14 June 2013, 16:55

US claiming "chemical weapons" as a "fake" reason to wage war in Syria, as it was in Iraq – blogosphere users

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Chemical weapons as a "fake" reason to wage war in Syria
Chemical weapons as a "fake" reason to wage war in Syria

The controversy about the use of the chemical weapons in Syria has sparked the appearance of numerous conspiracy theories. But the bulk of these theories support the idea that Turkey and Syrian rebels, supported by the US and the UK, stand behind the chemical attacks in Syria.

According to a blog “Moon of Alabama”, The U.S. is trying to repeat the same scenario in Syria as it was in Iraq. The US has provided no evidence but statements from the insurgents for any chemical weapon use by the Syrian army. The author believes that “there is some evidence that chemical weapon have been used in Syria. But everything we know about them points to their use by the insurgents, not by the Syrian Arab Army”.

The author also insists, that “No evidence has been shown that demonstrates the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army”. All information of the chemical weapons is connected with Syria's militant al-Nusra group, which has close links with Al-Qaeda cell. He also mentions, that “an al-Nusra fighter was photographed carrying a grenade with strong riot control agents similar to those security forces in Turkey had purchased from an Indian weapon manufacturer”.

The author of the blog makes a conclusion that the US is “claiming "chemical weapons" as a “fake” reason to wage war on a Middle Eastern country”.

Another Internet website "Information Clearing House", states, that “the Al Nusra Front, which has formally declared its allegiance to Al Qaeda, was declared a foreign terrorist organization by the US State Department. The United Nations Security Council added the group to the body’s Al Qaeda sanctions blacklist. The Syrian government had requested that the group be subjected to sanctions as a terrorist organization last month, but the action was initially blocked by Britain and France. The Al Nusra Front has been universally acknowledged as the most effective fighting force of the so-called rebels seeking the Assad government’s overthrow”. It states further, that all of the reports about the use of chemical weapons come from US-backed anti-Assad forces.

Then the Turkish press widely reported about the arrests of 12 members of Syria’s Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra Front along with chemical weapons materials. The The Erdogan government used this incident as a pretext for calls for international intervention to Syria, and ordered the Turkish press to stop reporting on the arrests of Syrian opposition groups, according to the Information Clearing House.

Even Carla Del Ponte, a former Swiss attorney-general and prosecutor with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), is a member of the UN's Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, declared that according to investigations she had seen insurgents in Syria had used the nerve gas Sarin. But soon after such a sensational claim, a statement was released, saying “the commission is not in a position to further comment on the allegations at this time”.

Bill Van Auken, author of the Information Clearing House, concludes, that “Washington and its European NATO allies have turned a blind eye to evidence of chemical weapons use by the Islamist militias”, and that this “demonstrates that it is prepared to play the same role that it did in Iraq, working to sell a war based upon lies to the American public”.

Indeed, such a conspiracy theory that the US is trying to play the same game in Syria as it was in Iraq could be real.

This view is shared by the Russian State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Alexei Pushkov, who said on Friday, saying: “there are references to certain intelligence data, but there is no evidence. Even if chemical weapons were used, there is no evidence that the government of Syria used them. I believe that the most probable scenario is the following: these weapons were used by Syrian insurgents in order to provoke an international investigation and accuse al-Assad's government of it”. Claims that the Syrian government used chemical weapons cannot be trusted after what happened in 2003, when "a whole war was based on the monumental lies about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq," Pushkov added.

Voice of Russia, Interfax, moonofalabama.org, informationclearinghouse.info

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