Unable to resist an opportunity to promote his brand name, Donald Trump today boosted on twitter that Syrians are so grateful about his unauthorized military attack on Assad that they plan to call their children after him.
He retweeted a Fox News war propaganda piece, which implausibly claimed that Muslim Syrians intend to call their children Donald to honour the mobster with a hide out in Mar al Lago, who has lied and tricked his way into the White House with Russian dirty money.
Trump’s focus on himself and promoting his brand name as he pushes the world towards nuclear war in Syria and in the China Seas strongly suggests the idea that it is time to make a Dr Strangelove part two. But I bet no script writer could come up with the tweets Trump does when it comes to characterising an egomaniacal President.
Meanwhile, Trump’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson continued to escalate war tensions by backing regime change in Syria following an alleged nerve gas attack, and aligning himself with statements from neo con U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
Doubts about the chemical weapons attack are, however growing.
The BBC reports that a former UK ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, has said there is “no proof” that the town in which 80 people were killed was attacked with chemical weapons.
Ford said the use of chemical weapons by Assad would be “self-defeating”.
The G 7 countries today sided with Ford and rejected Trump’s call to impose new sanctions on Moscow over its support for Assad, calling instead for an investiation into the chemical weapons attack.
Putin also called for a UN investigation and warned that Trump is planning another false flag to justify bombing Damascas.
To show just how far Trump has aligned himself with the neocons like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, top Democrats have viciously targeted Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard for appearing to defend Syrian leader Assad against allegations his regime dumped chemical weapons on an ISIS-held area.
So much for democracy, freedom of debate and the desire for facts!