13 September 2018 — Stephen Lendman
The die is cast in Syria. The mother of all battles to eliminate US-supported terrorists in Idlib province looms.
During a Tuesday Security Council session, Russia’s envoy Vasily Nebenzia repeated what he, Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov, and Syrian UN envoy Bashar al-Jaafari stressed earlier.
“(U)ndeniable proof” shows US-supported terrorists and White Helmets infesting Idlib intend staging a false flag CW attack on civilians used as props – the staged incident to be wrongfully blamed on Damascus.
It’s one of the oldest most despicable dirty tricks in the book, used to launch wars based on Big Lies or escalate them.
The same ugly stunt occurred before. Not a shred of credible evidence suggests Syrian forces ever used CWs any time throughout the war – or that it retains any now.
Its entire stockpile was eliminated. On June 17, 2015, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) headlined “Disposal of effluents from neutralized Syrian chemical weapons completed,” saying:
The OPCW “welcomes the completion of disposal of effluents resulting from neutralization operations aboard the US vessel Cape Ray.”
“These operations governed the destruction at sea of almost 600 metric tonnes of sulphur mustard and methylphosphonyl difluoride (DF) from Syria’s chemical weapons programme. DF is a key precursor chemical for manufacturing nerve agent.”
At the time, OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu called the above efforts “yet another milestone on the path to eliminating chemical weapons stocks from Syria…”
US-supported terrorist alone used chemical and other toxic agents numerous times throughout the war – banned substances supplied by Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and perhaps other countries.
Pentagon contractors in Jordan trained US-supported terrorists in the use of CWs, likely still doing it.
Syrian forces liberated most parts of the country using conventional weapons alone, greatly aided by Russian airpower – their operations entirely legal.
During Tuesday’s Security Council session, Russian UN envoy Nebenzia clearly explained that “the use of chemical weapons by Damascus has no military grounds and is harmful from the military and political point of view as it would be an invitation for the Western trio to attack Syria,” adding:
Permitting what Sergey Lavrov called an “abscess” to remain in Idlib is absolutely unacceptable.
On Tuesday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said “(w)e cannot let Idlib remain a terrorist stronghold.”
A US/UK orchestrated CW false flag in Idlib is imminent. On Tuesday, Russia’s reconciliation center in Syria said the following:
“According to the information received from inhabitants of Idlib province, (US-supported terrorists and White Helmets) are now filming a staged provocation in the city of Jisr al-Shugur, where ‘chemical weapons’ are depicted as being used by the Syrian army against civilians.”
“The film crews of several Middle Eastern TV channels arrived in Jisr al-Shugur in the morning, as well as the regional affiliate of one of the main American television news networks.”
“The plot envisages staged scenes showing ‘activists’ from the…’White Helmets’ ‘helping’ the residents of Jisr al-Shughur after the Syrian army allegedly used the so-called barrel bombs with poisonous substances.”
“All the footage of the staged provocation in Jisr al-Shughur is to be delivered to the newsrooms of TV channels, which are to broadcast it after its publication on social media.”
In preparation for the false flag, canisters of weaponized chlorine were delivered to the planned crime scene.
Ahead of the incident, media scoundrels disgracefully claimed Assad approved use of chlorine gas (and possibly deadly sarin) in Idlib – a Big Lie, citing unnamed US sources.
Naked aggression is always based on lies repeated ad nauseam, getting most people to believe what anyone following reliable reliable independent sources of news, information and analysis knows is untrue.
The stage is set in Idlib – another CW false flag imminent – the incident to be used by the US, UK and France to terror-bomb Syrian sites, likely more aggressively than earlier.
How Russia intends responding to the scheme remains unknown. Its numerous warships in the region and state-of-the-art missile defense in Syria can neutralize a US-led attack when launched.
Much rides on whether and how it may challenge the Trump regime’s aim to prevent Idlib’s liberation, along with wanting sovereign Syria replaced by pro-Western puppet rule.