Can We Please Clear Up This Lie?

Among all the crap we’re being sold about Syria is that Syria has just admitted for the very first time that it has chemical weapons.  Not true!

I quote to you from The Guardian, July 23, 2012, “Syria insists chemical weapons would only be used against outside forces” by Ian Black:

“Syria has made it clear that it would only use deadly chemical or biological weapons if it was attacked by outside forces….

“Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, added his voice to a chorus of alarm over the issue as the Damascus government scored what observers ridiculed as a damaging own goal on Monday by admitting for the first time that possessed an arsenal of the banned weapons.”

“Barack Obama said Assad would be held accountable if [he] made the ‘tragic mistake’ of using chemical weapons.  ‘The world is watching,’ the American president said.

“Jihad Makdissi, the Syrian foreign ministry spokesman, was responding to public and private warnings from Israel and the US by insisting that the weapons would only be used in case of a foreign attack on Syria and not against its own people, as the opposition has warned could happen.

“‘No chemical or biological weapons will ever be used, and I repeat, will never be used…no matter what the developments inside Syria,’ he said at a press conference, reading from a prepaped statement.  ‘All of these types of weapons are in storage and under security and the direct supervision of the Syrian armed forces and will never be used unless Syria is exposed to external aggression.’

“Until now, Syria has never officially confirmed it has chemical weapons, although it is no surprise that it does.”

So why are we being fed this bizarre and blatant lie?