Preempting The Next Round of Lies Against Syria14/09/2013 23:19
What the UN report on Syria will say & what the liars in the West will claim it says.
The bottom line regarding the UN's upcoming report regarding the August 21, 2013 chemical weapons attack in Damascus, Syria is best summed up by the BBC's article, "Syria crisis: UN report to confirm chemical arms attack" [emphasis added]:
Ban Ki-moon made no comment on who was to blame for the 21 August attack in the Ghouta area of Damascus, as that is not part of the report's remit.
Despite this, the United States and its axis of collaborators are already trying to spin the report as confirmation that the Syrian government was responsible.
Relying entirely on the momentum of its massive media networks and their ability to "will" reality into any shape they please, headlines such as "United Nations' Syria chemical weapons report "overwhelming," shamelessly attempt to link two out of context statements by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon regarding the Syria government's "crimes against humanity" and the confirmed use of chemical weapons in Damascus Syria, to place in the mind of readers assigned blame for the attacks.
In reality, the UN inspectors that were stampeded out of Damascus in the middle of their work, fearing an impending unilateral US military attack, were only attempting to determine how victims in eastern Damascus died, not who killed them. Independent assessments of who was responsible for the attack have not been carried out. The best the US has been able to do is suggest terrorists operating in Syria were incapable of such an attack, leaving only the Syrian government as a possible suspect.
Of course this single point of contention is dispelled by the US' own policy in the region. CNN's "Sources: U.S. helping underwrite Syrian rebel training on securing chemical weapons," reported that:
The United States and some European allies are using defense contractors to train Syrian rebels on how to secure chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria, a senior U.S. official and several senior diplomats told CNN Sunday.
The training, 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.
Militant groups operating inside Syria with Western "contractors" (read: mercenaries, see: Blackwater) are more than capable of handling and deploying the weapons, and therefore more than capable of carrying out the attacks in question. The only argument left for the US is whether or not these militants, aligned with Al Qaeda, possess the will or motivation to do so. That doing so and framing the Syrian government would serve as impetus for direct US military intervention and therefore the salvation of the crumbling militant offensive, is more than motivation enough.
UN's Complicity in Ongoing Syrian Bloodbath
And while Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's comments were taken out of context, that he has seemingly failed to also call for accountability of Syria's so-called "opposition" smacks of partiality - partiality exhibited by the UN throughout the Syrian conflict. Additionally, the UN's failure to question who in fact is arming, funding, and logistically supporting verified terrorist organizations within and around Syria's borders is equally troubling.