by Scott Creighton
Talk about your standard issue “basket of deplorables”
Lemniscat is posting some good short little clips on Twitter showing the new warmonger extraordinaire, Sen. Lindsey Graham, questioning Sec. of Defense Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford about the situation in Syria.
At first Sen. Graham asks Dunford about his plan to “hold” Raqqa. Raqqa is a Syrian city supposedly under control of “ISIS”. That would be the same “ISIS” our military allowed to leave Manbij and the same “ISIS” we apparently helped “accidentally” by bombing Syrian troops who had them penned down with no way to resupply.
Gen. Dunford replies that “we” currently have “14,000 Arabs” as part of what seems to be an occupation force he intends to use to “hold” the Syrian city.
He says that “may” consist of “part” of the holding force but apparently he needs to “resource” it some more.
In this clip, Sen. Graham is upset that Assad is still in power and opines about using a “military threat” to force regime change in the country.
And finally, in this clip, everyone involved agrees that Russia is “responsible” for the bombing of the UN aid convoy… even if Russia had nothing to do with it.
In all likelihood, due to statements from people on the ground in the area and the spokesman for the Red Crescent, there was no airstrike on the UN aid convoy in the terrorist-controlled area of Aleppo last Monday. and if there was no airstrike, it was more than likely attacked by our “moderate” terrorists in the area using one of their “hell cannons” which can clearly be seen driving by the convoy minutes before the attack started. The Russians and Syrians have no reason to attack the convoy and kill the cease-fire while the Pentagon made it very clear they never wanted the cease-fire to succeed. Had the convoy not been bombed, the US would have had to share their information on “ISIS” with the Russians and the Syrians as per the letter of the agreement.
Sen. Graham is simply doing his part in promoting a never ending war-time footing for the military industrial complex and the starting up of yet another highly profitable Cold War with Russia. I seriously doubt many even in the Pentagon wish to get into a shooting war with Russia, Iran, Syria and China all at once. More likely, they all agree that a new Cold War, complete with all that new Cold War spending on the military industrial complex, would be a great thing. A profitable thing.
At least I can hope they don’t want to get into a shooting war with Russia, Iran, Syria and China all at once. Then again
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