In September 2013, Barack Obama spent two weeks trying to foment Congressional and public support for his plan to attack the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad on the pretense that they were using chemical weapons – until Russian President Vladimir Putin intervened.
In September 2014, Barack Obama finally got his way and began bombing Syria, on the pretext of combating a Muslim uprising – in Iraq. It has become obvious even to Democrats that Obama is out to get Assad
Was Ukraine a diversion? Did Obama send John McCain and Victoria Newlund to Kiev in October 2013 to incite Svaboda to rebel against President Viktor Yanukovich and cause thousands of civilian deaths solely to distract Vladimir Putin from Obama's military attempt to remove Assad?
Were the Syrian rebels orchestrated to kill civilians with chemical weapons in 2013 solely in order to provide a specious excuse for the US to invade Syria?
But why? Why is Barack Obama so intent on removing Assad from power in Syria?
To answer that, we must remember that Obama is not an independent player. He is the pawn of the people who bought him the presidency – the people who groomed him for the job for twenty years – the people who hired the ghost writing of two books for him – the international financialists.
So what does George Soros and Warren Buffet and Carl Icahn have against Bashar al-Assad? Why do they want him removed from power? The answer is oil, but not the acquisition of oil. The problem is the way Assad is selling it.
In 1973, two years after Nixon abrogated the 1944 Bretton Wood agreement and weakened the dollar by cutting it loose from gold, the United States struck an agreement with Saudi Arabia to sell all their oil for US dollars in return for weapons and US military protection of their oilfields. By 1975, the United States had bribed all the OPEC nations to price their oil in US dollars. This created a global demand for US dollars that has shored up the value of the dollar into the second decade of the 21st century.
On 1 July 2010, President Obama signed the Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestments Act of 2010, which essentially prohibited US companies from selling gasoline and diesel fuel to Iran. (While Iran is OPEC's second largest exporter of crude oil, it lacks the refining capacity to satisfy its domestic demand for finished petroleum products.)
The unintended result of this misguided effort was that Iran began buying 33,000 tons per month of gasoline and fuel oil from Syria – for Rials, not US dollars. The result, predictably, was US sanctions against Syria, cutting off its access to US banks and financial institutions. Syria, again predictably, struck a deal with Russia to use Russian banks – which means Sytrol, the government controlled marketer of Syrian crude, will be pricing their product in rubles.
Thus, through the ineptness of US foreign policy, Assad has become a petrodollar renegade – at a time when the US dollar is teetering on the brink of collapse and is supported solely and tenuously by the petrodollar system. Therefore, Assad must go.
The people who are directing Obama in this endeavor could not care less that removing Assad will remove the protection he provides the 2.3 million Syrian Christians from the decapitation frenzy of 20 million Syrian Muslims. These people care only about the stability of the system they use to enrich themselves at our expense. These are the people Marx erroneously called capitalists. They are not capitalists. They are parasites on the Capitalistic system, siphoning productive capital into financial accounts that they use to siphon ever more productive capital out of the system.