While it has become difficult to distinguish fact from fiction from mere propaganda when it comes to events in Syria, the general plot line is a simple one: "X/Y has chemical weapons so the ["free and democratic world"|Russia] has the moral authority to provide military assistance to Y/X."
Recently, it was the "free and democratic world" that decided that the general public has forgotten the epic Iraq WMD disinformation campaign, and ploughed into a decision to arm the Syrian rebels who are really nothing more than Qatar-funded mercenaries led by Al Qaeda, as it was finally ascertained (by someone, unclear who) that it was the Assad regime that had used chemical weapons.
Well, the "free and democratic world" may have some serious 'splaining to do if the latest news out of Syria is confirmed, namely that the the Syrian army has discovered rebels' storehouse in the Damascus area, where toxic chemical substances, including chlorine, have been produced and kept, State TV reported.
Military sources reported that the militants "were preparing to fire mortars in the suburbs of the capital and were going to pack missiles with chemical warheads."
On July 7, the Syrian army confiscated “281 barrels filled with dangerous, hazardous chemical materials” that they found also found at a cache belonging to rebels in the city of Banias. The chemicals included monoethylene glycol and polyethylene glycol.
Syrian UN Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari said that the chemicals were “capable of destroying a whole city, if not the whole country."
On Monday chief UN chemical weapons investigator Ake Sellstrom and UN disarmament chief Angela Kane are expected in Damascus for talks following a Syrian government invitation.
Oh well, back to the propaganda drawing board. Only this time, now that the Zimmerman case is over, the public will quickly need some other major distraction to keep it occupied while the secondary propaganda track plays in the background.
More importantly, now that the Syrian rebels have "crossed the red line", we look forward to shipments of US weapons being UPS'ed (someone has to boost the imploding logistics company top line) to the rebels and the Assad regime at the same time. Hence: double the GDP boost.