Last April the US fired 59 Tomahawk missiles on Syria, in ostensibly in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack by the Assad regime on its own people. It was later confirmed by United Nations officials in Syria that there was no evidence to suggest the Assad regime was responsible, in fact such evidence as existed pointed to terrorist groups funded, armed and trained by the USA were responsible. The same excuse was used by the US to justify its intervention in the conflict back in 2013 when Obama's declaration that the priority of the US . NATO alliance was not to defeat the terorists but to remove and replace the Assad regime which drove military tensions between the US and Russia to the brink of armed conflict in the middle east.
Almost a year later the western powers had learned nothing as, the Washington Post reported two weeks ago that the US is considering a new military intervention against Syria in retaliation for Assad's latest alleged chemical attack.
Syrians evacuate Eastern Ghouta following alleged chemical weapon attack (Image source: afp)
Again there is no evidence to suggest the Assad regime was responsible, again all the available evidence points to a false flag attack by US / NATO backed anti - Assad rebels. In fact, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, (recently fired for saying the US intends keeping troops in Syria indefinitely, just days after President Trump said he wanted them out, in a moment of bizarre honesty, admitted that western military intelligence services really don't know much about "who conducted the attacks." But when did facts become a concern of the war industry, just as we are told it is "highly likely" that Russia poisoned a former Russian double agent in the UK - with no proof yet but direct accusations of the Russian leader by the UK Prime Minister and US President, so it is "highly likely" that 'the insane tyrant Assad ' was behind an attack which could not benefit his cause in any way but which he (neither an insane nor a stupid man,) knew would provoke extreme responses by the USA and its allies, and probably result in further attacks on his territory.
Now we wait for news that US ships, still stationed off the Syrian coast after a build up of warships two years ago, have launched a missile attack on Damascus. Only this time Russia - which is allied with the Assad regime - is not planning to be on the defensive. According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, backed up by western reporters with links to Syria, such as Canadian journalist Eva Bartlett "US instructors" are currently training militants to stage false flag chemical attacks in south Syria, i.e., the catalyst that will be used to justify the US attack on Assad. The false flag incidents will be used a pretext for airstrikes on Syrian government troops and infrastructure, the Russian ministry claimed.
“We have reliable information at our disposal that US instructors have trained a number of militant groups in the vicinity of the town of At-Tanf, to stage provocations involving chemical warfare agents in southern Syria,” Russian General Staff spokesman General Sergey Rudskoy said at a press conference on Saturday 17 March, adding:
"The false provocations will be used as a pretext by the United States and its allies to launch strikes on military and government infrastructure in Syria."Confirming the Washington Post's report from early March, it now appears that an attack is imminent.
“We’re registering the signs of the preparations for the possible strikes. Strike groups of the cruise missile carriers have been formed in the east of the Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf and Red Sea,” Rudskoy warned.
Moscow and Damascus have warned about new false flag events, and have revealed that banned weapons have been used by Islamist rebels. None of this matters to Western which has orders to present the bloodthirsty tryantAssad and an irrational despot who enjoys slaughtering his own people, in order to swing public opinion to support a military intervention. It is worth reminding readers that while Russian and Iranian troops are in Syria legally at the request of the legitimate government, (and no matter how much Washington, London and Brussels hate the fact, the Assad regime is the legitimate government and western presence in Syria breaks just about every international law and violates the United Nations charter.
So what about those chemical weapons used in Syria and the claims they come from Russia, Iran or North Korea. A few days ago, Syrian government forces reportedly captured a well-equipped chemical laboratory in Eastern Ghouta. Footage from the facility has been published by the SANA news agency.
The installation contained modern industrial-grade hardware of foreign origins, large amounts of chemical substances as well as crude homemade munitions ad their parts. It was unclear if the chemical lab was capable of synthesizing the novachok nerve gas used in the alleged attempted murder of the Russian agent in the UK that has resulted in the latest diplomatic scandal involving Russia and the west.