Does Obama want to distract from the Snowden affair with his sudden “red line” accusation against Syria?

“Obama’s momentous decision on military intervention in Syria…is a desperate diversionary move when his administration is caught up deep in the cesspool over the Snowden controversy.

The entire moral edifice on which Obama built up his presidency and the values he espoused…when he began his long march to the White House five years ago – transparency, accountability, legitimacy, multilateralism, consensus – lie exposed today as a pack of lies.

The heart of the matter is that Obama is on the horns of the same dilemma as Bill Clinton found himself when, in a desperate ploy to deflect world attention from his strong libido, he fired cruise missiles at Kandahar in August 1998.”

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MID-01-140613.html

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2 thoughts on “Does Obama want to distract from the Snowden affair with his sudden “red line” accusation against Syria?

  1. It may also be that on the day of the Iranian elections Obama wants to clearly communicate the message to allies (Saudis, Qataris, Turks, Israelis, UK and France) and enemies that the US has “officially” decided to destroy the Syrian Regime.
    Whatever the true motives behind this announced acts of interventionist aggression they have nothing to do with human rights (that are violated much more and worse elsewhere), Sarin (that was not used by the Syrian Army) or dangers allegedly posed by the Syrian government.

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