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American War Hawk vs. Assad the Barbarian

By Dean Robinson, Summit City Noise

April 10, 2018

American war hawks Whoopi Goldberg and Senator Lindsey Graham are using television announcements to encourage President Donald Trump to attack Syria again.

As usual, the justification is an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian people, in the city of Douma, ordered by Syria President Bashar al Assad. "Reports of the latest attack... could not be independently verified," according to CBS News.

The latest charges of Syrian on Syrian chemical weapons use comes after a Syrian military battle against Jaish al-Islam, a rebel militia that has been holding Syrian citizens hostage in Douma.

For those not paying attention, Syria is in the midst of a civil war that started in 2011.

A civil war means citizens fighting against fellow citizens.

When people talk about Bashar al Assad being a barbarian who butchers his own people, they could say the same thing about President Abraham Lincoln.

A civil war in Syria means Syrian against Syrian.

President Assad's Syrian military is fighting local and international militia groups that the United States supports as rebel freedom fighters. Rebel freedom fighters in Syria are largely considered criminals, traitors and terrorists by the Syrian government.

Since 2012, the United States - through the CIA and the Pentagon - has been funding, arming, and training international militia groups in Syria that are considered terrorists, traitors, and criminals by the Syrian government.

Dean Robinson: When I talk about all this stuff, I am not defending Assad's actions. Civil war is horrible. I wish these mugs weren't in a civil war. But if you mugs want to talk about Bashar the Barbarian, just go ahead and talk about Abraham Lincoln the Barbarian.

Assad is not the only one attacking his own people. Jaish al Islam, these militants in Syria, they are also Syrians attacking their own people. But nobody is calling them barbarians.

CBS: Trump threatens "Animal Assad," Putin over alleged chemical attack in Syria By CBS/Associated Press - April 8, 2018

Reports of the latest attack, which appeared to target civilians and young children, could not be independently verified. (CBS)

Sputnik News: Damascus Calls Chemical Accusations 'Unconvincing Broken Record' - April 8, 2018

Iran's Foreign Ministry announced that reports of a gas attack in Syria were not based on facts and were an "an excuse" by the US and Western countries to take military action against Damascus, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

Last month, Damascus warned that several foreign experts were preparing to stage a chemical attack, which would be carried out with the help of the infamous White Helmets and would be covered by mainstream media.

The same warning was issued by the Russian Center for Syria reconciliation in January. (Sputnik)

Zero Hedge: Trump Threatens Putin, "Animal Assad" Over Syrian "Chemical Attack"; Russia Warns Of "Grave" Response If US Launches Strike By Tyler Durden - April 8, 2018

The Syrian state news agency SANA said Jaish al-Islam was making “chemical attack fabrications in an exposed and failed attempt to obstruct advances by the Syrian Arab army,” citing an official source.

Meanwhile, Reuters said it could not independently verify the reports.

Dean Robinson: Of this chemical attack Whoopi Goldberg says "the guy in the White House" needs to retaliate about. Well, Reuters said it could not independently verify the report. CBS said the same thing even though they're saying Assad dropped chemical weapons on his people. Been doing it.

Zero Hedge: Others did the same: The Syrian Observatory said it could not confirm whether chemical weapons had been used in the attack on Saturday.

But, as we noted above, who needs confirmation: after all, if the 2013 "chemical attack" that started it all and was later proven to be a hoax was sufficient, just do the same. (ZH)

Reuters: U.S.' Mattis says concerned about Syria's potential use of sarin gas By Idrees Ali - February 2, 2018

A deadly sarin attack on another rebel-held area in April 2017 prompted President Donald Trump to order a U.S. missile strike on the Shayrat airbase, from which the Syrian operation is said to have been launched.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, speaking with reporters, said the Syrian government had repeatedly used chlorine as a weapon. He stressed that the United States did not have evidence of sarin gas use.

“We are even more concerned about the possibility of sarin use, (but) I don’t have the evidence,” Mattis said. “What I am saying is that other groups on the ground - NGOs, fighters on the ground - have said that sarin has been used, so we are looking for evidence.” (Reuters)

Dean Robinson: People, that's Jim Mattis talking to reporters about the April 2017 U.S. military attack. Well, it was in response to a sarin attack that the United States has no evidence of.

But Whoopi Goldberg is not worried about that evidence. Lindsey Graham, not worried about it. John McCain, not worried about it.

