Confirming that the US is not nearly close done bombing Assad, Al-Jazeera – the Qatar-owned outlet (the country which at long last hopes to have its gas pipeline cross Syria to Europe) – reported on Sunday that Syrian jets have bombed the town of Idlib using White Phosphorus.
— Kafranbel English (@kafrev) April 9, 2017
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One almost wonders what must have gone through the head of the Al Jazeera producers when told to report on such a story.
One thing we can imagine, however, is sequence of thoughts inside Assad’s head: “Well, I just got bombed by the US and I will surely get bombed even more at even the slightest additional provocation that can be splashed across the front pages of western newspaper. So… yes, brilliant idea – I will use a banned, toxic substance – White Phosphorus – and hope it appears on all media channels around the developed world, just to make sure the next US airstrike aims right for my palace.”
Sure, why not.
Expect to hear much more about white phosphorus in the coming days: it will be the “catalyst” for the next round of Syrian airstrikes.
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