West Toxic Lie On Syria Exposed
By Finian Cunningham
16, 2013 "Information
Clearing House -
They say an expert liar needs to have a good memory to
succeed in maintaining deceptions. This is because sooner or
later the liar is liable to trip himself up with his own
after the deadly chemical weapons incident near the Syrian
capital Damascus on 21 August, the Western narrative is coming
apart at the seams from its own lies.
Recall that this was the “horrific” incident that nearly
resulted in the US and its allies launching an all-out war on
Syria. “The US doesn’t do pin-pricks,” said President Barack
Obama sinisterly as American warships armed with hundreds of
Tomahawk Cruise missiles suddenly honed in on the Mediterranean
Western turgid claims that Syria’s government forces had carried
out an atrocity against civilians with deadly Sarin nerve gas
were always tenuous from the outset.
are the names and graves of the more than 1,400 people that
Washington so adamantly claims “beyond doubt” were killed by
Syria’s army? What about the alleged intercepts that the US
said it had obtained between Syrian army commanders? Where
is the “conclusive intel” that Washington, London and Paris
all said they had to justify punitive military attacks on
the sovereign government of President Bashar al-Assad?
There is a
growing host of evidence that soundly negates the Western
claims, and indeed supports an altogether more credible and
disturbing narrative. Namely, that a large-scale killing took
place near Damascus on 21 August involving Saudi and Western
military intelligence in collusion with the foreign-backed
anti-government mercenaries. Civilians, including children, were
murdered in cold blood, perhaps by lethal injection, in order to
stage a provocation that was aimed as a pretext for a US-led
military assault on Syria.
That all-out attack on Syria was all the more pressing because
of the floundering regime-change objective of the Axis of Evil
comprising Washington, London, Paris, Riyadh, Doha, Tel Aviv,
Amman and Ankara.
But here is where the liars really come unstuck. President
Obama,Britain’s David Cameron, France’s Francois Hollande and
all their top officials, including US Secretary of State John
Kerry and US ambassador the UN Samantha Power, reiterated the
following mantra, “We know the Assad regime did it because the
Syrian rebels do not have the capacity to use chemical weapons.”
This assertion that the Western-backed militants in Syria did
not have access to chemical weapons was amplified over and over
again in the Western mainstream news media.
course, more informed observers knew this assertion to be
false. Several reports confirmed that the Takfiri and Al
Qaeda-linked groups, such as Al Nusra, had been caught
red-handed elsewhere in Syria and in Turkey on several
occasions with supplies of Sarin and other toxic chemicals.
it is worth holding this particular Western contention up to
account precisely because it was proffered as a key element in
the Western case for military action on Syria.
And it turns out that Western diplomats, media and the
UN-approved chemical weapons inspectors are now saying that the
Western-backed militants do in fact have access to the
internationally banned toxic munitions.
What should have been a startling admission was disclosed rather
casually in the New York Times this week. “Pressure
intensified on Syrian rebels [sic] on Monday to permit access to
chemical weapons sites in areas under their control,” reported
The Times added, “A Western diplomat in the Arab world said that
though the Syrian government was legally responsible for
dismantling its chemical weapons under an international
agreement, its opponents should also cooperate in the process,
because several chemical weapons sites were close to
confrontation lines or within rebel-held territory.”
Ahmet Uzumcu, the director of the Organization for the
Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, also said this week that the
Syrian government had cooperated fully in providing access to
weapons sites under its control, but he added that the problem
for his inspection team was gaining safe access to sites under
control of militants. This was because of the lawless conduct of
these groups, which have opened fire on the inspectors and even
set off bombs near one of the hotels where the team is staying.
“We appeal to all sides in Syria to support this mission, to be
cooperative and not render this mission more difficult,” said
The crucial point is that Western government leaders and their
most senior representatives, as well as the dutiful Western news
media, have been caught choking on their own toxic lies over
The New York Times and other Western media did not seem to
notice the glaring contradiction to the claims that they had
been peddling only a few weeks ago - that the militants in Syria
allegedly do not have chemical weapons.
Washington and its allies were about to launch a massive missile
and bombing attack on Syria that would have probably caused
thousands of civilian deaths. That offensive would have been an
outrageous criminal aggression because, as it has clearly turned
out, it was all based on lies. Central to the fabrication for
military attack on Syria was the lie that the Western-backed
militants did not carry out the Damascus atrocity because “they
did not possess such weaponry.”
Well, clearly as the mainstream media is now letting slip, the
militants do have access and control over deadly chemical
weapons. So much so that the head of the OPCW is compelled to
plead for cooperation from these militants in order to carry out
the UN Security Resolution mandating the total chemical
disarmament inside Syria.
Western propaganda lies evidently have a memory problem. But we
should not let the world forget the criminal deeds that Western
governments are prepared to carry out - lest they try to pull
another pernicious stunt.