US Travel Warning on Syria Admits Terrorists Use CWs
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Dated October 18, the travel warning states:
“No part of Syria is safe from violence. Small arms fire, improvised explosives, artillery shelling, airstrikes, kidnappings, arbitrary arrests, and the use of chemical weapons transpire with little or no warning, significantly raising the risk of death or serious injury.”
“Tactics of ISIS, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and other violent extremist groups include the use of suicide bombers, kidnapping, small and heavy arms, improvised explosive devices, and chemical weapons.”
“This is the first official recognition by the State Department not only of the presence, but the very use of chemical weapons by Al-Nusra terrorists to carry out terrorist attacks, which we repeatedly warned about,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov explained.
Last November, Pentagon spokesman Col. John Dorrian admitted ISIS use of CWs.
State Department disinformation and what it omitted was as important as revealing use of CWs by terrorists in Syria – known for years, suppressed by US authorities and media scoundrels, falsely blaming Assad instead, its stockpile entirely eliminated.
Citing international efforts to de-escalate conflict, the State Department ignored Washington’s campaign to continue it, complicit with NATO, Israel, and their rogue allies.
Russia alone among major powers continues going all-out for conflict resolution, significant progress made. US-supported terrorists are being smashed.
The State Department failed to explain that Washington created and supports ISIS, Al-Nusra and other regional terrorist groups, including Pentagon contractors instructing them on CW use, toxic agents supplied by Saudi Arabia and other anti-Assad regimes.
The State Department lied, saying “the Syrian government and its partners continue to prohibit the free flow of humanitarian aid into besieged areas, resulting in severe food shortages.”
Russia, Syria and Iran alone are providing vital humanitarian aid in the country. Nothing from America. Nothing from EU countries. Nothing from other regional ones. Nothing from the UN, except perhaps in US-controlled areas.
State Department: “Russia and/or the Syrian government initiated airstrikes in Idlib in September, which resulted in significant damage to medical facilities and dozens of civilian casualties.”
Fact: Russian and Syrian airstrikes scrupulously try minimizing civilian casualties. US-led terror-bombing massacres defenseless noncombatants in all its war theaters – Nuremberg-level high crimes gone unpunished.
State Department: “The destruction of infrastructure, housing, medical facilities, schools, and power and water utilities has also increased hardships inside the country.”
Fact: Washington, its rogue allies, and terrorist foot soldiers bear full responsibility for over six-and-a-half years of mass slaughter, destruction and gruesome atrocities.
Fact: Syrian and allied forces, along with Russian airpower, alone are combating the terrorist scourge America and its rogue allies support.
State Department: “A number of armed extremist groups are known to be equipped with a variety of antiaircraft weapons that have the capability to threaten civil (and other) aircraft.”
Fact: Indeed so, the State Department failing to explain Washington supplied them with these weapons. Other foreign support provides weapons, munitions, equipment, and other military aid.
It doesn’t materialize out of thin air. It’s made in America, European countries, Turkey and Israel, shipped cross-border to terrorists in Syria.
It’s been ongoing throughout the war, likely to continue for some time because Washington doesn’t want it ended – what the State Department won’t ever explain, wrongfully blaming Assad, Russia and Iran for US high crimes, complicit with its rogue allies.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”