This might be the most ominous essay that I've ever written.
It appears that the Trump Administration has decided to use the most ridiculous and transparent lie imaginable to justify a war of regime change with Iran.
Last week German newspaper Köelner Stadt-Anzeiger published an interview with Abu Al Ezz, a commander in the Nusra Front, the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria.
According to Al Ezz, U.S. materiel has been key in turning the tide against Syrian army forces:
What's in a name?
A lot it seems.
Last month American custom agents prevented entry into the country by the founder of the Syrian humanitarian group, White Helmets. He was set to receive a humanitarian award from InterAction, an NGO based in Washington, DC.
However, he had a Muslim name.
Remember the group that killed nearly 3,000 Americans? Remember the rage and anger, and the determination to make sure that we destroy the group to make sure that it never happens again?
If there is ever to be any hope that this forever War on Terror will end, we must first face the reality of the world.
Unfortunately, if this statement is an example, then reality is the last thing on the agenda.
The Syrian civil war is a complicated, convoluted, FUBAR situation.
Without a solution to it, the refugee crisis won't end, the slaughter will continue, and Islamic jihadists will have a safe haven to export their deadly trade.
There has been a lot of talk amongst the chattering classes lately about Obama looking the other way as Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar have been supporting the local al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria against the Assad government. For a long period of time American arms "accidentally" flowed freely into the hands of the radical Islamist jihadis of al-Qaeda and ISIS. Then the "journalism" outlets started to get on board with the program.
It comes out now that Obama has specifically encouraged his "vetted moderates" to cooperate more closely with the Islamists: