It was only a month ago when, desperate to get out of the humiliating foreign relations fiasco that was the US involvement in Ukraine, which left Putin holding Crimea, Europe begging for Russian gas and left Ukraine split in two, saddled by a deadly civil war, we got headlines such as this:
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Fast forward a month later when, somehow, Obama has inexplicably found himself embroiled a bevy of new scandals, including the Berghdal Snafu and the Iraq collapse, which had the US first not sending troops on the ground to Iraq, until troops were sent over the weekend.
So what is the great US distraction machine to do? Why Rinse, Repeat of course. Moments ago from Reuters:
- CHEMICAL WEAPONS WATCHDOG SAYS EVIDENCE SUGGESTS CHLORINE GAS-LIKE CHEMICALS HAVE BEEN USED IN SYRIA
Next up: unfalsifiable evidence of evil Assad using Chlorine gas (because the fact that the US nearly invaded Syria last year over the same false flag merely strenghtened his resolve to use even more chemical weapons) in the form of YouTube clips, and even more arming of Al Qaeda, pardon Syrian rebels by the CIA.
Because apparently in the eyes of the administration, ordinary Americans are not only idiots who can't put one and one together (forget two), but have the memory of a gnat and the attention span of a Virtu algo.
Sadly, for the most part, it is right.
And now back to today's manipulated market melt up, because moments after this headline hit, stocks printed their intraday highs.