■ In 1898, Spain was falsely accused of blowing up the USS Maine in Havana, Cuba harbor. The Spanish-American war followed.
■ Roosevelt manipulated Japan to attack Pearl Harbor. South Korea was used to instigate war on the North. Lyndon Johnson wanted war on Vietnam and got it.
■ Fake threats sent US marines to Grenada. Manufactured incidents precipitated America's Panama invasion.
■ Saddam was head-faked into invading Kuwait. The Gulf War, two decades of sanctions, another war, and occupation followed.
■ September 11, 2001 was the mother of all false flags. It's the big lie of our time. Eleven years of imperial wars followed. One segues to another without end. Syria is Washington's latest. Iran is next. Proxy wars always rage. Media silence makes pretexts unnecessary.
"I have indicated repeatedly that President al-Assad has lost legitimacy, that he needs to step down. So far, he hasn’t gotten the message, and instead has double downed in violence on his own people." "I have, at this point, not ordered military engagement in the situation. But the point that you made about chemical and biological weapons is critical." "That’s an issue that doesn’t just concern Syria. It concerns our close allies in the region, including Israel. It concerns us. We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people." "We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus. That would change my equation." "We have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region that that’s a red line for us and that there would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons. That would change my calculations significantly."
These comments signal possible intervention. The New York Times said Obama's warning advances things "a step closer to direct American intervention."
"The US and its allies are discussing a worst-case scenario that could require up to 60,000 ground troops to go into Syria to secure chemical and biological weapons sites following the fall of the Assad government, an unnamed American source said Thursday night, Aug.16."
"Israeli hospitals are on war alert." Fortified emergency wards were opened. "IDF Home Front Command units embarked on a series of chemical attack drills…."
Soldiers wore anti-contamination clothing. Underground parking areas are ready as bomb shelters. "Assad is resolved more than ever to stand fast" and fight. - DF hyperbole sounded like Western media reports during the Blitz.
Colonel Vladimir Mandych, deputy head of Russia's Federal Department for Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons, said none were sent to Syria, adding:
"Chemical weapons are weapons of mass destruction. (Their) use leads to colossal consequences for people involved in armed conflicts and the civilian population and inflicts irreparable damage to the environment." "Of course, the international community should take measures to prevent the use of chemical weapons in different regions in the 21st century."
"Statements saying (the Geneva agreement) is as good as dead imply that someone seeks a pretext for military intervention. This is worrying as it can only lead to catastrophe in the region."
Washington's position is well-known.
"We don’t think there’s going to be peace in Syria until Assad steps down and the bloodshed ends." America's agenda remains unchanged, "that is to get to a political transition strategy, to get to an end to the bloodshed, and to get to a real transition with those countries who are willing to participate, outside the UN if necessary."
|A member of the foreign-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) takes aims with a sniper rifle at a checkpoint in the northern city of Aleppo on August 20, 2012.|
UK authorities "know about and approve 100%" of intelligence from their Cyprus military bases. It's being sent through Turkey to Free Syrian Army forces. "British intelligence is observing things closely from Cyprus. The British are giving the information to the Turks and the Americans and we are getting it from the Turks."
■ They want Syrian spoils carved up among them. Plunder is their mandate. Subterfuge masks it. They call it a mission to benefit all Syrians. They plan erasing the Syrian Arab Republic and remaking it in their own image.
■ They envision unfettered capitalism unleashed in its most savage form. They want Syria replicating the new Iraq and Libya. Profits, not people, matter. Iraq more closely resembles hell than "the cradle of civilization."