Robert Parry: Syria Chemical Weapons Attack Was Israeli ‘False Flag’

American investigative journalist Robert Parry says the chemical weapons assault in Syria was a particular joint Saudi-Israeli operation designed to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

The award-winning Iran-Contra journalist claims that an intelligence supply has informed him drone was chargeable for the assault which was “launched in Jordan from a Saudi-Israeli particular operations base for supporting Syrian rebels.” experiences:

“The suspected reason for the poison gas was to create an incident that would reverse the Trump administration’s announcement in late March that it was no longer seeking the removal of President Bashar al-Assad,” writes Parry.

As we highlighted again in 2013 after one other chemical weapons assault in Ghouta that was blamed on Assad, rebels freely admitted to Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak that that they had been given the weapons by Saudi Arabia however had “handled the weapons improperly and set off the explosions.”

Parry’s background lends the knowledge credibility. He lined the Iran-Contra scandal for the Associated Press and Newsweek and was later given a George Polk award for his work on intelligence issues.

The rivalry that the incident was a “false flag” to create a justification for air strikes has additionally been voiced by former Congressman Ron Paul in addition to quite a few different outstanding voices, together with Vladimir Putin himself, who went on to warn that rebels may now stage an analogous incident in Damascus to goad the U.S. into toppling Assad.

Whoever was chargeable for the assault doesn’t take away from the horror of the occasion and the truth that harmless individuals and kids died.

Parry dismissed the 4 web page report launched by President Trump’s National Security Council that blames the Syrian authorities for the chemical assault as being heavy on assertions however missing precise proof.

The white paper states, “we cannot publicly release all available intelligence on this attack due to the need to protect sources and methods,” though as Parry factors out, “In similarly tense situations in the past, U.S. Presidents have released sensitive intelligence to buttress U.S. government assertions, including John F. Kennedy’s disclosure of U-2 spy flights in the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and Ronald Reagan revealing electronic intercepts after the Soviet shoot-down of Korean Airlines Flight 007 in 1983.”

Parry challenged the Trump administration to make its proof publicly obtainable, whereas additionally questioning why each CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats weren’t present in a photograph launched by the White House which exhibits the President and a dozen of his senior advisers monitoring the April 6 missile strike from a room at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.

“Given President Trump’s spotty record for getting facts straight – he and his administration should go the extra mile in presenting irrefutable evidence to support its assessments, not simply insisting that the world must “trust us,” concludes Parry.