Open any news curation app. Facebook, Apple News, Flipboard, hell, pick up a physical copy of the New York Times. All of the sheep herd journalists are regurgitating what is likely to be a partially false story- the Syrian chemical weapons attack.
Ron Paul, a reputable and respected former US Congressman, mentioned how the chemical weapons attack was probably a “false flag” event, or an event that likely didn’t occur or has missing details and plot-holes. The conflict in Syria was actually dying down leading up to the attack. Islamic/Muslim terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS were slowly moving out of Syria just prior to the alleged attack. Given the ramping down of conflicts, Paul explained that strategically, the attack would have made no sense for Syrian president Assad.
On the other hand, if you’re a multinational oil company or war industry executive (Exxon Mobile, General Electric, etc.), the conflict in Syria is great for business! With every bomb, bullet, and gun produced to fire at Syrian civilians, the following top-ten global weapons manufacturers can wake up to delightfully elevated stock prices (which their respective CEOs believe translates into dick size, or something):
- Lockheed Martin; made $45.6 billion in 2014
- Boeing; made $30.7 billion in 2014
- BAE Systems; made $26.82 billion in 2014
- Raytheon; made $21.95 billion in 2014
- Northrop Grumman; made $20.22 billion in 2014
- General Dynamics; made $18.66 billion in 2014
- EADS/Airbus Group; made $15.7 billion in 2014
- United Technologies Corporation; made $11.9 billion in 2014
- Finmeccanica; made $10.56 billion in 2014
- Thales; made $10.37 billion in 2014
What we’re left with is a question: Did…
A) …Assad conduct the attack against his own best self interest, clearly knowing larger countries would retaliate and plunge Syria back into perpetual war?
B) …neoconservative politics and corporate interests fake the attack in order to increase their profits, using the media companies they own to perpetuate the propaganda?
“It’s the neo-conservatives who are benefiting tremendously from this because it’s derailed the progress that has already been made moving toward a more peaceful settlement in Syria,” said Ron Paul.
Paul has been a fairly consistent anti-war Libertarian throughout his political career. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton approved delivering Libya’s Sarin Gas to Syrian Rebels. In other words, not all Republicans want war, and not all Democrats don’t. If you’re totally against war, check out the Green Party’s anti-war platform:
4. Non-Violence (from gp.org)
It is essential that we develop effective alternatives to society’s current patterns of violence. We will work to demilitarize and eliminate weapons of mass destruction, without being naive about the intentions of other governments. We recognize the need for self-defense and the defense of others who are in danger. We promote non-violent methods to oppose practices and policies with which we disagree, and will guide our actions toward lasting personal, community and global peace.
There are a number of other suspicious plot-holes in the corporate media’s narrative of the event. As Paul Antonopoulos of the middle-eastern Almasdar News points out, authorities are cleaning and handling the corpses with no safety gear. The masks are not completely applied to the face, and gloves aren’t being used. For working in an area where chemical bombs just exploded, these guys really aren’t afraid of the stuff that just killed everyone else laying around them.
“Within seconds of exposure to sarin, the affects of the gas begins to target the muscle and nervous system. There is an almost immediate release of the bowels and the bladder, and vomiting is induced. When sarin is used in a concentrated area, it has the likelihood of killing thousands of people. Yet, such a dangerous gas, and the White Helmets are treating bodies with little concern to their exposed skin. This has to raise questions,” writes Paul Antonopoulos.
To many, “false-flag” events are entirely conspiratorial. Many still believe the United States had no involvement in the 9/11/2001 attacks in New York City, despite overwhelming evidence that the United States knew of the pending event. However, corporate media, corrupt politicians, and multinational businesses will always utilize their propaganda distribution mechanisms to fool the public into support for perpetual war, violence, and increased profits.
Shortly after the alleged chemical weapons event, President Donald Trump decided to kill even more children by dropping 59 Tomahawk missiles near the base where the chemical attack supposedly originated from.
Four children are reported to be among nine civilians killed in [Trump’s] “targeted assault” on the air base… Six servicemen are believed to have also been killed.
Even if the chemical weapons attack wasn’t a “false-flag,” notice how a neoconservative’s solution to violence and dead children was to cause more violence and kill more children, all while using expensive bombs manufactured by wealthy defense corporations. Donald Trump’s passionate voters believed they were going to get real change.
They got this instead.
This, my friends, is called “perpetual warfare.”
We cannot keep electing those in favor of it.