Macron: “France Will Strike” If Chemical Weapons Used In Syria

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Originally appeared at Zero Hedge

French President Emmanuel Macron says he is prepared to “strike” Syria if evidence is found to support claims that President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against civilians, though noted that French intelligence agencies do not have any such proof.

Macron: "France Will Strike" If Chemical Weapons Used In Syria

On chemical weapons, I set a red line and I reaffirm that red line,” Macron told reporters in Paris on Tuesday. “Today, our agencies, our armed forces have not established that chemical weapons, as set out in treaties, have been used against the civilian population.”

“We have some indications of possible chlorine use [in Syria], but we have no absolute confirmation… So we, alongside the others, are working on trying to confirm this, as we clearly have to get the facts straight.” –French Defense Minister Florence Parly

Facilities used to store and “originate” chemical weapons shipments would be the primary targets, said the French President, who also told reporters that he warned Russian President Vladimir Putin of France’s plans during a phone call last Friday. 

I’ve reiterated it to President Putin, asking to make it very clear to the Syrian regime, which has reaffirmed that it does not use chemical weapons … but we are watching it,” Macron stated.

Macron’s announcement that French intelligence has found no proof of Assad gassing civilians stands in sharp contrast to an April 7, 2017 strike on a suspected sarin gas storage facility at Syria’s Shayrat Airbase by the United States, in which President Trump sent 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles with an estimated value of $100 million (taxpayer dollars) in response to an alleged chemical attack which occurred 72 hours prior. Somehow U.S. intelligence was able to fully investigate the attack and determine its provenance – despite conflicting reports in the media over exactly where the attack took place, what type of gas was used, and the number of casualties.

Observant readers will recall that the President’s deep state / NeoCon haters such as John McCain and Bill Kristol gave him a nod of approval after Trump disappointed the anti-war contingency of his base.

After initial reports said that sarin gas was used, internet sleuths (along with anyone with more than a few brain cells) noted that “white helmets” were cleaning up bodies without wearing protective safety gear – meaning that they would have been exposed to the Sarin as well. The type of gas used was then changed in official reports to a “sarin-like” compound.

And as Disobedient Media reported on April 6, a day before the Tomahawk attack, there were several conflicting reports emerging from the April 4 gas attack which should have given President Trump pause to perhaps hold off on his $100 million fireworks display while enjoying “beautiful” chocolate cake with China’s Xi Jinping as the bombs were dropping.

For starters, an anti-Assad reporter on the ground in Syria tweeted that the next day he would be launching a media campaign to cover the airstrikes on the Hama countryside, including the use of chemical weapons he couldn’t have known were about to be deployed.

Second, observers noted that three days before the attack, a doctor on the ground in Khan Sheikhoun, Dr. Shajul Isklam, received several shipments of gas masks right before the incident.

Also noted was the lack of protective safety gear by those cleaning up the bodies.

Lastly, Moscow claimed at the time of the April 4th attack that Syrian air strikes on the region were intended on destroying chemical arms labs run by anti-Assad forces:

“According to Russian airspace monitoring systems, yesterday between 11.30 and 12.30 local time the Syrian aviation carried out an airstrike on the eastern outskirts of Khan Sheikhun, targeting a major ammunition storage facility of terrorists and a cluster of military hardware. The territory of this storage facility housed workshops to produce projectiles stuffed with toxic agents,” Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said. (Tass)

Recent allegations

France’s refusal to engage in Syria until their intelligence agencies have proof comes on the heels of the latest reported chemical attack in Syria last month – conveyed by controversial sources including the anti-Assad White Helmets NGO and the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was quick to blame the Syrian government at an international conference held on January 23 in Paris for the “International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons,” where Tillerson even blamed Moscow for the alleged January attack despite a lack of evidence. Moscow, in turn, criticized the conference as an attempt to subvert the UN’s Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

According to Russia’s Center for Reconciliation in Syria, a source has claimed that the Al-Nusra terrorist group has brought some 20 chlorine canisters into Syria, while the White Helmets have been staging “first aid” drills with “local residents” suffering from poisoning – which some suspect is in preparation for a staged chemical incident which will be used to justify regime change.

If you’d like to hear more about these questionable sources while also watching a Canadian journalist shut down a smug MSM reporter at the UN, watch here:

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  • Rüdiger Preiss

    How about Macron is prepared to stop sponsoring terrorists if evidence is found to support claims that White Helmets staged chemical weapons against civilians???

