“Rinse, Lather, Repeat”: False WMD Accusations as a Tool of Foreign Policy

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"Rinse, Lather, Repeat": False WMD Accusations as a Tool of Foreign Policy

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Recently, rumors and provocations have become the main, if not the only, instrument of the so-called US-led bloc to justify its aggressive and two-faced policy around the world.

Douma chemical attack

Early in the morning on April 9, a missile attack hit the T4 air base in Syria. According to the Russian military, the attack was conducted by two Israeli F-15 warplanes. Eight missiles were launched: five were shot down, three reached the air base.

This missile strike was a logical continuation of the media hysterics around the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7.

According to mainstream media (MSM) quoting local “activists” and “rescuers” linked to Douma militants, about 50-70 people were killed and more than 500 (up to 1000 in some reports) were injured in the alleged attack.

“We are currently dealing with more than 1,000 cases of people struggling to breathe after the chlorine barrel bomb was dropped on the city. The number of dead will probably rise even further”, Al Jazeera quoted, Moayed al-Dayrani, a resident of Douma and alleged medical volunteer, as saying.

At first, the so-called “international community” blamed Iran, Russia and Bashar Assad’s “regime” in the alleged attack without providing any evidence confirming this claim. As always, all the accusations were based on reports from pro-militant sources.

“The Assad regime and its backers must be held accountable and any further attacks prevented immediately. Russia, with its unwavering support for the regime, ultimately bears responsibility for these brutal attacks, targeting of countless civilians, and the suffocation of Syria’s most vulnerable communities with chemical weapons. By shielding its ally Syria, Russia has breached its commitments to the United Nations as a framework guarantor”, the US Department of State said on April 7.

On April 8, Israeli officials publicly appealed the US to strike at and finish with the Syrian “dictator”. The Israeli Minister of Construction, Yoav Galant even claimed that “[Bashar] Assad is the angel of death, and the world would be better without him”.

According to MSM reports, Pentagon prepared for Trump a list of targets to strike in Syria.

Thus, the Israeli April 9 strike could be only the first of those, which the US-led block may carry out in response to the Douma “chemical weapons” story.

It sounds like a bad joke, but the entire chain of events was triggered by a series of unconfirmed social media messages and allegations of pro-militant sources blaming the Syrian government.

Who needs credible evidence if there are such usefully timed posts in the social media and “local media outlets” affiliated with militants?

An interesting fact: On April 7, when the alleged attack took place, Douma was already completely encircled and besieged by the Syrian Army. Jaish al-Islam, which was the main militant group in Douma, and its allies had no chance of winning the battle for the town. On April 8, the militants officially accepted an evacuation agreement and agreed to withdraw from the area to other militant-held parts of Syria.

First, “regime forces” attacked “Douma’s defenders” with the toxic gas. Second, these “defenders” agreed on the evacuation.  Apparently they were not afraid that the “Assad regime” would poison their evacuation buses with some toxic agent.


On April 9, the UN Security Councils is set to hold a meeting to discuss the reports on the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. It is clear in advance, who will blame and who will be blamed.

But there is a remarkable coincidence here.

On April 3, the US President Donald Trump was going to pull the American troops out of Syria saying:

“I want to get out — I want to bring our troops back home”.

“We were successful against ISIS”.

The president’s words were at odds with the rest of Washington. The MSM and the establishment made no bones of its opposition to this plan.

However, after the Douma incident, the US military will obviously recall its “moral obligations” to stay in the occupied territories in northern and eastern Syria to defend them from the regime, which constantly uses chemical weapons.

Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack

About a year ago, almost the same scenario was observed over the Khan Sheikhoun incident.

On March 30, 2017 US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stated that the regime change in Syria was no longer the goal of the US foreign policy:

“You pick and choose your battles and when we’re looking at this, it’s about changing up priorities and our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out”.

A few days later, on April 4, the “bloody dictator” Assad allegedly committed the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, killing at least 74 people and injuring more than 557, according to “local activists” linked to militant groups operating in the area.

Without conducting any investigation, the so-called international community concluded that “the Assad regime” had been behind this attack.

On April 7, the US struck the Syrian Air Force’s Shayrat Air Base with cruise missiles. According to Washington, the “Assad regime” had used this airbase to conduct its Khan Sheikhoun attack.

An interesting fact: Like the Douma incident, the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun took place when militants were in full retreat, this time in northern Hama. However, the “dictator Assad” broke bad and decided to use the chemical weapon in the eyes of all the international community.

