False Flag Chemical Attack on Israel may be planned – Warns RT
Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) , – The Russian news channel Russia Today (RT) quotes “multiple RT Sources” as warning that “rebels” are planning a chemical attack on Israel from Syrian controlled territory as a “major provocation”. The report comes, as Syria´s Foreign Minister, Walid al-Moallem has publicly stated, that Syria agrees to a proposal from Russia´s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, to put all Syrian chemical weapons under international control for subsequent destruction in order to prevent a military strike against Syria. A military strike may be imminent, as Turkish forces began massing troops along the Syrian border.
The Russian Foreign Minister had urged the Syrian government on Monday, to join the Organization for the prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The Syrian government has already accepted the Russian proposal, and Syria´s Foreign Minister has issued a public statement, saying that Syria will join the organization, and put all Syrian chemical weapons under international control for subsequent destruction. Syria has accepted the offer after unsubstantiated US claims of “evidence” for chemical weapons use on 21 August, which was rejected by Syria as well as by Russia, and continued bellicose threats from the side of the US administration, who had issued an ultimatum that Syria had to destroy its chemical weapons.
Syria has also accepted the Russian proposal, although a large body of evidence points towards foreign-backed insurgents´ use of a chemical weapon on both 21 August and on several other occasions, and despite the fact that Israel, a major participant in the planned subversion of Syria, is the sole regional nuclear-armed power.
Prior to Russia´s proposal and Syria´s accept, US Secretary of State, John Kerry, said that to avoid a military operation, Syrian President Bashar Assad has a week to surrender control of “every single bit” of his stock of chemical weapons to the international community. “But he isn’t about to do it and it can’t be done,” he added, speaking at a media conference in London as he wrapped up his European tour in a move to garner support for the Obama-proposed “limited” strike against Syria.
RT has not made any statements about the identity of its sources for alleged plans by “rebels” to launch a chemical weapons attack on Israel from a location controlled by Syrian government forces, but RT is usually well informed about Syria, and it can be expected that RT has multiple, mutually corroborating sources.
Foreign-backed insurgents have at several occasions demonstrated their chemical weapons capabilities, and are, according to UN envoy to Syria, Carla del Ponte, and according to the results of an investigation by a Russian expert team the perpetrators of the chemical weapons attack in Khan al-Assal on 19 March 2013, where a non-industrial manufactured version of the internationally banned nerve agent Sarin was used.
The news about the alleged plans comes as Turkey is massing troops and military equipment along the Turkish – Syrian border, especially in the southern sector of the 900 km long border, leading analysts to warn that an attack against Syria may be coming sooner than one may be led to expect.