US Isn't Leaving Syria -- but Media Lost It When Possibility Was Raised
Date Written: 06/04/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22169
The US military exists to fight wars. It is the most heavily armed, most violent organization in the world. Saying that it should continue to occupy Syria, and most of the mainstream media do, is a way of saying that the war in that country should continue. In fact, its a call for escalation of that war.
Apparently Iran has no right to make use of Syria's oil, even if the Syrian government agrees to that, but the US has a right to "control" Syria's oil irrespective of the wishes of Syrians.
Several reporters argued that the US should continue an illegal military occupation of Syria as a cudgel against Iran. Rogin said that American forces should stay in Syria to guard against "Iranian expansionism," without explaining what he means by "expansionism" or offering any evidence that it's taking place. Gerson, similarly, contended that taking US troops out of Syria "would reward Iran's search for regional hegemony," and would amount to "surrender[ing] Syria to Iran."