Official Warns of another Possible False Flag Provocation Blaming Syria
Terrorists are likely to stage another fake chemical weapons attack in Syria because they need air support given that recent US-led strikes were ineffective and did nothing to hurt Syrian forces, former US State Department official Jim Jatras told Sputnik.
In the same respect, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir said on Tuesday that Riyadh was "ready to deploy its troops to Syria upon US request."
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed an interest in pulling his troops out of Syria. Trump made the suggestion shortly before the alleged chemical attack on April 7 in Douma which the US, France, and the UK responded to with airstrikes a week later.
"On the overall course of the war, the strikes will do nothing to change the Syrian government's path to victory," Jatras said on Wednesday. "That's why another false flag provocation - and another bigger strike - is almost certain. We're not out of the woods yet."
In parallel, the relevant terrorist groups and their foreign sponsors just need to get organized to stage a new fake attack similar to the one in Douma probably in the coming weeks if not days, Jatras added.
"With regard to the strikes themselves, it's very hard to know in terms of the wildly divergent claims from Washington and Moscow about the number of US missiles that were shot down," he said.
US strikes effectively turned the United States into air support for terrorists on the ground including Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL' group]. The strikes were also suspicious in light of a coming probe by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons [OPCW].
"Why was the strike launched a day before OPCW experts arrived in Syria? For that very reason. The Russian accusation against the United Kingdom and its cat's paw the so-called ‘White Helmets' was spot on," Jatras said.
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