Classic recipe. Sow chaos and lawlessness by inserting provocateurs into a fraught situation. Loudly decry the dangers associated with such chaos, and lie about its sources. Emphasize the chaos in an agitprop campaign to justify intervention.
Another rhyme with 1936-1939, by the way.
One has to have some grudging respect here, in the same way one has grudging respect for Satan in Paradise Lost.
I have no respect, however, for those erstwhile “leaders” in the west who fall for such well-worn and transparent ploys.