Senior Editor’s Note: Let’s start with the Guardian itself. The premises for the article are fake news, fake narrative, wild rumors and propaganda. This is pure Zionist disinformation and filth and those responsible need to be jailed and punished. The Guardian should, as is normal, be ashamed of itself.
That given, it’s worth a light read to see exactly how gutless slaves working for the Trump ridden Deep State are now handling the public.
There was a time, not long ago, when the US called the shots in the Middle East. But as Russia and its allies prepare a devastating military offensive in Idlib, in north-west Syria, those days are gone. The world’s most powerful nation has spiked its own guns. The once-proud ramparts of Pax Americana have been stormed by America First.
Donald Trump’s warning this week that the US would be “very angry” about slaughter in Idlib underscored American impotence. Angry is not a plan. But Trump has scant leverage. He has ignored diplomatic efforts to end Syria’s seven-year civil war. He has ended support for anti-regime rebels. And he talks of recalling US forces assisting pro-western Kurds.
Trump’s objectives in Syria, in so far as he has a defined policy, are twofold. Firstly, to kill or catch remaining terrorists belonging to Islamic State. Secondly, to curb Iran’s influence by forcing the withdrawal of Revolutionary Guards units and Tehran-controlled Shia militias, as demanded by Israel.
The fate of Idlib’s 3 million civilians, roughly half of whom fled other parts of Syria, is plainly not a Trump priority. UN and aid agency officials suggest tens of thousands may die, and hundreds of thousands may be displaced, as Russian and Syrian forces storm the last rebel stronghold. But Trump’s war is confined to posturing on Twitter.
Russia is running disinformation operations that analysts say may be a screen for new chemical attacks in Idlib. Jim Jeffrey, Trump’s Syria envoy, claimed this week that the US possessed “lots of evidence” that such attacks were being prepared.