Trump Blames Obama For Syrian Chemical Attack

Tyler Durden's picture

Back in 2013, the catalyst used by the US to intervene in the Syrian conflict which started in the aftermath of the Arab Spring (which according to some was inspired by CIA intervention), was a YouTube clip allegedly showing a sarin gas attack by Assad troops on his own people in the town of Ghouta, which reportedly led to hundreds of casualties. Subsequently, the video was shown to have been a hoax, but by then it was too late as the US was actively involved in the proxy war, which in the summer of 2013 nearly escalated to a naval conflict between the US and Russia. The war has since continued, although it may be finally tapering, unless of course it is "somehow" reignited.

Then, in January, Reuters reported that a still unpublished report by international investigators said President Bashar al-Assad and his brother "are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict."

A joint inquiry for the United Nations and global watchdog the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had previously identified only military units and did not name any commanders or officials. Now a list has been produced of individuals whom the investigators have linked to a series of chlorine bomb attacks in 2014-15 - including Assad, his younger brother Maher and other high-ranking figures - indicating the decision to use toxic weapons came from the very top, according to a source familiar with the inquiry.

We suggested at the time that this was a rehearsal for another imminent "chemical attack" in Syria, meant to achieve the same goal as the 2013 (non) attack: turning popular opinion via the press, against Assad.

We didn't have long to wait, because today Reuters reported that "a suspected Syrian government chemical attack killed scores of people, including children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a monitoring group, medics and rescue workers in the rebel-held area said."

Of course, having seen a US invasion over the last such "use" of chemical weapons, one would wonder why Assad - who recently turned the tide of war against the local US-backed rebels after retaking Aleppo - would do this knowing well, what the reaction would be, and sure enough the Syrian military denied responsibility and said it would never use chemical weapons; it certainly did not in the 2013 "false flag" sarin gas attack.

However, as in 2013, it was Assad's word versus that of The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a one-man, UK-funded organization whose only purpose is to stoke western sentiment against Assad, said the attack killed at least 58 people and "was believed to have been carried out by Syrian government jets. It caused many people to choke and some to foam at the mouth."

Director Rami Abdulrahman told Reuters the assessment that Syrian government warplanes were to blame was based on several factors such as the type of aircraft, including Sukhoi 22 jets, that carried out the raid.


"We deny completely the use of any chemical or toxic material in Khan Sheikhoun town today and the army has not used nor will use in any place or time neither in past or in future," the Syrian army command said in a statement.


The Russian Defence Ministry said its aircraft had not carried out the attack. The U.N. Security Council was expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss the incident.

Later in the day, a US Intel official said that the suspected poison gas attack in Syria's Idlib province has 'fingerprints' of attack by Assad regime; it was not clear what the proof was, or why Assad would seek to antagonize the entire world with a mass attack that has his "fingerprints."

Was there any actual evidence Assad was behind the attack? Well no, especially since a chemical attack is the easiest "false flag" imaginable, and comes just one week after the Trump administration said it no longer plans on removing Assad, a radical departure from the foreign policy of the Obama administration.

And yet, just like last time, the media swallowed the full story and ran with it without asking a single question if maybe this was once again an attempt to escalate the conflict by the , and on Tuesday afternoon, the Trump White House was quick to blame the chemical weapons attack in Syria's Idlib province on the government of President Bashar al-Assad and said the incident was "reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world."

However, in an attempt to score some quick political points, instead of questioning the entire attack, the administration which just one week ago said it would no longer seek to oust Assad, promptly blamed the Obama administration for the attack.

"These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the last administration's weakness and irresolution," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a briefing. "President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a 'red line' against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing."

Spicer declined to say what the U.S. administration would do about the attack but added President Donald Trump had spoken on Tuesday with his national security team about the issue.

An official statement by the White House released later in the day echoed Spicer, with Trump putting the blame on today's attack on Obama.

“Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world,” Trump said in a statement, faulting his predecessor for helping create the conditions for the attack when he backed away from his 2012 “red line” on Assad’s use of chemical weapons. 

Trump criticized Obama’s approach, even though he personally urged his predecessor not to intervene in the Syrian civil war on numerous occasions. 


“President Obama, do not attack Syria,” he tweeted days later. “There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your 'powder' for another (and more important) day!”

Alas, Obama did not take Trump's advice, and the US has been involved in the Syria conflict ever since.

