Chemical Weapons Hoax and the Scripting of War Crimes Against
or, Getting the Truth Out of Ghouta - A Closer Look at the August 2013 Chemical Weapons Atrocity
Table of Contents
THE OBAMA REGIME ARRANGES
A CHEMICAL WEAPONS ATTACK ON
Chapter 1. THE CRISIS
Chapter 2. STAGED AND SCRIPTED: THE SIGNS OF VIDEO FAKERY
This rush e-book is a preliminary version with chapters 1 and 2 only. Further chapters are in the planning stage:
3. LIES HAVE SHORT LEGS: YOUR FALSE FLAG IS SHOWING
4. THE WAR PARTY’S CASE AND HOW IT FALLS APART
5. THE DIRTY WAR ON
Written and published by John-Paul Leonard, ProgressivePress.com, September - October 2013
Lies pass through three stages. First, they are accepted as self-evident. Second, they are violently opposed. Finally, they are ridiculed.
This book aims to help overcome the first stage by concentrating on the second, with an occasional resort to the comic relief of the third -- the best place to be. Let truth have the last laugh over the lie. ROTFL!
I. THE CRISIS
It is early in the morning of August 21, 2013, a year and a
day since Pres. Obama declared chemical weapons use by
The next day, Russia
Today headlines, “
In the week that follows, tension mounts as
The juggernaut that brought us the Afghan,
Another glitch in the war script comes on Aug. 29, when the British Parliament votes down the government’s motion for war, thanks largely to the new Labour leader Ed Miliband. It’s this august body’s first “No War” vote since 1782, when they declined to pursue the counterinsurgency against the breakaway American colonies.
For once, a vote could be called historic without hyperbole.
Obama claims the military option remains on the butcher’s proverbial
table regardless how Congress votes when it returns on Sept. 9, while he and
his minions keeps twisting their arms as hard as possible. Around Sept. 5th or
6th things look tense, as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House
speaker Boehner come out for war, but the rank and file are not falling in line.
The chips are down for the war party, and
Something different happens on Sept. 9. Syrian President
Assad is interviewed on CNN to give his viewpoint. And in
The rest of September involves the hammering out of a plan
At this point I interject my own opinion: Putin and Assad
snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
There is good reason to believe the
Putin and his team gained some psychological points in
exchange for the strategic chips. The Russians took a bold step by breaking the
taboo and bringing false-flag discourse into the open. Putin wrote a great
op-ed in the NY Times, and enjoyed a surge of popularity in the
Nevertheless, this was an ordinary stick-up, a daylight
robbery -- “Give up your weapons or your life!” The victim
“We are sure the
rebels have got sarin. They would need foreigners to teach them how to fire it.
Or is there a ‘third force’ which we don’t know about?
“If the West needed an excuse to attack
Recent history records too many such hyper-convenient
excuses. If we step back 14 years, we find the uncanniest parallel is the
alleged massacre of civilians by Serbian forces in the village of Račak in
1999, that unleashed NATO’s apocalyptic, three-month aerial blitzkrieg which
laid Serbia to waste. It was “the first massacre in history conducted before an
invited audience” -- OSCE inspectors were already on the scene, called in by
the Serbian side, but fatally headed by an American officer who ran death
On August 21, 2013, UN inspectors had just arrived in
Once again, as in
In 1999, hysterical KLA reports were spread over list serves and the Internet. Since 2011, the FSA and their supporters upload videos to Youtube, which are eagerly peddled by the mass media and the White House.
Just as the Kosovo false-flag massacre gave the green light for a genocidal bombing campaign, the Ghouta false flag was meant to unleash US bombers for three months on a growing list of Syrian targets.
For props, the FSA also use their civilian victims as well as corpses of their own battle dead. This is documented for the massacres in 2012 at Houla, Tremseh and Daraya, in a video I made for Youtube, “The Foreign Subversive Army Massacres its Human Shields.”
The emotional effect of war propaganda images is greatest when child victims are shown. Indeed, children predominate in the videos supplied by the FSA to represent the Ghouta atrocity, and to such an unnatural extent that experienced observers have questioned their authenticity.
The foremost researcher probing these anomalies is Mother
Agnes de la Croix, a Catholic nun and objectively non-partisan observer based
Mother Agnes’ explosive evidence points in a frightening direction: many if not all the dead and dying children shown to Congress and the world were not gassed that night in Ghouta, but kidnapped earlier by the FSA and used as props in a staged propaganda feat. As far-fetched and diabolical as that may seem, the mountain of circumstantial evidence accumulates so heavily that the conclusion appears inescapable. We will come to those detailed findings in a moment.
