The True Story Of How War Broke Out In Syria

by Tyler Durden, Submitted by Steven Sahiounie via American Herald Tribune,

The day before September 11, 2001 was like any normal day in New York City.  September 10, 2001 was unaware of the earthshaking events which would happen the next day.
Similarly, one might think the day before the violence broke out in Deraa, Syria in March 2011 would have been an uneventful day, unaware of the uprising about to begin.
But, that was not the case.  Deraa was teaming with activity and foreign visitors to Syria well before the staged uprising began its opening act.
The Omari Mosque was the scene of backstage preparations, costume changes and rehearsals.  The Libyan terrorists, fresh from the battlefield of the US-NATO   regime change  attack on Libya, were in Deraa well ahead of the March 2011 uprising violence.  The cleric of the Omari Mosque was Sheikh Ahmad al Sayasneh . He was an older man with a severe eye problem, which caused him to wear special dark glasses, and severely hampered his vision.  He was not only visually impaired, but light sensitive as well, which caused him to be indoors as much as possible and often isolated.  He was accustomed to judging the people he talked with by their accent and voice. The Deraa accent is distinctive.  All of the men attending the Omari Mosque were local men, all with the common Deraa accent.  However, the visitors from Libya did not make themselves known to the cleric, as that would blow their cover.  Instead, they worked with local men; a few key players who they worked to make their partners and confidants. The participation of local Muslim Brotherhood followers, who would assist the foreign Libyan mercenaries/terrorists, was an essential part of the CIA plan, which was well scripted and directed from Jordan.
Enlisting the aid and cooperation of local followers of Salafism allowed the Libyans to move in Deraa without attracting any suspicion.   The local men were the ‘front’ for the operation.
The CIA agents running the Deraa operation from their office in Jordan had already provided the weapons and cash needed to fuel the flames of revolution in Syria.   With enough money and weapons, you can start a revolution anywhere in the world.
In reality, the uprising in Deraa in March 2011 was not fueled by graffiti written by teenagers, and there were no disgruntled parents demanding their children to be freed.    This was part of the Hollywood style script written by skilled CIA agents, who had been given a mission: to destroy Syria for the purpose of regime change.  Deraa was only Act 1: Scene 1.

