Bush Official: Syria Chemical Weapons Attack Could Be “Israeli False Flag Operation”

George Washington's picture

It is likely that Al Qaeda rebels - and not the Syrian government - carried out the chemical weapons attack which the hawks in Washington are trying to use as a reason to invade.

Haaretz reported on March 24th, "Jihadists, not Assad, apparently behind reported chemical attack in Syria".

The Syria Tribune released a video in December allegedly showing Syrian rebels killing rabbits with chemical weapons, and threatening to use them against supporters of the Syrian government. (It is impossible at this point to say whether this is genuine or propaganda).

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson - the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell under President George W. Bush - said yesterday that the Syrian chemical weapons could be a “Israeli false flag operation”.

Wilkerson said that he had been told by his sources in the intelligence community that evidence that Syria had used chemical weapons was “really flaky” and that President Barack Obama should think twice before intervening.

“This could have been an Israeli false flag operation,” he said. “You’ve got basically a geo-strategically, geo-political — if you will — inept regime in Tel Aviv right now.”

Indeed, Neoconservatives planned regime change in Syria - and throughout the Middle East and North Africa - 20 years ago.

And carrying out acts of violence and blaming it on the Syrian government as an excuse for regime change - i.e. false flag terror - was discussed over 50 years ago by British and American leaders.

And the “rebels” in Syria that the U.S. has been supporting are Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood.  Indeed, the New York Times s reported last week that virtually all of the rebel fighters are Al Qaeda terrorist,

But that doesn't matter ... war is sold just like toothpaste, and once there is a sufficient excuse for war - real or made up - we can march forward.

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WarPony's picture

"If the American people ever allow private banks
to control the issue of their money,
first by inflation and then by deflation,
the banks and corporations that will
grow up around them (around the banks),
will deprive the people of their property
until their children will wake up homeless
on the continent their fathers conquered."  T Jefferson

Gold Dog's picture

Thanks for the article George.

It seems kind of sad that no one has expressed any opinions about it!


MrSteve's picture

G.W. has put up some good stuff on ZH but this whole line of thought here is shaky.

In what manner of skulldugery have Israeli operatives caused 100Ks  and 100Ks and 100Ks of refugees to seek winter shelter in tent cities in Lebanon and Syria. Are they taking their kids to DisneyWorld?

TNTARG's picture

Fighters for freedom in action.

Ah, those brave boys!


They're working in Syria too?

W T F II's picture

Killing rabbits..?? Now, Chinese gangs will have no "chicken" to sell....!!

dunce's picture

A false flag operation by Israel makes no logical sense. They have nothing to gain tactically, politically or anything else. Every day that we have muslims killing muslims is a good day for the entire world. Our interference by helping one side win  will slow down the slaughter. Our best strategy is to sit back and take no responsibility for  the killing of any one. After both sides have exhausted them selves we can re-evaluate the situation. As soon as the survivors stop killing each other they will turn to killing all non-believers as they always have .

Mr. Hudson's picture

: "Every day that we have muslims killing muslims is a good day for the entire world."

No, it's good for Israel. If Muslims are continually killing each other, they will be too busy to do anything against Israel. What if someone said "Everyday that we have Jews killing Jews is a good day for the entire world", would you agree?

obelisks's picture

if the world doesn't get off its arse to physically do something, anything to stop  the power of these Zionist  ba**ards in the future you won't get anywhere in life unless you have an Israeli passport. That will be equivalent to having the American Express Black card, an American passport will be like having a platinum card, everyone else will be just serfs

frostfan's picture

He wouldn't but the rest of you Jew hating fucks would and George Washington would be writing articles every day gloating about and screaming to stay out of it.

groundedkiwi's picture

Israel is the Switzerland of the 21st Century.

Rastadamus's picture


bugs_'s picture

Its a very Syrias situation when they start killing rabbits.

The Second Rule's picture

Groan. You deserved that -1.