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Meanwhile, Trump did not say how the U.S. would respond to the attack. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Russia and Iran, both allies of Assad, to discourage him from using chemical weapons on his own people.

“We call upon Russia and Iran, yet again, to exercise their influence over the Syrian regime and to guarantee that this sort of horrific attack never happens again,” Tillerson said in a statement. “Russia and Iran also bear great moral responsibility for these deaths.”

The attack posed a sharp challenge to the Trump administration, which has said it wants to shift its focus away from the civil war and onto the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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And so, an attack which may have killed scores of people has been quickly used for political purposes by all involved: by the rebels to further antagonize global opinion against Assad, and by Trump to slam Obama's "weakness and irresolution."

What was lost in all of today's conflicting narratives is that it was an almost identical alleged chemical attack by Assad in 2013 that got the Obama administration involved in the Syria proxy war in the first place; the motive behind today's attack is hardly any different.

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For those interested in the underlying propaganda behind the narrative, we urge you to read "Here We Go Again: YouTube Clips Of Syrian "Chemical Attacks" Are Back - Meet The Man Behind The Propaganda"

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Raffie's picture

Make Oh-Bummer and friends stand trial for crimes against humanity.

fauxhammer's picture

Trump better tone it down or B'rack won't never set foot in the Blackhouse

Billy the Poet's picture

Trump better stop playing for the Deep State.

greenskeeper carl's picture

This shit is so goddamn stupid. They really do think we are fucking retarded and still haven't figured out we are being lied too. Whatever Assad may be, he isn't stupid. This would be the dumbest possible time for him to do this, with at least the possibility of sanity coming to the US. However, it's the perfect time for some kind of false flag type frame up by al CIA da or whatever else they are called these days. What a farce.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

SOHR lie factory strikes again.

Director Rami Abdulrahman told Reuters the assessment that Syrian government warplanes were to blame was based on several factors such as the type of aircraft, including Sukhoi 22 jets, that carried out the raid.

Funny that he should mention that Su-22 jets were used:

Most telling however, is that most recent report shows that the government does not deny striking Khan Sheikhun. Al-Masdar’s Yusha Yuseef was informed by the Syrian Army that the air force targeted a missile factory in Khan Sheikoun, using Russian-manufactured Su-22 fighter jet to carry out the attack. Most importantly, the Su-22’s bombs are unique and cannot be filled with any chemical substances, which is different than bombs dropped from attack helicopters.

(from )

From the same article:

Merely hours after the alleged chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhun, supposedly by the Syrian government, holes are beginning to emerge from opposition sources, discrediting the Al-Qaeda affiliated White Helmets claims.


For one, seen in the above picture, the White Helmets are handling the corpses of people without sufficient safety gear, most particularly with the masks mostly used , as well as no gloves. Although this may seem insignificant, understanding the nature of sarin gas that the opposition claim was used, only opens questions.


Within seconds of exposure to sarin, the affects of the gas begins to target the muscle and nervous system. There is an almost immediate release of the bowels and the bladder, and vomiting is induced. When sarin is used in a concentrated area, it has the likelihood of killing thousands of people. Yet, such a dangerous gas, and the White Helmets are treating bodies with little concern to their exposed skin. This has to raise questions.


It also raises the question why a “doctor” in a hospital full of victims of sarin gas has the time to tweet and make video calls. This will probably be dismissed and forgotten however.

So now Wolf Blitzer and John McCain are clamoring for Regime Change®. What utter fuckheads.

TeraByte's picture

Yes, many gaping holes in the evidence material  of the saga, which also defies all sound logic. Assad, when the tide of the war had turned, introduces  sarin to the scene  just to provoke US  to a large scale ground troop deployment. It is much more likelier Neocons´ false flag  attempt  to drag the Trump administration to a full scale war.  Plotters are not giving up their goal of toppling Assad at any price, which of course innocent third parties have to foot. This matter reeks to the heavens.

earleflorida's picture


great digging

again, per usual

francis scott falseflag's picture

Did you include this?

OSCOW, April 5. /TASS/. A Syrian aviation airstrike on the eastern outskirts of Khan Sheikhun on Tuesday targeted workshops to produce chemical-laden projectiles, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

francis scott falseflag's picture


The only Turkish false flag worth discussing is the Torkish shoot-down of 

the Russian Su-24 on November 24, 2015.


