Planned Invasion by the Western Allies of Syria in the Spring of 2018
Late 2017 the Syrian Army liberated parts of their eastern provinces, re-establishing a land route stretching from Iran to Syria and the formidable Hezbollah forces based in the Lebanon.
This is unacceptable to the Western allies and a major offensive is to be launched by the US, UK, Israel and France against the Syrian army in the West of the country, from US, French & UK warships and on the border between Iraq, Jordan and Syria sometime in the spring of 2018.
The primary purpose of the offensive is to establish a permanent Western allied presence in Syria encompassing all major oilfields in eastern and central Syria.
The offensive, when fully completed will remove the Iran-Iraq-Syria-Lebanon land route diminishing Iran’s ability to channel funds and armaments to Hezbollah adversely affecting Syria’s ability to trade with Iraq and Iran further complicating Syria’s post-war reconstruction plans.
The offensive by the Western Allies will significantly undermine Syria’s sovereignty, threatening the progress the Syrian Army has made stabilizing many parts of the country.
The White Helmets
“The White Helmets are feeding images of ‘humanitarian disaster’ and ‘war crimes’ to the very same nations funding them, to politicians and media outlets, with the explicit purpose of lobbying for a no-fly zone in Syria.
Recent history teaches that establishing such a zone carries with it the threat of reducing Syria to a Libya-style failed state.
The Origins of the White Helmets
The White Helmets are a “propaganda machine” supporting the regime change ambitions of the US, UK, Israel and France and a number of violent extremist groups operating in Syria.
The group plays an active, often armed role in the terrorist war on the legitimate Syrian government.
A huge number of allegations relating to inhumane and often violent abuses is documented against the White Helmets, including their prevalent use of human shields.
Whereever Al Qaeda and Daesh go in the country, the group is sure to follow.
Their support has also been logistical, monitoring Syrian and Russian forces, flight patterns etc.
The group was founded in March 2013 not in Syria, but in Turkey – and not by concerned local civilians, but by James Le Mesurier, a British private security specialist and former military intelligence officer.
While no mention of him is to be found on the White Helmets’ official website in 2018, Le Mesurier’s work in the UK armed forces took him to several far-flung theaters of conflict, including a spell as intelligence coordinator for Pristina City, Kosovo soon after the NATO intervention.
After leaving the army, he worked for a number of organizations, including a term as Vice President for Special Projects at the private mercenary organization “The Olive Group”, which has since merged with “Academi” – formerly known as “Blackwater”, the infamous US private military contractor.
In a 2014 interview Le Mesurier implied the founding of the White Helmets was largely serendipitous – he was holidaying in Istanbul, and felt compelled to help civilians in Syria after hearing harrowing stories of devastation from refugees who had fled across the border.
But his presence in Turkey was neither coincidental, nor spontaneous. It happened just as the Syrian civil war was turning in Assad’s favor, and the Western Allies push for regime change was running out of steam.
The ease with which he secured significant financial assistance from foreign powers is quite remarkable
By Le Mesurier’s own account, he quickly raised around US$300,000 in initial funding from the UK and US, among others, a figure that before long ballooned to over US$100 million when Western NGOs and Gulf states started stumping up cash.
Other foreign backers include the Netherlands ($4.5 million), Germany ($4.5 million), Denmark ($3.2 million) and Japan (figure undisclosed).
Equipment and supplies have also flowed from a number of EU member states.
As of February 2018, the group’s funding stands at over $150 million.
2 Mar 2018: Advance – Terrorists Prepare Chemical Attacks to Discredit Damascus
Russian statement: “Syrian terrorists are preparing provocations involving chemical warfare agents in Eastern Ghouta, which will be used by western states as a pretext for accusing Damascus of the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian civilian population.
They have bombarded residential areas in Damascus in the last 24 hours, firing a total of 28 mortar rounds and they also continue to violate the current ceasefire regime not only in Eastern Ghouta but in Aleppo and Latakia provinces.
7 Mar 2018: Fake News Alert: Media Stirred Over White Helmets’ ‘New’ Horror Movie
Pictures allegedly showing the White Helmets’ filmmaking studio in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta have appeared on social media, prompting numerous news agencies to assume that the group is producing another “documentary” movie about the “atrocities” of the Syrian government.
Syrian activist Penelope Stafyla posted the footage to her Facebook profile to show the “media industry” and the “Hollywood production” of the White Helmets; the images featured fake human limbs, theatrical grease-paint, a plastic bottle with some substance that looked like blood, etc. She suggested that the group was shooting another film to demonize President Assad as well as to accuse the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against civilians.
17 Mar 2018: Advance warning – Eastern Damascus – Western Allies to Stage a Chemical Attack
US-trained terrorist groups using chemical weapons will serve as a pretext for the United States and it’s allies to attack Syria.
A significant number of warships including two aircraft carriers have been deployed to the Eastern Mediteranian, Persian Gulf and Red Sea in preparation for cruise missile strikes.
A statement issued by the Russian General Staff said:
“Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists along with the White Helmets are preparing a staged chemical attack.
There are 20 chlorine containers in their possession and the incident will be widely broadcast in the Western media.
American instructors have prepared several groups of militants to carry out provocations.
The toxic agents were delivered to southern Syria, through Israel, disguised as humanitarian aid.”
