See below for some of the details regarding Obama's parting shot: punishing Syria and the Assad regime by cutting off utilities, water, gas, electricity to millions of people in government-held areas. Presumably he ordered such punitive actions against the Syrian people out of revenge for the success of Assad's forces (with crucial Russian and Iranian and other help) in ridding Aleppo of Jihadist control.
I believe that Obama has been using the Moslem Brotherhood -- who are still active -- and all the brutal jihadis like ISIS, al-Qaeda al-Shams and others who want to overthrow secular rule in Syria as they have done in Iraq and Afghanistan -- as pawns to wage perpetual war against Syria. By tactically limiting their weapons supply, Obama revealed that he doesn't actually want regime change, in part, because it would expose the chaotic, and brutal aftermath, as in Libya. Together with Israel he just wants continued and endless destabilization and destruction. He's succeeded in keeping the war going for more than five years.
Had Clinton won there would have been less chance of a change in the status quo. .
Here's the opening sentences from an email sent by one Feroze Mithiborwala....
Here Feroze might have mentioned Amy Goodman's Democracy Now (DN) as one of those supporting Obama's destructive agenda. It would be instructive to understand what forces are operating to keep DN in the jihadist camp. I noticed, though, on at least two occasions, that Amy's co-producer, Nermeen Shaikh, had the temerity to raise the question of whether or not attacks on civilians were also perpetrated by the "rebels."I still cant believe that there are people out there who are
supporting the Imperial-Zionist-Political Islamist agenda.
That there are people out there who are tacitly, rather openly
supporting the ISIS-Qaeda-Nusra-Ahrar al Sham agenda of converting
Syria into an Islamic theocracy.
We’ll soon see if Trump continues President Obama's destructive and ruthless CIA policy. We still don't know what Trump knows. Does he know for example that Zionists are cheering on Obama's bloody eight year program of destroying the Middle East?: If Trump actually intends to attack ISIS, then those like the Zionists, hawks, and the CIA will be unhappy. And if Trump actually changes policy, the pressure to remove him in favor of Pence will only grow. The prospects for positive change aren't rosy.
Here's an opening paragraphs from Bernhard's January 9, 2017 blog.
Currently a campaign is waged by the Takfiri [jihadi] forces opposing the Syrian government and by the U.S. to deprive the people under its protection of all public utilities - water, gas and electricity. After the start of the current blocking of the water supplies to Damascus and its 5-6 million inhabitants we noted: This shut down is part of a wider, seemingly coordinated strategy to deprive all government held areas of utility supplies. Two days ago the Islamic State shut down a major water intake for Aleppo from the Euphrates. High voltage electricity masts on lines feeding Damascus have been destroyed and repair teams, unlike before, denied access. Gas supplies to parts of Damascus are also cut.