Donald Trump responds emotionally to the attack this week in Syria that resulted in 70 deaths and more than 500 injuries, supposedly caused by chemical weapons as well as the airstrike. Trump stated that the attack was an “affront to humanity,” and he said, “I will tell you that attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me – big impact,” and that, “When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that is so lethal – people were shocked to hear what gas it was. That crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line, many, many lines.”
Now, regarding his own war crimes in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere, does Trump actually know that the drone bombings and raids that he has been authorizing since becoming President have been slaughtering many innocent civilians including children? Many more drone strikes per day than Obama’s drone strikes. If he does know, then his above statements express utter hypocrisy on his part.
Glenn Greenwald wrote on January 30th:
The New York Times yesterday reported that military officials had been planning and debating the raid for months under the Obama administration, but Obama officials decided to leave the choice to Trump. The new president personally authorized the attack last week. They claim that the “main target” of the raid “was computer materials inside the house that could contain clues about future terrorist plots.” The paper cited a Yemeni official saying that “at least eight women and seven children, ages 3 to 13, had been killed in the raid,” and that the attack also “severely damaged a school, a health facility and a mosque.”
As my colleague Matthew Cole reported in great detail just weeks ago, Navy SEAL Team 6, for all its public glory, has a long history of “‘revenge ops,’ unjustified killings, mutilations, and other atrocities.” And Trump notoriously vowed during the campaign to target not only terrorists but also their families. All of that demands aggressive, independent inquiries into this operation.
If Trump is aware of his own slaughter then perhaps we could accuse him of hypocrisy in his condemnation of Bashar Assad, no? However, Trump’s not the brightest bulb ever, as we very well know. So it’s possible that he actually doesn’t know that the drone strikes and raids he has been authorizing since January 20th have been killing innocent people, including children. (By the way, besides bombing a mosque in Syria last month that killed 46, will Trump’s military and CIA still target weddings, funerals, hospitals, and rescuers? Honestly, those al-Qaeda and ISIS militants really should come up with better times and places to get married, given how on top of things our military and CIA are these days. But I digress.)
Or perhaps Trump does know, but, as with how the U.S. military are trained, perhaps Trump is also being trained to suppress whatever moral conscience he might have had prior to being President.
So now that Trump has discarded his “anti-war” campaign rhetoric and seems much more heavily influenced by the warmongering psychopath generals surrounding him, will he “bomb the sh*t out of them” (Syria), as he promised during the campaign to do to ISIS?
And then he can add many, many more innocent civilians to the list of those he will have slaughtered.
More slaughter, more retaliation blowback, more terrorist attacks against the West. Not good.
And it’s really all about “Regime Change.” And that would explain those suggestions that the Syria attack could have been a “false flag,” and not really Assad perpetrating it. If you’re very skeptical of the idea of false flag events, then read through this thorough history of false flags by Washington’s Blog. That this recent chemical attack in Syria might have been a false flag for the purpose of stepping up the U.S. and NATO’s aggressions and conquests in the Middle East is not so far-fetched.