Of this much we can be certain: President Assad did not “gas his own people.”
Whatever one’s ignorance of the Syrian conflict, even the least well-informed must understand that, at the present juncture, Pres. Assad’s government has all but won it. With Pres. Putin’s assistance, and with a new, supposedly anti-interventionist President in Washington, Pres. Assad would be throwing away victory for ignominious defeat by launching a needless and unprovoked attack upon supposed civilians with supposed chemical agents.
The supposed attack reeks to high heaven of a false flag. ISIS terrorists, without scruples for international law or the lives of civilians, would be altogether nihilistic enough to use chemical weapons. More sinister still is the reality of the involvement of Israeli and “Western” covert forces in the creation, assistance, and possible outright direction of ISIS’s activities. Israel wants Syria as another failed state. If, God forbid, the United States intervenes, it is certain to result in the destruction of civilized Syria, as well as a third bloody defeat for America.
President Trump’s missile strike on Syria gives the appearance of a decisive betrayal of his platform and his base. For years, long before his Presidential aspirations were announced, he had harangued Obama and the Washington establishment in prophetic terms of the folly of their aggressive NeoCon stance against Syria. Everything he said in those tweets from 2013 was completely clear and accurate. Now, it would seem the President has been swayed to forfeit that wisdom in favor of a precipitate plunge into bloody folly.
But is this true? Or is this cruise missile strike an act of political theatre, a connivance with the Russians (and, through them, the Syrians) to attack an essentially empty airbase. “Essentially”: early reports were that there were no casualties, but this has been updated to seven dead. And yet, if this indeed is theatre, we should expect that a death toll would be added in, lest the whole thing appear too suspicious.
If Pres. Trump has made merely an empty feint toward war, and toward challenging Putin, while in fact refusing to be dragged into the conflict and harboring the intention of détente with Russia, then this may indeed all go down as a brilliant move to outflank those who conspire to delegitimize his Presidency with their lunatic “Russia stole the election” false narrative.
However, we must be realistic: we do not know what the President is thinking. And to attack Syria at all gives the impression of a vile fall from grace, and for what–Ivanka showed him pictures of dead babies?
Whatever else may be true, of this be sure: President Assad is not the bad guy here. Syria needs to remain under his leadership. I cannot even imagine how, if Assad were peacefully persuaded to leave, Syria would not fall apart without him. Is he a “dictator”? If so, he seems a a rather benign sort: one who has never harmed the United States, one who protects ethnic and religious minorities in his country, one who bears the brunt of the war against ISIS, a terrorist front which supposedly the entire world loathes and fears.
So if President Assad is forced out, or if the United States escalates its aggression in Syria, then we must accept that President Trump has failed to prove himself the man we elected him to be. I pray that Trump is indeed playing his foes, and that he and Putin will soon reveal their concord and allow the Syrian conflict to expire with Pres. Assad still in charge. We did not elect Trump to “promote democracy” or to save foreign babies (whether harmed or feigned), but to defend the United States by forbidding refugees and Muslims, driving out illegal aliens, building a wall on the border, and vastly curtailing legal immigration. To hell with what is “good for the Jews”. President Assad is good for Europe, good for America, good for Christendom, good for the White race. God bless President Bashar al-Assad.