It is highly unlikely that the Syrian Government authorized and ordered a chemical attack using the nerve agent Sarin against rebel strongholds in Damascus on the 21st of August. It appears that this incident was carried out, at a minimum, with the complicity of the United States and Great Britain.
An old friend who is well plugged into the area shared with me today that he learned of a meeting that took place on 15 August on Turkey’s border iwth Syria. It was between a Senior Turkish intelligence officer and a rebel aligned with the Free Syrian Army. A CIA officer also was attending but not “participating.” The rebel rep pressed for an urgent supply of weapons and announced, “there will shortly be an event that will lead the United States to strike inside Syria.”
Six days later we get this first news flash:
LONDON (AP) Britain”s foreign secretary says the country will ask the United Nations Security Council to discuss claims of a chemical weapons attack near the Syrian capital, Damascus. Syrian opposition groups say at least 100 people were killed during a fierce government offensive against rebel-held areas, and some activists say regime troops used “poisonous gas.”
The Syrian government denied its troops used chemical weapons.
Britain”s Hague said Wednesday that “if verified, this would be a shocking escalation of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. We are determined the people responsible will one day be held to account.”
He said U.N. chemical weapons inspectors, who are currently in Syria, should be given access to the site.
So, what are we to make of the appearance that the intelligence community provided zero warning of an imminent attack? The United States surely has the ability to monitor the chemical weapons sites in Syria. Did the daily intelligence brief to the President or the Secretary of Defense warn of an impending attack? If no, why not?
Why did it take days for the intelligence community to render a judgment, that is still quite caveated, indicating that this event was the work of Assad?
The more we hear the hysteria in the voices of Obama and Kerry, screeching and pleading that we must do something or else Iran will get us. This is nothing more than a thinly veneered effort to lay the groundwork for a war in Iran.