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Syria, Ready to Explode; yet the U.S. Media Remains Fixated on Trump's Sexual Encounters and Conquests

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There is something terribly wrong when the U.S government is deeply involved in a highly volatile situation in Syria that could, at any time, erupt into a shooting war with Russia; and, at the same time, a large portion of the American people have little to no understanding of what is really taking place in that country.

Most Americans are ill-informed about how very serious and troubling this situation has become because the media keeps them in the dark and, instead of educating them about what is actually happening there, it concentrates almost entirely on this election from hell. It is, as could not be more evident, engaging in round the clock reporting of Trump's sexual adventures. That's what's called gutter-style journalism.

This large majority of Americans who remain uninformed about this tragic situation in Syria, a nation and people currently under siege by various nations, are naturally going to support the actions of their government and the military; this is to be expected when they feel this is the patriotic thing to do.

Following are some facts about the intense bombing and fighting on the ground in Syria and what these two very powerful countries, the U.S., Russia and their respective allied nations, are doing. It is very complex to say the least. If anyone doubts that most Americans are not aware and are confused by conditions in that country all they need do is ask some of their friends or co-workers what they know about Syria and then see what they say.

When we do hear even a smidgeon of information emanating from this media it is generally limited to the contention that Russia and Putin are the bad guys, that they have no justification for being in Syria; that they are fueling the fires of this conflict and are obstructing the efforts of the U.S. military which is trying to rid the country of the ISIS terrorists.

Well, here are the real facts, which this media tries to suppress; Russia entered Syria at the invitation of the Assad government in the fall of 2015. Russia is a close ally of Syria and has both an air base and a naval base in that country. So if anyone thinks that Russia is going anywhere in the near future they better think again.

On the other hand, based on the reports coming out of that region of the world, the U.S. military entered that country on its own accord, supposedly to fight and defeat ISIS and its associated terrorist groups, primarily Daesh and Al Nusra. It's no longer any great secret that the chief objective of President Obama and the military has been and continues to be the removal of Syria's president Assad from power and the installation of a new government.

Well, when the U.S. government decides it has a need to remove the heard of state of another country, that's not exactly something new, is it?

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