It ingratiated Erdogan with Obama and set the stage for his sweep of most

of the foreign agents (CIA et alia) in his government with the phony coup in July.


Where there is no peace, only BS can thrive.


oops. I  forgot to say the shoot down a deliberate shoot down never happened

it wasn't real it was worked out between Putin and Erdogan beforehand. 


Laddie's picture

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George Soros was the man who provided Cadre with a $259 million line of credit. “Soros has had a long and productive relationship with the Kushner family.”

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Kushner’s family has given large sums of money to Chabad Lubavich, and has been very active in its events. They also discussed the bombing incident in St. Petersburg, which is more evidence of the cultural enrichment white countries are benefiting from, among other benefits of vibrant multiculturalism.
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emersonreturn's picture

 another coincidence...thanks laddie, wilbur & his boss ought to be pleased, along with the munckin, along with bibi. 

francis scott falseflag's picture


Trunp sent Kushner to report what al Abadi really said,


Unfiltered through the finesse of the Chairman of JCS, Jolting Joe Dunford 

emersonreturn's picture

i've been waiting to see the impact of kushner's visit.  i think this is the beginning, the first indication.  laddie's spot on.  kushner is there to direct israel's agenda, not america's.     

francis scott falseflag's picture


Nope. Kushner is there to make sure Trump hears what al Abadi realy said.

BobEore's picture

When so much of our effort gets channeled into the minutiae of claim and counter-claim, what get's lost is that perhaps most significant detail of all.

The control of the channels of comunication in our era - a monopolistic ONEMEDIA machine by which all 'infomation' is filtered through an agenda never disclosed to the reader - is the actual smoking gun here... in the midst of much smoke & mirrors. The 'content' of this story is delivered by none other than that infamous agit-prop machine "Reuters" - the same name... and same game as ages past:

"In 1872 Mirza Husain Khan persuaded the Shah to sign a sweeping concession to Julius de Reuter, a British Jew, giving him, provided he started a railroad, rights to all factories and minerals that might be developed in Iran, which so far had exploited little. Husain Khan was accused of accepting more than £50,000 in bribes, and the concessions were so unpopular that the project was cancelled with Reuter losing his caution money.Yes, that Reuter, whose name still flashes along newswires today - as the Rothschilds-owned conduit for the 'information' finely tuned to guide our thoughts in the desired directions! "The famous British statesman Lord Curzon called it ‘the most complete and extraordinary surrender of the entire industrial resources of a kingdom into foreign hands that has probably ever been dreamed of.’ Iranians were so infuriated that the Shah had to rescind the sale the next year.”

In such a situation, we are force-fed a constant drip of 'information,' the 'content' of which is secondary to the 'meaning' it's crafters have surreptitiously attached to the receptors in our brains which dependence upon this new 'media' form of delivery has created - in place of critical thinking.

"There is no longer a stage, not even the minimal illusion that makes events capable of adopting the force of reality-no more stage either of mental or political solidarity: Only the medium can make an event - whatever the contents, whether they are conformist or subversive"

Trump & his twitterings, Reuters, Bloomberg, CNN, a new style of delivery which invades our consciousness' like a viral attack on our white blood cells - bypassing the native protections of the body politic with weaponized 'content.' All to what end?

Our famous Julius went on from his minor setback to charter the first bank in Persia/Iran.

Nuthin new under this ol sun.


Took Red Pill's picture

Assad didn't do it. Why would he? He has nothing to gain and everything to lose. It's obviously another false flag. 

847328_3527's picture

I heard rumors that Susan Rice is moving into the house with Soweeto, the wookie and Valeria Jarret.

It's a new kinky variation of the traditional "Down Low."

BlindMonkey's picture

Hell, I've seen the video and I don't even think it rises to "false flag".  IMO, there were no chemicals, just bad acting.

Robert Trip's picture

That kid should get an Oscar.

Crash N. Burn's picture

Yep, same "theater" as the 2013 "Assad" sarin attack - which was the pukes supported by the US.

"Now of course the fact that the U.S. backed rebels had attempted to frame the Syrian government in order to build support for a NATO invasion would be bad enough, they were trying to start a war of aggression, but let’s remember that sarin gas was in fact used. This means that the U.S. and its allies were willing to commit a blatant war crime, killing scores of civilians in order to justify toppling Assad. Nor did the U.S. withdraw their support after this event, in fact they increased it."

francis scott falseflag's picture


That's what we all said about the moderate killers' gas attack at Ghouta on

September 24, 2013.


