Tuesday, April 30, 2013

West's WMD Lies Fray as Syrian Army Overruns Terrorist Proxies

Absurd "chemical weapons" claims begin to fall apart amidst NATO's desperate bid to save its collapsing terror front in Syria.

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Image: Chemical weapons were used extensively during the 8-year Iran-Iraq War during the 1980s. Despite vast quantities of chemical agents being used, both mustard and nerve gas, these "weapons of mass destruction" would only constitute 2-3% of all of the war's casualties. Not only has the West lied about Syria using chemical weapons, but they have once again lied to the world about the threat posed by such weapons in the first place. 

According to the White House itself, there is no evidence that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons of any kind during the two-year conflict the West itself has created and continues to perpetuate.

Indeed, a letter from the White House via the Washington Post exposed just how tenuous the evidence actually is (emphasis added): 
Our intelligence community does assess with varying degrees of confidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria, specifically the chemical agent sarin. This assessment is based in part on physiological samples. Our standard of evidence must build on these intelligence assessments as we seek to establish credible and corroborated facts. For example, the chain of custody is not clear, so we cannot confirm how the exposure occurred and under what conditions. We do believe that any use of chemical weapons in Syria would very likely have originated with the Assad regime. 

The US and its allies have declared the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government a "red line," that if crossed would incur a direct military intervention which may include air and missile strikes, the establishment of a Libyan-style no-fly-zone, and perhaps even a ground invasion. Surely, the Syrian government would gain nothing from using chemical weapons if by doing so, would give the West a war it has been seeking with Syria and its ally Iran for over a decade.

Syria is Already Winning the War ... With Conventional Weapons

Additionally, by all accounts, including now even the Western media, the Syrian Arab Army has turned the tide and is overrunning NATO's Al Qaeda proxies across the country, including in areas considered "rebel held." Idlib in particular has seen several stunning victories for the Syrian government, despite the province's proximity to NATO-member Turkey, who is openly shipping torrents of weapons, cash, and terrorists over the border.

In the Independent's article titled, "They may be fighting for Syria, not Assad. They may also be winning: Robert Fisk reports from inside Syria," it was reported that: 
The army believe they are at last winning back ground from the Free Syrian Army and the al-Nusra Islamist fighters and the various al-Qa’ida satellites that now rule much of the Syrian countryside. From Point 45 they are scarcely a mile and a half from the Turkish frontier and intend to take the ground in between. Outside Damascus they have battled their way bloodily into two rebel-held suburbs. While I was prowling through the mountaintop positions, the rebels were in danger of losing the town of Qusayr outside Homs amid opposition accusations of the widespread killing of civilians. The main road from Damascus to Latakia on the Mediterranean coast has been reopened by the army. 
The Independent continues with a very telling remark (emphasis added):
Bashar’s Special Forces now appear confident, ruthless, politically motivated, a danger to their enemies, their uniforms smart, their weapons clean. Syrians have long grown used to the claims by Israel – inevitably followed by the Washington echo machine – that chemical weapons have been used by Bashar’s forces; as an intelligence officer remarked caustically in Damascus: “Why should we use chemical weapons when our Mig aircraft and their bombs cause infinitely more destruction?
The True Nature of Chemical Warfare - Lessons From the 1980s Iran-Iraq War

MiGs, artillery, and superior ground forces are indeed vastly more effective than chemical weapons used on any scale, especially in the minute quantities the US is attempting to accuse the Syrian government of using. For a Western population weaned on Hollywood movies, ridiculous TV shows, and an endless torrent of misinformation from their corporate media news outlets, chemical weapons have been portrayed as "weapons of mass destruction," with even small amounts causing catastrophic devastation.

Under the best conditions and with vast amounts of chemical agents, large casualties can be produced. But history has shown that generally, anything less than these circumstances would be a waste of time, resources, and of course in Syria's case, politically and strategically unjustifiable.

A document produced by the US Marine Corps, titled, "Lessons Learned: The Iran-Iraq War" under "Appendix B: Chemical Weapons," a comprehensive look at the all-out chemical warfare that took place during the devastating 8-year conflict is carefully documented. Several engagements are studied in detail, revealing large amounts of chemical agents deployed mainly to create areas of denial.

