‘Thousands of US Troops Arrive Near Syrian Shore on USS Eisenhower’—RT

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“So the stage has been set then,” asks Tracy Schumer. Thanks also to Tracy for this.

And they’re using a watered-down version of the excuse for the Iraq war: Assad is allegedly going to use chemical weapons on “his own people.” Does it matter that they are foreign jihad mercenaries? Does anyone care that the US used them on the Branch Davidians and more? Of course, like all weapons in government hands, chemical shells and bombs are evil. But given the threats from the US, Israel, et al., I do not believe they will be used, if they exist.

UPDATE from Daniel McAdams: “The ones we see using chemical weapons are the rebels themselves. So we know whence comes the pretext.”

12:22 pm on December 6, 2012