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Fri Apr 7, 2017, 10:02 PM

Assad Was Played by Putin/Tillerson the Way Saddam Was Played by Bush Senior

Remember how the first Gulf War started? Bush Senior’s state department gave our “ally” in Iraq, Saddam the greenlight to invade Kuwait. Saddam took the bait—and we all know what happened to Saddam. And the price of oil.

Remember how the second Gulf war started? Bush Junior looked the other way while the Taliban blew up the World Trade Center. He then used this act of aggression by Sunni radicals as an excuse to take down Saddam’s secular regime---and raise oil prices again.

Remember what happened this week? Our Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson former head of Exxon and friend of Russia and Putin assured Assad that the U.S. had his back. Someone (more on who later) then set off nerve gas attacks against Syrian civilians. And now, suddenly Tillerson is pushing for an international coalition to force Assad from power. Shades of 1990. What are they gonna call this War for Oil? Desert Shit? Make no mistake, if the U.S. allows itself to be suckered into another ground war in the Middle East, it will be no cakewalk. Syria has a serious ally in Iran. If we go in, so does Iran. That shuts down oil production all across the Middle East---

And Putin saves the Russian economy by pumping a ton of oil that is suddenly worth more than its weight in gold. And a bunch of American soldiers will die. And even more innocent civilians. And our economy will go into the toilet once again when sky high oil prices take their toll on manufacturing, transportation and travel.

Now, more about the nerve gas itself. Check out this CNN report.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/07/world/syria-military-strikes-donald-trump-russia/index.html

The US is investigating whether Russia was involved in the chemical attack in Syria that prompted President Donald Trump to launch the first direct military assault against the Assad regime.

The Pentagon is looking for any evidence that the Russian government knew about or was complicit in the attack in Idlib province that killed at least 80 people and injured dozens more, a senior US defense official said.



Someone at the Pentagon does not buy the official Trump Party line which is that Assad went rogue all by himself. Someone at the Pentagon—which may soon be called upon to deploy soldiers in yet another shitty desert war---thinks the whole thing smells like a great big Russian rat.

And so do I.

Hey, here’s a great way to take out Assad. Let’s impose crippling economic sanctions against the country that props up Assad’s regime, the country that hacked out presidential election and blackmailed our elected officials. Assad will quickly fall to his own countrymen. And maybe we'll get Putin out of U.S. politics.

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