Washington’s False-Flag WMD Claim Against Syria, U.S. Dollar at Stake

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

With longstanding U.S. strategic plans to control oil production in Syria and Iran taking shape with the attempted overthrow of the Bashar al-Assad government in progress, a pretext for U.S. involvement to takeover from American surrogates Saudi Arabia and Qatar funding of Syrian rebels moved a step closer with an article published by the Wall Street Journal, titled, U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile

While more international agreements to ditch the U.S. as a medium of exchange in global trade continue to pile up between the BRIC nations, the U.S. dollar’s last bastion of hope lies in the granddaddy of all trade, oil, and the 40-year petrodollar system.  To that end, Washington must build consensus for its aggression toward the nations that stand in the way of a continued petrodollar system.  In the case of the latest article by the WSJ on the subject of Syria, the business paper of record appears to act as a willing or unsuspecting outlet for CIA counterintelligence.

As the title of the article implies, unnamed “U.S. officials” grow concerned about the recent movement of biochemical weapons stockpiles (WMDs), according the WSJ.  With quotes from other unnamed sources riddled throughout the article, the suggestion of the possibility that a planted storyline by Washington of planned “ethnic cleansing” and assumptions of what Assad may or may not do with these so-called WMDs can easily be made given the unusual nature of basing a story on numerous sources unwilling to go on the record for further journalistic inquires.

The article begins, “Syria has begun moving parts of its vast arsenal of chemical weapons out of storage facilities, U.S. officials said, in a development that has alarmed many in Washington.

“The country’s undeclared stockpiles of sarin nerve agent, mustard gas and cyanide have long worried U.S. officials and their allies in the region, who have watched anxiously amid the conflict in Syria for any change in the status or location of the weapons.”

Since Syria is not a signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention, the U.S. State Department remains suspicious of Syria’s non-transparency regarding its inventories, though the same suspicion of potential ethnic cleansing of Palestinians could be directed at Israel, a signatory to the CWC but never ratified by its democratically-elected representatives—a fact left out of the WSJ article.

“The regime has a plan for ethnic cleansing, and we must come to terms with this,” an unnamed U.S. official told the WSJ. “There is no diplomatic solution.”

During the buildup to an attack on Iraq, the U.S. official in the forefront of accusations that Iraq possessed WMDs was the president himself, George W. Bush.  But today, unnamed sources make the same accusations against a country loyal to Iran—Syria, the last country in the Middle East left to neutralize before taking on Iran for the prize of its second-largest oil production capacity in the Middle East.

But the Journal does quote a former  U.S. Army intelligence officer now working as an analyst at the Institute for the Study of War, Joseph Holliday, who helps the Journal  build a case of another dictator gone crazy enough to potentially gas his own people—a war crime under the Geneva Protocol of 1925.

“We can’t discount him using this, we just can’t,” said Holliday. “If we believe the Assad regime and their closest allies view this as an existential struggle, we have to assume they could use chemical weapons against their population at some point in the conflict.”

As a former Army intelligence officer, Holliday, it’s understandable that he may still be under the powerful influences of his high-level comrades in arms at the Pentagon.   Crafting a real or imaginary threat storyline can be used as a meaningful pretext for war with any nation uncooperative with the U.S., if covert operations to secure energy supplies in the Middle East fail.

Newsweek explains:

“Deep in the Pentagon, admirals and generals are updating plans for possible U.S. military action in Syria and Iran. The Defense Department unit responsible for military planning for the two troublesome countries is ‘busier than ever’, an administration official says,” according to a Newsweek  article of Sept. 2004.  “Some Bush advisers characterize the work as merely an effort to revise routine plans the Pentagon maintains for all contingencies in light of the Iraq war.  More skittish bureaucrats say the updates are accompanied by a revived campaign by administration conservatives and neocons for more hard-line U.S. policies toward the countries . . .

”Even hard-liners acknowledge that given the U.S. military commitment in Iraq, a U.S. attack on either country would be an unlikely last resort; covert action of some kind is the favored route for Washington hard-liners who want regime change in Damascus and Tehran.”

The WSJ article that cites unnamed official sources feels like a CIA trial balloon to gauge public sentiment for U.S. direct involvement in Syria, or it’s a sloppy piece of journalism deployed as a tactic to apply international pressure upon Russia and China to back off support of Syria.  Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton displayed a Cold War sense of urgency to the Syria question at the ‘Friends of Syria’ conference.

