This all seems designed to prepare the world for a three-fer against Syria, Russia, and Iran. And if it comes to war, we need to remember that China has indicated that with any attack on Russia, China will respond. I’ll hand you over to CNN for now, and note that Wesley Clark says that John Bolton has assembled the National Security Council today. Mad Dog says he won’t rule anything out, but ask why are there chemical weapons in Syria when Russia was supposed to have removed them all? Please consider this an Open Thread.
From Paul de Rooij March 23 ‘Amnesty International: Trumpeting for War… Again’, counterpunch.org
“One must marvel at the first few paragraphs of Amnesty International’s recent press release:
“The international community’s catastrophic failure to take concrete action to protect the people of Syria has allowed parties to the conflict, most notably the Syrian government, to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity with complete impunity, often with assistance of outside powers, particularly Russia. Every year we think it is just not possible for parties to the conflict to inflict more suffering on civilians, and yet, every year, they prove us wrong…
March 16 (alternately 18th, according to some) marked the four-year anniversary of the 2014 referendum in Crimea that resulted in reuniting with Russia.
Yes, this is longish, but I believe that if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.
As everything at Black Agenda Report is marked Creative Commons, I’ll start there to use most of this first featured op-ed as a lengthy synopsis. This entire diary comes with a Spoiler Alert warning. Readers may want to ask themselves if this movie is an intentional or inadvertent psyop; I’ve made my decision. It’s a long compilation, but if I hadn’t thought it’s important, I wouldn’t have strung it together. Note: all bolds are mine.