Monday, March 13, 2017

Syria Condemns Invasion of U.S. Troops in Its Territory


Syria Condemns Invasion of U.S. Troops in Its Territory

By Julio Severo
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said U.S. forces in Syria are invaders because they were there, since Obama, without government permission. 
He also said that he has yet to see anything concrete from President Donald Trump regarding his campaign promise to defeat Islamic State.
While Trump talks about fighting ISIS, Syria is actually fighting ISIS and several Islamic terrorist groups, including rebels backed, since Obama, by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
Assad, in an interview with Chinese TV station Phoenix, said he is open for cooperation with Trump, but that Trump has not shown the same openness. The Russian military presence in Syria fighting ISIS has the full permission and cooperation from the Syrian government.
Assad said Trump’s campaign pledge to prioritize the defeat of Islamic State had been “a promising approach” but added: “We haven’t seen anything concrete yet regarding this rhetoric.”
Asked about a deployment of U.S. forces near the northern Syrian city of Manbij, Assad said: “Any foreign troops coming to Syria without our invitation… are invaders.”
The U.S.-led coalition has been attacking Islamic State in Syria for several years, since Obama. Obama’s attacks against ISIS never produced any positive results, especially for Syrian Christians, who have been the main victims of this Islamic terrorist group.
Yet, why should Trump imitate Obama and his antidemocratic interventions in foreign territories?
If Trump wants to fight ISIS in Syria, he needs the official permission from the Syrian government. Obama and his warmongering State Secretary Hillary Clinton never sought such permission. Obama just invaded and deployed his troops in Syria without any permission. In fact, according to Trump himself, Obama created ISIS.
Is the U.S. government at the service of Islamic terrorism? After all, by the U.S. laws, he who aides and abets a terrorist group is an accomplice of terrorism. And if ISIS is responsible for the genocide of Christians in Syria and Iraq, did Obama make the U.S. government an accomplice of the genocide of those Christians?
Why is not Obama judged for making the U.S. government an accomplice of genocide of Christians?
So, considering that Trump has already acknowledged that ISIS was created by Obama, it would be appropriate for Trump to apologize, on behalf of the U.S. government, to the Syrian government and people for the U.S. actions, under Obama, that made havoc in Syria and sacrificed its Christian population. The U.S. has a moral obligation to apologize to Syria, not mentioning making reparations.
If Trump wants to help Syrian Christians persecuted by the ISIS, his first step is to revoke his ban on Syria, or at least on Syrian Christians. On behalf of the U.S. government, Trump should apologize to them for Obama’s actions against them, especially by creating ISIS. The U.S. has a moral obligation to help and shelter Syrian Christians, including with reparations.
About actions against ISIS, Trump should do what Obama never did: ask permission from the Syrian government. Whether you agree or not with a government, this is not an excuse for you to invade this country, especially if wicked actions of your government made havoc in the nation you intend to invade.
Or Trump can support Russian efforts in Syria to defeat ISIS.
I have fully supported Trump’s actions to protect the U.S. borders from invaders. He has a right to protect his nation and people wishing to enter the U.S. need the proper permission. Yet, if Trump wants no invaders in his nation, he should not invade any nation.
Most 9/11 terrorists were Saudis. Even so, the U.S. has never invaded Saudi Arabia. On the contrary, last month, the Trump administration sent the CIA director to reward Saudi Arabia for fighting Islamic terror.
So to Saudi Arabia, which helped the U.S. government under Obama create ISIS, the Trump administration grants a crazy award, and to Syria, which was a victim of ISIS, does the Trump administration grant bans and military invasions? By far, this is not fair! This is craziness. This is sheer injustice.
If Trump wants to invade Saudi Arabia, with or without permission, I understand. If Trump wants to ban Saudi travelers and immigrants, I understand. But I do not understand his action against Syria. These actions are similar to Obama’s actions.
Syria, especially its Christians, is waiting an official apology from the U.S. government for its military invasions, since Obama, in its territory and for the creation of ISIS.
Recently, Trump invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to visit the White House. Conservative U.S. President Ronald Reagan would never have done it. In fact, Reagan never invited the leader of Palestinians for anything and he threatened to boycott his presence even at the United Nations. If Trump can invite an Islamic Palestinian leader fighting Israel, why cannot he invite Assad to offer apologies and reparations and, especially, offer assistance to his fight against ISIS?
If Obama gave military assistance to ISIS and Islamic rebels fighting Assad and the Syrian Christian population, why cannot Trump offer military assistance to Assad and the Syrian Christian population? Is not this fair enough?
Syria, especially its Christians, has been a victim of a wicked U.S. interventionism. Syria, especially its Christians, deserves an apology, not a ban.
Syria, especially its Christians, deserves U.S. military assistance against ISIS and Islamic rebels who received military assistance from Obama.
Even though Syria has one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, my spiritual connection, as an evangelical, is with evangelical Christians in the United States, and I appreciate that Trump has been advised by several good evangelical and charismatic leaders.
I hope and pray that these good advisers encourage Trump to apologize to Syrian Christians and impose a ban on Saudi Arabia, instead of Syrian Christians.
I am not a Trump adviser, but if allowed to offer an advice, as a conservative evangelical Christian, these are my words.
With information from DailyMail.
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