Since Račak and 9/11, as the world has grown weary of
war, the body counts needed to provoke a reaction have multiplied. Yet the parallels
between Ghouta and Račak remain too precise to be accidental or
spontaneous. Both bands of fighters were trained by the
Indeed, terrorism expert Yossef Bodansky asks, “Did the White House Help Plan the Syrian Chemical Attack?” He writes,
“On August 13-14, 2013 [a week before the casus belli in Ghouta],
Western-sponsored opposition forces in
“The opposition forces had to quickly prepare their forces
for exploiting the US-led bombing in order to march on
“Indeed, unprecedented weapons distribution started in all
opposition camps in
“Opposition officials in Hatay said that these weapon shipments were “the biggest” they had received “since the beginning of the turmoil more than two years ago.”
“Senior officials from both the Syrian opposition and
sponsoring Arab states stressed that these weapon deliveries were specifically in anticipation for exploiting the
impact of imminent bombing of
Evidently, the push to strike
We know of at least one version of an actual Pentagon playbook
for the destabilization and destruction of independent nations like
The Pentagon’s dirty little war book states:
“The intent of
Now you know why your rulers have been funding Al Qaeda,
since they founded it in 1979, to “accomplish
Waking up on the Al Qaeda side in a full-fledged war, Westerners
may forget how the war in
II. STAGED AND SCRIPTED: THE SIGNS OF VIDEO FAKERY
Fox News: I’m sure you’ve seen the videos that we have seen of the child gagging on the ground, of the people vomiting on the floor.
President Assad: Yeah, but no-one has verified the credibility of the videos and the pictures. No one verified them. The only verified things are the samples that the [UN] delegation went and took; samples of blood and other things from the soil and so on.
Fox News: Which is what they say they have.
President Assad: But
you cannot build a report on videos if they are not verified, especially since
we lived in a world of forgery for the last two years and a half regarding
Forgery by the US-backed opposition in
The “civilized” terrorists in
Sanctions and air-strikes were key steps in the evil empire’s game plan. In November 2011, an American think tank enumerated these “options to assist the Syrian opposition:”
Option (1): Impose Crippling Sanctions on the Syrian Government...
Option (2): Provide Assistance to Syrian Opposition Groups...
Option (3): Limited Retaliatory Air Strikes.
Option (4): Impose No-Fly / No-Go Zones in
Kerry’s single-minded focus on “limited airstrikes” after Ghouta made the goal of these killings obvious.
For their part, the rebels know full well that they have no chance of success without mustering Western support by powerful propaganda. Fabricating evidence is simply part of the equation -- and all’s fair in love and war.
Oftentimes one is nearly taken in by their media exploits, until the details come in. I was able to analyze carefully three of their major false-flag massacres in 2012, Houla, Tremseh and Daraya, as noted above.
The FSA attacked an army checkpoint that was protecting an
Alawite village in Houla district on May 25, 2012. They then ransacked it, slit
the throats of the children and laid them out on the floor for Youtube.
Meanwhile their propaganda arm claimed the villagers were martyrs of an army artillery barrage. The disconnect
between video and text didn’t faze William Hague and Hillary Clinton, who
jumped to impose sanctions on
The usual pattern of haste was repeated in the Daraya
massacre in August, 2012, which the terrorist-corporate media complex blamed on
forces loyal to Assad. Three days after it happened, before any Western
journalist had yet ventured to brave the fire of rebel snipers in the area, a
NATO teleconference decided in principle that the alliance would strike
The rebel tactics in Daraya are clear from the subtitle of my video: the FSA massacred its human shields. The terrorist bands kidnapped civilian hostages, killed them and lined up the bodies for the cameras, claiming a massacre by Assad forces.
One is left wondering how many of the civilian dead imputed to the government really were victims of the rebels instead.
The Tremseh false flag massacre on July 12, 2012, followed
the same pattern as at Račak, with the FSA depicting their own dead
fighters as civilians.
The cumulative effect of all the false flags and disinformation is to thoroughly demonize the targeted government with a build-up of rogue reports, illusory images and loose logic.
Terrorism has always been psychological warfare. Terrorists kill and then blame the deaths on the state. Complicit pundits then casually hold the target government accountable for inflated casualty totals, when in fact most of the dead are either rebels, or killed by the rebels.
Brainwashing Western-style is heavily dependent on imagery
over reason. It is presented as entertainment, including
Assad noted this defect in his interview with Charlie Rose: “We’re not like the American administration. We’re not a social media administration or government. We are the government that deals with reality.”
A Syria-based group made a heroic effort to dissect the reality of the rebel videos which the Obama regime used to push Congress to the brink of war. The group ISTEAMS, headed by Catholic nun Mother Agnes de la Croix, assembled a report on the anomalies they found.
