Remember back in April when Trumpís illegal missile attack on the Syrian airstrip was being hailed by CNNís Fareed Zakaria and shamefully many other media commentators as the moment when ďTrump became President of the United States?Ē
Shamefully? Didnít that monster King Assad deserve it after dropping sarin gas on all those little children Trump watched dying on TV? Maybe so, but then again maybe no. I had a few questions right at the start. Why was so little damage visible on the footage of that airstrip? Why did Trump delegate the decision to launch this act of war to his generals? How did we know that sarin was what killed those children anyway?
The answers to these and many other questions about the Syrian attack and Trumpís response can be found in an exhaustive article by Seymour Hersh in Die Welt, which made the back pages of a few papers here, but has been mostly been ignored. Seymour Hersh, for those of you born yesterday, is the best investigative reporter in America. (Full disclosure: I have known him for many years and even served, back in the day, as one of his anonymous sources.)
Do read the article. The longer you think about Hershís revelations, the more frightened youíll be about the specimen to whom we have given the power to set off an atomic war.