Latest false flag operation in Syria: Aid convoy burned

When the crime detectives arrive on the scene, they always ask first: “Who will benefit the most from this crime?”  When they find that person that is who they hold as the number one ‘person of interest’, also known as the ‘prime suspect’. In the case of the aid convoy hit near Aleppo, Syria on September 19, 2016, which destroyed many trucks and killed almost 2 dozen people, including a leading member of the Syrian Red Crescent, the group which would benefit the most is the Syrian armed opposition, also known as the ‘rebels’, also known as the armed terrorists.

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are outraged by last night’s horrific attack on a SARC warehouse and an aid convoy in Orem Al Kubra (Big Orem) in rural Aleppo.

Around twenty civilians and one SARC staff member were killed, as they were unloading trucks carrying vital humanitarian aid. Much of the aid was destroyed. The attack deprives thousands of civilians of much-needed food and medical assistance.

“We’re totally devastated by the deaths of so many people, including one of our colleagues, the director of our sub-branch, Omar Barakat. He was a committed and brave member of our family of committed staff and volunteers, working relentlessly to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people. It is totally unacceptable that our staff and volunteers continue to pay such a high price because of the ongoing fighting,” said the SARC President, Dr Abdulrahman Attar.

He also said that terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra carried out a massive attack with heavy support from artillery and rocket launchers in the direction of where the convoy was on Monday at 19:00 Moscow time, adding that the Ministry studied carefully the video published by so-called “activists” and it showed no sign of any of the convoy’s trucks being hit by military-grade munitions, nor were any craters or signs of damage to the trucks’ structures visible as would be the case had they been struck by air-to-surface explosives.

Imagine this: you have a gathering in New York City, at the United Nations, where every major leader from around the world will be either sitting, or giving a speech, in the General Assembly.  Imagine having their attention, as a ‘breaking news’ event happens in Syria, which deals with humanitarian aid being callously destroyed.  It is heart wrenching.  Not only needed the aid, which is desperately near Aleppo is destroyed, but also heavy loss of innocent lives: aid workers and truck drivers.

But, what really happened to the aid convoy?  Was it bombed from the air? Notice that the UN officials did not blame an airstrike, and they are very careful to condemn the disaster, but not place blame.  This is because, from looking at the aftermath of the crime scene, it is clearly a fire which ripped through the convoy.  Not a slow burning fire, which could start from a misplaced cigarette.  If one truck had accidently caught fire, from any normal cause, the other trucks could have run their engines and moved way, thus minimizing the damage.  Trucks and drivers could have been spared.

An airstrike with bombs being dropped from the air, will leave a crater, and will flatten the trucks.  But, the crime scene photos clearly show fire and trucks which are fully intact, but burnt out shells.  It was clearly an attack, and a huge fireball, and probably many attacks along the convoy.   The witnesses are dead.   But, the video from a drone prior to the attack is being shown by the Russian military.  This video shows the convoy, and shows a single dark pickup truck, which is towing behind it a heavy military grade weapon, which is like a canon.  These are very commonly used by the Syrian rebels/terrorists.   The truck and canon come to a stop next to the convoy.  The attack is not shown.  The Russian military explained that their drone was confirming the location of the convoy and that it had safely arrived, in area which was occupied by the rebels/terrorists.

Igor Konashenkov, the spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, said in a statement on Tuesday that a close study of video footagecaptured by a Russian drone revealed no signs of munitions having hit the aid convoy.

“We have closely studied the video footage from where the incident took place and we did not find any signs of any ammunition having hit the convoy. There are no craters, while the vehicles have their chassis intact and they have not been severely damaged, which would have been the case from an airstrike,” Konashenkov said.

He concluded that “the convoy caught fire, which strangely happened almost at exactly at the same time as militants started a large scale offensive on Aleppo.”

He also said that a pickup truck with a large caliber mortar used by the militants can clearly be seen in the footage. “The video clearly shows how the terrorists are relocating a pickup truck with a large-caliber mortar.”

Syrian conflict: Russia claims bombed UN aid convoy was ‘escorted by terrorists’.

Notice that the WHITE HELMETS were on the scene of the attack, when the fire was still raging.  The White Helmets are an US State Department funded group, also known as the Syrian Civil Defense.  The White Helmets operate strictly, and exclusively in areas which are solely occupied, or controlled by the rebels/terrorists.  The White Helmets never, under any circumstances, are in areas under Syrian Arab Army, or Syrian government control.  When you see a video, or photo, which has a White Helmet, you are looking specifically at an area under rebel/terrorist control.

A member of the Syrian Civil Defense, or White Helmets, displays U.N.-marked material at the site of alleged strikes against an aid convoy near the town of Urum al-Kubra, September 19.

