Warmongers beat the war drums, but saner heads resisted. Pat Buchanan wrote, “It does not require Inspector Clouseau to surmise this may be a fabrication to stampede the ever-gullible Americans into plunging into Syria to win the war for the al-Qaida-saturated Syrian rebels.” That May, The Chicago Tribune reported the statement of one of the UN investigators of the attack, “This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities.”
That temporarily stalled the rush to war, but the warmongers weren’t finished, so the rebels staged another false flag chemical attack in August. The Israeli government, which also provided supposed intelligence supporting the first false flag, claimed to have intercepted a phone call of a general officer ordering the attack.
The Russians disputed the charge against the Syrian government, claiming, “[T]he shell used in the incident ‘does not belong to the standard ammunition of the Syrian army and was crudely according to type and parameters of the rocket-propelled unguided missiles manufactured in the north of Syria by the so-called Bashair al-Nasr brigade’” The Russians ought to know since they supplied Syria with its chemical weapons.
But this time casualties numbered in the hundreds, and it looked like the warmongers were going to get their war until the American people forced Obama to back down and accept a deal brokered by Russian President Putin to remove Syria’s chemical weapons.
Famed journalist Seymour Hersh recently verified this attack was also a false flag. From London Review of Books, “[Turkish] Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan was known to be supporting the al-Nusra Front, a jihadist faction among the rebel opposition, as well as other Islamist rebel groups. ‘We knew there were some in the Turkish government,’ a former senior US intelligence official, who has access to current intelligence, told me, ‘who believed they could get Assad’s nuts in a vice by dabbling with a sarin attack inside Syria – and forcing Obama to make good on his red line threat.’” Hersh continues, “The [Defense Intelligence Agency] paper drew on classified intelligence from numerous agencies: ‘Turkey and Saudi-based chemical facilitators,’ it said, ‘were attempting to obtain sarin precursors in bulk, tens of kilograms, likely for the anticipated large scale production effort in Syria.’”
The US was aware these were false flags all along. Turkey is in NATO, so it can drag the US into war in Syria.
Hersh also verified the four Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, were killed over weapons trafficking, “A highly classified annex to the [Senate report on the Benghazi attack], not made public, described a secret agreement reached in early 2012 between the Obama and Erdoğan administrations. It pertained to the rat line. By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria. A number of front companies were set up in Libya, some under the cover of Australian entities. Retired American soldiers, who didn’t always know who was really employing them, were hired to manage procurement and shipping.”
In March, Turkey shot down a Syrian plane which officials claimed entered Turkish airspace. Also in March, Turkish officials were recorded discussing staging another false flag attack in Syria. One official said, “I’ll send 4 men from Syria, if that’s what it takes. I’ll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey; we can also prepare an attack on [Turkish monument] Suleiman Shah Tomb if necessary.” Erdoğan responded by blocking Twitter and YouTube so Turks couldn’t listen to the recording.
Now it’s happened again. On April 12 The Washington Post reported, “Syrian government media and rebel forces said Saturday that poison gas had been used in a central village, blaming each other for an attack that reportedly injured scores of people.”
The US, Britain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and al Qaeda affiliates may seem like unlikely allies. The common factors behind this alliance and between Syria and Ukraine are Russian influence, oil and dollars. Russia has a naval base in Syria and one in Crimea which it recently annexed. Strategic oil pipelines also run through both countries. The US wants control of those pipelines because it fears Russia may sell oil denominated in currency other than the dollar, severing the petrodollar link and ending the status of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. This would trigger hyper-inflation in the US. The US already toppled Saddam Hussein and Muammar Qaddafi because they rejected the petrodollar. Iran may be next for the same reason. These civil wars are proxy wars to delay the collapse of the dollar.