April 4 CW Attack on Syria a False Flag
by Stephen Lendman
Syrian forces had nothing to do with the CW attack on Khan Sheikhoun. No evidence suggests otherwise.
US-supported terrorists were responsible for what happened - likely CIA orchestrated, Israel's Mossad possibly involved.
The incident was conducted to undermine conflict resolution efforts, along with further demonizing Assad, falsely blaming him for mass slaughter.
Interviewed by Russia's RIA Novosti and Sputnik News, Assad stressed he'll cooperate with all countries genuinely committed to combatting terrorism - other than US-led Western ones and their rogue allies, supporting this scourge.
Ahead of Trump's aggression on Syria's Shayrat airbase, US-supported terrorists partly destroyed the country's air defense systems, Assad explained.
They're mostly outside cities in outlying areas, "so they started attacking (them), and it was affected dramatically during the crisis."
Weeks after the April 4 CW attack, UN authorities haven't sent investigators to the site to examine evidence about what happened, Assad said - despite a formal request by his government.
US-led Western countries "blocked any delegation from coming, because if they come, they will find that all their narratives about what happened in Khan Sheikhoun and then the attack on Shayrat (airbase) was a false flag…a lie," Assad stressed.
Photos and video images shown by Western media were fakes, "made by al-Qaeda." So-called "rescuers were rescuing people without masks, without gloves, and they were moving freely" - without protection needed in an area affected by CWs.
"(T)he regime in the United States hasn't changed," said Assad. Like his predecessors, Trump is waging aggression in multiple theaters - lying to justify his actions.
His team wants Syria destabilized, its government toppled, pro-Western puppet rule replacing it. "(S)o they will do everything," Assad stressed.
"(F)or them, the end justifies the means, no values, no morals at all. Anything could happen." Clear evidence shows CWs come from Turkey and Saudi Arabia - both countries allied with America, NATO, Israeli and other rogue regional states, wanting Syrian sovereign independence eliminated.
"When you talk about the Turkish invasion, when you talk about the American troops - again, it's an invasion - and when you talk about the terrorists on the ground, it's one entity, there's no difference," Assad explained.
"There's one master who's controlling all these factions. So, the priority now is to defeat the terrorists. When you defeat the terrorists, the Turkish army and any other army will be weak on the ground. Their real strength is their proxies, not their own arm(ies)."
"We all know that the American officials say something and do something different. They're never committed to their promises or their words."
Geneva talks so far are "still-born…dead," accomplishing nothing because Washington wants war, not peace.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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