Top US General, “US is Preparing “Kinetic Strikes” against Syria”
Christof Lehmann (nsnbc),- The United States highest-ranking military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, has said that the USA is deliberating whether it should or should not use military force in Syria, and that various scenarios, including “kinetic strikes” are being prepared.
The information correlates with recent intelligence, according to which US Special Forces in Jordan are training “rebels” for ground assistance during U.S. air raids against high profile military and political targets in Syria. A major, internationally backed, political and military campaign against Syria is expected in August and September.
During a hearing at the U.S. Senate´s Armed Services Committee on Thursday, the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said that the Obama administration is preparing various scenarios for a possible U.S. military intervention in Syria, and considering whether the USA should use “the brute of the U.S. military, and kinetic strikes”. “The issue”, said Gen. Dempsey, “is under deliberation inside of our agencies of government”.
Preparations for a possible attack against Syria reportedly began after the use of chemical weapons in the Khan al-Assal district of Aleppo on 5 March 2013, killed at least 25 and injured more than 100.
Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, and despite having received an 80 pages, official report from a Russian expert commission who investigated at the scene, and who had samples analyzed in internationally recognized laboratories, the Obama administration continues issuing blanketing accusations against the Syrian government.
Another PR strategy used by the U.S. Administration as well as by British and French officials, who state that the only way to bring about “regime change in Syria is a military intervention”, is to merely report the number of killed and injured, without addressing that there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that substantiates the Russian and Syrian statements, that is, that it were the foreign-backed insurgents who had used chemical weapons.
Thus, Ben Rhodes, President Obama´s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications said:
“The intelligence community estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from detected chemical weapons attacks in Syria to date; however, casualty data is likely incomplete.”
The Obama administration has previously stated, that the use of chemical weapons would be a “red line” and trigger an intervention. Other U.S. officials have recently reiterated, that it is not unlikely, that the U.S.A. would implement a no-fly-zone above Syria, using Jordanian air bases.
The Deputy Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament, Khalil Atiya expressed his concerns about the increased presence of U.S. troops in Jordan, saying:
” As deputies, representing the Jordanian people, we do not accept the United States or any other country´s troops in Jordan. Jordanians do not think that Syria could pose a threat”.
On 29 June, nsnbc international published information from a Palestinian intelligence source, according to which 300 of the U.S. troops, which are stationed in and near the Jordanian – Syrian border city of al-Mafraq are special forces, who are training foreign insurgents in special operations.
Special operations are reportedly being prepared with the intention to target high-profile political and military targets in Syria, in support of a major military push against Syria in August and September.
The Palestinian intelligence source also reported to nsnbc, that the foreign-backed insurgents in Syria were preparing arms caches throughout Syria , in preparation of a major military campaign in August and September. The source stated, that large-scale chemical weapons attacks should be used as a pretext for calls for the implementation of a no-fly-zone, the establishment of humanitarian corridors, and ultimately, a foreign military intervention.
The intelligence was corroborated in an nsnbc report published on 10 July, after the Syrian Armed Forces seized 208 barrels with chemicals from foreign-backed insurgents on a farm in Banias, near the Syrian city of Tartus at the Eastern Mediterranean coast.
Official Syrian government sources reported that the Armed Forces had seized 79 barrels of Polyethylene Glycol, 67 barrels of Monoethylene Glocol, 25 barrels of Monoethanolamine, 68 barrels of Diethanolamine, and 42 barrels of Triethanolamine at the farm in Banias.
The Syrian UN Ambassador Bashar Ja´afari said:
“The Syrian authorities have discovered yesterday, in the city of Banias, 281 barrels filled with dangerous, hazardous chemical materials, capable of destroying a whole city, if not the whole country”.
The Sarin, which was originally manufactured in Germany, had first been sold to Iraq, where after it was sold to Libya. In Libya it had fallen into the hands of U.S. backed insurgents during the war on Libya in 2011. The Sarin was then shipped from Libya to Syria and delivered to foreign-backed insurgents there.
The statement by the United States Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, at the U.S. Senate´s Armed Services Committee on Thursday, that the U.S. is “preparing kinetic strikes against Syria” strongly corroborates the intelligence nsnbc received, according to which the large scale use of chemical weapons by the insurgents in August and September is being prepared with the explicit purpose to justify calls for a military intervention, which is a euphemism for open war against Syria.
Moreover, the information that U.S. special forces are training insurgents in ground operations in support of air raids against high profile military and political targets in Syria indicates, that the U.S.A. is actively preparing the attempt to decapitate the Syrian military and political leadership in August or September, after which an invasion with ground troops would be justified by claiming, that chemical weapons had fallen into the hands of “terrorists”.
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