    • You can call me Al

      Personally I think he should step away from external politics and interventions, similar to the likes of May and Trump, try and sort out the disasters occurring at home, otherwise they will be 3rd world countries in a decade or two.

      He is a muppet and a puppet and not even very good at it.

      • Merijn

        They are all just Pathetic Caricatures of Pathetic Caricatures of Pathetic Caricaturessss…..who is responsible for their Image???!!!!!!! Because if I were them, I would fire these Imagebuilders…..

  • Ariel Cohen

    Macron is what we used to call in my day a “novice”, someone who looks like they are fresh out of high school and still wet behind the ears. At the end of the day he is just another Anglo-Zionist puppet / patsy who will parrot the MSM and keep France within the clutches of the Zionazis and under the control of the EU cabalists. .

  • Paul

    The West have repeatedly threatened military intervention in Syria if Assad uses chemical weapons for the last five or so years. Considering that Assad has retained his government thanks to Russia, would anyone be so stupid as to actually use those weapons, knowing full well the potential consequences, especially taking into account that the US has already done it, without any substantial evidence? It’s just ridiculous to think he would do it, and why? How could he possibly benefit from gassing civilians? Only those in the West who think the 6 o’clock news is informative would believe this narrative of bullshit.

    • John Mason

      be one way of ending the war overnight and have those illegal invaders permanently removed. US has used uranium depleted ammunition in Yugoslavia, Iraq and white phosphorous also, be justice to do the same to them.

    • Merijn

      People who watch the 6 o’ clock news can’t help it…… those people are braindead

  • John Mason

    Macron is a dead set jerk and how he even managed to be President is suspect. Idiot wants to be careful threatening other states or his Eiffel Tower may come crashing down around him.

    • so

      False Flag no doubt.

  • Hrky75

    Macron is just small and less significant part of fresh USZio efforts to push and normalize a narrative that says: Syria has and uses CW; West has every right to attack – and next time they’ll go after Bashar and his family directly; We don’t have any proof, but we don’t need it because – everybody “knows” Bashar did it. A lie repeated 100 times sounds like the truth. And Matiss, Tilerson, May, Bibi… will keep on whipping a seemingly dead horse until they feel secure enough that some kind of illegal and unconstitutional , yet “humanitarian” attack in Syria is palettable for western public…

    • as

      He didn’t know that. Though i should be amazed by Holcim co professionalism for being able to work with terrorist that kidnapping their workers on a weekly basis.

    • Merijn

      Well it says something about his opponents… they talk the talk, but do not walk the walk

  • Rob

    It indicates that US, EU and Israel have prepared another chemical attack for Syrian coalition army and Syrian nation.

  • AM Hants

    Didn’t France supply the Chemical Weapons that were used by the moderates, back in 2013, and blamed on President Assad?

    Haven’t the White Helmets taken 20 containers of chlorine (wonder if packaged in Ukraine) to Syria, in order to use in a false flag, to blame President Assad?

    So on the back of that, French Forces fancy meeting the S400. There again, the S200 is working well, as Israel can vouch. Is the President of France being schooled by his wife? Or just reading the script of his good friends in the oil industry?

    • Hrky75

      Macron is yet an other perfect proof that home-schooling creates idiots…

      • Cheryl Brandon

        He ha snot been followoing his master USA Butcher meetings;James Matthis could not provide EVIDENCE.Cause, USA have most of the dangerous chemicals and WMD. Macaw needs to visit Georgia, he will lost of chemcicals/WMDs . That FACT might shut him up.

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    • Merijn

      What a coincidence….. yesterday I was talkin’ about this Macaroni Rothschild and today he thinks it’s necessary to say something….. Macaroni go home & shut your mouth….. It’s a lot better when European Politicians learn to keep their lyin’ mouth shut!!! We don’t need to hear your bullshit….. that’s all there is to it….. take your chlorine gas and clean your toilet with it bro……

      • Merijn

        All this practicing for chemical attacks by the Headchopperhelmets….. make sure you don’t make any mistake this time…stick with the script…. no lose ends….. and if you have to play dead…. make sure you stay dead….or your trick won’t work….free advise cuntzzz

  • Attrition47

    Petainette; what a repellent little squirt.

