“The intelligence dossiers” on the chemical attack in Syria, which “the Guardian’, has published a summary of, are really too ridiculous to be true. Indeed, it might be said that only a real idiot would take them seriously.
For instance, before glancing down at these, shall we call them, “lack of intelligence dossiers”, we are informed that neither Moscow, nor Damascus have provided any evidence to support their claims that it was the opposition who was responsible for the chemical attacks. However, on glancing down at the “dossiers” we can see that while France, Britain and the United States are in agreement that it was Assad who was responsible for the attacks, the British and French are saying that less than three hundred died in the attacks, while Washington is asserting that the number of fatalities was over 1,400. “Intelligence”, you would have to be a real moron to give this type of “intelligence any credence.
Moreover, what about the sources? Well, the French have depended on a “declassified national intelligence synthesis”, or, in other words, the French have come to that conclusion, which Hollande’s government believes to be in the best interests of France, while the British and Americans substantially on “open source reporting”, which, I believe, is intelligence collected from publicly available sources. Now, isn’t that vague to say the least?
However, to be “fair” to the Americans, they do substantiate their claims with a key passage in their report, which asserts that Assad used these weapons because he was “frustrated”. Of course, we should be asking why Assad, who is after all, winning the war, be frustrated.
No the truth is, even if Damascus and Washington were to publish the evidence to support their claims, the West would refute it and, of course, the pretext for the coming attack on Syria is not because of frustration in Damascus, but rather because of frustration in Washington, Paris, and London, that things are not going quite according to plan. Welcome to “1984”!