Can’t We Just Leave Syria Alone?

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    'Can’t We Just Leave Syria Alone?
    written by ron paul
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    Assad was supposed to be gone already. President Obama thought it would be just another “regime change” operation and perhaps Assad would end up like Saddam Hussein or Yanukovych. Or maybe even Gaddafi. But he was supposed to be gone. The US spent billions to get rid of him and even provided weapons and training to the kinds of radicals that attacked the United States on 9/11.

    But with the help of his allies, Assad has nearly defeated this foreign-sponsored insurgency.

    The US fought him every step of the way. Each time the Syrian military approached another occupied city or province, Washington and its obedient allies issued the usual warnings that Assad was not liberating territory but was actually seeking to kill more of his own people.

    Remember Aleppo, where the US claimed Assad was planning mass slaughter once he regained control? As usual the neocons and the media were completely wrong. Even the UN has admitted that with Aleppo back in the hands of the Syrian government hundreds of thousands of Syrians have actually moved back. We are supposed to believe they willingly returned so that Assad could kill them?

    The truth is Aleppo is being rebuilt. Christians celebrated Easter there this spring for the first time in years. There has been no slaughter once al-Qaeda and ISIS’ hold was broken. Believe me, if there was a slaughter we would have heard about it in the media!

    So now, with the Syrian military and its allies prepare to liberate the final Syrian province of Idlib, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again warns the Syrian government against re-taking its own territory. He Tweeted on Friday that: “The three million Syrians, who have already been forced out of their homes and are now in Idlib, will suffer from this aggression. Not good. The world is watching.”

    President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton, has also warned the Syrian government that the US will attack if it uses gas in Idlib. Of course, that warning serves as an open invitation to rebels currently holding Idlib to set off another false flag and enjoy US air support.

    Bolton and Pompeo are painting Idlib as a peaceful province resisting the violence of an Assad who they claim just enjoys killing his own people. But who controls Idlib province? President Trump’s own Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, Brett McGurk, said in Washington just last year that, “Idlib province is the largest al-Qaeda safe-haven since 9/11, tied to directly to Ayman al Zawahiri, this is a huge problem.”

    Could someone please remind Pompeo and Bolton that al-Qaeda are the bad guys?


    After six years of a foreign-backed regime-change operation in Syria, where hundreds of thousands have been killed and the country nearly fell into the hands of ISIS and al-Qaeda, the Syrian government is on the verge of victory. Assad is hardly a saint, but does anyone really think al-Qaeda and ISIS are preferable? After all, how many Syrians fled the country when Assad was in charge versus when the US-backed “rebels” started taking over?

    Americans should be outraged that Pompeo and Bolton are defending al-Qaeda in Idlib. It’s time for the neocons to admit they lost. It is time to give Syria back to the Syrians. It is time to pull the US troops from Syria. It is time to just leave Syria alone!'

    Can’t We Just Leave Syria Alone?


    As usual on foreign policy...Ron Paul gets it right and the neocons (and almost whichever POTUS is in power be it Clinton, GWB, Obama or Trump), get it wrong.
     
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    Trump does not want Assad removed from office...it would cause total chaos and mayhem....signaling we will not take sides as long as Assad and Putin behave regarding civilians was a smart move....
    Ron Paul is old and when he was young he was a tick off center so take his words with skepticism....
     
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    Syria, ready the third phase of Operation Round Up against Isis at Deir Ezzor

    In the south west of Syria the Daesh militiamen, defeated at Yarmouk Basin, are trying to flee to Israel and Jordan. However with terrible results
    Meanwhile, the Isis militiamen in the south west of Syria – after the defeat at Yarmouk Basin against the army of Damascus (SAA) – tried to flee towards Israel and Jordan. And doing so to force the armies of the two countries to intervene to eliminate the various groups of the Islamic State which had crossed the border. In the first case the Daesh jihadists infiltrated in the Golan Heights, going beyond the “Alpha Line”, but an air fighter of the Jewish Country eliminated them. In the second, the Tenth Battalion of the Border Guard of Amman stopped and eliminated a group of fundamentalists in the quadrant of Aqaba, forcing the rest to retreat to Syria. The IS is left with only three pockets of resistance in the middle eastern country: one at Deir Ezzor, east of the Euphrates, one in the Badia desert and the last at Suweida.
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    September 3: Operation Roundup targets Daesh remnants > U.S. Central Command > Press Release View

    SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of Daesh in designated parts of Iraq and Syria.


    Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of Daesh in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi-Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.



    Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces' operations are exerting pressure on Daesh senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling Daesh organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.



    Operation Roundup will continue to target Daesh remnants as the Coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of Daesh to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from Daesh's terrorist threat.





    ISIS is on the ropes and is nearly gone............only a matter of time for most of those still alive to join the rest...........
     

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