The “international investigation” of the Khan Sheikhoun incident was mainly based on pro-militant sources and “open-source research”. UN-OPCW investigators did not visit the place of the alleged attack and disregarded almost all the inconsistencies in the “Assad did it” version. The UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Syria concluded:

“All evidence available leads the commission to conclude that there are reasonable grounds to believe Syrian forces dropped an aerial bomb dispersing sarin in Khan Sheikhoun”.

To sum up: Assad’s “bloody regime” committed two chemical attacks against civilians within a year. Both times the chemical weapons were used without any military purpose, amid or ahead of the important diplomatic or military events related to Syria.

Skripal chemical attack poisoning

There is one more story.

On March 4, the Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in the UK by the alleged nerve agent Novichok. London rushed to accuse Russia of being behind the poisoning, but refused to provide any evidence besides “Russians did it”.

The initial claim of the UK Foreign Office that the nerve agent’s origin was identified as Russia was just revealed to be a pure lie.

Despite this, the UK, the US and their “allies” used the incident to expel Russian diplomats and to increase a diplomatic and media pressure on Moscow.

An interesting fact: the poisoning happened just after the presidential election in Russia, convincingly won by Vladimir Putin. Pro-Western opposition was not able to put forward any competitive candidate, nor instigate any anti-government protests. According to the UK, exactly in this moment, Putin was keen to rub out with the long-forgotten and useless double-agent Sergei Skripal.

However, in early April “deadly poisoned” Sergei Skripal revived after this incredibly powerful chemical agent.

As usual, it is a foregone conclusion who would be “highly likely” blamed in this “international investigation”. It’s as if the US-led bloc is satisfied to take the British “gentlemen” at their word.

Repeating the narrative

The МSM narrative says that this is just a chain of coincidences, which only unmasks the “evil” face of the West’s opponents at the international scene. But there is a clear pattern in all three cases:

  • A “horrible” accident using the “chemical weapon” occurs. Always when it is absolutely unprofitable for the alleged attacker;
  • The so-called international community rushes to apportion blame without any evidence and investigation;
  • Diplomatic and economic measures or direct aggression are launched against the accused party;
  • A non-transparent and biased investigation based on rumors and fabricated “evidence” takes place;
  • Additional pressure is exerted on the accused parties regardless of the procedure and the results of the investigation.

Rinse, lather, repeat…

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  • jerry hamilton

    Just what’s needed to deflect the fact that Occupied Palestine has just wounded over 1000 Palestinians and Killed some.

    • Gregory Gregory

      That and the anti-gun lobby in America and the Brexit betrayal and Islamic terrorism in France and any other bad news they seek to bury. All the Western so-called democracies have broken the Social Contract.

    • Pave Way IV

      Hey, now – the brave Israelis are the victims there. Just look at how these IDF heros are defending their apartheid state: IDF probes video of troops cheering as sniper shoots Palestinian near Gaza fence Those snipers had to act quickly or they would have been slaughtered by the unarmed savages.

      • Archie Caldwell

        The Zionists are a well oiled well funded evil viruse like a giant slug slowly enveloping the region..
        How to u get rid of a slug??? U poor salt on it

        we just have to find the rightkind of salt to douse the Zionists with

    • Starlight

      Deflect? DEFLECT. One thing you CANNOT accuse the jews of is hiding their atrocities. The jews rub their atrocities in the face of Greater Humanity, never ‘deflect’.

      Ah but I’m talking to the usual JEWSPLAINERS who never want you looking too closely at the real facts.

      Putin could:
      1) order illegal foreign powers out of Syria
      2) bring Syria, by treaty, into the Russian Federation (like NATO does every day with even the crappiest ‘friendly’ nations.

      But the usual JEWSPLAINERS will tell you lies about why Putin just cannot do these things. The jewsplainers give themselves away, for that is why they have been recruited to spew online- to jewsplain.

      Syria is only at risk cos Putin doesnot do 1 and 2. Yet 1 and 2 are SOP (standard operating procedure) for the West and friendly powers the West protects.

      Jewsplainers like The Saker exist to convince you that somehow, magically, the rules are ‘different’ for Putin.

  • Gregory Gregory

    The people no longer believe them – go to any British mainstream newspaper website like the Mail or Daily Express and read the comments.

    • Unfortunately, in the Western “democracies” the peoples wishes are irrelevant. http://www.elise.com/quotes/hermann_goering_-_the_people_can_always_be_brought_to_the_bidding_of_the_leaders

      • Empire’s Frontiers

        That’s right. There’s no concern for the peasantry, outside of our role as production inputs.

        Worse, the peasantry is complacent and docile anyway.

