WMR reported that the Israeli military was using poison gas on villages in
south Lebanon. According to a former U.S. weapons expert who served in Iraq,
the artillery shell in a photo taken in Lebanon (below) is a chemical weapon
delivery device. It is being handled by an Israeli Defense Force soldier and
Hebrew lettering can be clearly seen on the armored vehicle. Another chemical
weapons shell of the same type can be seen lying on the ground to the right.
It is not known what type of chemical is in the chemical canister, however,
gas dropped by the Israelis in villages in southern Lebanon has resulted in
severe vomiting among the civilian population.
Israel using chemical delivery weapons in Lebanon. Fuse and chemical canister can be clearly seen in photo of Israel Defense Force personnel in Lebanon. Drawing of chemical weapon is from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Media commentators have scoffed that Israel, with its relatively unique history,
would ever use chemical weapons or poison gas in any war. It is precisely because
of that perception that they are using such weapons. The deniability factor
prevents the media from taking seriously the credible reports of banned weapons
being used by the Israelis.
Carrying out the next phase of the neo-con "Clean Break":
Netanyahu, Perle, and Ledeen still call the shots on U.S. and Israeli policies.
Wayne Madsen Report
First it was Iraq, then Palestine and Lebanon, next is Syria and Iran.
The current Israeli assault on Lebanon was stage-managed between the government
of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and neocons in the Bush administration,
according to well-connected sources in the nation's capital. The Bush administration
had prior knowledge of and supported Israel's planned attacks on Gaza and Lebanon,
the sources have revealed. In addition, there was no move by the Bush administration
to warn Americans in the Occupied Palestinian Territories or Lebanon to leave
the areas before the Israeli invasions. No travel warnings were issued to U.S.
citizens in an attempt to mask Israeli attack plans, an action that resulted in
last-minute Dunkirk-like sea evacuations of foreigners from Lebanon.
The first indication that Israel pre-planned its assault on the Palestinians
came early this month when the Israelis began denying entry to the West Bank
to Palestinians holding U.S. passports. The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and the
U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem refused to intervene with Israel, claiming it was
the decision of a sovereign nation. The denial of entry to Palestinian-Americans
was a violation of the Oslo Accords and the Geneva Conventions. The United States
does not officially recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Occupied Palestinian
Washington insiders report that the Bush administration's coordination with
Israel in the attacks on Hamas and Hezbollah involve the official adoption of
the white paper, "A Clean Break: New Strategies for Securing the Realm,"
as U.S. policy. The "Clean Break" document, authored in 1996 by Israeli
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, and other neocon
operatives, was written at the same time the program for the invasion and occupation
of Iraq was drawn up by the same neocon players.
The current U.S.-Israeli strategy of bombing and invading Lebanon is a follow-up
to four years of covert activities by the Pentagon, White House, and Mossad in
Lebanon that involved the car bombing assassinations of top Lebanese officials
in order to clear out Syrian forces from Lebanon. The assassinations of Elie Hobeika,
George Hawi, and Rafik Hariri were all carried out to destabilize Lebanon and
force the withdrawal of Syria from Lebanon. Syria was blamed by the Bush administration
for all the car bombing assassinations in Lebanon.
Israel's border exercise that saw the capture by Hezbollah of two Israeli soldiers
on the Lebanese side of the border and the contingency plans involving the kidnapping
of an Israeli soldier by Hamas in Israel, near the Israeli-Gazan border, provided
a pre-text for the Israeli attack on Gaza and Lebanon. Similar plans have been
drawn up to respond to a Syrian "capture" of Israeli troops in Lebanon
near the Syrian border or from the Golan Heights. That will be used to justify
a joint Israeli and American attack on Syria, with Israel entering from Lebanon
and the U.S. entering from Iraq.
The carrying out of the joint Israeli-U.S. attack plan for Lebanon, Syria (and
eventually, Iran) is the reason why the United States has stymied UN attempts
to seek an immediate cease-fire. The intent of the Bush administration is to
see a widening of the conflict. Unconfirmed UN ambassador to the UN John Bolton,
appearing on Fox News, laid out the future blueprint for the joint U.S.-Israeli
regionalization of the war in the Middle East when he stated, "I think
that if you look at the support that Iran and Syria have given groups like Hamas,
Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad that really the reckoning we need here
is a reckoning, not just with the terrorist groups, but with the states that
WMR has also learned that top Israeli and U.S. military officers are adamantly
opposed to the Clean Break policy. Many Israeli generals, remembering Israel's
bloody occupation of Lebanon in the 1980s, favored negotiating a prisoner swap
with Hezbollah. The Olmert government is purging the last remnants of the Yitzhak
Rabin elements who favored negotiations from the Israeli military and intelligence
agencies much in the same way that opponents of the Bush regime have been purged
from the U.S. military, CIA, and State Department.
Pretext for war with Iran: White House plans to move chem-bio
weapons from Iraq into Iranian side of this desolate border.
Wayne Madsen Report
Informed sources have told WMR that arch-neocon Michael Ledeen, who acts as
an unofficial foreign policy adviser to Karl Rove, was at the White House yesterday
with a group of Iranian opposition figures. Among the topics discussed was a
promised $25 million grant by the Bush administration to the Iranian insurgents.
The money is to be used to plant Desert Storm-vintage biological and chemical
weapons shells, confiscated by U.S. forces in Iraq, on the Iranian side of the
Iraqi border. The weapons will be used as "proof" of Iran's plan to
"attack" U.S. troops in Iraq. That will be used to justify, ex post
facto, the coming U.S. attack on Iran. Our sources report that George W. Bush
dropped by the White House meeting to offer his support to the Iranian opposition
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drums of war sound for Iran
is now using poison gas and depleted uranium shells on towns in the south of
left for dead
and Beirut compared - July 20, 2006
Mossad "has significantly infiltrated Hizbullah"
racist subtext of the evacuation story
least now we know who authorised this
plans for a Middle East war escalation exposed in Bush-Blair exchange?
for Bush and Blair. What man involved in Middle East policy is "sweet,"
according to Bush and "honey," according to Blair?
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