Syria’s poison gas: Gulf of Tonkin redux?
Lost amid all the babble about Obongo’s brilliance turning to humiliation in the wink of an eye (couldn’t happen to a ruder SOB) is the alleged case for Syrian president Assad’s use of poison gas on civilians.
Come again? We are to believe this lying, prevaricating, sneering Democrat administration really has proof? Why, exactly? Because Lurch wouldn’t lie? Ha, ha. He’s made a career of lying, starting with his testimony to Congress about systematic war crimes in Vietnam.
“YouTube videos posted by Syrian activists of children gasping for air while being rinsed with water by barehanded medical personnel are not consistent with chemical weapons known to be in the Syrian arsenal, said Dan Kaszeta, managing director of U.K.-based security consultancy Strongpoint Security. Kaszeta worked 20 years on chemical biological and nuclear defense in the U.S. government and military.
“Kaszeta said the videos show convulsions that affect some limbs but not all; no skin burns or blisters, which would indicate mustard gas; and no vomiting. He did not have access to any of the victims and his opinions are based solely on the video.
“‘(With) sarin or nerve agents there would be much more widespread symptoms,’ he said. ‘We need physical evidence, blood, urine, tissue, a chest X-ray of one of these guys who died.’”
It wouldn’t be the first time Muslims phonied up a video. They do it all the time in Gaza. But what we really need are politicians we can believe, and that may be beyond hope. Obozo surely knows from his daily briefings that Assad can’t go to the toilet without permission from Tehran. So if he did this, then Iran is complicit and more. So why are we focusing on Syria?
But more to the point is the little matter of the Gulf of Tonkin attacks that LBJ made up (with the help of the Pentagon) to justify his war policy. And he wasn’t trying to divert attention from a lengthy string of political scandals like Obozo.
LBJ was a Democrat, too. Just a coincidence, I’m sure.
UPDATE: I’m not the only one doubting the admin’s tale: “…there are calls from many quarters for independent, scientific evidence to support the U.S. narrative that the Assad regime used sarin gas in an operation that killed 1,429 people, including more than 400 children.” Good.
There seems to be less doubt that one of Assad’s pilots dropped napalm on a schoolyard but it’s been noted that D.C. is less likely to complain about that since the U.S. military also uses napalm. Tell me again, why is poison gas worse?