elect Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon and the State Department
to develop plans for so-called safe zones in Syria. Trump says the
order will protect civilians and prevent refugees from flooding into
Europe and America. In doing so, Trump has aligned himself with
Bush-era neocons, including senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham,
who have called for no-fly zones as part of an effort to overthrow
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and ultimately realize the Pentagon
plan to establish an Islamic principality and balkanize the country.