So Donald Trump launched strikes on Syria. According to Trump, “perfect,” airstrikes took place on 4.14.18. This response to reports (I say reports because the international Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had not yet had a chance to investigate when Trump, May, and Macron had decided it was time to blow shit up) of a chemical attack in Douma, Syria carried out by the Assad regime. Dozens were reportedly killed.
The corporate media has been beating the war drum for a while now regarding this issue. Why? Because in every armed conflict there’s a lot of money to be made. And this is the only concern of the ruling elite in the United States.
The crux of the problem is that when Trump had decided to launch the strike neither he nor the media were certain that the attack had even occurred as reported. And for those second-amendment loving constitution fanatics out there, his order wasn’t even constitutional. So where’s there outrage? But that’s an aside, really.
The same companies that have profited off of armed conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan are going to profit off of war in/with Syria. This needs to stop. There is nothing to be gained from more imperialist expansion in the Middle East. We need to stop pretending that this isn’t the government (which could be of and for the people but isn’t) carrying out the dirty work of companies to line the pockets of the rich. We know that the Syrian American Medical Society are the one’s reporting on this chemical attack in Douma. We know that they are staffed by Islamist opposition to Assad AND that a huge portion of its funding come from USAID. So the US State Department is giving itself the pretext to wage more war. Props to Max Blumenthal for investigating this. (https://grayzoneproject.com/2018/04/12/al-qaedas-mash-unit-how-the-syrian-american-medical-society-is-selling-regime-change-and-driving-the-us-to-war/)
We are, again, being taken in. This is not a government that gives a shit about the sacrifice, financial or in terms of human life, of the toiling masses. We struggle, we pay taxes, we create profit without labor, our family goes to war and dies, we certainly don’t benefit, and it only exacerbates terrorism. It’s our sacrifice, not theirs. It has to end. We can put a stop to it if we fight it.