Near the end of Barack Obama’s presidency, his administration made real strides toward ending the carnage that Washington had unleashed in Syria with Mujaheddin 2.0 — arming, coordinating, and supporting ethnosectarian militias in Syria, including some of the world’s most notorious terrorists.
In a show of genuine statesmanship, President Obama and Sec. John Kerry managed to negotiate a credible cease-fire agreement with Moscow and Damascus.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: That cease-fire agreement, painstakingly won, was obliterated by rogue elements in the Pentagon, which the next evening launched the United States’ first-ever air assault on a Syrian military base, killing scores of Syrian soldiers.
The President had negotiated for peace. Neocon warmongers in the Pentagon had circumvented him and scuttled that peace.
This appeal from VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity) offers yet more evidence that the dynamic in Washington, DC, hasn’t changed so much, from Obama to Trump. The same cardinal rule applies: the deep state always reserves the right to unaccountably veto any decision a president makes.
And what the deep state wants is war. And it will not tolerate any effort, even coming from the U.S. government, the Oval Office, to avert that war.
These are the madmen our last several presidents have been alternately enabling and occasionally resisting.
Like President Obama, Donald Trump tried to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria… only to be effectively vetoed by the deep state (false flag op, histrionic media coverage that can’t wait for a little thing like evidence, and bombs away! Suddenly, the MSM finds Trump “presidential”…).
Like Obama, Donald Trump made an effort to end the United States’ policy of providing arms to Washington’s regime-change proxies in Syria, the “moderate rebels,” — al Qaeda, ISIS, and affiliated Salafist militants.
Like Obama, Trump has been subverted by the neocons in his administration and the military, and pressured into reversing himself, so the war can continue indefinitely.
From the VIPS’ memorandum to the President:
“The Israelis, Saudis, and others who want unrest to endure are egging on the insurgents, assuring them that you, Mr. President, will use U.S. forces to protect the insurgents in Idlib, and perhaps also rain hell down on Damascus. We believe that your senior advisers are encouraging the insurgents to think in those terms, and that your most senior aides are taking credit for your recent policy shift from troop withdrawal from Syria to indefinite war…
“The prospect of direct Russian-U.S. hostilities in Syria is at an all-time high. We are not sure you realize that.
“The situation is even more volatile because Kremlin leaders are not sure who is calling the shots in Washington.”
[The same people as always: unaccountable, warmongering fascists. They turned Obama’s tenure into a genocidal, bloodletting mess. They’re determined to do the same with Donald Trump. Both men ran against the neocons as presidential candidates. Both found out in a hurry how impotent an office the presidency really is, when it comes to foreign policy.]