Although he has not yet taken office and is still facing great opposition within the United States, Donald Trump is already making a positive impact in the Middle East as the end is now in sight for the five-year war in Syria.
As millions of Americans breathed a collective sigh of relief on election night, many others around the world did too, especially in Syria where the nation has been torn apart by a coalition of Islamic militant forces backed by the United States and Saudi Arabia.
Over the past several years, the United States Congress authorized hundreds of millions of dollars to support President Obama’s plans to fund, equip, and train the Islamic militants fighting against the Syrian government forces. Many of the same Islamic militants who fought against American soldiers during the Iraq war became our allies under Obama’s lead.
Although the mainstream news media insists on calling it a civil war, it was actually a hostile takeover attempt by western financial elites attempting to maintain control over the region. This five-year assault has taken a huge toll on the Syrian people as many lost their lives and hundreds of thousands more lost their homes and were forced to flee.
Trump has vowed to abandon Obama’s failed takeover attempt, cut off support for the Islamic militants, and support the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. As a result, the insurgents are losing ground and it appears to be just a matter of time before they lose control of the key city of Aleppo.
The rout of Syrian rebels by the Russian-backed forces of President Bashar Assad in the city of Aleppo likely marks the beginning of the end of the civil war that has ravaged the country for more than 5 years and led to the unprecedented slaughter of hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped by the fighting.
The Associated Press reported that celebrations broke out in the government-controlled western half of Aleppo, with people in cars honking horns and waving Syrian flags. (Source: Washington Times)
Not only did President Obama cause great destruction for the Syrian people, but he also destroyed U.S. influence there as Russia and Turkey now lead talks regarding the future of Syria. Hopefully, President-elect Trump will have opportunities to bring restoration to the Syrian people and to our damaged influence in the region.
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is an author, business owner, husband and father of two children. His vision is to broadcast the good news of Jesus Christ through blog sites and other media outlets.
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