“Israeli strike kills 42 Syrian soldiers”
-Stars and Stripes
The psychotic double-standard in international relations could easily compare to WW2 Nazi rationalizations. If any other country does the same thing — invade a country’s air space, drop bombs on its facilities, murder its soldiers, it suddenly becomes quite clear what’s happening. If Canada flies down into New York and bombs a military base, the United States would have a problem with that. If Russia flies into Alaskan air space and sinks a US patrol boat, this is clearly to be interpreted as an act of war, a war crime and an atrocity.
But imperialists and “exceptionalists” don’t adhere to reality, morality, common sense or anything approaching ethical behavior.
The big story that US media doesn’t want to talk about:
UN: Rebels, not Assad, appear to have used chemical weapons
United Nations human rights investigators said Sunday they have gathered testimony from outside Syria suggesting rebels, not Bashar Assad’s regime, may have used chemical weapons.“Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated,” Carla Del Ponte, a member of the independent commission of inquiry on Syria, told Swiss-Italian television. “This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities.”
If the ignorant sheeple don’t hear about it, then it never happened, clearly.