The same cretins who belived that false flag, belive this one.


GOD has to come up with 2 endings for this shit show:

A nice one for the good and a demented one for the evil. 

Itsarap's picture

Trump better stop playing for the Zionist's.There,I fixed it for you!!!LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sarz's picture

Is Trump a total asshole, or is he no longer in charge of what is said in his name? 

Laddie's picture

Nice idea but won't happen. The CRIMINALS are in POWER, just look at how the PRESIDENT is treated!!!

This fellow's humorous but salient observation of this latest "Fake News" is good:

Assad Gasses Children While Listening to Quiet Riot’s “Come on Feel the Noise”

Globalists and Neocons: Two potent forces opposing the Assad government in Syria Dr. Kevin MacDonald July 21, 2012

francis scott falseflag's picture


The whole world is infested by cockroaches.


Putin is the exterminator 

RTP's picture

and the Oscar goes to ....fake news

archie bird's picture

Only if W. and HIS bunch get to stand beside him in the same court of law.

Ignatius's picture

Credibilty for this "gas attack" by Assad is hovering near zero.

Caught a little NPR on the radio and they were discussing this incident as if it's already a fact in the ongoing "Syrian Civil War."  There is no civil war in Syria because Syria was invaded by the US proxy ISIS.

The psychpoaths are doubling down on the lying.

quax's picture

What utter BS. ISIS expanded out of Iraq because the Syrian civil war created an opportune power vacuum.

You right-wingers are just as arrogant as the lefty-extremists who think the sun sets in America's navel.

The US has barely any control over the shit that goes down in the ME, and every time the US tries to assert itself it makes everything ten times worse.


HowdyDoody's picture

The US-trained terrorists operating in Syria come from all over the world. Libya is a major source (there's a surprise). There are Chechens, Russians, British, Kurds, Palestinians, Uighars, Jordanians, Suadia Arabia (a cheap way to empty those prisons), etc, etc. Some are even from Syria.


Boxed Merlot's picture

If only Chelsea were 4 years older...

quax's picture

Is the US repsonsible for ISIS? Yes, because they are a direct consquence of the Iraq war.

But it is simply not true that the US trained ISIS fighters, although some of those they trained have switched allegion to them later.

847328_3527's picture

National Propaganda Radio has gotten so extreme it makes the old days of Soviet Russian lies and Chairman Meeow's propaganda look tame.

Laddie's picture

NPR is strictly KOSHER.

greenskeeper carl's picture

If you guys haven't been watching CNN lately you have really been missing out. I cancelled cable a while back, but my gym always has it on. It's truly bizzarre. Their guests repeat so many disproven "facts" that all you can do is laugh. I've never felt the 'red pill' more that watching that channel lately. They must have some pretty creative people working there, I'll give them that.

Took Red Pill's picture

I agree with you! They've become so desperate that their lies are have become so obvious. And it's not just CNN. It's all of MSM.  I don't know if they've always been that way or we've just gotten better at seeing through the lies. 

francis scott falseflag's picture


It's a CIA sponsered rebellion that failed.


In spite of all their FALSE FLAGS.


History is a bitch.



aloha_snakbar's picture

Where is Barky Sucktoro, the Kenyan Teflon Faggot ???

TeamDepends's picture

In a French Polynesian bathhouse.

847328_3527's picture

He's dating that guy from Virgin Atlantic now, branson, rumor has it.

Reggie is furiously jealous gossip has it.

However, the wookie doesn't care and is happy with Valeri, Huma and now Rice. The bed must be a California King.

Laddie's picture

Branson is an outstanding business man, but like too many Englishmen he has drunk the Kool-Ade.

SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture


Obama tried using this cover to send in US troops.

When Americans said "no" to war in another desert, the CIA and State Dept created... ISIS !!!!

God damn is this easy to spot, Trump says "no war", boom, "chemical attack".

Expected response: public outrage, support for the war.

Not this time, dick heads.

Deep Snorkeler's picture

Trumpy's administration full of unregistered foreign agents,

America's wars require decades of patience.

State Dept. employees with dual citizenship,

Navy ships got the Chinese chip.

We got no money say Treasury's people,

America's drinking water getting fecal.

gregga777's picture

The Trump Administration and President Trump, including people very very close to him personally, are heavily influenced by agents loyal to the racist paradise of Apartheid Israel.