It's off to war again based on a dubious story with little evidence. This time about a chemical weapon attack by the Syrian government.
Summary: Trump has received much applause for bombing Syria. Republicans, Democrats, journalists, and geopolitical gurus all cheered. Here insightful defense analyst Chuck Spinney asks inconvenient questions about the lack of evidence and illogic of the "Assad did it" story. This is a follow-up to Before believing the new Syria sarin attack story, ask if the 2013 story was … Continue reading Chuck Spinney explains why both parties love the Syria poison gas story
Summary: Stratfor gives the standard story about Trump's attack on Syria. But we were told similar confident stories about al-Assad in 2013, which slowly eroded away (until resurfacing now as needed, shiney as new). Given the US government's history of lying about such things, extreme skepticism is warranted. Here is the Stratfor report, followed by … Continue reading Before believing the new Syria sarin attack story, ask if the 2013 story was true
Summary: Today's speech by Susan Rice, National Security Advisor, deserves attention. If we look, in it we can see the answers to many important questions about America. Our reaction to it -- and Obama's challenges to us about Syria -- will tells us much about ourselves. This worked for Truman, and for every President since … Continue reading Susan Rice’s speech tells us harsh truths about ourselves
Summary: I've received many incisive questions about Syria, covering the key points of the this extraordinary debate that so clearly highlights the changing nature of America's political regime -- and our role in it. Here are my responses; post your questions and answers in the comments. . Contents Q&A on the basics of the proposal … Continue reading Q&A on the extraordinary aspects of the Syrian War