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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