Just sitting watching the news (if it could be called news) on the topic of chemical weapons and Syria, one question comes to mind. If you bomb a facility which makes and 'stores' chemical weapons as claimed by the West, then surely you will be releasing more toxic chemicals into the surrounding area?
There is so much propaganda and lies, you wouldn't know who or what to believe. I still go back to Radio 4, (about 3/4 years ago, I think) when an army general announced we would be going to war with Russia within 3 years. John Humphreys was taken aback, to say the least and basically said, 'you must be insane', or words to that effect. The general then went on to explain that they had these new nuclear weapons which they wanted to try out. If that is where we are headed then, I take comfort in the fact that 2 other empires perished on the Russian frontier, France under Napoleon and the Third Reich under Hitler. So, go for it, they sooner it happens, the sooner it will all be over, and then we might finally get some peace! Come to think about it, Germany is being very quiet on this, I haven't heard a word from Merkel?
Talking about peace, why can we not just have peace? Why is Russia our enemy? Who decided that? The mentality of those in charge really needs to be looked at. In the US, they are all paranoid, living with a mind-set that is 60 years out of date and what is all the secrecy about? Why do we not just share our knowledge and try to find ways to improve the lot of everybody? Why can't the US and the UK just mind their own business? If the people of Syria want rid of Assad, then it's up to them to sort that out. If the West is so concerned with the well being of down-trodden others, will they be bombing Saudi Arabia now over their treatment of the people of Yemen? Of course, they won't, the hypocrisy is sickening! Why can't the US and the UK just stay in their own country and take care of their own people!
But at the end of the day, the buck stops with us too and we have to carry some of the blame for sitting back and shutting our minds to it all, for letting others do our thinking and for not questioning more. Going out to vote and voting for people who basically don't give a crap about any of us, which is worse here because all they do is vote for their tribe regardless of how competent these people are.
The media is complicit too, we don't have journalists any more, with the exception of Jon Pilger, all we have are reporters, who merely report what they have been told to say. Thank God for the internet, at least there, you can find out more and are able to access other opinions.
I watched another good documentary online recently, All Wars are Bankers Wars, (because you'll never get this on Sky or the BBC) worth a look if you have 45 mins to spare. But when all is said and done, I know the answer to all those questions, and as Tom Cruise says in Vanilla Sky, "What is the answer to 99out of 100 questions? Money."