by Gordon Duff, New Eastern Outlook:
Events during the spring of 2018, and we are speaking about the accusations against Russia and Syria involving the use of chemical warfare weapons, has opened a new page in history. Russia’s Foreign Minister, Lavrov, complains that former levels of lying and propagandizing, always within some agreed upon limits, have now been not only exceeded but reached a level where no known adjective can apply.
When reports from a Swiss based independent laboratory confirmed that the poisoning agent used in the Skripal scandal was not of Russian origin but rather “BZ,” it became necessary to establish some background. We will include open source intelligence from available news media, too often ignored or hidden despite the fact is sits glaringly in front of the public eye, and move to the more esoteric, information available only to military and intelligence professionals. We start with Russia Today, April 14, 2018:
“The substance used on Sergei Skripal was an agent called BZ, according to Swiss state Spiez lab, the Russian foreign minister said. The toxin was never produced in Russia, but was in service in the US, UK, and other NATO states.
Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with an incapacitating toxin known as 3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate or BZ, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, citing the results of the examination conducted by a Swiss chemical lab that worked with the samples that London handed over to the Organisation for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
The Swiss center sent the results to the OPCW. However, the UN chemical watchdog limited itself only to confirming the formula of the substance used to poison the Skripals in its final report without mentioning anything about the other facts presented in the Swiss document, the Russian foreign minister added. He went on to say that Moscow would ask the OPCW about its decision to not include any other information provided by the Swiss in its report.
Lavrov said that the Swiss center that assessed the samples is actually the Spiez Laboratory. This facility is a Swiss state research center controlled by the Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection and, ultimately, by the country’s defense minister. The lab is also an internationally recognized center of excellence in the field of the nuclear, biological, and chemical protection and is one of the five centers permanently authorized by the OPCW.”
We enter not the world of Kafka or Orwell but of Lewis Carroll “Behind the Looking Glass,” where baseless allegations are fact and facts are trumped with “Red Queen” mannerisms by “alternative facts” and empty denials. Too many on all sides stayed silent when “new think” replaced rationality.
America’s president Donald Trump, now seemingly the “blood enemy” of Russia has taken New Think to a new level, his personal ties to organized crime, his continual lying, his tax evasion and now “wag the dog” military attacks to “save his own very very fat behind,” pushing the world to the brink of Armageddon.
The April 2018 missile attack on Syria, allegedly to stop Syria from using or developing poison gas is problematic from many directions. Legal arguments no longer seem to matter. Because of this, we will choose another approach, in simpler terms, related to the adage of a “pot calling a kettle black.”
The US has never stopped developing, storing and using biological or chemical weapons. More recently, Vietnam was a common testing ground for gasses including sarin. In fact, sarin gas was issue for use to special operations personnel and used in hundreds of operations though only a few are admitted.
During Vietnam, American special operations units became increasingly dependent on the use of poison gas to the point that it became a threat in the propaganda war with the Soviet Union. American POW’s such as now Senator John McCain made propaganda broadcasts while a prisoner in North Vietnam accusing the US of using poison gas and testing a number of biological agents as well.
American prisoners held in North Korea more than a decade before made similar statements, statements such as those later made by McCain were put down to “Stockholm Syndrome,” the desire by captors to recognize with and seek approval from captors who control their very lives. Though this is mostly likely true in some cases, it isn’t true in all.
The US did use both biological and chemical weapons in Korea and Vietnam, chemicals developed in a program founded by CIA/LSD investigator Frank Olson along with George Merck. From Veterans Today, an article that went viral and led to the removal of over 2 million Facebook references in retaliation:
Today another chemical weapons stockpile was found in East Ghouta, produced in Germany, fully weaponized and commercially produced by Merck.
Merck was the primary producer of chemical weapons for Germany in World War I and George Merck founded the War Research Service along with Frank Olson in 1944, which using captured Germany and Japanese scientists and research facilities, took control of America’s biological and chemical warfare production which continues to this day in facilities at Fort Meade, Maryland and at the Lugar Lab in Tbilisi, Georgia in partnership with the current government of Ukraine.
Last week, Russia and Syria announced the capture of British chemical weapon stockpiles in East Ghouta along with the capture of a “coalition” command and chemical weapons facility with all personnel. Taken from the combined statement censored from the western press, from March 25, 2018
‘The Syrian Arab Army and with the help of Russian captured a shipment of chemical weapons destined for the Eastern Ghouta. These were British weapons produced at Porton Down in Salisbury.
Russian suspects that the Skripal incident is related as by their records, Skripal was working at Porton Down as a chemical weapons trafficker in partnership with a Ukrainian firm. Russia denies attacking Skripal but admits he was under surveillance for his activities involving support of terrorism in Syria and arms trafficking.
Russia also confirms that there are British, American, Israeli and Saudi intelligence officers who were caught by the Syrian army in one of the heavily fortified operations rooms during the invasion of the Syrian army and its allies of the East Ghouta.’
VT asked the Syrian government for serial numbers and closeup photographs of chemical weapons used. Syria sent them and they were published, photos which including shipping documents, serial numbers, lot numbers, all of which led to manufacturing facilities in the UK and Germany, proving beyond any doubt that American backed terrorists, they can’t be called “rebels,” aided by the CIA/MI6 funded “White Helmets,” staged not only the recent gas attacks in Ghouta but “quite probably” or “quite likely” or even “most likely,” using terms the US throws around so often, every gas attack and perhaps other attacks as well.
Any group that would stage a gas attack would stage a school shooting or a car bombing, any group that would act inside Syria could and would do the same in France or Italy or Britain or, perhaps “especially,” inside the United States.
Welcome to the world of “New Think.”
It’s important to look at the Skripal case in a new context, or perhaps a “New Think” context. Is it possible that “Skripal” was a fabricated incident to “pre-state” or “condition” the public for baseless charges against Syria and Russia?