      • Real Anti-Racist Action

        You are 100% right my friend.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9qE_wKoab4

      • Davki

        It’s exactly not irrelevant. That’s why there *is* no attack on Syria… at least not from European democracies… whereas Turkey, Russia and Iran… non-democracies, are waging war. So, your words stand on their head. No-one is complacent. Merkel even ruled out military action (ok, Germany isn’t Western, it’s middle). What you say is intended to make ppl believe they can’t do anything… especially in the West whereas they *can* and do, especially in the West.

    • Starlight

      Before Tony Blair’s invasion of Iraq, the greatest anti-war protest in Human History occured in London, England. George Galloway came to fame, for Tony Blair placed his loyal lieutenant into the command position of the MI5 created group that took control of the anti-war movement to render in utterly HARMLESS. Many ex-members of the stop-the-war coalition now occupy high positions in the Labour party.

      In other words the powerful anti-war feelings of any population in a police state like the UK can easily be subverted and/or ignored.

      The current false-flag, starting with the poisoning of the ex-spy in the UK, and continuing to the nerve agent attack on women and children in East Ghouta does NOT expect to convince THINKERS. It is aimed at dribblers, including 95% of you that comment here- dribblers too thick to comprehend the psychology at play in the narrative of a false-flag.

      Look at how many of you swallow the guff from zionist The Saker, never caring to notice he operates from a jewish heartland, Florida, a few miles away from his intelligence handlers based in one of America’s most important military facilities.

      -will Putin at the UN be demanding the immediate removal of all illegal foreign forces from Syria (Turks, Brits, Frogs and Yanks)? Of course not.

      -will Putin bring, by treaty, Syria under the umbrella of the Russian Federation, just as NATO does with even the crappiest ex-soviet E Europe nations? Of course not.

      Will The Saker, and other zionist trolls, jewsplain why Putin “MUST NEVER” do either of the above? Of course he will.

    • You can call me Al

      I am with you all the way. I posted a comment with a link today from the DE ….. every single comment – every single one, was against this BS propaganda lie + war calling.

    • RichardD

      That’s if you can even get your comments past the moderation. Few sites have the freedom to express your opinion in a truthful, rational, well reasoned manner that SF does. If it goes against the editorial position of the site. A lot of the “news” sites are simply propaganda fronts for disseminating disinfo to support a criminal political agenda.

    • Archie Caldwell

      The news is so distorted and untrustworthy One can only search the web for the truth

      Rule #1 Do not trust anything the West says about the East.

      Rememeber the Iraq WMD’s and never forget that charade that killed over a million people on lies and set the Middle East on fire

  • Michał Hunicz

    Russia should clearly say what was said in that text during the UN session.

    • jerry hamilton

      It doesn’t much matter what Russia says, they are not listening.

    • Starlight

      Russia could

      1) at the UN immediately instruct all illegal foreign powers to leave Syria.
      2) bring, by treaty, Syria into the Russian Federation (like NATO does with every crappy ex-soviet nation on Russia’s border).

      Now watch zionist trolls like The Saker and others JEWSPLAIN why these two things are ‘impossible’.

  • Organization for Prevention of Chemical Weapons is a Globalist puppet outfit run by an Erdogan stooge named Uzumcu. Uzumcu is married to Isil.

  • Mahmoud HAm

    They make the lies and believe them—–TRAGIC

    • FlorianGeyer

      They make the lies and they want us to believe them Mahmoud, there is a difference :)

  • Christian Gains

    ONCE AGAIN I hear “HE SAID, SHE SAID” arguments that I, (NOR MOST OF US!), have ANY WAY of GENUINELY proving WHICH was WHAT…U.S. backed Militants — OR — Actual residents / other Militants…Therefore I’m concluding that:

    #1] The “rouge Clowns In Action” have pulled this off for Israel to use as an EXCUSE — OR —

    #2] ASSAD had it done…(THO I READILY AGREE that THAT option EITHER INDICATES that ASSAD is a loony tune Dictator STUPID….OR….that the CLOWNS bunch DID IT)….BUT!

    I’m thinking that THIS TIME it’s going to be OBVIOUS who did what, by “Que bono?” — WHO BENEFITS the MOST…ASSAD, (gaining International belief — unlikely), OR, the “rouge CLOWNS” / Israel rouge “GREATER ISRAEL” CABAL….TIME WILL TELL…

    • Ace

      Unreadable. Please write in a normal fashion. Don’t try to be so clever. Just say what you mean.

