Tuesday, April 17, 2018
US Learns Hard Lesson in Attack on Syria
By: Stewart Brennan
Date: April 14th, 2018
To the horror of billions of people all over the World on April 14th 2018, in the early morning hours and without any real evidence to back their bogus claims of Chemical Weapons use by the Syrian Government, the US, UK and France broke International Law by Bombing Syria...and did so a day before the O.P.C.W. chemical weapons team was to carry out their investigation.
An “alleged” chemical weapons attack in Douma, East Ghouta on April 7th, 2018 was used as an excuse by the US, Britain and France to justify a consolidated missile attack on Syria April 14th, 2018. This decision was made by the US, UK and French leaders without consent of their own governments or the UN Security Council…in other words, they knowingly disregarded their citizens and International Law.
My understanding of the UN Charter says that any military aggression committed by a UN member nation on another UN member nation without a UN mandate is considered a criminal act and a war crime. The US, UK, and France did not have a UN mandate to intervene in Syria and thus committed a war crime on a sovereign UN member nation. This reckless behaviour by US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron took the world to the brink of World War III, the closest to war we have ever been with Russia since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
The fact that World War III did not happen was not due to the USA, UK or France but due to the Russians for not targeting the aggressors and shooting down their bombers or scuttling American coalition Naval vessels, even though Donald Trump threatened the Russians 3 days before the attack.
“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!
It would have been a real catastrophe should a tit for tat escalation ensued once the coalition commenced their attack on Syria; The next time we may not be so lucky, so it is very important for everyone to understand this fact.
If we are to stop insanity like this from getting out of hand in the future, we need to press these aggressive countries to uphold International Law every chance we get from this moment on or they WILL surely do it again but with greater cataclysmic consequences. No one should let the US, UK and France off the hook for these crimes least of all other members of the OECD countries! It is also important to call out their cheer leaders from other country's that supported their crimes of aggression by publicly shaming them for their support of War Crimes.
In a moral and just world these so called leaders would have been removed from power for their absolute recklessness and endangerment of the World. There is no room for apathy here, we the citizens of the World must stand up together to stop this insane path that these O.E.C.D. nations have taken us…
International Law is there for our mutual protection, once it is made meaningless there is nothing to hold back insane despots from waging war on victim nations for macaroni lies…as was the case in Syria.
Making accusations is one thing, but waging war based on the absence of real provable evidence or the absence of an investigation when the mechanisms are there is pure insanity. The OPCW exists for exactly this reason and they were there ready to conduct a thorough investigation…so why did this coalition of raving lunatics attack hours before the investigation was to begin?
Sifting through the wreckage:
Thank goodness there were no casualties or further escalations from this serious incident. So where do we go from here now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared? Well, let’s pan out and take a closer look at the larger picture…
71 of 103 US Coalition Missiles Shot Down
Although the Russians claim that they did not shoot down any of the US, UK or French cruise missiles that were fired at Syria on April 14th, the Russians did successfully help the Syrian Army protect themselves from hostile aggression through the sharing of information to shoot those missiles down.
In fact, the Syrian Army shot down 71 of 103 US, UK, and French cruise missiles using older Soviet made S125, S-200 and Buk missile systems. The rate of success was very high considering that the US threw their very best at them if Donald Trump’s twitter warning to the Russians can be believed.
Trumps twitter Statement alone should call into question Donald Trump’s IQ if not his ability to hold such a powerful position. The same can be said about UK Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron for their unfounded claims and sociopathic ravings for war.
Imagine what the success rate would have been if the Syrian Army had the Russian S-300 or S-400 missile defence systems? I’m very sure that even fewer American and European missiles would have gotten through if any at all…and the S-300 & S-400 missile systems are not even the most advanced Russian Missile defence systems as there is even an S-500 system as well.
Recently, Russia unveiled their new advanced weapons systems which included, a nuclear powered cruise missile with unlimited range, and a new missile with a Mach 20 capability named “Avangard” among others. Put quite simply, these weapons are way past anything the US or EU has or will have for a long time, and so the balance of power has changed significantly.
US-led Strikes On Syria: PR Victory Or Decisive Failure?
Video Source: South Front
So, what did the US, UK and French Governments learn about their illegal attack on Syria? If they learnt anything, they’re certainly not talking openly about it, so we must wait to see what their actions are in the next few days, weeks and months. However, one thing is crystal clear, and it is this, the US Government cannot wage a war and win like they once thought...that indeed was the lesson that back room generals learned on April 14th, 2018.
What Vladimir Putin and Russia have done by sitting back and allowing the Syrian’s to defend themselves is to allow American hubris to choke itself into reality, especially after Donald Trump threatened the Russians with missiles he claimed were better smarter and more accurate. The US, UK and France ganged up on Syria and shot the best they had at them with little success. I dare say they would have no success at all if they shot at the Russians, so here endith the lesson.
Where do We Go from Here?
Hopefully the US deep state is not suicidal by deciding to launch a war in the near future that they can’t win. It would be insane to continue down the road of war with Russia because it would be the end of Europe and North America if they did.
Vladimir Putin and Russia have bought us all a little more time…what is important for everyone in the west to do in this moment of borrowed time is to stand up and hold their political representatives accountable to international law and condemn them for their failure to uphold it. THIS is the lesson that everyone needs to take away from this very serious breech of international law and brush with world war III. However, should the people choose the course of Apathy, it will give the lunatics absolute free reign to do it again, and if that happens, there's no guarantee that we will avert World War III.