by Joshua Blakeney
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson was the Chief of Staff to US Secretary of State Colin Powell. In that role he helped to convey the phoney intelligence that was provided as a justification for invading Iraq, something Col. Wilkerson has since described as the “biggest mistake” of his life.
Like an increasing number of military insiders and establishment figures Col. Wilkerson appears to be cognizant of the war of deception being waged by Israel. In the following interview, on the pseudo-alternative gatekeeper show The Young Turks, Col. Wilkerson breaks ranks and suggests that Israel may have deployed chemical weapons in Syria in what he calls an “Israeli false-flag operation”.
Col. Wilkerson Raises the Possibility that Israel committed false flag terrorism in Syria
Since Israel and its neocon agents attacked the US on 9/11 many dissident intellectuals have referred to the apparent prevalence of such Israeli false-flag terrorist attacks around the world. Such alleged Israeli false-flags range from the London attacks of 2005 to the Bulgaria attacks in 2012. But rarely have such high up members of the establishment come off the fence and acknowledged the existence of this phenomenon. Col. Wilkerson’s words are perhaps indicative of the increasingly pronounced schism that has emerged within the Zionist-American empire between Realists, who promote stability in the Middle East and US commercial interests, and Neoconservatives (alongside Liberal Interventionists), who emphasize the primacy of Israeli regional hegemony. The Israeli-backed destabilization of Syria has illuminated this schism for the world.
President Assad, an intelligent Arab strongman, would be an obvious ally for the US if the US controlled its own foreign policy. President Assad speaks English, he is secular, his wife is British, he was even willing to make neoliberal reforms and do away with many of the protectionist economic policies of his father thus making Syria hospitable for Western corporations. However for Israel, President Assad is an obvious enemy because he refuses to sell out the Palestinians and the broader pan-Arabist cause. He refuses to sever ties with Iran and Hezbollah. He rejects Israel’s claim to the Golan Heights. He wants a prosperous and sovereign Syria rather than a sectarian, balkanized failed state. All these factors have led Zionists to promote Syria’s destruction à la the Oded Yinon Plan. The US gains nothing from implementing Israel’s foreign policy for them in the Middle East other than greater national debt and the loss of yet more American lives in war. Hence voices such as Col. Wilkerson’s offer a ray of hope that the patriotic non-Zionist faction of the US elite are beginning to realize the differences between US interests and Israeli interests. The thwarting of Israel’s Middle East agenda could save millions of people’s lives and so it is fortunate that more and more observers are waking up to Israel’s usage of false-flag terrorism.
In this 2002 video father of the “war on terror” Benjamin Netanyahu insisted that Saddam Hussein was seeking WMDs