Friday, April 7, 2017

Quartz — In a confusion of signals, the Trump administration says the Syria airstrike was a one-off

The Trump administration has given out conflicting signals regarding its attitude toward Syrian president Bashar al Assad: it says its missile airstrike was a one-off response to Syria’s sarin attack, and that its policy accepting Assad as the country’s leader hasn’t changed. But it also called for an international coalition to remove Assad....
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In a confusion of signals, the Trump administration says the Syria airstrike was a one-off

9 comments:

Bob said...

180 + 180 = 360

Penguin pop said...

Flip, meet Flop.

Dave said...

Is anyone surprised? Con complete.

Matt Franko said...

Why is it an "international incident" if you gas your own people?

Govts certainly have authority to use gas within their own countries... of course they could screw it up too....

Dave said...

Matt there are treaties that try to control this stuff. International ones. They need to have a mechanism for adding teeth to them.

Noah Way said...

Orwellian doublespeak mouthed by a puppet.

Tom Hickey said...

Why is it an "international incident" if you gas your own people?

Govts certainly have authority to use gas within their own countries... of course they could screw it up too....


The US has gassed its people on an ongoing basis at least since the Sixties. Tear gas is chemical warfare under international convention but for some reason it is OK to use it on your own people — like me. I have been at anti-war protests were tear gas was used.

People say, oh, it's not lethal. Maybe, but it is torture.

Michael Norman said...

The airstrike certainly was not a "one-off," at least according to the latest statement by that c*nt we have at the U.N, Nikki Haley

Noah Way said...

The strategy is the same as the so-called Russian election hack, presenting opinions as "evidence".

“Assad did this because he thought he could get away with it,” she said.

How the fuck could Haley know what Assad was thinking - has the CIA got a cerebral implant that reads his mind? Is anyone buying this crap?

It makes you long for the good old days when they actually fabricated evidence, like Colin Powell detailing Iraq's non-existent WMDs to the UN.