World View: Russia Tries a Ridiculous Sarin Gas Scam for Syria

World View: Russia Tries a Ridiculous Sarin Gas Scam for Syria

This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com

  • Egypt shifts Mideast power from Qatar to Saudi Arabia and UAE
  • Russia tries a ridiculous sarin gas scam for Syria

Egypt shifts Mideast power from Qatar to Saudi Arabia and UAE

The ouster of Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi, along with the collapseof Muslim Brotherhood, has also brought about a collapse of Qatar’sinfluence in the Mideast. Oil-rich Qatar has provided $7 billion inaid to Egypt in the year of Morsi’s presidency, and had also beenfunding the Muslim Brotherhood faction in Syria of the rebels opposingthe regime of Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad. In both cases, thesupport has now backfired. In Syria, the opposition has elected a newSaudi-linked leader. The Qataris have not said whether they willcontinue to provide aid to Egypt under its new government (whateverthat turns out to be), but Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates andKuwait have each promised to provide $4 billion in aid in the comingmonths. AFP and Reuters

Russia tries a ridiculous sarin gas scam for Syria

The Syrian and Russian governments have told so many ridiculous liessince the beginning of Syria’s conflict over two years ago, thatalmost anything either of them say is considered to be babblinggibberish. The latest is a grand announcement by Russia’s U.N. envoyVitaly Churkin that Russian scientific analysis had found that a saringas attack on March 19, killing 26, had been launched by Syria’sopposition, rather than by the Bashar al-Assad regime. Unfortunately,everyone but Russian “experts” were forbidden from visiting the siteof the sarin attack. In particular, United Nations experts wereforbidden from visiting the site. So the Russian “experts” went inand collected their samples, took them back to Moscow, did some

I’m constantly criticizing the utter stupidity of policies inWashington and Europe, but policies in Moscow are just as idiotic.We’re beginning to see the outline of disastrous consequences of theSyria policy of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, which has beenmotivated mainly by a desire to screw the West. The Syrian conflictwould have collapsed two years ago if Russia hadn’t started supplyingall kinds of heavy weapons to the al-Assad regime’s forces. Therehave stories that I’ve reported that jihadists from the North Caucasus(Russia’s southern provinces) have been going to Syria to fight theal-Assad regimes. So these Caucasian jihadists are getting trainingand field experience fighting Russian weapons and probably Russianmilitary tactics in Syria, and they will return home and use thesesame tactics to fight against the Russians at home, and blow up moreRussian opera houses and airplanes. This is where Putin’s moronicpolicy is leading, and silly scams about sarin gas only make him lookridiculous. AFP

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