Vladamir Putin told the world that the Syrian chem attacks were a false flag during a joint press conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Moscow.
What Putin said:
“We have reports from multiple sources that false flags like this one – and I cannot call it otherwise – are being prepared in other parts of Syria, including the southern suburbs of Damascus.” “They plan to plant some chemicals there and accuse the Syrian government of an attack,” Putin told media representatives, adding that he has “trusted sources”.
“They plan to plant some chemicals there and accuse the Syrian government of an attack,” Putin told media representatives, adding that he has “trusted sources”.
This is a very big statement from Putin. Putin is not only taking the blame off Assad but he is also pointing the finger right at Trump over his airstrike.
Putin also went on to compare the Syrian crisis to Iraq in 2003.
“President Mattarella and I discussed it, and I told him that this reminds me strongly of the events in 2003, when the US representatives demonstrated at the UN Security Council session the presumed chemical weapons found in Iraq.” Putin said.
“The military campaign was subsequently launched in Iraq and it ended with the devastation of the country, the growth of the terrorist threat and the appearance of Islamic State on the world stage,” Putin added.
“All incidents reminiscent of the chemical attacks that took place in Idlib must be thoroughly investigated,”
Whether you agree with Putin or not on the attacks he at least has a point. There is a ton of evidence that backs up the fact that this may have been committed by the Rebels and not Assad. As I pointed out in my coverage of this there are parts of this story that just don’t add up.
A full-scale investigation into these attacks is a must. We will settle for nothing less.