Syria – Syrian Presidency and Defense Force Vindicated in the August 21 False Flag Chemical Attack

September 14, 2013

By Padmini Arhant

President Barack Obama nationwide address on September 10, 2013 essentially vindicated President Bashar al-Assad and Syrian defense force in the August 21 chemical attack carried out by United States and allies sponsored al-Qaeda terror operatives in the war torn nation.

The dissection of President Barack Obama’s Speech on September 10, 2013 with corresponding analyses and reality check as follows:

1. President Barack Obama – Peaceful protest against repressive regime of President Bashar al-Assad turned into a brutal civil war. 

Reality Check – Peaceful protest was infiltrated by United States, Britain, Israel and France led coalition of the willing comprising Saudi, Qatar, Turkey, UAE and Jordan.

The terrorism through al-Qaeda and splinter network Jabrat al-Nusra front continues until now with no respite to victims and families enduring plight.

2. President Barack Obama – Over 100,000 people have been killed and millions fled their country. In that time America has worked with allies to provide humanitarian support to help the moderate opposition and to shape a political settlement.

Reality Check – The death toll figure exceeding 100,000 thus far and refugee situation is correct and attributed to U.S. Israel and alliance deployment of mercenaries and death squads with some even identified as cannibals in the atrocity against Syrian population and army personnel.

As for America working with allies on humanitarian support – the pledge yet to be fulfilled while United States remain active in promoting violence with overt and covert supply of lethal and logistic aid to terrorists on the ground.

3.  President Barack Obama – I have resisted military action for we cannot resolve someone else’s civil war through force.

Reality Check – First of all the reference ‘civil war’ is misleading for the conflict is an international illegal invasion of sovereign nation.

Secondly, the President claim having resisted military action is denial of facts since the U.S. financed several million dollars using American taxpayer funds directly reaching al-Qaeda operatives to prolong the proxy war substituting traditional boots on the ground.

4. President Barack Obama – The situation profoundly changed on August 21, when Assad government gassed to death over a 1000 people including 100’s of children. The images from this massacre are sickening… the overwhelming majority of humanity has declared them off limits, a crime against humanity and a violation of laws of war.  Incidents in World War I and World War II were cited.

Reality Check – Prior to this chemical attack on August 21, there was similar event on March 19, 2013 in Khan al-Assal near Aleppo that produced the horror described in President’s statement.

The correlation and distinction between these two chemical attacks are –

Terrorists representing western and regional partners found responsible in both chemical attacks and substantiated with evidence. 

Three separate investigations on Khan al-Assal involving UN team, Russian government independent inquiry and Turkish security personnel raid in Southern Turkey’s Hatay province implicated terrorists in the use of nerve agent viz. sarin gas.

United Sates, Israel, Britain and France suppressed the UN protocol on March 19 CW crime report

Whereas the August 21 UN probe at Syrian government request is not completed and United States along with allies jumped to conclusion accusing Syrian leadership and armed personnel with uncorroborated information in the submission to United States Congress for authorization of warfare on September 9, 2013.

In terms of previous chemical weapons and U.S. Senate ratifying international treaty in 1997 prohibiting CW – the President failure to quote United States use of deadly arsenal during Vietnam war and recently with Britain in Iraq  and Israel against Gazans as verified in UN report by Justice Richard Goldstone conforms to western standard policy on selective memory.

5.  President Barack Obama – Assad regime prepared for this attack and launched rocket missiles in eleven neighborhoods near Damascus.

Reality Check – As mentioned above, the White House concerted efforts to frame Syrian leadership and government with concocted details from Israel was admittedly not irrefutable according to Obama administration chief of staff Denis Mcdonough in the wake of falsified case exposure. 

6. President Barack Obama – Compelling reason to ban chemical weapons to prevent dictators and tyrants as well as terrorists from misusing the chemical agent.

Reality Check – Precisely, the statement in this context reflects United States and allies engagement in warfare in twentieth and twenty first century conspicuously in violation of international laws with liberal use of depleted uranium and white phosphorous not barring nuclear bomb inflicting generational suffering in the target nations.

Syria on the other hand victimized through United States and cohorts delivered nerve agent to terror groups to shift the balance of power in the battlefield.

7.  President Barack Obama – The limited military strike is necessary to deter and degrade Assad regime WMD capability to protect allies like Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

Reality Check – The repeat of Iraq episode under false pretext and outreach to Israel, Turkey and Jordan when they are culpable for the genocide in Syria from 2011 until today clarifies the lack of veracity on such account.

8. President Barack Obama

A. The United States military doesn’t do pinpricks and even the limited strike will send a message to Assad that no other nation can deliver. I don’t think we should remove another dictator with force as we have learned from Iraq.

Reality Check – The purported limited strike not necessarily pinprick impact elaborates the magnitude of force contradictory to the description of attempts likely to be brief and proportional.

President Barack Obama

B. The Assad regime does not have the ability to seriously threaten our military. Any other threat is in line with every other threat that we face everyday.

Reality Check – United States knowledge and understanding of Syrian military not being compatible suffice to abandon violence especially the ongoing terrorism against that nation.

President Barack Obama

C. Neither Assad nor his allies have any interest in escalation that would lead to his demise.

Reality Check – United States acknowledgment that President Assad and allies have no desire to invite extreme measure upon them with unwanted indulgence conclusively clears unfounded charges against Syrian leadership and national army in the chemical incident on August 21, 2013.

President Barack Obama

D. Our ally Israel cam defend itself with overwhelming force as well as the unshakeable support of the United States of America.

Reality Check – The rhetoric on Israel’s security in the Middle East ignoring Israel’s nuclear warheads and WMD combined with United States potential confirms the status quo with flagrant rejection of existential threat emanating from them to Syria and the rest of the world.

9. President Barack Obama –  It is true that some of Assad’s opponents are extremists. But al-Qaeda will only draw strength in a more chaotic Syria. The majority of Syrian opposition we work with just want to live in peace, dignity and freedom.

Reality Check – The declaration is self-explanatory with adequate reason for the purveyors of terror to end the conflict in order to avert the inevitable self-detrimental outcome.

10. President Barack Obama – I have deeply held preference for peaceful solution.  Over the last two years my administration has tried diplomacy and sanctions, warnings and negotiations. But Chemical weapons were still used by the Assad regime.  Military will remain on alert to pressure Assad regime on compliance.

Reality Check – Preference for peace cannot be diluted with military and economic warfare via crippling sanctions that has killed more civilians than the chemical attack on August 21, 2013. 

Besides the White House dedication and commitment towards terminating terror and violence rather than perpetuation could have prevented the loss of lives over the past two and half years with no guarantee even after Syrian government consent on the chemical weapons proposal.

Finally, the genuine peace deal would realistically call for multilateral WMD disarmament barring exceptions and enforce ceasefire along with lifting economic blockade to facilitate Syrian healing process.

The latest development suspending military option is noteworthy. 

However, the aggressors’ adherence to comprehensive withdrawal of terror activity is pre-requisite for positive results in the impending Geneva 2 conference.

Wishing Syria expeditious conclusion of the warfare with a new beginning and a promising future.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant




















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