Establishment Media Spins al-Qaeda’s Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Evidence pointing at al-Qaeda will not derail globalist effort to take down Syria

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
May 7, 2013

Time is calling the prospect of al-Qaeda in Syria getting chemical weapons “a nightmare scenario” and warns that the terrorist group may end up using them in the United States.

“The prospect of Assad’s weapons falling into anti-American hands is real enough for the U.S. to be watching very, very closely,” writes Michael Crowley for the magazine. “But it’s probably not threatening enough – at least not yet – to justify the kind of full-scale ground invasion that might be required to secure Syria’s chemical arsenal.”

If we are to believe the United Nations, however, the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, the al-Nusra Front, has already used chemical weapons.

On Sunday, Carla Del Ponte, a leading UN human rights investigator, told Al Jazeera that a UN commission of inquiry has evidence that the “rebels” in Syria used sarin nerve gas.

“Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated,” Del Ponte told Swiss-Italian television.

“This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities,” she said.

Saleem Edris, FSA chief of staff, rejected the accusation. The CIA’s FSA, however, is more or less irrelevant – even the establishment fount The New York Times reports that al-Qaeda controls the manufactured opposition to the al-Assad regime.

“Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of,” the newspaper reported on April 27.

Back in November, the Pentagon floated the idea of using Syrian chemical weapons as a pretext to send 75,000 troops into Syria.

“The Pentagon has told the Obama administration that any military effort to seize Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons would require upward of 75,000 troops, amid increasing concern that the militant group Hezbollah has set up small training camps close to some of the chemical weapons depots, according to senior American officials,” the New York Times reported.

The Washsington Post tried its best to spin the latest evidence that al-Nusra is responsible for using chemical weapons, not the al-Assad regime.

“If the chemical taboo is broken in Syria, does that make the regime more likely to use those weapons itself?” Max Fisher wrote on May 6. “At what point does the United States or Jordan activate its nearby troops, which are on standby to secure loose chemical weapons in a worst-case scenario?”

In other words, despite the evidence al-Nusra (and by extension Saudi Arabia and Qatar) are responsible for using chemical weapons, the response – more likely with each passing day – will be to attack the government of Syria, not al-Qaeda.

The end game in Syria is the same as the one imposed on Libya – “creative destruction” designed to reduce the country to a failed state and ensure that rivals to the power of the United States, Israel and the international bankers do not establish a foothold. Radical Muslim groups controlled by the CIA and British intelligence asset the Muslim Brotherhood will be installed. The result will be, as it is currently in Iraq, endless religious (Sunni vs. Shia) strife and sectarian conflict that will effectively prevent the vassals from coming together.

“Neocons and their affinity for violent Arab and Muslim-hating Israeli settlers is only a sideshow for the central dynamic – the clash of civilizations as defined by the elite and the plan to take out anybody who challenges their drive for global domination,” we noted in 2011 after the successful destruction of Libya and the engineered mass murder of more than 30,000 people.

“The overthrow of the regime in Syria will not result in democracy. It will produce the sort of chaos previously witnessed in Iraq and now unfolding in Libya.”

 

‘Flaky’ Syrian Chemical Weapons Evidence Does Not Deter Neo-Cons

Daniel McAdams
Lew Rockwell Blog
May 7, 2013

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson appeared on the Young Turks program late last week to reveal that the “varying degrees of confidence” with which Defense Secretary Hagel proclaimed that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons was in fact based on “really flaky” evidence, according to Wilkerson’s sources in the intelligence community.

“There is no way I would say my red line had been crossed and start something serious in terms of US intervention based on this very flimsy evidence,” said Wilkerson, an academic advisor to the Ron Paul Institute.

Now we hear that, according to UN investigator Carla Del Ponte, it appears that the rebels rather than the government had used the banned weapons. Hardly a surprise, as they are the ones to gain by sparking a US/NATO attack.

Nevertheless, the interventionists for some reason never suffer criticism or loss of reputation when their lies are exposed. They will turn on a dime from “Assad used chemical weapons we must go in” to “the rebels in Syria have used chemical weapons we must go in,” expecting no one to notice.

Case in point is today’s NY Times op-ed by Bill Keller — the same Bill Keller who cheered for the 2003 US war on Iraq, defended the lies of media-Goebbels Judith Miller, and wrote a love note to neo-con prince Paul Wolfowitz, calling him the “Sunshine Warrior“.

In today’s piece, Keller tells us to ignore the fact that he helped lie us into war with Iraq, blithely calling it “our ill-fated adventure,” as if it were some sort of Sunday drive gone wrong.

Best to forget the millions whose lives have been destroyed in the war he pushed — because he is back without shame to promote the next one.

Although he “admires” President Obama’s caution about intervention overseas, he warns that:

“[I]n Syria, I fear prudence has become fatalism, and our caution has been the father of missed opportunities, diminished credibility and enlarged tragedy…in contemplating Syria, it is useful to consider the ways it is not Iraq.”

Translation: “It’ll be different this time…honest.”

The “flaky evidence” that Col. Wilkerson cites above, is absolutely sufficient for Keller and his ilk.

But Obama had better act fast, as the interventionists’ patience is wearing thin.

He writes:

“The administration is now preparing contingency plans along those lines in the event that Assad’s use of chemical weapons forces our hand. Why wait for the next atrocity?”

Translation: “We don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.”

Keller finishes with a line that should be carved in stone on the grave of neo-conservatism, as more than anything it encapsulates the mendacity of the warmongers:

“Whatever we decide, getting Syria right starts with getting over Iraq.”

Just get over it. Stop complaining. Start another war.

This is neo-conservativism laid bare.

 

Just Like Iraq: U.S. Arms Butchers Who Use Chemical Weapons On Civilians … and Then Tries to Frame Someone Else

Posted on May 6, 2013 by WashingtonsBlog

UN: Rebels – Not Syrian Government – Used Chemical Weapons

UN investigator Carla Del Ponte said that there is strong evidence that the rebels used chemical weapons, but that there is not evidence that the government used such weapons:

This is not surprising.  Haaretz reported on March 24th, “Jihadists, not Assad, apparently behind reported chemical attack in Syria“.

The “rebels” in Syria that the U.S. has been arming and otherwise supporting are Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood.

Unfortunately, history is repeating.

Specifically, the American government gave chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein … which he then used on Iran and on his own Kurdish population.

The American government attempted to blame Iran for the chemical weapons attack on Iraq’s Kurds … just as the U.S. is trying to blame the Syrian government for the attacks in Syria.