US Flip Flops, Now "Believes" Syria Used Chemical Weapons

Tyler Durden's picture

The tension to "liberate" Syria is palpable. It took just 24 hours for the US to do an about face on its position on Syria, where yesterday, as Bloomberg reported, "U.S. officials said they haven’t seen conclusive evidence supporting an assertion by Israel’s top military intelligence analyst that Syrian government forces have used chemical weapons against rebels. Secretary of State John Kerry and spokesmen from the White House and the Pentagon said investigations haven’t produced hard proof that Bashar al-Assad’s regime has used toxic chemicals -- a step that President Barack Obama has said would cross a “red line." Fast forward to today, and we get pretty much the opposite opposite: "The United States believes with varying degrees of confidence that Syria's regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale, the White House said on Thursday."

However, unwilling to step into another completely fabricated "false flag" conflict, with memories of Bush's non-existent WMDs still fresh, it added "that President Barack Obama needed "credible and corroborated" facts before acting on that assessment."

 So let's get this straight: no credible or corroborated facts, but the administration "believes" Syria has used Chemical weapons? "Sad" is perhaps the only word available to describe this kind of pre-war mongering propaganda by an administration that vowed to be the "most transparent", and is led by a Nobel peace prize winner.

The disclosure, made by the White House in a letter to Congress and by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reporters, moves the United States closer to declaring that Syria has crossed Obama's "red line" on some kind of deeper involvement in the country's civil war."

So what happens when the Nobel peace prize winner decided to send an armada of remote controlled killer planes to liberate an army supported by Al Qaeda, with just a few thousand women and children as collateral damage? Reuters explains:

The White House has not specified what action Obama might take if he determines with certainty that Syria has crossed that red line with any chemical weapons use. But in its letter to lawmakers, it warned it was ready to respond.


"The administration is prepared for all contingencies so that we can respond appropriately to any confirmed use of chemical weapons, consistent with our national interest," Miguel Rodriguez, White House director of the office of legislative affairs, said in a letter to lawmakers.


The White House said the assessment that Syria's regime had used chemical weapons - specifically the chemical agent sarin - was based in part on physiological samples.


"The intelligence community has been assessing information for some time on this issue and the decision to reach this conclusion was made in the past 24 hours," Hagel told reporters in Abu Dhabi.


The White House stressed that, given the stakes involved, intelligence assessments alone were not sufficient. It said "facts that provide us with some degree of certainty will guide our decision making."

In other words, the only question is just when will Obama trample all over the War Powers Act once again in order to push the country into another exempt, "temporary" conflict, which will end up being quite permanent once Russia makes it all too clear that it still views Syria, where it has a key middle east naval base, as its own strategic interest.

Judging by the response in crude, it won't be too long.

Finally, a quick look at the fringe benefits of the Syrian "liberation" shows that the country has some two Cypruses worth of gold... all of which will likely soon be confiscated.

Source: WGC

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imaginalis's picture

I'm really surprised

Ahmeexnal's picture

So Syria is behind the bath salt zombies?

camaro68ss's picture

Kinetic war, bombs of peace dropping in 3…2…1…

The big O going for Nobel peace prize number two I see.

camaro68ss's picture

this is my line in the sand, you cant pass it.....ummm, ok, you passed it? well this is my back up line, you cant pass it or else.

redpill's picture

Does this make you mo' happy, or mo'ssad?

camaro68ss's picture

mo bombs, mo silver evaporating per each bomb. Bombing is bullish on silver?

malikai's picture

CONFIRMED: The United States has used chemical and nuclear weapons against other countries.

Urban Redneck's picture

I thought the UN/NGO circus was of the belief that the (US backed) Al-CIAda regime in Syria has used Chemical Weapons against the (Russia backed) Assad regime.

Which raises the question of who sold/gifted them outlawed armaments or the precursor chemicals required to make their own?

lotusblue's picture

Brilliant ! Chem weapons used - Red line Crossed - VIX goes down likea cheap whore - Market goes up ! Brilliant ! ! !

CBOE goes offline cames back online when CHEM WEAPONS use verified !


youngman's picture

I bet the algos didn´t have Chemical Weapons programmed into their code yet

TrumpXVI's picture

I bet they do,'s BULLISH!

ersatzteil's picture

VIX inversely proportional to amount of VX in Syrian air? Some intrepid young rebels are out there linking nerve agent sensors to an algo...

