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The Massacres in Syria and Israel's "War of Terror"

by Christopher Bollyn

June 12, 2012

This treatment of Sharon has one great merit: it makes crystal clear that the "war on terror" is a "war of terror."
- Edward S. Herman, “Ariel Sharon: From Sabra and Shatila to Jenin,” Z Magazine, June 2002

In a dispatch on Friday, the official SANA news agency said "large amounts of modern and advanced weapons" intercepted in a car coming from neighboring Lebanon included American-made sniper rifles and heavy machine guns, some of them manufactured in Israel.
- "Evidence of Massacre Seen at Syrian Town," International Herald Tribune, June 9-10, 2012

Who is responsible for the massacres of civilians in Syria?  Why are these atrocities being committed, and by whom?  Who is producing the huge car bombs that have targeted Syrian military intelligence, and who is providing the anti-government terrorist gangs in Syria with the advanced explosives and weapons? 

The evidence, capability, and motivation all point to Israel being behind the terror atrocities being committed in Syria.

Israeli weapons are being smuggled to the "armed terrorist gangs" in Syria. (Source Al Manar)

 Some of the weapons being smuggled into Syria from Lebanon were advanced U.S. sniper rifles and machine guns made in Israel.  (Source SANA, June 8, 2012)

Ammunition, detonation devices, and explosives were found along with the Israeli-made weapons.

The authorities seized large amounts of modern and advanced weapons in a car coming from the Lebanese territories towards the Syrian territories at Wadi al-Fatleh area in the village of Ras Maaret Yabroud in Damascus Countryside. The seized weapons included advanced U.S.-made sniper rifles and heavy machineguns, some of them manufactured in Israel, in addition to Israeli-made explosive devices and remotely-controlled detonation devices and French-made LAO rockets. The car also included silencer-equipped sniper rifles, machineguns, RPG launchers, advanced wireless communication devices and a large amount of ammunition of various types including mortar fires.
- “Large Amounts of Advanced Weapons Seized in Yabroud, Damascus Countryside” Syrian Arab News Agency, June 8, 2012

Who is behind the "wars of terror" being waged in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen - and now Syria?  How is it that the post-9/11 war policy to wage war across the entire Middle East, a radical Zionist plan to Balkanize the region, caught the top brass at the Pentagon by surprise?  Who actually makes U.S. military policy?  Will we allow our nation(s) to be dragged into even more costly and disastrous wars in the Middle East?

General Wesley Clark on 9-11 and the Zionist plan of Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle to conquer the Middle East

Israel has occupied the Golan Heights of Syria since June 1967, taken during a pre-planned war of territorial expansion in which the Israeli air force and navy tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 Americans and wounding 170.  The evidence shows that the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty was meant to sink the ship leaving no survivors.  Understanding the facts behind the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty reveals the true character of the Zionist state and makes clear that Israel is no friend of the American people, and never has been.  As I explain in Chapter III of Solving 9-11, "America the Target:  9-11 and Israel's History of False Flag Terrorism", some of the very same people were involved in both the attack on the USS Liberty - and the World Trade Center on 9-11.  This is key to understanding what is happening in the Middle East - and America - today.

In pushing for U.S. military intervention in Syria - arming the insurgents and using U.S. air power to "create safe zones" for anti-regime forces "inside Syria's borders" - The Washington Post invokes "vital U.S. interests" that are somehow imperiled there.

Exactly what these vital interests are is left unexplained...

Before the religious and ethnic conflicts of Europe were sorted out, it took centuries of bloodletting, and our fathers instructed us to stay out of these quarrels that were none of our business.

Syria in 2012 is even less our business.

- “Syria's Insurrection Is Not America's War” by Pat Buchanan, June 5, 2012


An independent court or truth commission would have found Ariel Sharon directly responsible for the mass killings at Sabra and Shatila…  In a minimally just world Sharon would be behind bars. Instead, the Israeli political system has brought him back to power to deal once again with the "terrorists." No objections have been voiced in the United States, and the "international community," delighted to see Milosevic in The Hague, has also been silent. 

