US Plots New Wave of Chemical Attacks in Syria: Analyst

Blog Editor’s Note:

Back in February I mentioned, that we were less than 3 months from the FIRST Blood Red Moon – 15th April 2014

I asked will April 15, 2014 pass with one red moon like what happened in the Six Day War of ’67, followed by three red moons meaning the Sunni Arabs will go to war against Israel sometime after April 15, 2014 and sometime before October 8, 2014?

Syrian president Assad has told his generals should he die he wants his generals to launch their rockets upon Israel’s cities. Should the Syrian commanders follow Assad’s advice Damascus will be destroyed (Isaiah 17:1)

Now look at what we have in the news on the eve of the FIRST Blood Red Moon!

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Press TV
April 13, 2014

syriamapA group of rogue elements affiliated with former US President George W. Bush are plotting new chemical attacks in Syria, an analyst tells Press TV in an interview.

Kevin Barrett said sarin gas for potential attacks similar to the August 2013 deadly chemical raid on Syrians is being manufactured in Tbilisi, Georgia.

“I think we need to put this news out to the world … about the manufacture of sarin gas at Tbilisi and the fact that a rogue group of Americans is apparently behind this – people connected with the Bush administration,” the commentator said.

Barrett said US President Barack Obama’s redline warning on the use of chemical attacks a year ago “gave the insurgents tremendous motivation to conduct false flag gas attacks in order to blame” the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

He said the 2013 chemical attack in al-Ghouta was a “false-flag” operation by foreign-backed militants in that country to “bring in the US to bomb Syria.”

“So, I’m afraid that the war party in the US is up to its usual tricks,” said Barrett.

America’s leading mainstream investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, recently published article exposing the chemical weapons attack in al-Ghouta last August as a false flag provocation.

By the time of the attack, the US and some of its allies blamed Damascus for the chemical attack on al-Ghouta. However, the Syrian government strongly denied the accusation, saying the attack was carried out by the militants operating inside the country to draw in foreign intervention. Subsequent investigations by the UN and Russia backed Syria’s assertions.

Over 130,000 people have reportedly been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by Western-backed militants in Syria.

Please watch the following video for background

Kerry: 2 state solution may be dead within 2 years By TOVAH LAZAROFF
04/17/2013 23:36
Jerusalem Post
“I believe the window for a two-state solution is shutting,” US secretary of state tells House Foreign Affairs Committee.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, February 20, 2012 Photo: Screenshot
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Wednesday (a year ago) that the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be dead within two years.

“I believe the window for a two-state solution is shutting,” Kerry told the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee. “I think we have some period of time, a year, a year-and-a-half, or two years or it’s over.”

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Netanyahu: Peace and stopping Iran are our main goals
The secretary of state’s comments come amid a renewed US drive to rekindle direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, which have been largely frozen since late 2008.

US President Barack Obama – along with Kerry – visited Israel last month to speak with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Kerry returned again last week for further meetings, and promised to come back shortly.

He is scheduled to unveil a plan soon to improve the Palestinian economy in hopes that it would help the Palestinians return to the table.

Before leaving for London on Tuesday night for the funeral of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, “We are committed to our aspiration for peace, a peace that will be based on the principle of two states for two peoples, a Jewish state alongside a demilitarized Palestinian state.”

“But in order for the peace to last, it must be anchored in security,” he continued.

“The State of Israel must be able to defend itself by itself; its security will be a main component of any future peace agreement.”

Netanyahu discussed the frozen peace talks along with the dangers of a nuclear Iran and Syria’s civil war in meetings with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday in London.

The meetings were private and no statements were issued afterward.

Palestinians have insisted they will not hold direct negotiations with Israel unless it halts West Bank settlement activity and Jewish building in east Jerusalem.

Israel has refused to cede to that request and has urged the Palestinians to come to the table without preconditions.

Kerry is now seeking a way to break a four-year deadlock over the issue.

The secretary of state told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that because he sees only a two-year window, “there is an urgency to this in my mind, and I intend, on behalf of the president’s instructions, to honor that urgency and see what we can do to move forward.”

Kerry explained that the mistrust on both sides made it difficult.

“[Palestinian Authority] President [Mahmoud] Abbas deep down is not convinced – and that may be a light word for it – that Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel are ever going to give them a state,” he said.

“And on the other side, Israel is not convinced that the Palestinians and others are ever going to give them the security that they need.”

In response to Kerry’s words, an Israeli official noted that it was the Palestinians who wasted the last four years by refusing to negotiate.

But the bulk of Netanyahu’s trip dealt with Syria and Iran, particularly in light of the possibility that the European Union might lift its arms embargo against Syria at the end of the month. The UK is among those European countries that have spoken of sending arms to the Syrian opposition forces.

Without taking a strong stand against the idea, Israel has urged caution on arming the rebels, noting that one has to be more specific with regard to which of the rebel groups one would ship the arms and which weapons would be sent to them.

Next week, EU governments are expected to ease an embargo on Syrian oil to allow for purchases of crude from the opposition in an effort to tilt the balance of the conflict against President Bashar Assad.

At a meeting on Monday, EU foreign ministers are also expected to agree to lift restrictions on selling equipment for the oil industry to the opposition and investing in the state’s oil sector, EU diplomats said on Wednesday.

The move is part of a broader EU undertaking to support the Syrian rebels, waging a two-year-old uprising against Assad in which an estimated 70,000 people have died and the conflict is broadly stalemated.

It aims to give the insurgents much-needed cash for infrastructure repairs and to build up local governance, and, possibly, to fund purchases of arms. But conditions would apply to ensure that no business is done with supporters of Assad.

“The purchases will be allowed when an EU government authorizes them after consultations with the [opposition] National Coalition,” an EU diplomat told Reuters.

The lifting of oil sanctions may bolster the credibility of the Syrian National Coalition – an umbrella organization of the opposition – among Syrians opposing Assad.

Reuters contributed to this report.