Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria Another False Flag?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

On Wednesday August 21, 2013, it was reported by numerous media outlets that a chemical weapons attack took place inside Syria which killed anywhere from 213 to 1300 people in the Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka, and Jobar. The attacks were allegedly the result of rockets with chemical agents hitting the neighborhoods shortly before dawn. The attacks, if reports are accurate, would be the largest and most severe chemical weapons usage since the beginning of the Syrian destabilization campaign in 2011.

As Dominic Evans and Khaled Yacoub Oweis report for Reuters,
A nurse at Douma Emergency Collection facility, Bayan Baker, said the death toll, as collated from medical centers in the suburbs east of Damascus, was 213. 
"Many of the casualties are women and children. They arrived with their pupil dilated, cold limbs and foam in their mouths. The doctors say these are typical symptoms of nerve gas victims," the nurse said. 
Extensive amateur video and photographs purporting to show victims appeared on the Internet. A video purportedly shot in the Kafr Batna neighborhood showed a room filled with more than 90 bodies, many of them children and a few women and elderly men. Most of the bodies appeared ashen or pale but with no visible injuries. About a dozen were wrapped in blankets. 
Other footage showed doctors treating people in makeshift clinics. One video showed the bodies of a dozen people lying on the floor of a clinic, with no visible wounds. The narrator in the video said they were all members of a single family. In a corridor outside lay another five bodies. 
A photograph taken by activists in Douma showed the bodies of at least 16 children and three adults, one wearing combat fatigues, laid at the floor of a room in a medical facility where bodies were collected.[1]

Deputy head of the Syrian National Coalition (Western-backed death squad umbrella coalition), George Sabra, has insisted that the death toll is 1,300.[2]

Predictably, the Syrian death squads are now claiming that the Syrian government was responsible for the chemical attacks and these assertions have been repeated with the implication of truth throughout the vast majority of mainstream media outlets. Even the Evans/Oweis article published by Reuters mentioned above, although not openly accusing the Syrian government of committing the atrocity, tacitly implies that this is the case.

Indeed, before the dust from the rockets even settled, corporate media outlets such as the New York Daily News recently ran the headline “Bashar al-Assad kills 1,300 in Syrian nerve gas attack, activist estimate,”[3] clearly suggesting that Assad was the guilty party, despite there being so many loose ends to the story now being spread about in the mainstream media circuit.

However, as has been the case with every other propaganda push against Assad regarding chemical weapons, there is absolutely no evidence to implicate the Syrian government in the launching and use of chemical agents against the Syrian people or even the death squads themselves. In fact, the accounts being published throughout the mainstream media are very suspect in their own right.

First, although there is some video evidence of chemical weapons usage, the estimates of the extent of the atrocity as well as the blame for the attacks are coming entirely from the death squads themselves. Both in the title to the Reuters article mentioned above and in nearly all of the mainstream media reports, statistics and information is prefaced by the phrase “activists say.” “Activists say,” of course, can be translated merely as “death squads” say, as the activists being referred to are indeed nothing more than terrorist killers politically, ideologically, and physically invested in the outcome and presentation of the Syrian crisis. In short, these individuals have a vested interest in the blame for these attacks being placed on Assad, popular opinion being turned against the Syrian government, and some type of condemnation or military action being taken against the Syrian army.

Second, the location of the attack is heavily suspect. The Ghouta region, where the attacks allegedly took place, is an area that is currently overrun with death squad organizations such as Jabhat al-Nusra and is largely seen to be under death squad control. It is also interesting to note that the attacks come at a time when this area has been under heavy military bombardment as of late, suggesting that the death squads themselves may have detonated chemical weapons as a move of desperation and coordination with NATO/Anglo-American interests seeking to justify military action against Syria.

Third, and even more interesting, is the fact that the chemical weapons attacks comes just days after a team of U.N. chemical experts entered Damascus and checked into a hotel a few miles from the targeted area. With this in mind, one must ask “why would Assad order the use of chemical weapons in this area at such an inopportune time?” Given the track record of Assad’s cleverness, this seems to be an incredibly foolish move, even as the Syrian army has gained the clear upper hand against the death squads. Why detonate chemical weapons in front of UN chemical experts? Why wait until after they arrive to do so? Why detonate chemical weapons so close to them?

