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'Within weeks, as many as forty portable surface-to-air missile launchers, commonly known as manpads, were in the hands of Syrian rebels.'

Seymour Hersh writes 'In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress. Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, he was ready to launch an allied air strike, this time to punish the Syrian government for allegedly crossing the 'red line' he had set in 2012 on the use of chemical weapons.​ * Then with less than two days to go before the planned strike, he announced that he would seek congressional approval for the intervention. The strike was postponed as Congress prepared for hearings, and subsequently cancelled when Obama accepted Assad's offer to relinquish his chemical arsenal in a deal brokered by Russia. Why did Obama delay and then relent on Syria when he was not shy about rushing into Libya? The answer lies in a clash between those in the administration who were committed to enforcing the red line, and military leaders who thought that going to war was both unjustified and potentially disastrous.

Obama's change of mind had its origins at Porton Down, the defence laboratory in Wiltshire. British intelligence had obtained a sample of the sarin used in the 21 August attack and analysis demonstrated that the gas used didn't match the batches known to exist in the Syrian army's chemical weapons arsenal. The message that the case against Syria wouldn't hold up was quickly relayed to the US joint chiefs of staff. The British report heightened doubts inside the Pentagon; the joint chiefs were already preparing to warn Obama that his plans for a far-reaching bomb and missile attack on Syria's infrastructure could lead to a wider war in the Middle East. As a consequence the American officers delivered a last-minute caution to the president, which, in their view, eventually led to his cancelling the attack'.

Hersh tells all those ignorant British young and old people who say such offensive things about Syria (because they have been told to by corporate whores including the turncoats Amnesty International who are FUCKING WHORES and should be brought to book and in my view abandoned by humanitarian groups. They have a lot of BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS. Fuck them. And the public relations they ride in on) 'A series of chemical weapon attacks in March and April 2013 was investigated over the next few months by a special UN mission to Syria. A person with close knowledge of the UN's activity in Syria told me that there was evidence linking the Syrian opposition to the first gas attack, on 19 March in Khan Al-Assal, a village near Aleppo. In its final report in December, the mission said that at least 19 civilians and one Syrian soldier were among the fatalities, along with scores of injured. It had no mandate to assign responsibility for the attack, but the person with knowledge of the UN's activities said: 'Investigators interviewed the people who were there, including the doctors who treated the victims. It was clear that the rebels used the gas. It did not come out in public because no one wanted to know.''

Hersh warns all such woefully ignorant people: 'The full extent of US co-operation with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in assisting the rebel opposition in Syria has yet to come to light. The Obama administration has never publicly admitted to its role in creating what the CIA calls a 'rat line', a back channel highway into Syria. The rat line, authorised in early 2012, was used to funnel weapons and ammunition from Libya via southern Turkey and across the Syrian border to the opposition. Many of those in Syria who ultimately received the weapons were jihadists, some of them affiliated with al-Qaida. (The DNI spokesperson said: 'The idea that the United States was providing weapons from Libya to anyone is false.')'

How fucking stupid are you, oh ignorant people out there who so often and easily make statements accusing the Syrian government (because Murdoch or the BBC or Cameron or Blair told you to)? Without even knowing what you're talking about, without reading a thing, I hear so many well meaning British young people talking about what 'the Syrian government has done' and about helping Syrians deal with the 'problems' caused by their government. Do you realise you people, who are able to say such things, so ignorantly, without ANY reading, imagining you know anything, are HITLER REBORN and unless you let me show you how to change your bullshit lying ways, over FOUR BILLION HUMANS WANT YOU (YES YOU) PUT ON TRIAL FOR GENOCIDE AND I AGREE WITH THEM.
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Removal of resistance: Hersh's article points out that British intelligence proved Assad was not guilty. A study of more sources will lead you to discover that the common belief worldwide by the vast community of informed readers about the gas is that it was used by Saudi backed 'rebel' groups working with U.S. backed 'rebel' groups - 'rebels' trying to 'overthrow Assad' - Assad whom the majority of Syrians consider to be the democratically elected leader of the recognised and legitimate government. Unification: Given that Prince Bandar was the one to officially call in the Americans over the Sarin which was eventually found to have most likely been the work of Bandar's terrorist mates, it seems genuinely unlikely that he was not linked to it.

Peter Lee narrates to us, elsewhere, 'The MKE [Turkish Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation] is also an actor that is mentioned in the investigation file. Here is the indictment. All the details about how sarin was procured in Turkey and delivered to the terrorists, along with audio recordings, are inside the file,' Erdem said while waving the file.'

Lee writes 'Over 1,300 people were killed in the sarin gas attack in Ghouta and several other neighborhoods near the Syrian capital of Damascus, with the West quickly blaming the regime of Bashar al-Assad and Russia claiming it was a 'false flag' operation aimed at making US military intervention in Syria possible.'

Lee tells us 'In his article, Hersh said Assad was not behind the attack, as claimed by the US and Europe, but that Turkish-Syrian opposition collaboration was trying to provoke a US intervention in Syria'.

Rick Sterling mentioned 'According to its report, in May 2014, an OPCW team tried to investigate at the site of alleged chlorine gas attacks. The Syrian government gave the OPCW team passage to the rebel controlled area but the convoy was attacked by a rebel faction. None of the team members was injured but that stopped their on-site investigation'.

The picture painted by the U.S. media and corporations is very clearly one which is far-removed from the truth. And it is certainly immoral to pretend there is any further basis for accusing Assad of the crime in question. Obama would have bombed the shit out of Assad's own house the second such basis were proved existent.

There is an extensive list (some of which I have already documented quite a bit) of insane misrepresentation in the media about Syria which anyone can actually check and get to the bottom of if they really don't want to be lied to.

For example I found out that the Syrian army is majority Sunni - which somewhat disproves the idea that Shia Assad is sectarian in his 'rule' - and don't forget we're talking about a man who became president by means of a ballot box, in a modern nation with all the same trappings as yours - until some friends of yours started bombing the shit out of it. If someone bombed the shit out of America, Britain, Germany, France, etc - on the scale that YOU bomb the shit out of places and hire goons to bomb the shit out of them - would you have a world any better off than Assad's? No. And what really prevents that? A flimsy and delicate balance? Yes. And is there a way to change that? Yes. STOP THE WAR.
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