by Phil Butler, New Eastern Outlook:
A few days before the United States, Britain, and France wasted several hundred millions of dollars attacking Syria, a The Guardian report from Thomson Award-winning journalist, Martin Chulov assured us the now notorious White Helmets Organization (WHO) were planning to smuggle dead bodies out of Douma, Syria. wreaking with a mystery nerve agent. Unfortunately for Chulov and others who create the anti-Russia narrative, the victims in Douma did not die from a gas attack.
Last week, when the U.S.S. Truman (CVN-75) battle group set sail from Norfork, Virginia, there was a race on to try and cover the ass of the President of the United States. Donald Trump’s boisterous “nice, new, and smart” missile Tweet in the direction of Vladimir Putin stunned the world into a new realization. The Americans who supported the billionaire property developing celebrity are not getting what they voted for. As we all know now, the U.S., France, and the UK fired missiles at mundane targets from various ships and aircraft in order to help Trump keep his word. The essence of the whole sorted affair is that peace on Earth and making American great again (MAGA) are mutually exclusive terms for Trump and his handlers. In case you are unaware, at the moment Trump promised almost certain war against the world’s second nuclear superpower, he did not have in place the capability to back up his threat toward Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Russia. So, in their infinite military wisdom, the Pentagon came up with a “Plan B” – to fire over 100 missiles at research facilities the U.S. and partners could later claim were chemical weapons fascilities. Never mind the reality of blasting VX and Sarin gas (or worse) stockpiles to bits just outside the oldest city in the world – the Trump world order knows the people are too busy or too stupid to “get it”. But my purpose here is not to analyze American policy, it’s investigate how trusted journalists end up trying to convince us of administration lies, and the role various stakeholders play in creating strategy support groups like the White Helmets.