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06 April 2017

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Tanvir Brar

Great comment

optimax

Hillary talks about the moral imperative for the US to bomb Syria's airfields--at 58 seconds.

http://www.reuters.com/video/2017/04/07/clinton-calls-for-us-to-bomb-syrian-air?videoId=371443359&videoChannel=1&channelName=Top+News

Both Hillary and Trump are chickenhawks in service to the jewish state.
they and ISIS are the only beneficiaries of this strike. The zionistas have Trump's psyche mapped and know how to how to herd him into their corral. It's easy: Trump is a thin-skinned narcissist who will say anything for approval (or to get elected) and who enjoys bullying anyone he perceives as disloyal. He knows no history can't even remember or doesn't care what he said a week ago. Trump's biggest fear is appearing weak. Look out world here we come.

Trump is on the way to make Obama look like a great president. Bombing Syria was not a knee=jerk reaction for Obama.

Les

The rebels, who claimed to have been gassed, were likely to have been the same ones who gassed the Kurds in Aleppo one year ago, Jaysh al-Islam.

http://archive.is/yUdPx

sid_finster

Agreed. I would impeach Trump, and Nuremberg much of the last few administrations.

Peter AU

Apparently the airfield that was hit was used for strikes against ISIS.

This from al Marsda News..
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) forces in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate launched a powerful offensive this morning, a local military source informed Al-Masdar.

Capitalizing on the U.S. missile strikes, the Islamic State stormed the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) checkpoints near the strategic town of Al-Furqalas.

According to local sources, the Islamic State has yet to make any gains near Al-Fuqalas, but without necessary air support, the situation could worsen in the coming hours.

The Shayrat Military Airport is one of the Syrian Air Force’s most important installations in the fight against the Islamic State due to its proximity to the Palmyra and Deir Ezzor fronts.
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/isil-launches-offensive-near-military-base-targeted-us-missiles/

EEngineer

Given that Russian air defenses should see anything moving over Syria, the fact that cruise missiles were used instead of planes indicates that the Borg was expecting a response. The US has not yet fought against modern/current AA. 60 for one target is way overkill. This may just have been an attempt to provoke the Russians to put their latest equipment into jam or fire mode so that it could be analysed.

Three decades ago I was stationed at Site One. I didn't feel any pressure because it seemed like there were adults in charge on both sides. That assumption no longer seems valid.

Prem

Ivan Sidorenko is reporting the death of a brigadier general at Shuayrat.

Meabwhile, Tulsi Gabbard seems to be a lone voice of opposition in Congress. This might mean that the Uniparty has seen off Trump.

Adamski

Is this a significant attack on an operational base or something more symbolic/theatrical against a scrap heap? Does anybody know?

Did the Russians just sit there and watch?

Likely next steps in this slow dance of death?

Alaric

Trump just ordered a risky attack based on information from various neocons and Alqaida affiliates and propagandists. This is a very disturbing precedent. Is he really this dumb?

Why didn't the Russians try to shoot the cruise missiles down or use their alleged jamming gear on them?

Kathy

Exactly my reaction when I saw Trump today moaning about the babies who were killed in the chemical explosion or whatever it was. I don't think he has a principled bone in his body or a principled thought in his head. He's like so many of our so-called elites these days: no integrity, no courage, no real culture, no concern for the fate of the nation or its citizens, no commitment to the general welfare; on the contrary, they are only out for themselves. I have some friends who voted for Trump in the hopes he would not get us deeper into the Mideast quagmire and who are now desperately trying to explain away the missile attacks on Syria. It reminds me of the way some other friends, Obama supporters,attempted to justify his string of sellouts over the course of his administration, claiming he was playing some complicated game, and, if were just patient enough, the endgame would arrive and all would be well. I'm afraid the same disappointment they eventually felt will soon be visited on many in the Trump camp--or at least those who believed him when he took a noninterventionist stance and proclaimed he would help the US working/middle classes. Baloney, all of it.

Prem

Trump has been bounced into a u-turn by media hysteria, based on unverifiable images supplied by AQ affiliates.

That probably spells the end of his immigration agenda. The media will be able to use video of real events, involving kids with American accents crying.

He'll be in office but not in power - beyond the ability to deliver things that Wall St wants.

optimax

Swedish Doctors for Human Rights took this video that shows doctors faking treatment to a child victim of the chemical attack. The White Helmets made a video of the boy they are treating, pretending they are trying to save the boy when in fact they kill him. This is evidence the attack was a false flag.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/04/06/swedish-medical-associations-says-white-helmets-murdered-kids-for-fake-gas-attack-videos/

robt willmann

Let us see the "legal memorandum" that claims that it is "constitutional" and "legal" to launch 59 cruise missiles at a sovereign country that has not attacked the U.S. and is not an imminent, clear and present danger to do so.

