Friday, 7 April 2017
Has Trump been fooled by "Fake News" over Syria
I am quite prepared to accept that there has been yet another dreadful incident in Syria in which people of all ages have been killed. In part I accept this because we have been repeated told this for years and I have repeatedly seen pictures of unnecessary death and destruction, which I deplore.
Trump will also have seen such earlier pictures and yet only a week ago the message from the White House was that he could work with Assad. What has changed his mind is not that people are being killed by military action (as that happens almost every day in Syria) but how they were killed.
But how the hell does he really know how they were killed. He is always saying the news media fake the job and we know from Iran that the intelligence media get things wrong - so I guess he is reacting violently to the site of dreadful violence as displayed on the box because that is the way his mind works.
As a trained scientist I like to consider the evidence and it would seem that there are many different factions who hate each others guts I can't see why Assad should use poison gas when he has control of the air and is regularly using conventional means of killing Syrians. All the other groups hate Assad and know that if they could provoke Trump to act impulsively against Trump by generating "Fake News" it could be to their advantage. Quite simply when Assad is dropping bombs it could grab the world headlines if you release poison gas very close to where one of the bombs has fallen.
I am sure that as a result ISIS will be busy planning new and different ways to cause Donald Trump to loose his cool.