Staged CW Attack Preceded Trump's Aggression
by Stephen Lendman
Trump's Friday aggression left no doubt he deplores peace, favors interventionism and warmaking over diplomacy.
He's continuing America's deplorable tradition, humanity's greatest threat with super-weapons able to end life on earth.
The administration and Pentagon presented no proof, justifying Friday's aggression - none so far, none coming except what might be invented, nothing independently verifiable for sure.
The April 4 Khan Shiekhoun attack was staged, fake video and photos used. Assad had nothing to do with what happened. It was likely a CIA-orchestrated incident.
Trump got a pretext to divert attention from accusations of improper ties to Moscow - making him look tough at the same time by attacking Russia's ally.
Commenting on Saturday, Russia's Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov said 24 hours after US warships attacked Syria's Shayrat airbase, US officials presented no "proof of the presence of chemical weapons there," or that government forces were responsible for the Khan Sheikhoun incident, adding:
"The airfield was visited by dozens of mass media representatives, by the local administration, firefighters, police, not to mention Syrian servicemen."
"Neither depots, or ammunition containing chemical weapons have been found at the" base. Its personnel wear no "gas masks" or protective clothing.
US-supported terrorists used sarin, chlorine and other toxins numerous times against Syrian civilians - in Aleppo, Ghouta and elsewhere, each time, Assad falsely blamed for their crimes.
Attacking Khan Sheikhoun also aimed to undermine shaky peace talks, so far achieving no breakthroughs, virtually dead following Friday's incident.
On Saturday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said "(o)nly recently the Americans and their western allies demanded inspectors sent, some investigation begun into the aircraft which delivered strikes on the militants' depots and production facilities."
"They demanded a probe into those aircraft and the equipment used in the strikes, and then they delivered strikes right on that equipment," destroying it.
Friday's US aggression was "absolutely unrelated either to attempts to learn what has happened to the chemical weapons, or (take) whatever steps (are necessary) towards the investigation."
It reactivated US regime change plans, falsely blaming Assad for the Khan Sheikhoun CW attack he had nothing to do with, using it as a pretext for escalated conflict, more US aggression coming.
In what appeared to be a coordinated attack, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Konashenkov said following US aggression on Syria's Shayrat airbase, ISIS and al-Nusra terrorists launched a major offensive on government forces.
Trump accomplished his objective. Endless conflict continues. America and its rogue allies want war, not resolution.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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