Arkiv för augusti, 2013

31 aug


Idag har hjärntvättsmedia kört stenhårt med att piska upp stämningen med närbilder på sammanbitna Kerry och Obama, och ett inslag med löpande rapportering om ”upptrappningen” av Syrienläget. Och så kom nu ikväll beskedet från Obama att han bestämt sig för en attack, men han vill ha kongressens godkännande och den kommer samman den 9 september. En svensk militärstrateg tror att USA anfaller natten till söndag eller måndag. citerar ”Arab media”, vet inte vilken, som skriver att ”rebellerna” planerar en stor offensiv mot Damaskus samtidigt eller i nära anslutning till en attack från USA. Det påminner starkt om offensiven mot Tripoli i Libyen för ganska exakt två år sen, den nu aktuella gasattacken inträffade den 21 augusti och Tripoli-attacken började runt den 20 augusti 2011 (den som man på ett förvånansvärt öppet sätt uttryckte sin belåtenhet med –!
Planeras det för en offensiv i samband med missilattacker med hjälp av specialtrupper från väst som förberetts i Jordanien de senaste veckorna?

Christof Lehmann – Putin: Chemical Weapons Claims Utter Nonsense, A Provocation

In one of the strongest statement by Russian Top-Diplomats in response to Western allegations and claims of “evidence” of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government, Russia´s President, Vladimir Putin has denounced those allegations and claims as “utter nonsense” and “a provocation”.
Russia´s President, Vladimir Putin, has challenged the United States to present “its supposed evidence” to the UN Security Council, calling the idea that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against its own people “utter nonsense” and the Western tactics “a provocation”.

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich – Kerry on Syria: The absurdity of certainty

In May, 2013, Carla del Ponte, a member of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria told Swiss TV that there was no evidence of government use of nerve gas, and testimony from victims strongly suggested that it was the rebels who had used Sarin.

Today, while the UN chemical weapons inspectors in Syria are investigating the possible use of chemical agents, US Secretary of State John Kerry put all doubt aside announcing that he has irrefutable evidence that the Assad government is responsible for the use of chemical weapons. Mr. Kerry is of the opinion that since he has the ‘facts’, the UN inspectors have nothing new to offer – after all, ‘the American intelligence community has high confidence’ in its findings. This degree of certainty is simply absurd — or dishonest.

Just det, det som FN-inspektörerna kom till Syrien för att undersöka, de bevis som Ryssland och Syrien sa sig ha om att de väpnade gängen använt kemiska vapen i mars, hann man inte med. Passande nog inträffade den som nu används som ursäkt för ett angrepp dagen efter de anlände till Syrien! – UN inspectors leave Syria but findings on chemical weapons will take days

Of course, the initial sites that they were going to see, they would still need to take a further look at, so they do intend to return to Syria in due course and investigate those sites, Khan al-Assal and two other sites. But right now for this past week and a half they have been focusing on the site of 21st of August attack and so they are trying to get that information to the laboratory. – Den stora gasbluffen

Det finns en mening i USA:s offentliggjorda underrättelserapport från gårdagen som man bör misstro mer än alla andra: ”We assess that the opposition has not used chemical weapons”.
(Vi bedömer att oppositionen inte har använt kemiska vapen.)
För att en sådan utsaga ska vara trovärdig måste USA haft vittnen i
varenda minimal rebellgrepp från dag 1. Det är alltid lättare att bevisa vad som har hänt än vad som inte har hänt. Det finns dessutom mängder av uppgifter om att rebellerna verkligen har använt sig av gas.

Press TV – US claims on chemical attack false: Syria

The Syrian government has dismissed US allegations that Damascus was behind a recent chemical weapons attack in the Arab country.
According to the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), a source at the Syrian Foreign Ministry called earlier remarks made by US Secretary of State John Kerry “based on old stories,” and “full of fabrication and lies.”
The report also said the Foreign Ministry was surprised at Washington’s efforts to “deceive its public opinion in such a naive manner.”

Gordon Duff – Kerry’s case for Syria attack fictitious

In May, this year, Turkish police arrested “Syrian rebels” caught in the act of carrying weaponized Sarin gas to Syria.
They were arrested as reported on all world news sources. However, the source of the Sarin was never revealed, those arrested disappeared and nothing was mentioned again.
However, during this time frame, UN inspectors investigated five episodes of chemical weapon use and were able to conclude that “rebel forces” were responsible.
Secretary Kerry has erased this event from his memory, erased it from his “mosaic.”
“If it doesn’t fit, use a bigger hammer.”
Narrative problems
In order to sound credible, Kerry quoted exact numbers of adults and children killed. Exact numbers always sound best, or so 99.372514% of experts I have questioned tell me.

Sharmine Narwani – Bandar ibn Israel

Paramount for Bandar’s Syria plans is halting the battlefield assistance Hezbollah has provided for the Syrian army in key border towns which had become supply routes for rebels.
To punish Hezbollah and weaken its regional allies, the Saudis have used their own alliances in Lebanon to hammer daily at the Shia resistance group’s role in Syria. One easy route is to sow sectarian tensions in multi-sect Lebanon – a tactic at which the conservative Wahhabi Saudis excel. Pitting Sunni against Shia through a series of well-planned acts of political violence is child’s play for Saudis who have decades of expertise overseeing such acts – just look at the escalation of sectarian bombings in Iraq today as example.

Joshua Blakeney – Israel and client states want nobody to rule Syria

Putin to (Nobel Prize winner) Obama: ‘Think about future Syria victims’

Syria Suffering: ‘No boots on the ground’ means ‘only Syrians’ blood will be spilt’

Phil Greaves – Syria: John Kerry’s “Big Lie” syndrome. “Political language is designed to make Lies sound truthful and Murder Respectable”

US secretary of state John Kerry has just delivered what may turn out to be his most shameful moment in history. Kerry has been handed the baton of sabre-rattler-in-Chief by a President that has much vested interest in upholding his facade of “reluctant warmonger”. Since President Obama declared his now infamous “red-line” over the use of chemical weapons in Syria; it has invariably been White House underlings and members of the State Department who are given the task of misleading the public – Kerry is not doing a very good job of it.

Wayne Madsen – Déjà vu and Syrian Chemical Weapons

President George W. Bush’s chief political adviser Karl Rove once infamously said of the United States under Bush, «We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality».

The Syrian false flag chemical attack is also déjà vu in another respect. Once again, we find Al Qaeda and its proxies on the same side as Israel and its intelligence services.
There were reports in the Western media that it was Israel’s signals intelligence agency, Unit 8200, which intercepted communications between Syrian government military commanders ordering the chemical weapons attack.

The proffering of the Syrian rebel video of dead Syrian children from an alleged government chemical attack suspiciously coincided with the debut of Al Jazeera America on four major U.S. cable television systems.
Al Jazeera, wholly funded by the Qatari emir, a Muslim Brotherhood adherent and supporter of Syrian rebel forces, provided its new American viewing audience with non-stop coverage of the chemical attack, repeatedly re-broadcasting the rebel video.

Tyler Durden – Who Really Is Behind The Syrian Chemical Attacks?

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En bra beskrivning av John Robles – – World cools to Obama and US hysteria to attack Syria

The world community’s reaction to the American’s desperate fanatical drive to war in Syria, which seems matched only by the irrational violent and insane behavior of the Syrian-liver-eating-opposition, has left Washington looking like a desperate schoolyard bully looking for a little kid to beat up for his lunch money. Only this time the bully has Tomahawk Missiles and is hiding in an ”armored car”.

The Official Spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Alexander Lukashevich has stated that Washington’s statements threatening to use military force against Syria unilaterally are unacceptable.
“Given the lack of evidence, any unilateral military action bypassing the UN Security Council, no matter how limited it is, would be a direct violation of international law and would undermine the prospects for a political and diplomatic solution to the conflict in Syria and will lead to a new round of confrontation and victims,” Lukashevich said. – Vita huset uppskjuter attacken

När USA:s utrikesminister John Kerry framträdde idag vid ettiden Washingtontid för att meddela presidentens beslut rörande ”bestraffning” av ”Assad-regimen” var det stora förväntningar på att få veta vilka konkreta stridsåtgärder som planeras.
Inga sådana förväntningar infriades. President Obama har uppenbarligen skjutit upp sitt beslut, efter Camerons debacle i det brittiska parlamentet.

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30 aug

UPPDATERING – Obama has not made decision, considers ‘limited’ military action against Syria

President Barack Obama said Friday that he has not yet decided what action, if any, will be taken by the United States military against the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
Following a Friday afternoon press conference in which Secretary of State John Kerry said Pres. Assad’s regime used chemical gas last week to kill more than 1,000 Syrian civilians, Obama said he has yet to decide how the US will respond. – US intel report stops short of confirming Assad is responsible for chemical attack

In a statement released in tandem with Kerry’s remarks from the State Department headquarters in Washington, DC Friday afternoon, the US government says they assess “with high confidence” that the government of Pres. Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013.

Hur gick det med det uppdrag de åkte till Syrien för, att undersöka de bevis Ryssland sa sig ha angående en attack med kemiska vapen i mars i år, att ”rebellerna” låg bakom den? Och hur opartisk kan deras undersökning av den här nya vara då de har varit i händerna på ”rebellerna” hela tiden eftersom de kontrollerar dessa områden? – UN chemical experts work in Syria finished – spokesman

”They are now packing up, they will be leaving Damascus and leaving Syria tomorrow.”

Thierry Meyssan – Are Westerners Ready to Bomb Syria?

Pretending to believe in a chemical attack by the Syrian government against its own people, Washington, London and Paris are beating the drums of war. Should we take these threats seriously coming from states having announced as imminent the fall of Syria for more than two years? Although one should not exclude this option, Thierry Meyssan thinks it is less likely that an intervention organized by Saudi Arabia. Western agitation would rather aim to test the responses of Russia and Iran.

If the use of chemical weapons on the outskirts of Damascus, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 is likely, the Security Council of the United Nations has not concluded that it was the work of the Syrian government. At an emergency meeting held at the request of the West, the ambassadors were surprised to see their Russian colleague present satellite photos showing the firing of two rounds at 1:35 am from the rebel zone Duma in rebel areas affected by gas (at Jobar and between Arbin and Zamalka ) at times coinciding with the related disorders.

Scott Creighton – “When Chemical Weapons Attack!” Videos All Came from Same Source – It’s a Wag the Dog World and We Just Live in it

On a side note, all those videos were apparently produced by the same source, a woman named Razan Zaitouneh with the Violations Documentation Center, who is a long standing regime change “activist” in Syria who has been trying to create traction for a NATO “humanitarian bombing” campaign since early 2011

Syria: Proxies, Pipelines and People, Eric Draitser of appears on AMTV to discuss the current situation in Syria.

Patrik Paulov, 28 aug – Varning besannas?

Anklagelser om att regeringen Assad beordrat armén att använda kemiska vapen har förekommit från och till sedan förra året. Det pågående drevet var inte oväntat.

