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U.S. Adopts Al-Qaeda Claims On Chemical Attack, Promises “Quick And Appropriate” Response

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U.S. Adopts Al-Qaeda Claims On Chemical Attack, Promises “Quick And Appropriate” Response

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The U.S. has adopted claims of the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), accusing the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) of carrying out a “chemical attack” on the town of Kabani in northern Lattakia on May 19.

In an official statement by the Department of State, Washington said that it is monitoring “signs” that the SAA may be “renewing its use of chemical weapons.”

Washington based its accusations on the claims of HTS, which said that SAA targeted positions of its “Mujahedeen” near Kabani with three munitions loaded with “chlorine gas.” The terrorist group itself acknowledged that nobody was killed or even injured in the supposed attack.

“We are still gathering information on this incident, but we repeat our warning that if the Assad regime uses chemical weapons, the United States and our allies will respond quickly and appropriately,” the Department of State said in its statement that was released on May 21.

The Department of State didn’t only adopt al-Qaeda narrative, but went on to claim the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had proved that chemical weapons were used by the SAA in previous cases. This is false. The state department even accused the SAA and Russian forces of “fabricating” the November 24 chemical attack on the government-controlled city of Aleppo.

These accusations provoked response from both pro-government and pro-opposition sources. Even the widely known pro-opposition outlet, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) deounced the US claims.

In a press release posted on its official Facebook page, the UK-based monitoring group slammed the U.S. accusations, saying that no “chemical attack was documented in northern Lattakia”. The group also confirmed that there are no civilians in the region, which is occupied by HTS and other “Jihadi” groups.

“I don’t know how the U.S. is adopting the information of the al-Nusra Front [HTS’ original name] in a region, where only al-Nusra’s members are present … I don’t know why the U.S. is adopting something that we found no evidence for on the ground,” director of the SOHR, Rami Abd al-Rahman, said in a phone call with the BBC on May 21.

The Department of State’s statement is the clearest evidence of how the U.S. uses the “chemical weapons” pretext to pressure Damascus, even if this means empowering terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda.

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  • gustavo

    A USA no le importa que nadie crea sus películas de Holliwood, simplemente necesita bombardear a algo y eso es todo. Los niños con juguetes caros tienen que divertirse en usarlos sino se aburren, no importa quien muera, eso es lo de menos. Para cubrir atrosidades estan los medios de USA-UK-Francia.

    • jorge

      Till one day…

  • klove and light

    what a fucking surprise…and as i have written here over and over and over and over again……..SAA/Assad better get their Acts together………..U R AT WAR WITH THE USA!!!!! and ist About time to strike back….shoot 25 Missiles at al-tanf—–go in with troops afterwards……and take the survivng USA pricks Prisoner…..law is on your side….and i wanna see ..tough guy trump when 50+ marines are Prisoner and SAA Leadership makes it clear..that from now on…..every syrian u kill with your bombs or Missiles, we will execute the exact number of marines!!!!!!
    thats simple logic…that every fucking School Boy knows…..and psychologist

    This tactic is an oldie, but a goodie: stop playing their victim. The bully singled you out because they see you as weak and vulnerable.

    If a bully keeps pushing you despite your other efforts, you need to push back.

    Right now…..the Evil USA has a free Hand, to do whatever they please in YOUR FUCKING COUNTRY.
    SHOW SOME FUCKING BACKBONE…….

    for the bravest of the brave my houhti Brothers…who dont take shit ….

    “God is the Greatest, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam”

    • Nosferatu

      While you are right and this would be just from Syrian side, this would also be an invitation for US army to invade/bomb (this time much more) Syria: Dont forget all MSM are on US side so the propaganda machine would make it a big bad attack of bloody Satan Assad on the good democratic forces of angels from heaven.

      • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

        Agree, attacking the base would give the west every reason in the World to start massive bombardment and a ground war.

        Putin would and could not do anything about it, since they, officially, is under command and invitation of the SAA.

        Attacking the base or any western troops is all the west needs.
        As “Il Duce” said: “all i need is a few thousands dead and I have a place at the negotiation table “

    • John Whitehot

      you were trite with this s*it two years ago, i dont even know which word you’ve become.

      go on and find one that means “2+ years beyond trite”.

      • Barba_Papa

        Don’t waste time feeding the troll. He only gets off on that.

        • John Whitehot

          my time is my prerogative only. sorry.

