With Obama apparently deciding to seek “the approval of Congress” before he attacks Syria and Congress not due to return from the August recess until a week on Monday, it would appear that the madmen have postponed their strike for at least another nine days.
That has to be good news and not because of the nine days, but rather because there might even be some reason to doubt my recent conclusions that there is going to be a strike at all. Or is there? No that would appear to be wishful thinking on my part.
For, while this pretext, which they have in all probability spent the utmost care in preparing, might go a begging, the price to pay will no doubt be that they are working overtime on the next atrocity on the part of the regime. Of course, that is not to say, the regime won’t be facilitating Washington and its allies finding their excuse. After all, to ensure that they don’t do so, would mean Damascus giving up fighting the war launched by the West and its allies.
As they say in German “aufgeschoben ist nicht aufgehoben” (postponed is not cancelled) and we can be sure that the madmen will have their piece of cake, even if the hesitation in London and Washington suggests that this time round it might just not be a case of their having their cake and eating it, which brings us back to an event which ties in a bit with the “German” reference.
Images of Adolf Hitler dancing tantrums in Munich in October 1938, after he had been deprived of his war by the peace agreement that had Chamberlain returning to London to tell all and sundry that he (Hitler) had promised him “peace for our time” come to mind, but we can all rest assured that at this moment in time, the doubts of the warmongers in Washington and elsewhere that they will have their war, are substantially less than those that were entertained by the Nazi leadership for a brief moment back in 1938. Yes, “aufgeschoben ist nicht aufgehoben”.