CrossTalk: Syrian Sequel (Pepe Escobar vs. Stephen Schlesinger)

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Redan i onsdags kom tecken på en omsvängning i medierna, med kommentarer som uttryckte tveksamhet till ett direkt militärt ingripande. Min gissning är att något bakom kullisserna har hänt som gjort att medierna givits direktiv att ändra i manuskriptet och parlamentet i England tilläts rösta mot deltagande i en attack. Vad skulle det kunna vara? Klara besked från Ryssland och/eller Kina om vad följderna skulle bli (exempel på indikation: ”Global Times, som står nära det styrande kommunistpartiet, hävdar att Washington saknar ett tydligt politiskt mål i Syrien. Tidningen tillägger att om USA-ledda flyganfall sker så blir det nödvändigt för Ryssland och Iran att överväga direkt militär hjälp åt Syriens regim ”)? Eller besked från högsta militärledningen i USA att om order för attack mot Syrien ges, kommer en militärkupp att äga rum i USA? – London säger nej till krig

Labourledaren Ed Miliband sade brittiska militära insatser nu är ”borta från dagordningen” och sade att parlamentet hade reagerat mot David Camerons ” nonchalant och hänsynslösa” ledarskap .
I debatten medgav Cameron att det inte finns ”tillstymmelse till underrättelser” som gjorde det 100 procent säkert att Bashar al Assad-regimen låg bakom illdådet.

Situationen just nu är mycket besvärlig för krigsanstiftarna. Varken i USA eller något annat västland finns någon entusiasm för att gå i krig.
Naturligtvis finns det tusentals journalister av typ Peter Wolodarski som alldeles för tidigt applåderat Obamas beslut att gå i krig, faktiskt innan han fattat det slutgiltigt.
Så sent som idag skriver Dagens Nyheter på ledarplats att det är rätt att kringgå FN i den här frågan. Dessa journalister har mindre samvetsbetänkligheter än ledarna för världens mest hänsynslösa stormakter.

War Imminent? US ready to decide on Syria strike ‘on its own’

Väldigt mycket handlar om Saudiarabiens roll i Syrien i dagens artiklar.
Detta är väl det närmaste man sett något som kan kallas bevis för vem som utförde gas-attacken förra veckan.
Dale Gavlak and Yahya Ababneh – Syrians in Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack

As the machinery for a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria gathers pace following last week’s chemical weapons attack, the U.S. and its allies may be targeting the wrong culprit.

from numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families, a different picture emerges. Many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the dealing gas attack.

Patrick Henningsen – Saudi Prince Bandar’s second attempt at bribing Russia to drop support of Syria

Just as with Iraq before it, this one has been engineered and financed at the highest levels, and it certainly has nothing to do with the ‘horror of chemical weapons’, or a humanitarian intervention. It has everything to do with threats, bribes and backhanders used to nail down the future gas supplies to Europe and the global oil markets – and of course, it’s also about the dollar.
Will it be propped up, or will it be allowed to drop to its true value?
We can’t answer that question yet (who can?), but we are pretty well sure that arms sales reps Barack Obama and David Cameron, along with their trusty sidekicks, John Kerry, John McCain and William Hague – are blowing pure smoke to a mostly naive public regarding Assad and Syria.

Alexander Mezyaev – War as Way to Cover Evidence that West Used Chemical Weapons

The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs said, ”We have a naturally arising question: why our Western partners, who are now so worried about the risk of disappearance of the clues, were not at all worried about the preservation of material evidence, when they blocked the sending of UN experts to investigate the cases of use of chemical weapons in Khan al-Asal on the 19 March”.
I believe there is nothing to be surprised about. There was a certain method the West used to hamper the investigating of the March events, now it is resorting to other ways for the very same purpose. This extraordinary impulsivity to launch a military operation means only one thing: the West is trying to conceal the evidence of its own participation in the use of chemical weapons in Syria…

Martin Boland – Chemical weapons in Syria: who, what, where, when, why? – The West will benefit from WWIII – David Shayler

The whistleblower who outed an MI6 plan to assassinate late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi spoke to the Voice of Russia about what is going on behind the scenes in Syria. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad would never use chemical weapons as he knows the whole world is watching and he is winning the war. Former MI5 officer Michael Shayler also said the British foreign intelligence service MI6, is a law to itself and does not have to be held accountable to the British people. This is part 2 of a larger interview.

Robles: In your opinion what is the real goal in Syria, is it resources, or …?
Shayler: Well, I think it is a part of this wider agenda, in terms of creating a Third World War, and obviously there are reasons about it, it’s all part of the control mechanism, they can take control, even the way in which the society can handle it, taking even more rights away. They realize, I say, their whole system is teetering at the moment, many people have woken up, and so on …
If they can create the Third World War, then put all those people in prison camps, then they won’t be there to influence other people again, basically, and that I think is part of their agenda. – Attack on Syria is an attack against Russia – Libyan military official

In an interview with the Voice of Russia, a high-level anonymous official with direct working knowledge of the United States missile defense system stated that the system allows 30-40 percent of all missiles to get through and is highly ineffective against small missiles.

The official then stated that there were rumors in the Libyan Defense Ministry that it was actually Bandar who delivered the chemical weapons from Israel to the Syrian insurgents and that it was Israel who was pushing the United States for a military attack on Syria. – ‘US, NATO, hands off Syria’ – hundreds of New Yorkers during massive protest against US strike on Syria – Carla del Ponte to travel to Syria to investigate alleged chemical weapons strikes

Carla del Ponte, a member of the UN special commission on human rights violations and war crimes in Syria, is planning to travel to Damascus next week to investigate the alleged chemical weapons attacks, the RIA Novosti news agency reports, citing a well-informed diplomatic source.

William Bowles – Commit a War Crime to Cover Up a War Crime? Phoney Syria Poison Gas Story Planted By Mossad in the Western Media

Then there was the panic on Saturday 24 August by the USUK to try and get the UN inspection team’s visit to Syria, cancelled. Now what was that all about? The USUK backed it up with talk about it ‘being too late’ and that the Assad regime had ‘cleaned up’ (this in an area then not controlled by the Syrian government). Too late to find out if hundreds of people had been gassed?

And what of the UN mandate that forbade the inspection team from apportioning blame, should it be able to do that? Everything looks set to fail except the option to bomb.

Phil Greaves – Syria: Obama’s Pretext for War? The “Rebels” are in Possession of Chemical Weapons

The clearest signal of this intention came when several members of the Obama administration intentionally misled reporters and stated several times that the Syrian government blocked an immediate investigation into the recent alleged CW attack in Ghouta. This was a blatant lie and the US knew it; it was in fact the UN that held up the investigation through fear for their own safety in a what was a contested area. The Syrian government gave its immediate blessing for an investigation and escorted the UN team to the site for a short time; at which point it was fired upon by unknown snipers and retreated to the safety of an army checkpoint. Another clear indicator of Obama’s aggressive intention is the blatant double-standard being applied; the UN team is inside Syria to specifically investigate alleged CW attacks that occurred 5 months ago, and presumably the US would have accepted its findings.

Michel Chossudovsky – Dangerous Crossroads. A War on Syria, Prelude to a World War III Scenario? – Don’t Attack Syria: The United States Is In No Position To Claim Moral Authority
U.S. and British Intelligence Officials Admit they Don’t Know Whether the Syrian Government Or Rebels Used Chemical Weapons
US-NATO Campaign to Justify Syria War Disintegrates as Attack Looms

Några bra inlägg att ta del av om man vill försöka förstå de djupare mekanismerna bakom världshändelserna – Destabilisering och krig för att försvara en döende dollarRök och speglar 2. 013Outside the box

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29 aug


Det är knappt man vågar säga det (för som någon sa, det känns ungefär lika tryggt med dessa västmakter som att man har en apa som hoppar runt med en osäkrad granat i närheten) men det tycks som att hotet har bedarrat en aning, just nu.

Webster Tarpley på Press TV – Syria War Push Stalls in UK, France; Arab League Won’t Endorse Armed Force; Ban Ki Moon of UN Wants More Time; Germany, Italy, Austria, Canada, Jordan Opt Out; Pope Calls for Dialogue; Russia Sends Warships; Opposition Grows in US — Time To Mobilize! – West splits up over the Syria situation

While Obama is laying out plans for his “limited strike” on Syria, he might be disillusioned to see that the West he had been pinning hopes on to have as allies has fallen into discord over the military intervention issue.
In fact the differences not only tear apart the European continent, they stir up disagreements inside countries.

Christof Lehmann – International Opposition to Western Aggression against Syria

A growing number of governments reject an illegal aggression against Syria warning against regional and international consequences. – Western powers face widespread skepticism over military strike on Syria

Inte kan man väl kalla videon som visas på den här sidan, som sägs visa rebeller som laddar en missil med en granat med kemisk laddning, för bevis på att dessa låg bakom attacken förra veckan, om man inte har klara papper på var och när den är inspelad. Men visst ser det ut som något som pekar på att de har tillgång till sådana vapen – US Intel Proves Kerry a LIAR! – Exclusive Footage of Rebel Gas Attack in Syria

Inetrvju med Michael Chossudovsky från maj i år – Pentagon Contractors trained Syrian Terrorists to use Chemical Weapons – Five permanent members of UN Security Council hold new Syria talks

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council held new talks Thursday on the Syria chemical weapons crisis following a Russian request, diplomats said. – UN inspectors in Syria under total control of the rebel side – Robert Kelley

Robert Kelley, nuclear weapons programs’ specialist, told during the VoR Live Panel Syria: Is Obama George W. Bush’s clone? that the UN inspectors are under the total control of the rebel side while doing the inspections.
”Once UN inspectors are on the other side of truth line,we don’t know what they see,because they get a very scripted view. UN inspectors are under the total control of the rebel side while doing the inspections. UN inspectors are taken around by rebels,rebels determine who they can talk to,what samples they can take,” he said.

former Russian diplomat Vyacheslav Matuzov called the situation surrounding the chemical attack in Syria very suspicious.
”The situation surrounding the chemical attack in Syria is very suspicious. Russian team has proved through satellite images that rockets were launched from the territory of opposition groups. Why can’t Russian and US teams come to UN Security Council and compare their satellite images from Damascus?”

Press TV – Obama ‘confused’ about possible attack on Syria

US President Barack Obama “doesn’t really want to attack Syria” and he is “very confused” because his administration has to operate at the behest of “certain lobbies,” says Gilad Atzmon, a political activist.
Obama has said Washington has “concluded” that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in an attack near the capital, Damascus, last week and the government of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has to face “international consequences.”
Meanwhile, the US has sent its fifth destroyer to the eastern Mediterranean. The cruise-missile equipped destroyer will join four other warships of the same kind in the region.
Nevertheless, Atzmon says Obama, whom he describes as “not necessarily ethical but definitely a thinking human being,” does not “really want to attack Syria.”
“It is very clear to me that they [US officials] operate because they have to appeal certain lobbies that are pressuring the American administration,” said Atzmon in a phone interview with Press TV on Thursday.
“I’m referring here obviously to the Jewish lobby in America, Jewish lobby in Britain, and Jewish lobby in France,” as well as lobbies “that are operating for Qatar and the Saudis.”

