Syria Denies Plans For A Chemical Attack As Russia Slams US Warning As "Unacceptable"

Tyler Durden's picture

The Syrian government dismissed the White House's unsubstantiated, and bizarrely ominous late Monday night allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack. According to AP, Ali Haidar, the Syrian minister for national reconciliation, dismissed the White House's warning and said it foreshadowed a diplomatic campaign against Syria at the U.N., according to the AP. Or maybe military campaign.

The Kremlin also dismissed the White House statement, which had warned that Assad and his military would “pay a heavy price” if it goes ahead with the attack. Russian  President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that “such threats to Syria’s legitimate leaders are unacceptable.

Peskov also criticized the Trump administration for using the phrase “another chemical weapons attack,” arguing that an independent investigation into the April attack was never conducted despite Russia’s calls for one. The US has so far not explained why it is against an impartial third party determining all the facts.

A senior Russian lawmaker dismissed the U.S. warning as “provocation.” Frants Klintsevich, first deputy chairman of the defense and security committee in the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, accused the United States of “preparing a new attack on the positions of Syrian forces.” The U.S. strike in April was the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Trump’s most dramatic military order since becoming president. Trump said at the time that the chemical attack crossed “many, many lines,” and called on “all civilized nations” to join the U.S. in seeking an end to the carnage in Syria.

Syria denied using chemical weapons. Russia’s Defense Ministry said the toxic agents were released when a Syrian airstrike hit a rebel chemical weapons arsenal and munitions factory.

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As reported earlier, the statement by White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the U.S. had “identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.” He said the activities were similar to preparations taken before the attack in April, but provided no evidence or further explanation.

Several State Department officials typically involved in coordinating such announcements said they were caught completely off guard by the warning, which didn’t appear to have been discussed in advance with other national security agencies. Typically, the State Department, the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies would all be consulted before the White House issued a declaration sure to ricochet across foreign capitals. The officials weren’t authorized to discuss national security planning publicly and requested anonymity.

The bizarre sequence of events when it comes to foreign policy and potential military action has prompted some to speculate whether and if Trump is even in control of US foreign policy or if all control has been relinquished to the deep state.

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As AP adds, also on Monday, Trump had dinner with Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and other top officials as he hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House. Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talked earlier Monday about the need to secure a cease-fire in Syria, fight extremist groups and prevent the use of chemical weapons, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. It looks as if those talks were not particularly fruitful.

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Alfred's picture

I rovoked the world today by waking up. I'm a serial provocateur...

His name was Seth Rich

Give_me_liberty_or's picture

Where is your God now, Trumptards?

Give_me_liberty_or's picture

look at his latest tweet, pathetic:

11m11 minutes ago

Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down!

3,107 replies 3,266 retweets 10,408 likes
Croesus's picture

I'd be happy to see the Clinton News Network sink like the Titanic, and take the Clinturds with them.

Chupacabra-322's picture

And these are the same terrorists (trained by the Pentagon) who are the alleged target of Washington’s counterterrorism bombing campaign initiated by Obama in August 2014:

“The Pentagon scheme established in 2012 consisted in equipping and training Al Qaeda rebels in the use of chemical weapons, with the support of military contractors hired by the Pentagon, and then holding the Syrian government responsible for using the WMD against the Syrian people.

What is unfolding is a diabolical scenario –which is an integral part of military planning– namely a situation where opposition terrorists advised by Western defense contractors are actually in possession of chemical weapons.

This is not a rebel training exercise in non-proliferation. While president Obama states that “you will be held accountable” if “you” (meaning the Syrian government) use chemical weapons, what is contemplated as part of this covert operation is the possession of chemical weapons by the US-NATO sponsored terrorists, namely “by our” Al Qaeda affiliated operatives, including the Al Nusra Front which constitutes the most effective Western financed and trained fighting group, largely integrated by foreign mercenaries. In a bitter twist, Jabhat al-Nusra, a US sponsored “intelligence asset”, was recently put on the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations.
The West claims that it is coming to the rescue of the Syrian people, whose lives are allegedly threatened by Bashar Al Assad. The truth of the matter is that the Western military alliance is not only supporting the terrorists, including the Al Nusra Front, it is also making chemical weapons available to its proxy “opposition” rebel forces.
The next phase of this diabolical scenario is that the chemical weapons in the hands of Al Qaeda operatives will be used against civilians, which could potentially lead an entire nation into a humanitarian disaster.

