Will the war hawks succeed in pushing the United States into a war
against Russia with this latest ploy?
The U.S. and its allies have accused the Syrian President Bashar Assad of a poison gas attack Tuesday that killed dozens of people and injured scores more in a northwestern province controlled by rebels. The attack appeared to involve the use of sarin, a powerful nerve gas, said a U.S. official who was not authorized to be quoted by name discussing the issue.
Some activists and monitoring groups placed the death toll at 70 to 100. Several of the activist also reported that airstrikes had targeted clinics treating the wounded. The United States President Trump immediately released a statement calling the attack “reprehensible” and said it “cannot be ignored by the civilized world.” “It crossed a lot of lines for me,” the president said during a Rose Garden news conference on Wednesday with Jordan’s King Abdullah. “When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that is so lethal that people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line, many many lines.” The president, however, immediately focused blame on his predecessor, saying the “heinous actions” of the Assad government were a consequence of President Obama’s “weakness and irresolution” when he failed to enforce his own “red line” against chemical attacks in 2013.
Mr Trump said that this attack has changed his attitude toward Syria and President Assad, but would not commit to a reaction right away, saying that he didn’t want to show his hand, and would remain flexible, when asked.
So this leads me to ask; Isn’t it a tad too convenient that Syria’s much embattled president, Bashar Al-Assad should decide at this point in time when America’s new president was deciding to let him be, to do the one thing that is likely to get America back on his ass? How much more convenient could it get that he would decide to go ahead and use Sarin gas on his people at this juncture? If you think that smells a lot like a set up, you would not be alone because I and many other people think so, too.
Where have we seen this scenario before? Oh, I remember, this is looking very much like the run up to the Iraq invasion and war. The gas attacks, and the phantom weapons of mass destruction that we’ve yet to find up till today. Do you feel the hands of Esau even though you hear the voice of Jacob? Do you notice the same push of false information as truth by the mainstream media? Do you feel the media railroading happening all over again? Do you see the war mongers coming out of all sorts of cracks and crannies to beat the drums as usual? Most importantly, do you get the overwhelming feeling that this is a false flag attack orchestrated by the usual suspects to justify the invasion of a sovereign nation, and the replacement of its democratically elected President Assad by a designated puppet subservient to the Western Corporatocracy.
I feel that way. Chances are that you feel that way, too, along with millions of other Americans. So, ask yourself, why isn’t there a single person in the mainstream media who feels that way? How is it that the story in all the media is the same: escalate the war in Syria even though that will most likely put this country on a path towards a confrontation with Russia?
Whatever the case may be, the most important question remains whether President Trump will fall for the lies and escalate the war in Syria, or if he will remain in charge of his faculties despite the elaborate set up, and maintain his stance on Assad and Syria. He has already gotten off to a good start by not committing to a reaction right away, and saying he would remain flexible. We must hope, for the sake of our country, our soldiers and our children, that the vultures are not successful in pushing us into another very harmful war. We must hope that President Trump will keep defying the establishment which is the major reason he was elected over Hillary Clinton.
Here is wishing President Trump good luck and calm wisdom in this his moment for a great decision.