On a prior occasion, this was meant to convince us that the Iraqi conflagration had come to an end, when nothing of the sort had happened as history tragically informs us. Now, and irrespective of how many missiles actually reached their targets, al Assad remains in power propped up, primarily, by democracy-averse Russia and Iran, aided and abetted by Hezbollah proxies lurking to the north of Israel. The justifying scenario runs something like this: “degrading” a weapons platform was successful, UK Prime Minister Theresa May explained on Saturday, thereby suggesting a positive humanitarian outcome from this “mission”, that being the intended rationale. This, no doubt with a guarantee that another chemical atrocity will result in a Damoclean outcome for the perpetrators. But not we trust for al Assad, Putin, or the Iranian Ayatollahs.
Source: The Nation Bangkok April 16, 2018 18:00 UTC