The U.S. has claimed it managed to avert a chemical attack in Syria because of a warning it sent to Syria, Iran and Russia.
The White House issued a statement on Monday saying the Syrian government was preparing for another chemical weapons attack and warning President Assad and his military that they would “pay a heavy price” if it went ahead.
The U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said the Trump administration intended its warning to be aimed not just at Syria’s government but also at Russia and Iran, who are Syria’s key allies.
Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) June 27, 2017
As many wondered whether or not the US was preparing for another false flag chemical attack to justify military confrontation in Syria, the Secretary of Defense announced that Syria had backed down and stopped preparation for the alleged attack.
Jim Mattis said that the Syrian government backed down after the White House threatened that Syrian forces would “pay a heavy price” if they carried out another chemical strike.
How does Mattis know….he said: “They didn’t do it”
What the world just witnessed was simply the United States government inventing a threat, making its own threats based on the made-up threat, and then claiming that its own threats prevented the original made-up threat from happening. It created a bogeyman and claimed to defeat it. Truly, 1st graders everywhere are in awe of the Trump administration.
Still, it seems relatively clear that the U.S. Government and the Pentagon were not only setting the pretext for a false flag attack that would justify another U.S. military intervention, but also putting out the call for every Western-backed terror organization operating inside Syria to conduct a chemical weapons attack. After all, America’s Ambassador to the United Nations and stealth Ambassador to Israel, Nikki Haley, stated that “Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.”
Seems pretty cut and dried, doesn’t it? Whatever happens, we will blame Assad, Russia, and Iran. I would love to hear an explanation by pro-war advocates as to why this statement would do anything besides embolden terrorists to commit a chemical attack. That is, in addition to humiliating the country even further, a feat Haley has proven time and again she is quite capable of achieving.
In all seriousness, however, it should be noted that one anomaly in this whole affair is that CENTCOM officials were reportedly unaware of the announcement made by the White House. According to sources in CENTCOM cited by Buzzfeed, the officials in this department were completely in the dark. What is interesting about this is that the Buzzfeed sources show that, either there is a disconnect between the branches of government or that there is a mole inside CENTCOM (presumably) releasing information to publicly undermine the White House.