Gilad Atzmon – Western democracies instrument for criminal interventionism

It doesn’t take a genius to grasp that the American president doesn’t really want to attack Syria. He doesn’t want to topple Assad’s regime – he doesn’t have an alternative partner on the ground.

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‘Bizarre to take action in Syria before UN report’ – Ingen rykande revolver

USA-tjänstemän sade på onsdagen att det inte fanns någon ”smoking gun” som direkt kopplar Syriens president Bashar Assad till gasattacken i al-Ghouta (New York Times 29 augusti). – Falska brittiska premisser

Krigshetsaren David Cameron har gått på ett bakslag. Inför hotet att bli nedröstad i parlamentet i morgon torsdag har han dragit tillbaka den resolution som hans regering föreslagit.
Brittiska Labour invänder mot Camerons resolutionsförslag och har förelagt en alternativ resolution, helt och hållet i linje med folkrättens krav.
Regeringen har 70 mandats övervikt i parlamentet, men lika många ledamöter i regeringslägret rapporteras vara kritiska till det planerade nya kriget. Ett 30-tal har öppet tagit avstånd från regeringens linje.
Resolutionen innehåller dessutom sakliga felaktigheter. Tex påstås att Arabförbundet skulle stödja en väpnad insats. – Här har kemiska vapen använts 2004-13

Scott Creighton – Secret Evidence of Syrian Government Involvement in Chemical Weapons Attack Comes from… Israel

In an earlier article, I wrote about how one prestitute quoted “intelligence officials” when saying they had some secret evidence, a recording of a phone call, showing the Syrian government was responsible for the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.
Well, guess what?
That “secret evidence” was provided to us by our good friends from Israel.
That’s right, the same Israel that really wants to keep the Golan Heights forever, have already tried to fabricate evidence of a previous chemical attack from Assad, and the same Israel that has already bombed Syria… twice.
That’s the source of the “secret evidence”
Not only that, but apparently a “large delegation” of Israel’s war-mongering spooks are in D.C. meeting with Obama administration officials pleading the case for Americans to go to war in order to stop Assad from “gassing the children”… while Israelis sit back and watch. – Protest in London against Syrian intervention
‘Hands off Syria!’ Protesters rally against UK intervention in war-torn country

‘If US intervenes in Syria it will be fighting alongside terrorists’, Karen Kwiatkowski – a retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel

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28 aug


Christof Lehmann – U.S. War Plans for August / September; Known since June

Plans for both large scale chemical weapons use and a major military campaign against Syria have been known since June. Three reports, published on nsnbc international on 29 June and 7 July and 11 July already detailed the planned attack, including the large scale use of chemical weapons in an attempt to justify renewed calls for humanitarian corridors, a no-fly-zone and a military intervention. Western corporate and state funded media failed to report on the evidence. The disclosure of the plans already in June and July, discredits the coming aggression against Syria, by yet another “coalition of the willing” as an additional NATO aggression, based on lies, propaganda, and deception.

War Propaganda and Media Lies within the Syria Conflict. Investigative journalist Michel Collon speaks with RT on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict. från

Confronting the Chemical Lies in Syria, Mother Agnes Mariam is a Carmelite nun who has been living and working in Syria for the past 19 years. Now, she is seeking to set the record straight on the lies and disinformation that is driving the NATO powers toward war against the people of Syria. från – Russia tells Britain its Syria resolution in premature

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Britain on Wednesday that the UN Security Council should not consider a draft resolution in response to an alleged chemical arms attack in Syria before UN inspectors report on their findings there.

FN-personal ska idag ha tagit prover i det område där den påstådda attcken med kemiska vapen ägde rum för en vecka sen. Det går ju bara inte att föreställa sig att FN ska kungöra ett resultat som; ”en attack med kemiska vapen har med stor sannolikhet ägt rum, och det mesta pekar mot att det var de väpnade grupperna som låg bakom den”.
Det är ett mycket farligt och uppskruvat läge som råder, finns det någon möjlighet att ett under kan ske och galningarnas kriminella uppsåt kan stoppas? – Intelligence Suggests Assad Not Behind Chemical Weapons Attack

Intercepted phone calls that will be presented by the Obama administration as proof that Bashar Al-Assad was behind last week’s chemical weapons attack in Syria actually suggest that the attack was not ordered by the Syrian government.
Phone calls by the Syrian Ministry of Defense intercepted by Mossad and passed to the US reveal that Syrian government officials, “exchanged panicked phone calls with a leader of a chemical weapons unit, demanding answers for a nerve agent strike that killed more than 1,000 people,” in the hours after last week’s attack.
Why would the Syrian Ministry of Defense be making panicked phone calls “demanding answers” about the attack if they had ordered it? – Syrians Scramble to Hide From Obama’s Humanitarian Love Bombs

Despite the US and Britain justifying an imminent attack on Syria in the name of “protecting civilians,” Syrians themselves are scrambling to hide from Obama’s humanitarian love bombs, with one Damascus resident telling Reuters, “We live in the capital. Every turn, every street, every neighborhood has some government target. Where do we hide?”

Det syriska folket kan ju rådgöra med det här gänget hur de ska göra! – Svenska FN-förbundet i orätta händer

Med ett uttalande från igår tar förbundet steget fullt ut och stöder USA:s planer på att skjuta FN och dess vapeninspektörer åt sidan och starta en olaglig ”bestraffning” av Syrien.
”Kraftfullt agerande mot Syrien är nödvändigt oavsett vem som ligger bakom eventuella angrepp med kemiska vapen”, heter det i förbundets uttalande. – Bevisen… talar för…

I krigstider som dessa genomgår språket amorfa förvandlingar.
Just nu är den allmänna meningen i den politiska eliten, en fras som idag upprepats med små variationer av Carl Bildt, Urban Ahlin och Natos generalsekreterare Ander Fogh-Rasmussen att ”bevisen” (som ännu ingen sett) ”talar för…” (points to) att den syriska regimen använt giftgas.
BEVIS är något som BEVISAR….
BEVIS som ”TALAR FÖR” är en oxymoron, som visar att talaren har något att dölja, en outtalad motivation för sitt ställningstagande, en dold lojalitet, en ”bias”…

En annan språklig variant är David Camerons argument att MAN KAN INTE STÅ MED ARMARNA I KORS när oskyldiga människor gasas ihjäl.
Vem har sagt att Storbritannien har stått med armarna i kors? Sedan två år tillbaka levererar britterna militär utrustning till terrorister i Syrien, numera helt öppet sedan EU:s embargo hävts. Storbritannien bidrar även till terroristernas finansiering genom att framtvinga ett hävt oljeembargo, enligt mönster från Libyen. Många uppgifter talar för att brittiska specialtrupper redan har varit närvarande på slagfältet i Syrien. Det har också förekommit uppgifter om att britterna arbetat på att organisera gasprovokationer i Syrien. – Evidence: Syria gas attack work of U.S. allies, Contrary evidence arises as U.S. considers punishing Assad regime – Bevisen krackelerar
Motvallsbloggen – Går folk verkligen på USA:s lögner – igen?Hur mycket kan de styrande eliterna i Västvärlden ljuga för oss utan att vi protesterar?
Rune Lanestrand – USA:s ridderliga krig

Lydmedia går i spinn i sin iver att ta fram de ”rätta” experterna för att förklara för svenska folket hur angeläget det är att Västmakterna får börja ett storskaligt krig i Syrien.

Stephen Gowans – Syria has the right to use chemical weapons, but there’s no proof, or reason to believe, it has

“’The fact that an attack has taken place is not going to be hard to establish; the hard part is going to be assessing the blame,’ said Gary Samore, who until recently was the Obama administration’s top adviser on arms control and weapons of mass destruction.” [1]
It seems that the task of producing evidence that the Syrian government launched a gas attack against civilians last week has, in fact, become so difficult, that Washington, the French, Britain, and the Western media, have simply side-stepped the problem by declaring that unless the Syrian government proves itself innocent, it must be guilty.

slut på uppdateringen _____________________________ – Damascus presents evidence of its non-involvement in chemical weapons use – Syrian Foreign Ministry

Syria has provided UN inspectors investigating the alleged use on August 21 of chemical weapons near Damascus with evidence proving that Syrian troops did not use poisonous substances, Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad said on Wednesday.
”Syrian government troops have never used chemical weapons. We have evidence proving that and we have presented it to the UN inspectors,” he said. – Syrian opposition uses chemical weapons to provoke foreign intervention – permanent representative of Syria to UN

Today, permanent representative of Syria to the UN Bashar Jaafari has accused the rebels of the use of chemical weapons. According to him, the Syrian government has evidence that ”insurgents have committed the chemical attack to provoke a foreign military intervention”.
”There is multiple evidence that the Syrian government was not implicated in the use of chemical weapons, – Jaafari stressed in an interview with the Syrian Al Ikhbariya television channel. – All accusations against Damascus are falsified”.

Jag antar att detta handlar om den nu aktuella attacken, och inte den i mars. Inlägget är daterat den 27 augusti –
UN Official, Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Nerve Gas, Not Assad’s Army – – Syrian rebels used chemical weapons – Carla del Ponte

Testimony from victims now strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin Nerve Gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior UN diplomat said Monday.
Carla del Ponte, a member of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.
But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons (CW), according to the BBC, she added that more investigation was needed.

Tony Cartalucci – Remember Curveball: Dangerous, Familiar Twaddle Precedes US Military Assault on Syria

The West has admitted it will not wait for the UN to finish its inspection of the alleged attack sites and insists instead that it will present its own evidence – presumably from the same CIA and MI6 that fabricated evidence regarding Iraqi weapons of mass destruction they knew did not exist. Whatever the UN does find will almost surely be spun just as it was during the lead up to Iraq.
Such spinning and fabrications eventually led to headlines like ”Man whose WMD lies led to 100,000 deaths confesses all.” It can be imagined that after the West accomplishes its goals in Syria, the Western media will likewise divest from the lies they are currently selling to the public, and reveal with a shrug that indeed, Washington, London, Paris, Tel Aviv, and Riyadh never had any evidence to begin with.

Nile Bowie – Western logic on Syria: ‘We need to bomb it to save it’

There are numerous revelations that would suggest that anti-government militias have access to these weapons and are in fact guilty of using them. Carla Del Ponte, head of a UN commission of inquiry that looked into the use of chemical weapons in northern Syria in late March suggested that the evidence was stronger to implicate anti-government militants in using chemical weapons, not the Syrian government.
In May, Turkish police found cylinders of sarin nerve gas in the homes of Syrian militants from the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front who were detained in the south near Syria’s northern border. In July, Russian experts submitted reports to the UN detailing how the missiles used in previous chemical weapon attacks were crude and not factory made, and that the chemical components found were not consistent with what the Syrian military has.
The Syrian military has just recently discovered chemical weapons in a rebel tunnel in the Jobar suburb of Damascus, including shells, gasmasks manufactured in the United States, chemical substances of Saudi Arabian origin. Arabic language reports also indicate that a former high-ranking Saudi Arabian member of Al-Nusra Front claimed that the group possessed chemical weapons in a tweet.

