A Syrian chemical weapons attack makes no sense.
Both Russian officials and independent experts in Moscow heaped doubts today on the veracity of reports that Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad killed more than 1,000 people using poison gas in an attack on rebels in a Damascus suburb Wednesday.
“Russia isn’t persuaded by any of these reports. Nobody in Moscow believes Assad would use chemical weapons, especially now that he’s winning without them, and he’d be crazy to do so on the very day that UN inspectors are visiting Damascus to look into reports of chemical weapon use,” says Sergei Markov, a frequent adviser to President Vladimir Putin.
“It’s obvious to us that we’re looking at a well-prepared provocation, possibly staged by Qatar or Saudi Arabian intelligence, aimed at whipping up emotions in the West and triggering an armed intervention to aid the rebels. It’s clear the rebels can’t hope to win without such assistance from outside, so they are the only ones who have any stake in creating an example like this. Russia is not going to support any moves in that direction,” he adds.
Like Obama, Lyndon Johnson was the most liberal member of the Senate before assuming the presidency and escalating the Vietnam War with a fake military incident. Obama’s presidency is collapsing, which makes him a very dangerous and desperate player on the world stage.