    • Davki

      “Cui bono”

    • Archie Caldwell

      Israel of course who are capable of anything. Such as dressing up as Palestinians and mixing

      They have the most sadistic army who use Palestinians for gun practice. NO qualms at all

    • Archie Caldwell

      Enuff of this posturing. Time for WW111 and may the best man win. God Help Us all

  • AJ

    Truth no longer matters anymore – its what the ruling powers say it is. Allegations endlessly repeated are the new norm.

  • Rob

    In the current chaotic situation Mr. Putin could position their cruise and ballistic missiles towards
    US Aircraft carriers,
    White house
    illegal militant bases in Syria,
    towards Israeli Negev Nuclear Research Center, Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) located in Ness Ziona, 20 kilometers south of Tel Aviv and Israel all airports.

    • You can call me Al

      In any other situation I would agree, well I do, but I am nervous for their Western flank + Issrael and the Saudis.

      I have said this twice, thrice may get people to realise – I do not believe Russia ON ITS OWN can tackle all of them. You can almost bet your dollar (pounds sounds daft) on Iran helping, but I still hold a big question mark over China, despite their well known problems – I would be a lot more at ease if they entered the fray.

      My view only.

      • Archie Caldwell

        they are in the fray behind closed doors

        • You can call me Al

          Cool – I’ll have a No. 26 then please.

      • Archie Caldwell

        China is well aware of what the white man is doing

        The US has bases all round China

        NK will never give up its NUKEs Do blame them?

        • You can call me Al

          Nope.

    • Archie Caldwell

      Iran will take care of them Israel has such a small foot print they r doomed . IN ten years Israel will not exist it will be taken over by the Palestinians the rightful owners of the land

    • gustavo

      It is enought to blow up DIMONA.

    • Archie Caldwell

      prolly has done that already

      After all NATO has moved right up to the Russian borders

  • gustavo

    Israel attack has nothing to do with so fabricated “chemical a Syria attack” by white helmets. Israel wants to divert the attention of the World from Gaza, where Israel is committing again a lesa humanidad crime against Palestine people. At the same time, Israel is helping to its terrorists children.

    • Archie Caldwell

      Do u ever wonder why Hitler hated the Jews so much?

      • gustavo

        Maybe Hitler was also a jew pretending being a jew hater.Why am I saying this ? Read the three books of Raul Hilberg, “The destruction of the European Jews”.

  • Roger Snellman

    Assad will be blamed for every chemical weapons attack until his dying day. The UN found him guilty of killing 300 and injuring thousands back in 2013. Not sure if Assad will ever get that chemical weapons monkey off his back. Should have blamed Assad for the UK attack on exRussian spy instead of blaming Putin. We all know Putin would never hurt anyone, he is just a big teddy bear. Animal Assad on the other hand is the Spawn of Satan.

    • Starlight

      The blatant jewish trolls, like this butcher above, use jewish names and an actual photo to bait those they proudly call ‘sub-Human’. You’ll find such operatives in most forums these days. But their real purpose is to provide SHADE for the real operatives- the JEWSPLAINERS who claim to be on our side, but exist to tell you why Putin must always choose losing strategies.

      So trolls like ‘snellman’ and ‘The Saker’ are basically a tag-team. ‘Snellman’ to rile you up with his jewish neo-nazi spiel, so you’ll turn in gratitude to jewsplainers like ‘The Saker’.

    • Archie Caldwell

      Assad is a target justlike Ghadaffi ande Sadaam Lay down ur arms and we willl defend (rape) u

    • Archie Caldwell

      Makes no sense for Assad to dowhat he’s accused of. He had no reason to.

      On the other hand it makes sense for some one else to do it and Stick Assad with it.

      Its the Westerly way.

      Iraq war was started on lies

      WW1 was started on lies

      Ask ur self who benifits?

      • Roger Snellman

        Yes, all true. Unfortunately for Assad powerful forces are out to get him. Assad does have blood on his hands so he will be blamed for every bad thing that happens in Syria.

  • RichardD

    This is all problem, reaction, solution Hegelian theater. The perpetrators can’t achieve what they want using conventional legitimate methods. So they resort to criminal fabrication by creating a problem so that they can react to it and impose the solution that they can’t achieve otherwise.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    They satanic allies got away with the lie in the 1940’s. And because the world did not stand up and expose the real truth, the allies are recycling the same lie used against the indigenous tribes of central Europe.

    • Archie Caldwell

      and the Palistinians

  • Antikapitalista

    The world would be better without the Zionists, the Murricans and the Turks. Or simply: without the Transatlantic West.

  • Victory

    America is lying

    • Archie Caldwell

      Whats so unusual about that ?