My speculative thesis (not mine alone) that Trump and a few ‘white hats’ in the US, along with Russia and Syria by way of back-channels, are attempting to expose the US Deep State by giving them the rope to hang themselves, has been backed up in recent days. In my last posting, I suggested that the “commander-in-chief” was constrained by General McMaster, Jared Kushner, and other neo-con point men in his administration to reverse his campaign positions 180 degrees. He “ordered” an ineffective missile strike that mainly showed how outclassed the US military really is. This followed on a brutal and similarly inept false flag chemical attack, almost certainly perpetrated by the usual suspects, the Western proxy-terror armies operating in Syria and Iraq.
Now this Deep State thesis has received support from an unlikely source: Bashar al-Assad. In an English-language interview with the French AFP, Bashar al-Assad attributes responsibility for Trump’s foreign policy reversals, culminating in the Syrian missile strike, to the US Deep State, or “deep regime”, as he puts it.
Assad says: “The President is only one of the performers on their theatre, if he wants to be a leader, he cannot, …. if he wants to be a real leader, later he’s going to eat his words, swallow his pride if he has pride at all, and make a 180 degree U-turn, otherwise he would pay the price politically…. As long as the United States is being governed by this complex of military industrial complex, the financial companies, banks, and what you call deep regime, and works for the vested interest of those groups, of course (a further attack on Syria) could happen anytime, anywhere, not only in Syria.”
This was as close as any foreign leader has gotten to pointing fingers at the obvious — but yet unproven — culprits. In recent days, Assad has conducted many interviews, detailing the absurdity of the baseless allegations against him concerning the Khan Shaykun chemical weapons attacks, the supposed rationale for the missile strikes. Indeed, the American thesis has been demolished from all sides, even though it remains impossible to conduct a full-scale investigation, since the area remains in the hands of Jubhat al-Nusra (now Jubhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly al-Qaeda in Syria). Apropos “al-CIAduh’s” links to the US, a Wikileaks email dump has recently surfaced, documenting, once again, the links to Hillary Clinton’s State Department. “AQ (al-Qaeda) is on our side in Syria”, the email reads.
The Khan Shaykun false flag never had a leg to stand on. The West has gotten sloppy due to its almost complete control of its massmedia, or perhaps, it is rushing into these psy-ops unprepared due to its increasing desperation.
A press conference given by the foreign ministers of Russia, Syria, and Iran, lambasted Western presumptions about the chemical weapons attacks, though pulling up short of a flat-out accusation for its instigation. (No one pointed out that John McCain was in Syria speaking to “moderate” head-choppers a few weeks before this and the Ghouta attack.)
In the US, an expert analyst from MIT, Dr. Theodore Postol (tenured, I hope!) also ripped to shreds the four page document, the White House Intelligence Report, issued on April 11 as “evidence” that Syria was behind the attack.
He said: ” I have reviewed the document carefully, and I believe it can be shown, without doubt, that the document does not provide any evidence whatsoever that the US government has concrete knowledge that the government of Syria was the source of the chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun….”
“In fact, a main piece of evidence that is cited in the document points to an attack that was executed by individuals on the ground, not from an aircraft…
“… the most plausible conclusion is that the sarin was dispensed by an improvised dispersal device made from a 122 mm section of rocket tube filled with sarin and capped on both sides.
“The only undisputable facts stated in the White House report is the claim that a chemical attack using nerve agent occurred in Khan Shaykhun, Syria on that morning. Although the White House statement repeats this point in many places within its report, the report contains absolutely no evidence that this attack was the result of a munition being dropped from an aircraft. In fact, the report contains absolutely no evidence that would indicate who was the perpetrator of this atrocity.”
Perhaps a bit of grim humor is appropriate for such a ridiculous story as now circulates in the US mass media. From Fox News to NPR these are suddenly of one voice about the “beauty” of Trump’s missile attacks, and the depravity of the Syrian “Mr. Evil” who, they always fail to mention, handily won elections that were internationally monitored and far more fair than those conducted hier bei uns.
The following video “The Syria Strikes: A Conspiracy Theory” is yet another James Corbett “Conspiracy Theory” Classic, following on his “JFK: A Conspiracy Theory“, “OKC: A Conspiracy Theory” and the exquisite “9/11: A Conspiracy Theory“.
In fast-moving non-sequitors derived from the official narrative, Corbett hilariously sums up the absurdity of the official US consensus regarding the Khan Shaykun chemical weapons attacks.