Seer's picture

I'll have you know that I stopped some field mowing activities because I saw a rabbit just off to the side of my tractor.  Last year there was a nest in this area: my dog had picked up one of the kits (and held it carefully in her mouth) and brought it to my wife, who then came to me and asked what she should do with it- I told her that she's stuck with it! and then I told her to ask the dog where it came from, so she did, and low and behold the dog took her there (there was another kit, so it WAS the nest)! it was probably nearly 300' or so away from where my wife and dog had approached me.

Also kept from running over a snake today...

Seer's picture

I'm having a harder time trying to be sympathetic about mice, especially those that insist on getting into every cardboard box and making a mess out of it, and, I wish that they'd stay away from trying to nest in my tractor!

tip e. canoe's picture

on the spring xmas list for seer:


a snake in hay keeps the mice away :)

Dealyer Turdin's picture

Yeah, me wee mousie compassion experiment ended when the wife found mouse shit in her coffee.  An then, wham wham wham, 18 mice later, a bit of peace.  I've had great pet rats, they've blown my mind with their acute awareness, but if it's between you and your next meal, it's gotta go, the sooner the better for you

The Second Rule's picture

P.S.   Invading Syria would be the worst idea in the history of WORST IDEAS. Syria is a Russian client state. Yeah, that's cold war mentality...blah blah blah. I get it. But it IS a Russian client state, and unless you are hell-bent on starting WW III, I would stay the hell out of it. Watch on TV. I rarely get to use this expression, but fucking liberals. Stop trying to save the goddamn world!

Seer's picture

This is NOT about "saving" the world.  This is, as it's always been, about geostrategic control.

Listen to Sibel Edmonds (on Lew Rockwell):


Sibel believes that Russia will concede Syria so that Iran is left alone (for a while).

Syria is now so fucked up I have to wonder what Russia would do with it.  Better, I figure they figure, for the US to get stuck in yet another mire.

tip e. canoe's picture

wonder which dr. strangelove came up with that name

groundedkiwi's picture

No no no no George. I don't give a shit if your name is GW. Its USA strikes on Syria. Israel is armed and stroked by the corporations that rule.

alien-IQ's picture

and here we go....

Looks like this caught the ZH staff on their break...no news of it yet here...

The Second Rule's picture

Sorry Horhey, I don't swim in that "false flag" conspiracy horseshit. It has a stench about it.

The Second Rule's picture

I'm willing to make a distinction between conspiracy "theory" and conspiracy "fact." The USS Maddox was attacked once--they recovered the shell fragments from her deck--but, as Mackie pointed out in Fog Of War that is not the reason we went to war. We went to war with Vietnam based on a spurious attack that NEVER happened. I get that. Wars start and are fought based on the most illogical reasons. I get that too. But that doesn't mean that EVERYTHING is a conspiracy. That's AJ territory.

Amagnonx's picture

Im sorry to burst your bubble but 'EVERYTHING' very much appears to be a conspiracy.  There are many people who post in many area's who believe they are 'aware', 'awake' or whatnot - and others are sheeple - they usually have some awareness of one facet of the great lie, but will then turn around and display utter ignorance of broader matters - to the point of comical irony.


We are in the Matrix - the entirety of western civilization is purely for the purpose of control - and every part of it is a conspiracy - because it is a civilization by design, not of organic evolution.  


We are indoctrinated in public schools as children, convinced by television and books, and left with so few options by control of economic conditions and law that freedom is a long forgotten memory.


True understanding is forbidden, politics, law, history, prehistory, physics, money, medicine and so much more - all is forbidden, hidden by lies, intentional confusion and top down control.


A glass that is full cannot be filled again, until you understand that there is no knowledge, no truth, no facts - that those things are simply tools of control, illusions to guide you to make the greatest error of all - to believe.  The free mind is an eternally empty glass, where information flows freely - but it is never satisfied, never full - it does not dare to know, because that is the end of the journey.


As human beings, we have the power to make observations, analyze relationships and to understand - it is however, not in our power to know anything inside physical reality - and if we think we know, then we are likely being led.