Jim W. Dean – US implicates itself in anti-Syria chemical plot

I watched with utter astonishment how quickly the West and the Obama regime moved to put wind into the sails of the totally bogus claims of the Syrian army using nerve gas on its own people in the Damascus suburbs when the effectiveness of its traditional counter insurgency operations have been on display for months now. I don’t know a soul that believes they would do this.

Kucinich: Striking Syria Will Make U.S. Military ‘Al-Qaeda’s Air Force’

Former congressman Dennis Kucinich (D., Ohio) said today that striking Syria would turn the United States military into “al-Qaeda’s air force.” – Ayssar Midani on the Syrian Chemical Weapons Hoax, Ayssar Midani, a French Syrian citizen and political activist, joins us from Damascus to talk about the latest developments in Syria. We talk about the history of the terrorist jihadi insurgency in the country and their prior use of chemical weapons, the latest attack and claims of satellite evidence proving that the attack was not launched by government officials, and the likely consequences of a US-led strike on the country.

Webster Tarpley – International Anarchy as Kerry Hypes Coalition Attack on Syria, Despite Dire Warnings from Moscow

‘Saudi in Syria to weaken Iran, not for human rights’ – Ex-IAEA chief

”US would use any UN chemical weapons report to justify attack on Syria”

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27 aug


Låter sannolikt det Tony Cartalucci säger, att beräkningen är att provocera fram en ursäkt för att även ge sig på Iran. När strategin med att låta köpta legokrigare göra jobbet har misslyckats, får man göra det själva. Och det yttersta målet har hela tiden varit Iran – Real meaning of Syria ”limited strikes”

It is then revealed that the term ”limited strikes” is a euphemism for ”attempted provocations” to intentionally initiate a wider conflict. While the Brookings document refers to Iran, it is clear that if the West is to topple the Syrian government now with its proxy forces already spent, it will have to do so itself with a military campaign exceeding the currently planned ”limited strikes.” Additionally, realizing there is virtually no support for a war with either Syria or Iran, special interests across the West are attempting to tangle the world in this lethal conflict by disingenuously proposing, at first, something relatively benign they believe they can get away with even without popular support.
Western special interests hope that a Syrian response and the death of American and/or Israeli troops – perhaps the sinking of a US ship or the loss of multiple US aircraft – will turn the 9% approval rating for their premeditated assault on Syria into an overwhelming baying for blood across the West’s populations. Failing to elicit a response from Syria, this may be accomplished with false flag attacks, as was the case in the Gulf of Tonkin incident at the onset of the Vietnam War.
Understanding that the intentional endangerment and death of US troops and their allied counterparts is part of initiating an otherwise impossible wider war, inoculates much of an already war-weary Western population from the ”rally around the flag” effect Western special interests are depending on to re-energize their failed Middle East adventure.

Scott Creighton – New York Times Puts Launch Point of Chem Weapons Rockets Inside Rebel Contested Area

The New York Times is attempting to bolster John Kerry’s baseless claim that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on their own people and in doing so, they seem to have provided some hard evidence to the contrary.
Combine that with recent images and video of the FSA “rebels” making and using 120mm mortar rounds in Syria and you have compelling evidence that if chemical weapons were used in Syria, then it was the US backed “rebels” who did it and not the Assad regime. – Moallem: We Dare Anyone to Reveal Evidence that Damascus Used Chemical Weapons

Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid Al-Moallem, held a press conference on Tuesday, in which he assured that it was of Syria’s national interest to reveal the truth about what happened in eastern Ghouta, pointing out that US secretary of State, John Kerry, had called him on Thursday after two years and a half of rupture, and that the phone call was “friendly”.

He also asserted that “the timing of the chemical issue was the result of our Armed Forces’ victories and strikes in Ghouta,” adding that “evidence on the militants’ use of chemical weapons, specifically in Ghouta, are available with us, but we will reveal them in the appropriate time.”
“The first time we called for a UN delegation to visit Syria and witness the evidence on the opposition’s use of chemical weapons; it took them five months to come. In these five months, the opposition attacked Khan Al-Assal, dug the graves of the victims of chemical weapons, and hid their bodies.”

Christof Lehmann – Greater Middle East War May Be Imminent. West Builds Up for Syria War

A Palestinian intelligence source has warned already in June and July that a large scale military attack on Syria was planned for August and September, using large scale chemical weapons use as a pretext. Iran warns Washington not to cross the red line in Syria. Israel considers a limited war on Syria possible. Russia warns against grave mistakes. A wider Middle East war with global consequences may be imminent.

Russia calls on West to “Be Reasonable” regarding Syria

Paul Craig Roberts – Syria: Another Western War Crime In The Making

The war criminals in Washington and other Western capitals are determined to maintain their lie that the Syrian government used chemical weapons. Having failed in efforts to intimidate the UN chemical inspectors in Syria, Washington has demanded that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon withdraw the chemical weapons inspectors before they can assess the evidence and make their report. The UN Secretary General stood up to the Washington war criminals and rejected their demand.
The US and UK governments have revealed none of the ”conclusive evidence” they claim to have that the Syrian government used chemical weapons. Listening to their voices, observing their body language, and looking into their eyes, it is completely obvious that John Kerry and his British and German puppets are lying through their teeth. This is a far more shameful situation than the massive lies that former Secretary of State Colin Powell told the UN about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Colin Powell claims that he was deceived by the White House and did not know that he was lying. Kerry and the British, French, and German puppets know full well that they are lying.
The face that the West presents to the world is the brazen face of a liar.

Indeed, one reason for the rush to war is to prevent the UN inspection that Washington knows would disprove its claim and possibly implicate Washington in the false flag attack by the ”rebels,” who assembled a large number of children into one area to be chemically murdered with the blame pinned by Washington on the Syrian government.

The Syrian government, knowing that it is not responsible for the chemical weapons incident, has agreed for the UN to send in chemical inspectors to determine the substance used and the method of delivery. However, Washington has declared that it is ”too late” for UN inspectors and that Washington accepts the self-serving claim of the al Qaeda affiliated ”rebels” that the Syrian government attacked civilians with chemical weapons. See also here.
In an attempt to prevent the UN chemical inspectors who arrived on the scene from doing their work, the inspectors were fired upon by snipers in ”rebel” held territory and forced off site, although a later report from RT says the inspectors have returned to the site to conduct their inspection.

Pepe Escobar – Obama set for holy Tomahawk war

The Obama administration has ruled that Assad allowed UN chemical weapons inspectors into Syria, and to celebrate their arrival unleashed a chemical weapons attack mostly against women and children only 15 kilometers away from the inspectors’ hotel. If you don’t believe it, you subscribe to a conspiracy theory.

Press TV – Syria situation incredibly serious: Franklin Lamb
Michael Collins – A rush to judgment is a rush to war – Evidence: Syrian Rebels used Chemical Weapons (not Assad) – John Kerry’s “Colin Powell moment”
Huffington Post – Hans Blix: Whether Obama in Syria or Bush in Iraq, The US Is Not the World Police
Colin Todhunter – War on Syria and the West’s Skin-Deep Morality – Evidence Indicates that Syrian Government Did Not Launch a Chemical Weapon Attack Against Its People – Nervgasattacken mot Ghouta en gigantisk lögn – här är bevisen – USA:s angreppskrig mot SyrienObama i GW Bush och Cheneys fotspår – förbereder folkrättsvidrigt krig mot Syrien -brott mot FN-stadgan

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Något som uppges komma från Pepe Escobar på facebook

Khalil Harb, of Lebanese paper As-Safir, confirmed a few minutes ago to my great friend Claudio Gallo an article published in Arabic two days ago, quoting a Russian source.
According to the source, Russia’s ambassador in the UN Security Council, Vitaly Churkin, presented conclusive evidence – based on documents and Russian satellite images – of two rockets carrying toxic chemicals, fired from Douma, controlled by the Syrian ”rebels”, and landing on East Ghouta. Hundreds of ”rebels”, as well as civilians – including those children on the cover of Western corporate media papers – were killed. The evidence, says the Russian source, is conclusive. This is what Lavrov himself was hinting at yesterday. And that’s the reason there’s no UN Security Council resolution against Syria, and why Washington does not want the inspectors to find anything.

Ryssland skulle alltså ha övertygande bevisning om att missilerna i onsdags, som påstås ha innehållit stridsgas, ska ha avfyrats från rebellkontrollerat område. Det förklarar i så fall varför USA/väst har så bråttom att piska upp stämningen och genomföra ett angrepp innan sanningen kommer fram om vad som skedde, och att man försöker tona ner vikten av vad FN-delegationen skulle kunna finna i områdena för attackerna.
Men varför går inte Ryssland ut med detta hårdare i så fall? I det hotfulla läge som råder, innan det är för sent. – US Attempts to Sabotage UN Chemical Weapons Investigation

Press TV – Syria chemical visit postponed for safety: UN – – FN-inspektörer väntar till onsdag

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Vad finns det för möjligheter för de makter som har skapat den situation som råder, att backa och dra sig ur, om man skulle vilja det? I och för sig, det hela handlar till största delen om en teaterföreställning, youtube-videor, påståenden, psykologisk krigföring i medierna och sliskiga tal som Kerrys (som det länkas till nedan), manipulerande, förljugna, ner till minsta ordval beräknande i avsikt att inför medborgare rättfärdiga ännu ett brott mot mänskligheten.
Den skapade cyber-verkligheten är tänjbar och lätt att ändra, men skulle man kunna låta den uppskruvade stämningen lägga sig och undvika en farlig upptrappning av kriget?
En FN-delegation anlände till Syrien för en vecka sedan, för att undersöka bevis om en attack med kemiska vapen som ägde rum i mars i år (och två andra incidenter där det påstods att kemiska vapen hade använts). Syriens regering menar att de väpnde gängen låg bakom den, och Ryssland sade sig ha bevis för det. Just då, på onsdagsmorgonen förra veckan, inträffar då händelsen som beskrivs som en omfattande kemisk attack i en förort till Damaskus. Vad som verkligen hände är fortfarande mycket osäkert. Precis som det varit under hela konflikten handar det mycket om youtube-videor som påstås visa på grymheter från syriska regeringens sida. Av de nu aktuella tycks vissa vara uppladdade innan attacken ägde rum, och de skulle kunna vara producerade på annat håll i förväg.
Plötsligt har FN-delegationens ursprungliga uppdrag flyttats till bakgrunden, och när de igår beger sig till områdena för förra veckans händelser (som kontrolleras av de väpnade gängen) blir de beskjutna. USA tycker att FN-personalen ska vända om och ge upp! Men de skaffar en ny bil och fortsätter sitt uppdrag. USA/väst har också sagt att det gått för lång tid för att eventuella bevis ska ha någon avgörande betydelse! Nog ser det ut som de är lite ängsliga att det ska avslöjas vad som egentligen skett. Men de litar fortfarande på att de ska kunna styra vilken verklighetsbeskrivning som gäller med hjälp av media- och hjärntvättsmaskinen.
Så, om man förutsätter att det som pågår handlar om en false flag-operation (som det nästan alltid gör när man vill starta krig) och USA/väst av någon anledning skulle vilja backa, kan man det? Jag menar, man har byggt in sig i ett så högt torn av lögner att man kanske inte har någon annan möjlighet än att fortsätta den vansinniga vägen framåt, mot ett krig som kan utvecklas till ett storkrig, ett hot mot den mänskliga civilisationen. Annars skulle det avslöjas att de väststödda väpnade gängen ligger bakom en attack med kemiska vapen, och västmakterna är inblandade i brottet, från organisationer som CIA/Mossad och liknande, till politiker och medier.
Skulle man kunna komma överens med Ryssland om att det inte gick att reda ut vad som egentligen hände förra veckan?

