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Friday, April 7, 2017

Another False Flag Terror Attack, Another Fabricated Reason For Regime Change in Syria


     In the early morning hours of April 7th, the United States launched cruise missile strikes against targets in Syria for what it said was retaliation for the sarin gas attack in Idlib province days earlier, allegedly committed by the Syrian government of Bashar al Assad.  Primarily directed against the Shayrat airfield in Homs province, the attacks reportedly caused 6 deaths and dozens of injuries.  President Trump ordered the attacks just three days after the apparent gas attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun in which as many as 72 people died, without any official report on the nature or origin of the attack, yet receiving widespread support across both parties in the Congress.
     Supporters of the action are heralding president Trump's boldness and decisiveness, despite his having run on a campaign of extricating the United States from foreign military adventures.  Detractors have decried the retributive attacks as presumptive and premature, as no international observers have confirmed the origins of the gas attack.  Still others have warned that such actions are dangerous as they bring the world one step closer to armed conflict between the United States and Russia and an escalation of tension that could lead to nuclear war.
     In this article, we will break down the facts of the matter, and show that once more, the United States is using false flag terror events to manipulate global opinion to achieve its geo-strategic military objectives.
                                The single best video to date proving this was a false flag attack is:
                                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8VwYZugcZ8
The timing of all this is suspicious.  Only a week earlier, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced a U-turn in official American policy, stating that it was no longer the objective of the United States to topple the Assad regime.  This was stated to pacify the rest of the world on the eve of the latest peace summit, where leaders were gathering to resolve the Syrian conflict once and for all.  This was also stated just as US war-hawk senator John McCain was meeting secretly in Syria with members of the "opposition" (read: ISIS) to discuss their next moves to topple Assad.

We already have plenty of evidence of US-supported terrorist ratlines from Libya to Syria, allowing ISIS fighters, Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, and sarin gas to travel from one country to the other. (His knowledge of this was the reason ambassador Christopher Stephens was murdered while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State arranging these covert operations.)

The same playbook was used in August, 2014:  have ISIS fighters covertly use sarin gas, blame the Assad regime, parade pictures around the world of dying babies to pull on people's heart-strings, and use the attack as a "red-line" that has been crossed to justify US military attacks against the Assad regime. This time around, we had plenty of warning:  gas masks were distributed days before the "attack", and Tweets went out the day prior warning of an impending gas attack by ISIS. George Soros-funded "White Helmets" were readily on hand to provide the heart-breaking video images of the aftermath, showing rescue workers showering nerve gas residues off survivors - even as they lacked any kind of protective covering.

The whole thing reeks of false-flag psychological operation.  US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, wasted no time showing off pictures of mutilated babies before the UN Security Council, pleading with members to support US military action by asking the rhetorical question, "how many children have to die before Russia cares?"  The ploy fits into the Deep State narrative perfectly - blame Russia - and brings the world one step closer to nuclear holocaust.
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Let's consider what critical observers are reporting on this issue.  This article appeared on zerohedge.com yesterday:

Ron Paul: "Zero Chance" Assad Behind Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria; Likely A False Flag

by Tyler Durden, Apr 6, 2017 10:06 AM

According to former Congressman Ron Paul, the chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun that killed 30 children and has led to calls for the Trump administration to intervene in Syria could have been a false flag attack.

As Paul Joseph Watson details, pointing out that the prospect of peace in Syria was moving closer before the attack, with ISIS and Al-Qaeda on the run, Paul said the attack made no sense.

“It looks like maybe somebody didn’t like that so there had to be an episode,” said Paul, asking, “who benefits?”

“It doesn’t make any sense for Assad under these conditions to all of a sudden use poison gases – I think there’s zero chance he would have done this deliberately,” said Paul.  The former Congressman went on to explain how the incident was clearly being exploited by neo-cons and the deep state to enlist support for war.

“It’s the neo-conservatives who are benefiting tremendously from this because it’s derailed the progress that has already been made moving toward a more peaceful settlement in Syria,” said Paul.
Many have questioned why Assad would be so strategically stupid as to order a chemical weapons attack and incite the wrath of the world given that he is closer than ever to winning the war against ISIS and jihadist rebels.

Just five days before the attack, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, “The longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people,” implying a definite shift in U.S. foreign policy away from regime change in Syria.

