US Repeats Syrian Chemical Weapons “Warnings”

US repeats same tired, desperate accusations that the Syrian army is preparing to use “chemical weapons.”

December 4, 2012 (LD) – Once again, the US has issued a warning against Syria deploying “chemical weapons” citing “intelligence reports that the Damascus government is preparing such munitions for possible use.” No evidence was provided, nor any reasonable explanation as to why the Syrian government would deploy such weapons when, after over 2 years, the majority of the Syrian people still stand behind the government while terrorist forces flooding over Syria’s borders have been faced with constant tactical and strategic defeat.

Image: (via the Guardian) “Chemical containers in the Libyan desert. There are concerns unguarded
weapons could fall into the hands of Islamist militants. Photograph:
David Sperry/AP” As increasing evidence reveals Libyan fighters and weapons are pouring into Syria, it seems the West is preparing to preempt the inevitability that Libya’s chemical arsenal has also found its way into the besieged nation.

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Despite attempts to portray Damascus and Aleppo as on the inevitable edge of collapse, now for a full 6 months, both cities are still firmly in the hands of government troops, with only symbolic terror attacks murdering scores of civilians at a time and temporary advances made on isolated bases before promptly being abandoned by NATO-backed terrorists – a pattern not unlike that facing Western forces in NATO-occupied Afghanistan.

The accusations were printed in the Washington Post article, “Obama warns Syria amid rising concern over chemical weapons,” but despite the insinuations, includes the disclaimer (emphasis added), “Syria is thought to have several hundred surface-to-surface ballistic missiles capable of carrying chemical warheads.”

Other nations “thought to have” weapons of mass destruction included Iraq, which in hindsight, after a 10 year war and occupation, following years of crippling sanctions leaving millions dead, turned out not to in fact have such weapons.

It is unlikely that the Syrian government would use such weapons, thus giving the West the excuse it would need to directly intervene militarily, a scenario the West has been attempting to sell for the last 2 years, and particularly so following NATO’s military operations in Libya throughout 2011.

Conversely, NATO’s proxy forces operating in Syria possess both the means and motivation to carry out chemical attacks, therefore blaming Syria’s government and granting the West the impetus needed to intervene more directly.  

NATO-backed Terrorists have the Means.

Libya’s arsenal had fallen into the hands of sectarian extremists with
NATO assistance last year in the culmination of efforts to overthrow the North African nation . Since then, Libya’s militants led by commanders of Al Qaeda’s Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) have armed sectarian extremists across the Arab World, from as far West as Mali, to as far East as Syria.

In addition to small arms, heavier weapons are also making their way through this extensive network. The Washington Post in their article,
Libyan missiles on the loose,” reported:

“Two former CIA counterterrorism officers told me last week that
technicians recently refurbished 800 of these man-portable air-defense
systems (known as MANPADS)
— some for an African jihadist group called Boko Haram that is often
seen as an ally of al-Qaeda — for possible use against commercial jets
flying into Niger, Chad and perhaps Nigeria.”

While undoubtedly these weapons are also headed to Niger, Chad, and perhaps Nigeria, they are veritably headed to Syria. Libyan LIFG terrorists are confirmed to be flooding into Syria from Libya. In November 2011, the Telegraph in their article, “Leading Libyan Islamist met Free Syrian Army opposition group,” would report:

Abdulhakim Belhadj, head of the Tripoli Military Council and the former leader
of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, “met with Free Syrian Army
leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey,” said a military
official working with Mr Belhadj. “Mustafa Abdul Jalil (the interim
Libyan president) sent him there.”

Another Telegraph article, “Libya’s new rulers offer weapons to Syrian rebels,” would admit

Syrian rebels held secret talks with Libya’s new authorities on Friday,
aiming to secure weapons and money for their insurgency against
President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, The Daily Telegraph has learned.

At the meeting, which was held in Istanbul and included Turkish officials, the
Syrians requested “assistance” from the Libyan representatives and
were offered arms, and potentially volunteers.

“There is something being planned to send weapons and even Libyan
fighters to Syria,” said a Libyan source, speaking on condition of
anonymity. “There is a military intervention on the way. Within a few
weeks you will see.”

Later that month, some 600 Libyan terrorists would be reported to have entered Syria to begin combat operations and have been flooding into the country ever since.

Image: Libyan Mahdi al-Harati of the US State Department, United Nations, and the UK Home Office (page 5, .pdf)-listed
terrorist organization, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG),
addressing fellow terrorists in Syria. Harati is now commanding a Libyan
brigade operating inside of Syria attempting to destroy the Syrian
government and subjugate the Syrian population. Traditionally, this is
known as “foreign invasion.” 

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Washington Post’s reported “loose missiles” in Libya are now turning up on the battlefield in Syria. While outfits like the Guardian, in their article “Arms and the Manpads: Syrian rebels get anti-aircraft missiles,” are reporting the missiles as being deployed across Syria, they have attempted to downplay any connection to Libya’s looted arsenal and the Al Qaeda terrorists that have imported them. In contrast, Times has published open admissions from terrorists themselves admitting they are receiving heavy weapons including surface-to-air missiles from Libya.

In Time’s article, “Libya’s Fighters Export Their Revolution to Syria,” it is reported: 

Some Syrians are more frank about the assistance the Libyans are
providing. “They have heavier weapons than we do,” notes Firas Tamim,
who has traveled in rebel-controlled areas to keep tabs on foreign
fighters. “They brought these weapons to Syria, and they are being used
on the front lines.” Among the arms Tamim has seen are Russian-made
surface-to-air missiles, known as the SAM 7.

Libyan fighters largely brush off questions about weapon transfers,
but in December they claimed they were doing just that. “We are in the
process of collecting arms in Libya,” a Libyan fighter in Syria told the
French daily Le Figaro. “Once this is done, we will have to find a way to bring them here.”

Clearly NATO intervention in Libya has left a vast, devastating arsenal in the hands of sectarian extremists, led by US State Department, United Nations, and the UK Home Office (page 5, .pdf)-listed
terrorist organization LIFG, that is now exporting these weapons and militants to NATO’s other front in Syria. It is confirmed that both Libyan terrorists and weapons are crossing the Turkish-Syrian border, with NATO assistance, and it is now clear that heavy weapons, including anti-aircraft weapons have crossed the border too.

The Guardian reported in their November 2011 article, “Libyan chemical weapons stockpiles intact, say inspectors,” that:

Libya’s stockpiles of mustard gas and chemicals used to make weapons are intact and were not stolen during the uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, weapons inspectors have said.

But also reported that:

The abandonment or disappearance of some Gaddafi-era weapons has
prompted concerns that such firepower could erode regional security if
it falls into the hands of Islamist militants or rebels active in north
Africa. Some fear they could be used by Gaddafi loyalists to spread
instability in Libya.

Last month Human Rights Watch urged Libya’s
ruling national transitional council to take action over large numbers
of heavy weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, it said were lying
unguarded more than two months after Gaddafi was overthrown.

On
Wednesday the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said the UN would send
experts to Libya to help ensure nuclear material and chemical weapons
did not fall into the wrong hands.

And while inspectors claim that Libya’s chemical weapons are in the “government’s” hands and not “extremists’,” it is clear by the Libyan government’s own admission, that they themselves are involved in sending fighters and weapons into Syria.

 

It stands to reason that NATO-backed sectarian-extremists, directly affiliated with Al Qaeda and with the support of Libya’s government, will also acquire and bring chemical and biological weapons with them – with their use in Syria almost as inevitable as the West’s duplicity and spin that will be used to then blame it on the Syrian government.