Friday, 7 April 2017

Charlatan's Petruska dances in Syria

"Donald Trump launches US air strikes against Assad regime in Syria with 59 Tomahawk missiles" reads the day's headline.
What madness, what folly, what insane and crazy dances we are seeing in this ancient land. Putin, the Machiavellian Puppet Master, seems to pull many strings. Would Trump by in power without the strange coincidence of timely email releases weakening Clinton? Would Assad drop chemical weapons without a nod from the Kremlin? And by doing so, the Puppet Master must have finely judged Trump’s response, after his rhetoric against Obama’s inaction. But to what hidden purpose does the Charlatan bring Petruska to the dance? We may only speculate: perhaps for the further destabilization of a desperate region, and the hardening of Middle-Eastern opinion against the USA.
There can by only one outcome from more bombing and external involvement. In such an unholy conflict, there should be but one rule to live by: in dubio abstine. But there is no great statesman to cut the strings of conflict, and the war wages on.