Agent P's picture

a line can be crossed from either side

Joe Davola's picture

Let's ask Paul Kevin Curtis about the US of A's capabilities in chemical weapon detection.

1100-TACTICAL-12's picture

Glass Parkinlot'em...... YEEEAAAAA......MERICA.......

Cacete de Ouro's picture

25 tonnes....juicy enough.... And thats only the official figure reported to the IMF.

Lebanon has some real chunky gold reserves. The BIS Gov'ners would be licking their chops over Leb-a-non....not to be confused with the gold diggers in Leblon....

But the grand prize is still Saudi where the US of Army could commandeer at least 5000 to 8000 tonnes of nice extended royale with cheese family shiny stuff

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

So, the IMF and BIS get to 'hold' the war booty, er I mean national treasure.

Might be a coincidence, but the letter "I" keeps appearing in these acronyms. Big version of "i" ware?

Ans since possession is 9/10 of the law, I guess whoever safeguards it, owns it. Or gets to hypothecate it.

What an I-racket.

Debt-Penitent's picture

Plus 1 for the Pulp Fiction reference.

SmittyinLA's picture

they are, we're their baliff

redpill's picture

Hope you Syrians like freedom, because you're going to get a whole fucking bunch of it dropped on your heads from the "knockoff jihadi" in the White House!

ACP's picture

From the makers of Iraq II, the sequel you've all been waiting for...

Metro-Goldwyn-20th-Century-Dreamworks-Universal-Haliburton-US-Government-General-Electric presents...



camaro68ss's picture

its for the syrian, children! think of the children. They need freedom for the children and we can brink it to them.


economessed's picture

Somebody hurry up and knock out some of those magnetic ribbons to put on our car so we can show that we're "patriotic."

Dixie Rect's picture

Don't come back without the stones....Zorg

Cacete de Ouro's picture

We can Brinks it from them alright...Brinks Armored...or is it Armoured....I don't know any-moar...the disguise is slippin'

SmittyinLA's picture

spoken like a true Bostonian

semperfi's picture

and hope you Syrians don't like your gold - because its about to be all confiscated

Winston Churchill's picture

The oil, and gold are a bonus,

This is about South Lebanon's water.Israel cannot annexe it without Syria, and Iran

being neutralized first.

Games within games.

SamAdams's picture

Hagel used to be a man, but now he is Israel's bitch.  Guess that means he is going to have to support the LGBT liberal agenda?

redpill's picture

Sir, are you suggesting we drop gay people on Syria?

Meat Hammer's picture

I lol'd at the site of well-dressed flamboyant men being dropped into the war zone to scratch some eyes out.  

redpill's picture

Theres NO WAY the Syrian army can stand up to being called fat and having someone point out that their shoes don't match their belt.

fonzannoon's picture

zero dark blackhawkdowneragain...or something.....

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

And they're gonna play Bobby Brown and other Zappa tunes from their helicopter gunships as they come in for an aural and rear guard attack.

I knew they'd be surprised!

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Or, criticize their draperies.

ACP's picture

"If you going to desert, I can't see you. For me I want to do something different, if you go to desert, make a statement! If you're going to fight, clash!"

Meat Hammer's picture

+1 Nice job, Mr. Leo!

And now for weather with Roosevelt E. Roosevelt - You got a it!

SamAdams's picture

liberate Syria using liberals dropped from 30k feet...  you know, this could work... this could really work!

1100-TACTICAL-12's picture

Bible Prophecy Damascus is destroyed  (Isaiah 17: 1 )

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture

and reading down to 17:3


The fortified towns of Israel will also be destroyed,...

SmittyinLA's picture

that would be a war crime, biological weapons are prohibited 

DonGenaro's picture


Israel will never become the 51st state, because then they would only have 2 U.S. Senators

Isotope's picture

That's kinetic Action, not war. Action, action, action. The old term was police action. There is no such thing as war for the US. Please update your newspeak.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

If one side starts with that shit, the other side will go ballistic.

Groundhog Day's picture

It's now Kerry's job to link the Tsarneav brothers to syria and chemical weapons somehow  so the US can go in and protect the syrians and liberate them from tyranny.  God bless america and only america 

smlbizman's picture

they thought our guy, i mean their guy did it on tuesday...but he was busy and our guy , i mean their guy didnt get to till wensday...or it was the 2 utes.....

zapdude's picture

...and after Syria, we need to find out where the WMD's came from. 

Why IRAN of course.

The globalist wetdream and utopia -- nothing will stand in their way.