Ford: “Is that not obvious? A child can see that the intention
was to produce the hysteria and now the military action”
He added: “Engage your brain, answer the question, how has Assad benefited from all this mayhem?
In fact it’s rebounded against him; why would he do such a thing when he
was already winning the battle for Eastern Ghouta was virtually over;
why would he choose this moment to do the one thing that was guaranteed to pluck
defeat for him from the jaws of victory?!”