The fact that those so-called teenaged graffiti artists and their parents have never been found, never named, and never pictured is the first clue that their identity is cloaked in darkness.  
In any uprising there needs to be grassroots support. Usually, there is a situation which arises, and protesters take to the streets.  The security teams step in to keep the peace and clear the streets and if there is a ‘brutal crackdown’ the otherwise ‘peaceful protesters’ will react with indignation, and feeling oppressed and wronged, the numbers in the streets will swell.   This is the point where the street protests can take two directions: the protesters will back down and go home, or the protesters can react with violence, which then will be met with violence from the security teams, and this sets the stage for a full blown uprising.
The staged uprising in Deraa had some locals in the street who were unaware of their participation in a CIA-Hollywood production.  They were the unpaid extras in the scene about to be shot.  These unaware extras had grievances, perhaps  lasting a generation or more, and perhaps rooted in Wahhabism, which is a political ideology exported globally by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Royal family and their paid officials. 
The Libyans stockpiled weapons at the Omari Mosque well before any rumor spread about teenagers arrested for graffiti.  The cleric, visually impaired and elderly, was unaware of the situation inside his Mosque, or of the foreign infiltrators in his midst.
The weapons came into Deraa from the CIA office in Jordan.  The US government has close ties to the King of Jordan.   Jordan is 98% Palestinian, and yet has a long lasting peace treaty with Israel, despite the fact that 5 million of the Jordanian citizen’s relatives next door in Occupied Palestine are denied any form of human rights.   The King of Jordan has to do a daily high-wire balancing act between his citizens, the peace and safety in his country and America’s interests and projects in the Middle East.   King Abdullah is not only a tight-rope walker, but a juggler at the same time, and all of this pressure on him must be enormous for him, and Queen Rania, who is herself Palestinian.  These facts must be viewed in the forefront of the background painted scenery of The Syrian Arab Republic, which has for the last 40 years had a cornerstone of domestic and foreign policy carved and set in the principle of Palestinian human rights and Palestinian freedom and justice.
The US policy to attack Syria for the purpose of regime change was not just about the gas lines, the oil wells, the strategic location and the gold: but it was about crushing that cornerstone of Palestinian rights into dust.  To get rid of President Bashar al Assad was to get rid of one of the few Arab leaders who are an unwavering voice of Palestinian rights.  
Deraa’s location directly on the Jordanian border is the sole reason it was picked for the location-shoot of the opening act of the Syrian uprising.    If you were to ask most Syrians, if they had ever been to Derra, or ever plan to go, they will answer, “No.”  It is a small and insignificant agricultural town.  It is a very unlikely place to begin a nationwide revolution.  Deraa has a historical importance because of archeological ruins, but that is lost on anyone other than history professors or archeologists.    The access to the weapons from Jordan made Deraa the perfect place to stage the uprising which has turned into an international war.  Any person with common sense would assume an uprising or revolution in Syria would begin in Damascus or Aleppo, the two biggest cities. Even after 2 ½ years of violence around the country, Aleppo’s population never participated in the uprising, or call for regime change.
Aleppo: the large industrial powerhouse of Syria wanted nothing to do with the CIA mission, and felt that by staying clear of any participation they could be spared and eventually the violence would die out, a natural death due to lack of participation of the civilians.  However, this was not to play out for Aleppo.  Instead, the US supported Free Syrian Army, who were mainly from Idlib and the surrounding areas, invited in their foreign partners, and they came pouring into Aleppo from Turkey, where they had taken Turkish Airlines flights from Afghanistan, Europe, Australia and North Africa landing in Istanbul, and then transported by buses owned by the Turkish government to the Turkey-Aleppo border.  The airline tickets, buses, paychecks, supplies, food, and medical needs were all supplied in Turkey by an official from Saudi Arabia.  The weapons were all supplied by the United States of America, from their warehouse at the dock of Benghazi, Libya.  The US-NATO regime change mission had ended in success in Libya, with America having taken possession of all the weapons and stockpiles formerly the property of the Libyan government, including tons of gold bullion taken by the US government from the Central Bank of Libya.
Enter the Libyans stage right. Mehdi al Harati, the Libyan with an Irish passport, was put in charge of a Brigade of terrorists working under the pay and direction of the CIA in Libya.  Once his fighting subsided there, he was moved to Northern Syria, in the Idlib area, which was the base of operation for the American backed Free Syrian Army, who Republican Senator John McCain lobbied for in the US Congress, and personally visited, illegally entering Syria without any passport or border controls.  In Arizona, Sen. McCain is in favor of deporting any illegal alien entering USA, but he himself broke international law by entering Syria as an illegal and undocumented alien.  However, he was in the company of trusted friends and associates, the Free Syrian Army: the same men who beheaded Christians and Muslims, raped females and children of both sexes, sold girls as sex slaves in Turkey, and ate the raw liver of a man, which they  proudly videoed and uploaded.
Previously, Syria did not have any Al Qaeda terrorists, and had passed through the war in neighboring Iraq none the worse for wear, except having accepted 2 million Iraqis as refugee guests. Shortly before the Deraa staged uprising began, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were in Damascus and being driven around by the President and First Lady. Pitt and Jolie had come to visit and support the Iraqi war refugees in Damascus.  Brad Pitt was amazed that the Syrian President would drive him around personally, and without any body guards or security detail.  Pitt and Jolie were used to their own heavy security team in USA.  Pres. Assad explained that he and his wife were comfortable in Damascus, knowing that it was a safe place.  Indeed, the association of French travel agents had deemed Syria as the safest tourist destination in the entire Mediterranean region, meaning even safer than France itself.
However, the US strategy was to create a “New Middle East”, which would do away with safety in Syria; through the ensuing tornado, aka ‘winds of change’.
Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and then Syria were the stepping stones in the garden of the “Arab Spring”.  But, the scenario in the Syrian mission did not stay on script.   It went over deadline and over budget.  The final credits have yet to be rolled, and the curtain has yet to fall on the stage.
We can’t under estimate the role that mainstream media had to play in the destruction of Syria.  For example, Al Jazeera’s Rula Amin was in Deraa and personally interviewed the cleric Sayasneh at the Omari Mosque.   Al Jazeera is the state owned and operated media for the Prince of Qatar.  The Prince of Qatar was one of the key funders of the terrorists attacking Syria.  The USA was sending the weapons, supplies and providing military satellite imagery, however the cash to make payroll, to pay out bribes in Turkey, and all other expenses which needed cold cash in hand was being paid out by the Prince of Qatar and the King of Saudi Arabia, who were playing their roles as closest Middle East allies of the United States of America.  This was a production team between USA, EU, NATO, Turkey, Jordan, Israel and the Persian Gulf Arab monarchies of Saudi Arabia and Qatar primarily.  The CIA has no problem with covert operations in foreign countries, and even full scale attacks, but the matter of funding needs to come from a foreign country, because the American voters don’t care about killing people in Syria, but they would never agree to pay for it.  As long as the Arabs were paying for the project, that was OK by Mr. John Q. Public, who probably was not able to find Syria on a map anyway.
Rula Amin and others of the Al Jazeera staff, and including the American CNN, the British BBC and the French France24 all began deliberate political propaganda campaign against the Syrian government and the Syrian people who were suffering from the death and destruction brought on by the terrorists who were pretending to be players in a local uprising.   Some days, the scripts were so similar that you would have guessed they were all written in the same hotel room in Beirut.  Onto the stage stepped the online media personalities of Robert Fisk, from his vantage point in Beirut and Joshua Landis from his perch in Oklahoma.  These 2 men, sitting so far removed from the actual events, pretended to know everything going on in Syria.  British and American readers were swayed by their deliberate one-sided explanations, while the actual Syrians living inside Syria, who read in English online, were baffled.  Syrians were wondering how Western writers could take the side of the terrorists who were foreigners, following Radical Islam and attacking any unarmed civilian who tried to defend their home and family. The media was portraying the terrorists as freedom fighters and heroes of democracy, while they were raping, looting, maiming, kidnapping for ransom and murdering unarmed civilians who had not read the script before the shooting began in Deraa.  There was one global movie trailer, and it was a low budget cell phone video which went viral around the world, and it sold the viewers on the idea of Syria being in the beginning of a dramatic fight for freedom, justice and the American way.   From the very beginning, Al Jazeera and all the rest of the media were paying $100.00 to any amateur video shot in Syria.  A whole new cottage industry sprang up in Syria, with directors and actors all hungry for the spotlight and fame.  Authenticity was not questioned; the media just wanted content which supported their propaganda campaign in Syria.
Deraa was the opening act of tragic epic which has yet to conclude.  The cleric who was a key character in the beginning scenes, Sheikh Sayasneh, was first put under house arrest, and then he was smuggled out to Amman, Jordan in January 2012.  He now gives lectures in America near Washington, DC. Just like aspiring actors usually find their way to Hollywood, which is the Mecca of the film industry, Sheikh Sayasneh found his way to the Mecca of all regime change projects.

