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Why Biden is Refusing Relief for Syria After Devastating Earthquakes
The severe loss of life and level of destruction from a series of earthquakes can only be described as devastating in Syria, but the Biden Administration does not care.
The Biden Admin says it has no plans to lift sanctions on Syria after millions were devastated by massive earthquakes this week.
Why? Because Assad is still in power and the Obama-era officials in Washington who failed to overthrow him would rather leave the Syrian people to suffer—again.
The severe loss of life and level of destruction can only be described as devastating in Turkey and Syria, following a series of massive earthquakes that have left thousands dead and tends of thousands injured, with the death toll still expected to rise, as more bodies are pulled from the rubble.
With the horrific reality setting in for the millions of residents who were affected, countries are lining up to show their support by sending aid and assistance.
But for Syria, the US continues to show no mercy. That was made clear by State Department Spokesperson Ned Price, when he was asked if the Biden administration would consider actually helping the Syrian people, instead of continuing to suffocate them with crushing sanctions, and he said it would be “counterproductive” to reach out to the Syrian Government.
Years of propaganda and alleged chemical attacks that turned out to be staged aside… What he’s really saying is that the establishment elite in Washington have a chip on their shoulder about the fact that Bashar Al-Assad is still in power in Syria—despite ALL they have done to try to overthrow him.
And no one knows that better than Ned Price, as he was a key member of the Obama Administration’s National Security Council after years of working for the CIA as an intelligence analyst. He’s one of many, including Joe Biden himself, who have shown time and time again that they do NOT care about the Syrian people… even when their war-torn cities are crumbling after devastating earthquakes.
In fact, of all the countries in which the Obama Administration demonstrated its ruthless, destructive, bomb-driven foreign policy, Syria was one of the worst. When the protests began in 2011, they looked like they had the makings of a classic CIA-inspired color revolution. The media called it an uprising, the start of what they would go on to claim was a “civil war.” And the Obama Administration kicked off their own catchy slogan, “Assad Must Go.”
As with every case, the claim is always that it’s about “Freedom and Democracy” and what the people really want.
But Obama took things a step further… As he signed a secret order in 2012 that gave the CIA and other US-linked agencies the go-ahead to provide support to anyone who supported the overthrow of Assad. Yes, even if those individuals were violent extremists.
But Obama insisted they were just “moderate” rebels, and despite the millions of Dollars the US poured into things like the Syria Train and Equip Program, it was never enough. However, Obama always had an excuse as to why those rebels hadn’t overthrown Assad yet. Take this interview he did in 2014, for example:
Despite all of those excuses, the Obama Administration never had much of an explanation for why this group called ISIS seemed to explode out of nowhere, or why the U.S. was ramping up the bombing of Iraq and Syria—yet ISIS continued on, undefeated.
And who knows how long that would have continued, if Russia hadn’t stepped in to support the Syrian Government in their fight against ISIS in 2015. That support forced the US to back off, over concerns of a direct conflict with Russia. It seems almost ironic now, doesn’t it? But it was yet another reason as to why the US saw Russia as a threat, because they prevented Washington’s planned overthrow from becoming a reality.
While some politicians acknowledged that the US needed to back off, focus on matters at home, and let Syria and Russia take care of ISIS, Donald Trump came into office and ended the funding for the CIA’s Obama-era program training so-called “moderate Syrian rebels” in 2017. Of course, it should come as no surprised that the Washington Post tried to argue that Trump only did it because Russia wanted him to.
And despite moves to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, Trump made it VERY clear that he didn’t order ALL of the troops to leave, and there was one key reason why:
"We've secured the oil and, therefore, a small number of US Troops will remain in the area. Where they have the oil. And we're going to be protecting it, and we'll be deciding what we're going to do with it in the future," Trump said.
If the U.S. isn’t making illegal profits off of another country’s natural resources, are they even really trying to bring them Freedom and Democracy?
Not surprisingly, Joe Biden left those policies in place when he came into office in 2021. And just like that, the truth about U.S. foreign policy towards Syria went from being a conspiracy theory that would get you silenced by Big Tech, to a reality that is acknowledged by many.
But that acknowledgement will never undo the damage that has been done in Syria, or the pain that had been endured by the civilians who have spent years living in fear of the days of clear blue skies and the U.S. bombs they may bring.
In 2018, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that more than half a million people had been killed in the last seven years, due to the war. It’s also estimated that more than 13 Million Syrians were displaced, with nearly 7 million refugees fleeing to other countries. That includes Turkey, where the south-eastern region that that was hit by the massive earthquakes this week was filled with millions of Syrian refugees.
After visiting Syria in November of last year, a top UN Expert on human rights issued a plea to the West, to drop their sanctions against Syria – noting that 90 percent the population was living below the poverty line, with limited access to food, water, electricity, shelter, cooking and heating fuel, transportation and healthcare.
As you can imagine, that was just made even worse by this week’s earthquakes. And yet, while the West refused to offer aid to anyone but the Al-Qaeda-linked White Helmets in Syria, Independent Journalist Vanessa Beeley noted that it’s countries like Russia, Iran, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Iraq that are stepping in to help.
But not the United States. A reminder that the elite in Washington are so bitter that despite all of their money, resources and propaganda, they weren’t able to force the civilians of Syria to bend to their will, that they would rather leave them to suffer right now. Because it was never really about what was best for the people—and that’s something everyone should be talking about.