|It’s a blood red line
On June 13, 2013 U.S. President Barack Obama announced his plan to authorize weapons shipments directly to al-Qaeda death squads currently operating in Syria.
U.S. officials said the administration could provide the rebels with a range of weapons, including small arms, ammunition, assault rifles and a variety of anti-tank weaponry such as shoulder-fired remote-propelled grenades and other missiles. However, a final decision on the inventory has not been made, the officials said.
The Washington Post also quotes Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor, as saying, “This is going to be different in both scope and scale in terms of what we are providing.”
(Ben Rhodes may be familiar to some observers as the brain child behind a “story-telling” PSY-OP against the Assad government early which entailed taking over Syrian television stations and broadcasting demoralizing messages to discourage the Syrian people and encourage desertion among Assad’s ranks.)
Regardless, in addition to weapons shipments, the White House has asked U.S. military planners to present proposals for increasing American involvement inside Syria.
In what appears to be an almost verbatim repeat of the Libyan tragedy, albeit on a slower time scale, one of the proposals being considered consists of creating a “no-fly zone” inside Syria, “stretching up to 25 miles into Syria which would be enforced using aircraft flown from Jordanian bases and flying inside the kingdom, according to U.S. officials.”
Of course, anyone even slightly familiar with the crisis taking place in Syria should be aware that American claims that the United States has only been providing non-lethal aid to the al-Qaeda death squads who have terrorized the country for two years are patently absurd since the U.S. and its partner nations of the Anglo-American establishment have been arming the death squads via Saudi Arabia and other Gulf State feudal monarchies ever since the destabilization campaign began. The fact that they would now remove the thin veil of cover provided to these operations now, however, is revealing in that the Anglo-Americans have now seemingly committed themselves to military action. This much is evidenced even more so by the open discussion of the implementation of a no-fly zone.
All of these preparations for invasion and plunder, however, have been justified by the claims that the United States has “conclusive evidence President Bashar Assad’s government used chemical weapons against opposition forces trying to overthrow him.” This, of course, crossed the ridiculous “red line” that Barack Obama and his counterparts drew in the sand several months ago when media outlets and Western governments felt more confident in their ability to stage such attacks inside Syria themselves, blaming the attacks on Assad, and justifying subsequent military action as a result.
The American people, proving themselves incapable of showing any limits to their own gullibility, are about to be led into yet another Middle Eastern war against another innocent and sovereign nation, on the basis of “intelligence” indicating the possession or use of a “weapon of mass destruction.”
WMDs were a big lie in Iraq. Chemical weapons are a big lie in Syria.
That is, use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government are a big lie. There have, indeed, been documented cases of use of chemical weapons inside the country. However, these attacks were committed by the death squads of the West, not the government of Assad.
Remember, UN investigator Carla del Ponte stated to Western media outlets as far back as March that chemicals weapons were used, not by the Syrian government, but the Syrian death squads that the Western media so desperately attempts to promote as freedom fighters and peaceful protesters.
It is also helpful to remember that as far back as June 2012, the pieces were clearly seen being moved into place in order to create the environment and subsequent chain of events for a successful false flag attack used to justify an invasion of or, at the very least, some limited military action against Syria. However, the more hidden aspects being used to create infrastructure for such an event could be seen going back even further.
For instance, in November, 2011, it was reported in The Telegraph that the “transitional” government of terrorists, Muslim Brotherhood, and NATO puppets in Libya were offering to send money, personnel (aka terrorists and mercenaries), and weapons to the death squads operating in Syria. It was largely understood, at least after the initial announcement of the weapons deal, that the weapons in question included chemical weapons.
Later, in June of 2012, it was reported by Russia Today that these weapons had indeed found themselves into the hands of the death squads by virtue of their Libyan counterparts now acting as head of the failed Libyan State. RT stated that, “They allegedly plan to use it against civilians and pin the atrocity on the Bashar al-Assad regime.”
