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President Barack Obama has come under pressure to intervene in Syria after the White House and British officials claimed to have evidence that the Assad regime had used the nerve agent sarin as a weapon in the country’s conflict.
Mr Obama has repeatedly warned since last August that use of chemical weapons was a “red line” that would trigger international intervention.
"Red Line" - USA says Syria used chemical weapons ~ link ~ Shortly after the letters were made public, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Capitol Hill that there were two instances of chemical weapons use.
It was not immediately clear what quantity of weapons might have been used, or when or what casualties might have resulted. Hagel said many of those details were classified.
US Flip Flops, Now "Believes" Syria Used Chemical Weapons ~ link ~ This high level of bullshit has earned the Obama White House the dreaded Five BS Flag Award! Stirling
The tension to "liberate" Syria is palpable. It took just 24 hours for the US to do an about face on its position on Syria, where yesterday, as Bloomberg reported, "U.S. officials said they haven’t seen conclusive evidence supporting an assertion by Israel’s top military intelligence analyst that Syrian government forces have used chemical weapons against rebels. Secretary of State John Kerry and spokesmen from the White House and the Pentagon said investigations haven’t produced hard proof that Bashar al-Assad’s regime has used toxic chemicals -- a step that President Barack Obama has said would cross a “red line." Fast forward to today, and we get pretty much the opposite opposite: "The United States believes with varying degrees of confidence that Syria's regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale, the White House said on Thursday."
However, unwilling to step into another completely fabricated "false flag" conflict, with memories of Bush's non-existent WMDs still fresh, it added "that President Barack Obama needed "credible and corroborated" facts before acting on that assessment."
So let's get this straight: no credible or corroborated facts, but the administration "believes" Syria has used Chemical weapons? "Sad" is perhaps the only word available to describe this kind of pre-war mongering propaganda by an administration that vowed to be the "most transparent", and is led by a Nobel peace prize winner.
Syria 'may have used deadly gas' ~ link ~ There is NO BENEFIT to Syria to have done so...NONE...but the 'benefit' is all towards those who want America and NATO to enter the war. Stirling
US intelligence has concluded "with some degree of varying confidence" that the Syrian government has twice used chemical weapons in its fierce civil war, the White House and other top administration officials said today. However, officials also said more definitive proof was needed and the US was not ready to escalate its involvement in Syria.
That response appeared to be an effort to bide time, given President Barack Obama's repeated public assertions that Syria's use of chemical weapons, or the transfer of its stockpiles to a terrorist group, would cross a "red line".
The Guardian newspaper: Claims that Syria has used Sarin gas should be treated with caution ~ link ~ The recent claims that Britain, France and Israel have proof that the regime of Bashar al-Assad used sarin gas in Syria raises important moral questions, and not simply for the Assad regime. If the claims are true then Assad's forces would be guilty of a crime against humanity.
But where does that leave the governments who claim they have evidence that sarin was used? Although France and the UK have written to the UN claiming they have "credible evidence" to support their claims, they have yet to make the substance of those claims public – a baffling position given the seriousness of the allegations. Instead they have preferred to brief reporters on basis of anonymity.
There are other questions that one should be asking about alleged use of sarin in Syria, not least why a state would seek to use a weapon like this on such a limited scale. The utility of weapons of last resort for those unscrupulous enough to use them – like sarin and VX and mustard gas – is that they not only kill large concentrations of people but their use also has a profound psychological impact. Gas, in other words is not a weapon that is generally used discreetly, but emphatically.
UK government starts scaremongering campaign to intervene in Syria militarily ~ link ~ Insane bastards! They will do anything their globalist bosses tell them to, including begin WWIII. Stirling
In a letter to Members of Parliament (MPs), foreign secretary William Hague claimed that British nationals or residents who have flocked to Syria to join al-Qaeda insurgents there pose a direct threat to Britain upon return.
“This is particularly concerning as we assess some of the individuals being trained will seek to carry out attacks against Western interests in the region or in Western states now or in the future,” he wrote in response to a question on how the Syria conflict posed a threat to British security.
Richard Ottaway, the Conservative chairman of the Commons foreign affairs select committee, said he believed the letter showed Hague would declare that Britain was ready to intervene in Syria’s civil war militarily.
