Thursday, August 29, 2013

Verify chemical weapons use before unleashing the dogs of war

If this report is true, it's a game changer.  Bottom line, according to the report, the rebels used some chemical or other to kill civilians to blame Assad and draw the US & Britain into the war.

It's pretty plain that someone is killing civilians with some sort of chemicals.  This does not mean that Assad has not used chemicals in the past though.  Given the fanatical and vicious warfare going on in Syria, anything is possible.


Verify chemical weapons use before unleashing the dogs of war

4:27 PM 08/29/2013

Kenneth Timmerman

The Obama administration has selectively used intelligence to justify military strikes on Syria, former military officers with access to the original intelligence reports say, in a manner that goes far beyond what critics charged the Bush administration of doing in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war.

According to these officers, who served in top positions in the United States, Britain, France, Israel, and Jordan, a Syrian military communication intercepted by Israel’s famed Unit 8200 electronic intelligence outfit has been doctored so that it leads a reader to just the opposite conclusion reached by the original report.

The doctored report was leaked to a private Internet-based newsletter that boasts of close ties to the Israeli intelligence community, and led to news reports that the United States now had firm evidence showing that the Syrian government had ordered the chemical weapons attack on August 21 against a rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus.

The doctored report was picked up on Israel’s Channel 2 TV  on Aug. 24, then by Focus magazine in Germany, the Times of Israel, and eventually by The Cable  in Washington, DC.

According to the doctored report, the chemical attack was carried out by the 155th Brigade of the 4th Armored Division of the Syrian Army, an elite unit commanded by Maher al-Assad, the president’s brother.

However, the original communication intercepted by Unit 8200 between a major in command of the rocket troops assigned to the 155th Brigade of the 4th Armored Division, and the general staff, shows just the opposite.

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