These questionable details have caused even mainstream “experts” to hesitate when commenting on the nature of the alleged chemical attacks. For instance, Charles Lister, an analyst at HIS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center, stated,
Logically, it would make little sense for the Syrian government to employ chemical agents at such a time, particularly given the relatively close proximity of the targeted towns (to the U.N. team). 
Nonetheless, the Ghouta region (where the attacks were reported) is well known for its opposition leanings. Jabhat al-Nusra has had a long-time presence there and the region has borne the brunt of sustained military pressure for months now.
BBC security correspondent Frank Garnder also stated something similar, when he said, “Firstly, the timing is odd, bordering on suspicious. Why would the Assad government, which has recently been retaking ground from the rebels, carry out a chemical attack while UN weapons inspectors are in the country?”

Likewise, Swedish diplomat and former UN weapons inspector Rolf Ekeus stated to Reuters that, “It would be very peculiar if it was the government to do this at the exact moment the international inspectors come into the country….at the least, it wouldn’t be very clever.”

Another Swede, chemical weapons expert Ake Sellstrom, who is currently leading the UN inspection team in Syria told SVT that the large number of victims being reported sounded “suspicious.”[4]

As I have written at length in the past, attempts to blame Assad for chemical weapons attacks[5] have taken place on at least two occasions, both times yielding convincing evidence[6] that it was the death squads, not Assad, who had used chemical weapons. Indeed, plans have been uncovered on several occasions regarding a Western attempt to stage chemical weapons attacks inside Syria which would subsequently be blamed on Assad for the purposes of justifying a Western invasion.

While it is important to examine information impartially as it appears, it is also important to speak out against falsehoods and nefarious propaganda. We cannot allow such tired and blatant propaganda to engulf Syria, the Middle East, or the world in war.

Notes:

[1] Evans, Dominic; Oweis, Khaled Yacoub; “Activists say more than 200 killed in gas attack near Damascus.” Reuters. August 21, 2013. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/21/us-syria-crisis-gas-idUSBRE97K07O20130821
[2] “Syria opposition group claims 1,300 killed in chemical attack in Damascus suburbs.” CBS News. August 21, 2013.http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57599467/syria-opposition-group-claims-1300-killed-in-chemical-attack-in-damascus-suburbs/
[3] Brown, Stephen Rex. “Bashar al-Assad kills 1,300 in Syrian nerve gas attack, activist estimate.” New York Daily News. August 21, 2013. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/213-feared-dead-syrian-nerve-gas-attack-article-1.1432526
[4] Watson, Paul Joseph. “Experts: Syria Chemical Weapons Attack ‘Suspicious.’” Infowars. August 21, 2013.http://www.infowars.com/experts-syria-chemical-weapons-attack-suspicious/
[5] Turbeville, Brandon. “False Flag Attacks in Syria Pin Atrocities on Assad To Justify ‘Red Line’ Engagement.” Activist Post. March 30, 2013. http://www.activistpost.com/2013/03/false-flag-attacks-in-syria-pin.html
[6] Turbeville, Brandon. “New U.N. Chemical Weapons Report On Syria Blames Assad.” Activist Post. June 4, 2013.http://www.activistpost.com/2013/06/new-un-chemical-weapons-report-on-syria.html

Read other articles by Brandon Turbeville here.

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. 



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23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent points made in this article. Why indeed would Assad resort to this type of attack when the UN inspectors are on site? It would make more sense to conceive of this attack as a "reason" to engage the UN/US in a final decision to invade and occupy Syria.

Anonymous said...

Looks like those israelis finally got their way!

And I hope the public doesn't fall for this!

Anonymous said...

Agreed thanks

Anonymous said...

if only americans would overcome partisan politics.

how many americans understand both parties are back to OVERTLY supporting AQ/MB all over north africa/middle east?

how many know it was the Syrian Govt who invited in the UN inspectors?

11 July: UN officials accept Syria’s invitation for talks on chemical weapons probe
The United Nations disarmament chief and the head of the team probing the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria have accepted the Government’s invitation to visit Damascus for talks on carrying out the investigation...
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=45387&Cr=syria&Cr1=

how many notice ALL OF THE MSM have pushed the fake "rebel" narrative for two-plus-years.

how many question the 100,000 Syrian death toll, given little more than that number of deaths is acknowledged for a decade of the war on Iraq, incl massive bombing campaigns by the biggests militaries in the world?

Anonymous said...

tragic. this Finian Cunningham VeteransNews piece, which sees all killings being perpetrated by the Military/Police, which totally ignores all Political entities other than MB & Military, which distorts totally the Mubarak bail situation, etc., is being linked on otherwise credible blogs, which at the same time are exposing the chemical psyops presently playing out in Syria!

West complicit in Egypt’s mass murder
It is patently clear that the Egyptian military and the Israeli regime are an inviolate lynchpin in US hegemony over the Middle East...
How many civilians killed in Egypt will it take before the US and European Union find the moral courage to condemn – with meaningful actions?...
Now this week, we learn that the Egyptian military junta is to drop criminal charges against the jailed US-backed former dictator, Hosni Mubarak...If that is not a clear indicator of the Western-backed regression in Egypt, then nothing is...
http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2013/08/21/226317-west-complicit-in-egypts-mass-murder/

Anonymous said...