          • Barba_Papa

            Feel free to indulge yourself. It can be highly satisfying to write extensive replies. It’s just not going to achieve anything. Either he is highly stupid, in which case your logic will bounce off him like a tank shell against dense neutronium, or he’s just yanking your chain, in which case he’s just laughing his ass off at your replies.

          • John Whitehot

            “in which case he’s just laughing his ass off at your replies.”

            while i’m laughing my own at his. The difference between the 2 laughers is that one is free – me – while the other is a servant, and is owned by zionist manipulators and public-opinion changing-wannabes whose destiny is to be washed away into the sewers of universe.

            some of the toughest sediment remains for a while, but in the end it flows away like the rest.

    • Toronto Tonto

      More verbal diarrhea from your trap .

      • Concrete Mike

        coming from the leading facial.excrement supplier.

        go fuck yourself!

      • Mike

        Canadians are the biggest tads and shit eaters, weather it was for Britannia or now the American empire. Fake country like Canada is only good at one thing brown nosing.

        • Concrete Mike

          dont lump me with that sack of shit, hes a sheep, sheeps have no nationalities.

    • Tommy Jensen

      Exactly what I have said for years.
      Assad should have collected a major group of kamikaze pilots and bombed US Navy base in Pearl Harbour to the stone age. To show the bully enough is enough!

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      what drugs are you using kid? what ever it is does no good to you and does make you sound below retard level.

  • Ma_Laoshi

    As long as Russia condones HTS&friends on Syrian soil, what can you expect.

  • Rob

    Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Israel are Americans.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    It is the US and UK who gassed millions of indigenous Europeans during ww1 while the defenders fought tooth and nail like Indians against the US-federal-forces.
    The world turns a blind eye to US illegal crimes in both world wars, which in turns boldens the US to continue their ww1-ww2 tactics.

  • Jim Bim

    No surprise, the US and UK supports the terrorists.

    • Jacob “Wraith” Wohl

      in an alternate reality they do

      • Concrete Mike

        and who made you the arbiter of reality??

        As far as Im concerned your just a cheerleading schmuck thats here for his own selfish reasons, with not an ounce of compassion for the plight of the Syrian people.

        USA and UK supported FSA and friends for years, this support was the overt part, timber sycamore says that fsa was just a front to supply al nusra.

        Thats reality, not the fucked up cheerleader world your in.

        Later nerd!

  • frankly

    The Empire is committed to chemical weapons use so it is quite natural that they would accuse their enemies of these acts. Monsanto got their start in the early 1900s making nerve gas for WWI, so the apple does not fall far from the tree. Round-Up is a domestic weapon being used to cull the herd. So its more subtle than “barrel” bombs but far more insidious, high fructose corn syrup anyone?

  • John

    It kind of goes hand and hand on the position of the ‘diplomcy’ at this point. What is surpassing to me is that even SOHR has had enough of this. They are no friend indeed of the Syrian government. times have changed.

  • Concrete Mike

    al nusra= usa understand that SOHR??

    • AM Hants

      Al Nusra, Israel Secret Intelligence Services (ISIS), Al Qaeda just never know what their name will be, on a daily basis.

  • “The U.S. has adopted claims of the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), accusing the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) of carrying out a “chemical attack” on the town of Kabani in northern Lattakia on May 19.”

    The US has adopted a policy of accepting lies, more lies and nothing less than damn lies, as far as SAA is concerned. Simple ..

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      of course since are the ones who give them the orders and organized them as well supply them. If they dont adopt them it be like going against their own self and direction.

    • Even the weather people are fully dedicated to making accurate predictions, as the job actually depend on it ;-)

  • IMHO

    So what if the U.S. bombs the hell out of Syria again and again. They have shown that they are the most powerful country in the world and everyone else is scared stiff of fighting back.
    They have nothing to fear.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      most powerful country in the world……………….. obviously you are still in a coma.

    • AM Hants

      Remember the first time, when they fired 59 tomahawks, well 60, but, one got stuck in the tube, whilst the US was hosting China?

      36 of the cruise missiles went AWOL and 23 arrived, but, seriously impotent. The Syrians were flying from the airbase, they hit, just a couple of hours later. Now how much did that cost the US tax payer?

      The next batch, they took out a building that was due to be demolished. The UK Astute Class submarine, that was meant to join in, was trapped by a Russian frigate and submarine, unable to offload her missiles?

      The French had similar problems.

      So how much did it cost the taxpayers of the US, UK and France, to demolish a building, that was due to be demolished? Saved the Syrian tax payers from doing the job.

      Now why did the Western nations, who fund the White Helmets, and also the same crowd who spun the Iraq War, completely ignore the OPCW report, that disagreed with their views?

