US Accused of Chemical Weapons Plot, Faking Intelligence Against Syria
Hacked Emails RevealPlot
The United States and Qatar have been accused of plotting to plant chemical weapons in Syria, which could then be ‘found’ as a pretext for direct US intervention to topple the government of Bashar al Assad. The accusations emerged after hackers released files purporting to show an email conversation between senior executives at the British based defence company Britam Defence.
In one email the firm’s Business Development Director David Goulding sends a message to company founder Philip Doughty:
We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington.
We’ll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record.
Frankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion?
‘CW’ is an abbreviation for ‘Chemical Weapon’, and it is clear from the above message that David is referring to a plan, supposedly approved by the US government in Washington but actually presented to the company by the government of Qatar, to create false evidence of chemical weapons in Syria. The US government has made it clear that the use or movement of chemical weapons inside Syria would constitute a ‘red line’ that would trigger US intervention. It is not clear whether the Ukrainians mentioned in the email would be expected to film the ‘discovery’ of chemical weapons or their actual use in a false flag attack as some commentators have suggested.
There is no way for us to verify the authenticity of the leaked documents, however you can find further information about how the files were obtained, and the full contents, from Cyber War News
US Accused of Distributing False Intelligence
In addition to the hacked emails there has also been a fascinating investigative report from Foreign Policy magazine this week, suggesting that the US government has been deliberately publicizing false intelligence reports about Syrian chemical weapons in order to whip up support for a military intervention.
In December the Secretary of State Hilary Clinton spoke about “credible evidence that the Assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people.”
That means ‘credible evidence’ that the US ‘red line’ had already been crossed, justifying an American invasion of Syria. But in a fascinating investigative report Jeffrey Lewis picks apart the ‘evidence’ presented in this intelligence cable and comes up with a damning verdict. Amongst his most notable discoveries is the fact that ‘Agent 15′ – the chemical weapon which Assad is supposed to have used – does not even exist; It would be laughable if it wasn’t so scary.