Out of defeat and desperation, the neocons press for war. From Tom Luongo at tomluongo.me:
The events of the past two weeks have been stunning. Since Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled new ‘doomsday’ weapon systems at his State of the Union address, the West has gone completely bonkers.
In the words of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, ““I simply don’t have any normal terms left to describe all this,”
With the U.K. expelling Russian diplomats over the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury last week, the push to isolate Russia and create conditions for a World War is here.
The questions are Who is behind this? And Why?
Theresa May’s response is a joke. This is a woman who can’t stand up to EU shakedown artists over the mildest of disagreements in Brexit talks but can grandstand to high heaven over an incident with no evidence of Russian action.
This situation is straight out of the neoconservative play book, creating a horrific incident and rushing a government into a confrontation and major policy decision.
And these are happening all over the world right now.
If you look at the circumstances of Skripal’s associations in light of the collapsing Russia-Gate story in the U.S., the Who? becomes obvious. As Moon of Alabama first pointed out, Skripal was an associate of both Pablo Miller and Christopher Steele, both former MI-6 agents working for Orbis Business Intelligence.
What motive would the Russians have for taking out Skripal in such a sloppy manner on the eve of Presidential elections?
They wouldn’t. In the same way that the Assad government had everything to lose last April over the chemical weapons attack at Khan Sheikoun, Russia has nothing to gain by killing Skripal and his daughter today.
But, if Skripal was in the position to corroborate the worst fears about the Dossier, then it makes sense to ties up loose ends.
This is a false flag. It’s far more plausible than the drivel Theresa May peddled to Parliament.
Anyone with three brain cells to rub together knows this in their heart of hearts. So, why play coy?
Answer these questions. Where is Christopher Steele? Why hasn’t he testified? If he refuses, why isn’t he being hounded by the media to answer questions about his Trump Dossier?
Now ask the more salient question, who benefits from this? Not Russia. Not the U.K. people. Not Europe.
To continue: The Neocon Full Court Press For War is Here