Taken together, the discrepancies point to a strange and shocking conclusion: the scenes were staged, the videos are fake. Rebel psychological warfare units evidently prepared them before Aug. 21. They then uploaded them to Youtube immediately after the staging of a low-grade release of chemicals in the early hours of Aug 21, which may have claimed some real victims. Opposition NGO's then fed the hysteria about a CW massacre to the world media.
The first odd thing is the hour chosen for the event: around 2 or 3 a.m., under cover of darkness. Any independent observers could have slept through it. By the time they awoke, the show would be all over.
Ghouta was already depopulated by fighting, except for rebel bands and a few of their families. Street scenes of the aftermath after daybreak show men only. Yet the footage of victims is predominantly of children -- of course evoking the strongest emotions for propaganda. In an interview with a child survivor, a boy says none of his friends or neighbors were hurt, because they all left beforehand.
Women victims are scarcely seen at all, except for one view of shrouded bodies in a separate room. Were the actors strict Islamists who didn't want to show the faces of the actresses? Or were the victims kidnapped and the women raped and killed first? It is reported that families in Latakia, in a different part of the country, recognized their missing or kidnapped children in the videos.
None of the victims are ever identified in the videos. Their
names are simply not known; instead, a number is written on each forehead. If
rescuers went into houses to bring them out, as they claim in the videos, they
would know who the patients were by where they lived. If the families came to
the clinics by themselves, they would have given their names. The
A narrator, identified as a Revolutionary Council Commander, says, “The martyrs are 865, they are all unidentified. They are numbered on their foreheads as you can see... so that if their parents come they will be able to recognize them.”
How is it possible that all 865 are unidentified? Only if they have been brought in as props or actors. If they were families sleeping in Ghouta and awakened in the chemical attack at 3 a.m., they would go to the clinic together. Any who survived, would be able to identify their next of kin. This is really quite a conclusive point.
There is not a single video of a funeral, and only one shot of a grave, with only eight bodies in it. Funerals and posters in memory of the dead are a very important part of the culture in this part of the world. Why were they not filmed for their propaganda value?
There is not a single scene of a family or a mother with her child. There is only one alleged father carrying his daughter into the clinic. He is ranting an anti-Assad diatribe, and saying she calls me father. We then see him ranting over a little boy's body, not his own son, suggesting he is a rebel actor. Ten minutes after the scene with his “dead daughter,” a video is uploaded from another location with her still alive -- yet the first video showed her dead on arrival.
A clip from a
Scenes of children's bodies laid out on the floor are presented in different videos as scenes from different villages. However, many of the same dead children are shown in these different places at the same time! The logical explanation is the bodies were not transported, only the images were.
Illustrations: Ten children (numbered 0 to 9) are posed as dead in two different videos from two different places, Al Marj and Kafarbatna. The eleventh child, the girl in yellow, is seen in a third video from yet another place, Jobar.
The same little boy is shown in different scenarios supposedly filmed in five different areas, Ain Tarma, Hammouria, Irbin, Zamalka and Jobar. The videos were uploaded only minutes apart, a little after 4 a.m. Some of the footage is shared between the videos, but differently edited. Fancy footwork indeed!
Two sisters shown dead in Irbin also come up in a photo of dead children in Kafarbatna.
The children's bodies are often shown with their shirts pulled up to show their little bare tummies, increasing the emotional effect. Many of them appear to be anesthetized rather than dead.
The “rescuers” and “medics” mostly look like Al Qaeda fighters, with the obligatory beards.
There is almost no indication of ambulances or other medical transport efforts, in spite of the alleged scale of the disaster. Sirens are heard only twice in the videos, an ambulance is seen only once. Scenes of arriving patients show private cars with only a single victim.
In one scene described as rows of dead bodies, a nurse is giving one of them an injection. During a disaster with a great shortage of antidotes, why would they inject a dead body? Unless it is with sarin. The UN report showed no sarin in soil or hair samples, only in blood samples...
And finally, when ISTEAM published their report on Sept. 15th, with links to the suspect videos, Youtube quickly removed most of them...
Mother Agnes in an interview on Russia Today: “I am not
saying that no chemical agent was used in the area – it certainly was. But I
insist that the footage that is now being peddled as evidence had been
fabricated in advance. I have studied it meticulously, and I will submit my
report to the UN Human Rights Commission based in
On Sept 11, Press TV reported, “
Assad is absolutely right in saying Kerry has no evidence. There are good reasons why it took many years for videos to be accepted as evidence in court. Even today, courts require an unedited original. What is served up by the rebels on Youtube are heavily edited pastiches with no chain of custody. Enough when you are looking for any excuse to bomb and destroy a plucky, independent little nation.
Richard Cottrell in Gladio, Nato’s Dagger at the
 See “Who
pulled the trigger first?” and “The Biased Broadcasting Corporation” in my
“Dirty War on