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Washington’s military attack on Syria is unambiguously a war crime. It occurred without any UN authorization or even the fake cover of a “coalition of the willing.” Washington’s attack on Syria occurred in advance of an investigation of the alleged event that Washington is trying to use as its justification. Indeed, Washington’s story of Syrian use of chemical weapons is totally implausible. All chemical weapons were removed from Syria by Russia and turned over to the US and its European allies. Syria has no such weapons and has no reason to use them and every reason not to. Moreover, it is none of Washington’s business whatsoever what weapons Syria uses against terrorist forces seeking to overthrow the Syrian government.

Governments in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan have not condemned this war crime. Indeed, the UK Foreign Minister has declared the UK’s support. Thus does the West reveal once again its hypocrisy.

As Russia has made clear, the alleged chemical weapons attack has every hallmark of a Washington orchestrated event in order to launch a US military attack on Syria. As the Russian Defense Ministry explained, the US air attack had to have been planned in advance of the alleged chemical weapon event. The US air strike on Syria requires advanced planning, but followed immediately the event used as the excuse: http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12117678%40egNews

In other words, it was an orchestrated event.

Gilbert Doctorow says that the idiot Americans drowning in their own hubris have now crossed a Russian red line with consquences to follow. http://russia-insider.com/en/us-missile-strikes-syria-have-crossed-russian-red-lines-and-risk-serious-escalation/ri19479

Insane Washington is driving the world to thermo-nuclear war. And where are the protests?

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Donald Trump, Russia, Syria 
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  1. Max Payne says:

    Eh …it was an orchestrated event alright but I think the US signaled (warned) Russia and Syria of the attack. It was so insignificant in its scope it felt like controlled escalation. Russia and Syria understand that the American system needs to be managed as it can’t even control itself. So this back-channel compromise is the result. America looks strong domestically, Russia and Syria continue what they’re doing, and nothing of real significance was destroyed to prevent the ongoing operations against ISIL & Co.

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  2. The neocons are gambling that the Russians are not as insane as they are.

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    For one time I agree with you Fran. The neocons are playing chicken with Russia, or better put - the US neocons are playing the Russian roulette with Russia and all the Western politicians are happy to participate on Israel's behalf.
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  3. Previous reports of the Syrian military using gas were all proven false. The types used were never part of Syria’s destroyed weapons stockpile.

    There is nothing gained by the Syrian Air Force using chemical weapons to kill its people.

    Google: Mosul poison gas It will produce dozens of articles of ISIS employing various chemical weapons this past year.

    The Saudi/CIA/Turkish backed ISIS forces are near defeat in Syria and desperate.

    The Pentagon has run into resistance in Congress for another big jump in military spending.

    A few days before the American attack, the Trump administration suddenly announced that Assad must go.

    What do all these facts indicate?

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  4. For those who need their mind cleansed after watching corporate fake news the past 24 hours:

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  5. Kiza says:
    @Fran Macadam
    The neocons are gambling that the Russians are not as insane as they are.

    For one time I agree with you Fran. The neocons are playing chicken with Russia, or better put – the US neocons are playing the Russian roulette with Russia and all the Western politicians are happy to participate on Israel’s behalf.

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  6. Ivan K. says:

    where are the protests?

    On Twitter, for one … https://twitter.com/hashtag/SyriaStrikes?src=tren

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  7. Corvinus says:

    “As Russia has made clear, the alleged chemical weapons attack has every hallmark of a Washington orchestrated event in order to launch a US military attack on Syria. As the Russian Defense Ministry explained, the US air attack had to have been planned in advance of the alleged chemical weapon event.”

    Moscow, like Washington, uses deception. The Syrians attacked, America responded. Foolishly? You decide.

    “Insane Washington is driving the world to thermo-nuclear war. And where are the protests?”

    There are limited protests because the world is not going to experience nuclear holocaust. We’ve heard this threat time and time again and it never materializes.

    And, assuming that it does happen, good. Let the world reboot. It’s not as if we control the situation.

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    There are limited protests because the world is not going to experience nuclear holocaust. We’ve heard this threat time and time again and it never materializes.
     
    I know you have problems with logic so I'm going to point out something that should be obvious. If nuclear holocaust had materialized, we wouldn't be here talking about it. It only needs to happen once.

    And, assuming that it does happen, good.
     
    This is the one time you might actually be right about something.
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  8. JL says:
    @Corvinus
    "As Russia has made clear, the alleged chemical weapons attack has every hallmark of a Washington orchestrated event in order to launch a US military attack on Syria. As the Russian Defense Ministry explained, the US air attack had to have been planned in advance of the alleged chemical weapon event."

    Moscow, like Washington, uses deception. The Syrians attacked, America responded. Foolishly? You decide.

