He was already getting an object lesson in just how dirty and slimy the swamp was that he vowed to drain during his campaign: Reports that his campaign was spied on by Obama’s FBI and Justice Department, over the hoax of ‘Russian collusion,’ had just broken, and it wouldn’t be long before his administration’s first political casualty, Michael Flynn, would be forced to resign.
But through it all, the one constant foreign policy that President Trump pursued was peace. He also campaigned on bringing American troops home from the “endless wars” in Iraq, Afghanistan, and even Syria. And while he succeeded in his pledge to defeat the ISIS caliphate, ultimately he was unsuccessful in bringing American men and women in uniform home completely from those endless wars.
And why? Because the deep state’s military-industrial complex didn’t want that, and so Trump was cajoled and lied to in order to keep U.S. forces deployed where they’d been for decades, which was just exactly what Joe Biden’s deep state handlers wanted.
During his tenure Trump did oversee wars but he didn’t start any new ones; he did manage to bring some peace to the Middle East and eastern Europe; he managed to bring home some troops. And he did use force on occasion, when it was necessary and in our country’s legitimate interests, including in Syria, twice.
And yet, his two strikes killed fewer people than Joe Biden’s first Syrian strike just last week (and not even two months in office), as Big League Politics reports:
President Joe Biden has surpassed President Trump’s body-count for US involvement in Syria’s bloody and seemingly endless civil war-killing more people in one batch of airstrikes than were killed in both of Trump’s military actions targeting Syrian government forces in the country in 2017 and 2018.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has indicated that 22 pro-Assad militia fighters were killed in the airstrike, which reportedly struck three trucks after they crossed the Iraq-Syria border. The airstrikes were staged in response to missile attacks that killed an international contractor and injured US military service members earlier this month, with the Biden administration pointing to Iranian backing of Shia militias in both Iraq and Syria.
Trump first struck Syrian government facilities in 2017, in response to Damascus’ illegal use of chemical weapons against its own people. The death toll from that attack is estimated at between none and 16 deaths. Trump struck Syria again targeting scientific and alleged chemical munitions facilities; no one was killed in that attack, though the Syrian government said a half-dozen soldiers were wounded. (Related: Pentagon says military does not have resources for “urban combat” in dystopian “megacities”.)
But what’s more telling is that Biden has been lightening fast in returning to the bad old days of America’s love affair with Middle East interventionism. Trump literally spent four years trying to extricate American forces from Iraq and Syria — and greatly reduced our footprints there — while doing the same in Afghanistan. Yet it took Biden’s handlers 24 hours to send U.S. forces back into Syria and less than six weeks to launch new military strikes there.
Why? What are America’s national security interests in Syria or, for that matter, Iraq? Trump made the country energy independent (though Biden is trying to undo that, too, with executive orders) so we don’t even need to be there anymore in any enduring capacity.
China is our biggest threat moving forward, and yet the Biden regime has already begun appeasing them.
Democrats — not Republicans — are the new ‘war party,’ but they are fighting the wrong battles, as usual.
See more reporting like this at NationalSecurity.news.