Fler kommentarer om Kerrys tal igår – Scott Creighton – The Moral Obscenity of John Kerry’s Chemical Weapons Speech

Keep in mind, the foreign fighters in Syria attempting to destabilize the nation, are there on behalf of Western interests. We are training and equipping these terrorists. They are, for all intents and purposes, the proxy terrorists of the United States, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and a handful of other interested nations.
In light of the fact that the UN inspectors did not turn tail and run as they were supposed to, Sec. of State Kerry gave a rather ridiculous speech in an effort to turn up the heat on Syria and create a rush to go to war.
And now, the speech itself (video below):
For his performance (and that’s all you can call it) Sec. Kerry summed up all of the righteous indignation he could muster as he spewed forth one of the most stunningly hypocritical and morally vapid monologues I have heard in recent times

En bra kommentar av Annika Gullberg på facebook –

Äcklad hör jag Kerry tala om hur man måste värna om ”the most vulnerable people” genom att attackera Syrien… De mest sårbara var minsann inget som USA och NATO tog minsta hänsyn till när man använde sina kemiska stridsmedel i Fallujah, Irak… Förutom alla som dödades vid själva attacken så föds idag de mest ”innocent and vulnerable” små bebisar med helt obeskrivliga fosterskador till följd av USA:s krigsbrott. USA:s styrande är världens mest hycklande massmördare!!! – Use of force against Syria can have ‘catastrophic consequences’ – Russia

Russia on Tuesday warned a military intervention in Syria could have ”catastrophic consequences” for the region and called on the international community to show ”prudence” over the crisis.
”Attempts to bypass the Security Council, once again to create artificial groundless excuses for a military intervention in the region are fraught with new suffering in Syria and catastrophic consequences for other countries of the Middle East and North Africa,” the foreign ministry said.
“We are urging our American colleagues and the entire international community to yield to reason and act in strict compliance with international law and the founding principles of the UN Charter,” the diplomat said. – Signs of activity spotted at British airbase in Cyprus amid escalating Syrian crisis

Press TV – West, Arab leaders reach ‘consensus’ on Syria attack

Western and Arab leaders have reached a “consensus” on a military intervention in Syria over accusations that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons.

Press TV – Israel will be first victim of US military action against Syria: Iran official

Intervju med Christof Lehmann – US has controversial evidence of chemical weapon use in Syria – expert

Christof Lehmann – Lavrov warns against NATO Military Action as UN Inspectors were Targeted by Snipers

The Syrian government and the United Nations stated that unknown assailants have opened fire on members of the UN Team tasked with investigating the alleged chemical weapons use in the Damascus suburb Ghouta.
Contrary to initial reports, the attack did not prevent the UN Team to begin its investigation. The event prompted an emergency press conference with Russia´s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Lavrov warned against the NATO threat of military action against Syria without a UN mandate, stressed the build-up of military force against Syria and stated that a military aggression would be illegitimate and that it would be a terrible mistake.

Brewing Storm: ‘Western military intervention will worsen Syria’, Lode Vanoost in Brussels – a journalist who’s widely-covered events in Syria, and who is also a former deputy speaker of Belguim’s parliament joins RT

Muscle-Flexing: UK deploys warplanes in Cyprus, 100km from Syria

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26 aug


Det är mycket obehagligt att se hela den här skapade föreställningen bara fortsätta. Det är faktiskt inte acceptabelt längre att som medborgare och mediakonsument av bekvämlighet fortsätta att låta sig ledas och hypnotiseras av medierna. Dessa är i händerna på de mörkrets makter som har manövrerat in händelserna till ett läge där ett storkrig ser ut att vara nära! – Uppgiven Lavrov vädjar till förnuftet

Det var en trött och en smula uppgiven Sergej Lavrov som framträdde på eftermiddagens presskonferens om USA:s och Storbritanniens angreppsplaner mot Syrien. Uppenbarligen hade gårdagens telefonsamtal med USA:s utrikesminister John Kerry berövat honom många förhoppningar om att kunna leda in Syrienkonflikten i en politisk förhandlingsfåra.
Lavrovs viktigaste budskap var att Ryssland motsätter sig dessa länders ståndpunkt att vid ett visst resultat av FN-inspektörernas undersökningar i Ghouta, Nato-länderna skulle få fria händer att gå till angrepp.
Enligt Lavrov är det inspektörernas uppgift att fastställa användningen av kemiska stridsmedel och typen av dessa, men slutsatserna av detta i vart fall måste förbli säkerhetsrådets prerogativ.
Lavrov redogjorde utförligt för de olika initiativ som tagits under de senaste två och ett halvt åren för att desarmera konflikten, men hur dessa systematiskt skjutits i sank.

Christof Lehmann – Lavrov warns against NATO Military Action as UN Inspectors were Targeted by Snipers

Lavrov blamed the West for having engineered a media campaign to facilitate a military incursion and cast doubts on the veracity of US and European claims about the incident, saying:
“Official Washington, London and Paris say they have incontrovertible evidence that the Syrian government is behind the chemical attack in Damascus, but they have not yet presented this evidence. Yet, they keep saying that the ‘red line’ has been crossed. Now, we are hearing calls for a military campaign against Bashar Assad.”
Lavrov stressed, that the USA, UK and other countries have “assembled a powerful force and are readying their ships and planes for a possible invasion”. The Russian Foreign Minister warned, that the development has set the world on a “perilous path” and that “repeating the Iraqi and Libyan scenario” and bringing in outside forces “would be a terrible mistake that will lead to more blood being spilled”.
The Russian Foreign Minister was particularly “outraged” over “the newly-mooted possibility of NATO staging a strike on chemical storage facilities without UN mandate”. Asked whether Russia was going to join the potential conflict on either side, Lavros replied:
“We have no plans to go to war, but we hope that others think of long-term interests”. – Krighysteri – Kerryretorik

USA:s utrikesminister John Kerrys presskonferens idag 26/8 kommer i framtiden att kunna användas på retorikseminarier världen över som ett exempel på hur man med språkliga glidningar kan lägga grunden för krig.
Man beskrev först det inträffade i Syrien som en ”moralisk obscenitet”… i en lång harang, följt av ordet ”undeniable” (omöjligt att förneka). Oklart VAD som inte går att förneka.
Istället för att säga att det finns KLARA BEVIS för Vita husets påståenden, sa han att de som tror att den versionen är FABRICERAD måste granska sin egen moral.
Dvs. på ett skickligt sätt förflyttas bevisbördan till eventuella kritiker.

Och – lyssna nu – eftersom FN-inspektörerna i alla fall bara kommer att kunna ta fram ”additional evidence” (ytterligare bevisning) är deras resultat inte avgörande för världens reaktion. FN-inspektörerna kan alltså hoppas över… för att skrida direkt till THE VERDICT (domen) och den avkunnas tydligen av USA.
Kerrys presskonferens vittnar om den krigshysteri som piskats upp efter uppgifterna om en gasattack i Ghouta 21 augusti.
Mycket talar för att händelserna i Ghouta och den efterföljande mediahysterin ingår i en väl förberedd plan.

Press TV – Kerry: Syria use of chemical weapons ‘undeniable’

Speaking at the State Department on Monday, Kerry said the information from Syria shows that chemical weapons were used in the country.
”The indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. By any standard, it is inexcusable and – despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured – it is undeniable,” he told reporters.

Russia, however, has warned Western countries about the military strike.
In a phone call with Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday night, Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted that there was no evidence who was responsible for the chemical attack.
“President Putin said that they did not have evidence of whether a chemical weapons attack had taken place or who was responsible,” the British government spokesperson said.

Frågan är alltså fortfarande, hur mycket av det som påstås ha hänt, har verkligen inträffat? Som tidigare sagts, videor kan ha producerats i förväg på annat håll, och bilder på döda kroppar kan komma från andra tillfällen. – No evidence Syria used chemical weapons against rebels – Putin to Cameron

Russia has no evidence of whether a chemical weapons attack has taken place in Syria or who is responsible, Russian President Vladimir Putin told British Prime Minister David Cameron in a telephone call, according to Cameron’s official website. – Hysteria around chemical attack suits those who want military intervention in Syria – LavrovRussia Today

Following last week’s chemical attack, the West has engineered a media campaign to facilitate a military incursion, says Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He also cast doubts on the veracity of US and European claims about the incident.
“Officially Washington, London and Paris say they have incontrovertible evidence that the Syrian government is behind the chemical attack in Damascus, but they have not presented this evidence. Yet, they keep saying that the ‘red line’ has been crossed,” Lavrov said during an emergency press conference in Moscow. – Russia, Turkey to hold consultations over chemical attack in Syria

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Nu är krigshetsen uppskruvad mer än någon gång tidigare!

Rysslands utrikesminister håller en presskonferens – Russian FM Lavrov holds urgent press conference on Syria (LIVE UPDATES) – Krigshotet alltmer akut

USA, Storbritannien och Frankrike är i full färd med att förbereda bombningar av Syrien
Med anledning av det akuta krigshotet håller Rysslands utrikesminister Sergej Lavrov presskonferens kl 16 Moskvatid.

Press TV –Snipers in Syria shoot at UN chemical weapons inspectors
Russia Today – Snipers shoot at UN chemical inspectors in Syria – UN spokesman

Intervju med Syriens president – President al-Assad Interview with the Russian newspaper Izvestia

On the alleged use of chemical weapons, President al-Assad said that the statements by the US administration, the West and other countries were made with disdain and blatant disrespect of their own public opinion, adding that ”there isn’t a body in the world, let alone a superpower, that makes an accusation and then goes about collecting evidence to prove its point.”
His Excellency stressed that these accusations are completely politicised and come on the back of the advances made by the Syrian Army against the terrorists.

Syria chemical attack facts tough to trace amid US & UK war hardline

Tony Cartalucci – ”Doctors” Behind Syrian Chemical Weapons Claims are Aiding Terrorists

While it is often described by the Western media as ”independent,” nothing could be further from the truth.
To begin with, Doctors Without Borders is fully funded by the very same corporate financier interests behind Wall Street and London’s collective foreign policy, including regime change in Syria and neighboring Iran. Doctors Without Borders’ own annual report (2010 report can be accessed here), includes as financial donors, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Google, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital, and a myriad of other corporate-financier interests. Doctors Without Borders also features bankers upon its Board of Advisers including Elizabeth Beshel Robinson of Goldman Sachs.

