John Kerry: “I’m not asking you to take my word for it.”
21st Century Wire says…
US Secretary of State John Kerry continues to defend the claims that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad is responsible for the August 21st chemical attacks near Damascus, Syria, despite not having conclusive evidence…
This coming after PM David Cameron’s crushing defeat in the House Of Commons, ending the UK’s bid to provide military support in Syria. This is historic: the last time a PM was defeated in parliament over a military intervention was in 1782.
Kerry, a former presidential candidate and known member of the famed Skull & Bones Society from Yale University, has had long sordid history of supporting unwarranted conflict in the Middle East, most notably, his 2002 vote for the eventual 2003 invasion in Iraq. This of course , came after he voted against the first Gulf War in 1991, stating:
“It is a vote about war because whether or not the president exercises his power, we will have no further say after this vote.”
Kerry has contradicted himself several times over the years when questioned about US President George W Bush’s decision to go to war in 2003, stating within months of each other:
“I believe it was the right authority for a president to have.”
Then sometime later that year, he explained:
“I don’t believe the president took us to war as he should have.”
Kerry’s political career has been plagued with this kind of back-tracking and flip-flopping, rendering his latest “undeniable” support for war in Syria more than a little suspect, especially since there has been zero evidence to directly link Assad to these recent attacks.
Today there was a report from AP journalist Dale Gavlak, claiming rebel fighters within Ghouta near the capital of Syria, have taken the blame for the recent chemical explosion, citing that, some of the militants had mishandled chemical material, supposedly provided by Saudi Arabia.
If this is true, this would tie into the recent report by UK Column, which describes Syrian police discovering a rebel hideout complete with crude mortar bombs, electrical supplies and bags of toxic agents that were made in Saudi Arabia. This certainly gives pause to the established narrative that only Assad’s army would have the means to produce such warfare.
John Kerry is just one character in this globalist plot for blood and oil…
Below is the latest from RT…
US intel report stops short of confirming Assad is responsible for chemical attack
United States Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the US intelligence community has concluded that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is responsible for killing more than 1,000 people with chemical gas last week near Damascus.
In a statement released in tandem with Kerry’s remarks from the State Department headquarters in Washington, DC Friday afternoon, the US government says they assess “with high confidence” that the government of Pres. Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013.
According to the remarks made by Sec. Kerry, the assault last week caused the deaths of at least 1,429 Syrians, including no fewer than 426 children.
But despite days of research and an international investigation, the US says they cannot declare with 100 percent certainty at this time that Assad’s regime was responsible.
“Our high confidence assessment is the strongest position that the US Intelligence Community can take short of confirmation,” the report reads in part. “We will continue to seek additional information to close gaps in our understanding of what took place.”
Nevertheless, Kerry all but confirmed on Friday that Assad ordered the use of nerve gas against civilians last week.