The effectiveness and lethality of chemical weapons is summarized in the document as follows (emphasis added):
Chemical weapons require quite particular weather and geographic conditions for optimum effectiveness. Given the relative nonpersistence of all agents employed during this war, including mustard, there was only a brief window of employment opportunity both daily and seasonally, when the agents could be used. Even though the Iraqis employed mustard agent in the rainy season and also in the marshes, its effectiveness was significantly reduced under those conditions. As the Iraqis learned to their chagrin, mustard is not a good agent to employ in the mountains, unless you own the high ground and your enemy is in the valleys.

We are uncertain as to the relative effectiveness of nerve agents since those which were employed are by nature much less persistent than mustard. In order to gain killing concentrations of these agents, predawn attacks are best, conducted in areas where the morning breezes are likely to blow away from friendly positions.

Chemical weapons have a low kill ratio. Just as in WWl, during which the ratio of deaths to injured from chemicals was 2-3 percent, that figure appears to be borne out again in this war although reliable data on casualties are very difficult to obtain. We deem it remarkable that the death rate should hold at such a low level even with the introduction of nerve agents. If those rates are correct, as they well may be, this further reinforces the position that we must not think of chemical weapons as “a poor man’s nuclear weapon.” While such weapons have great psychological potential, they are not killers or destroyers on a scale with nuclear or biological weapons.
According the US military's own conclusions, the use of chemical weapons only enhance conventional warfare, but are not suitable for wiping out large swaths of enemy troops. Their effectiveness is such that the Syrian government could not justify their use, thus risk incurring direct Western military intervention. Therefore, for what strategic purpose would the Syrian Arab Army deploy chemical agents on a "small scale?"  If the Syrian military already holds the initiative with far more effective conventional weapons, what purpose besides inviting the West to intervene militarily, could using quantities of chemical agents far too small to achieve any tactical gain serve?

www.OffgridOutpost.comA Desperate Fabrication - Remember "Curveball"

Conversely, it appears much more likely that such "small scale" use of chemical agents has been used to fabricate a badly needed justification for war with Syria, and open the door for the West to intervene on behalf of a devastated proxy force that is being finally swept away by the Syrian Arab Army.

Almost immediately after the US and its allies attempted to accuse Syria of using chemical weapons on a "small scale," global backlash recalled similar allegations, which turned out also to be fabricated, in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

In the British Independent's 2012 article, "Man whose WMD lies led to 100,000 deaths confesses all: Defector tells how US officials 'sexed up' his fictions to make the case for 2003 invasion," it was stated: 
A man whose lies helped to make the case for invading Iraq – starting a nine-year war costing more than 100,000 lives and hundreds of billions of pounds – will come clean in his first British television interview tomorrow. 
"Curveball", the Iraqi defector who fabricated claims about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, smiles as he confirms how he made the whole thing up. It was a confidence trick that changed the course of history, with Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi's lies used to justify the Iraq war.
He tries to defend his actions: "My main purpose was to topple the tyrant in Iraq because the longer this dictator remains in power, the more the Iraqi people will suffer from this regime's oppression."
 The Independent continues:
But Mr Janabi, speaking in a two-part series, Modern Spies, starting tomorrow on BBC2, says none of it was true. When it is put to him "we went to war in Iraq on a lie. And that lie was your lie", he simply replies: "Yes."

US officials "sexed up" Mr Janabi's drawings of mobile biological weapons labs to make them more presentable, admits Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, General Powell's former chief of staff. "I brought the White House team in to do the graphics," he says, adding how "intelligence was being worked to fit around the policy".
How "intelligence was being worked to fit around the policy," indeed is the most important aspect of the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq, and is without doubt what is being done in Washington, Doha, Riyadh, and Tel Aviv in regards to Syria now.

Those behind the current conspiracy against Syria hope that the public possesses no understanding whatsoever regarding chemical weapons and their true tactical utility as well as their many limitations. They hope that the public never fully realizes that "small scale" use is essentially an admission that the weapons were not used tactically, but at best, used to fabricate a pretext for war by the West and its terrorist proxies.

As the West realizes how politically unsustainable yet another war waged on a blatantly false pretense will be, it may turn to even uglier options in order to topple the Syrian government and to save face after a humiliating stand-down from their "red line." The West's legitimacy has long since been exhausted. Its reputation has been permanently disfigured by special interests that have commandeered and abused it. 

While Syria and its allies continue to fight against this proxy-war of aggression, it is incumbent upon the rest of us to identify the corporate-financier special interests behind this war, boycott and permanently replace them with local solutions. If allowed to succeed in grave injustices against the Syrian people, these interests will be emboldened to abuse, exploit, and torment others, including those within their own borders.

