Jimmy Dore seems to think that the latest poison gas bombing in Syria was not the work of Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian Arab Army, but that of the al-Nusra Front and/or the government of Turkey. I’m inclined to strongly agree, especially in light of this article. This passage is particularly telling, and harks back to what Jimmy mentions in the video:
It is known that about 250 people from Majdal and Khattab were kidnapped by Al-Qaeda terrorists last week. Local sources have claimed that many of those dead from the chemical weapons were those from Majdal and Khattab. This would suggest that on the eve of upcoming peace negotiations, terrorist forces have once again created a false flag scenario. This bears resemblance to the Ghouta chemical weapons attack in August 2013 where the Syrian Army was accused of using the weapons of mass destruction on the day that United Nations Weapon’s Inspectors arrived in Damascus.
Later, Carla del Ponte, a UN weapons inspector said that there was no evidence that the government had committed the atrocity. This had however not stopped the calls for intervention against the Syrian government, a hope that the militant forces wished to eventuate from their use of chemical weapons against civilians in Ghouta.
The Ghouta attack was detailed by Seymour Hersh here.
And, given that Assad has been winning this war lately, there’s no solid reason for him to pull a stunt like this, either. It’s totally gratuitous, coming from him. He has nothing to gain and everything to lose by it. The al-Nusra Front, however? Hoo yeah, they have MUCH to gain. Global condemnation for Assad, particularly from the United States of Amnesia, means more money, support and weaponry for them. And we all know that Drumpfy is eager to get his fat little fingers bloody, too, the better to burnish his failing “alpha male” image. And we can’t rule out Sultan Erdogan, either; he’s been supporting Syrian “moderate rebels” (including al-Nusra and Daesh) in a sly, sidelong material way for quite some time now.
As ever, the question “Cui bono?” is the one we have to ask. The mainstream media’s demonization narratives serve no purpose at all.
PS: And here’s Jimmy Dore again, picking up on the false-flag angle:
And the crapaganda initiative is now exposed. Hmmm. Anybody besides me remembering that Kuwaiti incubator bullshit that was used to justify Gulf War I? Well, here is the “justification” for Gulf War III.