Big Lies Drown Out Truth on Syria
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
When America goes to war, truth-telling is the major casualty, especially in Western media reports – disinformation and Big Lies substituting for journalism the way it should be.
Earlier I explained ISIS is the pretext for endless US-led aggression in Syria, Assad the target, regime change the objective, wanting pro-Western puppet governance replacing the country’s sovereign independence.
So-called “rebels” are terrorists by another name. There’s nothing civil about war in Syria, raped by US imperialism, partnered with rogue allies.
Things are about to escalate dangerously if Trump follows through on his threat to attack government forces directly – based on a Big Lie.
Clear evidence shows no CW attack occurred in Douma. Al-Qaeda-linked White Helmets staged the incident, supported by fake images.
On Wednesday, Russian General Viktor Poznikhir told reporters “(o)n April 7, probably the last attempt to stage a chemical weapons attack in Eastern Ghouta was made.”
“The notorious White Helmets, who operate as part of terrorist groups, staged and filmed a chemical weapons attack on civilians in the town of Douma” – no CWs used, pretense alone, along with fake images.
“During the humanitarian operation, the illegal armed units fighting in Eastern Ghouta have incessantly attempted to organize provocations involving the alleged use of toxic chemicals so as to put the blame for the use of chemical weapons on the Syrian government forces,” Poznikhir explained, adding:
“Since the beginning of the humanitarian operation in Eastern Ghouta terrorists have failed to fake a single so-called chemical weapon attack against the civilian population.”
A liberated East Ghouta workshop was found where US-supported terrorists loaded munitions with toxic agents.
Media scoundrels ignore what’s most important to report. Without visiting Douma, the World Health Organization (WHO) lied, claiming around 500 people were treated for “signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals after a suspected poison gas attack,” adding:
“In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed.”
Syrian Red Crescent doctors, along with Russian medical personnel and toxic weapons experts visited Douma, finding no one hospitalized or otherwise ill from toxic exposure, no deaths reported, according to Russian Defense Ministry’s Radiation, Chemical and Bacteriological Protection Force head Aleksandr Rodionov.
“The inspection found out that not a single person having symptoms of sarin or chlorine poisoning has been brought to the hospital. The patients who were examined at the hospital had no traces of effects caused by nerve gases, such as sarin or chlorine,” he stressed.
Claims otherwise were fabricated, including by the WHO, the organization loosing credibility by spreading Big Lies, siding with Washington’s imperial agenda instead of opposing it.
Defense Secretary “Mad Dog” Mattis said “(w)e’re still assessing the intelligence – ourselves and our allies. We’re still working on this.”
The die was cast, US aggression planned once Trump orders an attack. Putin’s remarks on Wednesday weren’t helpful – on the one hand accurately saying “(t)he state of world affairs invokes nothing but concerns. The situation in the world is becoming more chaotic.”
At the same time adding, “we still hope that common sense will eventually prevail and international relations will enter a constructive course. The entire world system will become more stable and predictable.”
He’s well aware or should be that US rage for dominance precludes the possibility of “constructive…stable” conditions.
Violence and chaos serve Washington’s agenda. World peace and stability defeat it.
Troubling times appear heading toward getting much worse.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”