Sophie Mangal |
On April 4, chemical attacks were carried out in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib, killing over 80 civilians and leaving around 200 injured. European countries and the United States accused Syrian Government of this horrendous act. Once again, the western media have been biased towards the incident, accusing the Syrian government of the death of civilians even without preliminary results of the investigation.
The chemical attack in Idlib is another provocation of the US, to overthrow the Syrian government by justifying the necessity of military intervention in Syria.
The United States, on April 7, launched 59 Tomahawk Cruise missiles at Al-Shayrat Military airfield in Syria’s Homs province, with the aim to “safeguard the national security interests of the United States” and “to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons”.
It is still unclear that who was behind the chemical attacks and also what the White House wants to achieve by escalating conflict in Syria. Allegedly, the chemical attack in Idlib is another provocation of the US, to overthrow the Syrian government by justifying the necessity of military intervention in Syria.
The attack was a well-prepared staging
On April 13, The Syrian Observer and Middle East Panorama published an article, related to the fact that the chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun was staged by the White Helmets.
In fact, this chemical attack was a premeditated false flag operation aimed to blame the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons against civilians.
White Helmets – also known as Syrian Civil Defense (SCD) – is a volunteer organization, comprising of civilians, which operates in the rebel-controlled areas of Syria. The SCD became functional in the year 2012 with the aim “to save the greatest number of lives”. Very quickly, training, funding and support from a broad, international array of partners – including donor governments in Europe, the US, Turkey, and Japan –became a key factor in the development of the organization.
Having knowledge of the chemical attacks beforehand, makes White Helmets one of the suspects of the chemical attacks, taking the allegations further away from the Syrian government.
A lot of high-ranking opposition journalists took part in this bloodcurdling staging that involved slain and drug intoxicated children and adults.
The high-quality performance was covered by the Smart News Agency and Idlib Media Center. The world’s mainstream media immediately reported this staged attack.
Moreover, photos taken from the stage were immediately posted on Twitter and Facebook and shared by the White Helmets activists and popular opposition bloggers. This plot is proved by correspondence between Mustafa al-Haj Yussef, one of the White Helmets leaders, and Sakir Khader, a well know photographer.
JAsIrX, a Malaysian hacker, has published a letter on his blog that reveals preparations for filming the damage of the alleged chemical attack. The hacker has promised to publish more information on the activity of the Syrian opposition and collaborating with it NGOs.
Thus, the revealed information demonstrates once again that there are various opposition groups who are behind such provocations. It’s worth thinking about who may benefit from this chemical attack. In the context of progress in the Syrian crisis political settlement, it is advantageous only for those who don’t want the Syrian conflict to end.
Sophie Mangal is a freelance writer and a member of the Inside Syria Media Center. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a media and journalism major, Mangal monitored the refugee crisis in Europe, drawing parallels between the Syrian conflict and the Balkan problem, and has visited Syria on several occasions. Global Village Space (GVS) is not in a position to comment on her opinions and analysis; we, nevertheless, publish her because we believe that she is inside Syria on the ground, and her perspective is an important voice on a global issue of immense significance.