(ed:..this thought has been disturbing me since this ghastly attack – was this another in a long history of false-flag exercises used to justify war/military-retaliation..?..
and the cynic in me notes how this has countered the tanking of trumps’ domestic-agenda – the american media are falling into line to praise what trump has done with his missile-attack..much as they also did over vietnam – iraq – etc. etc.)
There is an assumption among Kiwi foreign policy ‘experts’ that what the United States tells us should be believed.
America’s most costly military engagement of the post-World War II era – the Vietnam War – was justified with what was later exposed as a carefully constructed falsehood.
The so-called ‘Gulf of Tonkin Incident’ of August 22-24, 1965 which prompted the ‘Gulf of Tonkin Resolution’ of the United States Congress – which in turn authorised President Lyndon Johnson to assist any Southeast Asian government endangered by ‘communist aggression’ – never happened.