Never bet against Washington's
imperial plans. New tactics follow failed ones. Efforts to oust Assad
continue. Proxy killers can't do it alone. They're no match against
Syria's superior military strength. It's committed to rout them.
Expect NATO intervention anytime or perhaps post-US November elections.
Libya 2.0 looks increasingly likely. What better way to finesse it than
by staging a false flag attack blamed on Assad.
America's false flag history suggests it. In 1898, Spain was falsely
accused of blowing up the USS Maine in Havana, Cuba harbor. The Spanish-American
Roosevelt manipulated Japan to attack Pearl Harbor. South Korea was
used to instigate war on the North. Lyndon Johnson wanted war on Vietnam
and got it.
Fake threats sent US marines to Grenada. Manufactured incidents precipitated
America's Panama invasion.
Saddam was head-faked into invading Kuwait. The Gulf War, two decades
of sanctions, another war, and occupation followed.
September 11, 2001 was the mother of all false flags. It's the big lie
of our time. Eleven years of imperial wars followed. One segues to another
without end. Syria is Washington's latest. Iran is next. Proxy wars
always rage. Media silence makes pretexts unnecessary.
On August 20, Obama perhaps signaled US intervention intentions. He
"I have indicated repeatedly that President al-Assad has lost legitimacy,
that he needs to step down. So far, he hasnít gotten the message, and
instead has double downed in violence on his own people."
"I have, at this point, not ordered military engagement in the situation.
But the point that you made about chemical and biological weapons is
"Thatís an issue that doesnít just concern Syria. It concerns our close
allies in the region, including Israel. It concerns us. We cannot have
a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the
hands of the wrong people."
"We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players
on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch
of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.
That would change my calculus. That would change my equation."
"We have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the
region that thatís a red line for us and that there would be enormous
consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front
or the use of chemical weapons. That would change my calculations significantly."
These comments signal possible intervention. The New York Times said
Obama's warning advances things "a step closer to direct American intervention."
Syrian Foreign Ministry Jihad Makdissi clearly said chemical weapons
won't be used internally. Nor will they be used against other nations
except in self-defense.
Of course they won't. Why would Assad give Washington and other NATO
countries reason to intervene?
No matter. Incidents are easy to manufacture. Scoundrel media hyperbole
manipulates readers and viewers to expect it. Propaganda hypes fear.
On August 17, Mossad-connected DEBKAfile (DF) headlined "Syria's neighbors
braced for chemical threat. Assad warns Turkey on Stingers," saying:
"The US and its allies are discussing a worst-case scenario that could
require up to 60,000 ground troops to go into Syria to secure chemical
and biological weapons sites following the fall of the Assad government,
an unnamed American source said Thursday night, Aug.16."
Securing weapons is deceptive cover perhaps for a planned chemical false
flag blamed on Assad. DF, Obama, other officials, and Western media
are manipulating public opinion to accept another full-scale war.
Alleged Iraq WMD threats facilitated shock and awe and occupation. Others
initiated NATO's destruction of Libya. Expect something similar for
Syria. Washington's bag of tricks contains all dirty ones.
Chemical warfare threats are hyped. DF said US special forces are positioned
in Jordan, Turkey and Israel. "Reconnaissance teams from potentially
targeted countries have infiltrated Syria."
Medical preparations have been made. "Israeli hospitals are on war alert."
Fortified emergency wards were opened. "IDF Home Front Command units
embarked on a series of chemical attack drillsÖ."
Soldiers wore anti-contamination clothing. Underground parking areas
are ready as bomb shelters. "Assad is resolved more than ever to stand
fast" and fight.
DF hyperbole sounded like Western media reports during the Blitz.
On August 21, Voice of Russia headlined "Russia denies sending chemical
weapons to Syria," saying:
Colonel Vladimir Mandych, deputy head of Russia's Federal Department
for Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons, said none were
sent to Syria, adding:
"Chemical weapons are weapons of mass destruction. (Their) use leads
to colossal consequences for people involved in armed conflicts and
the civilian population and inflicts irreparable damage to the environment."
"Of course, the international community should take measures to prevent
the use of chemical weapons in different regions in the 21st century."
At the same time, SANA state media reported that Russian Foreign Minister
Sergey Lavrov rejects outside intervention and safe zones. He said:
"Statements saying (the Geneva agreement) is as good as dead imply that
someone seeks a pretext for military intervention. This is worrying
as it can only lead to catastrophe in the region."
He added that Russia continues discussions with "everyone" to prevent
what's bad getting worse. He fears it for good reason.
US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland expects no Security
Council resolution. On August 20, her follow-up comments suggested intervention,
Washington's position is well-known. "We donít think thereís going to
be peace in Syria until Assad steps down and the bloodshed ends."
America's agenda remains unchanged, "that is to get to a political transition
strategy, to get to an end to the bloodshed, and to get to a real transition
with those countries who are willing to participate, outside the UN
On August 19, SANA state media reported Britain's Sunday Times saying
UK intelligence "is covertly aiding the armed terrorists to launch terrorist
attacks in SyriaÖ."
A Syrian opposition official was quoted saying:
UK authorities "know about and approve 100%" of intelligence from their
Cyprus military bases. It's being sent through Turkey to Free Syrian
"British intelligence is observing things closely from Cyprus. The British
are giving the information to the Turks and the Americans and we are
getting it from the Turks."
Information includes Syrian army movements in Aleppo. CIA elements are
involved. So is German intelligence. The Bild am Sontag weekly reported
that a spy ship off Syria's coast uses Federal Intelligence Service
(BND) technology. It's provides information to insurgents.
Germany's Defense Ministry confirmed its presence. The vessel Oker provides
early warnings, communications and reconnaissance. It's able to monitor
troop movements up to 600 km inside Syria. Information is sent to Washington,
Britain and insurgents.
BND agents are also stationed in Adana, Turkey. They're monitoring Syrian
telephone and radio communications.
Oker is part of Germany's UNIFIL mission (UN Interim Force in Lebanon
since 1978 until August 31, 2012 unless renewed). It's not authorized
to conduct Syrian intelligence. No parliamentary mandate approved it.
Perhaps Angela Merkel is freelancing on her own. She's part of NATO's
imperial regime change coalition. Germany is also involved with the
"Economic Reconstruction and Development" working group.
Last May, the Syrian National Council's (SNC) Finance and Economic Affairs
Bureau (FEAB) adopted a post-Assad privatization plan. Dozens of countries
and 10 organizations are involved. Germany and the UAE lead the initiative.
They want Syrian spoils carved up among them. Plunder is their mandate.
Subterfuge masks it. They call it a mission to benefit all Syrians.
They plan erasing the Syrian Arab Republic and remaking it in their
They envision unfettered capitalism unleashed in its most savage form.
They want Syria replicating the new Iraq and Libya. Profits, not people,
matter. Iraq more closely resembles hell than "the cradle of civilization."
Violence ravages Libya. No end of conflict and human misery is imminent
in either country. Full-scale war rages in Afghanistan. American-style
liberation is more charnel house than democratic freedom.
Syrians experienced it for months. No end in sight is near. The worst
is yet to come. Bet on it.
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