Why would Assad put such assurances in jeopardy by launching a horrific chemical attack, allowing establishment news outlets like CNN to once against use children as props to push for yet another massive war in the Middle East?
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Consider yet another article posted on zerohedge.com, which shows foreknowledge of the impending false flag attack appearing in various Tweets in the days prior:

Necons Demand Action in Syria, While Serious Questions Regarding the Chemical Attack Remain Unanswered

by The_Real_Fly,  Apr 6, 2017

Today, President Trump 'changed his mind' about Syria and Assad, due to the horrific pictures showing victims of a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens in the ISIS controlled city of Idlib. The media has been plastering one dead child after the next -- evoking emotional responses from people looking for a villain to bomb. On a much smaller scale, these are the same tactics that were used to draw us into the 9/11 wars, which still persist in all of their horrible, indecorous, calamity, 16 years hence.

Trump has changed his mind.

Before we start send sorties into Syria, trying to take out both Russian and Syrian forces, how about we first see evidence proving this was a government sponsored attack?

Thus far, according to the NY Times, this is all we have -- this one flimsy attestation by 'witnesses.'

Witnesses said the gas was delivered by a government airstrike. The attacks raised the possibility that the Syrian government used a banned nerve agent, like sarin, after it agreed in 2013 to eliminate its chemical weapons program.
Fox's Geraldo 'Al Capone Punk'd Me from the Grave' Rivera offered his take, stating the obvious. It made no sense for Assad to use chemical weapons, especially after the US made overtures accepting his rule in the country.

      NassimNicholasTaleb ? @nntaleb
     Syria: Are people reacting to the pictures of children or from EVIDENCE?
     The more potent the pictures, the less you question the evidence.
     5:20 PM - 5 Apr 2017

The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, gave an overly dramatic speech regarding the attacks -- standing up and showing pictures of dead children, asking Russia 'how many children have to die before Russia cares?'

Russian officials have a different account of the events in Idlib. They said Assad attacked an ISIS weapons depot, which had chemical weapons in it.

Can we be sure who is telling the truth? No.

But, thanks to social media, some serious facts have been presented, such as people receiving gas masks two days prior to the attacks and an anti-Assad reporter, writing about a chemical gas attack 24 hours in advance. How can we explain this? Personally, I think we'd be fools to believe anything ISIS or the 'moderate rebels' have to say on the matter.

      Sarah Abdallah @sahouraxo
     Wow. This anti-Assad "reporter" tweeted about the sarin attack in #Syria 24 hours before it
      happened. Still think nothing fishy is going on?
     10:52 AM - 5 Apr 2017

      Feisty??Floridian @peddoc63
     Something seems fishy??about Chemical attack in #Syria #WhiteHelmets No protective
     gear on rescue workers??@Manny6678 http://www.globalresearch.ca/jumping-to-
     conclusions-something-is-not-adding-up-in-idlib-chemical-weapons-attack/5583500 …
     6:28 PM - 5 Apr 2017

      H e b a @HKX07
     Disgraced Dr. @DrShajulIslam received gas masks two days before "chemical attack" in Al Qaeda      held #Idlib
     The propaganda continues. #Syria
     11:16 PM - 4 Apr 2017

     26 Feb
      H e b a @HKX07
     In 2017, you can win an #Oscar for rescuing & cleaning up after ALQ massacres in
     #Syriahttps://twitter.com/ajplus/status/836060160015544320 …

      H e b a @HKX07
     Behind the scenes footage showing #Oscar winners #WhiteHelmets celebrating with
     Al Qaeda after capturing #Idlib from the #SAA #Syria pic.twitter.com/ezbHtqBBNo
     11:20 PM - 26 Feb 2017

Let's examine the timeline and what has just transpired. The war that the neocons have wanted for the past half decade in Syria, displacing Assad for a 'pro-western' leader, was just greenlit by Trump. Bannon was booted from the NSC, amidst rumors that Trump's son in law, Jared Kushner, was leaking info to the Morning Shill, Joe Scarborough. Nikkie Haley sabre rattled Russia, Syria and Iran at the UN. Trump 'changed his mind.' Rex Tillerson told Russia to 'rethink Assad.'

