I wanted to draw out the thrust of my last post ‘The Sham of Democracy’, in which elections were criticised as being “largely meaningless.” While this remains accurate, a more complete picture requires some nuance to be added. Elections are largely meaningless, but this is different from them being completely meaningless. Because it is the… Continue reading Caveating Criticism of Democracy
After President Trump accused ‘Animal Assad’ of committing another chemical weapons attack, a fresh media clamour for Western intervention in Syria began. But is the President falling for another false flag? One year ago President Assad was universally condemned for his alleged chemical weapons attack, and President Trump responded by launching 57 symbolic cruiser missile… Continue reading America lurches closer to a new war in Syria
By Patrick J. Buchanan, January 18, 2018: The war for dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria — with NATO allies America and Turkey on opposing sides. Turkey is moving armor and troops south to Syria’s border enclave of Afrin, occupied by Kurds, to drive them… Continue reading A US-Turkish Clash in Syria?
The propaganda of war is something to behold. Back in April, the world branded Bashar Al- Assad a human rights abuser of the worst sort in purportedly using chemical weapons. And under this near- universally held pretext, interventionists cheered on Trump’s impulsive missile strikes into Syria. While it is thankful a greater world war was… Continue reading US Now Admits Syrian “Rebels” Have Used Chemical Weapons
After the West recklessly give birth to Islamic State and then dealt with the consequences both abroad and in our ancestral homelands, anti- Islamists as well as principled conservatives longed for a US President who would end this unmitigated disaster. In response America elected a bombastic, unconventional politician in the form of Donald Trump, whose… Continue reading Trump Ends Program to Train Syrian Rebels
The unsavory figures supporting Trump’s strike in Syria are plentiful, as are the depths of Trump’s broken promises. Wouldn’t it be great if Trump could become Trump again?
And many, many more will likely follow. I cannot understate how disastrous and foolish President Trump’s recent attacks in Syria were and should they continue, he will doom his Presidency to failure. The Independent, Andrew Griffin, April, 7, 2017: Many of Donald Trump’s most prominent fans have abandoned him after his decision to launch air strikes… Continue reading Donald Trump’s biggest fans desert him over Syria air strikes
Here at the Aussie Conservative Blog, I have staunchly supported Donald Trump’s Presidency thus far. However, Trump’s recent actions in Syria are blatantly reckless, and woefully contradict the foreign policy promises he once made. For now, we cannot be sure whether Trump’s strike in Syria was a simple retaliatory act, or whether it will signal the… Continue reading Sen. Rand Paul Opposes Trump Airstrikes in Syria: ‘The United States Was Not Attacked’
I have great doubts over whether the recent chemical weapon attack in Syria, was actually committed by the Assad regime. Further, one of the more recent articles from Conservative Tree House, seems to add weight to these suspicions. Conservative Tree House, by Sundance, April 4, 2017: We’ve covered the hidden story of manipulation within Syria… Continue reading President Trump Has It Wrong on Syria – Assad Did NOT Use Chemical Weapons – Deep State Neo Cons Misleading the President…
Just when you thought that mainstream media coverage of the Syrian civil war had reached its lowest ebb, things took a drastic turn for the worse. This was seen in the media’s salivating over a meeting between a 7 year old girl from Aleppo famous for her tweeting about the Syrian conflict, and the Turkish… Continue reading Aleppo twitter girl meets with the Turkish President?
Some say that Islamic doctrine is incompatible with Australian culture and laws. I tend to agree. “Hizb- ut Tahrir organises rally in Sydney’s west to protest bloodshed in Aleppo”, news.com, 21 December, 2016: AN EXTREMIST religious group held a rally in Sydney’s west last night, in which repeated calls were made for global Islamic rule. The… Continue reading Hizb- ut Tahrir rallies in Sydney
Pat Buchanan is right on the money here and President- elect Trump could do worse than listen to this good advice. “Lessons of Aleppo- for Trump”, Pat Buchanan, December 15, 2016: In this world, it is often dangerous to be an enemy of the United States, said Henry Kissinger in 1968, but to be a friend… Continue reading Lessons of Aleppo — for Trump
Patrick Cockburn writes for The Independent: The Iraqi army, backed by US-led airstrikes, is trying to capture east Mosul at the same time as the Syrian army and its Shia paramilitary allies are fighting their way into east Aleppo. An estimated 300 civilians have been killed in Aleppo by government artillery and bombing in the… Continue reading Why Everything You’ve Read About Syria and Iraq Could Be Wrong
Featured image: Raqqa, Syria. (Reuters/Stringer) Is a genocide occurring in territories controlled by ISIS? The answer seems to be emphatically, categorically – yes. Minorities in Syria and Iraq, of which there are many, have been threatened on all sides by the rise of Islamist extremists. As the British MP David Alton said in an article almost two years ago, ‘the world… Continue reading Genocide is being committed in the Middle East. Why has Britain not acknowledged it?
In the past few days, Saudi Arabia has begun to send troops to its military base in Turkey, in preparation for a potential ground invasion of Syria. The Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir has made clear they aim to eliminate Al- Assad from Syrian leadership, in stating; “There will be no Bashar- Al Assad in the future”.… Continue reading Saudi Arabia wants to go in to Syria