Skip to comments.Syria chemical weapons attack not ordered by Assad, says German press
Posted on 09/08/2013 5:06:36 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Bild am Sonntag cites high-level German surveillance source suggesting Syrian president was not personally behind attacks
President Bashar al-Assad did not personally order last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus that has triggered calls for US military intervention, and blocked numerous requests from his military commanders to use chemical weapons against regime opponents in recent months, a German newspaper has reported , citing unidentified, high-level national security sources.
The intelligence findings were based on phone calls intercepted by a German surveillance ship operated by the BND, the German intelligence service, and deployed off the Syrian coast, Bild am Sonntag said. The intercepted communications suggested Assad, who is accused of war crimes by the west, including foreign secretary William Hague, was not himself involved in last month's attack or in other instances when government forces have allegedly used chemical weapons.
Assad sought to exonerate himself from the August attack in which hundreds died. "There has been no evidence that I used chemical weapons against my own people," he said in an interview with CBS.
But the intercepts tended to add weight to the claims of the Obama administration and Britain and France that elements of the Assad regime, and not renegade rebel groups, were responsible for the attack in the suburb of Ghouta, Bild said.
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John Batchelor had someone on the other night...Turkey and the rebels cooked it up..did not say if the CIA was involved
Gee, BamBam may not get his shot at causing a global war.
Valerie Jarret and/or Obama could have planned and executed the strike just as easily as Assad and may have had MORE reason.
There is no freakin’ reason of any kind for Assad to have ordered a chemical attack. He has already killed a couple of hundred thousand with basic weaponry. To pull out chemical weapons at this time would be senseless. This is a set up and stinks to high heaven.
German Intelligence Agencies primer:
1. BND - BundesNachrichtenDienst _ Federal intelligence Service (eqiv CIA, NSA, GCHQ, and MI6)
2. Militärischer Abschirmdienst - Military Counterintelligence Service (eqiv DIA)
3. Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) - Office for Constitutional Protection (eqiv - MI5 and FBI)
This might be persuasive to Obama. Just like the Big O is not responsible for Fast and Furious, IRS targeting conservative groups, Benghazi, or the failures of Obamacare. Maybe they’ve got Assad’s scorecard showing he was out on the links when the attack occurred.