by Dave Kranzler, Investment Research Dynamics:
The U.K. refuses to release for independent examination any of the evidence that would link the Skirpal poisoning to Russia. As such, we can only assume that Russia was meant to be the scapegoat. Same deal with the chemical attack in Syria. There’s a complete lack of evidence that would connect the incident to any specific perpetrator. But the U.S. seems satisfied that a case built on no-evidence hear-say and western media headlines proves the allegations.
Amazingly, some of neo-cons at Fox News are now questioning the legitimacy and motives for U.S. belligerence toward Russia using Syria as the “host.” Tucker Carlson went nuts on the idea, which is surprising because Fox typically is pro-war against anyone and anything without bona fide cause and for any reason:
Perhaps of more concern is the analysis presented by Paul Craig Roberts, who has a little more experience in DC politics and Government policy advisement than anyone in the cable media:
No sign this morning of Washington coming to its senses. Zero Hedge reports that Trump is canceling his trip to Peru’s Summit of the Americas in order to oversee the US attack on Syria. If the attack is real and not merely a hit at an unimportant target for PR effect, war could be upon us…”War With Russia Approaching” and “On The Threshold Of War.”
Let’s hope saner minds somehow prevail in DC, though I’m not sure where those brain cells might reside. With a debt-riddled and a larger “explosion” than the one that hit in 2008 percolating throughout the U.S. financial system, it seems that Washington’s policy alternative of choice is, “when all else fails, start a war.”