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Al-Qaeda’s Jordanian Emir Masterminds Al-Nusra’s Chemical Attacks in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) possesses chemical weapons and experts to use them, and its chemical operations in Syria are masterminded by a Jordanian Emir in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, a Syrian daily reported.
According to al-Watan newspaper, the center for leading all al-Nusra’s chemical operations is Eastern Ghouta and the attacks are commanded by a Jordanian terrorist named Molla Abubakr Ordoni, nom de guerre ‘Chemical Emir’.
Intelligence shows that Molla Abubakr has earlier fought in Afghanistan and held meetings with most al-Qaeda commanders and enjoys high skills in using unconventional weapons and combining chemical agents as a result of his training courses in Afghanistan and his later practical experiments in Syria, the report continued.
Informed sources described him as the most dangerous Jordanian man in Eastern Ghouta, and revealed that the ISIL has made much attempts to recruit him but he has turned down all offers, the paper said.
In relevant remarks on Sunday, a senior commander of Syria’s Baath battalions revealed that the terrorist groups have used chemical weapons against the army in Hama, noting that the ISIL and al-Nusra Front launch gas attacks against the government forces whenever they are losing their ground.
“After liberation and cleansing operations in the village of al-Majdal in Hama province, we witnessed use of chemical weapons by the terrorists,” Mohannad al-Haj Ali, also a member of the Syrian parliament, said.
Stressing that Jeish al-Izza terrorist group has used chemical weapons, including the use of chlorine gas, he said, “Most members of the group are foreigners and since they have more knowledge about such weapons compared with other groups, they have been supplied with them.”
Expressing regret that this is not the first time such dangerous weapons are being used by Jeish al-Izza terrorist group, al-Haj Ali said that the current battles in Hama are aimed at making the army busy and deviate its focus from the battles in Aleppo and Homs.

