Regime pens letter warning that false flag could be used to pave way for NATO attack
Dec 10, 2012
The Syrian regime has written to the UN, warning that it believes the US may attempt to frame it by alleging that it has used chemical weapons on so called “rebels”, as well as innocent civilians.
“The U.S. administration has consistently worked over the past year to launch a campaign of allegations on the possibility that Syria could use chemical weapons during the current crisis,” a letter penned to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by the Syrian Foreign Ministry states.
The letter was one of a series sent to the UN head according to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency.
“What raises concerns about this news circulated by the media is our serious fear that some of the countries backing terrorism and terrorists might provide the armed terrorist groups with chemical weapons and claim that it was the Syrian government that used the weapons,” SANA quoted the letters as saying.
The letters also stated that the Syrian government opposes the use of chemical weapons against anyone, including the rebels, and that such weapons have never been used by the Syrian government against civilians.
The foreign ministry also cited recent reports that al qaeda affiliated militants are manufacturing chemical weapons at a laboratory near the Turkish city of Gaziantep, and that they have threatened to use them against Syrian civilians.
As we have noted, given that the only suggestion Assadâ€™s government is preparing to use chemical weapons comes from western media reports and somewhat hysterical proclamations from the Obama administration, the weight of evidence indicates that it is the rebels themselves, who have repeatedly been caught committing atrocities, that are more likely to resort to such tactics.
Indeed, reports circulated 6 months ago that rebel fighters had been given gas masks and were willing to stage a chemical weapons attack which would then be blamed on the Assad regime and grease the skids for NATO military intervention.
A March 2012 Brookings Institution report entitled Saving Syria: Assessing Options For Regime Change outlined this very scenario – where a manufactured humanitarian crisis would be cited as justification for force.
This past weekend, veteran London Independent reporter Robert Fisk penned a piece blasting western propaganda over Syria and chemical weapons. Fisk, who worked extensively in Syria for many years noted that while the Syrian regime is deplorable, it has never used chemical weapons. The journalist noted, however, that an “infantile new fairy tale has begun” in the western media, that Syria has previously used such weapons against its own people, much like Saddam Hussein did in the 1980s.
Fisk points out that Saddam, as an ally of the US, used chemical weapons supplied by the US, against Iranian soldiers. He also notes that the CIA was encouraged to blame Saddam’s use of chemical weapons in Halabja on Iran. When Saddam became an enemy of the US, this story was spun and hyped to drum up support for the eventual US led invasion of Iraq.
Fisk also notes that the only military regime to extensively use chemical weapons in the middle east is Britain.
Today, reports continue to appear suggesting that Syria has a history of using chemical weapons against its people, and that the British and American governments, along with NATO, have “evidence” that it may do so again.
Multiple reports this weekend also revealed that the Department of Defense is drafting plans for a full scale preemptive strike on targets within Syria. Reports last week noted that a NATO attack on Syria is imminent.
The propaganda is beginning to flow in EXACTLY the same form as it did in the lead up to the Iraq invasion. Syria was identified long ago as a target for globalist elites, owing to it’s strategic location in the middle east, and it’s continued opposition to the interests of US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.