Trump Threatens Putin, "Animal Assad" Over Syrian "Chemical Attack"; Russia Warns Of "Grave" Response If US Launches Strike

It's deja vu all over again.

Remember when the US admitted Syrian "Rebels" have used chemical weapons? Or when earlier this year, now former Secretary of State blamed Russia for an alleged Syrian chemical attack despite admitting he doesn't know who actually did it? Or when the US finally admitted there was "no evidence" Assad used sarin gas? Or just last week, when Trump said that the US is finally pulling out of Syria as a result of the defeat of ISIS  (much to the Pantagon's fury and open-ended timetable for extracting Syrian resources)?

Well, maybe you do, but the neocons back in charge of US war preparations foreign policy - now that war hawk John Bolton is Trump's National Security Advisor - are so stuck with the age-old narrative that Assad is desperate to be bombed at any cost, that none of this actually matters, and instead the big story overnight is once again that, lo and behold, Assad decided to gas some "rebels" again, despite now overwhelmingly winning the war against US-backed insurgents, and despite knowing very well that exactly one year ago an alleged "chemical attack" prompted Trump to launch dozens of Tomahawks at Syria.

This is what happened (if you've seen this script played out before, you are not alone).

On Saturday night, an alleged chemical attack on a rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta reportedly killed dozens of people, according to US-linked medical services with Washington immediately responding that the reports - if confirmed - would demand an immediate international response. Actually scratch the "if confirmed" part - after all, the last time the US "intervened" in Syria, on April 7, 2017, the US did not need confirmation; Trump just needed a geopolitical distraction.

It seems that he needs another one again, and ideally one that shows just how angry he is with Putin now that an interview with Mueller is reportedly imminent.

A joint statement by the medical relief organization Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and the civil defense service, which operates in rebel-held areas, said 49 people had died in the attack late on Saturday. Others put the toll at 150 or more.

The response from the Assad side was similarly predictable: the Syrian regime, whose overthrow the US failed to achieve in the course of the 6 year proxy war in order to facilitate the transport of Qatari natural gas to Europe, denied its forces had launched any chemical attack as the reports began circulating and said the rebels were collapsing and fabricating news.

The Syrian state news agency SANA said Jaish al-Islam was making “chemical attack fabrications in an exposed and failed attempt to obstruct advances by the Syrian Arab army,” citing an official source.

Meanwhile, Reuters said it could not independently verify the reports. Others did the same: The Syrian Observatory said it could not confirm whether chemical weapons had been used in the attack on Saturday.

But, as we noted above, who needs confirmation: after all, if the 2013 "chemical attack" that started it all and was later proven to be a hoax was sufficient, just do the same. And sure enough, a video uploaded by "local media activists" allegedly showed bodies of victims - including women and children - of the reported chemical attack in Douma. Once again, nobody has actually confirmed if anyone has died.

Meanwhile, the US, itching for that military spending GDP boost was ready with the outraged retort: the U.S. State Department said reports of mass casualties from the attack were “horrifying” and would, if confirmed, “demand an immediate response by the international community”. At the same time, Britain’s Foreign Office also called the reports, if confirmed, “very concerning” and said “an urgent investigation is needed and the international community must respond. We call on the Assad regime and its backers, Russia and Iran, to stop the violence against innocent civilians.”

Note the "if confirmed" part, and keep an eye on how the narrative switches from that to "the attack was confirmed." If the Skripal case is any indication, just repeating it often enough, should be sufficient.

Trump already did his part on Sunday morning, when he tweeted several statements on the alleged attack as if it was already confirmed, just as one would expect to accelerate the escalation:

Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!

Then, for good measure, Trump decided to throw Obama under the bus for not crossing his "red line in the sand", once again assuming the attack was confirmed.

If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!

After the alleged attack, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauret recalled a 2017 sarin gas attack in northwestern Syria that the West and the United Nations blamed on Assad’s government. “The Assad regime and its backers must be held accountable and any further attacks prevented immediately,” she said adding that “The United States calls on Russia to end this unmitigated support immediately and work with the international community to prevent further, barbaric chemical weapons attacks."

The US also said yet again that Russia is "ultimately bearing responsibility" for all chemical incidents in Syria, regardless of who carried them out, after rebel sources accused Damascus of gassing dozens in Eastern Ghouta's Douma.  In other words, even if the "chemical attack" was carried out by US-backed "rebels", or better yet "ISIS", it's Putin's fault.

"The regime's history of using chemical weapons against its own people is not in dispute," said the US State Department, indicating, however, that it was relying on "reports," being unable to confirm the incident. "Russia ultimately bears responsibility for the brutal targeting of countless Syrians with chemical weapons."

