Following up on this morning's shocking "appeasement" turn of events by Russia and Syria, the White House has promptly fired back in the only way it knows: digging in deeper:
The comedy continues:
Yes - in Rwanda, Somalia and all those tens of other conflicts the US never got involved in because Qatari/Saudi petrodollar/gas interests were not involved.
With the mainstream media proclaiming last night's Charlie Rose interview with Assad "propaganda", the following headlines from a speech by national security advisors Susan Rice will frighten even the most "Miley Cyrus"-numb American:
- RICE SAYS OPENING DOOR TO CHEMICAL WEAPONS THREATENS U.S.
- RICE SAYS CHEMICAL WEAPONS COULD BE USED EVEN WITHIN THE U.S.
- RICE SAYS U.S. ALLIES BECOME `TEMPTING TARGETS' IF NO RESPONSE
- RICE SAYS ASSAD ATTACK THREATENS GLOBAL SECURITY, U.S. INCLUDED
We can only imagine the 'score' underlying her words, which are getting scarier and louder with every verbal escalation...
- RICE SAYS SYRIA UNLEASHED `HELLISH CHAOS' IN CHEMICAL ATTACK
and an ominous Carmina Burana 'drum beat', crescendoing with:
- RICE SAYS NOT RESPONDING MAY EMBOLDEN N KOREA, IRAN, TERRORISTS
So, it would appear, that a Syrian strike is no longer about preventing Assad from using weapons, as was the story until now, but deterring others from doing what Assad may or may not have done.
At the end of the day, the US will refuse to accept checkmate by being humiliated by grandmaster Putin in the world arena: it seems the decision is already made:
- RICE SAYS U.S. WOULD LIKE UN BACKING BUT IT WON'T HAPPEN
And finally, here is the admission after all. As expected, the whole point of this entire frace was to topple Assad and replace him with a pro-Syria, pro-Qatar, anti-Russia regime:
Rice: "Our overarching goal is to end the underlying conflict through a negotiated, political transition in which Assad leaves power" #Syria— White House Live (@WHLive) September 9, 2013
And if we were Iran we would be worried. Very worried. A false flag in which Tehran attacks Israel is coming any second:
Rice: Limited strikes "will make clear to Assad and his allies—Hezbollah & Iran—that they should not test the resolve of the United States."— White House Live (@WHLive) September 9, 2013