‘US fixing intelligence around Syria as unsure who’s behind chemical attack’, anti-war activist Richard Becker from ANSWER coalition

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25 aug

UPPDATERING – Haaretz: Tvivel på rebellernas gasversion

Dan Kaszeta, en före detta officer i den amerikanska arméns enhet för kemisk krigföring och en ledande privat konsult, påpekar ett antal detaljer som saknas i filmen:
– Ingen av de människor som behandlar de skadade eller fotograferar dem har någon form av skyddsutrustning, och trots det verkar ingen vara skadad.
Redan detta utesluter de flesta typer av kemiska vapen, inklusive den stora majoriteten av nervgaser, eftersom dessa ämnen inte avdunstar omedelbart, särskilt inte om de användes i tillräckliga mängder för att döda hundratals människor, utan lämnar snarare föroreningar på kläder och organ som skulle skada den som kommer i oskyddad kontakt med dem i timmar efter en attack.
Dessutom säger USA-experten att ”det inte finns några andra tecken man väntar sig att se i efterdyningarna av en kemisk attack, såsom allvarliga synstörningar, kräkningar och förlust av tarmkontroll.”

Forskarna förbryllas också av tidpunkten för attacken, att den inträffade på exakt samma dag som ett team av FN:s inspektörer var i Damaskus för att utreda tidigare påståenden om kemiska vapen. Det är också oklart vad taktiska mål den syriska armén skulle ha försökt uppnå, då den under de senaste veckorna har lyckats pressa tillbaka rebellerna som inkräktade på de centrala delarna av huvudstaden.

David Swanson – Lying About Syria, and the Lying Liars Who Lie About the Lying

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Troligen pågår en maktkamp mellan olika fraktioner hos västs skuggregering, det bank-finans-olje-militär-industriella komplexet, just nu. Mellan de allra som mest galna och hänsynslösa våldsdyrkarna och de som har någon sorts anständighet i behåll.

Tony Cartalucci – Defeated NATO Dangerously Desperate in Syria

NATO not only ensured that chemical weapons in Libya remained in the hands of a proxy regime now openly arming, aiding, and sending fighters to assist terrorists in Syria, but also appears to have ensured these terrorists possessed the know-how on handling and using these weapons.
While absolutely nothing adds up across the West’s corporate media networks, one story that does add up is the claim by Syrian troops that terrorist tunnels have been discovered containing chemical agents – as reported in Reuters’ article, ”Syrian soldiers enter rebel tunnels, find chemical agents: state TV.”
What we are now witnessing is an attempt by the West’s corporate-financier establishment to push for direct intervention faster than the facts can come out over what exactly happened near Damascus. Just as was the case in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, the West hopes people can be made hysterical enough, long enough, to get a ”foot in the door,” so the bombs can start dropping. Failing to do so at this juncture would spell the absolute end of the West’s current plans versus Syria and Iran – and so however tenuous and discredited this latest plot may seem, expect dangerous desperation from the West.
Now more than ever, Syria and its allies must be prepared to defend against provocations both militarily and diplomatically.

Webster Tarpley – Hague, Fabius, Ashton, Davutoglu, Israelis Scream for US Attack on Syria; Russia Warns of Pre-Planned Provocation by Rebels; Obama and Dempsey Still Resisting; Time to Dump Kerry, Rice, Power, Sunstein

Press TV – US military adventurism in Syria suicidal: Webster G. Tarpley

Tarpley: Well let me say first of all, there is absolutely no proof that the Syrian government did this. Indeed it seems to me the suspicion goes the other way.
I would endorse the statement of the Russian foreign ministry, “it has all of the earmarks of a carefully, preplanned provocation” by this terrorist opposition in Syria – the so-called death squads. – Sarin Gas : a new propaganda campaign against Syria

This propaganda operation is grotesque: as everyone can observe on YouTube, the video evidence of the massacre of August 21st having been posted by the ”Majles Rif” account … the day before, on August 20th . On these videos, shocking at first, one quickly detects a setup: the wounded children appear haggard or drugged, do not have parents who accompany them. – Information Minister: We have incontrovertible proof that terrorists used chemical weapons

In an interview given to al-Mayadeen TV on Saturday, Minister al-Zoubi said that Syria and its friends have incontrovertible proof that the projectiles in question were launched from sites controlled by terrorists on sites containing civilians, therefore terrorists are fully responsible for these actions and all their repercussions.
He pointed out that the Syrian armed forces seized a warehouse in Jobar area containing large containers of chemical materials manufactured in Saudi Arabia and certain European countries, medicine for protection from chemicals in case the terrorists were exposed to them, and equipment used in manufacturing chemicals, adding that this isn’t the first time the army uncovered warehouses containing chemicals made in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and some European countries.
Al-Zoubi stressed that if any chemical weapons were used in areas including Jobar, then they were used by members of terrorist groups and the foreigners who operate with them and constitute the true basis of these groups and who showed no scruples in committing any act. – General Command of the Army: terrorists’ possession of chemical materials is clear-cut evidence of their use of chemical weapons

Syrian army finds chemical agents as US navy expands presence in region

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24 aug – Syria’s Al-Ghouta Crime: The Real Story of Liwaa al-Islam Chemical Rockets

Why were the Europeans and Americans hesitant to take an action against Syria in the United Nations Security Council, in the alleged Syrian use of chemical weapons in Ghouta?
Arab sources suggest that the US and Western missions had received the real story of chemical weapons. The story wasn’t officially distributed, but it is supported by Russian documents and satellite images of the battlefield, and Ghouta.
According to sources, the Russian delegation presented the documents during a UNSC meeting Friday. During the meeting, the Americans did not file any documents that contradict the Russian documents, given that the US satellites have come to similar conclusions: the opposition had fired the chemical rockets.
This comes as the Syrian representative to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari returned quickly from Damascus to New York on to provide the evidences that support the Russian stance.

Press TV – US will not attack Syria without UN mandate: Obama

President Barack Obama says the United States cannot attack Syria without a UN mandate for the allegations that the Syrian government used chemical weapons.
”If the US goes in and attacks another country without a UN mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it. Do we have the coalition to make it work? And, you know, those are considerations that we have to take into account,” he said in an interview with CNN on Friday. – Chemical weapons as “black PR”

So far, there is no evidence confirming that it was indeed a chemical weapons attack – nothing except allegations by Arab TV channels that it killed between 500 and 1,200 people, something that the Syrian government vehemently denied as a yet another provocation by anti-Assad militants.
At the UN Security Council, Russia and China blocked an attempt to lay the responsibility for the attack on the Bashar al-Assad regime and urged a thorough UN investigation into all the circumstances of the incident.

Stephen Gowans – Accusations Continue, But Still No Evidence of a Syrian Military Gas Attack

And given that the US president claimed chemical weapons use by the Syrian military would be a red line, the rebels have a motivation to stage a sarin attack and blame it on government forces to bring the United States into the conflict more forcefully on their side.
For the Syrian government, however, the calculus is entirely different. Using chemical weapons would simply hand the United States a pretext to more muscularly intervene in Syria’s internal affairs. Since this is decidedly against Damascus’s interests, we should be skeptical of any claim that the Syrian government is defying Obama’s red line.

Manuel Ochsenreiter on RT about the reports of chemical attack in Syria

Manuel Ochsenreiter – Davutoglu & Fabius: The Chemical Brothers

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23 aug

Allt fler indikationer pekar mot att det var ”rebellerna” som genomförde gas-attacken. Uttalande av Jan Eliasson på Sveriges Radio, han som igår sa att ”rebellerna” kontrollerar de områden där attackerna ägde rum – ”hittills har säkerhetsrådet inte kunnat enas om något skarpt fördömande och det är heller inte klart att FN:s inspektörer kommer att få ta de prover som krävs” – Han säger att FN-delegationen är i Syrien för att undersöka tidigare påstådda gas-attacker, men att situationen nu är en annan. Kanske är det så att det finns starka bevis på att rebellerna använde sådana i mars. Var det så att man gjorde en våghalsig satsning med det dubbla syftet att flytta fokus från den tidigare attacken och istället hamna i ett läge där regeringen står anklagad!?
Och hur mycket är verkligt och hur mycket är en teaterföreställning av det som skett? Även de svenska knähundsmedierna är noga med att uttrycka sig som – ”de påstådda attackerna” – ”bilder som visar döda barn” – för att kunna försvara den massiva media-offensiven om den kritiseras, med att man inte uttryckt sig som att man vet säkert vad som hänt.

RT – Materials implicating Syrian gov in chemical attack prepared before incident – Russia

“We’re getting more new evidence that this criminal act was of a provocative nature,” he stressed. “In particular, there are reports circulating on the Internet, in particular that the materials of the incident and accusations against government troops had been posted for several hours before the so-called attack. Thus, it was a pre-planned action.”

The Damascus chemical attack accusations indicate the launch of “another anti-Syrian propaganda wave” and, in this context, the calls on the UN Security Council to immediately use force in Syria “heard from some EU capitals” are “unacceptable”, Lukashevich said.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman said that Assad’s government has demonstrated a “constructive approach” to the chemical weapons issue by allowing UN experts into the country.
But it’s alarming that the “same signals” aren’t coming from the Syrian opposition, which so far hasn’t displayed willingness to ensure the safety and efficient operations of UN investigators on the territory it controls, he said. – Syrian rebels preventing probe into alleged chemical attack – Russian FM

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday Syria’s opposition was preventing an objective investigation into allegations the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack.
”Much needed signals from the opposition, including its readiness to guarantee the safety and effective work of U.N. experts on territory controlled by militants, unfortunately are not forthcoming,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
”It is directly preventing an objective investigation into the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria.” – Syrian opposition must guarantee safe access for UN mission to suspected chemical attack site – Russia

The Syrian opposition ought to allow the visiting UN inspectors to safely access the site of this week’s alleged chemical attack in the suburbs of Damascus, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The ball is now in the court of the opposition, which should ensure the [UN] mission’s safe access to the presumed site of the incident,” the ministry said in a statement on Friday following a telephone conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry. – Russian, US diplomats to meet on Wednesday to discuss Syria

Senior Russian and US diplomats will meet in The Hague next Wednesday to discuss ending Syria’s two-year civil war, the State Department said on Thursday, in what would be the first such meeting since reports of a deadly chemical attack outside the capital, Damascus.
While the meeting was previously announced, a date was never released.
The delegations will include Russian deputy foreign ministers Gennady Gatilov and Mikhail Bogdanov and State Department Undersecretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, the State Department said.
Ford will meet with Syrian opposition leaders in Istanbul, on Sunday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. – All technical, logistical preparations complete – Ban Ki-moon on Geneva conference

According to him, the date of the conference depends on how soon the Syrian government and the opposition would be willing to participate in it. Ban Ki-moon said he was going to convene a UN-featured conference Geneva-2 ”as soon as possible”. ”We are working very hard at convening it” – said the UN Secretary-General.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pressed for a UN team to gain access to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, saying he sees ”no good reason” for either side in the civil war to deny a chance to get to the truth of what happened.

Stephen Gowans – New Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use in Syria Based on US Political Motives, not Facts

So why is the United States baselessly accusing the Syrian military of using chemical weapons? For the same reason it calls the Syrian government the Assad regime. Both serve to create a demon. And creating demons, as Michael Parenti has pointed out, gives you license to intervene.

