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Published on Jun 13, 2012
Israel is apparently laying the groundwork for a possible military attack on Syria by alleging that Damascus could be using chemical weapons against the Syrian people.
Tel Aviv has recently expressed concern about what it calls the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Israel says the weapons could fall into the wrong hands and that they may even be used by Syria to carry out an attack against Israeli forces.
The pretext is being used to justify a possible military assault on Syria even if it means triggering a broader conflict across the region.
Ayoob Kara, a senior member of the Israeli Likud Party led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, claimed in an interview with Israel Radio on June 9 that the Syrian government has used "chemical weapons against men, women, and children" during the past months of unrest in the country.
Press TV talks with Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley, author and historian in Washington, to further shed light on the issue.
Below is an approximate transcript of the interview.
Press TV: In her press conference Monday, the spokesperson for the United States Department of State, Victoria Nuland, predicted that there would be at least three more new massacres in Syria. Nuland also knew the locations of these would-be massacres.
At the same time, an Israeli deputy minister, Ayoob Kara, has said Syria might use its chemical weapons against Israeli forces? What do you make of these comments? Are they the groundwork for a possible military attack?
Tarpley: They are very ominous and what we see now is that NATO is obviously planning these massacres. In the last couple of days, we have had both the unfortunate Mrs. Nuland as well as Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Secretary General of NATO, comparing Syria to Bosnia with the obvious implication that NATO may do a unilateral, outside of the UN Security Council, bombing attack.
The response to that came quite quickly. Nezavizimaya Gazeta [a local newspaper] of Moscow writes that Putin has ordered preparations for two Russian divisions, a Parachute Division as well as an Infantry Division, plus ... brigade of the Black Sea forces who have a base in Tartus, Syria, to prepare at any time the sovereign government of Syria could obviously invite these Russian forces to come in and this would not be a violation of anybody's international law.
In addition, I would call attention to the report from my friend [Tyagi Mesa] in Damascus that some time in the next week, perhaps Friday; we may be dealing with an attempted brainwashing of the world through the CIA and NATO. It is an operation reportedly being planned by Ben Rhodes. Ben Rhodes is a resident, mini gerbils, here in the Obama White House. He wrote Obama speeches, the Cairo speech, the West Point speech declaring war on Pakistan.
He is a demagogue and a propaganda technician and what is put together is an international operation with a couple of meetings that have gone on. They have got Nilesat and Arabsat apparently willing to play along with NATO.
They have had a first meeting in Doha; this was for basically reporting this coup to the world. That would be with the participation of Al-Arabiya, Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, Fox, France 24, Future TV and MTV. So that is the external part. For the inside, they have fake versions of Barada Future TV, MTV, Orient News, Kham and Syria Al-Ghad that would broadcast lying propaganda.
And in Doha and in Saudi Arabia, they have built sets, Hollywood sound stages in effect, that duplicate the presidential palace in Damascus as well as downtown Damascus, downtown Olimpo and downtown Homs. It reminds us of what they did last year with creating the Green Square of Tripoli, Libya, in Qatar. So this is a huge operation.