Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


Bolton Talks Up Major Anglo-French-U.S. Strike on Syria, To Retaliate for Chemical Arms

Sept. 10, 2018 (EIRNS)—U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton spoke in strong terms today about the contingency of making a strike on Syria, larger than in the past—and in league with the British, for retaliation to any charge of Damascus using chemical weapons. Bolton spoke in reply to reporters, after a speech he gave on the International Criminal Court. Bolton’s latest words are still further evidence, of exactly what the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity warned of yesterday in their Memo to President Trump: “If you wish wider war, Bolton has put you on the right path.”

Bolton said, as quoted by Reuters and other media, “We’ve tried to convey the message in recent days that if there’s a third use of chemical weapons, the response will be much stronger.” Further,

“I can say we’ve been in consultation with the British and the French, who joined us in the second strike, and they also agree that another use of chemical weapons will result in a much stronger response.”

Bolton blew off any idea of a false flag chemical weapons attack. “The government of Russia and others have said that we are giving the authorization for al-Qaeda to use chemical weapons and try and pin it on the government of Syria. That has to be, in the history of propaganda in the 20th and 21st centuries, one of the most outrageous claims that I can think of.”

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