Supposedly, CBS and NBC news reported that two dozen members of Congress were notified by White House and Cabinet officials of the airstrike, and that the White House will be providing a list of these members shortly that includes people on both sides of the aisle.

Pathetic statements by U.S. Senators Richard Durbin and Ben Cardin--

https://mobile.twitter.com/SenatorDurbin/status/850167192150827012/photo/1

https://mobile.twitter.com/SenatorCardin/status/850175692172087296/photo/1

I do not need to state the obvious, but the press release of Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis leaves something out (in addition to leaving out proof), when saying: "As always, the U.S. took extraordinary measures to avoid civilian casualties and to comply with the Law of Armed Conflict." But not the law of the constitution and Congress--

https://www.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/1144598/statement-from-pentagon
-spokesman-capt-jeff-davis-on-us-strike-in-syria

Moreover, the press release says that "Shayrat Airfield was used to store chemical weapons and Syrian air forces." If chemical weapons were there, why are you hitting it with missiles and risking releasing toxic chemicals into the air?

In his statement, Donald Trump asserts that Assad used a "deadly nerve agent". Tell us, Donald, which nerve agent was it? Who took the samples, exactly where were they, and how were they taken? What was the chain of custody of the samples? Who analyzed them? What is the evidence that the nerve agent was of and from the Syrian government?

A complex event such as was alleged cannot be thoroughly investigated in two days. That is obvious. Yet no one put the brakes on. It is worse than foolish.

Green Zone Café

Here's Michael Ledeen and Mary Kissel of the Wall Street Journal acknowledging that the ultimate target is Iran. Six minute audio.

Kind of refreshing. Ledeen is always out front, doesn't hide the agenda.

https://audioboom.com/posts/5794276-iran-is-the-enemy-syria-the-target-michaelledeen-followfdd-marykissel-wsjopinion

After watching the unanimous propaganda narrative the last couple of days, I can't see Trump having the brains or the balls to resist. USA will be cruising for a bruising in the Gulf.

Buy domestic oil producers with stakes in the Permian and Bakken, if USA takes on Iran, oil is going to $150 and more. Gold miners, too. Might as well make money.

Tyler

What a fucking mess.

I got no 8D chess justification here. Just that the ballot box ain't enough to dislodge neocon tentacles.

Pundita

Not to mention the beautiful little babies in Yemen.

Pundita

In spite of myself in the face of the ghastly news, laughing. Brilliant trope!

Pundita

Too many great one-liners in this thread for me to note each one, but thanks to all for being quick off the mark; helped shore my drooping spirits.

IS is already capitalizing on the bombings:

"ISIL launches offensive near military base targeted by US missiles"
By Leith Fadel
April 7, 2017
AMN

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) forces in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate launched a powerful offensive this morning, a local military source informed Al-Masdar.

Capitalizing on the U.S. missile strikes, the Islamic State stormed the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) checkpoints near the strategic town of Al-Furqalas.

According to local sources, the Islamic State has yet to make any gains near Al-Fuqalas, but without necessary air support, the situation could worsen in the coming hours.

The Shayrat Military Airport is one of the Syrian Air Force’s most important installations in the fight against the Islamic State due to its proximity to the Palmyra and Deir Ezzor fronts.

[END REPORT]

Laura

binky354...You seem to believe (hard to say think) that Trump has a coherent line of thought on any issue much less something as complicated and subtle as Syria. Did you honestly believe he meant anything he
said on something this complex???

The man "reacts," he does not "respond" or "review" or .... anything. He is not consistent other than in his inconsistency on issues.

I do agree: "Damn him!"

optimax

The video I linked to was a White Helmets video from a supposed chemical attack in Syria in 2015 and not the recent attack. Still it shows they perform false flags blaming Assad.

LondonBob

Sorry don't want to give the impression that I am in anyway connected with Bannon, just have been reading Larry Schweikart's twitter since Trump ran as he clearly has good inside info, presumably largely from Bannon.

Murdoch's British outlets are rabidly anti Trump and the usual neocon bilge.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/2011/07/27/murdoch-is-daddy-warbucks-to-the-neocons/

LondonBob

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/scotthortonshow/4617-philip-giraldi-says-ic-military-doubt-assad-gas-narrative/

A good listen, worth posting the link.

Poul

And let's not forget the effects of UN sanctions on Iraq.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omnskeu-puE

Syria is also starting to feel the effects.

Lee A. Arnold

Never heard this one before. It is great.

Nancy K

EA, It amazes me that so many thought Trump was the answer to most questions, and they called Obama an empty suit.

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