The reason the Assad government would bomb its own people with a nerve agent right now is obvious.
Syrian President Assad – who has been fighting for his life for several years, and is only lately feeling safer – suddenly decided to commit suicide-by-Trump.
Because the best way to make that happen is to commit a war crime against your own people in exactly the way that would force President Trump to respond or else suffer humiliation at the hands of the mainstream media.
And how about those pictures coming in about the tragedy.
Lots of visual imagery.
It is almost as if someone designed this “tragedy” to be camera-ready for President Trump’s consumption.
It pushed every one of his buttons.
And right when things in Syria were heading in a positive direction.
Super-powerful visual persuasion designed for Trump in particular.
Suspiciously well-documented event for a place with no real press.
No motive for Assad to use gas to kill a few dozen people at the cost of his entire regime. It wouldn’t be a popular move with Putin either.
The type of attack no U.S. president can ignore and come away intact.
A setup that looks suspiciously similar to the false WMD stories that sparked the Iraq war.
I’m going to call bullshit on the gas attack.
It’s too “on-the-nose,” as Hollywood script-writers sometimes say, meaning a little too perfect to be natural.
This has the look of a manufactured event.
My guess is that President Trump knows this smells fishy, but he has to talk tough anyway.
However, keep in mind that he has made a brand out of not discussing military options.
He likes to keep people guessing. He reminded us of that again yesterday, in case we forgot.
So how does a Master Persuader respond to a fake war crime? He does it with a fake response, if he’s smart..."