State Department says “lots of evidence” Assad preparing chemical weapons attack but won’t provide any to public
Jim Jeffreys, special State Department adviser for Syria, says he has “plenty of evidence” that President Bashar al-Assad is planning to approve a chemical weapons attack. But an article on this from the Telegraph based on an interview with Jeffries, does not mention even a stitch of this "evidence." If the evidence is so plentiful, couldn’t Jeffries have just given us a teeny hint? Besides, is Jeffries clairvoyant that he can tell what Assad is thinking?
And how about US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley's assertion that Russia and Assad purposely waste good bombs on civilian infrastructure like schools and hospitals to “punish the Syrians” for allowing terrorists to take over the country? Well, if the Syrians and Russians just want to punish Syrian people, why don’t they just send money and weapons to ISIS and the Al-Qaeda rebrandings like Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham – or demand, along with the US, Israel and Saudis, a permanent ceasefire in Idlib allowing the terrorists to keep all of this territory and hold Syrians hostage indefinitely? Wouldn’t that punish them enough?
Here’s Haley’s exact statement from the above linked article so you won’t think I made this up:
"During a September 7 UN Security Council briefing, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stated that “when Russia and the Assad regime say they want to counter terrorism, they actually mean they want to bomb schools, hospitals, and homes. They want to punish the civilians who had the courage to rise up against Assad.” [Er, Nikki, how much courage does it take to do exactly what the most powerful state on earth, along with the UN and the biggest army on earth, ie, NATO, all want you to do, namely, let the terrorists rule Idlib?--NSS]
Think that might be a pretty outlandish allegation in view of the fact that Syrians in areas like Aleppo and East Ghouta who have been liberated by the Syrian army after being held hostage and starved by the terrorists for years are running gratefully into the arms of the Syrian Arab Army, celebrating victory and raising the national flag after liberation? If the Syria government and the Russians wanted to punish these people, would they ship in food and fresh water right after liberation? And would the liberated people not be spewing hate for their liberators? But they are not. Explain that, Nikki Haley.
Of course, unless Americans read RT, Russia Insider, TheDuran, South Front, NSS, Al-Masdar or blogs and tweets from residents of Syria – instead of Western sources like Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (headquartered in England) or statements from the White Helmets, who are known to be tied to terrorist groups – they may not have enough information to escape the effects of even this absurd propaganda. Of course, it goes against all common sense and logic to believe that Assad and Russia simply want to kill Syrians when they have done so much to fight terrorists. And they know that the US, while pretending to wage a “War on Terror” and while having warplanes and bases all over the terror-infested region, stood down in 2004-15 as ISIS entered Syria in those shiny new white Toyota trucks offering the easiest possible targets for US warplanes.
Here's a video from Nov 2015, showing a seemingly endless ISIS Toyota caravan in Syria with bed-mounted machine guns. This was over a year after US freelance reporter James Foley was beheaded by ISIS, so the US “war on terror” had a duty to stop these terrorists to protect US interests. Yet, they were allowed free reign to criss-cross the Syrian desert unimpeded. Almost every American had seen videos on the news or the net and they had to know the US military was standing down and allowing this to happen. Thus there is no excuse for believing that the US actually opposes ISIS. But Trump is different, you say? Unfortunately, while Trump did in fact have a few ISIS fighters killed, he claimed several months ago that his administration had already defeated ISIS in Syria. Yet now this same administration is warning Russia and Syria not to fight ISIS in Idlib. How can they fight a non-existent terror group?
All this was known to every American, and yet most just shrugged it off and assumed the US was doing the best it could to protect them.
How’s your built-in lie detector working? How about your war-propaganda detector? If the US public had detected the lies and exaggerations that dragged them into a war in Iraq, costing 4,424 total deaths (including both killed in action and non-hostile) and 31,952 wounded in action (WIA).
The WSJ has reported this clairvoyant fable by Jeffries but the site is open to paid members only. Here is another report, same content.
The US is following in Theresa May's footsteps. She lied about a so-called Russian attempted murder on the Skripals in Salisbury just before Russian elections. There was zero proof except the lie that only Russia posssessed the Novichok toxin used in the attempt. It turned out that this toxin existed in Czechoslovakia and other countries as well and that the formula was posted on the internet so that anyone in the world could have made it -- including MI6 (which had a motive).
Putin was up for re-election so only Britain had a motive to do this, in a desperate bid to stop him. He had no motive to damage his chances of re-election.
Now Trump needs an excuse to attack Syria to make him a war time president, which would almost assure his re-election next time around if he can keep up the provocations until then, and will give a boost to the Republican candidates in November.
These accusations against Assad have always led to threats of war and this time, was almost inevitable.
Assad has zero motive to poison his people, especially after the Tomahawk attack last April and Russia would never approve of this so he certainly is not planning to slit his own throat. Turkey is also behind this because they have a vested interest in keeping terrorists alive in Idlib.
Russsia had predicted for weeks that this accusation would surface because their defence ministry had evidence that a false flag was being planned by terrorists including the White Helmets.
Jim Jeffrey, special state dept adviser, said:
"I think the last chapter of the Idlib story has not been written. The Turks are trying to find a way out. The Turks have shown a great deal of resistance to an attack," he said.
This is deceptive because it implies the Turks want to avoid bloodshed – when in fact they are backing some terrorists in Idlib now threatened with annihilation – and it also obscures the fact that Putin and Erdoğan had a deal whereby Russia would not allow Syrian military intervention in Idlib if the Turkish backed militants were willing to come to the bargaining table, but they were not, as Putin reminded Erdoğan in Tehran recently. But probably the main reason they did not is because they knew that the sly Turks would pressure their US partners to threaten Assad, and that is exactly what is happening.
War is upon us and not one of the many people who send me news items have alerted me to the news on this. That is a very bad sign that America is asleep again just before a major war threatens to break out. Do they not care that Russia and the US may face off this time? Russia has 26 warships in front of the many US warships in the Mediterranean and all we needed was a lit match to touch of the fuze. This is the match, apparently soon to be lit.