Ex-UK Ambassador To Syria Questions Chemical Attack; "It Doesn't Make Sense, Assad Is Not Mad"

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The former UK ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, has joined the chorus of folks implying that the chemical attack in Syria wreaks of a 'false flag' operation.  Speaking on BBC Radio earlier, Ford said there is "no proof that the cause of the explosion was what they said it was" and that it simply wouldn't make sense for Assad to launch such an attack as it would be "totally self-defeating."

"There is no proof that the cause of the explosion was what they said it was.  Remember what happened in Iraq...I've seen testimony alleged from witnesses who said they saw chemical bombs dropping from the air.  Well, you can not see chemical weapons dropping from the air.  Such testimony is worthless."


"But think about the consequences because this is not likely to be the end of it. It doesn't make sense that Assad would do it.  Lets not leave our brains outside the door when we examine evidence.  It would be totally self-defeating as shown by the results...Assad is not mad."


As we pointed out yesterday, Ford's comments seemingly align with the opinion of former Representative Ron Paul who argued that there was a 0% chance that Assad deliberately launched a chemical weapons attack on Syrian citizens.

"Who benefits?”


“It doesn’t make any sense for Assad under these conditions to all of a sudden use poison gases – I think there’s zero chance he would have done this deliberately,” said Paul.

Meanwhile, this CNN anchor was left speechless Wednesday during a televised interview when a congressman questioned the mainstream narrative that Bashar al-Assad attacked his own people with chemical weapons.

“It’s hard to know exactly what’s happening in Syria right now. I’d like to know specifically how that release of chemical gas, if it did occur — and it looks like it did — how that occurred,” Representative Thomas Massie told CNN’s Kate Bolduan. 


Because frankly, I don’t think Assad would have done that. It does not serve his interests. It would tend to draw us into that civil war even further.”

“I don’t think it would’ve served Assad’s purposes to do a
chemical attack on his people…It’s hard for me to understand why he
would do that — if he did.”

Note that the corporate anchor’s expression snaps to attention the instant she realizes Massie is doubting the narrative.


What say you?  Did Trump just have his "weapons of mass destruction" moment?

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chunga's picture

MSM and the warmongers don't need no proof.

stinkhammer's picture
Mr Medvedev's statement in full:

"That’s it. The last remaining election fog has lifted. Instead of an overworked statement about a joint fight against the biggest enemy, Isis (the Islamic State), the Trump administration proved that it will fiercely fight the legitimate Syrian government, in a tough contradiction with international law and without UN approval, in violation of its own procedures stipulating that the Congress must first be notified of any military operation unrelated to aggression against the US. On the verge of a military clash with Russia.

"Nobody is overestimating the value of pre-election promises but there must be limits of decency.

"Beyond that is absolute mistrust. Which is really sad for our now completely ruined relations. And which is good news for terrorists.

"One more thing. This military action is a clear indication of the US President’s extreme dependency on the opinion of the Washington establishment, the one that the new president strongly criticised in his inauguration speech.

"Soon after his victory, I noted that everything would depend on how soon Trump’s election promises would be broken by the existing power machine. It took only two and a half months."

BennyBoy's picture


Did one of the 36 missin tomahawks blow up the nerve gas explosion location destroying the evidence?

Or will that be done next week by a US tank?

SamAdams's picture

When something doesn't make sense:

A.  You don't have all the information

B.  The story is spun and you may have half the information

C.  The story is a lie

I believe Trump's cabinet has manipulated him.  He is doing exactly what he is told (he was told this would be a great way to end the Putin allegations and also unite congressional pick pockets.  Trump is that stupid.

He has crossed the line and is too dumb to know what he just did.

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

This is complete bullshit, every single first responder who was exposed to the 'sarin' gas would have been dead within one minute.  Instead you see people with no gloves on touching these people, and nothing happens to them.

Manthong's picture

The whole US story is bullshit.

Those in agreement with it are either complicit or dumber than a rock.

QuantumEasing's picture

There you go, being all logical and rational again.

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Comtrend (not verified) QuantumEasing Apr 7, 2017 3:43 PM

This is what happened last night.

In images:


HowdyDoody's picture

The Russian military claim the missile strike was planned before the flase flack attack, not in response to it.


There are suggestions this may be why Bannon left the NSC as he disagreed with the wisdom of this move.

beemasters's picture

"Soon after his victory, I noted that everything would depend on how soon Trump’s election promises would be broken by the existing power machine. It took only two and a half months."

It took only one week to admit he wasn't going after Hillary/Clintons, two weeks to fill up his swamp with Wall Street guys, eight weeks to leave Obamacare intact (and blame it on some other people), ten weeks to bomb Syria (because he saw "it" on TV after calling MSM "fake news" outlets weeks earlier). He is a compulsive liar and to him, lying is an art form. By comparison, Hillary is an amateur.

Zorba's idea's picture

Some consolation for the flyovers.  Bannon ought to go back fulltime to Breitbart and start some much needed truth telling

Tarshatha's picture
"It Doesn't Make Sense"

Sure it does, you just have to start with the most basic of questioning.......


(((Cui Bono)))  ????

BeanusCountus's picture

Sound like it to me. But.... where is Syria's side of the story? Nothing yet. We will see.

Comtrend's picture

Those missing 36 missiles were gifted to ISIS.

The ones that actually hit the ground...well, see for yourselves.



