Wilkerson: Trump Attack on Syria Driven by Domestic Politics – YouTube: we did the same thing to Iraq. Lawrence Wilkerson – Wikipedia—the video has sound problems but is still worth listening to, just keep tabs on the volume controls. Yes, domestic politics drove this illegal attack and this has been true of all previous illegal attacks going back to my childhood. And who drives this? Why, the media and the big shots in DC! This is all very deliberate. Rush into war: old news. Only WWI and WWII did the US hold back.
The history of Wilkerson clearly shows how hysteria married to raw criminal desires leads people who pride themselves of being ‘good people’ into supporting and promoting and enabling obvious crimes:
Lawrence B. “Larry” Wilkerson(born 15 June 1945) is a retired United States Army Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilkerson has criticized many aspects of the Iraq War, including his own preparation of Powell’s presentation to the UN.
Powell is ‘black’ and therefore, not to be touched or examined. So liberals gave him a pass while he openly did horrible things. Ditto with Obama, of course. Wilkerson believed all the information he was handling even if it was obviously illogical and…if it were true, the solution was not ‘invade and destroy Iraq.’
That was ignored by the media and our ‘elected’ people. I railed about the ‘solution’ to Saddam’s ‘crimes’ as illicit and possibly war crimes in themselves but no one listens to me or anyone else warning about the dangers of invading Iraq. Supposedly, the people of Iraq were happy we invaded. But naturally, this unleashed forces we were hopelessly unable to control or rather, were made worse as our rulers used Saddam’s people to attack other Middle Eastern Muslim leaders on the Israeli ‘get rid of these guys’ list.
Wilkerson was responsible for a review of information from the Central Intelligence Agency that was used to prepare Powell for his February 2003 presentation to the United Nations Security Council. His failure to realize that the evidence was faulty has been attributed to the limited time (only one week) that he had to review the data.
And this is why he is against the Trump attack. He remembers that one week is not enough time and this is true in this case. Trump reacted without thinking and was encouraged to do this by Pentagon chiefs and the entire political class in DC who rule us ruthlessly.
Of course, they wanted a mindless attack and now Trump is one of them. For a minute. Trump is foolish if he thinks this makes him OK with the rulers. Nope. Won’t help him in the long run at all.
The subsequent developments led Wilkerson to become disillusioned: “Combine the detainee abuse issue with the ineptitude of post-invasion planning for Iraq, wrap both in this blanket of secretive decision-making…and you get the overall reason for my speaking out.”
In a 2006 interview Wilkerson said that the speech Powell made before the United Nations on February 5, 2003—which laid out a case for war with Iraq—included falsehoods of which Powell had never been made aware. He said, “My participation in that presentation at the UN constitutes the lowest point in my professional life. I participated in a hoax on the American people, the international community and the United Nations Security Council.”Wilkerson said in 2011 that his preparing of the presentation was “probably the biggest mistake of my life”, he regrets it, and that he regrets not resigning over it.
Anyone who has any knowledge of history knows that falling into a war over fake information, hysteria and other causes, is an ongoing danger. It should be considered in every instance. For example, Pearl Harbor was definitely an attack with no declaration of war from Japan. Germany interfered with our trade with England during WWI and began sinking civilian ships doing business.
In Syria, all of this is about getting rid of Assad illegally via using military force. This is illegal. Here is Trump’s rather dry (probably written by staff) Twitter comments about his new escalation of war:
There are extensive tweets about all sorts of topics while this war action gets only two comments. I find this not surprising. His speech explaining the attack was impersonal and recited as if he was reading something that was produced for him.
Here is an earlier video from Wilkerson: Col Lawrence Wilkerson Dick Cheney lost his mind – YouTube
An interesting interview: US Syria Strike Was Illegal, No Matter Who Carried Out Gas Attack – YouTube. The Security Council which is mostly NATO members and Saudi Arabia and China as well as Russia, and all the NATO SC countries applauded this attack.
NATO is falling off this odd cliff. They are massing troops on the border of Russia while letting in armies of illegal alien Muslim males who are now rioting, stealing, abusing women, doing terrorist attacks, etc. As this unfolds, I figure at least Eastern Europe which was ordered this week to take in a million Muslim males, revolts and joins Russia again.
This flip will be historic! Big time.