The Committee of 300 - Dr John Coleman
Who and what is The Committee of 300? - They are a 'Super National' body that knows no boundaries, respect the laws of no countries
There is a Committee of 300 men who rule the world they're known only to each other and nothing happens without their consent.

The Federal government - the 'secret upper parallel government' that runs the United States DOES NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW ! that you have an 'upper parallel government' that 'calls-the-shots', that dictates what is going to happen to your lives and mine. What are their goals?: their goals are a 'One World Government' that will be called the 'New World Order'.
...the R.I.I.A (the international arm of the Committee of 300)- the Royal Institute of International Affairs does control everything that happens in the United States. They give their orders to the Morgan Guarantee & Trust Bank on Wall Street. The chief executor of that organization is Dennis Weatherstone and he duly relays the order over to the Secretary of the State, whoever that happens to be, and he then relays the order to the President. There was one exception to this and that was during the illegal 100% unconstitutional 'Gulf War'....to illustrate the power that the Royal Institute of International Affairs exercises over the affairs of the United States of America. When George Bush was hesitating and didn't know whether he should get into the Gulf or not the Prime Minister of Britain Mrs Margaret Thatcher came over to the Committee of 300's headquarters at the Aspen Institute of Colorado and this is the phone call she had with George Bush, she said "George this is Margaret, get your ass up here I've got some orders for you about the Gulf war!" And Bush went scurrying up there like a little messenger boy and the next thing we know there was this massive out pouring of propaganda to start a war against the nation of Iraq and a nation that had NEVER done this country one iota of harm. I use those illustration in order to give you the extent of the control exercised by this Committee of 300.
- Dr John Coleman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA51CAJTenM

21 Goals of the Illuminati and The Committee of 300
http://www.infowars.com/21-goals-of-the-illuminati-and-the-committee-of-300/

Anonymous said...

News of chemical weapons attack in Syria published one day before massacre happened - Islamic Invitation Turkey

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_08_22/News-of-massacre-in-Syria-published-one-day-before-the-massacre-happened-5549/

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen this?
http://www.globalresearch.ca/deleted-daily-mail-online-article-us-backed-plan-for-chemical-weapon-attack-in-syria-to-be-blamed-on-assad/5339178

Anonymous said...

no matter how fake the "rebels" claim is, all the MSM is full steam ahead:

why anyone trusts the Guardian, I don't know:

Guardian: A senior Israeli official says chemical weapons were used in the attack on the eastern suburbs of Damascus, citing "intelligence estimates".
Yuval Steinitz, the minister for intelligence and strategic affairs, did not elaborate. He told Israel Radio that yesterday's attack the previous day was not the first time such agents were used and described President Bashar al-Assad's regime as "exceptionally cruel."...
The UK and France have certainly been the most hawkish among EU countries with respect to intervention in Syria. But, speaking in Paris, Hague did not go as far as Fabius, who today called for a "reaction with force" if the attack was proved...
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/22/syria-crisis-france-calls-reaction-with-force-chemical-weapons-attack-confirmed-live

the AP excerpt below was in this Fox report - http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/21/allegations-deadly-gas-attack-test-obama-red-line-in-syria/ - but is now removed:

AP: (Eliot) Engel D-NY), an advocate of more forceful U.S. action, proposed the use of cruise missiles and other weapons against Syrian government-controlled air bases in an Aug. 5 letter to Dempsey.
The congressman said strikes could ground Assad’s air force and reduce weapons flow to his government from Iran and Russia, while costing less to U.S. taxpayers and requiring no American troops in Syrian territory or airspace.
http://kdhnews.com/news/nation/dempsey-rejects-even-limited-u-s-military-intervention-in-syria/article_eebb8a2e-0ad5-11e3-ac20-0019bb30f31a.html

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 5.38pm - I totally agree, the 'false flag ' assumptions become ridiculous, why does the west assume that Syria wanted UN to come?
To see the poor children and adults, on news I saw there were plenty of men affected - not just women and children, plus babies, was 100% horrific. We should care about what is going on regardless of reason, these false flag terms are really just battle terms. We are all globally at risk from such attacks, and are are all globally accountable to care.

Anonymous said...

