Yesterday it was reported that The White House, having received intelligence reports (from where?) that the Syrian government of President Bashar al Assad was planning another chemical weapons attack on its own citizens, similar to the one allegedly carried out in similar to the ones staged in 2013 and earlier this year.
There is in fact no evidence to prove Assad's forces carried out either attack, on both occasions it would have only harmed Assad's cause to use weapons that are banned by international law, and the toxic gas used in both cases was found to have originated in the USA and not Russia, China or Iran as one would expect if the Syrian government carried out the attack.
The latest Deep State attempt to fabicate an excuse for the USA to launch a full scale attack on Syria, and probably the most irrational to date comes, like the earlier one this year, as Assad's forces are on the verge of winning a strategically important battle with the forces of ISIS and Al Nusra. Moon of Alabama has written a comprehensive analysis of the reasoning behind this sudden rush to war. Well The Deep State might have Trump where they want him, but they still haven't managed to bully Vladimir Putin into dancing to their tune.
Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA),Moscow reports that Russia has slammed as “unacceptable” the US threats against the legitimate leadership in Syria following a recent White House statement alleging that this leadership is planning a chemical attack.
“We heard about this statement. We don’t know what it’s based on. And, of course, we strongly disagree with the wording ‘another attack,’ The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Novosti agency on Tuesday.
“We also consider any similar threats to the legitimate leadership of the Syrian Arab Republic unacceptable,” Peskov stressed.
“The Syrian government cannot be held accountable for the April 4 chemical attack in Idleb province “because, as you know, despite all Russia’s demands, an unbiased international investigation of the previous tragedy has not been carried out,” he added.
” Because, as you know, despite all the demands of the Russian side, there was no independent international investigation of the previous tragedy with the use of chemical weapons. We do not believe it is possible to rest the responsibility on the Syrian armed forces,” Peskov said.
However, he noted that a potential danger of repeated provocations with chemical weapons use in Syria still exists as there is evidence that ISIS terrorists possess such arms.
“Cases of chemical toxic substances’ use by ISIS terrorists have been repeatedly recorded. There is a potential threat of the repeat of such provocations. However, I repeat that I don’t possess exact information and I believe that my colleagues from special services and the Defense Ministry will share it [information] if they possess it.”
Earlier, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued a statement claiming the US has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians.
It seems likely that Washington hopes to arrange for a 'false flag' gas attack to be carried out by Barack Obama's beloved 'moderate rebels' to justify an all out air and marine bombardment of Syria that would at last bring down Assad. Throughout the NATO coalition involvement in Syrian civil war (from 2013 and ongoing) Obama and the US State Department have been unequivocal in stating their priority was to remove Assad.
On each occasion however, as US activity seemed to point to an imminent escalation of air attacks and a land invasion, Putin has faced down The Deep State, who in spite of their hubristic belief that a nuclear war with Russia is winnable, are aware that the US public will not stand for Americn soldiers coming home in body bags.
It looks as if the US / Saudi ambition to take control of Syria's oil and gas facilities on the Mediterranean coast may be thwarted again.
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