US Strike on Syria imminent – Wayne Madsen
August 8, 2013
Frank Gregory Ford
Evidence of American War Crimes Likely Target in Syria
By Frank Gregory Ford, former U.S. Military Intelligence Agent
While Obama’s Department of Justice seeks to shield the Bush
Administration by declaring their war crimes “business as usual,” his
Department of Defense prepares to eliminate hard evidence of those
crimes by destroying Syria’s stockpile of weapons of mass destruction.
Those WMDs came from us.
I saw canisters, “bombs,” of VX/GF in storage in Iraq. They were tagged
showing they were shipped there from Ft. Rucker, Alabama by the Carlyle
Group, the giant blue-ribbon finance-and-weapons conglomerate, home to
former-President George H.W. Bush and other prominent war profiteers.
The nerve agent VX is the deadliest chemical weapon ever made. It is
useful only for the indiscriminate destruction of human and animal life.
It has been outlawed internationally, most recently by the Chemical
Weapons Convention of 1993, by the Biological and Toxic Weapons
Convention of 1972 and the Geneva Protocol of 1925.
We supplied VX to Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, before we named him an
enemy. He used it in his war against Iran and against civilian Iraqi
Kurds. I learned from an Iraqi official that just before our 2003
invasion Saddam shipped great quantities of gold and nerve gas to Syria.
I reported this “actionable intelligence” to my superiors, but no action
The stockpile I saw was never shipped out of Iraq. It was hidden from
weapons inspectors until I and others saw it in 2003, just days after we
invaded. It was soon removed from its concealment by British specialists
It is virtually certain that this weapons cache is targeted in our
run-up to an attack on Syria—as before, with Iraq—for using U.S.-made
weapons. The attack is also virtually certain to eliminate evidence of
complicity by the Bush presidents, father and son, who, through their
positions as American presidents and as associates of the Carlyle Group
and myriad other military contractors, provided them to the warring
nations of the Middle East.
As with Iraq, Afghanistan and so many of America’s recent military
engagements, this looming rebuke to Bashar al-Assad for allegedly using
internationally outlawed American-made weapons, will fall on a vastly
smaller opponent. Syria has a population of fewer than 23 million highly
vulnerable men, women and children in a country that would fit in Texas
almost four times. The capital, Damascus, the home of the government and
location of the WMD stockpile, is the oldest continuously occupied city
in the world.
is this what its all about?
the chemical weapons meme has been strong about syria ever since the start..you just knew it would be the excuse..how close are we? will russia engage?