“I don’t think Russia and China believe they are paying any price at all – nothing at all – for standing up on behalf of the Assad regime,” Clinton told an audience of delegations from more than 100 nations.  “The only way that will change is if every nation represented here directly and urgently makes it clear that Russia and China will pay a price . . .”

Previous propaganda disseminated through CIA-complicit media outlets, such as reports of the killing of incubator babies at Iraqi hospitals during the 1991 Gulf War, and the gassing of Kurds by Saddam Hussein during the Iran/Iraq War, have either since been discredited by investigative journalists or have gone unconfirmed (as to who was responsible) in the case of the gassing incident of 5,000 Kurds in Halabja in 1988 during the Iran/Iraq War.

The WSJ did, however, find a source with a name and position that denied the claims of the multiple unnamed ‘official’ U.S. sources of the story.   The named source added, if the U.S. or its surrogates would stop smuggling weapons to the Syrian rebels, the peace process could begin—an alleged goal of the U.S. State Department.

“This is absolutely ridiculous and untrue,” Syria’s foreign ministry spokesman, Jihad Makdissi, told the WSJ.  “If the U.S. is so well-informed, why can’t they help [U.N. envoy] Kofi Annan in stopping the flow of illegal weapons to Syria in order to end the violence and move towards the political solution?”

In conclusion, the WSJ article provides little substance for a proper article typically expected of them.  The signs of another nefarious intent on the part of either the U.S. State Department, the WSJ, or both, to dupe the public into another war cannot be ruled out.  But, considering the dire nature of the U.S. dollar’s rapid decline as a reliable reserve currency, other articles and television programming demonizing Syria can be expected.

Syria Could Crash the U.S. Dollar

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

While incessant and escalating incidences of blatant assaults upon the Bill of Rights of the American people riddle the pages of the full spectrum of media, it is now not a matter of, will a state of emergence message by the president be made, it is a matter of when the event happens and what triggered the historical act.  No doubt, a collapsed U.S. dollar or a nuclear blast on American soil rank high on the list of probably catalysts for an emergency call to martial law by a sitting president.

One or both of these doomsday catalysts for a U.S. lock down took a giant leap forward in France, Friday. Cold War-like comments made at the “Friends of Syria” conference in Paris by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toward Russia and China strongly suggest that a showdown between the former Cold War rivals, now to include China, is on.  The prize: oil—and by implications the future of the U.S. petrodollar standard and the American way of life.

“I don’t think Russia and China believe they are paying any price at all – nothing at all – for standing up on behalf of the Assad regime,” Clinton told an audience comprised of delegations from more than 60 nations.  “The only way that will change is if every nation represented here directly and urgently makes it clear that Russia and China will pay a price . . .”

Auspiciously, delegations from Moscow and Beijing did not attend the meeting.

The U.S. Secretary of State went on to accuse Russia, China and Iran of supporting Syria’s Assad regime economically and militarily, and called upon other nations to comply with UN sanctions levied upon Syria—sanctions which would also include refusing oil shipments from Syria’s vital economic support and trusted ally, Iran.  But for continued sanctions against Syria to be effective, “much will remain dependent on persuading the two reluctant powers [Russia and China] to pressure Assad into action [of peaceful regime change in Syria],” according to Canada’s CBCNews.

Though, Russia and China have already agreed to a peaceful resolution to the Syrian civil war, signing off on the Security Council plan drafted by former-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, it’s more likely that Moscow and Beijing are playing politics of cooperation to buy more time for the Assad regime.  Russia and China do not want regime change in yet another Middle Eastern country for a host of economic and political reasons, of which, the primary one is to stop the U.S. from controlling the region’s oil supplies to Russia’s ally and co-founding member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), China.

Authors John Barry and Dan Ephron of a Sept. 2004 Newsweek article, titled, War-Gaming the Mullahs: The U.S. weighs the price of a pre-emptive strike explain that Syria and Iran have been targets of interest of the U.S. for quite some time, as Washington under the George W. Bush Administration had known that a day would come when the U.S. and China would bang heads for precious crude supplies in the Middle East.  Whether it’s the Obama Administration or another neocon U.S. president in control of the executive branch, the petrodollar standard must be defended in the Middle East.  The Iranian/Syrian alliance has stood in the way of total U.S. dominance in the region, but now the matter has become urgent following Iran’s announcement in Feb. 2012, that it has broken ranks in the petrodollar scheme.  It now will not accept the dollar as payment for Persian oil.

