'Sampan Kerry' Mans The Radar
Secretary of Sate, John Kerry, claims that on his government certified radar screen he sees rockets coming from "regime-controlled areas" resulting in the "inconceivable horror" of 426 children killed by sarin gas.
Putin has claimed that Kerry doesn't know how to read a radar screen. Well, actually, he put it somewhat less diplomatically and called him a "beautiful liar." Beautiful or not, some credentialed investigators are raising doubts. For example, former Swiss Attorney general and investigator for the UN, Del Ponte, has claimed that her investigation revealed concrete suspicions that the rebels had actually launched the attack. Her report, of course, has been challenged by the US.
Anyway, it doesn't seem to be the slam dunk Kerry claims. Furthermore, who really would stand to gain from launching such an attack? Assad's forces were winning and if the "rebels" could pin the attack on Assad they could force the US to back up its "red line" ultimatum and come in on their side. Assad, whom Hillary once called "a reformer," had nothing to gain and a lot to lose whereas for the rebels the reverse is the case.
In the Sampan incident what Kerry should have seen on his radar screen and didn't resulted in an attack by his Swift Boat gunners that killed two people including an innocent child and terrorizing a mother and her remaining child. Now Kerry claims to "see" on his government certified radar screen that the missiles came from "regime controlled areas" - note the plural? What a twist. First he does not see what is there and now perhaps he sees what isn't?
Now Kerry has got a really big Swift Boat to play with and has got Assad's sarin launching sampan in his sights.
US plans for '3 days of attack' on Syria [link]
But I assume that in the surgical strikes to teach Assad a lesson there will be assurances that no innocent children will be killed and certainly no young mothers will be terrorized. After all, surely Kerry wouldn't want to be called a "baby killer."