I am not an authority on the Middle East (M.E.), but close. Here is what I've seen concerning Syria. Syria, like Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and Lebanon, had a society that functioned for them. And they also had a ton of natural resources. In 2008, Israel bombed Syria because they 'thought Syria had nukes.' Israel got into no trouble.
The U.S., Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar want a natural gas line through that area. For example, Damasks, in Syria, is along that gas road. These nations want a natural gas line through Syria to damage Putin's gas contracts in Europe. Then 'rebels' came into Syria to get people riled up a few years ago. I don't think they were to 'rile' up people but to take over Syria. Down with the government!! Down with the Establishment!! These 'rebels' were not Syrian. They came from other nations such as Africa. Bused-in rebels from places like Rebels R US. These very rebels are still riling up trouble in the Middle East. Same as with Liberal protests in N.Y. in the 90s being sponsored by Communists.
Interestingly, these rebels are doing nothing to Israel, who murdered women and children in Lebanon. Israel, who murder Palestinians. Since Syria did nothing when Israel bombed them in 2008, don't you kind of think Israel is behind all this chaos in the M.E.? This is the same as when Kissinger told Nixon to look the other way as Israel gathered nukes and aircraft. Israel is responsible for all the M.E. Chaos. If you look at the facts, it will tell you the truth.
When I watched on TV tonight that Assad was killing his own people, I did not believe it. It doesn't make sense. But then, sense is not what all this killing in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya is about...it is about money, natural resources. It's about making Israel safe.
Today a barrel of oil is less then $40 a barrel, but instead of paying $1.50 or less at the pumps, we are paying $2.97. After WWII, a cap was put on the price of a barrel of oil until the 1970s of $45 a gallon. Gas was 15-25 cents a gallon until that cap was lifted. Do the math. It doesn't make sense.
Didn't Iran just make a huge oil deal with China? And isn't Iran going to sell oil to Israel? Might that stop a war over Iran? And aren't they all trading aircraft? According to End Of The American Dream web site, “If the U.S. showed support for the Israeli attack (on Iran), that would greatly discourage his anti-war supporters from going to the polls. If the U.S. did not show support for the Israeli attack, Obama would potentially lose many of the Jewish voters that he desperately needs in swing states such as Florida.” Wonder which candidate supports destroying Iran? Maybe Jeb Bush? We know Trump won't bomb them. And we know a bombing will tick Rick Steves (travel show) off because he now sees the lies the U.S. puts out there about Iran.
And when Obama wanted that Arm Sgt. Bowe Bergdhl by the Taliban in Afghanistan so badly, he was traded for five 'terrorists.' Why did Obama want him and why did those five 'terrorists' go to Qatar for a year and where are they now?
Remember how I mentioned Lebanon earlier? Just now, on Russia Today News, they said 'rebels' are destroying Beirut, Lebanon, and killing women and children. And 'someone' is using Sarin gas to murder women and children in Syria. Although they are trying to blame Assad, we know it is the 'rebels.'
Thanks to the U.S. and U.N. backing the rebels, people from these war-torn nations are fleeing from Africa and Sudan and the Middle East to Greece, Macedonia, Jordan, France, Italy and NO ONE wants them, especially not Israel. Nice job, US. And kudos for giving Jews Palestinian land in 1948 that started this mess.
If you haven't noticed, the media is lying to us. Just research for yourself. And when you find the truth, what will you do?