“Deep in the Pentagon, admirals and generals are updating plans for possible U.S. military action in Syria and Iran. The Defense Department unit responsible for military planning for the two troublesome countries is ‘busier than ever’, an administration official says,” according to the Newsweek authors.  “Some Bush advisers characterize the work as merely an effort to revise routine plans the Pentagon maintains for all contingencies in light of the Iraq war. More skittish bureaucrats say the updates are accompanied by a revived campaign by administration conservatives and neocons for more hard-line U.S. policies toward the countries . . .

”Even hard-liners acknowledge that given the U.S. military commitment in Iraq, a U.S. attack on either country would be an unlikely last resort; covert action of some kind is the favored route for Washington hard-liners who want regime change in Damascus and Tehran.” [emphasis added]

But according to Barry and Ephron, CIA war-games simulating military action against Iran and, by proxy, Syria, would end up very badly for the U.S.  In fact, an unidentified Pentagon source told Newsweek, “The war games were unsuccessful at preventing the conflict from escalating,” whereby the magazine concluded: “This daredevil scheme horrifies U.S. military leaders, and there’s no evidence that it has won any backers at the cabinet level.”

As U.S. policymakers watch the eurozone crumble, brace for a renewed global economic depression, and wonder where the money will come from to finance monstrous sovereign debts and deficits without a mult-trillion-dollar central bank global re-inflation scheme, desperation to make a decisive and final strategic move in the Middle East against Syria and Iran must be overwhelming—and Russia, China, Iran and Syria know it and have planned for it.

Either the U.S. dollar temporarily withstands an all-out war against the most formidable foes since the Germany-Japan-Italy axis of WWII, or it doesn’t.  But in the end, odds heavily favor an abandonment of the dollar as the world’s premier reserve currency; it’s just become too much trouble for too many nations, now.  The conditioning of the U.S. population to expect a heavy-handed government continues unchecked and unchallenged by the Congress, because internally Washington knows the dollar’s days are numbered—and it could be as close as the day of next scheduled military conflict in the Middle East.

Iran ‘Looking for War’ to Fulfill End-Times Prophecy, Says Undercover CIA Mole

CIA undercover operative, formally with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, and author of A Time to Betray, Reza Kahlili (pseudonym), shocked TruNews host Rick Wiles with the revelation that the Iranian regime actually welcomes an attack by Israel or the United States.

The seemingly suicidal position of Iran to defy every sanction and threat imposed by the U.S. since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, mocking the superpower and its allies with tit-for-tat retaliations to match the taunting smiles from its most-recent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as well as threatening salvos from the Mullah leadership of Iran, is no bluff and no propaganda; it’s real and could spark a holocaust the world has never seen, according to Kahlili.

In fact, Iran, shockingly, is “looking for war,” he said.

“The regime in Iran is preparing for a final confrontation, and there is a book they have distributed, a publication they’ve distributed throughout all of their forces, called The Last Six Months,” he explained.  “And they have based it on centuries of hadith, and the signs and that they believe that—that time is very close.  And they say an attack on Syria or Iran will trigger the ‘End of Times’.  So they’re preparing for that; they’re preparing to create that circumstance. . . . Actually, they look for war.”

Under Shiite theology, the reappearance of the last Islamic messiah rises up in Persia to “kill the rest of the infidels and bring the world under one flag, one government—Islam,” he said.

Kahlili goes on to brief TruNews listeners with Iran’s capabilities of executing a holocaust of events, of which were carefully acquired following the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s—potentialities which neighboring Iraq couldn’t imagine mustering under the regime of Saddam Hussein during the same period.

When Iran Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi stated in 2009 that Iran is expanding operations in the Atlantic, he was referring to Iranian submarine fleets operating off the coast of the United States, according to Kahlili.   With these vessels, “long-range ballistic missiles [could be launched]; they could attack our homeland without any warning,” he warned.   “So we should take it seriously.  They mean what they say.  They have plans for the U.S.”

