Poking the Bear
The world has turned a corner. For the last two years freedom-loving people throughout the west have rallied to wrestle control of their governments away from the warmongering sociopaths who have been in power for generations. Most prominent in this effort was the recent presidential campaign in the United States. In what was arguably the most intense presidential campaign America had ever seen, Donald Trump defeated mass murdering lunatic Hillary Clinton and ascended to the office of leader of the free world. His supporters breathed a collective sigh of relief, believing that the horrors of a third world war had been narrowly avoided. And yet, in the months following, the escalations continued. First the mainstream media tried to paint Trump as some kind of Russian plant. Then Trump ordered additional combat personnel to Syria. The world, it seemed, still rested on a knife’s edge.
Until the western military intelligence complex came along and pushed it over.
Last Monday an alleged chemical weapons attacked occurred in the north of Syria. It was immediately blamed on Bashar Al-Assad (of course), and the world began to discuss what to do about him crossing Obama’s infamous “red line.”
Yesterday the decision was made. Trump ordered a strike of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles ($1.6 million each) at the Ash Sha’irat airbase in Homs, destroying the control tower, runway, hangers, fuel tankers, and ammunition dumps. According to Al-Masdar News, 15 fighter aircraft were damaged or destroyed, one pilot was killed and several wounded, and Russian personnel were present at the airbase when it was hit.
But why would Bashar Al-Assad carry out a chemical weapons attack against a civilian target that would almost certainly bring down the wrath of the entire world? It would endanger his alliance with Russia, which is the only reason his government has survived. It would provoke NATO, and quite possibly cause a western military intervention. And it seems to have only killed civilians. Hardly a tempting strategic target. Bashar Al-Assad is the last person in the world who would have any motive to do this.
More than that, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been winning its war against ISIS, Al-Nusra, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), YPG, and the dozens of other militant groups throughout the country. The war has been going so well for Bashar Al-Assad that there has been talk for weeks about how the final invasion of Raqqa, the capital of ISIS, would be organized. Moreover, Bashar Al-Assad’s enemies have seen it coming, and, as a consequence, have come to the negotiation table to hammer out a deal. A chemical weapons attack would only endanger this.
We must then ask ourselves, who benefits from this incident? Certainly the neocon warhawks in the west who are committed to a destabilized middle east and adversarial relations with Russia. Terrorist groups within Syria itself would likewise profit from blaming this on Bashar Al-Assad, but if they already had chemical weapons, they certainly would have used them before.
More to the point, how do we even know that it was a chemical weapons attack at all? Shortly before first Gulf War we were told stories of Iraqi soldiers in Kuwait removing babies from life-saving incubators. During the months leading up to the invasion of Iraq, we were told of WMD “mobile production centers.” Years later, when we were told that another “chemical weapons attack” had occured it was found to be a complete fabrication. Rather than a chemical weapons attack, a napalm attack had been repurposed by the BBC in order to provoke a western military intervention. Each of these frauds were debunked, but the first two only after devastating wars which lead to a collective body count of about 1.5 million people.
So how do we know that Al-Assad just gassed his own people? Well, the White Helmets told us so. Who are they? The White Helmets are a NGO Syrian civil defense organization that operates in rebel held territory. They receive funding from George Soros, the CIA, and the UK Foreign Office. With backers like that, they must be trustworthy.
The day before the attack, reporter Feras Karam (Orient News) tweeted “Tomorrow, a media campaign will be launched to cover the intensity of the air raids on the villages of Hama and the use of chlorine against civilians.” Now that’s some pretty good reporting. Imagine what kind of money news agencies could make if they always reported the news before it happened. But wait, wasn’t this supposed to be a sarin gas attack? Well, I guess you can’t always get predicting the future 100% right.
It gets worse. The White Helmets posted both video and pictures of the dead and dying, including between 25 and 30 children. White Helmet personnel are shown with exposed skin (sarin is absorbed through the skin, not inhaled). In one video, White Helmet doctors are shown supposedly attempting to save the life of a small child. However, the organization Swedish Doctors for Human Rights released a statement explaining that the child showed symptoms of opiate overdose rather than sarin gas poisoning, that the White Helmet doctors did not give medical treatment consistent with sarin gas poisoning, and that the White Helmet doctors almost certainly murdered the child on camera as part of the hoax.
Nothing says credibility like murdering children on camera.
A reaction from the international community was inevitable, but what came next was more than a little over the top. Trump ordered the destruction of an entire military airbase, which I might add, without authorization from the UN Security Counsel, is a war crime. Just because Bush and Obama did it doesn’t mean that just anyone can or should do it. What’s worse is that Russian military personnel were at the base, possibly provoking a hot war with Russia. This is reminiscent of when Israeli fighters destroyed two Syrian P-800 Onyx anti-shipping missile batteries that were still being operated by Russian crews back in September 2013.
So why did Trump do it? Trump has been talking about how the Syrian people should decide who runs the Syrian government, and he has criticized Obama’s policies in Syria as a waste of money for years. Moreover, if we can figure out that this attack is a fraud, Trump, with 17 different intelligence agencies at his disposal certainly knows.
So why did he do it? I see three possibilities:
- Trump is weak, and he attacked Syria to appease the globalists. Hillary Clinton, for instance, suggested that Trump should destroy Syrian airbases in order to ground the Syrian air force. She said: “I really believe that should’ve and still should take out his air fields and prevent him from…bombing innocent people.” What a coincidence.
- The Pentagon carried out the strike without Trump’s authorization, and Trump simply told the world that he had ordered the attack. It is preferable to appear evil rather than incompetent. A similar scenario is portrayed in Tom Clancey’s novel The Sum of All Fears, when a top Russian general carries out a gas attack on Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, killing most of the population. The events that follow include a nuclear attack in Baltimore, and the United States and Russia coming within a hair’s breadth of a nuclear exchange. Definitely a scenario to keep in mind.
- Trump ordered the attack because he is, and has always been a warmongering neocon, and his presidential election was all a fraud.
In my opinion, the second and third options are the most likely. Will we ever know which? Probably not, but only time will tell. In the mean time, consider the body language in his press conference:
See Trump lie,
Lie, Trump, lie,
See McCain lie.
Another question to consider is why wasn’t the airbase evacuated? After all, the United States did inform the Russians before the strike, and the Russians would certainly have told the Syrians, given that they are allies. The aircraft and personnel, at least, could have been removed to another airbase. More than that, why didn’t the Russians attempt to shoot the missiles down, especially if they had personnel on base? The Tomahawk is an old, subsonic missile, and modern Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense batteries are more than up to the task of intercepting them. Syria, being Russia’s military ally, is certainly worthy of such protection, and those air defense assets are plentiful and have been in place for some time. Inquiring minds want to know.
One final question to ponder: Immediately after the Israelis took out the Russian operated P-800 missile batteries in September 2013, Putin ordered the largest military drill in Russia’s history, the following day. 160,000 men, 5,000 tanks, and numerous ships and aircraft assembled at a moment’s notice to carrying out drills in Siberia. If that was Putin’s response to the loss of two missile batteries, what will he do now?