Trump Is Unmasked: 14 Reasons Why the Syria Airstrikes Were a Really Bad Idea

Let me start by saying that I voted for Donald Trump, and anyone familiar with my website or Twitter feed knows how vigorously I opposed a Hillary Clinton Presidency. However, regarding the Syria airstrikes:

1. Trump contradicted himself 100 Percent.

His Tweets following the 2013 alleged “sarin gas attack” reveal a different man, the non-interventionist we hoped we were voting for:

I am grateful to Middle East Eye for posting 13 of Trump’s Tweets, five of which I’ve screen shot.

2. Trump skirted the U.S. Constitution, which he swore to uphold in his inaugural oath.

Here’s what Ron Paul’s son, Senator Rand Paul, Tweeted in response to Trump’s missile assault:

Trump cannot plead ignorance about this matter, since he said the same thing as Paul in his first Tweet above.

The Constitution designates the President “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy”; it is somewhat ambiguous about what independent actions he may take. In any event, Article 1, Section 8 clearly vests all war-making power in Congress. While I never thought I’d have anything good to say about Barack Obama, at least he asked Congressional approval for the airstrikes he first sought after the 2013 sarin gas allegations. Trump did not; he behaved as a rogue autocrat.

For those who argue that Trump was acting legally because he didn’t really “make war,” I would ask: If another country rained 59 missiles on America, would we not consider that an act of war?

If anyone truly believes Trump had the right to launch cruise missiles on Syria, without consent of the People or Congress, then by that same logic Trump has the right to launch a nuclear first strike on Russia, start World War III, and incinerate the planet. The Founding Fathers did not intend Presidents to be invested with such power; they consistently emphasized the principle of checks and balances.

3. Trump acted with impetuous haste, not waiting for adjudication of the facts.

If a person is accused of a heinous crime, do we simply lynch him on the spot? Or do we give him a fair trial, so that facts can be weighed, all sides of the story heard, and the accusation’s truthfulness determined?

If Trump was genuinely concerned about the sarin gas allegation, what he should have done: request an investigation by an impartial delegation, composed of members from several foreign countries with no vested interests in Syria. Such a delegation could have interviewed witnesses, examined forensic evidence, and submitted a report.


To this day, the Trump administration has supplied no proof whatsoever that Assad’s forces released the chemical agents. Syria’s air force did strike an opposition target, but there is no evidence they dropped chemical weapons. Rather, the chemicals evidently belonged to the terrorists on the ground. Peter Ford, former British ambassador to Syria, explains this important distinction:

British journalist Tom Duggan, who lives in Damascus, confirms that view:

Why didn’t Trump wait to get his facts straight before committing an act of war?

4. The United States was not attacked.

The U.S. military’s purpose is to defend America. Its mission is not to go around the planet, “kick ass,” punish people the President doesn’t like, or right other countries’ wrongs, real or imagined. We have enough problems to handle here at home; Trump knows this well—his campaign was largely based on that message.

5. The chemical agents could not have been sarin gas.

Patrick Lang, a former colonel in the Defense Intelligence Agency, says the U.S. missile strikes were “based on a lie.” Among many other points he makes, he observes:

We know it was not sarin. How? Very simple. The so-called “first responders” handled the victims without gloves. If this had been sarin they would have died. Sarin on the skin will kill you. How do I know? I went through “Live Agent” training at Fort McClellan in Alabama.

(meme posted on Twitter by Truther Monkey)

6. Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh had already determined that when Assad was previously accused of using sarin gas, it was a false flag orchestrated by anti-Assad forces to provoke U.S. intervention.

You can read about Hersh’s findings here.

7. In 2013, Britain’s Daily Mail reported:

The full story is archived here.

8. Assad had no motive to use chemical weapons on his people.

The Syrian military, with Russia’s help, had recently won a major victory in Aleppo over the terrorists. This war has been going on for years, and during that time Assad never once deployed chemical weapons on the battlefield. Why, then, on the brink of final victory, would he suddenly decide to wantonly use them against civilians, knowing full well this would invite military intervention from the West? When determining the perpetrator of a crime, a critical question is: Who benefitted? ISIS and Al Qaida benefitted.

(posted on Twitter by Sal the Agorist).

9. Immediately after the U.S. strike on Shayrat Air Base, ISIS launched a new offensive in the neighboring region.

Thus, for all practical purposes, Trump launched a flank attack in support of Islamic extremists—the very forces he came to power vowing to oppose.

10. If Syria was really storing chemical weapons at the targeted airbase, then attacking it with missiles made absolutely no sense.

