I have been following the war in Syria closely. There are websites like http://syria.liveuamap.com/ where you can see the daily movements on the battleground. Following the war effort, one thing has stricken me already quite a few times. Every time the last few months the Syrian insurgents were losing, sometime after there was a gas attack from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Mostly Chlorine, a gas that anyone can make from products bought in the supermarket, prepared in his home kitchen even. And these attacks were also said to have taken place at moment the SAA had nothing to gain from it. Battles like the last days of East Aleppo, where the moment of defeat for the insurgents was already inevidable.
In my opinion president Donald Trump has reacted far too quickly and also very impulsively on the battle field gas release a few days ago. There was no conclusive proof yet that the SAA was to blame for this. Still he decided to bomb a foreign country, without any mandate. Encouraged by people who not for long blamed him to be impulsive and incompentent. Probably because they like him to start nuclear war with Russia, a thing I always have thought Hillary Clinton was more capable of?
I am not a hundred procent convinced this gas attack could not be under a false flag. The insurgents in Syria, also the ones under the banner of the FSA, consist partly at least of very conservative, and I would not say zealot Muslims that are capable of many things that we mostly associate ISIS with. Now every time they are losing, they can emit something from a war gas pile, and Donald Trump would be stupid enough to attack the syrian army. Trust me, I have seen the acting of the moderate opposition, and many gave them the nick name, moderate beheaders, showing their fanatism is quite close to that of ISIS.
It seems to me that if you predict Trump will do the thing that improves his image among his supporters, you'd be right fairly frequently.
I don't see how blowing up some stuff on an airbase would prevent the government from making gas attacks on people. (If that's what indeed happened -- I don't mean to assert that it did. I just mean to assert that's what Trump claimed.)
Jan de Boer
posted 3 years ago
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:The news said this was not chlorine gas. I don't know if it was a false flag or not, but at least there was an argument that this was different.
Yes I already knew that. But if you look at the last two or three months, there was a pattern. Every time the insurgents were losing, at the end they came out with a story about chlorine gas. That is why I mention it. When I saw the first messages about this chemical attack, my first thoughts were: Not again boys, nobody believes you anymore. Considering the motive the insurgents have to drag the USA into this war, and the motive that Assad does not have, added up with this previous behaviour, passing by the possibility of a false flag is rather rash and ill considered. It could be a false flag, or it could be that Assad is really stupid, or he grossly misjudged Trumps possible reaction. Assad doing this, even a cruel dictator as he might be, is just illogical.