globalpost: by Jean MacKenzie –
Washington’s Blog, a website that appears to take a highly critical view of the administration, insists that the Aug. 21 attack was a plot by the rebels with their Qatari and Saudi backers to get Washington to step in and do their fighting for them.
“An Egyptian intelligence report describes a meeting in Turkey between military intelligence officials from Turkey and Qatar and Syrian rebels. One of the participants states, ‘there will be a game-changing event on Aug. 21’ that will ‘bring the US into a bombing campaign’ against the Syrian regime.”
There are even some who claim to have evidence that Israel may have been behind the attacks.
“Of note is the fact that Israel possess (sic) Sarin gas and it is not party to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC),” writes the Canadian Centre for Research on Globalization. “Israel has the most to gain by the chemical attack incident … Clearly, Assad is the biggest loser.”
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — The question of who was behind last month’s chemical weapons attacks in Syria is an emotional hot-button issue. Like evolution or global warming, no amount of scientific evidence will persuade those committed to a certain viewpoint.
The United States and most of its allies maintain it was the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which he denies. Russia’s sticking to its assertion that the rebels perpetrated the attacks to draw in the United States. Still others are pointing the finger at rogue elements within the Syrian government, while some hold to even more extreme positions.