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UN doesn’t send experts to Idlib ‘chemical incident’ site as West & US are blocking it – Assad

By RT

The Syrian government has asked the UN to send experts to investigate the alleged chemical attack in Idlib province, but the request remains unanswered due to pressure from US and other Western countries, Syrian president Bashar Assad told Sputnik in an exclusive interview.
“We formally sent a letter to the United Nations, we asked them in that letter to send a delegation in order to investigate what happened in Khan Shaykhun,” Assad said. “Of course till this moment they didn’t send (the experts), because the West and the US blocked any delegation from coming,” he added.
Bashar Assad believes that Washington is hampering the probe because if the experts arrive in Idlib, “they will find that all their (the US) narratives about what happened in Khan Shaykhun and then the attack on Shayrat airport was a false flag, was a lie.”
“Now the only contact I think is between Russia and maybe the other countries in order to send that delegation. Till this moment, we didn’t have any positive news regarding any delegation coming,” he added.
On April 4, an alleged chemical attack killed dozens of people in the town of Khan Shaykhun in Syria’s Idlib province.
Without any investigation carried out, the US labeled Assad’s government as perpetrators and fired a barrage of Tomahawk missiles at Shayrat airbase, which it said was the source of the attack.
Russia has called for a thorough investigation of the chemical incident, which would include an on-site inspection in the rebel-held territory, before coming to any conclusions.
“Actually, since the first attack a few years ago that happened in Aleppo by the terrorists against our army, we asked the United Nations to send investigation delegation in order to prove what we said about the terrorists having gases used against our army, and later many incidents happened in that way, and they didn’t send any delegation. It’s the same now,” Assad told Sputnik.
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Earlier this week, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said that it is identifying sarin in samples related to the April 5 incident.
However, the watchdog never explained how it obtained the samples, as its experts have not visited Khan Shaykhun yet.
The Russian military questioned the swift analysis of the samples, saying the OPCW did not act with such speed in another incident in which a militant group reportedly used mustard gas in Aleppo.
“Russian specialists on the site of the crime [in Aleppo] collected samples of the agent, which had been delivered to representatives of the OPCW and transported to the Hague. By the way, the Syrian leadership at the time offered safety guarantees and insisted that OPCW experts visit Aleppo, but nobody came,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Thursday.
“Four months later the OPCW still cannot come to a conclusion and call the mustard gas found there mustard gas, saying additional analysis is necessary,” he added.
Assad reiterated the Syrian stance that no chemical attack ever took place in Idlib.
He acknowledged that the Syrian government carried out airstrikes against Syrian Al-Qaeda branch, the Nusra Front terrorists, in Khan Shaykhun on April 4, but stressed that no chemical weapons were used.
The president pointed out that all the information about the Idlib incident the world currently has originates from the White Helmets group, which he called “humanitarian Al Qaeda,” that has a rich history of making fakes.
“Their story said that the attack happened at 6:00, 6:30 in the morning. We didn’t launch any attack at that time,” he said, adding that the Syrian planes bombed Khan Shaykhun at around noon.
“We believe it was a false flag for one reason and a simple reason: if there was gas leakage or attack, and you’re talking about 60 dead in that city, how could the city continue its life normally? They didn’t evacuate the city. No-one left the city, life continued as normal,” which would be impossible if weapons of mass destruction were used, Assad said.
According to the Syrian President, the US strike on Shayrat proved that their own claims of the airbase being the source of the chemicals were wrong.
“They attacked Shayrat where they said there was the gas depots, and they attacked all the depots, and there was no gas coming out of that airport. No-one of our army officers or military staff, was affected by any gas,” he said.
READ MORE: Idlib ‘chemical attack’ was false flag to set Assad up, more may come – Putin
“So, for us, there was no gas attack and no gas depot, it was a false flag play just to justify the attack on the Shayrat base. That’s what happened,” Assad added.

