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Chemical Weapons: What to Believe?

Updated on February 14, 2012

Chemical Weapons

Where are They?
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It has been reported that President Gaddafi of Libya had secretly stockpiled chemical weapons.

Now we are hearing that President Assad of Syria may soon consider using chemical weapons on the revolutionaries in his country.

What seems strange though, and I see nothing in the Western media about allegations that some of Libya’s chemical weapons have been transferred to Turkey, a neighbor of Syria.

Turkey: a country that is violently discriminating against the Kurds. A secondary reason for the invasion of Iraq was that they were supposedly using chemical weapons against the Kurds.

There are also reports that some of the alleged revolutionaries in Libya have been spotted in Syria.

If these rumors are true, is the West being duped or are they actually part of this game of deception?

US Soldiers

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Arab League

Some time ago President Gaddafi stated that he believed that the Arab League had been “bought” by the United States and that this situation would be used to try and take down the Libyan and Syrian leaderships.

Was this a coincidence or a perceptive prophecy?

Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region have long been opposed to the reign of President Assad in Syria. Now that the interests of the United States require a leadership change in Syria, to secure US bases there in a prelude to the invasion of Iran, working together, they are trying to now bring about a dethroning of Assad.

The rumors are that perhaps insurgents, affiliated to the Arab League are in fact attacking Syrian forces initiating a response from them.

Western Media

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As I have said: these are only rumors.

However, do they have more credibility than what we are hearing from the western media?

Firstly Iraq, supposedly attacked because they had Weapons of Mass Destruction, only for it to be found out later that none existed.

Then, Libya and now Syria, on the grounds of human rights abuses, yet an ally to the west on this is Saudi Arabia, where a woman can be stoned to death for having been raped.

Syria, a country that assisted the US in tracking down Ben Laden opposed to Saudi Arabia, where Ben Laden and most of the 9/11 terrorists came from?

This is what is confusing: what are the real values that the US is fighting for?

Are they the orchestrators or the innocent tools of a secret power struggle in the Middle East?

What should be happening is that the US media should be giving the American people all of the facts, enabling them to make up their own minds as to who are the real villains in this scenario. However, they choose to use their resources as a propaganda machine, in favor of US policy regardless of its validity or integrity.

The question that remains in all of this is: will any eventual pay offs for the US actions, be beneficial to all Americans or just the few that dictate the policies and run the media?


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    • sparkster profile image

      Sparkster Publishing 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      It's just been announced on UK television that there is an unaccounted for £6billion gap in MoD (Ministry of Defense)'s budget.

      Why ain't I surprised?

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      We are the true US media, as the mainstream media is bought and paid for and I'm talking and

      Are we the only people in America willing to point out the glaring hypocrisy?

      Seems so, America has 45 bases surrounding Iran and yet seem to feel a need to send even more WMD to the Gulf.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      i don't suppose we will ever know the truth, but I have to say that Iraq was given plenty of time to move those weapons.

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      diogenes 5 years ago

      Mankind everywhere reminds me of an insect feverishly flailing away as the current as some nightmarish Styx carries him towards the dark vortex and oblivion.

      It might be a good thing if we are hit by a giant asteroid, or if Yellowstone finally erupts. Many will die immediately, but at least the survivors will be drawn together in the common cause of survival and stop this idiotic nationlistic bickering.