My Syria report #2: How to outsource a war
"War by proxy" is becoming a more and more frequently-used phrase here in Syria. The American military-industrial complex is now out-sourcing their war.
Assad might have been a bit too enthusiastic in the past about suppressing dissidence. But please be aware that the inquisionist crazies and Al Qaeda freaks that have tried to invade Syria are so very much worse. Syrians weren't totally behind Assad before the invasion -- but they certainly are now, thanks to America's military-industrial complex. Eisenhower warned us about the complex. He shoulda warned the Syrians too.
Are you going to believe the same people who lied to us about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction – or a mother-superior Christian nun?
PPS: In Homs, those nasty American-sponsored jihadists blew up a historic old Christian church -- only to find an even older church lay buried under the newer church's foundations. Built in 59 AD, this older church might actually been visited by the Apostles and Saint Paul himself. And these Taliban wannabes were happily trying to blow this older church up too. But apparently they got distracted by trying to break up the bones of some nearby Christian saints' relics -- and the old church was saved!
PPPS: I never did get to meet President Assad. "Apparently he has to keep his eye out for being assassinated by drones," one journalist explained to me as to why Assad hadn't come to the Dama Rose hotel. But still...I could have worn my cool "Berkeley High Water Polo Team" T-shirt that I had swiped from my daughter Ashley. I'm sure Assad would have been quite impressed.