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Pentagon Trained Syria’s Al Qaeda “Rebels” in the Use of Chemical Weapons


Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky; Originally appeared at Global Research

This article was first published in April 2017 following the accusations directed against the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against its own people.

The issue is now once more before the UN Security Council. Read carefully.

The Western media refute their  own lies.

Not only do they confirm that the Pentagon has been training the terrorists in the use of chemical weapons, they also acknowledge the existence of a not so secret “US-backed plan to launch a chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime” 

London’s Daily Mail in a 2013 article confirmed the existence of an Anglo-American project endorsed by the White House (with the assistance of Qatar) to wage a chemical weapons attack on Syria and place the blame on Bashar Al Assad.

(Update; April 8, 2017) Trump’s decision to strike a Syrian airbase in retaliation for Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons against his own people confirms that the “False Flag” Chemical Weapons attack scenario first formulated under Obama is still “on the table”.  Our analysis (including a large body of Global Research investigative reports) confirms unequivocally that Trump is lying, the Western media is lying and most of America’s allies are also lying.

The following Mail Online article was published and subsequently removed. Note the contradictory discourse: “Obama issued warning to Syrian president Bashar al Assad”, “White House gave green light to chemical weapons attack”.

Pentagon Trained Syria’s Al Qaeda “Rebels” in the Use of Chemical WeaponsThis Mail Online report published in January 2013 was subsequently removed from Mail Online. For further details click here

The Pentagon’s Training of  “Rebels” (aka Al Qaeda Terrorists) in the Use of Chemical Weapons

CNN accuses Bashar Al Assad of killing his own people while also acknowledging that the “rebels” are not only in possession of chemical weapons, but that these “moderate terrorists” affiliated with Al Nusra are trained in the use of chemical weapons by specialists on contract to the Pentagon.

Pentagon Trained Syria’s Al Qaeda “Rebels” in the Use of Chemical Weapons

In a twisted logic, the Pentagon’s mandate was to ensure that the rebels aligned with Al Qaeda would not acquire or use WMD, by actually training them in the use of chemical weapons (sounds contradictory):

“The training [in chemical weapons], which is taking place in Jordan and Turkey, involves how to monitor and secure stockpiles and handle weapons sites and materials, according to the sources. Some of the contractors are on the ground in Syria working with the rebels to monitor some of the sites, according to one of the officials.

The nationality of the trainers was not disclosed, though the officials cautioned against assuming all are American. (CNN, December 09, 2012, emphasis added)

Pentagon Trained Syria’s Al Qaeda “Rebels” in the Use of Chemical Weapons

screenshot of the CNN article, the original link has been redirected to CNN blogs,

The above report by CNN’s award winning journalist Elise Labott (relegated to the status a CNN blog), refutes CNN’s numerous accusations directed against Bashar Al Assad.

Who is doing the training of terrorists in the use of chemical weapons?  From the horse’s mouth: CNN

Pentagon Trained Syria’s Al Qaeda “Rebels” in the Use of Chemical Weapons

Sources: U.S. helping underwrite Syrian rebel training on securing chemical weapons

And these are the same terrorists (trained by the Pentagon) who are the alleged target of  Washington’s counterterrorism bombing campaign initiated by Obama in August 2014:

“The Pentagon scheme established in 2012 consisted in equipping and training Al Qaeda rebels in the use of chemical weapons, with the support of military contractors hired by the Pentagon, and then holding the Syrian government responsible  for using the WMD against the Syrian people.

What is unfolding is a diabolical scenario –which is an integral part of military planning– namely a situation where opposition terrorists advised by Western defense contractors are actually in possession of chemical weapons.

This is not a rebel training exercise in non-proliferation. While president Obama states that “you will be held accountable” if “you” (meaning the Syrian government) use chemical weapons, what is contemplated as part of this covert operation is the possession of chemical weapons by the US-NATO sponsored terrorists, namely “by our” Al Qaeda affiliated operatives, including the Al Nusra Front which constitutes the most effective Western financed and trained fighting group, largely integrated by foreign mercenaries. In a bitter twist, Jabhat al-Nusra, a US sponsored “intelligence asset”, was recently put on the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations.

The West claims that it is coming to the rescue of the Syrian people, whose lives are allegedly threatened by Bashar Al Assad. The truth of the matter is that the Western military alliance is not only supporting the terrorists, including the Al Nusra Front, it is also making chemical weapons available to its proxy “opposition” rebel forces.

The next phase of this diabolical scenario is that the chemical weapons in the hands of Al Qaeda operatives will be used against civilians, which could potentially lead an entire nation into a humanitarian disaster.

The broader issue is: who is a threat to the Syrian people? The Syrian government of Bashar al Assad or the US-NATO-Israel military alliance which is recruiting “opposition” terrorist forces, which are now being trained in the use of chemical weapons.” (Michel Chossudovsky, May 8, 2013, minor edit)



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  • Serious

    Even if Trump comes and tells “We have made the chemical attack”, nobody will care.

    As long as Syrians keep being sheep to the west, expect nothing. The power is the people. Where the people doesn’t respect himself, expect nothing.

  • Brother Ma

    Rememember al qaida in syria is al nusra which became moderate rebels which became free syrian army which became as shar rubbish and ayrash or something rubbish which will change to something else tomorrow but i call ten year old boy headchopping jihadists who need a good bashing and then public execution for what they have done.

  • Hezbollah_Iran

    Fucking US rats use chemical wpns and blame Assad typical US shit

    • Serious

      Americans are shameless and souless. They can fire a baby just born.

      The problem in this world is that so many people like them.

      • Moussa Saab

        They can also kill unborn children too.

  • John Whitehot

    the western media serves the same criminal organization which is in control of the US congress and large parts of its legislative and judiciary branches.

  • Fernando Silva

    Fake news!

    • Augsta “Augsta”

      Fernando Pendeho Silva That’s your name…

  • Neil

    Are they fighting for democracy? No.
    Would they kill you if you told them you believed in democracy? Yes.
    So, they are NOT moderate at all, Al Qaeda..
    Assad’s government is democratic, secular and UN-recognised. So, it is moderate.
    Sorry for stating the obvious.

    • Brother Ma

      Yes i agree. I never meant that they were moderate.they are far from it.i only meant to mention what the usa tried to call them.

  • RichardD

    It’s unfortunate that hitting New York City again, the location of the UN that’s much hated by the Jews, is part of the Jew world order play book, and that it includes Samson nukes against not only New York, but other locations as well.

    “9-11/Israel did it”

    • Brother Ma

      Fuck that Cyclopean fraud!