Thus, it should be noted that the London Guardian reported that Libya possessed “25 metric tonnes of bulk mustard agent and 1,400 metric tonnes of precursor chemical used to make chemical weapons.”
It was also reported in August of 2012 that the death squads had managed to capture a missile site belonging to the Syrian army which contained chemical weapons. The death squads erroneously claimed that the reason for attacking the site was to prevent the Assad government from using the weapons against members of the “opposition.” Regardless, one does not have to speculate very much as to the possibilities available here – in June, the death squads gain access to chemical weapons. In August, they gain access to a delivery mechanism in the form of missiles.
It is just such a coincidence that should cause one to examine another event which occurred shortly before the assault on the missile site. In July 2012, Tony Cartalucci of LandDestroyerReport, described “reports of so-called ‘Free Syrian Army’ militants seen trying on gas masks, along with reports of Libyan chemical weapon caches & equipment being discovered in Damascus.”
Together with the acquisition of the missile delivery capability by virtue of the conquering of the Syrian missile site and the possession of the chemical weapons themselves via Libya, the acquisition of gas masks points to the preparation for the launch of an actual chemical attack, or at least the possibility of it, on the part of the death squads.
As one of the death squad members stated to Reuters in April, 2012, “The rebels are getting better at bomb-making; as you know, desperation is the mother of invention.” Reuters also commented that the death squads were now able to develop “more sophisticated bombs” due to “rare outside donations” although Reuters did not attempt to name those mysterious sources.
Moving forward to August 2012, a false flag plot was discovered which had been hatched between NATO and Saudi Arabia that would have staged a chemical weapons deployment in Syria either by mercenary firms or by the NATO-backed death squads, an attack that would subsequently have been blamed on the Assad government, thus serving as a pretext for NATO intervention and the creation of a “buffer zone” in the country.
According to Paul Joseph Watson, the source reporting the impending attack stated to Syrian news channel Addounia that a Saudi Arabian firm “had fitted 1400 ambulance vehicles with anti-gas & anti-chemical filtering systems at a cost of $97,000 dollars each, in preparation for a chemical weapons attack carried out by FSA rebels using mortar rounds. A further 400 vehicles have been prepared as troop carriers.”
Interestingly enough, the attack was set to make use of white phosphorous, sarin and mustard gas. It then stands as yet another questionable “coincidence” that, among the weapons possessed by the Libyan regime and now in the hands of the death squads, was large quantities of bulk mustard agent.
Nevertheless, the potential false flag attack reported by Addounia was set to be launched on densely populated areas, most likely Daraa, a city on the Syria/Jordan border, after which the newly fitted ambulances would pour into Syria under the guise of humanitarian aid. Although painted with the labels, “Syrian People’s Relief,” the ambulances would actually be nothing more than armored personnel carriers designed to capitalize on a manufactured disaster for the purpose of deploying such personnel in order to create the desired buffer zone.
Furthermore, the same company that manufactured and fitted the ambulances to be used in the attack is one that is based in Riyadh and was negotiating a contract with the Yemeni government for the manufacture of military vehicles for the Yemeni army.
A source also reported that a meeting had taken place between the head of Al Arabiya, the Saudi news channel, and a U.S. diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in the United Arab Emirates. As Paul Joseph Watson writes,
The purpose of the meeting was to agree upon a conditioning program to prepare the public for the likelihood that Bashar Al-Assad’s forces would use chemical weapons. Shortly after the meeting, Al Arabiya began running news segments depicting the inevitability of a chemical weapons attack carried out by Assad’s forces.
Of course, it was around this same time period that discussions of a “red line” by the French and American Presidents as well as the U.S. State Department and Israeli representatives began their repetition in the mainstream media circles and hence the American public at large.
For instance, in August, President Barack Obama warned that not only the use but merely the transportation of chemical weapons would constitute a “red line” that would result in military intervention. French President Hollande also stated at the time that the use of chemical weapons “Would be a legitimate reason for direct intervention.”
