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France Declares War on Syria


By Stephen Lendman

It was predictable. What was just a matter of when came around 48 hours after what almost certainly was a Western-orchestrated false flag Paris attack, perhaps complicit with Israel - to create a pretext for escalated Middle East war and let Netanyahu terrorize the entire Palestinian population freely.

Syria is ground zero. More on the attack below. Paul Craig Roberts received an unverified report about “a massive cyber attack on French systems 48 hours prior to and during the Paris attacks.”

It “took down the French mobile data network and blinded police surveillance.” It was “a sophisticated attack…beyond the capability of” garden variety terrorists.

If the report is accurate, state-sponsored mischief was responsible. Draw your own conclusions. Did the attack have US and/or Israeli fingerprints on it? Was France complicit in murdering its own citizens?

Let’s not mince words. Multiple Friday Paris attacks were a well-planned, carefully executed military operation - a false flag unless independently proved otherwise.

The Middle East Eye (MEE) cited French police sources saying “Syrian passports found near the bodies of two of the suspected Paris attackers were fakes…likely made in Turkey.”

“Fake Syrian passports have become a valuable commodity in recent months and are freely traded on the black market, as they can help ease the path for non-Syrians to get protection as refugees in Europe,” MEE reported.

An Egyptian passport found near one of the attack sites belonged to Wael Abdel Razzaq, a victim of what happened. Incoming Polish foreign minister Konrad Szymanski said his country will halt accepting new refugees to assure “complete control of its borders.” Expect other European countries to institute similar policies.

In its late Sunday night online edition, The New York Times lied, saying French warplanes “str(uck) ISIS targets in Syria in retaliation for attacks.”

France, as expected, declared war on Syria, striking likely infrastructure and other government targets around Raqqa in northern Syria, east of Aleppo.

Damascus is in the southwest, near Lebanon’s border. Will areas around the capital be attacked next? It’s clear from the French operation that targets struck  were chosen well before the Paris attacks.

Military operations don’t commence overnight. Careful planning for weeks or months precedes them. Hollande’s bluster rang hollow, vowing “war without pity…to be unforgiving with the barbarians.”

Up to now, France has been active with Washington bombing Iraqi infrastructure targets - not ISIS. It’s attacked very few Syrian sites, the strategy apparently now changed.

Instead of helping to resolve Syria’s conflict, escalation looks likely, leaving peace elusive, precisely what Washington wants as part of its plan to replace Assad’s government with a US-installed puppet regime.

Everything going on related to Syria has Israeli fingerprints on it. Days earlier, its warplanes bombed Syrian targets, its latest in a series of airstrikes on its territory - acts of war ignored by the world community.

Will Israel now get more aggressive? Expect Washington to step up its bombing campaign - exclusively striking Syrian infrastructure and government targets, not ISIS as claimed - polar opposite Russia’s real war on terrorism.

A French Defense Ministry statement said 12 aircraft, including 10 warplanes, conducted Sunday’s attack with US forces. The Times reported targets struck included medical “clinics, a museum and other buildings in an urban area…” - civilian sites, not military ones.

It also lied claiming ISIS targets were struck. At least most people in areas struck were civilians, not terrorists.

The Times contributed to the fiction about France and America waging war on the Islamic State. In 14 months of bombing Syrian targets, US warplanes struck zero ISIS sites - infrastructure and government ones only.

The number of casualties isn’t known, likely a good number of civilians killed and injured. Ignore reports of names and nationalities of alleged Friday night attackers - as well as blaming what happened on the heavy refuge flow to Europe.

Desperate men, women and children fleeing Syria and other war-torn countries don’t enter Europe carrying automatic weapons and explosives.

Terrorists responsible for Friday’s Paris attacks obtained these weapons from unnamed internal sources. America and Israel are notorious for pulling off these type black operations. Odds favor their involvement in what happened, likely complicit with France against its own citizens - the same way Washington murdered Twin Tower victims on 9/11, blaming bin Laden and Al Qaeda for its high crime.

Reports indicate French authorities on a Muslim witch-hunt, conducting so-called anti-terror raids in Paris and other French cities, much like what happened in America post-9/11.

Muslims continue being targeted for their faith, ethnicity, and at times prominence and charity. They’re political war on terrorism scapegoats, as unsafe in France as America.

RT International reported nearly 1,000 guests and staff evacuated from Moscow’s “iconic Cosmos hotel (in response to a) phone call with an alleged bomb threat…(S)pecialists with trained dogs are inspecting the building.”

On Sunday, Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari said his government had information about planned terrorist attacks in France, America and Iran. Appropriate authorities were notified before Friday’s Paris incident.

Kremlin official Yury Ushakov said Putin and Obama discussed Syria and Ukraine on the sidelines of the G-20 summit. He noted differences in the approach and objectives of both leaders.

White House deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said in the “coming days and weeks,” US and French forces will “intensity (their) strikes” - allegedly against ISIS, in fact, against Syrian targets.

Congressional and Pentagon hawks want escalated war on Syria. Is a post-9/11 scenario about to unfold? Will an undated Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) be enacted, giving Obama carte blanche to wage unrestricted war?

Greater than ever US war on humanity appears likely, the near-certain Paris false flag used as a pretext for escalated imperial lawlessness. Will global war follow?

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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