Paul Joseph Watson
December 6, 2012
Matt Drudge chided President Obama over his increasingly “hysterical” rhetoric regarding the supposed WMD threat posed by Syria in a tweet that harked back to Colin Powell’s infamous UN appearance which relied on fabricated evidence to justify the invasion of Iraq.
Obama playing up 'WMD' threat in Syria is bold and hysterical. Who will go to UN to show 'evidence' this time? Maybe one of the Rices...
“Obama playing up ‘WMD’ threat in Syria is bold and hysterical. Who will go to UN to show ‘evidence’ this time? Maybe one of the Rices,” tweeted the editor of DrudgeReport.com, in the aftermath of the Obama administration’s increasing hype over a chemical weapons threat based on little else but hearsay and conjecture.
Drudge’s reference to the UN is of course a reminder that contrived threats about Saddam Hussein’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction were used to grease the skids for an attack on Iraq that has cost over a trillion dollars and well over 4,000 dead U.S. troops over the last nine and a half years.
In February 2003, Colin Powell went before the U.N. Security Council and claimed that Iraq was hiding weapons of mass destruction and refused to disarm. He dramatically held up a vial of white powder, remarking that the same amount had shut down the U.S. Senate in 2001.
Most of the claims Powell made during the speech, including the infamous ‘Niger yellowcake’ issue, were fabricated and based on the testimony of an intelligence asset named Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi or “Curveball” – an Iraqi defector who later admitted that he had completely manufactured lies about Saddam having mobile bioweapons trucks and clandestine factories.
Powell later admitted that he was “misled” before the UN speech and said that he regretted the incident.
Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad has repeatedly asserted that Syria will not use its chemical weapons arsenal to target rebel fighters, never mind the civilian population. To do so would be an act of geopolitical suicide given that Obama and Hillary Clinton have made it clear this is a “red line” that will mandate US military intervention.
The sudden deluge of hysteria suggesting, “The Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar Assad,” is based entirely on dubious claims by anonymous “US officials”.
Indeed, the only evidence that suggests chemical weapons may be in preparation for use in Syria comes from a video which apparently shows US-backed Syrian rebels testing chemical weapons on rabbits in a lab while bragging about how they will deploy them to kill pro-Assad Allawites.
Fabricated lies about weapons of mass destruction were cited as the primary reason for invading Iraq, a justification that was proven to be completely fraudulent. It’s astounding that the US military-industrial complex and the establishment media are once again resorting to the same infantile propaganda in an attempt to grease the skids for military intervention in Syria, which just like Iraq has been planned well in advance.