Kerry: Syria 'dossier' is in production
Whilst it's totally off subject and of course has no bearing whatsoever upon this new glorious and violent enterprise we are about to inaugurate, I'd like to take a moment to recall a Daily Star headline printed in the run up to the Iraq War ... "Mad Saddam ready to attack: 45 minutes from a chemical war".
And yes, doesn't the 'butcher of Syria' - or whatever we are calling him - need to be unhinged to launch a chemical attack on the civilians in Ghouta whilst the UN are a few blocks down the road, and with the obvious consequence of US intervention - the shock, the awe ... the hanging.
John Kerry's speech had a clear purpose which was to begin the process of softening us up for a new war that is uniquely compelling and which no sane mind with an ounce of humanity could oppose.
You couldn't argue with nine tenths of what Kerry had to say. I can confirm - chemical weapons are an abomination, their indiscriminate use is barbaric, yes, the videos available on You Tube detailing the suffering of people apparently victims of their use is 'gut wrenching'. Twice Kerry tells us that it is 'real'. That's all ok. The problem with Kerry's statement is that he completely fails to address the key question - Where is the evidence that Bashar al-Assad's regime was responsible?
Tantalizingly, John Kerry promises that the US administration has "additional information about the attack" which they will provide "in the days ahead". In the form of a dossier I presume. Look forward to that.
Post updated: 27.8.13 - removed some waffle