December 8, 2018
So apparently the U.S. government believes that chemical false flag attacks in Syria are possible.
On Friday the State Dept. issued an official statement claiming “credible information” that refutes prior Syrian government and Russian claims of an opposition chemical weapons attack in Aleppo on Nov. 24.
The event was the first time throughout the seven-year long war that international headlines pointed to anti-Assad rebels using chemical weapons, in this case chlorine, against government areas. So of course for U.S. officials it must be a false flag attack staged by Assad.
That’s precisely what the US is now claiming, saying in a statement that “the Assad regime and Russia falsely accused the opposition and extremist groups of conducting a chlorine attack in northwestern Aleppo.” The statement, issued by Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino, claims the Syrian government carried out a tear gas attack on Aleppo civilians and promptly blamed a fabricated chlorine attack on anti-Assad fighters.
The US further claims the Syrian government will seek to manipulate the site of the attack to make it look like pro-government civilians were victims of chemical weapons ahead of an investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The US says the Assad government will “fabricate samples and contaminate the site before a proper investigation”.
This section of the official State Dept. press release reads as follows:
The United States is deeply concerned that pro-regime officials have maintained control of the attack site in its immediate aftermath, allowing them to potentially fabricate samples and contaminate the site before a proper investigation of it by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. We…