Earlier this month US Envoy to UN Nikky Haley threatened a Washington strike against Damascus in the event chemical weapons were used by Syrian forces.
19 Mar 2018: Eastern Ghouta-Humanitarian Aid
The Russian General Staff issued a statement updating the media;
“Tomorrow, another UN humanitarian convoy, consisting of 25 buses and heavy vehicles will head to Douma to assist the city’s population. Today one can say that the situation in Eastern Ghouta has radically changed. Right now you are witnessing a humanitarian operation of a unique scale.
Just today, 26,610 civilians left through the humanitarian corridor, while the entire number of people, who’ve left has reached 44,639.
Those in the city, in need, have received 445 tons of food, essentials and medicines.”
Latest reports indicate that Syrian troops have already liberated more than half of the area, which terrorists have controlled since 2012. But it is known that 10,000 to 12,000 terrorists are still in the city suburb and are continuing to shell the area which remains a hot spot on the Syrian map.
On February 24, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2401 that urged all conflicting sides to immediately stop all hostilities and adhere to a humanitarian pause across Syria in order to ensure the safe delivery of humanitarian aid, as well as medical evacuation of those injured. Russia also proposed an initiative of organizing a five-hour daily pause in hostilities to ensure humanitarian supplies and evacuations from the area.
8 Apr 2018: US to Attack Syria
A President Trump security adviser has said that the US will not rule out launching a cruise missile attack in response to news reports about a chemical attack on the terrorist-held area of Duma in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.
In a tweet Trump accused Russian President Vladimir Putin, Moscow and Tehran of backing Syrian President Bashar Assad despite the alleged use of chemical weapons by the regime, adding that Damascus would pay a “big price.”
He further stated that the alleged “mindless” chemical attack was a “humanitarian disaster for no reason and that there were many dead, including women and children. in an area in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world.”
State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said “The Syrian government may have again used chemical weapons on people. Reports from a number of contacts and medical personnel on the ground indicate a potentially high number of casualties, including among families hiding in shelters. These reports, if confirmed, are horrifying and demand an immediate response by the international community.
State Department, Steven Mnuchin said “Trump’s National Security team will consider the possible plans of actions in relation to the chemical attack messages in Syria.”
The United Nations also commented on the situation, saying that the alleged use of chemical weapons if true is “abhorrent” and required “thorough investigation.”
The statements were issued only hours after the Russian Foreign Ministry had warned of the possible provocations involving the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry strongly refuted the allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, which had been spread by NGOs, including the infamous White Helmets, who have long been suspected of supporting terrorists.
The major aim of the US is to accuse the Syrian government forces of using chemical weapons and justify possible military intervention in Syria from abroad, according to the ministry.
The Syrian government has denied allegations of using chemical weapons in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, saying it doesn’t need such measures to stop the terrorists.
Last month, Damascus announced that several foreign experts were operating to stage a chemical attack, which would be carried out with the help of the infamous White Helmets and would be covered by mainstream media. The same warning was issued by the Russian Center for Syria reconciliation in January.
Following unconfirmed allegations concerning the use of chemical weapons by Damascus spread by Syrian terrorists in the early hours of 7 Apri 2017; the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha’irat, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the city of Homs. Trump said the attack was a response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria’s Idlib, which Washington blamed on the Damascus authorities.
Damascus slammed that move, calling it “aggression,” while Moscow noted at the time that there was no evidence, proving Damascus’ role in the alleged chemical attack and had demanded a thorough probe into the incident.
Commenting on the new accusations against the Syrian government, Russia has multiple times reiterated its position that all chemical weapons had been removed from Syria mid-2014
8 Apr 2018: Russian Forces In Syria On Combat Alert As US Considers List Of Targets To Attack Government Forces
Russian forces deployed in Syria have been put on combat alert, in the country’s provinces of Tartus and Latakia where Russian military facilities are located.
Meanwhile, Israeli TV, citing US officials, claimed that the US military is to provide President Trump with a “set of options for carrying out strikes against the Syrian government.”
A few hours earlier, a group of Israeli top officials and public figures officially called on Trump to conduct missile strikes against Syrian government forces in response to an unconfirmed chemical attack in Douma.
In turn, Trump forgot that confirmation of an attack by Syrian government forces had not yet been provided when he stated in a tweet that “Animal Assad” will pay a “big price”. He also blamed “President Putin, Russia and Iran” for the incident.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry denounced chemical attack reports as “hoax” and warned that military actions against Syria could lead to the “gravest consequences.”
The conflict in Syria is on the brink of yet another large-scale escaltion by the Western Allies.
9 Apr 2018: Macron & Trump Exchange Data ‘Confirming’ Chemical Weapons Use in Douma
The President of France strongly condemned chemical attacks against citizens of Duma in Eastern Ghouta on April 7.
The French president and the US president exchanged information and analysis data, confirming the use of chemical weapons. The statement reads:
“Trump and Macron decided to coordinate their actions and initiatives within the UN Security Council, which is to meet on Monday, April 9, 2018 in New York, in order to condemn disrespect for Resolution 2401, as well as the repeated use of chemical weapons.”
On Sunday, nine out of 15 members of the UN Security Council urged the convocation of an emergency meeting to discuss reports about alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.
Russia convened a separate meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss increasing threats to international peace and security.
Credit: Vanessa Beeley. Independent Journalist and Sputnik