The broader issue is: who is a threat to the Syrian people? The Syrian government of Bashar al Assad or the US-NATO-Israel military alliance which is recruiting “opposition” terrorist forces, which are now being trained in the use of chemical weapons.” (Michel Chossudovsky, May 8, 2013, minor edit)

http://www.globalresearch.ca/pentagon-trained-syrias-al-qaeda-rebels-in-...

More from the article:

The Pentagon’s Training of “Rebels” (aka Al Qaeda Terrorists) in the Use of Chemical Weapons

CNN accuses Bashar Al Assad of killing his own people while also acknowledging that the “rebels” are not only in possession of chemical weapons, but that these “moderate terrorists” affiliated with Al Nusra are trained in the use of chemical weapons by specialists on contract to the Pentagon.

In a twisted logic, the Pentagon’s mandate was to ensure that the rebels aligned with Al Qaeda would not acquire or use WMD, by actually training them in the use of chemical weapons (sounds contradictory):

“The training [in chemical weapons], which is taking place in Jordan and Turkey, involves how to monitor and secure stockpiles and handle weapons sites and materials, according to the sources. Some of the contractors are on the ground in Syria working with the rebels to monitor some of the sites, according to one of the officials.

The nationality of the trainers was not disclosed, though the officials cautioned against assuming all are American. (CNN, December 09, 2012, emphasis added) screenshot of the CNN article, the original link has been redirected to CNN blogs,

The above report by CNN’s award winning journalist Elise Labott (relegated to the status a CNN blog), refutes CNN’s numerous accusations directed against Bashar Al Assad.

Who is doing the training of terrorists in the use of chemical weapons? From the horse’s mouth: CNN

BaBaBouy's picture

THUMP & MIC Want Woar ...

We Are Rogue Deep State machine answerable to No-one...

froze25's picture

I remember when BATTALIONS of "Moderate" rebels were being trained at a CIA run military Base in Jordan. This was widely reported on.

PrayingMantis's picture

... >>> "Leaked Conversation: US Military not sure who runs country"

"After publishing Seymour Hersh's exposé on the reality behind the alleged 'chemical weapon' attack in Syria in April this year, the German newspaper 'Welt' has followed up with the publication of a chat protocol of a security advisor and an active American soldier on duty at a key base in the region at the time of the bombing. The information from this chat protocol was provided to Hersh and was used as source material in writing his article.

April 6, 2017

American Soldier: We got a fuckin' problem

Security-Adviser: What happened? Is it the Trump ignoring the Intel and going to try to hit the Syrians? And that we're pissing on the Russians?

AS: This is bad...Things are spooling up.

SA: You may not have seen trumps press conference yesterday. He's bought into the media story without asking to see the Intel. We are likely to get our asses kicked by the Russians. Fucking dangerous. Where are the godamn adults? The failure of the chain of command to tell the President the truth, whether he wants to hear it or not, will go down in history as one of our worst moments. "

Read the full chat here >>> http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/32246/61/

... here too >>> http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2323.htm

...

French Bloke's picture

"“identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack..."

Which exactly translates as:

"CIA preparing another false flag chemical attack to blame on Syria..."

Fixed it!

French Bloke's picture

As an aside, since the Russians may be aware of the locations of rebel/terriorist held checmical weapons, and given the US only have the balls to shoot down the Syrian airforce, it may be a useful ploy for the Russian airforce to destroy the chemical weapons locations on Syria's behalf. I doubt the MSM would be able to pin a chemical weapons attack on Russia (although I'm sure they'd try...), but if Russia made a statement as to their mission immediately after the event, it would go a long way to diffuse the politicking.

earleflorida's picture

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-sees-chemical-weapons-activity-syria-base-1052364516

things are spooling-up now that the UK is on board!

Note:   US LNG gets largest ever export contract with...[?]

HowdyDoody's picture

Some context:

Israeli airstrikes in the Golan area are failing to help ISIS advance.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/israeli-airstrikes-fail-propel-al-q...

The SAA and allies are rapidly advancing on Deir ez Zor, a major Syrian outpost on the Euphhrates, that has been under siege since 2014.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/deir-ezzor-liberation-within-sight-...

