US Aggression Towards Syria Escalates As Assange Remains Unable To Speak Out
US Aggression Towards Syria Escalates As Assange Remains Unable To Speak Out by Elizabeth Vos – DisObedient Media
Since Ecuador cut Julian Assange off from communication with the outside world two weeks ago, speculation has run rife on the nature of the driving forces behind Ecuador’s decision. With the drums of war now being sounded for the United States to enter into a full military attack on Assad in Syria, it is especially troubling that the Wikileaks Editor-In-Chief is prevented from expressing his views to the outside world.
Assange has long been an extremely effective and ardent anti-war voice, often promoting the work of like-minded thinkers. These include independent journalist Caitlin Johnstone, who has been one of the most vocal figures consistently crying out against U.S. intervention to topple yet another regime. Some Twitter users have also cited the possible connection between the latest escalation in tensions between the United States and Syria and the silencing of Assange, writing that his enforced isolation amounts to a direct effort to quell a uniquely powerful anti-war voice.
Earlier today, President Trump Tweeted:
Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
One can only imagine the type of reply Assange may have had to these recent events, and his contribution to the social discourse on the matter is sorely missing at this time. In Assange’s absence, it falls on all of us, regardless of political affiliation, to strenuously oppose regime change in Syria.
While this writer is by no means an expert in geopolitics, such expertise is hardly necessary to discern that calls to strike Assad’s forces based on absurd allegations that the ruler was behind a gas attack against his people are utterly insane. With the Russian military backing Assad, and Israel siding with the US thanks to the Syrian conflict serving as a proxy war with Iran, the results of potential US attacks directly against Russian forces in Syria would be devastating.
Such a move would inevitably provoke an outright conflict between two nuclear powers that could very likely drag the globe into the type of world war that would spell the end of humanity.