Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh points to Turkey and Erdogan as having been the prime movers behind the chemical weapons attack in Ghouta in Syria last August, as was written in the London Review of Books on Sunday.
Recep teyyip erdogan According to Hersh, Turkey and Erdogan have been the prime movers involved in the chemical weapons attack in Ghouta for the purpose of providing a pretext for a US attack on Syria.
He says that awareness in intelligence circles that the case against the Syrian government may not have launched the attack in Ghouta was crucial in Obama’s decision to cancel strikes against Syria.
He quotes a former intelligence official who spoke about the covert and illegal supply of weapons to the Syrian rebels, and the role of Turkey: “We now know it was a covert action planned by Erdogan’s people to push Obama over the red line. They had to escalate to a gas attack in or near Damascus when the UN inspectors were there. The deal was to do something spectacular.
Our senior military officers have been told by the CIA and other intelligence assets that the sarin was supplied through Turkey – that it could only have gotten there with Turkish support. The Turks also provided the training in producing the sarin and handling it.”
The article comes in as the Syrian government is being accused for committing the attack that occurred on August 21, 2013.
Last Thursday, a freelance Middle East journalist, Sara Elizabeth, also revealed the story of a CIA/US Military run training camp for Syrian rebels in the Jordanian desert in her book called, “I Learned to Fight Like an American at the FSA Training Camp in Jordan.” Her story has not yet been successful in reaching American reporting.