Wednesday, April 11, 2018

War Drums Pounding

Coming straight out of the pages of you-can't-make-this-s**t-up, the US and its allies are on the brink of war with Russia, with Trump twitter blasting at 5.57 am this morning:

Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

To be fair, the President's warlike tweet followed on from a statement by Russia's ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zaspykin, to Hezbollah's al-Manar TV:

If there is a strike by the Americans, then we refer to the statements of President [Vladimir] Putin and the chief of staff that the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired.

Why America's apparent rush to war? Because Assad reportedly used chemical weapons against men, women and children in Douma, days after Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from Syria, and months after Russia warned of future false flag chemical attacks in the region.

Leaving aside the improbability of Assad threatening his own winning position in the Syrian civil war by provoking US escalation, the reliability of anti-Assad reports of chemical weapons use, and the US-admitted fact that these aren't confirmed, why is there a war in Syria in first place? 

Surely not because Saudi Arabia and Qatar wanted to put a pipeline through Syria to export liquid natural gas and petroleum to Europe and Assad stuck with Russia and said no.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't think Saudi Arabian interests and those of their bought and paid for puppets are worth another world war. Speaking of which, Trump has to win the prize for being the Worst. Russian. Puppet. Ever.

Stormy And Kibble

Except for Stormy Daniels, who functioned as a Kremlin sleeper agent for decades until Mueller's keen-eyed FBI sleuths raided the infamous Moscow double agent, Michael Cohen, and his law firm.

За здоровье!


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