NORMAN SOLOMON—Politicians, pundits and activists who’ve routinely denounced President Trump as a tool of Vladimir Putin can now mull over a major indicator of their cumulative impacts. The U.S.-led missile attack on Syria before dawn Saturday is the latest benchmark for gauging the effects of continually baiting Trump as a puppet of Russia’s president.READ ON
MAX BLUMENTHAL—The Syria Campaign presents itself as an impartial, non-political voice for ordinary Syrian citizens that is dedicated to civilian protection. “We see ourselves as a solidarity organization,” The Syria Campaign strategy director James Sadri told me. “We’re not being paid by anybody to pursue a particular line. We feel like we’ve done a really good job about finding out who the frontline activists, doctors, humanitarians are and trying to get their word out to the international community.”READ ON
P. GREANVILLE—We must remind our audience that the first lie is not that there was a gas attack supposedly conducted by the Assad government, but that there was a gas attack at all. The whole thing points to a complete hoax, with no real victims of any kind, except the clueless people who continue to consume Western media disinformation. This kind of fabrication has been used before, it is an old tool in the Western disinformation catalog.READ ON
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS—It would be a mistake for anyone to conclude that common sense has prevailed and the conflict has been resolved. What has prevailed is the Joint Chiefs’ fear of a defeat. The next crisis that Washington orchestrates will be on terms less favorable to Russian arms.
Bolton, the neoconservatives and the Israeli interest that they represent will go to work on Mattis and the dissenting generals. Leaks will appear in the presstitute media that are designed to discredit Mattis and to foment Trump’s distrust. The neoconservatives will advance military men more in line with the neoconservatives’ aggressiveness to positions on the Joint Chiefs.READ ON
JOAQUIN FLORES—The obvious message is the important message here – Russia and the US did not engage, so do not expect a Russian ‘retaliation’ militarily. The Syrian Arab Army will continue its clean-up campaign and Russia will pursue diplomacy on multiple fronts and in multiple vectors. This doesn’t rule out that Russia won’t escalate in other ideas, as a ‘cold’ response. That is a long established Russian method, which reflect sovereign prerogative.READ ON
JIM MILES—Why the rush to war? To prevent the truth about the Skripal false flag, and the Syrian gas attack false flag from being fully exposed – and I have said dozens of times before, it is all to support US$ hegemony and the power and control of the IMC empire over the people and resources of the world. It is the US air force acting in support of ISIS/al-Qaeda. It is a strike to stop the OCPW from performing their inspection of the Douma area. It is a strike to soothe Trump’s bruised deranged ego. And don’t forget John Bolton who has been a long time warrior chicken-hawk neocon who now ‘advises’ Trump.READ ON