I don’t know, I just know they’re lying about it which is all we really need to know. When they’re wheeling out a seven-year-old to parrot lines in a language she doesn’t speak and the CNN anchor goes right ahead and reads her half of the script like its just normal stuff, we don’t need to know why we’re being conned, just that we definitely definitely are.
If you really wanna go down those rabbit holes, I think the oil pipeline theory has merit, especially considering if you map out where the terrorist holdings are, they pretty much line America’s preferred pipeline route. Some think it’s the petrodollar, or a desire to replace their banking system, or securing the Golan Heights as it supplies a lot of Israel’s water. Some say it’s just a proxy war and tagging Russia back for being so naughty as to join forces with China in many areas. In any case, we know they were targeted back before the Iraq war as they were named as one of the famous seven countries in five years. So we know they are tactically important but God knows why. We just know it’s not for the humanitarian reasons they’re stating.
Especially seeing as the Syrian prison system was used by the US to outsource their torture negotiations. The people who telling us that Syria’s prisons are monstrous are the same people who used those prisons to rendition US prisoners to, specifically to be tortured. According to the former CIA case officer Bob Baer, “If you want a serious interrogation, you send a prisoner to Jordan. If you want them to be tortured, you send them to Syria. If you want someone to disappear — never to see them again — you send them to Egypt." The US happily used Syria’s torture services for years. These people do not give one shit about torture. That is not the reason they want him ousted. That’s merely their wedge issue for us.