by Stephen Lendman
False flags are an American tradition. They’re an Israeli tradition. They’re used strategically. They reflect Big Lies.
Merriam-Webster calls them “deliberate gross distortion(s) of the truth used especially as a propaganda tactic.”
Official stories are false. They’re contrary to reality. They turn truth on its head. They point fingers the wrong way.
They’re pretexts for militarism, wars, mass killing and destruction, occupations, domestic repression, and other extremist national security state measures.
Wednesday’s Ghouta incident raises disturbing questions. It was a clear anti-Syrian provocation. No evidence suggests Assad’s involvement. Clear analysis shows he’d have everything to lose and nothing to gain.
Syrian insurgents used chemical weapons numerous times before. Clear evidence proves it. Media scoundrels suppressed it. They substituted lies for truth. They do it every time. It’s standard practice.
- Syrian soldiers suffer chemical suffocation in rebels-held area
- Syrian army finds chemicals in militants tunnels
- US considers air war in Kosovo as precedent for Syria strikes
- US will not attack Syria without UN mandate: Obama
- Lavrov and Kerry call for objective investigation into possible chemical weapons use in Damascus Countryside
- Ki-moon calls for immediate investigation into chemical attacks’ allegations
- Iran Foreign Ministry condemns use of chemical weapons in Syria
- Iran condemns use of chemical weapons in Syria
- Iranian President: Terrorism and chaos in the region refer to pre-planned conspiracy
- IHRC Chief: Syrian Army doesn’t use chemical weapons
- Iraqi, Indian PMs express rejection of foreign military intervention in Syria
- Brazil calls for unifying efforts to reach a political solution to crisis in Syria
- Uruguay stresses on peaceful solution to crisis in Syria