ISRAEL STRIKES SYRIA – U.S. JOINS THE FIGHT


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Two weeks ago, Israel’s military chief, Lieutenant-General Amir Kohavi, said if President Biden renewed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal that President Trump abandoned, his nation may take offensive measures against Iran. Kohavi said,
“A return to the 2015 nuclear agreement, or even if it is a similar accord with several improvements, is bad and wrong from an operational and strategic point of view… In light of this fundamental analysis, I have instructed the Israel Defense Forces to prepare a number of operational plans, in addition to those already in place.”
Last Friday, while Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz was blaming Iran for targeting an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman, he declared Israel would take action “almost weekly” in attempts to stop Iranian involvement in Syria. 
Keeping his word, the Syrian government said Israel fired rockets that hit southern portions of Damascus. As we reported in December, Israel had acknowledged they had struck over 500 Syrian targets during 2020.
“Go To War” Biden
In office just over a month, last week, President Biden, America’s Commander in Chief, signed off on airstrikes in Syria, allegedly in response to recent rocket attacks against U.S. personnel and coalition forces in Iraq.
John Kirby, a spokesman from the Pentagon, said Biden ordered the strikes and they successfully destroyed “multiple facilities located at a border control point used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups, including Kata’ib Hezbollah and Kata’ib Sayyid al Shuhada.”
Kirby went on to say, “The operation sends an unambiguous message; President Biden will act to protect American coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate manner that aims to deescalate the overall situation in both Eastern Syria and Iraq.”
No group claimed responsibility for the attacks in the Iraqi Green Zone, and the Pentagon did not name any particular group. Syria condemned the airstrike, calling it a “cowardly and systematic American aggression, for which Damascus vowed consequences.”
Mary Ellen O’Connell, a law professor at Notre Dame who is an expert on the lawful use of force, told the Financial Times that the strikes were “a grave violation of international law” because the initial attack occurred in Iraq and the retaliation was in Syria.
TREND FORECAST: Should the U.S./Israel/Saudi alliance intensify actions against Iran that trigger war, it will be the start of World War III. The implications will be the end of life as we know it.
To understand how quickly it will be started and almost impossible to stop once it does… in a blink of an eye, the entire world changed when politicians marched the masses off to fight the COVID War just one year ago.
The politically mentally insane – power-hungry, narcissistic, pathological lying sociopaths and psychopaths – will kill, rob, and steal to stay in control and rule the masses. 
TRENDPOST: Biden was criticized by politicians from both sides of the aisle after the strikes, and reports pointed to his fierce criticism of former President Trump when he ordered similar strikes. Senator Tim Kaine issued a statement that called for the Biden administration to explain its rationale for the strikes and for “acting without coming to Congress.”
“Offensive military action without congressional approval is not constitutional absent extraordinary circumstances. Congress must be fully briefed on this matter expeditiously,” Kaine said.
It should be noted that while a large base of voters who supported Joe Biden for President are labeled “liberals” and “progressives” who are opposed to unjust foreign entanglements, there was no outcry against his warlike actions against Syria, parts of which the U.S. illegally occupies.
TRENDPOST: Absent in the media or from Congress is the illegality of American troops in Iraq, a nation in which the U.S. invaded, killed over a million Iraqis, and devastated on a war based on lies that Saddam Hussein, its leader, had weapons of mass destruction. 
Moreover, Iraqis who are fighting to drive Americans from their homeland are demeaned by both Washington and the media as “terrorists”… rather than “freedom fighters” who are fighting against foreign occupiers. 
TRENDPOST: In our 26 January article, “BIDEN PRESIDENCY = OBAMA 2021,” we pointed out that defense chief Lloyd Austin occupied a seat on several corporate boards including Raytheon Technologies, one of the country’s largest military contractors. Avril D. Haines, the director of National Intelligence, served as the Deputy National Security Advisor in the Obama administration, which, according to Democracy Now!, authorized drone strikes to “carry out targeted extrajudicial assassinations.”
RT, the state-controlled, international Russian television network, called out CNN’s gushing coverage of the airstrikes. CNN was widely mocked for saying Biden used a “scalpel instead of a sledgehammer,” suggesting the president’s move was some kind of geopolitical masterstroke.
Nick Patton Walsh, the CNN analyst, called the strike “minimally lethal” and “a small signal that the Biden administration is not gun shy.” (It’s not clear how much Walsh knows about recent U.S. history, but it’s worth noting that Biden was one of the most vocal supporters for the U.S. war in Iraq in 2002. Biden is known to not ever shy away from a fight… as long as someone else is doing the fighting.)

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