When it comes to war, it makes no sense to take their word for it. These politicians and intelligence agencies around the world lie too often to take their word for it. In fact, you can make a strong case that lying to the general publics in their countries is their job, just as much as actually collecting intelligence. Like with the war in Iraq, provide evidence that can hold up to scrutiny, and don’t pretend that because a big group of assholes gets up and says the same rough thing that it somehow changes objective reality. Anyone that doesn’t see that this is geopolitics, from all sides, must be new to this. And I am sick to death of these people using the lives of people in other countries as a piece on some chessboard of theirs. Neoliberalism has made all governments far more hierarchical, less democratic and truly accountable to the public. So, we’re in a position where they will make a decision and they will go ahead with their decision, and we’re apparently supposed to just deal with their shitty logic and the aftermath. The media in the US is horrible too, no different qualitatively than Pravda. Maybe worse, since most people in the old USSR knew when propaganda was being fed to them while the propaganda has at least some impact still domestically, although not as much as decades ago. Thank you internet, which those in power want to also ruin. Macron is French for Aznar, in case you didn’t know.