Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Swamp’s Neocon Crocodiles Want Trump to Continue Obama’s War in Syria


Swamp’s Neocon Crocodiles Want Trump to Continue Obama’s War in Syria

By Julio Severo
On April 3, U.S. President Donald Trump said about the U.S. military presence in Syria, “I want to get out, I want to bring our troops back home, I want to start rebuilding our nation.”
“Saudi Arabia is very interested in our decision,” Trump noted. “I said, ‘Well, if you want us to stay maybe you’ll have to pay.’”
Trump’s decision was clear and public: He wanted to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and that he would only keep them there if Saudi Arabia bore all expenses.
Yet, by Sunday he changed his mind. After an alleged gas attack by the Syrian government on Syrian civilians on April 7 (conveniently, just four days after Trump’s decision), Trump decided that it was time to go to war on Syria.
Trump seems to ignore the “conveniences” of the gas attack and the possibility that Saudi Muslims and Islamic rebels orchestrated it.
John McCain and Lindsey Graham, the two leading neocons in the U.S. Congress, rejoiced over a prospective war on Syria.
In 2016, McCain and Graham opposed Trump, who as a candidate campaigned against pushes to embrace a policy of Cold War confrontation with Russia and a U.S. war with Syria.
At last, has Trump embraced the neocon pushes?
There is a pattern of U.S. military interventions in other nations. First, there is an alleged attack by a government on its own people, and the U.S. intervenes to “help” the people and to bring “democracy.” Just four days after Trump said that he wanted to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, allegedly the Syrian government, which has fought hard against ISIS and the Obama-backed Islamic rebels for 7 long years, made a gas attack — just to have Trump to continue Obama’s war in Syria!
The Syrian civil war was provoked by Obama jointly with Saudi Arabia. Both founded and armed ISIS, the largest modern machine of genocide of Christians.
Trump himself said in 2016 that “Obama is the founder of ISIS.”
So how did Trump want in April 3 Saudi Arabia, Obama’s biggest partner in the genocide of Syrian Christians, funding American troops in Syria? To continue in Syria what Obama started? Wherever Syria fought ISIS, it was destroyed. Wherever the U.S. and its Saudi allies fought ISIS in Syria, ISIS was liberated.
Trump’s duty was to immediately withdraw all American troops from Syria, apologize to Syria for Obama’s crimes, and make reparations to Syria for all of Obama’s crimes committed in the name of the U.S. government.
It is shameful that after his anti-Islamic speeches in 2016, Trump keeps treating, just as Obama did, Saudi Arabia as an ally, forgetting that the biggest terrorist attack on the United States was committed by Saudi Muslims.
Obama had no shame to partner with Saudi dictators. Unfortunately, Trump has given continuity to Obama’s lack of shame.
The carnage of Christian Syrians began with Obama to serve the interests of Saudi Muslims. America has for decades been at the service of Saudi Arabia. America needs urgently to protect her own borders, but she is too busy protecting Saudi interests and borders. How shameful, my God!
Bush and Obama were neocons’ puppets. Now it is Trump’s turn.
Trump had promised in 2016 to drain the swamp. Now the swamp’s neocon crocodiles have drained from him all trace of opposition to the neocon ambitions and empire.
So if Obama did little to please neocons in Syria — even though thousands of Christians were slaughtered by Saudi-backed ISIS —, is Trump going to do much more to please neocons, who were disgusted at him in 2016, but who now love him?
Monday (April 9), a prominent U.S. evangelical leader published a Facebook post decrying the gas attack in Syria and asking prayers for the U.S. troops in Syria. I answered him:
“You should point that it is not the first time the U.S. uses an alleged attack to make a military intervention. In fact, Trump abundantly condemned Obama for intervening in Syria. Trump said that Obama created ISIS. Thousands of Christians were slaughtered by ISIS because of Obama’s military meddling in Syria. And U.S. troops, since Obama, are illegally in Syria. They should leave! The chemical attack probably was made by CIA and Obama’s Islamic rebels. You certainly know it! Do not let the honor of knowing Trump making you blind to Obama’s crimes now supported by Trump. Be a prophetic voice that is not afraid of losing opportunities to meet Trump. Speak up! Mother Theresa spoke against abortion in the presence of President Bill Clinton and she had never again an opportunity to meet him. Do not be afraid! Trump needs to be confronted by a courageous testimony! Yes, I am praying. I am praying that God stop U.S. military meddling, under Obama and Trump, that eventually results in Christian carnage. The U.S. government is under neocon control. May Jesus Christ break this demonic stronghold in the U.S. government!”
“If by your invitation we Christians should pray for the alleged well-being of U.S. troops illegally in Syria who are using illegal violence in Syria, a moral question: should we Christians pray for the alleged well-being of illegal immigrants who are involved in illegal violence in the U.S.?”
It is a very hard point, but it is a point. U.S. troops in Syria are not guarding U.S. borders. They are guarding Saudi interests. They are not protecting U.S. patriotism and nationalism. They are protecting and advancing the Saudi version of Islamic terror.
My friend William J. Murray, who has been working very hard to help persecuted Christians in Syria and Iraq, has told that the U.S. has 800 military bases around the world. Yet, the U.S. is unable to guard its own borders. This makes no sense. A nation guards its own borders. An empire keeps bases around the world. The U.S. government is not behaving as a nation; it is behaving as an empire that does not care about the U.S. borders, because its only concern is to deploy and use U.S. troops for unending unpatriotic wars in the borders of other nations.
Because Bush was a pro-life Protestant, I supported him even in the Iraq War, because I thought that if all the Left attacked him on every point, I had a responsibility to support him in every point. But after seeing the carnage of Christians in the trail of Bush’s War against Iraq, which was also condemned by Trump, I learnt that even though a U.S. president is a pro-life evangelical, he should not be supported when he submits himself to neocons and their wars.
May U.S. conservative evangelicals do for Trump what they never did for Bush: to confront him over wars that advance the neocons’ agenda and provoke blood shedding of Christians.
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