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Derek

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  • The Age of Total War in Syria
    • The Pentagon's 2018 National Defense Strategy, link to defense.gov, declares open conflict with anyone unwilling to accept the demands of the American Empire. For Thomas Hobbes, war obtains in a situation of insecurity when the will to contend is sufficiently known. War need not be a state of constant battle but a situation of radical insecurity where invasion occurs for gain, out of fear and/or for reputation. Total war in Syria is only one example of total war in the world.

  • Countering Turkish Propaganda, Pentagon reports 150 ISIL Killed in Airstrikes
    • Turkey is pushing the Kurds in the NW of Syria into the NE area of Syria, East of the Euphrates river. This Syrian territory, 3.5 times the size of Lebanon, is wanted by the US military to provide an obstacle to China's new silk road project and to block Iran from resupplying Assad and Hezbollah when a wider war breaks out. The longer term geopolitical interests of Turkey and the US military concur despite appearances.

  • Nearly a year after Trump bombed Syria, al-Assad and Russia extend control
    • "East Ghouta is dominated by Saudi Arabia‚Äôs proxy, the Jaysh al-Islam or Army of Islam, hard line fundamentalists who have threatened to massacre Shiites and impose a Wahhabi-like government on Syria, akin to that in Saudi Arabia."
      Is it possible that these fanatics are holding the civilians of East Ghouta hostage for their own ideological purposes?

  • Is Lt.-Gen. Flynn Right that Islam is not a Religion?
    • The main strategist planning the Iraq invasion of 2003 was the atheist, Dr. Wolfowitz, not the Christian fundamentalist, President Bush. The Leo Strauss influenced neocons are atheists who find evangelical militarists useful for the actual fighting just as Saudi political elites find Wahhabism useful for recruiting freedom fighters/terrorists.

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