While difficult to fully confirm…given the desperate position that Obama’s neo-liberal and neocon policy makers find themselves in with regard to Syria, a false flag event may be an absolute last ditch effort implemented in order to salvage the brutal Assad regime change operation started over 5 years ago.
UN envoy Bashar Ja’afari told a UN Security Council emergency meeting on Sunday that militants from Ahrar Al-Sham, a hardline Islamist group, are planning to use white phosphorus in an attack on Syrian civilians, that will later be blamed on Assad and the Syrian armed forces.
The UN diplomat said at the meeting…
“I have information that Ahrar Al-Sham terrorists intend to mount attacks on civilian population using white phosphorus for the sake of fabricating accusations against the Syrian state and its army.”
RT reports further on the stunning claim from the UN envoy…
To falsify the evidence and make their claims sound more credible, the militants plan to pose as Syrian army troops as they deploy the banned substance, Ja’afari said, adding that imposters are going to put on Syrian army uniforms and film the whole incident on camera. He did not elaborate on the source of the intelligence.
White phosphorus is an extremely poisonous toxic agent able to inflict severe burn injuries and is banned from use in civilian areas, according to international law. It is only legitimate to deploy the chemical to create a smokescreen, make signals, or markings for friendly troops. The US has repeatedly used this loophole to use white phosphorus during Middle Eastern campaigns while claiming the indiscriminate weapon is only used as a smokescreen for advancing troops. Most recently, US military deployed white phosphorus shells in Iraq, saying they were used to “obscure” Kurdish fighters’ offensive against Islamists.
Speaking of the alleged upcoming provocation, Ja’afari mentioned the suspicious activity by American experts, who, he claimed, had visited one of the chemical munitions depots in the rebel-held town of Saraqib in the northwestern Idlib province. Upon examining the site, the experts departed Syria for Turkey, he claimed.
For its part, Syria has been acting in full compliance with the UN Charter and international law on warfare, Ja’afari said, repelling accusations of alleged use of incendiary weapons by the Syrian forces.
“We condemn the statements of several UN representatives that we are using banned weapons or targeting the civilian population,” he said, pointing to the fact that the UN, at the same time, is turning a blind eye to the use of chemical weapons by rebels.
This would not be the first time that the Islamist militants of the Ahrar Al group have committed such atrocities in the name of US/Saudi hegemony.
Kurdish YPG fighters have accused the US jihadist proxy of shelling the predominantly Kurdish Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood of Aleppo with yellow phosphorus.
What should come as no surprise…Ahrar Al-Sham is believed to be allied with Al-Nusra Front (aka Al Qaeda), and has rejected the latest ceasefire.
Unfortunately for Syria (and fortunately for the terrorists), being a US proxy means that Ahrar Al-Sham is still not officially recognized as a terrorist group by the US-led coalition, despite Russia’s insistence that it be placed on the terrorist list.
In an interview with Sputnik News, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov anchored the connection between Ahrar Al-Sham and the United States…
“Not long ago, the Americans at last sent us a list of organizations which they consider to be part of the ceasefire and which should not be targeted. In one of the first positions there is Ahrar al-Sham.”
“…seems the Americans are listing a part of a terrorist structure, which is recognized as such by the UN, as an organization loyal to them.”
Lavrov’s statement confirms, what is the over arching theme to the entire Syrian war…any jihadist willing to take on Assad, and destroy Syria’s sovereignty, is a friend of The United States of America. Uncle Sam will provide the necessary cover and cash.
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