As for Russia, its Defense Ministry immediately denied and dismissed as false reports that the Syrian government had carried out a chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta's Douma: "We strongly refute this information," Major General Yury Yevtushenko, head of the Reconciliation Center in Syria, said in a statement on Sunday. "We declare our readiness, after Douma is liberated from the militants, to immediately send Russian radiation, chemical and biological protection specialists to collect data that will confirm the fabricated nature of these allegations," he stated.

Yevtushenko said that "a number of Western countries" are trying to prevent the resumption of an operation aimed at driving militants from the city of Douma.

"For this purpose, the use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces – one of the most widespread claims in the West – is being used," he added.

And, knowing where this is all headed, Russia’s Foreign Ministry says in statement on website that reports of chemical weapons attack in rebel-held town of Douma are fabricated, and any military operations against Syria on false pretenses may lead to “gravest consequences,”

The Russians added that "The goal of such reports is to aid terrorists and justify possible military strikes from outside Syria."

Russia is correct, and it is now just a matter of time before Trump unveils his next grand diversion from the chaos at home and the trade war with China, by launching another 50 or so Tomahawks at some venue deep inside Syria, in a carbon copy repeat of what happened exactly one year ago.


mobius8curve Sun, 04/08/2018 - 09:42 Permalink

Right on time folks! Things must escalate with the war card at the same time things escalate with the economic card!

War distracts from the bankers purpose of massive economic change they wish to institute.

Please understand this has been all planned for 30 years and slowly being implemented over that time by the BIS and their central banks in every nation on earth but 4 now which just happen to be the countries in the news today:…

Albert Pike told us a 3rd world war was coming but there had to be 3 major crisis between the 2nd and 3rd world war to set the stage:

It is all part of creating distractions from global corporatism controlling the world through food:…

It can not be a coincidence that the whole system is more leveraged than at any other top in 100 years. Hyperinflation is the plan that will indeed cause the burning cash under the phoenix that should begin in earnest this year right on schedule. This is complete collusion on the part of most central banks coming down from the BIS who is loaded with satanists hanging out between there and CERN.

That will morph into this:…

Over the next 7 years:

The masses already have a physical mark in their retina or hand/finger prints. All that’s required to keep them from buying or selling is to phase out cash and replace it with a crypto currency riding on the back of block chain riding on the back of the internet. Then do away with passwords thus requiring them to burn their retina or hand/finger prints to access their iPhone to access the internet to do any future purchasing. It does not matter how decentralized the crypto currency is if the gate keepers of the internet refuse to allow them to access the internet with their iPhone if they do not comply with the beast:

Revelation 13:16-17 And he causeth all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, that there be given them a mark on their right hand, or upon their forehead; (17) and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name.

Our Father proved His physical children “Israel” and now He is about to prove His spiritual children “Israel”:

History(His~Story) always repeats:

Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. (10) Is there a thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been long ago, in the ages which were before us.


FireBrander AtATrESICI Sun, 04/08/2018 - 09:54 Permalink

Bullshitastes 1.06: That which hath been penned by men in the nameth of God as "scripture", shall be useth until the endeth of timeth to commit massith attrocities in the nameth of "God".

"'I am driven with a mission from God'. God would tell me, 'George go and fight these terrorists in Afghanistan'. And I did. And then God would tell me 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq'. And I did...."And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, 'Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East'. And, by God, I'm gonna do it."" - George Bush

Net result of Bush, Hillary and Obama carrying out "Gods Work"?

Millions of dead Brown people, less security, less peace and less freedom for EVERYONE!

Thanks a lot "God"!


Trump "believes" what he is told to believe; it's either that or an "accident" in the near future.

Look at would think a Leftist, Black, "Community Organizer" would be impossible to convert into a White, War-mongering, NeoCon Fascist..conversion complete in less than a year..."ASSAD MUST GO!" hot rolled from Obama's lips with just one little "Chlorine attack" that killed a handful of people...and was LATER proved to have been carried out by...we'll, we're not sure...but the attack was amateur hour at the gas bomb factory as the "bomb" was labeled as "crude" by the UN's investigative team and not anywhere near the level of sophistication of a State actor.

So, we're left to assume/believe that Assad sent some guys to Home Depot and Walmart to buy supplies to build a chlorine bomb at home in order to make it look like it wasn't a Syrian Army grade weapon...and what would Assad gain from hiding behind this amateur bomb to kill a handful of people? NOTHING!...but it gave the USA a reason for "Regime Change" via "Freedom Fighters"..aka ISIS..Assad is either a complete fucking idiot or innocent of the charge.

"the Obama administration’s public claims that only the Syrian army had access to sarin were maintained a sarin production cell...Porton Down obtained a sample of the sarin used in the 21 August attack and analysis demonstrated that the gas used didn’t match the batches known to exist in the Syrian army’s chemical weapons arsenal..." - Seymour M. Hersh

Read it all here:…

Who ya gonna believe?

