Get ready for war in Syria
by Mark Luedtke
Seventeen U.S. warships, including the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower and the assault carrier USS Iwo Jima, are off the coast of Syria. The U.S. has sent troops to the Syrian borders with Turkey and Jordan. Iranian media reports that the U.S. has sent 3,000 troops into a base in Iraq. The Market Daily News reports, “‘Sources close to the French Defense Ministry reported Friday, Dec. 7, that a Western-Arab military intervention against the Assad regime is due to begin shortly with the participation of the U.S., France, Britain, Turkey, Jordan and other anti-Assad Arab nations,’ reports Israeli news outlet DebkaFile, adding that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar’s special forces will also be involved.” The U.S. just recognized the Syrian rebels as the legitimate government of Syria.
A reasonable person might wonder what in the world our rulers are doing dragging us into the middle of a civil war in Syria, but they’ve been orchestrating this for a year.
Our government had a hard time preparing the American people for an invasion of Syria. It was easier to drag us into Libya because Americans already had antipathy for Muammar Gaddafi because of the Lockerbie bombing, but the Syrians never did anything to us. Our government has been supplying and arming the rebels through proxies including Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar, but they’ve been hesitant to take direct military action because the American people are sick of war, so our rulers had to spend more time and resources generating propaganda before they could drag us into war in Syria. A recent propaganda development signals that our rulers are ready to start a war with Syria anyway.
The media recently began reporting that the Syrian government was preparing to use Sarin nerve gas on its own people. Slate claimed, “U.S. intelligence sources indicate that the Assad regime is ‘mixing chemicals’ to make Sarin gas for use against Syrian rebels.” This would be very scary if it were true, but it’s a lie. The Syrian government does not admit to having Sarin gas, but it says if it did, it would not use it against its own people. Furthermore, NBC reports the Pentagon disputes the claim, “There is no evidence yet that the Syrian military has actually begun the process of mixing precursor chemicals to produce deadly Sarin nerve gas, a senior defense official told NBC News on Tuesday.”
I’ve often said Obama is like George Bush on steroids. Bush loved giant government, but Obama loves even bigger government. Bush hated the private sector – he had never been successful there – but Obama hates it more and he has never worked in the private sector. Bush loved war, but Obama loves even more wars. Proving my point, Obama is copying another play from the Bush playbook by using fears of WMDs to scare Americans into supporting a war the people don’t want.
But it gets worse. A YouTube video shows Syrian rebels testing a presumed nerve gas. Infowars describes the video, “The clip, obtained by the Syria Tribune, shows lab equipment and chemical containers. Some of the containers display English writing and some bear the label of Tekkim, a Turkish chemicals company. The video shows a poster on the wall with Arabic text which reads ‘The Almighty Wind Brigade (Kateebat A Reeh Al Sarsar).’ The man in the clip then begins to mix the chemicals in a beaker, which subsequently emits gas. Rabbits contained inside a glass box begin to have random convulsions, collapse and die.”
This raises the specter that the rebels, supplied and armed by the U.S., plan to use Sarin gas on the Syrian people in a false flag operation in order to swing Western public opinion in support of a NATO invasion. It wouldn’t be the first time the rebels have executed such false flag operations. During fighting near the Turkish border, a mortar from Syria would land in unoccupied Turkish territory day after day. Turkey, a NATO ally, responded by bombing Syrian government positions, and the U.S. sent Patriot missile batteries to defend Turkey. But the Syrian government had nothing to gain and everything to lose by shooting at Turkey. The last thing Assad wants is the U.S. and NATO to attack him. This benefited the rebels, so the shells were almost certainly fired by the rebels.
But as the Russian Times points out, our Afghan enemies and Syrian friends are the same people. Even TIME Magazine acknowledges that the Syrian rebels are affiliated with al Qaeda, “And while the Jabhat al-Nusra front, seen as an offshoot of al-Qaeda in Iraq, remains a minority within the broad ranks of rebel fighters (which include a far wider spectrum of less extreme Islamists), it is an increasingly significant one given the dedication of its members and their willingness to take a leading role in the toughest combat situations.” Our government turned Libya over to al Qaeda, and now it’s turning Syria over to al Qaeda. Why are we allowing this?
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