      So nice of Roger Waters, Pamela Anderson and Susan Sarrendon, to voice their anger, of the ignorance of the West and the Media, where the missing report was concerned.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a736e0c26a28af0f19d8bdcd71ef36b28baccb6310506089acd27a9e17b03c0c.jpg

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        isn’t it obvious why they ignore what ever is against their agenda? I assume your question it is academic right?

        • AM Hants

          Yes, it is an academic question. Must admit, I still laugh at the absurdity of spending so much on entertainment, for President Xi. Who no doubt was disgusted, but, too polite to let his hosts know.

      • Concrete Mike

        my your full of goodies today :)))
        thanks for eloquently saying what I cant, because.im a redneck goon :))

        • AM Hants

          Do not put yourself down, because of Government stupidity. We are in the same position over in the UK. Wondering how on earth we voted for them.

      • IMHO

        Doesn’t change the fact that the U.S. does what it wants. And I don’t see that changing any time soon. Same with Israel and it’s arrogant behavior.

        • Concrete Mike

          I will.kindly disagree with you, im postulating that usa does whatever Israel wants.

          If USA would do what it wants, what the people want, the world would be a hell of a different place.

          So its down to sovereignty, that the usa is sorely.lacking right now.

        • AM Hants

          I thought the US was just an outpost of Israel. Judging by the actions of Washington DC.

          • IMHO

            I look at it as two peas in a pod really.

    • Concrete Mike

      bomb the hell out of syria?

      when has that happened?

      I remember 1(one) instance that a us air attack changed something on the ground.

      that was in deir ez zor where the coalition attacked SAA thurdah mountain , at the same time ISIS was attacking, we call that air support over here.

      other than that the usa.friends “bombing” campaign has acheived nothing on the ground. Its just dirty politics, until you see it for what it is, you know its the truth, usa.bombing has changed NOTHING on the ground in Syria.

      • IMHO

        I didn’t mention U.S. bombing changing anything but in actuality it has. And all for the worse.
        And you must admit that the reason neither Syria nor Russia has tried to take back Kurdish held Syrian land is because of the U.S. The U.S. is there illegally. But then the U.S. is special and can apparently do what they want. And that’s the point.
        Who is going to stand up against them?

        • Concrete Mike

          Well lets see.

          In 2016 the priority was aleppo and damascus. free as many civilians as possible.

          2017 its was homs hama and deir ez zor , especially deir ez zor city, that was the priority, to save civilians.

          2018 its was to secure the capital.and the south of the country. Mainly to save civilians.

          2019 is starting with idlib, deal eith al nusra trash first.

          There are civilians east of the euphrates of course!

          But realistically, who is a bigger threat?

          Al nusra thats next to Aleppo city or the SDF that are 100km away???

          SDF is not as a threat as Al Nusra, SDF , I feel will be dealt with negotiations.

          SDF will be defeated without firing a single shot. Thats my hope anyways, until uncle schmuel finds a way to ruin everything.

          Fighting a war on 2 fronts is not a good idea, thats why SDF is still alive today.

          Wait a bit, it will get sortes out ;)

        • Concrete Mike

          ok i get what your saying. Im sorry I misunderstood

          I still dont think usa has the capacity to bomb syria at will.

          And air bombing would change little on the ground.

          Syria has the initiative now, east of the euphrates will be liberated soon, at a time when syria is ready. When that time is I dont know, until then patience is key.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Very obvious and deliberate false accusation which are clearly seen by whole global community
    Orchestrate by terrorists global community USANATO armies.

  • Xoli Xoli

    More Russian ceasefire more false accusation from USA NATO against Iran and Syria. More territories breeding 8n Idlib and Altanf.

  • AM Hants

    Russia publicised the news that they were preparing, yet, another CW false flag, and would blame Russia and Syria. The White Helmets, were filming the script, including, besides ‘Crisis Actors’, that will play victim, rescuer and grieving relative, all in the same shot. Then you have the recycled children, that turn up time and time again. Dead one day, fully alive the next. This time, besides the ‘Crisis Actors’ and the MSM having advanced copies of the script to run with, they will also be using any Russian/Soviet aviation, that they have managed to locate in Syria.

    Funny how the MSM ignore the OPCW report, that Roger Waters, Susan Sarandon and Pamela Anderson have been talking about. Thank goodness, there are many who are not buying the White Helmets Script, together with some who have very large social media accounts.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      kind of remind me the dead people in the boston bombing that proved to be actors as well in so many alleged shootings in usa and false flags.

