Jack Shearing (4/8/2017)
President Trump has retaliated against the Syrian Arab Army’s air force for allegedly using chemical weapons against civilians. The gas attack unleashed on a Syrian civilian population in the region known has Hama has claimed the lives of more than 50 and wounded nearly 1000. Western fake stream media outlets, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Al-Nusra (The Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda), American Neo-Cons and Neo-Liberals would all have you believe Bashar Al-Assad, the democratically elected president of Syria, is to blame for this atrocity but the facts just don’t add up.
Before the attack, peace in Syria was closer than it has ever been before. Turkey had just days ago announced the end of Operation Euphrates Shield, their military excursion into Syria that aided the rebel forces such as Al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army. In the months preceding, the rebel controlled Aleppo had fallen; marking a huge victory for Assad and democracy in Syria. All across Syria government forces were regaining ground. At the end of March the Syrian Arab Army was launching an offensive to retake control of the area north of Palmyra from ISIS.
Since the Tomahawk strike last night crippled the SAA’s air force, ISIS was able to lead an assault back into the suburbs surrounding Palmyra. These two infographics from SouthFront, media experts in Syria, show how the imitative in the region changed into ISIS hands following the strike.
Now that victory for the Assad regime was so close at hand – the question of motive is a serious factor to consider. Former senator and libertarian hero Ron Paul has said, “who benefits?” … “It doesn’t make any sense for Assad under these conditions to all of a sudden use poison gases – I think there’s zero chance he would have done this deliberately.”
Assad certainly has been known to use chemical weapons in the past but he has since destroyed his chemical weapon store houses and cooperated with United Nations officials under Security Council Resolution 2118. Since 2014 the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons which works directly with Syria and United Nations has deemed the results of Resolution 2118 satisfactory to the guidelines laid out by the United Nations. Here’s John Kerry tweeting about the success of the resolution and the elimination of the final remnants of Syria’s chemical weapon stores.
To now at this critical moment use the banned weapons would surely be a suicidal maneuver. What’s more is that the bombed province was known to be a safe location for civilians and of little military value. There is simply no incentive for Assad or his forces to commit this horrendous atrocity. Only the rebels and their supporters have anything to gain.
Also consider this incriminating tweet by a rebel backed media contingent,
Notice the time stamp – the tweet was posted six hours previous to the attack! This indicates that rebel forces knew that the attack was about to take place or had falsely believed that it already had. This indicates to me that the anti-Assad forces in Syria are not only responsible for the deaths but the plot to blame Assad for them.
Neo-Conservatives like John McCain have been vocal supporters of the rebels in Syria and has even personally met with their leaders.
Its no surprise he’s advocating for intervention in Syria more than ever after the attack. Ron Paul alludes to this when he said, “It’s the neo-conservatives who are benefiting tremendously from this because it’s derailed the progress that has already been made moving toward a more peaceful settlement in Syria.”
How then, you might ask, did the attack take place if Assad is not responsible? Saudi Arabia could definitely have been one way the rebels could have procured the weapons. Saudi Arabia are one of the rebel’s biggest sponsors and have the means and the motive to procure and use chemical weapons against civilians in Syria.
Additionally, Saudi Arabia has used chemical weapons in Syria before – back in 2013. These attacks saw the SAA on the receiving end of the poisonous gas weapons. It happened in a province of Aleppo called Khan al-Assel. Government forces were holed up in the village defending it from rebels and ISIS forces who were working together to siege the small hill top village. When they were repelled, a mysterious aircraft dropped bombs loaded with Sarin gas into the government position, killing 31 civilians and a majority of the military occupiers. The Assad government later submitted a formal request to the United Nations security council to investigate the matter which eventually lead to Carla del Ponte, a U.N. commissioner on Syria, to announce “that the rebels, not Assad, were probably responsible.”
Consider Trump’s actions against the SAA with these facts in mind. If he truly wanted to retaliate against the preparatory of the gas attack in Syria, he should have been targeting the rebels not the regime. The motive concern remains one of the most serious issues in this case. Much of the evidence in the public domain is circumstantial but at a certain point you must realize that its mounting – and painting horrifying picture.
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