He added, “The Ayatollah often said publicly, the demise of America is at hand.  And that the U.S. and Israel will soon be destroyed.  And that they’re going to consider, they’re proceeding with the nuclear bomb project and currently have enough enriched uranium for six nuclear bombs.”

Host Rick Wiles asked Kahlili whether the Iranians can threaten the U.S. with a doomsday blast from off the coast of the U.S. without detection, the threat that American civilians should be most concerned.

“They sure can,” said Kahlili, noting that Iran has developed smaller submarines for the intent purpose of lurking off the coast of the U.S. within a three-mile reach of New York, Boston, or other cities with significant Jewish populations.

“Same thing as Pearl Harbor,” added Kahlili.  “You can be surprised by an attack out of nowhere.  But they really do not care about the response because of their ideology, and ultimately this is a very dangerous situation.”

Wiles asked Kahlili about other threats and capabilities of Iran that the American public should be aware of.  Kahlili said the real threat comes from North Korean weaponry research and technologies, and one in particular, called electromagnetic (EMT) weapons.

With an EMT blast, entire communications infrastructure would be destroyed, essentially ‘frying’ all electrical circuits and destroying the U.S. economy as quickly as a currency collapse.  Kahlili has confirmed through CIA intelligence, Iran is known to be procuring the technology from North Korea—the third nation of George Bush’s ‘Axis of Evil’.

“And these are super EMT weapons,” Kahlili said.  “They could launch it on top of a ballistic missile and blow it up over the skies, and it can act as a super EMT weapon and it could destabilize the infrastructure of the U.S. and send us back to the 18th century, immediately.  All power, water, food supply, everything—they’ll be destruction in all telecommunications.  Life will stop—period.”

Congressional advisory boards have estimated that after one year of an EMT blast, up to two-thirds of American would perish from a multitude of problems, from food supply to revolution.  “They have the bombs; they have the missiles, and I don’t think we’re paying attention to that.”

In a flurry of missile sightings off the coast of the U.S. of approximately two years ago, Wiles noted that it may have been the Iranians (not Chinese) who were testing, making a dry run of the EMT weapons in the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.  Three separate incidents within less than a six-week period of what appeared to be ICBM launches, one in the Pacific, one off the coast of New York, and the last one near Texas (Gulf of Mexico), were not adequately reported, though statements made by witnesses of the events seeped into the back pages of mainstream media and Internet news sites.

But the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) didn’t miss the events, which were mentioned in its latest report to the international community.

“The IAEA in its recent report documented that they have experimented with launching missiles from their naval vessels [submarines?] and detonating the warheads over the surface of the earth,” said Kahlili.  “So they [the Iranian subs] would launch it straight up, then they detonated it, and then everyone would think that was the third launch.  But what the purpose of the launch, as documented by the IAEA, is that, that’s for an EMT attack.”

As those expecting a replay of the war with Iraq, Kahlili said the circumstances surrounding Iran’s fanatic drive to fulfill Shiite prophecy should not be underestimated, because the conflict planned by Iran could exact casualties in the United States and Israel numbering in the millions—of civilians.  It’s about religious beliefs, not necessarily geopolitics, according to him.

“So an attack on Syria or Iran, that’s the trigger and then they will go into action to attack Israel, attack the U.S. and that’s the start of the Last Six Months . . .,” Kahlili explained.  “They are looking forward to this day.  So this is a very important thing that you have to understand: they are looking for war and therefore their war rhetoric, which is considered here in the West as merely a propaganda, or talking to their choir, to their loyals in Iran, but that’s not it; they truly believe in this.  And they are looking forward to an attack on Iran because they have made the preparations for that scenario.”

He continued, “Thousand of cells have been placed throughout the world, with Hezbollah, the <inaudible> forces, Islamic Jihad and other proxies, even in U.S.  And these cells are ready to carryout the order and they will attack simultaneously many. Many cities and others, and at the same time hundreds of missiles will rain down on Israel and the war will expand, Hezbollah, Syria and others would get involved and there will be attacks on U.S. homeland.

“They expect that two-thirds of the world’s population will cease to exist due to wars, chaos and lawlessness . . . And that’s all in the six months; that’s all that takes place, from the trigger to the time of the coming.”

Kahlili intimated that much of the preparations within the U.S. may be due to the National Security Advisers (NSA) catch-up efforts to mitigate the threat of an Iranian nuclear or EMT attack on U.S. soil.  He said the U.S. is not “well-protected at homeland” and an attack could “cause real fear here.”

