Some troublesome news has been leaking out of Washington, D.C. over the past few days and it may mean an escalation in our fight in Syria… but not necessarily against ISIS.
Reports are that Syria may be planning to use chemical weapons again, and may even be preparing to launch them from the same base that we already struck some months back.
The Trump administration has promised to respond to another chemical attack with increased force, but the Russians have also promised that any new show of American military might would be met with similar force from the Russians.
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The entire mess could escalate quickly, and that is something that no one wants.
Former Congressman Ron Paul explains that US force may not be necessary in the Syrian crisis because much of what we’re hearing could be wrong.
Last night the White House released a shock statement that the Syrian government was about to use chemical weapons “again” on its citizens and that the United States would launch a massive response. At the time, the AP reported that neither the State Department nor the Pentagon or intelligence agencies seemed to know anything about it.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned that any attack on citizens of Syria would be automatically blamed on Assad (as well as Russia and Iran). It seems Trump is ready for a massive attack on the Syrian government — coincidentally just a day after a major piece by Seymour Hersh showed that the US intelligence community knew that the April “chemical attack” was no such thing but that Trump launched 59 Tomahawk missiles anyway.
Trump constantly accuses CNN of purveying “fake news,” but he has shown himself to also be a master at fake news. Something they have in common.
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