Once Deir ez Zor is liberated, the Syrians will move on to the two major cities in east Syria, al Hasakah and al Qamishli. Both of these are Syrian Arab and al Qamishli is another partly surrounded enclave. Both are in the area of the Israeli-Kurd 'state' of Rojava. Both have seen the tender ethnic cleansing mercies of the Kurds. That will then cut the Israeli-Kurd 'state' of Rojava in half and isolate the US base in the very north east of Syria.

The Zionists see this and are getting totally desperate. Syrian and Russia must not deflect from their strategic goals.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

" “identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.”

They cant seem to get enough of the dead baby meme

I guess its still working.

Laddie's picture

This is yet another example of the Big Lie technique that Hitler condemned in Mein Kampf

Adolf Hitler: The Big Lie Technique

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

The Televitz is taking care of the whites, after all, when people watch TV they go into an hypnotic trance, literally.
And we know who runs the Fed, TV, Hollyweird, Wall Street, and the White House, regardless of resident, and Congress.

US Claims to Have “Lost Track” of $1 Billion Worth of Weapons in Iraq, Kuwait

US charged with de facto invasion of Syria and openly supporting Isis June 16, 2017

This has excellent commentary by the site owner, not EVERYONE is in the dark on what the truth is...
US warplane shoots down Syrian army jet, Russia warns it will retaliate

Readers comments are also of interest:

June 20, 2017 at 8:19 am
“…Spicer added that the U.S. wants to de-escalate the situation in Syria “but will always preserve the right of self-defense…”

A more Orwellian lie has never been spoken. This action will only lead to escalation, and the right of self-defense pertains in the first place to the legitimate government of Syria and not to the motley of terrorists called “rebels” that tries to destroy Syria for the sake of the infamous Israeli Oded Yinon plan.

Russia, Iran and Hizbollah are in Syria on invitation of its government. The US is not. It is an illegal intruder in that country and has no business being there. Trump is now a 100% puppet of the Jews and definitely beyond redemption.

WARNING! — Russia Must not Agree to the Partition of Syria June 21, 2017

WHOOPS: “White Helmet” Heroes Caught Disposing of Beheaded Syrian Army Soldiers

Israel Attacks Syrian Army Again – Second Time in Two Days! June 25, 2017

And as Jesus said they are the children of the god of this world, the Devil...

"Ye [the Jews] are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."
--John 8:44 KJV

The Wizard's picture

Could this be a tactic of Donald telling the Deep State they better not do it again?

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Yep. And why no neutral, independent investigation into what really happened with the alleged "Sarin bomb?" Why would the U.S. not want such an investigation? .... Duh.

Heck, why would the MSM not be calling for such an investigation? I guess they also have their story (investigated and written and labeled as "definitive" in about 30 hours) and they are sticking to it. 

"Fake News" = Good. Any investigation to find "real news" = Bad. Not allowed.

Madness.

BOPOH's picture

"We Are Rogue Deep State machine answerable to No-one..."

No-one... just another name for Learned Elders of Zion, right?

JRobby's picture

A lot of death, intrigue and risk of a war that will escalate outside of the ME over an O&G pipeline.

Laddie's picture

Similar ideas were expressed to suggest the real reason GWB attacked Saddam was not WMD but OIL.
That was another diversion so people would not know for WHO it was all done:

Iraq war: NOT OIL BUT ISRAEL by Stephen J. Sniegoski PhD

JRobby's picture

Agree with the Iraq thought. Syria is about O&G pipeline paths & who controls, profits.

French Bloke's picture

It was the USD. Saddam was about to trade oil for Euro's. Joo street couldn't afford that threat.

BullyBearish's picture

the zionists want war, always have...ever notice that in all of our middle east forays, many muslims and christians die, thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands...but how many israelis?  is the world THAT stupid?

v76's picture

Sadly yes, 80% are morons, 10% are psychopaths so the ~10% left are the intelligent, critical thinkers that have to suffer the other two groups.

besnook's picture

don't you know bombing civilians is civilized. gassing them is heinous.

Mr. Universe's picture

Don't worry, history will show that 6 million Jews died through horrendous persecution during these times.

French Bloke's picture

It would be a crying shame if Israel became collateral damage of this fallout...

Canary Paint's picture

Somehow, your comment reminded me that CNN was founded by Ted Turner.

I went to a high school where Turner came to speak many years ago. He rambled on for an hour. He could barely put 10 sentences together on a coherent theme. We all knew he was rich, so we were all profoundly dumbfounded by this most bizarre and pointless speech.