Piling irony on irony, Sharon has now been unleashed once again by a U.S. administration as part of the "war on terror" – earlier, the Reagan administration, also devoted to fighting "terrorism," had supported Sharon and associates in the 1982 invasion of Lebanon that culminated in the Sabra and Shatila massacre.  Sharon is treated in the West as a respected statesman, even called a "man of peace" by George W. Bush in the wake of Sharon's new war crimes at Jenin, Nablus, Bethlehem, and other West Bank towns. This treatment of Sharon has one great merit: it makes crystal clear that the "war on terror" is a "war of terror."
- Edward S. Herman, “Ariel Sharon: From Sabra and Shatila to Jenin,” Z Magazine, June 2002

The massacre of scores of innocent women and children in Houla, Syria, led to a concerted action by European states to expel the Syrian ambassadors from their capitals.  When Europeans act in concert like this, you know something is up.  You may recall that none of these righteous states expelled the Israeli ambassador or even uttered a word of protest when Israel killed many hundreds of innocent women and children with white phosphorus and other banned weapons in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead in December 2008.  Why are they now so concerned about civilian lives in the Middle East?

The massacre in Houla is clearly an atrocity that is meant to affect public opinion in such a way that European and American populations would support Western intervention in Syria. 

Now, ask yourself, would the government of Syria commit a blatant and meaningless atrocity that would give Western nations a reason to attack Syria?  Is that something any regime would want?  If not the government of Syria, who would possibly want to create a situation in which the government of Syria would be seen as a bloody, tyrannical regime?

If you guessed Israel, you are right.  Israel and Syria have been foes for decades and Israel still occupies part of Syria:  the Golan Heights, the source of most of Israel's fresh water.  Israel would be the first suspect of being the party behind the massacre in Houla.  This would make sense.  Proving that Israel was behind the massacre would be difficult, but it is the same model as the false-flag terrorism of 9-11.  Commit an atrocity and have it blamed on your enemy so that U.S. and other Western forces wage war against the foes of Israel.  This is the realization of the "War on Terror" promoted by Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu since 1979.

This is a war that is being fought by deception and proxy.  Syria is a key ally of Iran and Russia.  Many of the massive car bombs that were exploded in Syria targeted military and air force intelligence buildings.  Degrading Syrian military intelligence would be advantageous to Israeli military planners as they plan to attack Iran.  Destabilizing Syria would be essential in Israel's war strategy against Iran.  Death squads, like those that carried out the massacres in Sabra and Shatila, and terrorism are used to create atrocities to sway public opinion against the regime, who is duly blamed for every atrocity.  Just like in the former Yugoslavia, which is the model, and the subsequent Balkanization that resulted in a half dozen weak and corrupt ethnic statlets.  This is actually the Zionist plan for the Middle East.

There is a lot of disinformation being served up about the massacre in Houla, and some of it comes from people like Webster Tarpley, who spoke with Iranian Press TV and blamed NATO "death squads" four times for the massacre in the first 30 seconds without providing one scrap of evidence.  Nor does Tarpley address with even one word why NATO would be interested in waging war against Syria.  On the other hand, Tarpley does not even mention Israel once in the 7-minute interview:

To understand why Webster Tarpley always blames NATO, a military coalition of European states, Canada, and the U.S., while protecting Israel, read my article "Webster Tarpley's Disinfo".  Tarpley, it should be noted also blames NATO for the false-flag terror attacks on 9-11, never mentioning the reams of evidence implicating Israeli military intelligence.

Recommended Reading:

“Confronting Iran, ‘Protecting Israel’: The Real Reason for America's War on Syria” by Michel Chossudovsky,, June 8, 2012

“Implosion of the Houla Massacre Story — Is Anyone Paying Attention?” by Daniel McAdams,, June 10, 2012

“Large Amounts of Advanced Weapons Seized in Yabroud, Damascus Countryside,” Syrian Arab News Agency, June 8, 2012

“Searching for Solutions in Syria,” by Nile Bowie,, June 10, 2012

“Syria's Insurrection Is Not America's War” by Pat Buchanan, June 5, 2012

“The Houla Massacre: Opposition Terrorists ‘Killed Families Loyal to the Government’” by Marat Musin,, June 1, 2012