Should World War III erupt in the coming weeks as the prophetic media would like us to believe, the opening salvo could very well have occurred in Syria weeks ago.
As the monstrous President of Syria Bashar al Assad was accused of using illegal and immoral chemical weapons on Syrian civilians, the entire world looked on in horror. Well, not the entire world; Syria’s sole remaining superpower ally Russia did nothing to stop the attack, with some in the Pentagon believing that they very well might have been complicit in the attack or its attempted coverup.
That precarious predicament set into motion a worrisome chain of events, as U.S. President Donald Trump took military action against the Syrian airbase responsible for the chemical attack. In return, Russia threatened military action against the United States should any further airstrikes occur against Bashar al Assad.
Now, in the weeks following the attack, the chemical attack blame game has roared to a deafening climax, as the world struggles to understand what truly happened in Syria. In the cases of France and MIT, the two opinions could not be any more divergent.
“French intelligence services will soon provide proof that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s military used chemical weapons in an attack this month that killed scores of civilians, most of them women and children, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Wednesday.
“Ayrault made his assertions on French TV the same day an international investigative group confirmed the victims were exposed to sarin or a sarin-like substance. Sarin disrupts the nervous system, and one drop can be fatal. The gas, like all chemical weapons, is banned under international law.
“‘As far as French intelligence services and military intelligence are concerned, in a matter of days we will prove that the regime has indeed organized these strikes with chemical weapons,’ Ayrault said.”
While France’s definitive proof of Assad’s guilt would be a welcome relief to Donald Trump and America’s allies, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is fostering a much different outlook on the situation.
“A leading weapons academic has claimed that the Khan Sheikhoun nerve agent attack in Syria was staged, raising questions about who was responsible.
“Theodore Postol, a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), issued a series of three reports in response to the White House’s finding that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad perpetrated the attack on 4 April.
“The attack April 4 on the town of Khan Sheikhoun killed more than 90 people and left hundreds more suffering from effects of the gas. Images of the tiny victims sparked global outrage against Assad. The U.S. responded by firing 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the air base where the Syrian attack originated.
“Russia and Syria have claimed conventional Syrian weaponry struck a rebel chemical weapons depot, causing the tragedy.
“He concluded that the US government’s report does not provide any “concrete” evidence that Assad was responsible, adding it was more likely that the attack was perpetrated by players on the ground.
“Postol said: ‘I have reviewed the [White House’s] document carefully, and I believe it can be shown, without doubt, that the document does not provide any evidence whatsoever that the US government has concrete knowledge that the government of Syria was the source of the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria at roughly 6am to 7am on 4 April, 2017.'”
Whether or not the truth regarding the Syrian tragedy will ever be definitively revealed is still a mystery, however, the fallout from the attack stands to overshadow the atrocity itself should the United States and Russia continue to butt heads on a such a global scale.