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False Flag Attack: Ex-CIA Officer Unravels Idlib Chemical Incident

By Sputnik

While US Defense Secretary James Mattis is pushing ahead with the claim that the Assad government still has chemical weapons, former CIA officer Robert David Steele told Radio Sputnik that the claim bears no relation to reality and added that evidence mounts that the Idlib incident was a false flag operation.
The alleged chemical attack in the Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun was nothing but a false flag attack, Robert David Steele, a former CIA officer who personally managed false flag operations, told Radio Sputnik.
“We now know from a source that serves on the staff of one of three American traitors that I will name: Senator John McCain, former CIA Director John Brennan, and National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Herbert McMaster  — [that] they conspired with Israel and Saudi Arabia. The White Helmets were paid over $300,000 and this was a false flag attack and an MIT professor [Theodore A. Postol] provided superb analysis which says that it was a ground improvised-explosive device and that was not sarin gas,” Steele said.
He referred to MIT professor of Technology and National Security Policy Theodore A. Postol’s research busting the US intelligence report blaming the Syrian government for the suspected attack in Idlib province.
“This was a false flag attack carried out and organized by American traitors working with Israel and Saudi Arabia,” the former CIA officer reiterated.
Speaking to Sputnik on Tuesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun was actually a false flag operation, which was supposed to justify a US missile strike on a Syrian air base.
“This is totally correct,” Steele remarked commenting on Assad’s statement.
What was the reason for the alleged false flag operation?
The former CIA officer pointed out that different geopolitical actors are pursuing their own goals. For instance, Saudi Arabia wants Syria so that they can run a pipeline to the sea and not be dependent on the Strait of Hormuz for shipping.
On the other hand, “Goldman Sachs wants war in the Middle East because they made some very bad bets on oil and they are about to lose a ton of money and a war will drive up the price of oil,” Steele explained.
For their part, US neoconservatives want a war in the Middle East “because that’s what Israel pays them to want.”
“Last but not least is the US military industrial complex,” he noted. “They want a war in order to use up the US military so we have to buy it again.”
The only people who don’t want a war are everybody else in the American public, according to the former intelligence officer.
Steele pointed out that the American people’s growing anti-war sentiment shouldn’t be underestimated.
On April 13 Eli Lake of Bloomberg reported that General H.R. McMaster’s critics accuse him of seeking to beef up the US military presence in Syria.
According to Steele, a full-scale US military operation would deal a tremendous blow to Donald Trump’s presidency.
“If Donald Trump puts troops on the ground in Syria, I predict that he will be impeached,” the former intelligence officer told Radio Sputnik.
Steele assumed that, purportedly, it could have been yet another goal of the so-called American “deep state” — “to subvert and control the legitimately elected President of the United States of America.”
Meanwhile, US Defense Secretary James Mattis is pushing ahead with the narrative that the Syrian government still possesses chemical weapons. His claims come as the US and EU decision makers try to block attempts to launch an impartial investigation into the chemical incident in Idlib.
What’s behind Mattis’ claims?
“Secretary Mattis is an honorable man in principle,” Steele responded, “but this is an absolute lie. Now, whether he is saying this knowing that this is a lie or whether he has been lied to by the Central Intelligence Agency or the Defense Intelligence Agency I do not know. But it is absolutely a lie. A Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to those who successfully and comprehensively removed all chemical weapons from Syria in the past.”
“We know this was a false flag,” Steele added.
Robert David Steele is a former Central Intelligence Agency operations officer who has recently been recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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The White Helmets provide military aid | Opinion