Dr Coleman - Well these organizations that you mentioned like the Bilderburgers and The Council on Foreign Relations these are mere cogs in the big machinery they're not the pre-eminent bodies that we had to deal with. They are cogs in this giant organization called the Committee of 300 and they took this name from the family of 300 very powerful merchants and living in England and began with the charter from the Queen to give them the right to go and invade countries and make war against them and it's all because it's based on the huge Chinese opium trade, they had a huge treasury of money gained from the Chinese opium money. They even got a Charter from the British government to go to war against China, that should give you some idea of the power of these people. It's like a private organization that really is the government of the world.

(1 of 4) - http://www.infowars.com/21-goals-of-the-illuminati-and-the-committee-of-300/

Alex Jones - It's amazing and of course they use the drug wars that would break up China and they're doing the same thing here (America) - they make the drugs illegal and then they take over the criminal networks and mass all the secret wealth through the drug war.

Dr Coleman - Exactly that's how they acquire their massive treasury, their amazing amount of wealth. The wealth that those people have will make David Rockefeller look like a piker, give you some idea of how wealthy they are.

Alex Jones - And he's just one of their agents here in the US, correct?

Dr Coleman - That's correct, oh yes! and I also believe that even a few others in the US are agents as well.

Alex Jones - Henry Kissinger and Brzezinski how about them?

Dr Coleman - Brzezinski played a big role, he was one of their foreign ... specialist and he wrote many of the policies for the US that were carried out and especially 'weak' in this regard was the the Carter administration, they were like just servants to this committee. James Earl Carter did exactly what he was told never deviated from that.
http://www.infowars.com/21-goals-of-the-illuminati-and-the-committee-of-300/

Anonymous said...

It appears Israhell is doing what it does best again.

Anonymous said...

NWO framing the opposition with Israevil as their tool. . Same old shit.

stevor said...

I saw a video where ACTORS were standing around, getting ready to PRETEND that they were victims of some attack. DO NOT believe these videos!

Anonymous said...

Might have something to do with what has been leaked here: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=de0_1359295504

Anonymous said...

The article in the Global Research link is stunning. Thanks to whoever supplied the link.

Deleted Daily Mail Online Article: “US Backed Plan for Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria to Be Blamed on Assad”

The article has a snapshot of the deleted article that is very readable.

Anonymous said...

If you want proof then visit: http://www.ukcolumn.org/live

Headline in the Mail Online, UK's establishment newspaper: US "backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria, blame it on Assad's regime.

4 hours later the article was no longer available!

canobs said...

_VeryGoodArticle__Main propaganda always let assume that the loyal army attack a city with its citizens when in fact attacking the mercenary terrorist non-Syrian rebels calling themselves the FSA ___ shure was chemicals used on civilians, but by the mercenary death squads, not by the loyal army as suggested by the stupid propaganda lies.___More at - canobs.livejournal.com - globalresearch.ca

Anonymous said...

Whats America going to do about it? Russia has already given us our Orders, with China as back-up. We are nothing but a green-paper Tiger with no teeth and no claws. Thats the reason the powers-that-be have turned on the very people that supports it.

Anonymous said...

DAILYMAIL ARCHIVE OF US PLANNED LAUNCH CHEMICAL WEAPON ATTACK SYRIA BLAME ASSAD
http://web.archive.org/web/20130129213824/http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2270219/U-S-planned-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-Syria-blame-Assad.html

Anonymous said...

The main issue is... is Assad a tyrant? The answer is that he is a tyrant. The war in Syria is a revolution against a terrorist regime. The victims of the attack are relatives of the FSA, and members of the FSA. Anyone who says that these attacks are fake or from the FSA, don't know what they are talking about.

D. Alexander said...

The vast majority of the British public opinion is against our Country Britain being propelled into the Syria war.
Most of us suspect the rebels-terrorists carried out the gas attack to achieve Western military intervention.
Two men in the British Government appear to have decided to go to war against Syria without consulting Parliament.
Dictatorship!
Nothing to do with the British majority opinion.

This all looks like a setup: numerous British warships conveniently in the Mediterranean, more than usual, and Parliament still on holiday so "no need" to consult Parliament.
Are we really taken for sheeple? This is a T. Blair-like dictatorship, we've seen it all before, under T. Blair. T. BLiar.

I have a suspicion who really is behind the gas attack in Syria. One guess!

kris said...

This is clearly Iraqi type setup, remember Blair and Bush presenting proofs of Hussein WMD's. they put their fingers everywhere to sell the military hardware and control other countries. Some countries with sectarian and religion dominated communities need a so called tyranny to keep population from slaughtering each other. Iraq under Hussein was westernized country, with great educational system, liberazation of women, so was Egypt in the 70ties look what is happening in these countries thanks to democratic help from US, Britain, France, Germany so called freedom leaders. Disgusting .

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