…..had to update to reflect the recent attack on Syria. Just learned about it after stepping off the plane late last night / early this morning. Will get a wider article up this weekend – sorry to see the development however.
3/31/17 (VERY early)
Here are two news links, the first Russian – the second, Turkish:
They both note that, for the first time since (at least) 2011 – the US will no longer pursue a policy based on the idea that Syria’s elected leader (Assad) MUST be removed from power.
I think this is a VERY positive development since it signals that we are saying that we’ve:
a) decided to pursue a different course of action than the ones taken in several other countries – where the US (and/or others) have destabilized the incumbent governments for one reason or another…..only to unleash Chaos and Misery.
b) decided – even if for only this ONE CONFLICT – to stop trying to be the WORLD POLICE.
US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, also made the same comment yesterday to reporters (they don’t seem to have REPORTED it though….)
Haley stated that:
“Our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out,” Ambassador Nikki Haley told a small group of reporters on Thursday.
“Our priority is to really look at how do we get things done, who do we need to work with to really make a difference for the people in Syria.”
I can’t seem to find a reference to this development in ANY American news source….and I can’t think of ANY good reason why Democrats and Republicans ALIKE wouldn’t agree on this policy shift,
Could it BE that our media is so HELL BENT on unseating this legally elected President (i,e, engaging in Sedition) that they refuse to say ANYTHING good about the administration?
I’m afraid that seems to be the case….
Heck – where’s the POPE on this one?
He’s been telling us how DANGEROUS it is for populism to elect people like Trump…..but here we are stepping back from what was starting to look like the epicenter for World War 3……and reversing policy in regards to our former approach which failed SO OFTEN.
I once had someone tell me that “Integrity” is when you do the right thing – even when no one’s watching.
So regardless of whether or not the media want to take note or not — the change of US Policy in war torn Syria is a Step in the Right Direction – and a small step towards Peace.
The Trump admin looked more like the old Woodrow Wilson team here than the all-too-familiar-New World Order network of bullies – knocking over foreign leaders in the name of Democracy etc.
More of this please!
2 + 2 = 4
Update 3/31/17 ~ 8:30am
I see where Ny Mag has posted the story ….
and they go on to lament that this change in strategy:
a) is a blow to the “moderate rebels” (the ones we were arming … that included Al-Queda)…because that approach has WORKED SO WELL for us
b) HELPS RUSSIA!!!
Yes — we are cooperating with Russia to eliminate ISIS as well — THANKFULLY
I swear,,,,,I think the Trump admin could find the cure for cancer and the headlines would read “TRUMP Eliminates Hundreds of Oncology Jobs!!! (Did Russia make him do it!?!?!?)