Likewise, Watson writes, Israel’s Vice Premier Silvan Shalom told media outlets “that if Syrian rebels obtained chemical weapons from stockpiles belonging to the Assad regime, such a development would force Israel to resort to “preventive operations,” in other words – a military strike on Syria.”
The creation of a “buffer zone” inside Syria is also interesting in its own right, not just because of the necessary loss of legitimate territory close to Syria’s borders but also because of its inherent nature of destabilization and weakening of the ruling regime in Damascus. Thus, it is interesting to note that, while the false flag chemical attack and the subsequent creation of a buffer zone was designed to use the pretext of humanitarian aid as mentioned above, such a plan follows the roadmap provided by the Brookings Institution in a paper entitled “Saving Syria: Assessing Options for Regime Change,” published in March 2012. The paper essentially argued for the use of a humanitarian issue in order to engage in military intervention on the part of NATO in Syria.
Indeed, the paper states,
An alternative is for diplomatic efforts to focus first on how to end the violence and how to gain humanitarian access, as is being done under Annan’s leadership. This may lead to the creation of safe-havens and humanitarian-corridors, which would have to be backed by limited military power.
Yet one does not have to go any further afield in order to understand that the plan to stage false flag chemical weapons attack inside Syria in order to see the mass of evidence supporting such a claim.
For instance, in January, 2013, hacked emails belonging to British defense contractor Britam actually revealed a plan that was agreed to by the United States and funded in part by Qatar [according to the emails] that would have involved in the staging of a false flag attack chemical attack and the creation of videos to be used in an international propaganda campaign against Assad, who would have been blamed for the attack.
Obtained by a German hacker, the leaked email exchange occurred between Britam Defence’s Business Development Director David Goulding and Britam’s founder Philip Doughty. In the exchange, Goulding wrote,
We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington.
We’ll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record.
Frankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion?
In delivering a CW (chemical weapon) to Homs, “a Soviet origin g-shell similar to those Assad should have,” the stage was clearly set for the rigging of a false flag attack of a chemical nature to be blamed on Assad.
According to Cyber War News, the emails also contained “extremely personal information” which included “copies of passports of Britam employees, some of whom appeared to be mercenaries.” Britam confirmed that it had, in fact, been hacked.
In addition, in December 2012, a video was obtained by the Syria Tribune and subsequently released in their report and posted on YouTube which allegedly shows the NATO-backed death squads testing chemical weapons on “lab” rabbits.
As the Syria Tribune describes the video,
The video (see here) starts with several scenes showing chemical containers with Tekkim labels (Tekkim is a Turkish chemicals company) and some lab equipment, while playing Jihadists chants in the background. A glass box then appears with two rabbits inside, with a poster on the wall behind it reading The Almighty Wind Brigade (Kateebat A Reeh Al Sarsar). A person wearing a lab mask then mixes chemicals in a beaker in the glass box, and we see some gas emitting from the beaker. About a minute later, the rabbits start to have random convulsions and then die. The person says: You saw what happened? This will be your fate, you infidel Alawites, I swear by ALLAH to make you die like these rabbits, one minute only after you inhale the gas.
The Syria Tribune also comments that “Judging from the rabbits’ reaction, the gas must be a nerve agent. The number of containers, if not a bluff, indicates ability to produce a considerable amount of this gas. Deployment could be by means of a smoke generator placed in the target area, an explosion, possibly a suicide one, of a ”chemmed” car, or simply by using a humidifier.”
In March, 2013, yet another YouTube video was released which contained a clip of a second “test” of chemical weapons on captive rabbits by the death squads.
This is quite an ironic presentation, since the Assad government has repeatedly vowed never to use chemical weapons inside Syria, while the death squads have repeatedly threatened to do just that. Indeed, in direct contrast to the tone and statements of the death squads, the Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi issued a statement several months ago saying, “No chemical or biological weapons will ever be used, and I repeat, will never be used, during the crisis in Syria no matter what the developments inside Syria.”
