The recent deaths of a number of Americans in the city of Manbij, Syria, including four U.S. troops, has led to a sudden but nonetheless entirely expected attempt to keep the U.S. involved in the country’s affairs—with the strongest calls coming from neoconservatives like Bill Kristol.
This followed U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would finally be withdrawing.
As we first reported, foreign Israeli-backed business interests such as Genie Energy, were actively involved in the Trump administration and presidential transition—most importantly through Jared Kushner confidant Ira Greenstein. Such discrepancies mean U.S. airstrikes against Syria's government, and any ground involvement, is illegal due to such interests pertaining to the private exploitation of Syria's territory (Golan Heights) as reflected in U.S. foreign policy as well as relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions.
As such, the deaths of service personnel was completely avoidable, since U.S. Congress or the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, should have intervened far in advance. Aside from this failure, the media also shares blame, since it did not disclose to the public that such interests were involved in affecting U.S. military action(s).
Some reporters have noted the timing of the attack, which has since come to include yet another attempted bombing against a U.S. convoy near al-Shaddadi, Syria, as lining up with moves signalled by other actors in the region such as the YPG.
It's not a coincidence that those pushing back against Trump's withdrawal order have overlapping interests with Genie Energy, such as through Newark billionaire Howard Jonas, a prominent figure behind NORPAC and a donor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HW), a 2020 presidential candidate, is one of the only visible figures speaking out against these issues—correctly calling them "regime change wars." Gabbard has come under relentless assault due to holding a relatively unique anti-war position.
Of course, those berating her all share something in common, an inability to criticize the Trump administration's ties to Genie Energy or IDT Corporation.
It's time to come home and renounce these absolutely meaningless conflicts perpetuated by Israel.