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By Vince Dhimos
You will have heard by now of the chemical attack in E. Ghouta, Syria, near Damascus, on Sunday April 4, 2018. We’ve gotten used to the scenario.
Though no investigation has been done into the identity of the perpetrators, Trump’s immediate response was a tweet blaming Russia, Iran and Assad (interesting that Turkey is not blamed, even though that is one of the countries acting as guarantors of the peace). White House Homeland Security and counter-terrorism adviser Thomas Bossert said nothing is off the table, so of course, nuclear war is an option. But he forgot: In the Western world, when one is targeting Russia, one thing is always off the table, ie, an investigation to determine whether they are actually guilty.
That was Trump’s MO at Shayrat, where 59 US Tomahawk missiles slammed into an airbase suspected of having been used for launching a chemical attack at Khan Sheykhun. No investigation was conducted to establish guilt. When the Exceptional Nation says you are guilty, you are guilty. It has godlike powers.
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their means, and my people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end thereof?
But the US never acts alone. Example: Tony Blair falling in line after GW Bush to attack Iran.
A more recent example, of course, is the apparent poisoning of ex Russian spy Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The identity of the substance was almost immediately declared and, because it was alleged to have been developed in Russia, it was immediately declared to be of Russian origin, even though the developer had posted on his web page details that would enable anyone anywhere to make the stuff. By this reasoning, if a person is shot with a Winchester rifle, the CEO of the Winchester Company is automatically guilty and may be sentenced without a trial.
Now imagine a court of law sentencing a suspected criminal to hard time before the trial could be held. No, that could not happen, you say. You would call it a miscarriage of justice. And yet, such a miscarriage is exactly what the UK committed. On the strength of a mere suspicion, it ordered dozens of Russian diplomats expelled from the UK. And as if to show that all of this was part of the same plot, and that such a miscarriage of justice is now standard procedure throughout the West, the US and dozens of European countries followed suit and expelled some Russian diplomats. “Proof” was simply that the UK had declared Russia guilty. It was the same principle on which Russia was declared guilty of “meddling in US elections.”
Now if you were following the Skripal case and the statements issued by the authorities, you knew that UK foreign minister Boris Johnson had posted on his Facebook page that not only did his government suspect that the poison to which the Skripals had been exposed was from Russia, but a representative of the prestigious Porton Down lab had told him unequivocally that this poison was indeed definitely from Russia, no doubt about it. Even though the lab had not yet performed its investigation on the substance.
Later, Porton Down did conduct a thorough investigation and issued a statement that it was impossible – and not even within their purview – to determine the origin of the toxin. Oops.
Upon publication of this information, Boris saw fit to remove his post declaring what the Porton Down official had told him, but of course, had not told him at all because Boris was obviously lying.
Now this seemingly minor story is actually a key in our assessment of the UK administration’s integrity and trustworthiness. Firstly, it lied without a second thought, not even taking into consideration the possible consequences of the lie. That is, excuse the expression, really really stupid. Inexcusably stupid and not worthy of any adult, let alone high-ranking officials. Even the Soviet Union had not lied with such little concern over the possibility of getting caught. It was unprecedented.
So why all the fuss to get a conviction without any investigation? Many observers connected this accusation against Russia with the planned false flag events in Syria that the Russian defence ministry had warned of, citing chemical labs found by the Syrian army in E. Ghouta.
Normally, it might be considered bad journalism to come right out and accuse a country of perpetrating a false flag event. But the US did not hesitate to jump on the anti-Russia band wagon and expel diplomats in imitation of the UK. So if the entire West can accuse Russia of something without proof, then a journalist can do likewise. After all, isn’t the US exceptional? Well why should we hesitate to imitate an exceptional nation?
But the main reasons we do not hesitate are as follows
In addition, China has added a nuclear option of its own, ie, the new Chinese oil futures market denominated in yuan with an option to convert the yuan into gold. There is nothing like that anywhere in the world and it must be a temptation to the Saudis to just cave in to the Chinese and abandon the old burdensome petrodollar agreement that ties them awkwardly to the US in ways that its subjects could not approve of. On the other hand, if the Saudis really want the US to get rid of Assad for them, and they do, then they must have their proxies in Syria stage a false flag now because it is their last chance before the door slams on its US ally. The crown prince has just covered himself by saying “Assad can stay.” He had no other choice but to pretend he is ok with Assad because the de facto ruling coalition is now Iran, Turkey, Syria and Russia. But in reality, his Wahhabi subjects will never accept the Shiites Assad and Rpouhani and the anti-Saudi and anti-Israel Erdogan. But what the crown prince is asking the US for is suicidal because Russian chief of staff Valery Gerasimov has warned that the Russians will retaliate against anyone attacking Assad.
Thus there can be only one possible explanation for the US’ seemingly insane drive to war, and that is, that the US has been banking on the Saudis’ continued compliance with the afore-cited US-Saudi agreement, which would enable the Fed to continue printing money (quantitative easing, ie, QE1, QE2, QE3 QE∞) without ever having to worry about economic consequences (à la Weimar Republic). You can imagine how tempted you might be if you had a crooked friend who did unsavoury and criminal things – analogous to the Saudi’s sponsorship of terrorists – and he promised you an unlimited amount of money if you helped him get away with his wickedness and to take revenge on his enemies, as the US did by attacking Iraq, inciting war between Iran and Iraq, killing Ghadaffi, bombing Kosovo (where the Saudis are now sending “aid” in the form of Wahhabist mosques and imams to teach the violent cult of Wahhabism), threatening Iran and Syria, and helping portray the evil kingdom as a progressive state that is planning to issue driver’s licenses to women and allow cinemas to be opened – as if these secondary actions could possibly make up for their sponsorship of Al-Qaeda and ISIS. That is, you can imagine how tempted you might be to promote all this evil if you had no moral compunctions whatsoever.
This is briefly what we have going in Syria. And Washington’s concern over the possible collapse of the dollar is the only explanation – and hence the default explanation – for the absolutely hysterical, frenzied attempt to frame Russia and risk a nuclear conflagration that could destroy planet earth. It’s all about the dollar.
So what can be done? It all depends on whether America puts God over country or vice-versa.
If you have an unshakable belief that lying and deceit for the creation of false flag events to prop up a wilting dollar and thereby threatening peace and stability and risking nuclear war is wrong – absolutely wrong and immoral, and in fact, a grave sin against God, and is therefore off the table, no matter what the economic consequences, no matter what happens to your country, or to the US dollar, then you already know the answer.
Since I wrote this piece, I found a very important eye-witness account by Vanessa Beeley, here:
And that’s my Sunday morning sermon.
Linked below is a video from Eva Bartlett's site showing jubilant crowds of rebel-held hostages going home. Donald Trump said Assad was a murderer. So why are they so happy to be in the hands of his army? (Once the truth comes out, the current crop of Western government officials will join dubbya in infamy.