The push for war is clear enough but Elijah Magnier thinks it is quite possible that Iran did plant those bombs on Saudi ships, as a warning. There is a difference between Vietnam, which could not deter, and Iran which can deter, at least a lot more than Vietnam.
The amount of outrage over the other party’s actions tends to increase as the other party’s perceived power is smaller . There is a direct correlation between the ability to project power for predator states like the US and Israel, and the tendency to see threats.
Still the way the mainstream media, the political class, and much of the public are aligned to push for conflict and war everywhere is alarming.
An actual Gulf-Of-Tonkin like scam which has been proven this week is the chlorine bomb attack in Douma in april 2018. People inside the OPCW have leaked the suppressed engineering report proving that the chlorine bombs were planted, not dropped from the air. The official report said the opposite and provided justification for western bombing of Syria. It was leaked to this organisation .
We’re in trouble if the OPCW gets completely highjacked by some countries , is used to justify attacking countries, possibly starting a major war, and the mainstream doesn’t want to know.
We’re very far away now from the idea of the United Nations as a supranational organisation to prevent wars , especially wars of aggression.
A few years ago I read an important article by Fyodor Lukyanov about the relative stability we had in the 19th century and how it disintegrated. I’m seeing the same thing now : https://eng.globalaffairs.ru/redcol/What-the-world-needs-is-19th-century-behavior-16513 .