Russia Promises "Economic And Military" Aid To Syria As US
Refloats Assad "Chemcial Weapons" Trial Balloon
By Tyler Durden
June 29, 2015 "Information
Hedge" - It has been a while since the US State
Department, with the help of the
UK-funded and US-supported Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, floated
doctored YouTube clips of hundreds of Syrians dead as a result of Assad's
chemical attacks. In fact, it has been almost exactly two years since the last
time the US nearly launched an all out proxy war in Syria, one involving an axis
of western powers and Qatar (whose natural gas this whole charade is all about)
against another axis of Russia and China who were supportive of the Syrian
government. Luckily, a last minute snafu by John Kerry allowed a de-escalation,
which in turn resulted in the appearance of ISIS, whose entire purpose has been,
Pentagon memos have revealed, to topple Assad.
And with collective memories short, and with the "diplomatic"
playbook of the US State Department even shorter, the time has come to once
again rekindle this particular fabulation.
WSJ reported, in what may have been a far more pressing update than anything
to do with Greece who ultimate fate has been known since 2010, that "U.S.
intelligence agencies believe there is a strong possibility the Assad regime
will use chemical weapons on a large scale as part of a last-ditch effort to
protect key Syrian government strongholds if Islamist fighters and other rebels
try to overrun them, U.S. officials said."
Note: no facts this time, not even planted ones - just
The WSJ adds that "analysts and policy makers have been poring
over all available intelligence hoping to determine what types of chemical
weapons the regime might be able to deploy and what event or events might
trigger their use, according to officials briefed on the matter."
But didn't the US supervise Assad's disposition of his
chemical weapon stockpile two years ago as part of the military de-escalation?
Nevermind, one needs a narrative and when creating fictions, facts are
Last year, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad let international
inspectors oversee the removal of what President Barack Obama called the
regime’s most deadly chemical weapons. The deal averted U.S. airstrikes that
would have come in retaliation for an Aug. 21, 2013, sarin-gas attack that
killed more than 1,400 people.
Since then, the U.S. officials said, the Assad regime has
developed and deployed a new type of chemical bomb filled with chlorine,
which Mr. Assad could now decide to use on a larger scale in key
areas. U.S. officials also suspect the regime may have squirreled
away at least a small reserve of the chemical precursors needed to make
nerve agents sarin or VX. Use of those chemicals would raise greater
international concerns because they are more deadly than chlorine and were
supposed to have been eliminated.
The punchline: "the intelligence is “being taken very
seriously because he’s getting desperate” and because of doubts within the U.S.
intelligence community that Mr. Assad gave up all of his deadliest chemical
weapons, a senior U.S. official said."
It would appear that the only thing desperate thing here is
the ongoing attempt to regurgitate a plot which makes no sense. Then again, as
we reported earlier this month in "The
Noose Around Syria's Assad Tightens", the advent of ISIS has added a new
wrinkle to the Assad "war", where as a result of a brutal, US-funded mercenary
force which has taken over half of Syria's territory, Assad's days may indeed be
Which would provide for a useful return of the chemical
weapons narrative: the "desperate dictator" is now a loose cannon, and all it
takes is another false flag chemical attack to rerun the staged events of 2013,
this time hopefully achieve the outcome the US is hoping for - planting a
US-friendly regime, and one which would be agreeable to a Qatar pipeline
crossing the land.
And then there are all the "positive" Keynesian externalities:
after all there is nothing quite like a "limited" war to boost a nation's GDP.
In this case, the nation being the US of course, by way of its
military-industrial complex, which is to US military spending as the US banking
criminal syndicate is to the Fed's monetary policy.
The only question is whether this would be a limited war, and
as Syria just revealed it won't be, because yet again Russia has made it very
clear that any US military intervention in Syria, no matter how depleted the
Syrian army is due to fighting ISIS on the ground every day, will be met with a
proportional Russian response.
Reuters reported, Syria's foreign minister said on a visit to Moscow on
Monday that top ally Russia had promised to send
political, economic and military aid to his country.
"I got a promise of aid to Syria - politically,
economically and militarily," Walid al-Moualem
said at a televised news conference in Moscow after meeting Russian President
And so the US gambit for a quick and painless annexation of
the only country that stands in the way of European energy independence from
Gazprom has failed and if John Kerry's diplomatic apparatus wants to continue
its crusade against Assad, it will have to do so against Russian and, shortly
which has also made it quite clear any US aggression in the middle east will
be met with an appropriate response.
Keep a close eye as this story unfolds because as the Greek
(and perhaps Puerto Rican) debt crisis hits a crescendo, the world's largest
military force will be sure to not let it "go to waste."