Pentagon admits zero evidence of E. Ghouta chem attack – but blames Russia all the same

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… from Russia Today, Moscow

I don’t hear a whimper of concern from the Pentagon over our supporting proxy terrorism in Syria

[ Editor’s Note: I would like to say, “You just can’t make this stuff up”, but apparently the Pentagon would laugh and the State Department might die of laughing. But all kudos for RT getting the admission out of them that they don’t have a shred of proof over the Syrian gas attack claims.

One of the sad reasons we have major government institutions lying through their teeth is that there is no penalty for doing so. There are no pickets at recruiting offices, the cancellation of top brass speeches, or even phone campaigns into the Pentagon.

Frankly, I don’t think they have much respect for us. Soldiers are taught to have professional respect for an adversary that will fight hard to defend itself.

I got this straight from Guadalcanal veteran documentary interviews. Even though the Marines hated them, they still gave them credit for their courageous charges. It ended up being a dumb tactic and was countered by lots of artillery and machine guns in the front lines.

I am at a loss as to what the possible breaking point could be for Americans to get fed up and make Pentagon PR fraud a major political issue.

Sure, I know they fear being tagged as un-American by being critics. My response to that would simply be to put that stink on them, that they are being un-American by lying to us over such an important topic, to the point where lyng has become routine.

Coming from an old military family, these Pentagon people are an embarrassment, frankly. They will get no applause from me, until they fight the good fightJim W. Dean ]


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The Pentagon folks are stand-up comics now. We give them endless billions, and they lie to us for it

– First published … February 27, 2018

The Pentagon admits it used NGO reports on alleged recent chemical attacks in Syria and cannot confirm if they even took place. The lack of evidence, however, did not get in the way of the latest Russia blame game galore.

Russia was predictably the target of a barrage of accusations from the West after reports claimed that several people in the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta, which is controlled by militant groups, suffered symptoms consistent with exposure to chlorine gas on Sunday.

The western media immediately took the opportunity to put the blame for what it called a suspected “chemical weapons attack” on the Syrian government and Moscow, which has been backing Bashar Assad’s forces in their fight against terrorist groups.

Western officials were quick to accuse Damascus of being behind the incident. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that the West should not “stand idly by” if it is proven that the Syrian government launched this attack.

The reports conveniently arrived right after the UN Security Council adopted a resolution imposing a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. By sheer coincidence, it was supported by images from the White Helmets group, which has been plagued by allegations of having ties with terrorist groups.

On Tuesday, the US State Department bluntly accused Russia of “not supporting” the UN-backed ceasefire simply on the ground that it “continues to back” the Syrian government.

However, there was a slight problem in the US narrative when it came to actual facts. Responding to a comment request from RT, the Pentagon said it still has no verifiable evidence that a chemical attack actually took place in Ghouta.

“We are looking for evidence,” a Pentagon spokesperson said in a statement to RT while acknowledging that the information it has so far comes solely from “the groups on the ground,”including the notorious White Helmets. This did not stop Pentagon from adding the following:

“We cannot confirm specific numbers or incidents, but we can see Russia has failed to follow through on delivering regime compliance,”the statement said, adding a very convincing mention of “reports that brutal regime violence has continued.”

Such sweeping accusations seem to have become a new norm for the US officials. In late January, US State Secretary Rex Tillerson blamed Russia for basically all chemical incidents that took place in Syria over its support of the Syrian government, which Washington considers to be the sole side responsible for such incidents.

“Whoever conducted the attacks Russia ultimately bears responsibility for the victims in eastern Ghouta and countless other Syrians targeted with chemical weapons since Russia became involved in Syria,” Tillerson said at that time while he apparently did not admit so much as a thought that the perpetrator could be someone other than the Syrian President Assad.

At the same time, Washington seems to completely disregard the real violations committed by various militant groups in Syria.

On Tuesday, the armed groups entrenched in East Ghouta disrupted the first day of humanitarian pause introduced by the Russian Reconciliation Center and the Syrian Army in an attempt to let civilians leave the warzone. While Syrian forces observed the ceasefire, militants used the humanitarian pause to launch a full-scale offensive on the Syrian Army’s positions.

Russia has repeatedly spoken out against blindly pinning all the blame for the alleged chemical incidents on Damascus, calling for proper international investigations of each case with actual evidence-gathering missions on the ground. Moscow also warned that the militants might be “preparing a provocation that will involve the use of chemical weapon,” citing intelligence gathered in Syria.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Damned if they do and damned if they don’t. It seems, to my cynical eye that False Flags are needed to push the public psyche to accepting actions on behalf of the Deep State. 9/11 being a classic case in point when we all but declared war on the world, apart from the unfortunate Muslims who took and are still taking the heat for that. If no False Flags are engineered the population will remained dumbed down doobie-delusional doofuses who could care less if the earth was blown out from underneath their feet. Certain of them will get restless, if, like Clinton’s election loss, they imagine the status quo is somehow under threat – again from delusional concerns in the world of corrupt politics. The only discernible danger is that foisted by the media and that is all false, faux and foreign, Russia mainly. Eyes everywhere else but on the facts.

  2. IF, (and that’s a big IF) a chemical weapons attack happened, than it was committed by US backed terrorists, just like all the other chemical weapons attacks that were falsely blamed on the duly elected Syrian government and used as a pretext for further US intervention. If the US would stop providing all kinds of support to terrorists in Syria, the war would have been over a long time ago. It likely would have never even started. So, if anyone is to blame for the suffering of the Syrian people, it is the USG and their terrorist allies in Saudi Arabia and ISISrahell. It is a fact that the White Helmets are linked with terrorist groups in Syria, not just allegations. There are hundreds of pictures taken from their own Facebook pages to prove this. They have been caught staging fake attacks in the recent past and have even admitted to it. Nothing that comes from them can be believed and IMO, they should be directly targeted for destruction, just like the rest of those terrorist thugs.

  3. Mr. petro chemical and Mr, Johnson, the rationale you adhere to paints you into the corner where you are all complete morons or you are well compensated by international banksters and the oligarchy of the mic. Iran is not an enemy nor N.Korea nor is Russia guilty of all the lunacy you charge them with. So a dozen or so bots are a much more desirable way to interfere as opposed to what our tax dollars were spent doing to The Ukraine.

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