Provocations are easy to instigate. False flags are often used. When Washington wants war, reasons are simple to manufacture as justification. Plans likely await the moment to strike. It could happen any time.
False accusations target Assad repeatedly. The latest involves use of cluster bombs Syria's military doesn't have. Claims are they're Russian made. Moscow denies supplying any.
Human Rights Watch, BBC, and other scoundrel media falsified reports. Perhaps fake videos were used. It wouldn't be the first time.
Destructive weapons, of course, can turn up anywhere. At issue is who's using them or responsible for planting so-called evidence of their use. Western-recruited mercenaries can be armed any way Washington wishes.
Dirty tactics are a US specialty. So is use of illegal weapons. Depleted uranium ones irradiates all Pentagon war theaters. Media scoundrels say nothing. Subsequent cancer epidemics and other ill effects are ignored.
On October 17, retired Russian Lt. Gen. Gennady Yevstafiev told Voice of Russia he believes Turkey is playing a dangerous game. Perhaps it's for greater regional dominance, gaining EU admission, and/or special favors from Washington.
Ankara's taking great risks. "(N)body is going to care about Turkey in spite of all its contributions to the grand American design." It won't get the recognition it seeks.
Gaining regional dominance "sooner or later (means) hav(ing) to destroy Saudi Arabia and these kingdoms of the Gulf and of course Iran. This would never happen."