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22 aug


Uppgifter från två olika håll motsäger det som William Engdahl skrev i inlägget jag länkade till tidigare idag, att syriska armén skulle ha kontroll över de områden där de påstådda attackerna med kemiska vapen ägde rum igår.
Dels från ryska utrikesministeriet – Syrian gov’t ready for cooperation with UN experts in chemical attack probe – Moscow

The UN experts and ”the Syrian authorities are discussing the practical aspects of their cooperation in a quiet and constructive atmosphere,” the Russian diplomat said.

”As far as we know, this region is under militant control and we assume that the mission should clear this maneuver with the Syrian government as the one hosting this mission,” Lukashevich said.

och dels i ett citat av Jan Eliasson som förekommer i den här artikeln – Skeptiska röster mot påstådd gasattack i Syrien

Bara femton minuter från området där attackerna ska ha ägt rum befinner sig de FN-inspektörer och experter, under ledning av svenske Åke Sellström, med uppgift att undersöka andra tidigare påstådda gasattacker. Det återstår att se om inspektörerna får tillgång till området. Jan Eliasson, vice generalsekreterare i FN, säger till SvD att utöver tillstånd från regeringssidan, krävs löfte om eldupphör från de rebellgrupper som kontrollerar området, för att genomföra en inspektion. Det hänger alltså inte uteslutande på regeringssidans vilja om inspektioner ska bli möjliga.

Det kan vara så att en del av historien består av videor som producerats på annat håll. Tex. förekommer uppgifter om att vissa av videorna laddats upp redan dagen innan händelsen. Även andra konstigheter med videorna förekommer – Fake massacre by Syrian army using Chemical weapons – men någon sorts kemisk attack måste väl ändå ha ägt rum?
Syria: Chemical Attack in Ghouta ‘an Accident Caused by Free Syrian Army’

…Gwyn Winfield, editorial director at CBRNe World, a magazine specialising in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive weapons, told IBTimes UK [that]
* We can say there is some form of chemical used. But until we take blood samples, samples of the soil and the water in the area we can’t say that a chemical agent has been used,” he said. ”It can be a riot control agent, like in the recent Egyptian case of the tear gas used in the back of a van that killed 36 prisoners. We have the same symptoms in the children and casualties.

Gwyn Winfield – Reflections on Ghouta – Expert casts doubt on chemical weapons footage from Syria

Stephen Johnson is an expert in weapons and chemical explosives at Cranfield Forensic Institute. He said there were inconsistency among the patients’ symptoms.
“There are, within some of the videos, examples which seem a little hyper-real, and almost as if they’ve been set up. Which is not to say that they are fake but it does cause some concern. Some of the people with foaming, the foam seems to be too white, too pure, and not consistent with the sort of internal injury you might expect to see, which you’d expect to be bloodier or yellower,” Johnson said.

Christof Lehmann – Chemical Weapons Propaganda Prompted Security Council Session

On 21 August 2013 reports that the Syrian military had used chemical weapons, killing dozens, according to some reports hundreds, up till 1.188 have prompted an emergency session of the UN Security Council on the evening of 21 August.
The reports, which began with a “Tweet” on Al-Arabiya, spread like wildfire. The Syrian “opposition” handed out “photo handouts” to international journalists. Journalists from RT and nsnbc, who were contacting local residents, could not confirm the use of chemical weapons. The Syrian government and military reject the claims.
Real or alleged, large scale chemical weapons attacks have been forecast by nsnbc international on 7 July, after an intelligence source with close ties to a Syria based Palestinian faction warned that such attacks would be part of a planned, major political and military campaign against Syria in August and September 2013.

Damaskusbor avvisar anklagelser

Två Damaskusbor som Proletären talat med avvisar bestämt anklagelserna om att den syriska regeringsarmén skulle ha utfört en attack med kemiska vapen.

Uttalande från Vita Huset – US unable to determine chemical weapons use in Syria

”At this time we are unable to conclusively determine CW (chemical weapons) use,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.

Jumping the Gun? US says Syrian rebels incapable of chemical attack – Kemiska vapen i Syrien – igen!?

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey – The criminal irresponsibility of western foreign policy

Any intelligent human being, and Hague apparently is neither, would ask what possible advantage the Assad Government would have deploying chemical weapons in an area where his forces are winning hands-down, on the eve of the UN inspection team beginning their work. Any intelligent analysis of the situation would question what advantage would be gained for the Government in gassing children and civilians.
Any intelligent appraisal would question why the so-called damning videos appeared on you-tube dated August 20, when the attacks were supposed to have taken place on August 21. Any balanced examination of the entire affair would have taken into account the UN’s own declarations in May that the ”opposition” was indeed responsible for previous chemical weapons attacks, including with Sarin nerve gas. No advantage for the Government, every advantage for the ”opposition”.

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Enligt Engdahl tog syriska armén i maj kontrollen över de områden där attacken med kemiska vapen ägde rum igår. Det borde innebära att det underlättar för syriska myndigheter att reda ut vad det var som hände. Kanske just därför som Ryssland säger (se gårdagens inlägg nedan) sig ha indikationer på att det var en missil (eller flera) avfyrad av rebeller som användes igår. Och det kanske är därför som det här beskedet kom efter mötet i FN igår kväll – ”Säkerhetsrådet kom inte med något direkt krav på att FN:s vapeninspektörer ska få undersöka saken på plats.” – kanske Ryssland lade fram övertygande bevis som pekar mot rebellerna? Och! missa inte kommentarerna till inlägget på Sveriges Radio som citatet är hämtat från! (UPPDATERING – Det fanns 11 kommentarer mitt på dagen, framåt kvällen hade alla utom 4 tagits bort!! De 9 första finns att läsa här – ) (UPPDATERING 2 – ytterligare någon timme senare har alla kommentarer tagits bort och det går inte att kommentera längre! )

William Engdahl – Syria gas attack story has whiff of Saudi war propaganda

Pending confirmation by genuinely independent judges of the latest allegations of Al Arabiya, we are well-advised to leave the reports in the category of war propaganda, in league with others such as the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964. That incident, we might recall, was faked by the Pentagon to railroad Congress into giving President Lyndon B. Johnson authority to “assist any Southeast Asian country whose government was considered to be jeopardized by communist aggression.” The resolution became Johnson’s legal justification for deploying US forces and the onset of open war against North Vietnam.

Jan Eliasson visar vilka hans herrar är genom att hjälpa till att piska upp stämningen – – UN Security Council seeks ‘clarity’ on Syria chemical weapons claim

”No matter what the conclusion (about which side used the poisonous gas), the use of the weapon is a grave escalation,” Eliasson told reporters. – News of chemical weapons attack in Syria published one day before massacre happened – Islamic Invitation Turkey

The Islamic politics and cultural website Islamic Invitation Turkey claims that several videos were uploaded one day before the reports on chemical weapons use near Damascus in Syria. This evidence shows that the terrorists massacred people then recorded the scenes to deceive the world, but they gave themselves away. Terrorists in Syria uploaded the video of their crimes in East Ghouta, Damascus on August 20, 2013 and then blamed the Syrian government for the attack early on August 21, 2013, says the IIT website – France calls for ‘force’ if chemical arms confirmed in Syria

”There would have to be reaction with force in Syria from the international community, but there is no question of sending troops on the ground,” Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on French television network BFM.
He also said that the decision should be taken ”in other ways,” if the U.N. Security Council could not make a decision.

Det här uttalandet tror jag gjordes innan gårdagens händelse – Top general claims US ‘will not intervene’ in Syria, as rebels not ready to promote its interests

A high-ranking US military has revealed that the US has no plans for a military intervention in Syria, even on a limited scale, because it will not bring the country any gains. – Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey – Syria: The predictable and false ”chemical” attack

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21 aug

Ingen kan väl tro på att syriska armén skulle ha utfört den fruktansvärda attacken med kemiska vapen idag!
Just som FN-inspektörer har anlänt för att på syriskt och ryskt initiativ undersöka om kemiska vapen har använts tidigare. Ryssland menar sig ha starka indikationer på att ”rebellerna” använde sådana vid en attack i slutet av mars, då ca 25 människor dog. Det kan inte ses som annat än ett tecken på stor D E S P E R A T I O N hos de ofattbart grymma makter som ligger bakom kriget genom ombud mot Syrien att komma med en sådan här false-flag-operation i det här läget. För som sagt, om inte president Al Assad plötsligt blivit helt galen och i ett läge där syriska armén en längre tid haft framgångar i kampen mot de väpnade gängen och med FN-inspektörer just anlända till landet, skulle genomföra en attack med kemiska vapen, just det som landets fiender tjatat om i över ett år att skulle kunna vara det som skulle få dom att ingripa direkt militärt, så måste man förutsätta att det var ”rebellerna” som iscensatt massakern. Precis som man gjort flera gånger tidigare inför FN-möten t.ex.
Och som talespersonen för ryska utrikesministeriet säger, så pekar även mediareaktionen hos medier i Syrienfientliga länder på detta. Det var en omedelbar mediakampanj med anklagelser mot Syriens ledning som drogs igång.
Ryssland menar sig också ha uppgifter om att de kemiska vapnen avfyrats av rebellerna med samma typ av missil som användes vid attacken med kemiska vapen i slutet av mars. – Chemical warhead targeted eastern suburbs of Syria’s Damascus – Russian Foreign Ministry

The missile with a chemical poison gas sarine was launched by Syrian rebels and targeted the eastern suburbs of Damascus. This is according to the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich.
”Early morning of August 21, a homemade rocket carrying an unknown chemical warfare agent was launched on the eastern suburbs of Damascus. The missile resembled the rocket which was used by the rebels on March 19 in Khan al-Asal,” said Lukashevich.
”Moscow believes it is important to carry out an objective and professional investigation of what happened”, the diplomat continued. ”It looks like an attempt to create a pretext for the UN Security Council to side with the opponents of Assad’s regime and thus undermine Geneva-2 talks which are now scheduled for August 28”.
”Once again we urge all those who have the opportunity to influence the armed extremists to make every effort to put an end to provocations with the use of chemical agents,” Lukashevich asserted.
Noteworthy is the fact that ”the biased regional media immediately, as if on demand, began an aggressive information attack, placing the responsibility for the attaks on Assad’s government. All of this can only suggest that we are dealing with a pre-planned provocation,” Lukashevich sttaed. – Chemical weapons use in Damascus: ‘only a fool can believe it’ – expert

Taleb Ibrahim, a prominent Syrian political analyst and sociologist, gave an interview to the Voice of Russia correspondent Naowaf Ibrahim about the WMDs deadlock in Syria.
”We, in Syria, were very surprised this morning to hear the news of a chemical weapons attack. Sky News, al-Arabiya, al-Jazeera and other TV channels were sort of playing catch-up, each trying to outdo the others in posting more casualties. First, one TV channel said that 60 people had been killed, then another said that there were more than a hundred deaths, the third put the figure at 500, and then the first channel reported 600, and so on and so forth. These things have happened before. As soon as international experts come to Syria, a massive media attack is launched.
The question is whether the Syrian government is as silly as to use chemical weapons the very moment UN chemical weapon experts arrive. Only a fool can believe it. Each time, 24 hours before UN experts are due to arrive, militants put on Syrian army uniforms and start attacking civilians somewhere. They shout threats at civilians in front of cameras and later post the footage on the Internet. It’s a very naïve trick, but some people believe it or pretend to believe.
As for chemical weapons, in an interview with Sky News a year and a half ago, I told them that, according to our intelligence reports, chemical weapons had been shipped to Turkey from Libya. I asked them to publish what I said in order to prevent those weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists. Six months later, militants used chemical weapons against Syrian civilians.”