  • Rodger

    If that isn’t a clear instruction to the terrorists to kill some civilians in horrible ways I don’t know what is.
    What an abhorrent little man.

  • Rob

    Putin: We support a democratic Syria and Iraq free from the influence of any other party or power.
    ——————-

    • AM Hants

      You can see which nations support democracy and those that so do not.

      • You can call me Al

        True democracy or American democracy ?

        • AM Hants

          True democracy.

  • Rob

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    • FlorianGeyer

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  • leon mc pilibin

    Another Zionist Puppet ,sneakily giving the Green light to the White HelMUTTS to do another Oscar winning acting performance.But it will not work anymore.And if the Zionists attack,they will be sent packing just like the israhellis were.

  • François

    First ask your grandmother. You’re the shame of France

  • Bolter10

    French poodle.

  • Turbofan

    Syria is basically a wake up call to any country in the world seeking an independent path that it must invest heavily in air defense..and nuclear weapons if possible..

  • Lupus

    France already has the evidence, they only need to put it somewhere

    • zman

      Well put!

      • Lupus

        thanks 😁

  • Alejandro Bonifacio

    stupid franchute

  • You can call me Al

    “US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was quick to blame the Syrian government at an international conference held on January 23 in Paris for the “International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons,” …….. I always wonder if these numpties actually take themselves seriously or worst still, believe the vile they spew.

    I also wonder if the fact hat the Russians calling them out for a future chemical attack (whether genuine of false) has put the US and European elitists on a back foot.

    • zman

      These A-holes lie so much, they don’t even know what is true anymore, not that that has ever been a problem for them. The truth is an abstract ideal for them and to be ignored.

  • so

    Not a very smart guy is he. France is not isolated by the Atlantic ocean like the US is. I guess if he’s on the side of the jahadis and the terrorists his country will be ok.

    • dontlietome

      …………..The frogs do have a powerful sub.fleet with the potential to create a lot of hurt, but somehow I doubt they will risk getting one sunk……………..

  • Jamil Abdin

    Did the motherf***er get a permission from Israel to talk?

    • dontlietome

      Satanyahoo needs to get his sayanim all in a row to do his bidding………………

  • Cheryl Brandon

    Apparently, Francxe’s Macaw has not seen his partner in USA. The Butcher of Fallujah/James Matthis saying that, there is ” no evidence of Chemical weapons” in Syria, in front of a select committee in the USA? he has not seen the 2018 version of that story. He is still following the 2013 stories spun by FAKE MEDIA.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    Blatant opportunistic aggression to destroy Syrian Government soldiers.What interest does this foolish racist Macron white boy have in Syria.Where in history have you seen a a country under terrorist attack are attack by wealthy countries plain terrorism.Russian intelligence have already warn against USA/NATO back terrorist plan chemical attack.

    France child president must concentrate on terrorist attack in his country.Who give him power to attack cross border flying over many countries to attack.If USA and Its NATO gangsters think their have the supreme right to do as their like then all the countries should react and do as their do.We all have equal rights that tendency of USA and NATO white racist countries belief of white first brown middle class and blacks nothing is something of the pass.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    If USA and NATO continues this white racist rubbish arrogance than race war will break out around the globe.Then nuclear war won’t matter anymore 90 percent of whites will be killed.Tourism and volunteers Centrums will close down.Innocent people will die.USA/NATO knows whites are vulnerable by yet very greedy selfish,racist and arrogant rely on Vulnerable USA weapons carriers chemical and nuclear weapon.

  • peter

    Stupid Macron will warned man No.1 in the world,Vladimir Vladimirovic Putin,by us magazine Forbes?Who is this France psycho?Hand off from Syria wanker Macron !!

  • peter

    All NATO are terorists organization!Slavs never will fight for them!

  • Potato Potato

    France will probably surrender the moment a Syrian conscript fires a shot at them LOL

  • dontlietome

    My old Mechanical Engineering Prof. used to say, ( rather often ) ” France…………. a country best seen from the head of a Military column “! I later found out he meant a German one.

  • Merijn

    People will have to change it….. not only Russia……or Bhutan…..and the Spirit of the United Nations became a Ghost…..

  • antoun

    from france macron said blabla obama and the french army is nuts today quiet the guy!!

  • Wahid Algiers

    Macron, ask your grandparents how they were kicked out from Syria before you bark about striking.