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Our memories are selective; western media pundits pushing for war are ignoring THEIR OWN reporting from three years ago that documented the total destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile as a result of an agreement brokered by Russia to avoid war back at the time of the first reported chemical weapons attacks in September 2013.

There is thus overwhelming evidence that Western media is complicit with the war-mongers in Washington in conveniently "forgetting" the most important piece of information in all of this:  SYRIA HAS NO CHEMICAL WEAPONS.  Consider the following article from that "newspaper of record", the Wall Street Journal:
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Removal of Chemical Weapons From Syria Is Completed
Chemicals Will Be Destroyed Aboard a U.S. Ship

By NAFTALI BENDAVID
Updated June 23, 2014 1:39 p.m. ET

All the dangerous substances from Syria's chemical weapons program, including sulfur mustard and precursors of sarin, have now been removed from the country after a monthslong process, a Hague-based watchdog agency said Monday.
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CBS, one of the primary organs of US Deep State propaganda, even admitted via Benn Swann's journalism program Reality Check, of US collaboration with ISIS rebels, in a story aired on December 28, 2016, entitled:  Proof Syrian "Rebels" are Jihadists.  The program segment exposed John McCain's questionable contacts with rebels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgmnohv4HP4

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Consider the following article on Disobedientmedia.com

Evidence Calls Western Narrative About Syrian Chemical Attack Into Question

by William Craddick, Apr 6, 2017 1:53 PM

The April 4th, 2017 incident at Khan Sheikhoun has provoked an emotional response around the world after images began to emerge showing civilian adults and children apparently suffering from the effects of chemical weapons. President Donald Trump has stated that the attack has totally changed his views towards the Syrian civil war, and may alter his intended strategy there.

Although Western media immediately accused Bashar al-Assad of participating in a gas attack against his own people, the evidence indicates that the intended target was not immediately in a civilian area and was in fact a location where Syrian White Helmets were on the scene with rebel groups at what observers have claimed was a storage facility for conventional and chemical munitions. Additionally, evidence indicates that rebel groups may have had prior knowledge of the attack and knew that there was a risk of chemical weapons being unleashed. The attack also came in the aftermath of a trip by Senator John McCain to meet with groups known to associate with radical jihadist factions in Syria, at a time when the United States government has been engulfed in a power struggle between different political factions who disagree strongly over what should be appropriate policy in regards to the Syrian civil war.

I. Evidence From Khan Sheikhoun Does Not Support Assertions Of Airborne Chemical Weapons Use

Evidence which has emerged in the aftermath of the attack at Khan Sheikhoun indicates that not only was the nature of the attack misreported by the media, but that certain individuals on the ground in Syria may have had foreknowledge of the attack up to several days before it happened. On April 3rd, 2017, an anti-Assad journalist tweeted that the next day he would be launching a media campaign to cover airstrikes on the Hama countryside, including the use of chemical weapons. It is not clear how the reporter was able to know that chemical weapons would be used an entire day before the attacks occurred.

Tweet from journalist one day before the attack indicating foreknowledge about chemical weapons usage
Observers further noted that on April 1st, 2017, a doctor on the ground in Khan Sheikhoun, Dr. Shajul Islam, had received several shipments of gas masks in the days running up to the chemical incident. The revelations on Twitter fueled speculation that opposition figures were aware of the chemical attack days before it actually happened, contesting the narrative that the Syrian government was responsible. Daily Mail has reported that Dr. Shajul Islam was at one point sought by the British government in connection with the abduction of two journalists in Syria, and security services have stated that Islam and his brother may have had ties to ISIS executioner "Jihadi John."

Additionally, footage from the scene of the incident taken by the Syrian White Helmets appears to show that their operatives were not assisting victims in a manner that was consistent with established protocol on how to handle sarin saturated bodies. Images appear to show that Syrian White Helmet operatives were handling purported sarin victims with their bare hands, rather than with gloves, which is necessary to prevent the rescuer being injured by the chemical themselves. They also appear to be using simple dust masks, which are not suitable protection in the event of a sarin attack.

Image released by the Syrian White Helmets which shows rescue workers handling victims with their bare hands and inadequate gas masks, undermining claims of sarin usage
Disobedient Media has reported in January that the Syrian White Helmets are heavily supported by the United State government via USAID, are implicated in war crimes committed in Aleppo and other parts of Syria during the civil war and appear to have a large number of members who are involved with local Syrian militia groups and jihadist organizations.  The White Helmets have also been caught staging rescue footage for propaganda purposes in the past.

