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US Military Put on Alert; Washington 'Waiting for an Excuse' to Attack Syria — Russian Senator

It sounds like the war in Syria is just getting started

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Some more cheery news from Syria.

According to Aleksey Pushkov, a Russian Senator and former head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the State Duma, "The United States put its Navy and Air Force on alert, and is just waiting for an excuse to strike Syria."

Pushkov's warning coincides with reports of the US amassing intelligence gathering aircraft off Syria. Three of the most important spy planes in the US inventory have been gathering intelligence off the Syrian coast over the past week, according to Haaretz

Earlier this week, the White House claimed that the Syrian government could be preparing to use chemical weapons that would likely result in "the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children."

The bizarre (and unsubstantiated) claim was made shortly after Sy Hersh reported that the US knew the Idlib "Sarin" attack was a hoax, but Trump chose to retaliate anyway. 

Now we are being told (via the trusty warmongers at the New York Times), that the OPCW has concluded that "Sarin or a similar poison" was used in the April 4 attack in Idlib. 

It's WMD deja vu all over again. 

A rough translation: "The United States put its Navy and Air Force on alert, and is just waiting for an excuse to strike Syria. Assad will not give them one. This the perfect time for a provocation."

It sounds like the war in Syria is just getting started. 

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