We can know ourselves, and what is in our own minds - beyond that - all information is second hand.

tip e. canoe's picture

brilliant comment mate.

 it is a civilization by design, not of organic evolution

one minor quibble (or rather an invitation for further digression):  is design the problem or is it how design is being used?   i/o/w, can not design be used to forment the conditions for organic evolution to flourish?   perhaps the issue is one of Man seeking Absolute Control over all the variables in isolation (the sterile laboratory being a perfect metaphor), rather than understanding & accepting there are mysteries upon mysteries that will forever elude his conscious grasp?

and speaking of evolution when it comes to organics, is not decomposition a vital component to this as well?    thinking of permacultre here... 

p.s. interesting tangent you might enjoy, regarding how quantum computing might be being used to model organic systems:


Amagnonx's picture

Your question, 'is design the problem, or is it how its being used'.  My response depends a bit on your definition, but broadly speaking it is design itself that is the problem, or rather the hubris of those who think they can design a system.


There is only one law, 'The universe seeks balance'.  We dont make the law, and if we try - and we conflict with this law, then the universe itself will punish us.


All grand designs introduce a coercive force, that disturbs the equilibrium of natural human interactions - this deviation from the mean may go on for a while, but eventually - if it not resolved then that coercive force itself will be broken down and the pendulum will swing wildly for a time, until it once more settles towards the mean.

Seer's picture

"Wars start and are fought based on the most illogical reasons."


What is "illogical" are the EXCUSES given, the marketing program.  No one wants to come out and say that the war is about resources (lest one is really fucked if one fails).

Augustus's picture

The nonsense about "ALL WARS ARE ABOUT RESOURCES" seems to be popular on Zerohedge.  Almost as accepted as Buy Gold Bitchez.

I'll give you a chance to explain one then.

What were the vast resources of the middle east sandpile that caused the Crusades?

The Joker's picture

The Crusades started with good intentions but as we all know went sour.  People got greedy and started seeing all the land they could acquire.  Land, there is your resource.

Dealyer Turdin's picture

Pre petrololeum, pre-abortion, desources were just as important as resources. Making people who sharpened axes and knives all day forget your name gets to be a priority when you're the worthless dick in charge. Also, mowing Constantinople seemed to be a popular pasttime for the other half of the Roman Empire.  (The part where Rome got to population:500 seems to get over-looked.)  If you think about it, the Crusades were a melting pot that destroyed all previous historic momentum, they were also a series of PSYOPS tools that got bundled together for their common themes but spanned centuries.  Europe was so dirt friggin poor an Orange was gold.  Hell, a warm winter was gold.

   And Gold was gold too.

The Second Rule's picture

Me sorry on your history there Dealyer, but Rome never actually fell. The Goths had a field day in the 5th century. Did some serious sacking and raping and pillaging...but Rome never actually fell. We have documents to show there was still a Mayor and waterworks from the time of the ancients to the present day.

The Second Rule's picture

"I am of the opinion that Carthage should be destroyed"

--some Roman Guy

The Second Rule's picture

That's a nice counter and I gave you a plus for it. But methinks in the 21st century, wars are largely fought for resources. But ideology factors in too. That's true as well.

HardAssets's picture

Wars are fought for all sorts of reasons including resources, to provide a diversion from domestic political problems, as a way to extend 'power' over others including the power of life & death, for the Hell of it to prove youre 'a man', etc.

Seer's picture

Yes, there are plenty of superficial "reasons," but THE reason IS about resources.

"to provide a diversion from domestic political problems, as a way to extend 'power' over others"

Without resources you cannot maintain power.  Internal instability will start and then that's that.  So, wars are preemptive of internal turmoil: the "success" has to do with timing and marketing.

The Second Rule's picture

Well I would agree with that. Wasn't it Bill Sherman who said it's good war is not a commonplace because young men love it so? Patton fucking loved war, and I think ole Bill did too.

TNTARG's picture

In that case, free trade wouldn't be cheaper?

Seer's picture


Humans are deceptive.  The last thing they'll do is to tip their hand that they're trying to steal from you... hence all the circus BS surrounding wars.

But, yes, things are FAR more expensive than we believe them to be.  Just wait until real scarcity arrives (when we actually have to pay, and do so with something that's more grounded to reality).