    "Insane Washington is driving the world to thermo-nuclear war. And where are the protests?"

    There are limited protests because the world is not going to experience nuclear holocaust. We've heard this threat time and time again and it never materializes.

    And, assuming that it does happen, good. Let the world reboot. It's not as if we control the situation.

    There are limited protests because the world is not going to experience nuclear holocaust. We’ve heard this threat time and time again and it never materializes.

    I know you have problems with logic so I’m going to point out something that should be obvious. If nuclear holocaust had materialized, we wouldn’t be here talking about it. It only needs to happen once.

    And, assuming that it does happen, good.

    This is the one time you might actually be right about something.

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  9. Corvinus says:

    “I know you have problems with logic so I’m going to point out something that should be obvious. If nuclear holocaust had materialized, we wouldn’t be here talking about it. It only needs to happen once.”

    The obvious point is that pundits like Roberts repeatedly claim that nuclear war is imminent, and it doesn’t occur. Meaning that he has no clue what he is talking about. Of course, if it does happen, then he can say how he was right all along. Silly man.

    “This is the one time you might actually be right about something.”

    So when this reboot happens, how are you going to make the world better? Are you going to be this Mad Max type leading angry whites? No, that would take effort on your part.

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    So when this reboot happens, how are you going to make the world better? Are you going to be this Mad Max type leading angry whites? No, that would take effort on your part.
     
    I live at ground zero, so I will not survive to see this glorious reboot. And, if I were to survive, I can't imagine why angry whites would be inclined to follow me even if I wished to lead them. Probably you're just projecting your own post apocalyptic fantasies onto me. Everyone thinks they'll be one of the survivors, I'm under no such illusions.
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  10. Svigor says:

    Washington’s military attack on Syria is unambiguously a war crime. It occurred without any UN authorization or even the fake cover of a “coalition of the willing.”

    Oh, brother. Do you lefties know how you sound with this “UN authorization” nonsense? Or the assumption that war without a coalition = crime?

    Washington’s attack on Syria occurred in advance of an investigation of the alleged event that Washington is trying to use as its justification.

    True. I’ve been saying so myself. But we don’t really know what the President had in front of him.

    The rule of law is great and all but that ship has sailed. You lefties have been fine with the tyranny of the inferior courts for decades now, for example. Your selective outrage is long past tiresome.

    So, sell me another one. Assad’s a nice guy?

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  11. Svigor says:

    The obvious point is that pundits like Roberts repeatedly claim that nuclear war is imminent, and it doesn’t occur. Meaning that he has no clue what he is talking about. Of course, if it does happen, then he can say how he was right all along. Silly man.

    Batten down the hatches, I agree with Corvanus. These old lefties like Roberts and Cockburn love their hyperbole. They seem to have no memory at all, like this stuff is written by bots.

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    Roberts is not a "lefty". He's an econimists, part of Reagan administraion, editor of Wall Street Journal. He and Chomsky are not natural friends or comrades.
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  12. Svigor says:

    On second thought, I do like that they’re here, though. Like, it would be worse if they weren’t. A perverse form of comfort food.

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  13. JL says:
    @Corvinus
    "I know you have problems with logic so I’m going to point out something that should be obvious. If nuclear holocaust had materialized, we wouldn’t be here talking about it. It only needs to happen once."

    The obvious point is that pundits like Roberts repeatedly claim that nuclear war is imminent, and it doesn't occur. Meaning that he has no clue what he is talking about. Of course, if it does happen, then he can say how he was right all along. Silly man.

    "This is the one time you might actually be right about something."

    So when this reboot happens, how are you going to make the world better? Are you going to be this Mad Max type leading angry whites? No, that would take effort on your part.

    So when this reboot happens, how are you going to make the world better? Are you going to be this Mad Max type leading angry whites? No, that would take effort on your part.

    I live at ground zero, so I will not survive to see this glorious reboot. And, if I were to survive, I can’t imagine why angry whites would be inclined to follow me even if I wished to lead them. Probably you’re just projecting your own post apocalyptic fantasies onto me. Everyone thinks they’ll be one of the survivors, I’m under no such illusions.

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  14. Tulips says:
    @Svigor

    The obvious point is that pundits like Roberts repeatedly claim that nuclear war is imminent, and it doesn’t occur. Meaning that he has no clue what he is talking about. Of course, if it does happen, then he can say how he was right all along. Silly man.
     
    Batten down the hatches, I agree with Corvanus. These old lefties like Roberts and Cockburn love their hyperbole. They seem to have no memory at all, like this stuff is written by bots.

    Roberts is not a “lefty”. He’s an econimists, part of Reagan administraion, editor of Wall Street Journal. He and Chomsky are not natural friends or comrades.

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