Apparently a new war may be about to break out between Ukraine and the breakaway republics of the Donbass.
We might also be looking at a “calm before the storm” in Syria now as well. Another false flag chemical attack is once again being blamed on the Syrian government (don’t they ever get tired of this script?), and Rex Tillerson is now accusing Russia of bearing “ultimate responsibility” for it.
“Whoever conducted the attacks, Russia ultimately bears responsibility for the victims in East Ghouta and countless other Syrians targeted with chemical weapons, since Russia became involved in Syria,” Tillerson said.
So all that has to be done is have a terrorist outfit in Syria stage a chemical attack and Russia automatically gets the blame.
Meanwhile the US has “firmly rejected” a UN Security Council resolution introduced by Russia and aimed setting up an international body mandated with the task of investigating Syrian chemical attacks “in a transparent and credible way.” You can read more about it here.
As for the new law adopted by the Ukrainian parliament–known as the “Donbass reintegration law”–besides the video above, you can also find out more about that in an article here.
So we have two seriously potential war theaters with tensions flaring above the normal median in each. And worth noting is the common denominator: the US is supplying lethal weapons to parties in both–the government in Ukraine, as well as to the Kurds in Syria.
Every time the world seems on the brink of war, Putin somehow seems to manage to defuse the situation by pulling off some slick diplomatic maneuver, as was the case following the previous chemical attack in east Ghouta back in 2013. Maybe he’ll be able to achieve something similar again. Otherwise we could be in for some rough times.