German Pro-Atlantic Paper Admits: Ghouta Sarin Attack Committed By Syrian Al-Qaeda

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German Pro-Atlantic Paper Admits: Ghouta Sarin Attack Committed By Syrian Al-Qaeda

A Syrian couple mourn following the 2013 attack on Eastern Ghouta (REX/Erbin News/NurPhoto)

Originally appeared in MoonOfAlabama

The German paper Die Welt is staunchly pro-NATO and pro-U.S. It always follows the official, conservative propaganda lines up to the dot on the last i. But in today’s Sunday edition one of its well-connected journalists and department head argues for a change of direction on Syria. Assad is not going to go away and “the west” needs to accept that to prevent a Salafist take-over of that country.

Buried in the German language piece is this version of events of the 2013 Sarin attack in Ghouta and the “lack of response” by the Obama administration (my translation):

When on August 21 2013 the nerve gas Sarin was used in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, [Obama] had to make a decision. He ordered to prepare an attack by sea-launched cruise missiles. But the British secret service was in possession of a sampling of the used Sarin. An analysis showed it not to be Sarin from the Syrian regime, but from the inventory of al-Nusra. Obama dropped his plan.

There are several problems with this line of events. The British parliament had rejected an attack on Syria. The U.S. congress refused to authorize one. If Obama would have attacked, the Republicans would have, without doubt, started impeachmentprocedures against him. The domestic policy implications, not the origin of the Sarin,  stopped Obama’s attack plans.

The explanation of Die Welt reporter, that al-Nusra Sarin’s was different from Syrian government Sarin, is also dubious. According to a recent extensive report based on interviews with an al-Qaeda aligned “rebel” in Syria, al-Qaeda acquired the Sarin from a storage facility of the Syrian regime when it conquered the Syrian base of Regiment 111 in late 2012. This was before the split of al-Nusra and the Islamic State. There would thus be no difference between “regime Sarin” and “al-Qaeda Sarin”.

But even completely independent of the origin of the Sarin, U.S. missile experts had long concluded that the missiles which carried the Sarin in the attack could not have been fired from government held areas. Their range was simply too short. Thus the event must have been a false flag attack.

Nonetheless, the German newspaper analysis is a sign that the tide has turned and that the official “regime change” storm is calming down. The dismantling of a major official propaganda item, like the Sarin attack, points to the introduction of a new narrative. How that will develop further is yet to be seen.

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  • JPH
  • Boris Kazlov

    False narratives will start again, US will never admit that it was wrong.

  • Tom Johnson

    Really, South Front you are using MoonoaAlabama as a source…lol. Their source is smoke from a bong. Also, you contradict in your article. Where did the Brits get a sample, what they do knock on al-nusra’s door and ask? GTFO.

    • creator8642

      dude.. you are a funny guy!
      Sounds like a you support al-nusra… atleast from a lot of your comments on southfront…

      do you realize that Turkey, saudi arabia, israel, jordan, american government, british government, french government, german government are supporting tons of foreign mercenary militants fighting in syria to overthrow assad.

      crazy double standards!! would obama accept putin arming “moderate rebels” in texas to overthrow the “obama regime”….? noo??? why not? CUZ NO ONE WOULD!

      Tom, do you REALLY believe the official american storyline? come on man we all know that is horseshit! just like “OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM” (killing hundreds of thousands of iraqi civilian’s! you cant keep believing these liars!)

      Every government on earth would fight an armed uprising, especially one created by foreign enemies! nobody is that stupid! HUNDRED’S OF SYRIAN POLICE OFFICERS WERE FUCKING MURDERED IN THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF THE SO CALLED “PEACEFUL UPRISING” (guns and ammo were flooding in by the hundred’s of thousands BEFORE THE FIRST day of the “so called peaceful uprising”) (march 6th and march 15th…)

      brother this stuff has all been planned out WAY prior to all that!?

      what do you know about the saudi/qatari/turkish pipeline? or the iran/iraq/syria/lebanon pipeline? don’t you stop and think every once in a while and realize the pattern? anyone who resists imperialism or american hegemony gets fucking stomped on… can’t you see this?

      Those who resist get crushed! (iraq, libya, syria..)
      Those who resist the IMF, federal reserve, CFR, military industrial complex, global energy cartel, global bank, and other western powers GET FUCKING CRUSHED!

      what makes you think we give a fuck about DEMOCRACY?? haha thats funny… saudi arabia monarchy, one of the most brutal leaders in the area fucking executes people in public square’s… and the west doesnt say shit about that.. NOT A WORD! guess we don’t give a fuck about democracy there… eh??? guess its just a nice word for REGIME CHANGE, and applicable only when and where we want it to be! :(

      its all bulllshit.. you and i BOTH know this!!!

      there are over 1,000+ ARMED MILITANT GROUPS/GANGS in syria! hailing from over 80+ countries! they get weapons from saudi arabia, jordan, turkey, america, israel, qatar and others! in the “so called syrian civil war”
      (MORE LIKE FOREIGN MILITANT PROXY GROUP!)

      THEY GET TOW MISSILES FROM RAYTHEON! there are literally HUNDREDS of video’s of this shit… undeniable….

      they have joint operation rooms with satellite data and fucking tanks and BMP’s… this shit doesnt come for free! and many of the syrian’s are poor, and there economy is struggling… SO OBVIOUSLY IT WAS GIVEN TO THEM! PAY ATTENTION!

      you really think it was assad? your funny…. Because i have video’s of the rebel’s firing the gas canisters…

      you really think it was assad? haha your funny. do you not pay attention to anything? are you new to the syrian war?? did you just arrive? they have also blamed a few others massacre’s on assad, that, for instance, were in all government area’s and all alawite citizen’s (and assad supporters…) and if you know shit about anything then you’d know who did that…
      also if the assad government needed to use sarin gas soo bad they would have obliterated your al nusra “rebel” terrorist buddies everyday with them! but they don’t do they!

      The assad government is gaining land, they do not need to shell a government area with gas shells. but i know some desparate terrorist gangs that sure do! i even have the video’s! what you got?

      this shit has been going on, and it is rarely assad.
      Like the maaloula massacre? FSA (so called “moderate rebels” and others (who by the way i have seen pictures of them beheading people.) (you tell me… who’s the so called “moderate rebels” and i will show you f*cking pictures of those guys chopping heads…)

      al nusra got their sarin by raiding syrian government facilities… no shit.. you knew to all this stuff tom? guess so…

      pay attention to the patterns… i got evidence.. what you got??

      im trying to have a legitimate conversation with you.. i just can’t help but notice you seem to be siding with the jihadi’s and western backed militant forces… atleast it seems like that… so im asking you to clarify….
      Have a nice day Tom!

  • hvaiallverden

    I dont even bother to deabte the so called Gass attac some of the Yankikkes droole about, its an decomposing heep of crap we are done with, boy, loosen you dippers a bit.

    It was an lousy fake video preformance, and nothing in it is true, all the talk after in shitholes like the BBC/CNN/western MSM in general where they made spinofs and created storys based solely upon their own created spinofs, and can feed the woid with nonsense and lies for decades like all the faked/invented/lies about Gaddafy.

    No shame is the level to day, ignorant flood the net, but again, you stink, easy to smell.

    peace

  • Joseph Scott

    The article reflects two things, which have been unfolding for awhile. One, Germany is growing slowly but steadily more distant from the USA and their foreign policy, which has long been contrary not only to German public sentiment, but increasingly to the interest of German elites. Second, there are some sharp differences of opinion between the American and European branches of the Globalist-Freemasons, leading to a growing division between US and EU policies, as reflected in their respective propaganda machines.