En intervju där det ges en trolig förklaring till hur det förhåller sig med de senaste dagarnas hotfulla prat och anklagelser om kemiska vapen. Dessa anklagelser kom oväntat från israeliskt håll just som USA’s försvarsminister åkte till Israel på besök. Det som följt efter det är mest ett sätt för USA att hantera och tona ner det hela, därav de ansträngda och tillkrånglade formuleringarna om ”varierande grad av övertygelse om att kemiska vapen använts i liten omfattning”.
US fears nuclear conflict with Russia over Syria: Mark Glenn
Press TV: Mr. Glenn another media campaign against Syria with accusations of weapons of mass destruction. Just how close are we to seeing another Iraqi-style military intervention in Syria?
Glenn: I don’t think that we are anytime going to see this taking place soon. I see this latest development as basically arising out of the surprise that was sprung on Secretary of Defense Hagel when he went to Israel and met with his counterpart [Israeli Minister of Defense] Moshe Yaalon. Then, without having even discussed this with Hagel, all of a sudden it is breaking out in Israeli media that Syria supposedly used these weapons of mass destruction.
So, I see this latest admission on the part of the [US] president, where even if you look at the language that he is using.
He says, with varying degrees of confidence, meaning that the US intelligence community and certainly Obama’s White House do not believe that Assad used these weapons against his own people.
So, I think what we are seeing right now basically is just damage control in Obama and his administration; trying to contain what really was a dirty trick that was played upon them when Hagel visited Israel and this news was released in the Israeli media.
Och Robert Frisk befinner sig återigen bland de syriska trupperna och rapporterar om framgångar för den syriska armén.
They may be fighting for Syria, not Assad. They may also be winning: Robert Fisk reports from inside Syria
‘NATO-backed militants used WMDs in Syria’, an interview with Dr. Randy Short with the Dignity, Human Rights and Peace organization in Washington … and Al-Muhajiroun, Anjem Choudary in London.
slut på uppdateringen _______________
Kan någon gå på den här föreställningen en gång till? Efter t.ex. Irak. Och dessa påståenden om användande av kemiska vapen kommer från de verkliga krigsförbrytarna. Risken är väl att det finns de som inte är uppmärksamma och låter sig bedras, med hjälp av sådana som Sten Sjöström och hans kumpaner i medierna.
Finian Cunningham – US, UK diabolic lie: Syria used chemical arms
You have to admit it. The Americans and British do make a formidable double-act – of deception and criminality. Where one party has the firepower, the other has the liar-power.
The diabolic duo is at it again. This time the criminal magic show is to sell the lie to the world that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons of mass destruction. Weeks of political choreography have set up the issue of chemical weapons as a convenient “red line”.
Now, hey presto, the threshold has been reached for the Americans and the British to justify ramping up their criminal interference in Syria from covert proxy terrorism to overt state terrorism.
“The US intelligence community assesses with varying degrees of confidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale.” The unconvincing Hagel then blew the sales pitch by adding: “We are not sure of the origin but any use of chemical weapons in Syria is likely to have come from the Syrian regime.”
In other words, with varying degrees of confidence, we haven’t a clue.
The familiar credibility gap in the American regime’s rhetoric was shored up the next day by Britain’s David Cameron. He told the BBC:
“It is extremely serious – this is a war crime – and we should take it very seriously.”
“I think what President Obama said was absolutely right – that this should form for the international community a red line for us to do more.”
But let’s take a closer look at the words of Cameron and his “confident” assertion of Syrian government war crimes.
The British prime minister said: “It is very disturbing what we are seeing. It’s limited evidence but there’s growing evidence that we have seen, too, of the use of chemical weapons, probably by the regime.”
Behind the façade of an assured trusty politician is the sneer of a dodgy second-hand washing machine salesman.
The crux of the matter is there is no evidence; only American and British insinuation of what is “likely” and “probable” to suit their illicit agenda of forcing regime change in Syria through escalating violence on the civilian population.
Obama and Cameron are downplaying a direct military attack on Syria for now. But what this double-act is trying to achieve through their
latest show of deception is to give themselves a license to escalate their covert terrorism in Syria.
Press TV – US claims of chemical arms use in Syria repeat of Iraq scenario: Syria
The Syrian information minister says the United States aims to “repeat the Iraq example” in the Arab country by claiming that the Damascus government has used chemical weapons against foreign-backed militants.
In an interview with Russia TV, Omran Al-Zoubi denied allegations by US officials that chemical weapons had been used in Syria on a small scale, CNN reported on Friday.
”Everything that the American minister and British government have said lack credibility,” Al-Zoubi said, adding, ”It’s baseless, and it’s a new tactic to put political and economic pressure on Syria.”
Al-Zoubi further said that the Americans “want to manipulate the issue, to let whoever used the chemical weapons … get away (with it), and to repeat the Iraq example.”
Syrian Girl: U.S. Ignoring FSA’s WMD Use