Daniel G. J.

August 29th, 2013
Updated 08/29/2013 at 11:59 am

A shadowy Israeli military unit is apparently the source of the “intelligence” that the Obama administration is using as justification for its planned attack on Syria.

israeli-intelligence-syria-chemicalThe German magazine Focus and The Guardian are reporting that the majority of the information indicating dictator Bashir Assad’s use of poisonous gas comes from the 8200 unit of the Israeli Defense Forces.

The 8200 unit is Israel’s equivalent of the National Security Agency; it intercepts and collects electronic intelligence. The evidence the unit collected apparently consists of a recording of two Syrian officials talking about the use of poisonous gas. There appears to be no physical evidence that the poisonous gas actually exists, yet US officials are discussing the possibility of an imminent attack on Syria. An attack that, as Anthony Gucciardi has warned us, could really be all about entering a ‘hot’ scenario with Russia and other nations who support Assad.

If these reports are true, then Obama’s pretext for attacking Syria is just as spurious as President George W. Bush’s claims that Iraq possessed nuclear weapons before the last war. Obama sharply criticized Bush for those claims.