Nevertheless, the drums of war and military intervention from the United States, NATO, and Israel have continued to relentlessly beat.
Indeed, the video mentioned above also contains an alleged audio recording of a phone conversation between two Free Syrian Army fighters discussing the “details of a plan to carry out a chemical weapons attack capable of impacting an area the size of one kilometer.”
As Paul Joseph Watson writes,
The recording of the phone conversation purports to be between two FSA militants, one inside Syria and one outside of the country. Abu Hassan, the militant inside Syria, asks the person on the other end of the line to transmit a message to Sheikh Suleiman, a rebel-seized army base in Aleppo, asking for “two chemical bombs ….phosphoric” in order to “finish this whole thing.”
“I want them to be effective,” states Hassan, adding, “The radius of the strike, or reach of the gases, has to be 1km.”
The video also contains a clip of the death squads openly announcing their plans to engage in chemical weapons attacks, all the while surrounded by bottles of nitric acid and other substances.
In addition, even more circumstantial evidence points toward the possession, delivery capabilities, and use of chemical weapons by the death squads.
Back in December 2012, after the death squads managed to capture a chlorine factory inside Syria, the Syrian government actually issued a warning that the death squads might attempt to use chemical weapons of this nature in their battle to overthrow and oppress the government and people of Syria respectively. The Syrian Foreign Ministry stated, “Terrorist groups may resort to using chemical weapons against the Syrian people … after having gained control of a toxic chlorine factory.”
Thus, with the subsequent chemical weapon attack which has caused both a frothing and bumbling public relations response from the Anglo-Americans, it is interesting to note that chlorine was fingered as being one of the major ingredients.
The Syrian military is said to believe that a home-made locally-manufactured rocket was fired, containing a form of chlorine known as CL17, easily available as a swimming pool cleaner. They claim that the warhead contained a quantity of the gas, dissolved in saline solution.
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CL17 is normal chlorine for swimming pools or industrial purposes. It is rated as Level 2 under the chemical weapons convention, which means it is dual purpose – it can be used as a weapon as well as for industrial or domestic purposes. Level 1 agents are chemicals whose sole use is as weapons, such as the nerve agents sarin or tabun.
There has been extensive experimentation by insurgents in Iraq in the use of chlorine, which is harmful when mixed with water to form hydrochloric acid. It vapourises quickly, meaning that in a big explosion it will evaporate; in a small blast – for instance, one delivered by a home-made rocket – it will turn into airborne droplets before dispersing quickly.
So it is likely only to produce limited casualties. In this case there were only 26 fatalities, far fewer than would be expected from a full chemical weapon attack. In short, it is easily improvised into a chemical device but not one that would be used by an army seeking mass-casualty effects. [emphasis added]
Reports by the Syrian government coincide with the accounts given by the victims of the chemical weapons attack which one can view in the video clip contained in the YouTube video mentioned above. (See here) It is also important to note that many of the victims allegedly name the Free Syrian Army and the “rebels” as the perpetrators as they are being interviewed while waiting for medical treatment.
“The Free Syrian Army hit us with a rocket,” one woman said. “We smelled an odor and everyone fell to the ground. People died where they fell . . . the kids . . . “
A young girl was also interviewed, who said, “My lungs closed and I couldn’t breathe or speak. God curse them. Everyone died on the ground. My mom and dad died. I don’t know where is my brother. God curse them. May they [FSA] all die. This is the freedom they bring us. They [FSA] want to kill everyone. I hope there remains not a single one of them [FSA] alive.”
Regardless of the overwhelming evidence that Assad has not used chemical weapons and that the death squads have indeed done so at every possible opportunity, the Anglo-Americans are moving forward with their march to Damascus.
The conquering of Syria is only one part of a larger agenda. But, in the eyes of the Anglo-Americans, it is a “must be.”
No logic, no evidence, and no public outcry is going to get in the way of the rampage toward a third world war – a war which some say has already begun.
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Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville has published over 200 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.