According to the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian authorities have bombarded the ghoutta, a suburb of Damascus, with sarin gas, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, resulting in a total of 1700 deaths. This announcement was immediately commented on by German, British and French authorities who have called an emergency meeting of the Security Council so that UN observers can be allowed to investigate. All of this information is taken over by the Atlanticist media as a certainty, the conditional being formally employed to allow investigators time to report evidence in the West.

This propaganda operation is grotesque: as everyone can observe on YouTube, the video evidence of the massacre of August 21st having been posted by the "Majles Rif" account ... the day before, on August 20th . On these videos, shocking at first, one quickly detects a setup: the wounded children appear haggard or drugged, do not have parents who accompany them. Boys are often naked, while the girls are all dressed. We see no hospital structure, not even a clandestine one, except screens and pockets of serum.

Some photographs had already been distributed by the Atlanticist media to accuse the Egyptian Army of a massacre at a camp of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo.

Since dawn and throughout the day on Wednesday, August 21st, the Syrian Arab Army bombed the positions of the Free Syrian Army who were clustered in the south-eastern ghoutta (the band of subsistence agriculture around the capital). The combat zone was evacuated by the civilian population several months ago. It seems that the losses are considerable for jihadist groups. There was no use of gas which is only used in trench warfare.

The Russian authorities have denounced a propaganda campaign planned in advance as shown by the unanimity of the Atlantic media who have all parrotted in unison the version of the Free Syrian Army, without any verification. Iranian authorities pointed out that the use of chemical weapons by Syria in this type of war was absurd and unjustified given its current military successes.

The Security Council of the United Nations has expressed concern.

In 2003, the United States had used the charge of possession and use of poison gas as an excuse to attack Iraq. Secretary of State Colin Powell had brandished a bottle of liquefied gas before the Security Council and inflicted a PowerPoint presentation to support his claims. Ultimately, he acknowledged, after the destruction of Iraq, that all the evidence was false and that he had lied to the entire international community.

Roger Lagassé