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SYRIA: Saudi Prince Bandar Behind Chemical Attacks

by on August 31, 2013 in Featured, Most Read, U.S., World

SYRIA: Saudi Prince Bandar Behind Chemical Attacks

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On August 21st chemical weapons attacks in Ghoutta, a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria claimed the lives of at least 355 people according to doctors without borders. What we all saw was an inordinate amount of children, scenes of which went viral on the internet and propelled the United States to send five destroyers to the Eastern Medditeranean with an undisclosed number of nuclear submarines, all of which are laden with cruise missiles ready to send a clear message to Bashar al-Assad that chemical weapons use was crossing a red line President Barack Obama drew one year ago. While the Sec. John Kerry and his State Department Assad’s guilt was “a judgment … already clear to the world,” other mainstream media organs reported there was “no smoking gun” and the evidence was “no slam dunk.” In fact it was all based off reports and analysis of Israeli surveillance unit 8200 or what is equivalent to our NSA. Not exactly a uninvolved actor.

Many problems immediately arose.

While the Syrian government is the largest stockpiler of chemical weapons in the world, the opposition has them too. Now infamous video has allegedly shown rebels killing rabbits with ad hoc mixtures of chemicals procured from Turkey. Reports have acknowledged chemical weapons depots have also been seized. On Aug. 23, LiveLeak.com hosted an audio recording of a phone call broadcast on Syrian TV between a terrorist affiliated with a rebel militia in Homs, Syria, and his Saudi Arabian boss, identified as “Abulbasit.” The phone call indicates rebel-affiliated terrorists in Syria, not the Assad government, launched the chemical weapons attack in Deir Ballba in the Homs, Syria. One of some 14 alleged chemical attacks pinned on President Assad. World Net Daily hosts a litany of YouTube videos showing rebels handling chemical ordinance and alleged nerve gas missiles.

There is also the potential use of Ghaddafi’s stockpiles which were at one time feared to have fallen into the wrong hands, at the very least left unsecured amidst the NATO backed no fly zone and ensuing melee. The concern his weapons were transferred to Syria was highlighted in the Benghazi affair and further supported by Bill Gertz who reported that 20% of the mujahadeen doing the majority of the fighting in Syria according to the NYT are from Libya. But most importantly the UN’s Carla del Ponte officially acknowledged suspicion rebels had in fact used chemical weapons. Yet mainstream opinion while against involvement in Syria believed Assad was to blame! This is prior to a UN chemical weapons investigation having even been concluded. CNN in classic pre-Iraq style and obviously with copious notes from ESPN are walking around on a life sized CGI war theatre.

So is there anything to the Saudi connection suggested by the post at live leak.com? We know that Qatar and Saudi Arabia are spending billions providing weapons to Syrian rebels. We know that Saudi Arabians host live auctions sending suicide bombers to Syria. We know the geopolitical interests of these two predominantly sunni nations stand in sharp contrast to that of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran all of which are Shia and in the case of the later three have recently signed a $10bn gas pipeline leading directly through Syria. This undercuts, as we covered in our interview with Eric Draitser yesterday, Qatari and Saudi energy interests.

In a breaking article by long time Associated Press middle east correspondent Dale Gavlak he notes: “From numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families…many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the (deadly) gas attack.” 26 rebel fighters lost their lives in Ghouta and according to Gavlak its because these fighters weren’t properly trained in handling the weapons. According to one resident of Ghouta his son who fights for the rebels “and 12 other rebels were killed inside of a tunnel used to store weapons provided by a Saudi militant, known as Abu Ayesha, who was leading a fighting battalion. The father described the weapons as having a “tube-like structure” while others were like a “huge gas bottle.”

Gavlak also reports that, “more than a dozen rebels interviewed reported that their salaries came from the Saudi government.” But here’s the kicker!? According to U.K.’s Independent newspaper, it was Prince Bandar’s intelligence agency that first brought allegations of the use of sarin gas by the regime to the attention of Western allies in February. The Iraq parallels have been hammered home in the last 72 hours so some might say it’s appropriate that Prince Bandar or “Bandar Bush” is back in the narrative. And if this report proves true and accurate Barack Obama just like Bush, the CIA, and Collin Powell will have bought into those sweet crude scented lies by a man who’s outlasted popes and presidents. And rather than further humanitarian goals and a responsibility to protect American strikes would have advanced Saudi Arabia’s top foreign policy goal, according to the WSJ, of defeating Assad and his Iranian and Hezbollah allies.

A lot of people on the lunatic fringe as its derided have been wondering who Obama really works for and who’s interests he serves. According to this report the answer is obvious.

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Christopher Greene is the creator of AMTV.

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