"The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!" Trump tweeted Aug. 30, 2013. "Trump blasted then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's position on Syria -- that the U.S. military should take out al-Assad's airfields, the exact type of strikeTrump ordered Thursday -- by saying attacking a Russian-backed government could start World War III."
"The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!" Trump tweeted Aug. 30, 2013.
"Trump blasted then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's position on Syria -- that the U.S. military should take out al-Assad's airfields, the exact type of strikeTrump ordered Thursday -- by saying attacking a Russian-backed government could start World War III."
And now we must deal not only with Trump's hypocrisy but the fact that progressive like Sanders have joined the "Assad is a war criminal" chorus.
What is the proper response to betrayal?
Given that Syria's CWs were all removed by mid 2014, according to the OPCW, and that al-Nustra/al-Quada is known to have and to have used CW (according to the UN, British intelligence, and the Pentagon: see Hersh's The Red Line and the Rat Line), it appears the most likely true explanation is the one given by the Russians: that Syrian bombers unloaded on a "rebel" ammunition dump which had sarin and it was thus leaked.
This is the protection needed when in presence of CW.
The photos of White Helmets treating nerve gas victims shows them without gloves or masks........those who can believe absurdities can commit atrocities (Voltaire). The images that so sickened US politicians that they had no response but to bomb Syria showed "rescuers" without any form of proper protection.
Masdarnews reported: ""....White Helmets are handling the corpses of people without sufficient safety gear, most particularly with the masks mostly used, as well as no gloves. Although this may seem insignificant, understanding the nature of sarin gas that the opposition claim was used, only opens questions.
The White Helmets, whose propaganda is accepted unchallenged by the corporate media, have been charged by Swedish doctors of killing children (injecting opioids into the heart) to stimulate nerve gas symptoms for distribution to Western media, and they apologized when one of their photos of rescuing a victim was found to be a mannequin. This is the source of information that the media and our politicians, from Trump to Sanders, have accepted as valid. This is what I call The Death of Truth. It has two parts: 1) to accept a lie as true 2) to do nothing about it.
It is the loss of memory which enables new atrocities, and therefore it is worth remembering that North Vietnamese torpedo boats were accused of attacking US warships in the Gulf of Tonkin. This was used to justify the escalation of war (after JFK had directed a total withdrawal, before being murdered), tho the Navy later admitted there was no such attack. 3 million were slaughtered by this fake news. The fake news of Saddam's WMD program led to a million slaughtered in a war that has never ended. Each lie is a betrayal, a dagger into the heart of truth, and so each lie must be expose and those who promote these lies exposed as well.
The US response, to bomb the airfield where the sarin was supposedly loaded onto the planes, has shown no evidence of nerve gas injuries, which would be the case if they had sarin there. The only "evidence" presented that Syria dropped CW is 1) al Nustra "activists" and 2) "survivors of nerve gas" who claim they saw "chemical bombs" falling. Can we trust the terrorists? It appears that not only Trump, NATO, but also our own Bernie Sanders have signed on.
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