Secretary of State John Kerry, making the case for military action said last Monday that links between the attack and the Assad government is “undeniable,” and that Assad’s guilt was judgment already clear to the world. By Thursday, US Intelligence officials said linking Syrian President Bashar Assad or his inner circle to an alleged chemical weapons attack is no “slam dunk,” with questions remaining about who actually controls some of Syria’s chemical weapons stores and doubts about whether Assad himself ordered the strike. Reporters dutifully filed reports that Kerry’s statements were untrue, but let me clarify: John Kerry, in the great American tradition, looked at the American people and the global community and lied. What we would have called, under the Bush administration a Straussian lie- a lie in pursuit of (at least in Kerry’s warped skull) a greater truth.
And by Friday, a much bigger bombshell, if you will pardon the pun. In an exclusive report for Mint Press News, interviews with Syrians in the location of the chemical attacks seems to point to direct Saudi involvement in providing the chemical weapons for the attack.