“I think Mr Hague will take a decision and he is going to tell Parliament that is what we are doing”, Ottaway added.
This means that the foreign secretary is preparing the ground to tell the British public in a future time that Syria was an existential threat and that the UK should send troops to ward off that threat.
The same scenario was carried out in Iraq, when then Prime Minister Tony Blair told MPs in 2003 that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) which could be fired towards Britain in 45-minute time. By lying to the public, Tony Blair obtained the green light to join U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, but the claim later turned out to be false, ridiculous assessment of the situation on the ground.
Building a Pretext for an All Out War against Syria? Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use ~ link ~ New allegations claim Syrian chemical weapons use. We’ve heard similar ones before. Obama calls using them a “game changer.” He also said their use crosses a “red line.”
Syrian officials are unequivocal. Weeks earlier, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad spoke for others saying:
Alleging Syrian chemical weapons use resembles bogus claims about Saddam’s nonexistent WMDs. It’s similar to false charges against all US enemies.
Hagel: US believes Assad regime used chemical weapons in Syria ~ link ~ U.S. defense secretary tells reporters the White House believes 'with some degree of varying confidence' Assad used sarin gas on rebels; U.K. foreign office says it also has intel on chemical weapons use in Syria.
Report: Israel seeks Turkish airbase for Attack on Iran - with video ~ link ~ A recent report by the
Sunday Times shows Israel has set its eyes on a military base at the
Esenboga airport in Turkey just right outside the capitol Ankara.
According to the reports Israel wants to use the base to launch an
attack on Iran.
Meanwhile Ankara has denied the allegations.
However, the recent rush through the negotiation with the aim to
push for the resumption of ties between Israel and Turkey has led
Turkish citizens to believe otherwise.
The Sunday times report came at a time when US Defense Secretary
Chuck Hagel was on a visit to Tel Aviv for a 10 billion dollar arms deal
The Multi-billion weapons deal between Tel Aviv and Washington
includes the sale of KC-135 aerial refueling tankers, anti-air missiles
and the V-22 tilt-rotor military transport planes. While in Israel,
Hagel also referred Iran a threat and said that the Obama administration
will take all its efforts to make sure Israel has the upper hand
militarily in the region.
This recent military deal between Israel and the U.S along with the
Sunday times report have led many in Turkey to believe that America has
not only given the green light to Israel to attack Iran over it’s
nuclear energy program -- but to do so using non other than the Turkish
Syrian Government HAS USED Sarin gas against its own people during "civil war" says US Defense Secretary ~ link ~ The Syrian government has used sarin gas as a weapon against it's own people, U.S. defence sources claimed today.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said intelligence officers have concluded, albeit 'with varying degrees of confidence,' that chemical weapons, in particular sarin, had been used on a small scale during the two-year-old civil.
If you want to go to Heaven, you had better get buzy overthrowing Syria ~ link ~ And now in Syria Washington is at work destroying another stable secular government headed by a British trained eye doctor.Washington’s eleven years of illegal aggression against Muslim countries–war crimes according to the Nuremberg trials of Nazis–have resulted in civilian deaths far in excess of military casualties and in a domestic American police state that has destroyed the rule of law and the constitutional protections of US citizens. Washington and its presstitutes have emphasized that these costs are necessary to save Americans from al-Qaeda terrorists, none of whom have ever been apprehended in the United States.
Vahidi said the United States issues inhuman threats while proudly donating weapons and funds to the criminal regime of Israel, which is notorious for killings and terrorist actions.
Alan Sabrosky: Clearing the Decks for War with Iran ~ link ~ Four interesting developments have taken place recently:
Heading Towards A Collision Course ~ link ~ The United States agreed to sell Israel $10 Billion worth of American military equipment for a future war with Iran.
Israel’s newspaper ‘Haaretz’ reported that Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin, the former director of Military Intelligence said “We are headed toward a collision course by the end of this year” in reference to Iran’s alleged nuclear program.
Yadlin is head of Israel’s influential Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) located at Tel Aviv University. In the report titled ‘Israel’s former MI chief: Iran will cross nuclear ‘red line’ by summer’, Yadlin referred to Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu’s “red line” he drew at the United Nations demonstrating how close Iran is to a nuclear bomb.