By Brad Blankenship

 

Political discourse is important in media and politics, especially the definitions of the words that we use in discourse.
In Nicaragua v. United States (1984), the International Court of Justice established many principles of international law that apply to the current situation in Syria and I suspect that if this case were tried today with the same judges, it would probably have the same ruling. One aspect aside from the military situation that is quite nuanced is the issue of humanitarian aid.
At issue in Nicaragua was whether humanitarian aid sent to the region during the war was in fact humanitarian aid or soft military aid. What they established was key– they stated that humanitarian aid is defined as aid that follows the general mission of the Red Cross and that is also indiscriminately distributed to civilians in all sides of a conflict. This has remained customary international law and is reflected within the text of the Syrian cessation of hostilities agreement from 2016 which states:
“…humanitarian access should not benefit any particular group over any other, but shall be granted by all sides to all people in need, in full compliance with UNSCR 2254 and international humanitarian law.”
In Nicaragua, the ICJ found that the United States had provided aid to Contra terrorists in soft military aid through USAID, which the Congress deemed to be a neutral agent of humanitarian aid (as per the congressional bill that approved the aid). The problem is that USAID is a subsidiary of the State Department– the Court took this into account in their ruling.
Today, the Syrian White Helmets provide aid within rebel-held areas of Syria. While they may be called independent in a legal sense, they were established under the supervision of a British military contractor and receive funding from various western government agencies including USAID. Sound familiar? While a hypothetical Court may not be able to sufficiently draw the quid pro quo connections to deem the White Helmets an organ of the United States, et al., it is quite evident to anyone who can see what’s going on. If we get past this there is the issue of whether the aid is discriminatory or not. Even within the mainstream it is widely acknowledged that the White Helmets are only operating in rebel-occupied areas of Syria.
Not only are many White Helmet volunteers former (or current) militants, they are hand in hand with militants in an organizational structure and thus could be sufficiently established as an organ of the opposition. Aid distribution from the White Helmets reflects this in every case; if they were a neutral organization, why did they not help the situation in Damascus when millions were facing water insecurity at the hands of rebel groups? Why do they shy away from government-held areas? Because they are not neutral.
If we juxtapose the White Helmets with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent that has been in operation since 1942, that has more than 3 times as many volunteers as the White Helmets, operates all over Syria, is part of the International Federation, and has been accredited by the International Committee of the Red Cross since 1946, then we see that this is an organization that fits the Court’s definition of humanitarian aid. The Red Crescent has even been involved in helping militants relocate, for example in Darayya when militants surrendered to government forces. However, the use of the name “The Syrian Civil Defence” by the White Helmets misleads many in the public arena into believing that they are the only public aid program in Syria and the legitimate one when in fact they are not.
Their goal is to discredit the legitimate government of Syria by framing the government as savage murderers of their own people, and to frame the opposition, with themselves firmly planted in this umbrella, as the saviors of Syria. At this point over 200,000 people have pulled together around 12 million pounds for the Syrian White Helmets which demonstrates the sheer effectiveness of the media discourse surrounding not only this particular organization but of the war in general. However, according to the principles of international law this is not humanitarian aid and violates many of the established agreements to come out of the peace process in Syria.
You can read an extensive two-part analysis on the White Helmets by Max Blumenthal of Alternet here.

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