A sudden flood of assertions by our media asses that President Bashar Assad is about to poison “his people” with the Sarin nerve agent sounds as credible as Colin Powell’s WMD multimedia presentation to the UN, to justify the invasion of Iraq.
You are wont to read, for example, that “A senior U.S. official told Fox News” that Syrian forces were loading bombs with “components of sarin gas.”
No names, no specifics.
Sarin on Syria is probably the Obama Administration’s casus belli for a ground invasion.
DEBKAfile’s anonymous military sources, via RT, report that, “The USS Eisenhower, an American aircraft carrier that holds eight fighter bomber squadrons and 8,000 men, arrived at the Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating US preparation for a potential ground intervention. …[The] Terminal High Altitude Air Defense [THAD] system and … the AEGIS system, which counters missiles that can reach outside the atmosphere,” are allegedly “aboard the USS Eisenhower.”
UPDATE (Dec. 7): When a ruse to get Americans to go along with war works, use it again, and again, and again. WMD got the US “safely” into Iraq. “Safely,” because, aside from a marginalized few (this one, for example), Boobus Americanus asked very few questions, and still cares not a whit about the legitimacy of maiming and killing hundreds of thousands Iraqis and Americans, and bankrupting our country.
The “blustery and bellicose bodybuilder luridly bulked up on steroids” may be set to ride again.
“There are no confirmed reports that Damascus is preparing to use chemical weapons in the ongoing Syrian conflict,” confirms the UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
And a reminder for members of the booboisie: Endless are the reasons to dismantle the U.N., but stalling one of the US’s wars of aggressive is not one of them. (Read “U.S.: GLOBAL GOVERNOR?” before joining the thread on Facebook.)