Tony Cartalucci's articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at 
Land Destroyer Report, Alternative Thai News Network and LocalOrg. Read other contributed articles by Tony Cartalucci here.



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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

How dare you imply that the great U S of A wpuld lie. Lets face we woundnt care if they ate their children if they did not have lots of oil

Anonymous said...

Another decisive and well written article Tony. It's good to see the hollywood lies are not slowing down, what a super-brainwashing success story they are!!
Some of us can still see... and are documenting... there's got to be something for future generations to find. Something that's not littered with fabrications and lies. What a shame for our planet they will say... we had so much potential and yet wasted it like that.
IF... there are half decent off worlders observing our efforts, they would be recoiling in horror at the dis-service we are capable of rendering one another, and the apathy of others. The 'prime directive' would be something like, "don't let these fools get off their planet to infect the galaxy."
And who do we have to thank for all of this? Supposedly the best scientific minds utilised to inflict pain and suffering on others, the best mathematical minds to create a financial system such as we have right now, the superlative self servers to administrate and govern all this mayhem, the best medical teams with their un-necessary profitised treatments to fleece the survivors of everything, and a global transportation rort to move the whole show to another area after bleeding entire continents dry.
WOW what a legacy!!!!

Anonymous said...

The logical fallacy presented by the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian Army is glaring; The 'rebels' are being beaten, Syria is dominating them through it's air power.

The last thing Syria would do from a political, strategic and tactical perspective is pander to the West's warmongers and give them an excuse to remove Syria's air power advantage.

Anonymous said...

kudos to Assad for killing thousands without using chemical weapon. Go on Assad pulverized your people just use your air power. Humanity is with you kill those terrorist(your people). Message from Tony a Human with a satanic heart.

Anonymous said...

I believe there is a Galactic Community with some members tasked with monitoring us, with a directive of not letting us spread our misdeeds outside of this planet.

Why do you think there was a warning issued right away for us not to return to the Moon with any maned missions.

This planet is under quarantine.

Marly-Marls said...

Dear Anon@8.22PM: Agree with you - Brilliant exposition by Tony and yours just as good because you bared the base, low life mentality of the current US Administration and it's Allies - in actual fact the "unofficial terrorist" governments, behind the employ of the cheapskate scum on the ground floor, Al Qaeda terrorists. Yet again invading a sovereign country and destroying it by perpetuating the same hollow WMD lies for which they've become notorious worldwide. False flags upon yet more false flags so recently repeated in Boston & Waco by these Sicko's - sick with corruption and greed who, believing themselves gods and owners of all on the Planet, can dictate and dispense murder and mayhem and complete destruction of human lives and values, to achieve their diabolical aims of ruling our World. Syria is the sacrificial lamb (gas deposits at Hom's is a bonus), when their real aim is to draw Iran into a full scale war - and if these savages succeed, they'll have the World War III they want, this while Iran has repeatedly said it does not want war with the US.
This when the People of the US don't want war with ANYBODY!
Sure as hell, your human perspective of how low humans have sunk, is an awful tragedy, but spot on - degenerate destroyers! Maybe the only hope we have is that Planetx or Nibiru is for real because even in face of the cataclysmic events it no doubt will bring, those left of the human race after it's passage, may very well pick up the pieces and slowly resurrect our beloved planet to again become a haven of peace for future generations.
Thanks for your comment - so good to know there are still many around who celebrate and uphold the beauty of true humanness and integrity. Loved the way you referred to ET's as "off worlder's" - much nicer name! - OW's!

Anonymous said...

Your sarcasm sounds more idiotic than it already is because all we see even in western news is the terror bombings by the so called rebels killing thousands targeting this or that minister. Only perverted minds such as yours would expect Assad to sit still and not bomb the terrorists. Go drink some coolaid.

Anonymous said...

Weren't more chemical weapons used on soldiers of the allied forces than in all of Iraq? Hence the number of soldiers being damaged upon their return? Also it was stated in MSM that the FSA had captured a 'chemicals weapons plant' that they then used on innocent Syrian peoples? Just sayin'zz

Anonymous said...

FSA used ch weaps on innocent syrians, funded by allied forces...Iraq allied forced tested chem weaps pn soldiers ence fulf war syndrome

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