The Syrian conflict, now in its sixth year, has claimed more than 300,000 lives and displaced millions of Syrians, both internally and externally. It has drawn in international actors from across the world, with western powers conducting strikes against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), Turkey and Saudi Arabia-backed opposition rebels and Russia alongside Iran propping up the Assad regime.

Who are those rebels, aka terrorists?  They could be Free Syrian Army (FSA), who is an American supported militia.  Or, they could be Jibhat al Nusra, Ahrar as Sham, Islamic Army, or any other Al Qaeda affiliated group?  Sec. of State John Kerry very recently rescinded the US governmental support and sanction of the various Al Qaeda groups in Syria, even though they have been listed for years as outlawed terrorists groups by the Obama administration.  The US State Department and the CIA were continuing the support the various Radical terrorist groups, because they were helping and propping up the Free Syrian Army, which is the smallest and weakest of all the various armed militants.  However, very recently, Sec. John Kerry directed the FSA to remove themselves immediately away from all other armed groups, and the US and Russia would begin to bomb and kill all other militants and takfiris, including ISIS.

Have the rebels/terrorists ever used the United Nations Security Council or other UN meetings as a pretext for staging massacres, or other such attacks, with the sole aim of blaming it on the Syrian government?

The first famous rebel “false flag” massacre was the Al Houla massacre, which occurred on May 25, 2012.  From then on, every UN meeting scheduled was a potential Syrian rebel false flag attack, engineered to be blamed on the Syrian government and security forces.

It was, in the words of U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan, the “tipping point” in the Syria conflict: a savage massacre of over 90 people, predominantly women and children, for which the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was immediately blamed by virtually the entirety of the Western media. Within days of the first reports of the Houla massacre, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, and several other Western countries announced that they were expelling Syria’s ambassadors in protest. But according to a new report in Germany’s leading daily, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the Houla massacre was in fact committed by anti-Assad Sunni militants, and the bulk of the victims were member of the Alawi and Shia minorities, which have been largely supportive of Assad.

Already at the beginning of April, Mother Agnès-Mariam de la Croix of the St. James Monastery warned of rebel atrocities’ being repackaged in both Arab and Western media accounts as regime atrocities. She cited the case of a massacre in the Khalidiya neighborhood in Homs. According to an account published in French on the monastery’s website, rebels gathered Christian and Alawi hostages in a building in Khalidiya and blew up the building with dynamite. They then attributed the crime to the regular Syrian army. “Even though this act has been attributed to regular army forces . . . , the evidence and testimony are irrefutable: It was an operation undertaken by armed groups affiliated with the opposition,” Mother Agnès-Mariam wrote.

The chemical attacks which took place in East Ghouta on August 21, 2013 could be the most horrific false flag operation in history.

To date, available evidence indicates that numerous children were killed by “opposition rebels”, their bodies manipulated and filmed with a view to blaming the Syrian government for the attacks, thus sparking outrage and galvanizing worldwide public opinion in favor of another bloody, imperial US-led war.

As far back as June 2012, the pieces were clearly seen being moved into place in order to create the environment and subsequent chain of events for a successful false flag attack used to justify an invasion of or, at the very least, some limited military action against Syria.

In December 2012, Syria’s U.S.-backed “moderate” rebels pulled off a false-flag kidnapping and “rescue” of NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and his crew, getting the crime blamed on a militia tied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a propaganda scam that NBC played along with despite having evidence of the truth.

This consistent ‘tool’ has been used by the rebels until the present day.  They win favor in the western media, as well as in the UN, and in the western international community. The Syrian opposition, rebels/terrorists, have effectively benefitted by their use of this ploy.   The western media and governments are well aware that these false flag events are based on lies, and war crimes, but they are part of a codependent relationship. Western governments, western charities, western citizens and western news media are all stuck in a sick relationship with murderous Radical terrorists, who will commit atrocity after atrocity in order to achieve their goal, which is regime change in Syria.   Recently, the UK Parliament released a report, which found the UK government was wrong in their participation in the US-NATO attack and destruction of Libya.  The report found that the UK David Cameron government was opportunistic, and that the attack on Libya was not justified as a humanitarian war, but only for the purpose of regime change.  Perhaps, after 5 years there will be another UK Parliament report, stating the exact same findings concerning the Syrian attack and destruction.   Maybe one day in the future, western governments will research and study situations in foreign countries prior to attacking and killing 400,000 people in the process.  Perhaps, the research and findings would not be necessary after the fact, but would be a preventative measure.

This article was written by Steven Sahiounie for American Herald Tribune on Sep. 22, 2016. Steven Sahiounie began writing political analysis and commentary during the Syrian war, which began in March 2011. He has published several articles, and has been affiliated with numerous media. He has been interviewed by US, Canadian and German media.

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