"Hersh first gained recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War. In 2004, he notably reported on the US military's mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. Hersh strongly criticized Bill Clinton's decision to destroy, on August 20, 1998, the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Sudan. Al-Shifa, the largest pharmaceutical factory in Sudan, accounted for half the country's domestically produced medicines"..wasn't Bill the first Black President? More Black on Black crime...

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two hoots Klassenfeind Sun, 04/08/2018 - 10:22 Permalink

Trump has become worth watching, even here on zh.  The world is tiring of this evil covert/military bullshit.   This was likely the last slice of tolerance.  

Guess it's time to send in missiles to blow apart innocent civilians, ignorant soldiers, turn rubble into more rubble?  This has more than a smell of hidden agendas, it is some desperate last attempt.

Was the Russian Salisbury incident a pre-ruse to paint Russia as a habitual chemical user, thus making this attack seemingly connected?  Much going on and we know the dark state is not setting idly by.  There is a movie in here somewhere.

Added later:


What are the chances:

Some anti Syrian rebel group did this and nothing to do with US/Assad/Russia.  Are we that easily fooled?


Trump is being played internally by the old CIA/State left in place by the Obama/Hillary team (and those think tanks above them)?  Knowing, now, Trump is easy to arouse and react it would be easy to set him up.  This may have been their final, if necessary, act of desperation.  Even so, it would mean this group is a highly evil group that would stop at nothing, even mass murder, to regain their position.  Trump is still responsible.  The rest of us are screwed either way.

Melania is likely the only person on the planet that can prevent any more unnecessary destruction to humanity.   

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Scar Bro two hoots Sun, 04/08/2018 - 10:25 Permalink

This is it boys. We're about to find some shit out. Will the U.S fire missiles and will the Russians shoot the missile AND the source as they promised to?

As much as Trump is to be distrusted from what he has said, his own actions haven't really given anything away. He has basically allowed all this jew bullshit to continue and just not stopped it. The point of no return is either an act of War against Russia or Iran (which is ultimately a war aimed at Russia). If he does not halt the jews from doing this then we better prepare ourselves for the worst. Ultimately Israel (US/UK/Saudi) will be defeated. But how many lives will it take?

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macholatte tmosley Sun, 04/08/2018 - 11:18 Permalink


Why should the USA care if Arabs kill Arabs?
The enemy of my enemy is my friend, right?
Is it better for USA to waste its treasure and spill its blood in the ongoing failure of trying to civilize portions of the fourth world?
If Europe wants a gas pipeline from Quatar then let the fucking Germans occupy Syria.  There is nothing going on that directly benefits the USA.  We didn’t even get paid back for the money we wasted liberating Kuwait.  To hell with the Arabs!!


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beepbop macholatte Sun, 04/08/2018 - 11:24 Permalink

1. It's NOT Arabs killing Arabs. It's JEWS killing Arabs with their ISIS terrorists.

2. It's NOT about Gas Pipelines. Israhell wants a BIG CHUNK of Syria for their expansion.

3. ONLY Israhell LOVES to Kill women and children.

4. TRUMP is doing all this because the Neocons/Zionists/Bolsheviks are his REAL masters.


W Bush: "Dad, what's a neocon?"

HW Bush: "You want names or description?"

W: "Description."

HW: "Israel."


Israhell is the FREAKIN problem.

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thisandthat Shillinlikeavillan Sun, 04/08/2018 - 11:45 Permalink

Yeah, Donny, the Phony, you definitely should run for office in 2020 (if we ever get there); that's the only way you'll ever bring justice to the world, as Hitlery dies from laughter at your results....

Any Norwegian fuckwit leftover from the "Russian invasion", in the room, to help you out on this?

Do you know how lemmings die?

First, the ones behind move, because the ones in front move, then the ones in front move, because the ones behind move... then they fall off a cliff. And die.

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Khazaria Empire IH8OBAMA Sun, 04/08/2018 - 12:12 Permalink

To topic: After Khazarian Armed Entity shoot 27 unarmed Semitic folks (yes, Palestinians are Semitic), they desperately needs some distraction and got this. 

Central point is call Khazars by their original name. After more illumination, their Khazarian genocidal regime will collapse itself.

Russian leaders cannot dare remember Khazaria Empire and talking about consequences of fall of this empire. It is our job to talk and write about this collasal and brutal scam.

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veritas semper… Manthong Sun, 04/08/2018 - 13:11 Permalink

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”

  Frank Zappa

Enjoy the brick wall , deplorables ! After all ,the Donald did promise a wall ,didn't he? Only it's not what you expected.