So when we talk about the April 2016 military strike by President Donald Trump, you've gotta go to Politico.

Politico: McCain: Syria strike is 'eight years in the making' By Kelsey Sutton - 04/07/17

Sen. John McCain championed President Donald Trump’s decision to launch an attack against Syrian government forces, calling the action the "beginning” of continued involvement in the region.

“This is a beginning, and a lot of hard things have to be done, but without this [airstrike], those other things couldn’t have been done either,” the Arizona Republican said on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

"After all, it’s been eight years in the making." (Politico)

Dean Robinson: Eight years from April 2017, well, people that would take you back to 2009.


So let's go to a story by News Limited to address 2009.

News Limited: Is the fight over a gas pipeline fuelling the world's bloodiest conflict? By Charis Chang - December 2, 2015

Before the civil war, two competing pipelines put forward by Qatar and Iran aimed to transport gas to Europe through Syria.

Qatar’s plans were first put forward in 2009 and involved building a pipeline from the Persian Gulf via Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey. (News Limited)

Dean Robinson: So the Qatar pipeline introduced in 2009, well that's not the pipeline that Bashar al Assad selected. He said 'Qatar, thank you but no thank you. We're gonna go with Iran's natural gas pipeline in 2009.

Eight years later, you got Senator John McCain very pleased about a military strike that apparently the United States had been stewing over since 2009.

When you look at the United States military interests in Syria, you can go back into the Eighties. You can go back to the Reagan administration.

So I'm going to go to a story published in January 2017 by the Daily Mail.

Daily Mail: Secret 1983 CIA intelligence report suggested America should encourage Saddam Hussein to attack Syria to secure oil pipeline to Med and Gulf By Thomas Burrows - 20 January 2017

America urged Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to attack Hafez al-Assad's Syria because of the closure of Iraq's oil pipeline, a secret 1983 intelligence report has revealed.

The report, by former senior CIA official Graham Fuller, said the US should consider 'urging Iraq to take the war to Syria', noting that Saddam was 'fighting for his life' in the Iran-Iraq campaign. (Daily Mail)

Dean Robinson: So Iraq is already at war with Iran. That's when the C.I.A. wants Iraq to also go to war in Syria because Syria shut down the Iraqi oil pipeline.

Daily Mail: Through the closure of the pipeline, Mr Fuller said Syria had a 'hammerlock' on US interests in both Lebanon and in the Gulf.

Dean Robinson: So that's from a 1983 C.I.A. report encouraging President Ronald Reagan to encourage Iraqi president Saddam Hussein to go to war in Syria over an oil pipeline.

And so, right now you have the United States involved in war in Syria, taking direct action against Syria and indirect action against Syria.

Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain on the View they want the same military action that Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham want. They want President Trump to attack Syria over this latest chemical weapon attack in Syria. Syrian on Syrian crime.

But there has already been a missile strike against Syria, who knows if it's in retaliation.

CBS: U.S. denies missile strike in Syria, Russia says Israel did it By Associated Press - April 9, 2018

Missiles struck an air base in central Syria early Monday, but the Pentagon quickly denied claims from Syrian state media that the strikes were "an American aggression."

A war monitoring group said Iranian-backed militia members were killed in the strikes, and Russia and then Syria accused Israeli jets of firing the missiles. 

Syria's state-run SANA news agency said the missile attack on the T4 military air base in Homs province had resulted in a number of casualties.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said 14 people were killed, including foreign nationals -- an allusion to Iranian, or at least Iran-backed, fighters.

Russia's allegation that two Israeli F-15s had fired a total of eight missiles at the T4 base came several hours after Pentagon spokesman Christopher Sherwood said in a statement that the "Department of Defense is not conducting air strikes in Syria." (CBS)

Dean Robinson: War hawks are using television in the United States to encourage President Donald Trump to attack Syria, to take direct military action against a nation that has done nothing to the United States.

Israel on the other hand, those mugs have conducted some 100 military strikes within Syria over the last five years. Israel doing that.

Israel, over the last few month, openly admitted that in 2007, Israel struck an allege Syrian nuclear base.

Israel has been waging war against Syria in Syria since 2007, all the way up until 2018 conducting some 100 strikes against Syria in Syria over the last five years.

Israel got down the way Whoopi wants the Guy in the White House to get down.


American War Hawks vs. Assad the Barbarian

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