U.S. Says It Is No Longer Interested In Forcing Assad To Step Down; Focused On ISIS Instead

By Brandon Turbeville

After showing signs of ratcheting up the Obama war policy against Syria and the government of Bashar al-Assad, the U.S. government has released an official statement that has shocked many on both the pro-Syria and opposition sides. According to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, the United States is no longer concerned with forcing Assad to leave power and instead will be focused on “defeating ISIS.”

“You pick and choose your battles and when we’re looking at this, it’s about changing up priorities and our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out,” she told a small group of reporters.

“Do we think he’s a hindrance? Yes. Are we going to sit there and focus on getting him out? No,” she said. “What we are going to focus on is putting the pressure in there so that we can start to make a change in Syria.”

“We can’t necessarily focus on Assad the way that the previous administration did,” she added. “Our priority is to really look at how do we get things done, who do we need to work with to really make a difference for the people in Syria.”

On Thursday in Ankara, Tillerson stated that the future of the Syrian government “will be decided by the Syrian people.”

Haley and Tillerson’s remarks, while not a disavowal of the plan to destroy Syria, are at least a step in the right direction, small as they may be. Yet they have also drawn hysteria and shrieking whines from the usual quarters, most notably John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and the Washington Post. Neither McCain’s nor Graham’s words are worth reprinting since they contain no substance and only repeat the tired claims of “Assad killing his own people” and that Russia and Iran are killing civilians and that allowing Assad to stay in power might hurt the morale of al-Qaeda. McCain laughably claimed that failing to prevent Assad from killing terrorists will lead to terrorist attacks on the United States. Graham simply lamented the lack of war with Syria, Iran, and Russia.

The Washington Post also ran a typical op-ed by Jennifer Rubin with the headline: “Team Trump doubles down on Obama’s horrendous betrayal of Syria.” Rubin’s perspective is represented as the conservative opinion, notably identical to the liberal opinion, since both are convulsing and frothing at the mouth to go ahead with an invasion of Syria despite the fact that it might cause a nuclear holocaust.

While the American position towards the Syrian government seems to be improving slightly, it is also noteworthy to point out that the United States has openly been assisting in the creation of a Kurdistan inside Syria, an essential element of the federalization of Syria as described by U.S. politicians, strategists, and corporate-financier think tanks. Perhaps now, with the West moving forward in its carving up of the country, Assad’s presence can be tolerated.

Still, it is our hope that the United States is finally beginning to use reason and is coming to the conclusion that the entire Syrian affair was an act of foolishness at best.

Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.

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9 Comments on "U.S. Says It Is No Longer Interested In Forcing Assad To Step Down; Focused On ISIS Instead"

  1. Chances are we will partition off a Northern section of Syria and leave Assad in power in the Southern section. All we wanted was the pipeline routes anyway. We will use our own ally, ISIS, in order to get this deed done.

  2. the United States is no longer concerned with forcing Assad to leave power and instead will be focused on “defeating ISIS.”

    Please .. Fight Isis … ? Isis had 6 yrs of thriving under the war on terrorism.

    they can’t get Assad out now so they turned on splitting Syria and iraq. Then Assad out.

    Mosul may just be cleared for this very purpose.

  3. If you believe the title of this article, then hell is freezing over. STOP ISIS, all the US has to do is to stop funding them

    • – might also require US leadership to stop misusing the USMilitary to assist Judaism´s terrorist leaders to remove Arabs from the territory of former Mesopotamia, which they want to take over and rename, “Israel”.

  4. Have we finally changed course on Syria or is this another ploy? Tillerson says the focus is destroying ISIS not getting rid of Assad. We shall see…Israel is bombing Syrian military so I find this hard to believe.
    “Our most cherished ally” working at cross purposes with our objective….how can that be in our interest? Or are we saying one thing and doing another by using Israel as our attack dog? War by proxy is a worn out UNSUCCESSFUL tactic….extremely unpopular with American citizens to boot.

    As long as Israel continues to attack Assad —-Tillerson is spitting into the wind.

    • – past time for US leadership to stop supporting the terrorism of the leaders of Judaism, who fraudulently named the UN land-grant of 1948, “Israel”. Their recently announced housing project in the occupied territory of Syria should be stopped. Their American F-16s that invade Syria deserve to be shot down and the airbases from which they take-off, destroyed.

    • I say yes, saying one thing while doing another. WHAT else could we expect?keith

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