Mr. Universe's picture

Ted was coherent at one point, then he married Jane Fonda. That broad would drive anyone freaking nutz.

Max Cynical's picture

Revoke their WH credentials...the Press Room is for journalists not comedy channels.

LawsofPhysics's picture

RED=BLUE, imagine that.  Stupid fucking sheep. Oh well, humanity has been devolving for a while probably a good time to thin the fucking herd.

"Full Faith and Credit"

Same as it ever was...

Chupacabra-322's picture

It's a false Right / Left Paradigm of

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

To reiterate, it's absolutely, completely, open in your Face

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

The Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC. & its affiliates at the Criminal Fraud STATE / LOCAL Municipalites BOND markets predicates that we are a Nation of Law not Men.

Hence, the "Full Faith & Credit" (Birth Certificate) of the American People (Consenting Citizen IMF Slave).

We've now incrementally evolved into a Nation of Men.
The Emperor is Stark Naked.

How soon before the Global Bond Markets expoldes is anyone's guess.
Full Faith the Collapse is eminent.

new game's picture

power is all corrupting when allowed to be in the hands of so few that ALWAYS end up in charge!

these people are serial psychopaths. the checks and balances were systematically removed. at the root of this evil is a shadow corporate run government where as the high bidders remain in charge. fascism defined, is the merger of corp and state. this cabal of the ubber rich control the destiney of western governments. their lust for power ignores logic. logic says russia is going to be the first strike as they see clearly that this shit is coming to them.

i fear the future with these madmen and women controllling our destiney...

v76's picture

Time to eliminate the herd, we'll keep coming back to this... we are a flawed animal/species and we need to be stopped before we become space faring although many simple humans think it would be good if the super destructive humans spread... somehow they think the human virus spreading into the universe is a good thing?!

Mr. Universe's picture

Reminded me of this...

Agent Smith: I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.

Iconoclast421's picture

Where he has always been, in Tel-Aviv.

ne-tiger's picture

What's up with Trump? Now he's in bed with camel fucker and insisting on new wars?

nightwish's picture

This is where Trump fails, his foreign policy, particularly the middle east.

He's a deepstate chump and lets the J's run amok as per usual

chunga's picture

There is very little worship of Trumpo, just vaccillation on who in DC sucks the most. At the moment he's in the lead.

Savyindallas's picture

"Trumptards" voted for what Anne Coulter calls "Trumpism". We had no choice. He said all the right things. His innaugural address was brilliant-inspiring. We sent a message for Trumpism -not Trump. The message won the election. That gives us hope for the future. Americans will support change  - I knew Trump was a risk. His past showed he was nothing special. Looks like now he is just a puppet put in to preempt and control the anti-establishment movement. He is still better than Hillary   -unless he gets us all killed in a nuclear Armedgeddon. 

chunga's picture

Yeah I do try and root for certain things he says sometimes but then he'll turn around and do something like this.

He looks like a broker or middle-man for deep state. It's all so bogus it makes me sick. Sincere apologies to people in other countries that get harmed by these fraudulent monsters, I hate them and disapprove of everything they do.

Pliskin's picture

There's a serious absence of Trumptards on these posts!

And all they've got is calling people "Liberals, Clintonites, Democrats, Snowflakes...."

I'm non of the above, but I have  strong message to all Trumptards...'FUCK YOU!"

Idiots!

I didn't vote for Trump, or Hillary, I voted for the U.S.A to burn itself down to the ground in a big fucking shitstorm.  Popcorn ready!

Go and fucking choke you soft, maggot ass, pussies!

dirty fingernails's picture

The worst part is the morons will sing his praises for every minor victory while overlooking the huge betrayals. I'll repeat what I said before, tge Trumptards would lose a game of Memory if they played against a goldfish.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

You think Goldman Sachs wants an audit of the Fed? Who do you think Trump is listening to on Adutiting the Fed - His GS advisors or Rand Paul?

(If the results were fully publicized) a comprehensive, legit audit would almost assuredly drain the swamp. It's the only thing that might accomplish this ... which is why it was the one piece of legislation Ron Paul pushed for his entire political career and is still promoting today.

dirty fingernails's picture

Trump is making noises to keep his voting base waiting for a bone while he helps fuck us harder. Audit the Fed is Pavlov's bell for the alt-right

The central planners's picture

Trumptards swares that they are different to the libtards.

kalboking's picture

TMOSLEY #1 Trumpc cock holster along with his buddy mewn.