West Spreads Lies of Syrian WMDs to Justify Another War of Aggression
Tony Cartalucci, Contributor
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Hysterical propaganda has increasingly amplified since early Monday when the Syrian government’s Foreign Minister Jihad Makdissi insisted that if Syria had any unconventional weapons, they would be under strict security and only used against foreign aggression. Makdissi went on to clarify his statement further by insisting that his comments in no way implied Syria even has such weapons.
Despite this, the Western media has begun the all too familiar WMD-mantra, heard in the lead up to Iraq, where bald-faced lies and fabrications based on knowingly dubious intelligence sources, were picked specifically to tell the narrative the West sought to sell the public.
The culmination of this propaganda campaign versus the government and people of Iraq, of whom over 2 million died between sanctions leading up to the war and the West’s invasion and occupation, was the West’s primary intelligence source, Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, codenamed “Curveball,” admitting that ” I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime.” In other words, as the Guardian puts it in the title of their article, “Defector admits to WMD lies that triggered Iraq war.”