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FBaggins veritas semper… Sun, 04/08/2018 - 13:52 Permalink

I don't like being right about something like this, but I did in comments on April 1 & 2 WARN that the Skripal gas attack was most likely just an overture to condemn both Russia and Syrian for next gas attack false flag in Syria. It will be interesting if the "authorities" find the gas originated in Russia. The theme of the deep-state perception mangers who control the media is that "poisonous gasses" came from and were used by the designated enemies which are both Syria and Russia. It is no longer necessary for the ZioNazis just to kill innocent Syrians for they now have to kill innocent Russians, and therefore must somehow implicate the Russians. My shitass EVIL government in Canada is obviously supporting the EVIL Israeli, US and UK axis. The question is what can we do to stop them? If there is nothing effective we can do then then I can only hope and pray that our nations lose and lose very badly. 

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Shemp 4 Victory FBaggins Sun, 04/08/2018 - 14:09 Permalink

Amazing how quickly everyone forgets that on 13 March, while liberating sections of the East Ghouta terrorist enclave, the Syrian Arab Army discovered a chemical lab used to make chlorine bombs and explosives.  1min. 52sec. English subtitles

In the video below, at about 2:04, if you look at the upper left corner of the whiteboard you will see PETN amidst the arabic writing. PETN is a powerful explosive.  2min. 20sec. English subtitles

In the next video, the Syrian official describing what was found in the lower level says, "look at this equipment, even as a state we are banned from having such machines for even preventive chemistry."  1min. 40sec. English subtitles

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Slack Jack beemasters Sun, 04/08/2018 - 19:25 Permalink

Remember, the evil people, Theresa May, Stoltenberg, Trump and the rest, were damning Russia with obvious lies.

The Novichok nerve agents don't even exist.


The Novichok nerve agents are supposedly much more toxic than the nerve gases VX or Sarin (and yet the Skripals are still alive!?).

Mirzayanov's book, published in 2008, contains the formulas he alleges can be used to create Novichoks. In 1995, he explained that "the chemical components or precursors" of Novichok are "ordinary organophosphates that can be made at commercial chemical companies that manufacture such products as fertilizers and pesticides."…

Basically, Mirzayanov claims that it is relatively easy to make the Novichok nerve agents.

So, some enterprising Arabs could buy a few chemists to make a few tons of it and then spray it all over the little Satan.

Do you really think that the Jews who run the United States would allow the publication of information that could lead to thousands of deaths in Israel?

Do you really think they would protect the publisher of such information by giving him residence in the United States?

Remember, Mirzayanov was given residence in the United States after he was kicked out of Russia.

There are also a number of "people who should know" that have stated that there is zero solid evidence for the existence of the Novichok nerve agents. For example: Robin Black in Development, Historical Use and Properties of Chemical Warfare Agents (2016):

"In recent years, there has been much speculation that a fourth generation of nerve agents, ‘Novichoks’ (newcomer), was developed in Russia, beginning in the 1970s as part of the ‘Foliant’ programme, with the aim of finding agents that would compromise defensive countermeasures. Information on these compounds has been sparse in the public domain, mostly originating from a dissident Russian military chemist, Vil Mirzayanov. No independent confirmation of the structures or the properties of such compounds has been published."…

And, Alexander Shulgin, Russia's representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2018):

"There has never been a ‘Novichok’ research project conducted in Russia,... But in the West, some countries carried out such research, which they called 'Novichok,' for some reason."

CONCLUSION: The Novichok nerve agents don't even exist.

This latest chemical attack in Syria is yet another FALSE FLAG.

Just like all the previous chemical attacks in Syria were FALSE FLAG attacks.

Just like the Skripal "chemical attack" in Britain was a FALSE FLAG attack.

Trump is a Jew (so is Theresa May, by the way).

It seems the Jews want war,.... yet again.

If you wish to see how real wars are conducted, read:

Proof that Adolf Hitler was a double agent.

It seems pretty weird when you first read it, but its clearly true.

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fleur de lis Slack Jack Sun, 04/08/2018 - 21:12 Permalink

The Skripal false flag was supposed to kick off a war but that stunt went bust.

So for further information the MSM has to rely on the one-man-band in London otherwise known as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Isn't it odd that no one has interviewed such a fabulous facility?

If that outfit isn't a CIA hideout nothing is.

Anyway, now it falls to the Kremlin to play the long game since we already know what the DC Swamp wants.

And if that moron Skripal thinks he and his dingbat daughter are any safer when they are living that much closer to Langley, then he is truly crazy.

He will be alright for a while and then croak.


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Bigern veritas semper… Sun, 04/08/2018 - 14:57 Permalink

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”


The film Dark City portrays a magnificent example of this brick wall. 


"Do you remember how to get to Shell Beach?"

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