      • AM Hants

        Not forgetting the Westminster False Flag. Where the victims spent their afternoon lying in the street, yet, just 5 minutes away from one of London’s leading hospitals. Plus, the air ambulance arrived before the antagonist, whilst, St Thomas’ was only 5 minutes away, and Guys and other London teaching hospitals, only a short distance.

        You look at 10 Downing Street and all the security, for just a Prime Minister, in one house and a Chancellor in the other. Then you look at Westminster, when the lone fighter decided to try his luck. All the police were on their lunch break, so no security, despite the Prime Minister in attendance, owing to a vote being cast???????

      • Jacob “Wraith” Wohl

        what kind of medications are you on? goto your doctor asap

        • Promitheas Apollonious

          good morning brown nose want a lollypop? It help you with your training.

          • Jacob “Wraith” Wohl

            good afternoon antisemite :)

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            I am not anti Palestinian (semites) brown nose but also I am not pro them either. But I am your enemy and your kind.

  • AM Hants

    Syria, as the UN confirmed, handed over all their chemical weapons and it was the US that took delivery of them.

    Russia, also has handed over all their chemical weapons.

    What would they gain, when they are winning the war?

    US, refuses to cut down on their Chemical Weapons, as they cannot afford it. Yet, they can afford to create 13 chemical-bio weapons labs in Ukraine, with full diplomatic immunity. Plus invest $70 million in Porton Down.

    Remember how they spun the Iraq War?

    Remember, how the Pentagon paid Bell Pottinger $500 or was it $600,000 to spin the Iraq War?

    Remember who were involved in spinning the Iraq War?

    Funny how the same crowd are spinning Venezuela, Syria and Iran.

    Bell Brothers, one runs Common Purpose, where you will find so many UK politicians, are fully paid up members, together with the crowd over in ‘Integrity Initiative’. The other set up Bell Pottinger, but, left to set up Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders and Journalists without Borders). They are also fully upto speed, with the NGO Cruise Tours, picking up from Libya and taking their cargo to anywhere in Europe, for a price.

    Something Strange Is Taking Place In The Mediterranean… https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-04/something-strange-taking-place-mediterranean

    Now who funds the White Helmets?

    How did they make those old White Helmet CW False Flag Films?

    How many of the crisis actors involved, played the roles of the victim, rescuer and not forgetting grieving relative?

    White Helmet Fund Raisers

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a51e0616f572d262d14ceda562ec15063dfec346b8a22d40782f9ebf69a86b45.png

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/471a273d91a2ae59817755216c02275993d730fc2f6efc13fd30dbcd9d30aeab.jpg

    integrity Initiative Funding

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/21bf9e8c4c471b67000c490f85b4e845ec87ba2a96554d72fe919e5c0aebfeac.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f7ae82da37bda63238cb584da0c193f2e5f9b7272bb8c32e8aed058439c42ed9.png

    How White Helmets Videos Are Made… https://www.moonofalabama.org/2016/11/how-white-helmets-videos-are-made.html

    The U.S./UK Financed “White Helmets” Shtick – Fake “Child Rescued” Videos… https://www.moonofalabama.org/2016/06/the-usuk-financed-white-helmets-shtick-fake-child-rescued-videos.html

    • Concrete Mike

      Nice work!

      isnt it infuriating to know you and me are funding these assholes.

      to me that money right out of my pocket, as that money should be spent on infrastructure, not regime change ops across the world.

      When will this waste stop?

  • Jacob “Wraith” Wohl

    once butcher assad regime is confirmed using chlorine against rebels, CASE CLOSED
    Tomahawks will be flying for the third time. France and UK will also participate
    :-)

    • Concrete Mike

      hey go back to your hole you filtht whore.

      Real engineers at OPCW say that you and the USA and friends lied last year, just like you lie everyday.

      Of course you never worked a real job so you dont grasp the concept.

      later cheerleader, i hope you choke on your pom poms

  • Smaug

    South Front, you know better. You hammer your audience with how connected HTS is to al-Qaeda, and how they terrorized most of Idlib into helping them. But when US fears align with something they’re saying they are all suddenly one and the same?
    But then again, there are those times when you accept ISIS statements as fact, simply because they line up with your anti-US agenda.

    • Concrete Mike

      HTS=AL NUSRA= AL QUAEDA= ISIS.

      Deal with it, what your agenda smegma??

      Only a fools would swallow anything these jihadi mercenarie salafist 1% protector pigs