In what amounts to a declaration of war, the United States government chose to launch at least 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in reaction to what it is claiming was the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. It is important to remember, that despite the US government and its lap-dog mainstream media both claiming to have absolute certainty in regards to who carried out the attacks, the evidence is far from conclusive, mostly suggesting that Assad was in fact not responsible.
Armed with all the incomplete information they could patch together, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, have bluntly blamed Syria for the chemical weapons attack, whose victims reportedly included over 100 people, and at least 25 children.
Tillerson told reporters on Thursday that “there is no doubt in our minds” that the Syrian regime was responsible for the attack. And in a combative speech at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, Haley warned:
“When the United Nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action.”
Even in the face of this clear effort to display the type of certainty that will sway the minds of Americans to support yet another war, there are many, including Ron Paul, who have openly stated both that Assad was not responsible, and that this was likely a false flag carried out by western powers to create the justification needed to continue on with the previous administration’s foreign policy, also known as the policy of the deep state. That is the very policy that Trump has been executing, despite his ongoing promise to put America first, and stop doing the very thing he just openly committed to doing: continuing the globalist imperialism of the US empire, under the now highly insulting guise of spreading freedom and democracy that looks a lot like invasion and destabilization.
The President needs Congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 7, 2017
This dance is getting tiresome. The dance where Americans are meant to get up in arms due to a baseless accusation, or at the very least, incomplete and inconclusive data with many contradicting reports. It worked after 9/11; it worked after just about every attack that followed. Yet, in recent years, Americans have begun to ask questions; they have begun to look to unlikely sources for truth, as mainstream media seems content to simply play the government mouthpiece. If one looks back on the promises that were made, the steps that have been taken, and the obvious distance between the two, it becomes all to clear that we have been lied to.
Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/06/us-launches-cruise-missile-strike-syria-after-chemical-weapons-attack/100142330/, http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-launches-missiles-syrian-base-after-chemical-weapons-attack-n743636, http://www.itv.com/news/2017-04-07/report-us-launches-cruise-missile-strikes-in-syria-targeting-airfield-near-homs/