Obama's problems with Syria chemical weapons could be Israel's fault

That is the proposition being cast into public discussion by Colin Powell's former chief of staff, retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson. Speaking on cable news about how President Obama should handle early evidence that Syria may have used chemicals weapons, he said: "I think the President's statement was very circumspect, very prudent," Wilkerson says. "We don't know what the chain of custody is. This could've been an Israeli false flag operation, it could've been an opposition in Syria... or it could've been an actual use by [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad, but we certainly don't know with the evidence we've been given. And what I'm hearing from the intelligence community is that that evidence is really flakey." (video here)   What possible reason could Israel have for ginning up pressure to sanction Assad? If anything, he is preferable to the Muslim Brotherhood getting ahold of the WMDs he has kept more or less secure. Fortunately, this contention of Wilkerson's...(Read Full Post)