United Arab Emirates-based Al-Masdar News has also cited Twitter users who noted that photos of the Khan Sheikhoun attack appear to show storage facilities rather than a residential area and speculated that the White Helmets may have been using the location alongside rebel groups who were storing munitions in the area. The Russian Ministry of Defense have stated that the release of any chemicals was a result of a Syrian government airstrike against rebel supply depots in the area where chemical arms were being produced.

II. Rebels Are Known To Have Possessed And Used Chemical Weapons In Syria For Some Time

While the Syrian government surrendered their chemical arms stockpiles for destruction several years ago, evidence indicates that rebel groups in Syria have ramped up their own supplies of the deadly weapons systems and have not hesitated to deploy them in combat. On June 23rd, 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Syrian government had completed the removal of all chemical weapons from the country per and agreement they had reached with the United States. The handover was confirmed by the United Nations Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. While the Syrian government have surrendered their chemical weapons, rebel groups have acquired and used them in increasing numbers.

The supplies for these weapons appear to come from multiple sources. Before they were handed over to the U.S. military, rebel groups such as ISIS were able to capture stockpiles of chemical weapons from Syrian army depots. On July 9th, 2014, just weeks after the Syrian army's handover, The Guardian reported that ISIS had captured a massive former Iraqi chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, confiscating over 2,500 degraded chemical rockets filled with sarin. Research has also led to speculation that ISIS and other rebel groups may have been able to access materials for chemical weapons stored by Muammar Gaddafi in Libya.  In November 2016, The New York Times acknowledged that ISIS had used chemical arms at least 52 times in Syria and Iraq.

Daily Mail: Rebel tests weaponized chemical agent on rabbits in Syria
ISIS is not the only rebel group to possess sarin and other kinds of chemical munitions in Syria however. Video obtained by Daily Mail shows that Syrian rebel groups in Libya have been experimenting with various kinds of chemical weapons for some years now. In 2014, the United Nations acknowledged that "abandoned" sarin gas cylinders had been located in the city of Aleppo. On April 8th, 2016, Voice of America reported that jihadist group Jaysh al-Islam used chemical weapons in attacks against Kurdish troops in Aleppo.

III. The Khan Sheikhoun Incident May Be Part Of An Ongoing Power Struggle Over U.S. Policy In Syria

The chemical attack also appears to play into the ongoing power struggle between the American political establishment and members of the new Trump administration. Political figures who are hawkish towards the Syrian government have noted with some dismay that President Trump had until this week been apparently unwilling to prosecute the United States' stated goal of enacting regime change in Syria, citing the larger threat of ISIS and other jihadist terror groups as a priority.

The United States politicians who have taken funds from countries known to supply rebel groups with materials for the production of chemical weapons were also been meeting with rebel factions known to association with jihadist groups in the run up to the attack. On February 22nd, 2017, CNN reported that McCain had made a secret trip to northern Syria the week prior. McCain's made the trip despite the fact that since late 2015, the Western media has finally admitted that there were no longer any "moderate" rebel groups in Syria. In January 2017, Representative Tusli Gabbard returned from a visit to Syria to confirm these reports, as well as to reveal that U.S. support was effectively delivering arms to jihadist groups such as al-Nusra, al-Qaida, Ahrar al-Sham and ISIS who are operating inside Syria. McCain claimed to be meeting with forces who are preparing to combat ISIS in Eastern Syria, but The Guardian has reported that these groups are mainly comprised of mercenaries who have and will fight for jihadist groups if the price is right. Disobedient Media has also previously reported that in 2014, McCain accepted a donation of $1 million from Saudi Arabia. The CEO of Al-Masdar News, Leith Abou Fadel, recently posted images on Twitter in April 2017 showing Saudi-made chlorine agents found in East Aleppo which were being used to create chemical bombs.

