Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack
|Date||21 August 2013|
|Blamed on||Syrian Government|
The 2013 Ghouta attacks were a series of alleged chemical warfare attacks that occurred on Wednesday, 21 August 2013, in the Ghouta region of Syria. Hundreds of people died, thousands were injured.
The US and UK government were quick to blame the Syrian government. An anonymous aid worker, "Dr Rola" made repeated appearances on UK TV supposedly reporting on a napalm and/or incendiary attack. Full details were never disclosed and the "unverified" footage included deceitful audio editing.
False Flag Suspicions
Britam Defence Leak
The Daily Mail, a UK newspaper published a story on January 29th, 2013 entitled "U.S. 'backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad's regime'". This was based on evidence provided by an unnamed Malaysian hacker, which began "Leaked emails have allegedly proved that the US government gave the green light to a chemical weapons attack in Syria that could be blamed on Assad's regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country." The story was removed on January 31st and the newspaper ran an apology on the 18th April which stated that they had paid money to Britam Defence Ltd and that they no longer believed the email authentic.
Assad blames "French Intelligence"
In August 2016, Syria said that the French Intelligence Agency DGSE had orchestrated the deadly chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta to divert UN weapons inspectors from another incident carried out by militants in Aleppo. At a UN Security Council meeting over the Syrian conflict, Damascus's envoy to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari said:
- “The use of chemical weapons in the Damascus area was meant to prevent Dr Åke Sellström [the head of the weapons inspectors] from going to Aleppo because [France] knew who had used chemical weapons in Aleppo. They wanted to prevent Dr Sellström from reaching Aleppo by any means and therefore they used chemical weapons in Damascus with the involvement of French intelligence.”
- NYT Backs Off Its Syria-Sarin Analysis - Consortiumnews 29 December 2013
- Whose sarin? - Seymour Hersh. London Review of Books 19 December 2013
- An Awkward Silence - Burying The Hersh Revelations Of Obama’s Syrian Deceit - Medie Lens 17 December 2013
|Document:Another Chemical Weapon False Flag on the Eve of Peace Talks in Brussels||article||4 April 2017||Paul Antonopoulos||The Khan Sheikoun gas attack in Idlib province, like that in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta in 2013, can be a very useful means of propaganda|
|Document:Controversy surrounding MintPress Ghouta report||article||22 September 2013||Phil Greaves||Early commentary on the furore caused by Mint Press article that revealed evidence of Saudi Arabia being behind the 21 August 2013 chemical weapons attack in Ghouta, Syria|
|Document:Depravity Redefined - Selling US Slaughter in Syria||article||8 September 2013||Tony Cartalucci||How horrific images are used to manipulate gullible publics into defending the indefensible in Syria|
|Document:Did the White House Help Plan the Syrian Chemical Attack||article||28 August 2013||Yossef Bodansky|
|Document:Ed Miliband’s decision to oppose military action against Syria is an action of statesmanship of which Britons will be proud||Article||28 August 2013||Michael Meacher||It is all very well to rush to war in a surge of moral outrage, it is quite another to spell out clearly what are the war objectives and how exactly they are to be achieved.|
|Document:Mother Agnes Mariam in her own words||interview||29 November 2013||Sharmine Narwani|
|Document:New Mint Press statement reveals Saudi pressure on reporter||article||21 November 2013||Phil Greaves|
|Document:Pictures resurface showing US Secretary John Kerry and President Assad dining in Syria together||Article||3 September 2013||Heather Saul||John Kerry's volte-face: Syria is an essential player in bringing peace and stability to the region (2009). President Assad is a "thug" like Adolf Hitler (2013).|
|Document:Questions Plague UN Report on Syria||report||23 September 2013||Sharmine Narwani|
|Document:Serious Questions about the Integrity of the UN Report on Syria||paper||5 October 2013||Subrata Ghoshroy||A detailed and scholarly study of the evidence presented in the UN special report on the use of Chemical weapons in Ghouta, Syria on 21 August 2013 and a similar report by 'Human Rights Watch' based largely on it. It is a damning indictment of the manner in which UN reports on sensitive matters and the entire HRW organisation are effectively suborned to Western geo-political purposes.|
|Document:Syria - the rhetoric and the truth||article||13 August 2015||Thierry Meyssan||Thierry Meyssan rubbishes the likelihood of a serious US ground forces operation in Syria because it would trigger a military World War III|
|Document:Syria:Whose sarin?||article||19 December 2013||Seymour Hersh||In August-September 2013, Barack Obama, David Cameron and François Hollande accused Syria of killing 1,400 opponents in the suburbs of Damascus. Announcing that a red line had been crossed, they threatened to launch a punitive military campaign against Syria. Shortly after, London withdrew, then Washington, and finally Paris.|
|Document:Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack||article||29 August 2013||Dale Gavlak|
|Evidence that the chemical weapons attacks in Syria are the work of the Syrian rebels and not government forces.|
|Document:The Trump Administration’s Syria Gas Attack Narrative Continues to Unravel||Article||18 April 2017||Michael Krieger||United States Government: "They Lied About Iraq; They Lied About Libya; They're Lying About Syria."|
|Document:US Intel officials say Syria NOT responsible for chemical attack||memo||6 September 2013||Philip Giraldi|
W. Patrick Lang
|Document:Western rationality on Syria CW attacks||article||7 September 2013||Thierry Meyssan|
|File:Ghouta-Bad-Intelligence.pdf||report||14 January 2014||Richard Lloyd|
|A Massachusetts Institute of Technology report that demolishes claims by the US, UK and French governments that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own civilian population in the Ghouta area of Damascus on 21 August 2013|
|File:Postol-debunks-kaszeta.pdf||report||14 July 2014||Theodore Postol||Expose of fraudulent claims made by Dan Kaszeta, the West's favourite source for demonising information on President Assad's alleged guilt for the Ghouta chemical weapons attack of August 2013|
The Official Culprit
- "French intelligence orchestrated Ghouta poison gas attack: Syria"