Pathetic fightback from rumbled British ‘Intelligence’ Committee

Chemical Hallucinations 
By William Bowles
I think it’s true to say that the days of creating ‘dodgy dossiers‘(pdf)[1] are now over, at least if the latest ‘dodgy report’ is anything to go by. Put out by the UK’s Joint Intelligence Committee, it purports to offer proof that Assad gassed his own people. But aside from the fact that it offers not a shred of proof, it’s also amateurish and clearly put together in a panic.
We…have a limited but growing body of intelligence which supports the judgement that the regime was responsible for the attacks and that they were conducted to help clear the Opposition from strategic parts of Damascus. Some of this intelligence is highly sensitive but you have had access to it all. – UK Joint Intelligence Organisation, 29 August 2013
The ‘intelligence’ report (pdf) is short, barely two pages of text and short not only in size, it’s also short of any real content that backs up the mantra,’Assad, the brutal dictator did it’. Not a single fact is presented. Here are are the relevant ‘proofs’ offered by the JIC’s report:
JIC assessment of 27 August on Reported Chemical Weapons use in Damascus
A chemical attack occurred in Damascus on the morning of 21 August, resulting in at least 350 fatalities. It is not possible for the opposition to have carried out a CW attack on this scale. The regime has used CW on a smaller scale on at least 14 occasions in the past. There is some intelligence to suggest regime culpability in this attackThese factors make it highly likely that the Syrian regime was responsible.
Run this past me again? “It is not possible for the opposition to have carried out a CW attack on this scale”, ergo, it must have been Assad. This is evidence? It’s a pathetic, not to say ludicrous attempt and obviously hastily assembled from thin air. Aside from anything else, it’s just not true, there is definitive proof that the ‘rebels’ had sarin gas.
Turkey finds sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists – reports Turkish security forces found a 2kg cylinder with sarin gas after searching the homes of Syrian militants from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front who were previously detained, Turkish media reports. The gas was reportedly going to be used in a bomb. – ‘Turkey finds sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists’ – reports’,  – RT, 31 May 2013
Then the ‘report’ resorts to using the numerous videos to be found on Youtube as somehow proof that Assad used toxic gas on its citizens but again the videos don’t show who did it, how could they?
Extensive video footage attributed to the attack in eastern Damascus (which we assess would be very difficult to falsify) is consistent with the use of a nerve agent, such as sarin, and is not consistent with the use of blister or riot control agents. – JIC Report
This ‘report’ is pure hokum. After you take away all the padding which constitutes 90% of the document, there’s nothing left except the allegation that because the ‘rebels’ couldn’t have done it, it had to be Assad.
I suspect that the political class here (and in the US) really didn’t expect to have so much trouble convincing people to support more Anglo-Saxon slaughter and got caught off-guard as it were, hence the paucity of the document, rushed out in a few days and aside from an alleged Syrian Army conversation (see below), nothing at all to work with.
Ok, I think I’ve dispensed with the disinfo put out by the UK Cabinet Office, it doesn’t amount to much. But I suppose the time constraints imposed by Cameron jumping the gun, all gung ho to kill some more ‘rag-heads’, forced the Empire’s hand.

TAP – They seem to think that dodgy dossiers and lies will be believed forever just because they have the authority of government.  I remember in 2003 being highly sceptical about Blair’s assurances that Saddam Hussein was a threat to Britain, but decided that, as he was the Prime Minister, I had to believe what he was saying.  Ten years on, after years of reading and chatting with people on the net and face-to-face I don’t believe a single word anyone in the government says on any topic.   We used to think Owen Paterson was a trustworthy politician, but he’s now selling GMOs as the best thing since sliced bread, and voting for wars as requested by his party leader.   The only one who tried to stop the evil nonsense was little John Heyes but he was sacked by Ed Davey the moment he challenged the idiocy of erecting the windmills, yet even he voted for the government over Syria.  The incorruptible are got rid of out of government in short shrift.  What’s left stinks.

I don’t know what motivated Ed Miliband to vote against the war.  Was it principle or tactical advantage to be gained by flooring Cameron?

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One Response to “Pathetic fightback from rumbled British ‘Intelligence’ Committee”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Tap, as much as it pains me to say this, on this occasion we must give some credit to Ed Miliband, as he has kept this Country out of the war for now.
    This may have been due to information given on this blog, of how to contact the MP’s by email.
    Well done Tap !!

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