Most unexpectedly the British Poodle snapped at its Master's hand. It may have taken a decade of death, destruction and chaos that followed the doggy dossiers and bare faced lies that spewed from the mouths of Tony Bliar and George Bush as to why Iraq should be destroyed, and over 100,000 killed, all in the pursuit of non existant WMD stock piles that were said to target UK cities within 45 minutes from launch to strike. Virtually all Labour MP's and even some Tories were just not able to suffer the shame a second time of lying to the public in pursuit of an imperialist agenda.
So the American empire has implemented its 'Plan B' by calling on its back up French Poodle on the UN Security Council permanent members to rubber stamp it's pre-planned attack.
“Our oldest ally, the French, said the regime, quote, ‘committed this vile action, and it is an outrage to use weapons that the community has banned for the last 90 years in all international conventions’ " - John Kerry
President Hollande of France said that the vote by the UK Parliament would not affect France's will to act.
He supported "firm" punitive action over an attack which had caused "irreparable" harm to the Syrian people. When asked if France could act against Syria without Britain he said: "Yes. Each country is sovereign to participate or not."
However, France would be wise to remember the path Britain was put on for more than a decade, with much blood and treasure lost for nothing. The U.S. Master will give its new French Poodle many pats on the head as it expects it to jump through ever higher hoops over the coming years, until the French reach their British moment, when the light bulb goes on that like fools they are fighting and dieing for an U.S. imperialist agenda.
Meanwhile the British press has gone into overdrive in its mourning of the the death of the Special Relationship, when the truth is that it never existed instead more accurately it should have been termed as the "Special Needs Relationship" between that of a Poodle that constantly sought to please and seek reassuring pats ont he head from its Master.John Kerry the New Colin Powell?
Infamously Colin Powell lied to the UN.
“Facts and Iraq’s behaviour show that Saddam Hussein and his regime are concealing their efforts to produce more weapons of mass destruction,”
“Every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources. These are not assertions. What we’re giving you are the facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence.”
“The gravity of this moment is matched by the gravity of the threat that Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction pose to the world.”
He LIED, the intelligence agencies fabricated the evidence, which is their primary role, to create the conditions that allow the elite to implement their agenda.
John Kerry - Obama's Colin Powell
“We know that the Syrian regime maintains custody of these chemical weapons. We know that the Syrian regime has the capacity to do this with rockets.”
“We know that the regime has been determined to clear the opposition from those very places where the attacks took place. And with our own eyes, we have all of us become witnesses.”
etc... etc... etc.......
Shock, horror that chemical weapons have been used by some group in Syria killing upto 1000 people, never mind that 100,000 have already been killed as a consequence of conventional weapons! It is not as though the US and the UK have never used chemical weapons, far from it. Let's put aside US use of nukes during WWII despite nuclear weapons being infinitely more destructive than chemical weapons for many generations afterwards. The US has overtly used chemical weapons on many occasions such as Napalm and agent orange in Vietnam and more recently chemical weapons used in Iraq that resulted in the emergence of hundreds of thousands of birth defects throughout Iraq. Then there are the covert supply of chemical weapons such as the US supply of chemical weapons to Saddam's Iraq that he used in the 8 year long war against Iran, resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths along the battle fields, as it became a matter of routine for both sides to routinely gas one another's soldiers.
US Use of Chemical weapons
Vietnam War - 400,000 killed, effected hundreds of thousands in future generations.
Iraq War - White Phosphorous and Depleted Uranium - 50,000 killed, wide spread genetic damage.
Iraq - Iran War - Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam whilst he gassed the Iranians with US supplied chemicals.So the US and the UK do not have ANY moral high ground when it comes to chemical weapons.
Who Used Chemical Weapons in Syria ?
There is no black or white but differing shades of grey because what armies such as the Syrian army are capable of so are the US and UK armies under SIMILAR conditions i.e. amidst a civil war that even engulfs the capital city.
And as illustrated earlier the intelligence agencies are experts in the black art of manipulating the mirror neurons of the masses towards an elitist agenda, through utilisation of mainstream press propaganda to show video footage of many dead children that they know that the mass of humans being exposed to will mirror the sadness and outrage of such events as a consequence of the neurological mechanisms (mirror neurons) that play a large part in forming that which constitutes human consciousness.
So nothing is certain, all we can do is to attach Probabilities based on the facts as can best be ascertained.
- That on Wednesday a rebel controlled area of Damascus was exposed to significant use of chemical weapons, that resulted in many hundreds if not as many as 1000 deaths.
- That these attacks took place during a visit by UN chemical weapons inspectors who had recently arrived in the city.
- That the rebels have been losing the war over the past few months.
Those are the facts, therefore in weighing probabilities one needs to consider motives involved such as anti-regime forces such as the rebels, Israel, the CIA seeking an advantage to even the odds for the rebels against a regime that has been winning back ground.
Probabilities for Responsibility for recent widespread Chemical Attacks
- CIA - 10%
- Israel - 25%
- Rebels - 50%
- Assad Regime - 50%
Why 50/50 ?
It is possible that the rebels not being competently trained to handle conventional weapons let alone in handling of chemical weapons, thus could have accidentally released them in their strong holds. Now I am not saying that this is what happened, I am saying it is just as probable as the Assad regime having used chemical weapons, as we just cannot trust anything that spouts out of the intelligence agencies such as the CIA, or Colin Powell Mk II.
The truth may lie in a mixture of Regime limited use of chemical weapons and the Rebels botched attempt at deploying their own captured chemical weapons, which they prematurely released by accident in their own area, that is probably nearer the truth than the certainty that the likes of Colin Powell Mk II has been spouting.
So whilst the start for a series of US strikes on Syria appears imminent, the only question therefore is at which stage will the U.S. start using chemical weapons such as White Phosphorous and Depleted Uranium weapons.
After Killing Al-Qeeda for a decade, the U.S. is now supporting Al-Qeeda in Syria.
Meanwhile the Master plays with his new French Poodle.
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