Who is Using Chemical Weapons in Syria and Why?
Scott Michael Rohter, April 2017
We are being told that Bashar al Assad is using chemical weapons in Syria against “his own people”. There is something obviously wrong about that statement. The government of Syria consists of thousands of people just like any other government. It is more than just one man. It is more than Bashar al Assad, so why is the United States government and the American media trying to make this a personal attack against one man… the President of Syria? Why are we leveling such a charge against just one man in the Syrian government when in reality we are being asked to believe that the government of Syria is using chemical weapons against completely innocent Syrian civilians?
The Syrian government was supposed to have gotten rid of all of its stockpiles of chemical weapons several years ago in order to comply with United Nations resolutions, but ignoring this fact and supposing that they did not fully comply with United Nations resolution let us look into what is really going on in Syria today.
There is a Civil War in Syria. It has been going on for six years. It is being funded and supported by Sunni Arab countries in the Middle East, primarily by Saudi Arabia and the oil rich Arab countries of the Persian Gulf. Rebels and foreign jihadis inside Syria are trying to topple the government of Bashar al Assad. They are receiving weapons and military training from England and the United States. Most of these weapons are being paid for by Saudi Arabia and many of the so called civilians are actually foreign Jihadis who have come to Syria from other Sunni Muslim countries in order to topple the secular government of Bashar al Assad. Instead they want to install a Sunni Muslim theocracy and take Syria back to the Dark Ages where women wear burkas and they can’t go out of the house without a male escort. These are the so called civilians that Bashar al Assad is accused of attacking with chemical weapons… These throwbacks (many foreigners) are plotting to overthrow his government. Bashar al Assad claims that he attacked a rebel stronghold and they must have had chemical weapons stockpiled there which were released during the air strike. No one knows the truth of these claims because there has not been an independent investigation. My conclusions are based upon logic and the facts that we do know.
America has been working to destabilize the Middle East ever since we toppled the governments of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and Muammar Gadhafi in Libya. We openly stated that we wanted to get rid of Bashar al Assad in Syria as well. We eliminated Saddam and Gadhafy with the goal of promoting democracy and supporting the so called “Arab Spring”, but both of these military adventures turned out to be total disasters. They resulted in a power vacuum and the creation of two failed states and then the formation of ISIS. That i’s what Donald Trump meant when he said that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton created ISIS.
America is not promoting self-determination in the Middle East by bombing other countries into a pile of rubble. We are only providing a place where ISIS can recruit new members and where western bankers can offer reconstruction loans to rebuild what is left of the Middle East after we are through with it. We have no vital national security interests in Iraq, or in Libya, or in Syria, but unlike Iraq where we are actually there at the request of the Iraqi government we were not invited to Syria by the Syrian government so we have no business being there, and need I remind you that we were not invited to invade Iraq under its former leader the deceased Saddam Hussein either.
We were told once before that Bashar al Assad used chemical weapons against his own people, and it turned out to a total lie. We were told that he is a brutal dictator that has slaughtered his own people..That was during Barack Obama’s term of office. It was at the exact same time that United Nations weapons inspectors were in his country looking for evidence of chemical weapons.. It didn’t make any sense that the President of Syria would launch a chemical weapons attack at the very same time that the U.N. inspectors were in his country. How stupid do they want us to believe he is?… or How stupid do they actually think we are? Nevertheless they still tried to push this false narrative. Apparently they don’t have much respect for the intelligence of the average American. They tried to sell us “allah this crap”, but it turned out to be a pack of lies… The insurgents were the ones who actually used the chemical weapons, and they are probably the ones who still have them now. We were lied to by our government then to drum up popular support for an American led invasion of Syria, and once again we are being lied to by our government now… I am just waiting for the drumbeat for war to start playing.
Obama had a nasty habit of attacking other countries without a Congressional Declaration of War, and that is exactly what Donald Trump just did. Once again we are being told that Bashar al Assad used chemical weapons against “his own people”. During the recent Presidential campaign Donald Trump said that our only goal in Syria should be to “eradicate ISIS”. He said that we should not be trying to remove Bashar al Assad from power, but apparently that was then and this is now… Now he is claiming that Assad used chemical weapons and he needs to go… ThenTrump retaliated with a targeted military strike on a Syrian air base without consulting Congress.
John McCain must be very happy. His dream has come true. America launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian government air base, but where is the proof that it was Bashar al Asaad who actually used those chemical weapons? There isn’t any. There are just videos of people coughing and gasping for air on the fake evening news. That was enough for the President to launch an attack on another sovereign country. That is all the proof that we need that Assad used chemical weapons. Call me stupid but just because the fake media says it’s true, I don’t believe it. Just because the CIA says it’s true, doesn’t make it true either, and even if President Trump tells me that it’s true I still won’t believe it. Where is the independent investigation into the chemical weapons attack? The rebels have used chemical weapons before and it may be they who were storing the chemical weapons now, not the Syrian government. It doesn’t make any sense to me that Syria would use chemical weapons when they are the ones who are actually winning the war.. It is the rebels who are desperate and who are willing to take risks..
Excuse me for being skeptical, but I know how the CIA operates…It has misled American Presidents before. It has misled the American people before.. False intelligence led to the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. False intelligence about the Gulf of Tonkin attack led to more Americans dying in Vietnam, and the false intelligence about Saddam Hussein possessing weapons of mass destruction was the pretext for our invasion of Iraq. More than one American President has been misled by the CIA.
The so called civilians that Bashar al Assad supposedly targeted with chemical weapons are the very same people who cut off the heads of their victims, eat their hearts, and rape and sell captured women as slaves. I am not buying all the fake intelligence or the fake news.
All you have to do to understand what is really going on in Syria is take a look at a map of the world. Two countries, primarily the United States and Russia which are fifty times and one hundred times respectfully bigger and more powerful than Syria are turning that country into a heaping pile of rubble that will need to borrow money in order to rebuild itself after the civil war has ended. The hatred which fuels all of this violence in the Middle East goes all the way back to life of Mohammed, the death of his son in law and the founding of Islam. It will never, ever be settled. We just need to stay out of their world and they need to stay out of our world.