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Former Bush Administration Official Blames Israel for Use of Chemical Arms in Syria

Fars News Agency | May 5, 2013

A1139616TEHRAN – Retired US Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who once served as Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff, believes that the chemical weapons used in Syria may have been an Israeli “false flag” operation aimed at implicating Bashar Assad’s regime.

Wilkerson made his astounding assertion in an interview on Current TV, the network once owned by former Vice President Al Gore and recently purchased by Al-Jazeera, Haaretz reported.

Wilkerson said that the evidence that it was Assad’s regime that had used the chemical weapons was “flaky” and that it could very well have been the rebels or Israel who were the perpetrators. Asked why Israel would do such a thing, Wilkerson said, “I think we’ve got a basically geostrategically, geopolitical inept regime in Tel Aviv right now.”

“I think we saw really startling evidence of that,” Wilkerson continued, “in the fact that President Obama had to tell Bibi Netanyahu ‘Pick up the phone, you idiot, call Ankara and get yourself out of this strategic isolation you’re in right now.'”

A “false flag” operation is a covert attack on foreign or domestic soil carried out by governments or organizations under a false identity, aimed at placing blame on the enemy. It originates with a ruse once used in naval warfare in which ships would hoist the enemy’s flags in order to infiltrate his ranks.

Wilkerson,63, a former Army helicopter pilot who flew combat missions in Vietnam, served as Colin Powell’s chief of staff in 2002-2005. He was responsible for reviewing the intelligence information used by Powell in his by now infamous February 2003 United Nations Security Council appearance on Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction.

After his retirement, Wilkerson described this presentation as “a hoax” and became an outspoken critic of the Bush Administration’s handling of the Iraq war. He now serves as a professor at Virginia’s William and Mary College and is a guest commentator on several US television networks.

Speaking on the Current’s Young Turks program, Wilkerson said that because of the instability in the Middle East, Israel’s current geo-strategic situation is “as dangerous as it’s been since 1948.” He added that President Obama “has got to be very circumspect about what he does in exacerbating that situation”.

“Netanyahu is clueless as to this,” Wilkerson said. “I hope President Obama gave him a lecture in geostrategic realities.”

May 5, 2013 - Posted by | Deception, False Flag Terrorism | , ,

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    Comment by panos48 | May 5, 2013

  2. Seems to me that Wilkerson is not as circumspect as he should be in thinking Obama has an ounce of conscience, any degree of honesty, and is only trying to distance himself from the Zionist aggression he signs off on constantly from the White House, further through the State Department, CIA, Pentagon, and FBI.

    Obama like Powell, is a useful stooge who rubber stamps unlawful orders that constitute War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, and Genocide.

    Netanyahu is a dual agent of US and Zionist imperialism. Both Obama and Netanyahu are complicit in the aiding and abetting the continuous cover-up on 9/11. And of course, so are Powell and Wilkerson. The Crime of Omission in 9/11 is an act of treason, but Al Gore BTW, is also guilty in this regard, as well as for “rolling-over” to the rigged 2000 presidential election, as did now Secretary of State John Kerry in 2004.

    I guess the truth is, you can’t trust anyone with a high level security clearance in the United States. I think all the aforementioned belong on death row, facing the electric chair; which is doable under the US War Crimes Act of 1996.

    Comment by Bill Mitchell | May 6, 2013


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