One of the unfortunate casualties of the government lying about WMD's in Iraq is that many people are ready to believe Obama is lying about who used chemical weapons in Syria. If you look up false flags on the internet there is plenty of speculation that the U.S. backed a plan to launch a chemical weapons attack and blame it on the Assad government.
In a January 29 online article later pulled down, The Daily Mail, Britain's most popular daily newspaper, printed a story about a U.S. backed plan to do just that. The article was titled: Did the U.S. launch the Chemical Attack and Blame it on Assad.
One day later the Daily Mail had a thread open titled: Syrian WMD False Flag- are false flags a way of life?" At this time Carlo Del Ponte, of the UN, was claiming that Syrian rebels were responsible for the Sarin gas attacks which had been blamed on Syrian troops.
This plot seemed to be based around the rebels receiving funding from Qatar for Sarin gas. The attacks would then be blamed on Syrian troops under Assad. This would give the U.S. the pretext for starting attacks against Assad that Israel wanted the U.S. to begin.
It was Qatari mercenaries fighting with the rebels who first reported the chemical weapons use in Syria the first time Obama tried to pin chemical weapons use on Assad. It was later proven to be the rebels who used the gas. But Obama painted his red line in the sand for a return engagement at a later date when the short memories of the American news media would have forgotten this point.
In an interesting aside to the question of whether the use of chemicals is a false flag to gin up the American public for yet another in the line of never ending wars, there is the story of Israel granting drilling and fracking rights to a New Jersey company Genie (GNE) to drill for shale oil and gas in a 152 square mile section of the Golan Heights. Apparently, the Golan Heights, once part of Syria and now occupied by Israel has a rich deposit of shale oil and gas under it ripe for the exploiting.
This is of course against international law but Israel doesn't care one whit about International Law as their willingness to illegally build West Bank settlements so richly proves.
Genie Energy has a set of directors that is an all star cast of war profiteers, including Dick Cheney, Ruppert Murdoch and Effie Eitam a Golan settler and former Right-Wing member of the Israeli Cabinet. A war would really help along Genie Energy's belief that the deposit of shale oil is so rich it could transform the future of Israel, the Middle East, and American allies all over the world because a new war would allow Israel to begin the drilling without Syria being able to complain and would strengthen Israel's claim to the Golan Heights.
We have the means. We have the profit motive. Is this just the latest false propaganda flag floated by a government that lies so often it no longer can discern the truth from fiction and rapidly believes its own lies? Human life would seem once again to not be as sacred as profits.