"Putin ordered his Admiral Grigorovich frigate - armed with cruise missiles and a self-defense system - from the Black Sea to dock in-between the Syrian mainland and the US ships that launched the attack. "

- this phrase sounds good.

Cynicles II's picture

CIA only brought in as much nerve agent as they needed, they used all of it.

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Vullsain's picture

Blackmailed!! That CIA Piss-gate dossier may be true. Trump drinks Vodka for the first time gets Freaky with some Russian Hookers CIA records it and now we have another NeoCons Little  Bitch Boy as POTUS

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ stink,

Medvedev speaks & writes better English than most American's.

I wouldn't expect half of Blue Pilled Americans to understand anything of his statement.

Aaronson.Jones.Rutherford's picture

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but Sarin gas, wouldn't you need hazmat suits? Those peoples clothes & that whole area would be a danger zone for a while surely. Just finding it hard to believe the sarin narrative is even plausible based on the pictures.

chunga's picture

Here is a good discussion about that.


The chemical used, either Sarin or Soman, was not in a clean form. Multiple witnesses reported of a "rotten smell" and greenish color. While the color would point to a mixture with Chlorine the intense smell of Chlorine is easily identifiable, covers up most other odors and would have been recognized by witnesses. Both Sarin and Soman are in pure form colorless, tasteless and odorless. The Syrian government once produced nerve agents on a professional, large scale base. Amateurishly produced nerve-gases are not pure and can smell (example: Tokyo subway incident 1995). It is unlikely that the Syrian government experts would produce a "rotten smelling", dirty, low quality stuff in an unprofessional and dangerous process.

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

Phosgene gas is made with chlorine and is a choking agent. It was responsible for the overwhelming majority of deaths from chemical weapons in WWI.

omega1960's picture

I agree with it, but the majority lack the critical thinking need to ask the right questions.

Laddie's picture

That is so, sadly, true.

When Kushner got Bannon kicked out we should have known what was about to happen. Bannon was one of us.

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Firstly, I want to say that no one has any idea what is going on here. I certainly do not.

I can only analyze based on what we all know: on April 6, 2017 – exactly 100 years after the United States entered WWI, by the way – Trump launched an attack, 57 tomahawk missiles from the Mediterranean Sea, on a Syrian airbase in Homs, for the stated reason that the Assad baby-gassing was real in his mind and the pictures of gassed babies made him sad.

I do think we need to be slow in our analysis, and wait until we know more about just what the hell is going on. But whatever the case, this is an extremely bad deal, and I’m having a very difficult time understanding how it could be justified.

So what is even going on here?

Here are the basic options...

HowdyDoody's picture

The Russian military believe the missile strike was planned before the supposed gas attack happened and they ran the flase flag as a pretext.


There are speculations that Bannon disagreed with the wisdom of the planned strike and was removed as a result of that. If that is the case, he is on the right side.


The Saker also points out that the Tomahawk strike was a direct and clear violation of:
i) US national law (Trump never got Congress to authorize this attack)
ii) International law (Trump is now a criminal guilty of the crime of ‘aggression’)
iii) The UN Charter

In other words, Trump is now a war criminal and the USA a rogue state (again). The same applies to the US military. After all, the US went to great pains to establish that 'just following orders' is no defense.


Invinciblehandaxe's picture

Trumpy proved himself as damned fucking pussy.
So fuck that piece of shit all the way to hell.

Zorba's idea's picture

Thanks Mr Medvedev...you don't have to tell us who just made Trump their bitch

TheRideNeverEnds's picture

The Mossad said it happened that way so that's how it happened you stupid goy.

CHoward's picture

I agree Assad isn't mad.  But the fucking filthy neocons in Washington and Pentagon are certified mad-hatters! 

bobbbny's picture

Boy did that bitch get pissed off at the challenge to her narrative.

Where has critical thinking gone? The MSM IS the enemy of the people.

Zorba's idea's picture

that's actually a second generation cyborg programmed in creative narrating...cannot compute deviation from the task programmed for..

besnook's picture

assad and putin aren't crazy but the zionazis are btshtcrzy.

Guderian's picture

You will have a very hard finding ONE single person as intelligent and/or integre as Putin and Assad in Congress or Senate.

QuantumEasing's picture

Brought to you by thousands of years of inbreeding. ((The Pharaohs)) like to keep it in ((The Family)).

ILoveGooold's picture

WMD moment for sure.

GunnerySgtHartman's picture

Gotta agree here ... I'm not convinced that Assad did it.

AllBentOutOfShape's picture

Assad has ZERO to gain from doing such an act, but does have EVERYTHING to lose.

Assad doing what they accuse him of doing is akin to pulling a gun out and shooting himself squarely in the foot.  It's even suicidal.

shimmy's picture

The U.S said it was him so it was him. Evidence is for kooks and they're never wrong or blowing smoke up everyone's asses. Just ask Iraq! Iraqis are so happy that the U.S was able to get Saddam's WMDs...

Every single person who supported that shit last night should be eliminated from this planet.

HowdyDoody's picture



Fool me once, shame on me.
Fool me twice, shame on me.
Fool me thrice, shame on me.

AllBentOutOfShape's picture

The "evidence" is too technical and complicated for us to comprehend, so there's really no need for them to show us anything.

Every person that supported this should be punched in the face for 10 minutes, then eliminated.