This is the real reason why western mainstream media vilified Assad and it isn’t about Syrian democracy 

Very good as far as it goes, Trumps being wedded to The Greater Israel Plan does pose some other angles on this as well. The Petro Dollar angle is, however, the one that gets overlooked most.
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“The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.”
George Orwell
The war in Syria started way back in 1971 when President Nixon decided to no longer back US$ with the federal gold reserves, circulating additional money that was required to support the Vietnam War.
During the Falklands War, Argentina adopted the same practice, turning its currency into a worthless piece of paper.
That did not happen to the American currency US$ because Kissinger successfully negotiated with leaders of major oil-producing countries to trade their liquid commodities solely in the US$.
For as long as there is a demand for oil, there is also a demand for US$, thus preserving the value of the American currency.
This strategy worked well for the USA and the rest of the world.
The stability of the US$ ensured a stability of oil prices and consequently…
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Trump Netenyahu Greater Israel and the Rove Train, Actors in History “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality”.

´´The aide said that guys like me were “in what we call the reality-based community,” which he defined as people who “believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. “That’s not the way the world really works anymore.” He continued “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors … and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”