Christof Lehmann – Syria: Chemical Weapons Attack killing 1200 Unconfirmed

Details remain sketchy after reports emerged about an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus, that reportedly has cost dozens, according to some reports hundreds or more than 1.100 lives. An emergency session of the UN Security Council has been called. The reports may be false and intentionally disseminated on the day of the arrival of the UN chemical weapons commission in Damascus. – Hundreds Dead In Syrian Chemical Attack As Even Impartial Experts Allege ”False Flag”

The timing and location of the reported chemical weapons use – just three days after the team of U.N. chemical experts checked in to a Damascus hotel a few km (miles) to the east at the start of their mission – was surprising.
”It would be very peculiar if it was the government to do this at the exact moment the international inspectors come into the country,” said Rolf Ekeus, a retired Swedish diplomat who headed a team of UN weapons inspectors in Iraq in the 1990s.
”At the least, it wouldn’t be very clever.”

Russia Today – Russia suggests Syria ‘chemical attack’ was ‘planned provocation’ by rebels UN Security Council to meet today on alleged Syria gas attack

The objective of the Security Council consultations is to ”take the temperature and to inform” the 15 members, but it was not expected to result in any formal position, a diplomat said. The diplomat also said it would be difficult for the UN experts to investigate the incident because the alleged attack site was not one of three where the Syrian regime had agreed to UN inspections.

James Corbett and Jack Blood dissect the latest reports of a chemical weapons attack in

”Only rebels benefit from Syria chem attack, as it may greenlight itervention”, RT talks to reporter and international affairs analyst Patrick Henningsen, KUNGL KRIGSVETENSKAPSAKADEMIEN – Troligen inte sarinattack i Syrien

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20 aug

Press TV – Syria Army recaptures most of Latakia province, kills scores of militants – Chemical weapons in Syria: ‘UN inspection is a dire necessity for Damascus’ – expert

The United Nations demands that all parties involved in the conflict in Syria should grant chemical weapons experts access to the sites of alleged attacks on the Syrian territory, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said. According to him, a team of UN experts led by a Swedish scientist, Oke Selstremom, started its work in Syria on Monday, August 20th. The UN experts are expected to stay in Syria within a period of two weeks. However, under agreement with Damascus, this term may be extended. The Voice of Russia discussed the expedition with renowned military experts. – M K Bhadrakumar (served as a career diplomat in the Indian Foreign Service for over 29 years) – Egypt’s Sisi banishes wild dogs

Erdogan knows that Obama has his hands full with Egypt for the rest of his term in the White House, which means the US is being forced into a virtual disengagement from the Syrian project. At any rate, this is not the best of times to push for ”regime change” in the Middle East.
In sum, Erdogan understands perfectly well that Moscow sizes up that the tide has turned in Syria.
The blistering propaganda campaign from Moscow regarding the specter of al-Qaeda raising its hood in Syria has registered in Western consciousness, and meanwhile, Bashar al-Assad is pressing home the advantage on the battlefield and is edging closer than ever to getting re-elected as Syria’s president in the 2014 poll.

Christof Lehmann – August – September War on Syria has begun. 30.000 Flee Kurdish Region

Over 30.000 refugees from Syria´s northern, predominantly Kurdish region have fled to the Kurdish Administrated Region of Iraq over the last days, informs the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Since the beginning of August, the region has been under sustained attacks from Western- and Gulf Arab-backed al-Qaeda brigades, including Jabhat al-Nusrah and The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.
Foreign-backed insurgents in Southern Syria have received major arms deliveries from Saudi Arabia via Jordan, including advanced Konkurs anti-tank missiles, while the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey visited the Hashemite Kingdon.
The renewed campaign in Northern Syria and the expected major campaign in the South have been systematically prepared while the United States and allies have stalled Russian and Syrian initiatives to hold the international conference on Syria in Geneva.

Christof Lehmann – Belgium: No more Syria Jihad on Social Welfare

Belgian authorities in the cities of Antwerp and Vilvoorde have decided to impose economic sanctions on Belgians who receive social welfare or unemployment benefits while waging so-called “Holy War” in Syria.
Spokespersons of the administrations of the Belgian cities of Antwerp and Vilvoorde have stated, that the economic sanctions, as far as they are aware of, will affect 29 Belgian citizens who are currently known to be fighting alongside armed insurgent and terrorist groups in Syria. The cities spokespersons explain, that the economic measures are being implemented in an attempt to dissuade Belgians from heading to Syria and to sanction those who are fighting alongside the armed groups there.

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19 aug – Russia, US to discuss Syria next week

Top Russian and US officials will meet in The Hague next week to discuss preparations for the international peace conference on Syria. That’s according to Russia’s deputy foreign minister.
“This meeting will take place in the middle of next week in The Hague,” Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told the Interfax news agency.
The meeting will also involve Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab League envoy on the crisis, an unnamed Russian diplomatic source separately told news agency ITAR-TASS.
Neither Gatilov nor the diplomatic source disclosed which Russian and US officials would be meeting, nor the exact date of the talks. – Syria army retakes rebel positions in Latakia – news agency

The Syrian army has recaptured rebel-held positions in Latakia, home province of President Bashar al-Assad, state-run SANA news agency reported Monday quoting a military source.
”The army retook control of the Nabi Ashia mountain range and adjoining areas in the north of Latakia province,” the source said, of villages seized in early August by rebels trying to topple Assad.

The Syrian army says it has regained full control of the Latakia countryside – Father Paolo Dall’Oglio (s.j.) has been executed by other ’’revolutionaries’’ in Syria

Father Paolo Dall’Oglio (s.j.) has indeed been executed by his ’’brothers’’ of the Islamic State in Iraq and in the Levant, three days ago, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR), a branch of the Muslim Brothers, based in London under MI6 protection

Gearóid Ó Colmáin – Irish Mercenaries Training Syrian Death Squads

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18 aug

Christof Lehmann – Western-Gulf Intelligence Coordinate Major Arms Delivery to Syria

A major weapons delivery from Saudi Arabia has recently been provided for armed terrorist groups in southern Syria. The Syrian “opposition”, as well as Western diplomatic and intelligence sources admitted, that the weapons delivery via Saudi Arabia has taken place in direct coordination with U.S. Intelligence.
The Reuters news agency disseminates information that lends apparent legitimacy to the illegal arms deliveries. The US, Saudi and Jordanian political and military leadership is, according to international law, directly responsible for crimes committed in Syria.

hmm, vad kan det betyda? FN-delegationen som nu anlänt till Syrien ska bara försöka klargöra om kemiska vapen använts, inte vem som använt dom. För att sen lämna över åt västmedierna att skapa en lämplig föreställning av det hela? – UN chemical weapon experts arrives in Syria

The U.N. team, including weapons experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, will try to establish only whether chemical weapons including sarin and other toxic nerve agents were used, not who used them. – Moscow: The US is changing facts by saying Syria is unwilling to participate in the international conference

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said the US is turning the facts upside down by saying that the leadership in Syria is not willing to participate in the international conference due to be held on Syria in Geneva without preconditions.
In a press conference in Moscow on Friday, Lukashevich voiced Russia’s hope to conduct an accurate and objective investigation into the possibility that chemical weapons were used in Syria.

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17 aug

Press TV – Al-Qaeda attacks Syrian Kurdish town, kills 18

At least 18 people have been killed after al-Qaeda militants attacked the Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain in northeastern Syria.
The incident took place after the foreign-backed militants assaulted the strategic border town, clashing with the Kurds in the area, reports said on Saturday.
Most of the dead are militants. The attack forced a large crowd of civilians to flee into villages in the neighboring Turkey.
Al-Qaeda-linked militants started attacks on several Kurdish-majority areas in northern and northeastern Syria on Friday.

Press TV – ‘UN inspectors to arrive in Syria Sunday’

A UN team of chemical weapons inspectors is to arrive in Syria on Sunday to investigate allegations of use of chemical weapons in the Arab country, a report says.
Citing unnamed official, Reuters news agency said on Friday that the team would contain inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. – Saudi Arabia sends news arms shipments to terrorist groups in Syria

Sources form the so-called ”Syrian opposition” and Western intelligence and diplomatic sources admitted that Saudi Arabia, in direct coordination with the U.S. intelligence, has recently provided new amounts of weapons to the armed terrorist groups spread in areas in south Syria.
Reuters quoted a source in an armed terrorist group linked to the Western-backed Supreme Military Council as saying that the armed groups have started using Konkurs anti-tank missiles they recently acquired from Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi-financed missile shipments arrived in the last few weeks through Jordan after months of quiet Saudi pressure to prod Amman to open a supply route, according to Reuters.

Intervju med Manuel Ochsenreiter, tysk journalist och krigskorrespondent i 4:e aug – Krigsförbrytelser vardagsmat för västs ”moderata rebeller”

Det är viktigt att komma ihåg att det som pågår i Syrien inte är ett inbördeskrig, utan snarare vad jag vill beskriva som ett ”proxykrig”. Främmande stater förser rebellerna med vapen, träning och proviant så att de kan fortsätta angripa civila och landets säkerhetsstyrkor. Den syriska armén lyckas ganska bra på marken. Under de senaste månaderna har de vunnit flera viktiga strider. Men så länge som väst och arabmonarkierna upprätthåller sitt stöd till rebellsidan kommer kriget att fortsätta. Ingenting tyder på att den blodiga utvecklingen kommer att brytas snart. Samtidigt har Syrien stått emot angreppen i två år. Under mina besök i landet har jag fått se ett starkt samhälle, en armé med hög stridsmoral och en civilbefolkning som anpassat sig till en fruktansvärd situation på ett beundransvärt sätt. – Turkish NGO Recruiting Muslim Albanians for War in Syria

Turkish charity organization, IHH, has recruited hundreds of Muslim Albanians and sent them to Syria after military trainings in Turkey to take part in the armed struggle against the Damascus government, informed sources said.
”The IHH, which operates under the cover of relief and charity activities and acts in full coordination with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and extremist Saudi Wahhabi groups, has so far recruited and transferred a number of 769 Albanians to Syria to join the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA),” an informed source who asked to remain anonymous for fear of his life, told FNA on Wednesday.
The source, who has defected the program after two weeks of war in Syria, added that those recruited by the IHH ”have been transfered to Turkey via Tirana and undergone military trainings by retired US officers stationed in Reyhanli military base in the Southern Turkish province of Hatay”.

Franklin Lamb – Seven of Syria’s Thirteen Palestinian camps now controlled by Salafi- Jihadists

Jihadists are entering Syria at an accelerating pace, according to Syrian, UNWRA, and Palestinian officials as well as residents in the refugee camps here. For the now-estimated 7000 imported foreign fighters, Palestinian camps are seen as optimal locales for setting up bases across Syria.

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