From Skripal to chemical attack: What accusation is next?

Einstein said that the definition of insanity is to continue doing the same thing and expect different results. Isn’t this what the Russian government is doing when it continues to respond to false accusations and expects facts to have any bearing on the matter?

As soon as the British orchestration of the “Skripal poisoning” was exposed as part of the ongoing plan to demonize Russia, the next false flag event is staged. Again Syria is accused of a chemical attack against civilians. As the Syrian army is fighting successfully against Washington’s mercenaries euphemistically called “rebels” even by Russian media, the accusation of a chemical attack against civilians makes no sense. It is well known that the “White Helmets” are a Washington propaganda organization whose mission is to foster fake news about staged events.

Nevertheless, the Russians again rose to the bait. General Yury Yevtushenko said that as soon as Douma is liberated Russia will send specialists to collect data that will expose the accusation as a fabrication.

As if Washington will care. Washington has already declared that Russia is responsible no matter who did it.

As long as Russia keeps responding to false charges, Washington’s strategy of keeping Russia on the defensive responding to accusations will continue to work.

Copyright © 2018 Paul Craig Roberts

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.

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One Response to From Skripal to chemical attack: What accusation is next?

  1. TonyVodvarka

    One could dissolve into despair when, once again, we see massive military forces being mobilized on the basis of transparently preposterous claims. One cringes in embarrassment when, once again, our “leader” bleats out illiterate, childish tantrums as the basis of our latest transgression against world peace. We are constantly being fed complete nonsense and the regime goes on as though no better explanation is needed, taking us all for fools. There is no opposition to speak of, the younger generation of smart phone robots only seeking “safe spaces”. Ruled and rulers, we are a ship of fools drifting aimlessly toward a bad end.