Saudi-made chlorine agent captured in East Aleppo
The trip to meet with rebel groups is not McCain's first. On May 27th, 2013, The Daily Beast ran an exclusive report revealing that Senator John McCain had made another secret trip into Syria to meet with "assembled leaders of Free Syrian Army." McCain made the trip in spite of the fact that documents obtained by Judicial Watch which state that the United States was fully aware of the growing jihadi presence among Syrian rebel groups, and reports emerging in the American press indicating that rebels were increasingly engaging in war crimes. In August 2013, three months after McCain's visit, civilians in the Ghouta neighborhood of Damascus were hit with a chemical attack after rockets containing sarin struck the area. Though most of the mainstream press immediately blamed the Syrian government for the tragedy, German paper Die Welt has since run a report alleging that the sarin did not come from the Syrian government, but from stockpiles held by jihadist rebel group Al-Nusra.

ZeroHedge has reported that McCain angrily slammed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after the White House backed comments Tillerson and ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley made stating that the United States would no longer primarily focus on regime change in Syria. McCain's desire to push regime change in Syria, his constant drive to seek confrontation with Russia, his close financial relationship to a state which is known to have supplied rebel groups with materials for crude chemical weapons and the now common knowledge that there are no "moderate" rebels remaining in Syria raises serious questions about the true nature of McCain's secret missions he has embarked on in the country over the past few years.

The Syrian government has been making serious gains in the civil war, recapturing the city of Aleppo and pushing against rebel groups in many other parts of the country with the support of the Russian Federation. It is strategically counterintuitive to assume that Bashar al-Assad would engage in a chemical attack on Syrians just one week after figures in the American government expressed the opinion that they would be willing to allow him to remain in power. The Syrian government no longer even possesses chemical weapons, as the United Nations and U.S. Department of State have already confirmed.

The involvement of the US-supported White Helmets, who have a history of association with war crimes and extremist groups in Syria and the apparent anger from the factions in the American government who oppose President Trump's policies in Syria suggests that the facts surrounding the Khan Sheikhoun attack are being intentionally distorted for political gain. The apparent association of Senator John McCain with groups linked to extremism in Syria just weeks before the attack and his financial ties to states which have supplied rebel groups with chemical arms only serves to create further concerns that factions of the United States government are illicitly attempting to promote confrontation and drive increased U.S. military involvement in Syria. It may be some time before the full picture about the Khan Sheikhoun tragedy becomes apparent, but is more than clear that Syrian rebel groups hope to use the incident as a means of provoking increased Western support in their fight against the Russian-backed government.

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Presstv.ir posted the following analysis on Wednesday evening (April 5th):

Separately on Wednesday, Russia denounced as “unacceptable” the Western-proposed draft resolution.

"We do not believe it is expedient to pass a resolution on the chemical weapons attack in its present form," Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying on Wednesday.

Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova questioned the data on which the latest proposed UN resolution was based, stressing that the motion would exacerbate tensions in Syria and the region.

“Unfortunately, based on totally fake information, the United States, France and Great Britain have once again planted - one cannot put it any other way - into the UN Security Council a draft resolution which has a completely anti-Syrian character," she said.  The motion "pre-empts the results of an investigation and just immediately designates the guilty,” she added.

The suspected chemical attack targeted the town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib province on Tuesday. It was followed by alleged air raids that hit a hospital where victims of the assault were being treated.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at 72.

Syria’s opposition accused the Syrian government of bombing Khan Shaykhun with chemical munitions.

However, the Syrian army categorically denied the accusation about its involvement in the deadly attack, emphasizing that it "has never used them, anytime, anywhere, and will not do so in the future."

Russia’s Defense Ministry said the deaths were caused when a Syrian air strike struck a "terrorist warehouse" used for making bombs containing "toxic substances.”
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So there you have it:  US-supported ISIS terrorists were making chemical weapons, and the Syrian air force targeted the depot and destroyed it. The destruction inadvertantly spread the nerve gas around the neigh- bourhood, causing numerous deaths and injuries.  "Assad gases his own people" is the headline pushed around the world by Western media, promoted by Soros-backed White Helmuts and the US State Department.  Heart-wrenching pictures of dying babies are paraded in the media and in the UN Security Council as proof that Assad must go, and we're back to square one:  a tense stand-off between the US and Russia in Syria that my lead to nuclear war and the end of human life on the planet.  

All for what?  So a few billionaires can build a gas pipeline through a regime-changed Syria so they can make a few more billion dollars?

Is this what the world has come to?  Wake up, Donald Trump.  You're being played by the military-industrial complex at the expense of humanity's future. 

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