Yeah, I hear ya Snowy. I forgot the most underlying (hidden) motivation has always been petroleum, past and present. We invaded Iraq which had that conspiracy angle of US and coalitions grabbing the Iraqis oil fields. But in my opinion, that wasn't the case. Kicking out Saddam's army from Kuwait was successful but he still remained in power. Hence Desert Storm came to be, with Saddam hanged by his own people but that left a void for tens of thousands Iraqis soldiers out of a job. And depending which source we read, ISIS was born.
Now why was this particular Syrian airfield selected to begin with? I tend to believe on military intelligence intercepting signals from command and control and satellite imagery. That aircraft(s) was monitored, delivered its chemical payload and tracked back to that same airfield. Why we didn't use a thermite warhead to vaporize nerve gas storage facilities with intense heat and pressure, is still a subject of debate. Did I mention there was no contingency plan after we launch those tomahawks as a symbolic gesture? We could have at least targeted 59 known or suspected sites of chemical weapons bunkers instead.
The National enquirer magazine normally found near the grocery checkout line has all kinds of bizarre headlines. Just google David Pecker regarding his relationship with the president. Infowars and Breitbart news are also in that same pile of chit. Then again, that's just my humble opinion but I believe I'm slightly smarter than the average bear.
PS -- forgot that global arms dealers also make megabucks selling their hardware to the highest bidder (aircraft, tanks, artillery, etc).