Friday, April 7, 2017

Double Down

The US has reportedly begun an investigation into whether Russia is linked to the suspected chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib, which Washington claims was carried out by Damascus. It comes after Russia condemned the US strike on a Syrian air base, which killed up to 15 people.

How nice. An investigation into whether Russia was involved, but no investigation into what actually happened. Even George the W made the case before the UN (albeit based on fake intel) before launching into Iraq. Besides, I thought Nikki Haley already decided.
The American ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said the US “took a very measured step” and “we are prepared to do more”. She added that Iran and Russia bore “heavy responsibility” for the chemical attack, either by allowing Assad to use such weapons or through “incompetent” oversight of their ally’s obligations. “The world is waiting for Russia to reconsider its misplaced alliance with Bashar al-Assad,” she said. “The United States will no longer wait.”

While the UK government was among those who commended the aggressive action by the US against Syria, a former UK ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, has sharply criticized the move, questioning the mainstream narrative and warning of dire consequences for the Syrian people.


“It beggars belief. They had absolutely zero motive for doing it, and a hundred reasons not to it.


“We’ve totally forgotten the lessons of Iraq. Remember the ‘dodgy dossier’? Remember how certain the British and American intelligence agencies were that Saddam [Hussein] had weapons of mass destruction? That he had sarin, indeed? Turned out to be false, utterly false. We’re like a dog returning to its own vomit,” Ford said.

That's the Trump Doctrine: a dog returning to its own vomit.

Will this madness never end?

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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