President Bush gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002. Bush fleshed out his vision for the war on terrorism beyond Afghanistan, to a dozen countries that he said harbor terrorists and "an axis of evil" of three more that seek weapons of mass destruction, including Syria. (AP/J.Scott Applewhite)

The Decade-Long U.S. Campaign to Foment Syria’s “Revolution” and Unseat Assad

The seeds of war were sown as early as the late 1940’s, however, this article will address events that took place a decade prior the staged uprising in March 2015. Earlier dates will be addressed in future articles. The events that followed would send the country into a violent downward spiral.