The 120 MM caliber mortar is employed across the world and is manufactured on both sides of the former ‘cold war’ divide, including the Americans, French, Russians and Israelis. This caliber mortar delivery system would be available to both sides in Syria’s so-called ‘civil war.’
In this newest ‘chemical warfare’ incident, the so-called ‘rebels’ (actually NATO & associated allied states clandestine al-Qaida mercenaries-allies) have already maintained they have no delivery system (capability to produce suitable shells) and no doubt this will be the western intelligence agencies line delivered to the liberal democracies several leaders. But when this ‘conclusion’ is reached and vomited up to the American audience by the CIA media whores Washington Post and New York Times, firstly it should be recalled cashes of unused 120 MM shells, suitable for delivery of chemical weapons, were found littered across Iraq, by the Americans, over a period of years following the invasion of 2003, likely a legacy of the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s. Furthermore, Islamic State arms depots overrun and captured in recent years have yielded the same. It follows, the predictable, upcoming propaganda line notwithstanding (next paragraph), it would be no stretch of the imagination at all, were the Russian military experts, on location in Syria, to determine al-Qaida (al Nusra, alias Hayat Tahrir Ash-Sham) had delivered chlorine gas to an Aleppo neighborhood via 120 MM mortar on Saturday, 24 November 2018 (in fact they have made that determination.)
The predictable, upcoming propaganda aspect is little different to imagining revivalist preachers Edward Bernays and Josef Goebbels addressing Orwell’s sheep in a big tent on the White House lawn; with Queen of Ewes Melania Trump in attendance, properly horrified at the idea of an NGO named ‘We Can’t Save The Children.’ The Donald understands he won’t get his “toadstool” (Stormy’s description) wet again unless he ‘deals with’ the “animal Assad” (my satire instinct, sorry, but that’s the IQ level of the White House soap opera playing out in DC.) So, the animal Assad, knowing full well any chemical attack will draw the liberal democracies military into the conflict, gasses neighborhoods under his control just to accomplish … duh … damage to his own assets and resources. It just doesn’t work like that.
More seriously, one is strongly inclined to wonder (not without reason) whether the several Western intelligence agencies, not least Macron’s DGSE, are undertaking the sabotage of Trump with another NATO-al-Qaida allied false-flag chemical attack in Syria, knowing full well Trump cannot control the media (information operations) narrative, and are pushing him into a confrontation with Russia that neither Trump nor Putin wants or possibly can benefit from.
The timing is quite interesting for diverse reasons, 1) Russia, Iran and Turkey are scheduled to meet on Syria 28 November. 2) Turkey has attempted the clandestine but very effective, deliberate failing of its’ commitment to Russia to contain and control the rebel elements in Idlib Province, where in fact the several rebel organizations have united under the leadership of al-Qaida and not least, 3) as if to predict this newest false-flag chemical weapons use and resultant plausible conflict between ‘punitive’ NATO and Syria aligned Russian forces, the French had only days previous dispatched their state-of-the-art electronics warfare ship to the Eastern Mediterranean, recalling the recent downing of the Russian SIGINT plane with blame assigned to Israel but more than coincidentally, a French missile frigate had been in the mix of the action.
This is a big ‘upping the ante’ folks, let’s hope any ‘fallout’ is benign –
Published on: Nov 25, 2018 @ 16:58