Kahlili went on to say that thousands of terror cells lurk within the boarders of America waiting for the signal from Tehran to attack.  “Terror cells are on high alert to attack the U.S. . . . the cells are here; they are armed and ready to proceed,” he said.

“They’ve even recruited people of Mexican origin, or Latin American origin,” he added.

But according to Kahlili, for the most part, the Iranian population within the U.S. is no threat, because most Persians residing in the U.S. once fled from the regime in Iran, going as far back as the Islamic Revolution of 1979.  Iranians are as worried about the Iranian regime as other Americans.

And as far as the oil price?  Kahlili said an attack on Saudi and Kuwaiti oil fields could devastate the global oil market, taking millions of barrels of crude offline for too long a period to sustain even a modicum of hope of affordable pricing.

“What Iran is going to do by attacking many facilities within the region, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar . . .,” he said about the potential impact on oil prices from a successful initial missile launches, “the first reaction would be hitting all the oil fields and creating a situation where oil would go over 500, 600, $700 a barrel, a total collapse of the world economy, then terror attacks across the world and a simultaneous attack with hundreds of missiles on Israel, and it can get worse from there.”

Kahlili suggested that the timetable for a confrontation with Iran could be as early as this July, with possibly Iran striking first.  But in the longer run, a WWIII may be inevitable given the fanatical religious beliefs of the present leadership in Iran.  Any hope of averting WWIII may come from regime change within Iran, according to him.

Source: TruNews, May 4, 2012

Gerald Celente: Nightmare “Schemed” to Cover Up America Collapse

Trends Research Institute founder Gerald Celente predicts that a war with Iran is scheduled to cover up the next leg down to the financial collapse of the U.S. and political upheaval a collapse engenders.

“I’ve been in this business now since 1980, and I’m always marveled at the schemes undreamed of that they come up with,” Celente told GoldSeek Radio host Chris Waltzek.  “So, when things should collapse, they often don’t, because they come up with another scheme.  So, here’s the scheme undreamed of that I believe is going to be America’s worst nightmare, and that’s war with Iran. Sign-up for my 100% FREE Alerts

“The drums keep beating; the chick-hawks keep screeching; and America and Israel keep getting closer to a conflict with Iran.  And it’s all tied in with Syria as well,” Celente added, alluding to a reciprocating defense agreement between Iran and Syria.

Celente continued the discussion with Waltzek by making the eerie parallel between today’s economic depression, social unrest and geopolitics with those of the Great Depression, which began with the Crash of 1929 and ended following the conclusion of WWII.

Pressure on Washington to quell the threat of Communism as an alternative to a failed central bank controlled ‘capitalist’ system in the U.S. of the 1930′s has reemerged, but with the threat to the status quo coming this time, not from the potential of a viable Communist movement, but instead coming from the rapidly growing Constitutionalists and End-the-Fed movement led by Republican congressman and 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul.

Making this point for the Keynesians, famed big-government liberal economist and Nobel prize laureate Paul Krugman—who is no fan of Congressman Paul—stated in a NY Times Op-ed piece on Dec. 11, 2011, titled Depression and Democracy, “On the political as on the economic front it’s important not to fall into the ‘not as bad as’ trap. High unemployment isn’t O.K. just because it hasn’t hit 1933 levels; ominous political trends shouldn’t be dismissed just because there’s no Hitler in sight.”

Moreover, Krugman in the past has argued that the U.S. needs some big outside event (even joking about an alien invasion from space) to foster the need for further federal deficit spending and renewed consumer consumption, which he believes was the catalyst for ending the Great Depression—a suggestion with which Paul and Austrian economists vehemently disagree.

Therefore, Washington must dream up another scheme to redirect attention away from an oligarch enriched by the Federal Reserve System and wars, according to Celente.

History is replete with examples of nations, once divided, reversing course to unite behind a president in times of war.  Celente believes that this time is no different and that Iran will serve as Krugman’s Hitler for Washington’s political purposes.

“We’re saying right now that a war with Iran is going to be the beginning of World War III,” said Celente, and added “but what it will do, Chris, it will certainly get the people’s mind off the failing economy, just as it did during the Great Depression and the lead up to World War II.” Sign-up for my 100% FREE Alerts