- 7 months ago
Blankfort begins with comment on role of Trump and Kushner in Saudi government shuffle and Saudi blockade of Qatar. He then notes that with the shooting down of a Syrian jet by US fighter in Syria that the US has launched war on Syria without any legal justification which, of course, the US has never cared about. He notes that initial steps in the war were taken by Obama when he first sent US soldiers there and set up a US base.
He notes that one day after Si Hersh exposed US lies about alleged Syrian sarin gas attack in April, White House press spokesman Spicer announced that Syria was planning another such attack and warned Assad of the heavy consequences if Syria does so.
He provides highlights of Hersh's article in Germany's Die Welt which he couldn't get published in US., which indicates that Trump and his generals knew it was a lie when he ordered the cruise missile strike on the Syrian base.
He then speaks of additional US troops sent to Syria in March and refusal of Pentagon