How To Explain The Cause Of The Syrian War In 2 Minutes

How To Explain The Cause Of The Syrian War In 2 Minutes

How To Explain The Cause Of The Syrian War In 2 Minutes

The last time time President Trump launched massive strikes on Syria in April of 2018, Jeffrey Sachs went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe just two days before the attack to give the American public a perspective they had never heard aired on a major cable network.

Importantly, Sachs is not some random unknown blogger or obscure editorial writer, but a renowned Columbia University professor and career Harvard academic who has won numerous awards and serves as special economic adviser to the U.N.

During the panel Sachs appeared to shock his hosts with erudite analysis of how the seven-year long war in Syria has fundamentally been fueled by covert regime change from the West and its Gulf allies a rare if not unheard of subject for the show.

In a mere two minutes Sachs cut through the soundbites even as just like now the Trump administration was advancing completely unverified claims of an Assad chemical attack on civilians in order to prep the public for military intervention.

Sachs told the MSNBC panel:

We know they sent in the CIA to overthrow Assad. The CIA and Saudi Arabia together in covert operations tried to overthrow Assad. It was a disaster.

Eventually it brought in both ISIS as a splinter group to the jihadists that went in, it also brought in Russia. 

So we have been digging deeper and deeper and deeper. What we should do now is get out, and not continue to throw missiles, not have a confrontation with Russia

As we now have nearly the exact same situation a mere six months later with the current war of words between the US and Russia, and the potential for a “chemical provocation” in Idlib which could ignite a dangerous escalation toward World War 3, Jeffrey Sachs’ words are now more urgent than ever.

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How To Explain The Cause Of The Syrian War In 2 Minutes

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