Greg Johnson sums up the Alt-Right’s sharp turn away from the God Emperor:
“Donald Trump’s dizzying about-face on Syria has won the temporary applause of his enemies, but he has forever lost the respect of his most ardent supporters on the Alt Right, the people who actually believe in and defend his nationalist-populist message, including his America First foreign policy.
I thought Trump’s willingness to fight a two-front war against the Democrats and his own party was sufficient proof that he was sincere about his America First foreign policy. But he ditched it at its first real test.
I no longer trust Donald Trump.
But it is worse than that. I no longer like or respect Trump either. Trump didn’t just betray us. He betrayed us over something utterly stupid. We’ve seen this all before. We’ve seen pictures of dead or injured Syrian children on CNN (although not the victims of US-backed forces). We’ve heard stories of Assad “gassing his own people.” We’ve seen the same vulgar emotional manipulation and ginned-up storms of social signaling. We’ve been asked to start wars based on what some little Syrian Anne Frank allegedly says on Twitter. We know that the press, politicians, and intelligence agencies behind this are trying to topple Assad. We know that they are liars, because they are the same people who lied to get us into the Iraq War. And Trump has seen it all too. He knew better. We know he knew better, because of a long history of Tweets about Syria, which now make him look like a feckless hypocrite. So for him to fall for the warmongers this time frankly makes me question his intelligence, his character, even his sanity. …”
The Syrian Anne Frank was just part of the roll-out of war propaganda.
“Now, Mr Assad is not a nice person. I have been writing rude things about his bloodstained and wicked regime for years.
But he is not insane. He knows that the use of poison gas is the one thing that will make the USA intervene against him.
They have said so. He is currently winning his war against Islamist fanatics, with conventional weapons. He had even finally got the USA to stop demanding his dismissal.
Five days before the alleged attack – five days! – America’s UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, announced: ‘Our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out.’
So why would he do such a thing, and throw away all his victories in a few minutes? It makes no sense of any kind. As you ponder this, can I explain something about the place where the gas attack is said to have happened?
No independent Western journalist could go there. He or she would be killed or kidnapped within hours.
Any report which comes from that region is filtered through people who you never see in the film that does get out. I have met men like them on my travels. I would not want to offend them.
These are the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, alias the Al-Nusra Front, alias Al Qaeda, the Syrian ‘opposition’ which we in the West have been supporting for several years. …”
It is already becoming clear this was all planned before the “Assad gassed his own people” meme. Trump has spent the last month meeting with the Saudis, Egyptians and Jordanians. Why would Assad gas his own people in the last stronghold of the Syrian rebels in a war that he was winning? Who benefits? If there is so much evidence that Assad gassed his own people, why not present the evidence to the world at the UN? Why unilaterally launch an attack and prepare a ground invasion?
We’ve seen this horror movie before. It was the lead up to the invasion of Iraq in 2002 and 2003.