russia, Assad is still thriving. One army official, Special Operations Command chief Army General Raymond Thomas, is even worrying that Russia “could force the US out of Syria.” He said:
“Here’s the conundrum: We are operating in the sovereign country of Syria. The Russians, their stalwarts, their backstoppers have already uninvited the Turks from Syria. We’re a bad day away from the Russians saying, ‘Why are you still in Syria, U.S.?’ If the Russians play that card, we could want to stay and have no ability to do it.”
One can see why many officials are now attacking Vladimir Putin. One can see why they are perpetuating the categorical lie that Putin is persecuting homosexuals:
In any event, we can say with certainty that the Israeli regime will fight harder. They will come up with more ridiculous lies and fabrications. We are expecting them to conjure up new and improved hoaxes because they just won’t give up too easily.
 Greg Jaffe and Adam Entous, “Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow,” Washington Post, July 20, 2017.
 “’Israel wanted Assad gone since start of Syria civil war’ – Syria,” Jerusalem Post, September 17, 2013.
 Anna Ahronheim, “Israeli minister calls for assassination of Syria’s Assad,” Jerusalem Post, May 16, 2017.
 Shmuley Boteach, “A Righteous Israel Must Bomb Assad’s Crematoria,” Algemeiner, June 20, 2017.
 Quoted in Tom O’Connor, “Russian military could force the U.S. out of Syria, army official says,” Newsweek, July 21, 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.