Think about it. Supposedly Trump was reacting to reports that civilians were killed by chemical weapons. Yet if the airbase stockpiled such weapons, then U.S. missiles striking those depots would release the chemicals into the atmosphere, killing more civilians. One does not dismantle WMDs by exploding them. This means one of two things; either: (1) Trump’s military advisors are remarkably inept; or (2) (more likely) his advisors were fully aware the airbase housed no chemical weapons. Shout-out to Daniel Margrain at Global Research for making this point.

11. Trump is now keeping bad company.

Hours before the airstrikes, Hillary Clinton said the U.S should “take out” Syrian airfields. Trump is suddenly sounding like America’s most hated necons, John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Some think it not coincidental that McCain had recently visited Syria. Most of us who voted for Trump hoped he would end the non-stop Middle East wars carried on by Bush and Obama. Instead, he has put his foot on the accelerator.

Furthermore, mainstream media, which had been attacking Trump daily like pit bulls, before and after the election, suddenly transformed. On April 9, I watched CNN’s anchor and commentators speaking with hushed reverence about Trump. I thought: “Do I have the right channel? Is this really CNN?” They declared how Trump’s airstrikes had restored America’s respect throughout the world. I don’t have that specific footage, but this clip is typical:

I don’t know if MSM’s honeymoon with Trump will last, but clearly the Powers that Be flipped a switch. I tentatively conclude that one of the motives for the completely unproven “Russia hacked the election” claims was to pressure Trump until he acted in a way that decisively clashed with Russia.

12. Trump displayed a hypocritical double standard on human rights.

The President said he was motivated to attack because “beautiful babies” had been murdered. Yet for two years, America’s ally, Saudi Arabia, has been bombing the civilian population of its neighbor Yemen. It has even rained down bombs (provided by the U.S. and other Western nations) on hospitals, airports, weddings and funerals.

Searching for survivors in the rubble of houses destroyed by a Saudi airstrike, March 26, 2015.

Even tactical nuclear weapons are apparently being dropped on Yemen:

Even CNN has acknowledged that millions in Yemen are in danger of starvation.

And what about the ruthless bombing of Gaza by our “ally” Israel?

Watch Israel level a Gaza town:

Where is Trump’s compassion for victims like these?

Israel also drops white phosphorus (a chemical weapon) on densely populated civilian areas, a war crime and violation of international law. Here is footage of Israel’s white phosphorous over Gaza:

Palestinian victim of Israel’s phosphorous bombs (which are supplied by the U.S.)

Phosphorus victim tells his story:

Is Trump going to bomb Saudi Arabia or Israel for their atrocities against civilians? Is he going to punish them in any way? Is he going to aid the victims? NO. Furthermore, unlike the alleged “sarin gas attack,” the atrocities in Yemen and Gaza are well-documented and have been going on for years.

Trump’s glaring double standard on human rights make it clear the April 6 missile strikes were not motivated by humanitarianism.

13. The attack has drawn us toward World War III.

Syria, of course, is Russia’s ally. The more deeply Trump involves the U.S. in Syria, the greater the possibility of an incident involving a clash between American and Russian forces. Many times in history, an incident has hurtled America into full-scale war (sinking of the Maine, sinking of the Lusitania, the “Tonkin Gulf incident,” etc.). Do I have to explain that nuclear war has no “winners”? Trump should heed his own advice from 2013: stay out of Syria, and fix the broken USA.

14. The attack’s timing

As I have noted in previous posts, the year 2017 includes a number of anniversaries with significance to the Zionist Deep State.

Trump’s April 6th airstrikes occurred exactly—to the day—on the 100th anniversary of America entering World War I.

Summing up: what does this mean about the Trump Presidency?

As this blog’s followers know, I’ve taken a “wait and see” approach on Trump. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, hoping he might bring positive change. Certainly, I was encouraged when he axed the TPP, reversed Obama’s insane transgender policies, and spoke to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., about leading a vaccine task force. Perhaps Trump’s main plus was mainstream media’s relentless attacks on him.

But there were red flags too, such as his appointing “swamp creatures” like Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (who spent 24 years at the New York City office of N M Rothschild & Sons), and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (formerly with Goldman Sachs and Soros Fund Management). But most troubling was his long ties to Zionism:

  • Trump is the only American celebrity to make an election commercial for Benjamin Netanyahu for Israeli television (click here to view), and he received Netanyahu at the White House less than a month after the inauguration.
  • Trump repeatedly said during his campaign that America’s allies should pay their own defense costs, yet he exempted Israel from this standard.
  • It is worth watching the short video “Trump’s Deck of Jewish Cards,” made more than a year before the election by Jewish-born-and-raised Brother Nathanael. Two of the individuals Brother Nathanael then warned about, Jared Kushner and corporate raider Carl Icahn, are now “senior advisor” and “special advisor” to Trump.
  • Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism to marry into the billionaire Kushner family; Jared has raised money for the IDF, fired Phillip Weiss from the New York Observer for criticizing Israeli occupations in Palestine, and Kushner’s “special assistant” Avrahm Berkowitz is first cousin to Howard Friedman, former President of AIPAC, the powerful Israeli lobbying group.
  • Trump’s ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, is a pro-occupation hardliner.
  • Trump has surrounded himself with numerous other Zionist Jews.
  • Trump has stated he will move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a major step in the Rothschild-Luciferian scheme of “building the Third Temple.”
  • Trump sent a clear Zionist message at his inauguration, when his speech was immediately followed by the first-ever inaugural benediction by an Orthodox Rabbi, Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, who quoted Psalm 137: “By the rivers of Babylon, we wept as we remembered Zion. If I forget thee, Oh Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.”

In the lead-up to the bombing of Syria, we saw indications that Trump was “going neocon”: imposing new sanctions on Iran; the resumption of drone strikes; and sending 400 troops to Syria.

But when Trump launched those 59 cruise missiles—a very bad idea for the reasons listed above­—he crossed the Rubicon. His mask is off. There is now no question that he is collaborating with the Zionist Rothschild Establishment. Yes, he said a lot of good things during the campaign. But as all we know, “talk is cheap,” and “actions speak louder than words.” It look him less than three months to turn from a “Let’s fix America” populist to a full-fledged globalist neocon.

Some will argue that Trump has simply been receiving bad advice, but this explanation is refuted by Trump’s own Tweets. He knew what the right things to do were; instead, he did the opposite.

At this point, I’m going to conjecture that the Rothschild elite opted for Trump over Clinton—not because they disliked Clinton, but because they calculated Trump would be better able to garner assent, especially from the military and from American patriots, for continuing the unpopular Middle East wars that are aimed at the Luciferian goal of Greater Israel. Syria stands in the way of “Greater Israel,” and is also despised by the Deep State for other reasons enumerated by Syrian Girl (aka Partisan Girl):

I have heard, anecdotally, that since the attack on Syria, Trump has lost about half his support in alternative media. This probably reflects the fact that, speaking very generally, Trump supporters have always been in two camps. There were those of us who understand there is a Deep State, that the Federal Reserve runs/ruins our economy, that most terrorist incidents are false flags, that the key architect of 9/11 was Israel (who has been playing the West and Islam against each other), and that no refugee crisis would exist if we hadn’t destabilized the Middle East through endless war. The other Trump camp consists of good people; they are sincere patriots and many are Christians, but—again speaking very generally—they are unaware of the Deep State, believe America is a true democracy, accept what the mainstream media and government tell them about terrorist events, think our Middle East Wars are fought for “freedom and democracy,” and believe Israel is America’s great ally. Many of these people will continue to support and make excuses for Trump’s belligerent foreign policy.

I want to warn such individuals that if Trump continues pushing the Clinton-McCain-Graham agenda of “Assad must go,” it will mean the destruction of Christianity in Syria. Assad protects the churches, and is loved by Syrian Christians.

Thanks to the Syrian army’s recent victory in Allepo, hundreds of Christians were able to attend their first Good Friday mass in five years at St. Elijah Cathedral:

The “brutal dictator” and his wife on Christmas, 2016:

Let me send a clear message to Trump supporters who are Christians. The Trump administration, just like Obama’s, is supporting the Al-Nusra Front, an offshoot of Al Qaida. The White Helmets are also part of Al Qaida.  Al-Nusra, Al Qaida, the White Helmets—whichever one calls them—are working to overthrow Assad. This is a major Zionist objective, and is the reason the propaganda documentary The White Helmets was awarded an Oscar at the 2017 Academy Awards. This is why Trump’s Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, recently repeated the “Assad must go” mantra. Thus in the irony of ironies, Trump, who proclaimed himself an opponent of Islamic extremism, is supporting Al Qaida in Syria. And if Al Qaida seizes power there, Syria’s Christians will be ruthlessly slaughtered.

Zionists and Luciferians have long regarded the Eastern Orthodox Church as an archenemy. This is why the Bolsheviks tried to eradicate it in Russia, destroying 60,000 churches and murdering 300,000 priests. To comprehend the Zionist media’s feverish hostility toward Syria and her ally Russia, one has only to look at the Orthodox revival now occurring in Russia, and recognize that Syria has been a Christian bastion since the days of the Apostles.

“The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.”—Acts 11:26

James Perloff

James Perloff

James has been writing for alternative media since 1985 when he began contributing to The New American magazine. He is the author of six books, the subjects of which range from COVID-19 to political history to creationism.

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