Executive Intelligence Review


Countdown to Chemical Weapons Provocation

Sept. 8, 2018 (EIRNS)—Russia warned this morning that the jihadis in Idlib province are about ready to carry out a chemical weapons provocation. Russian Ministry of Defense spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters that leaders of the terrorist groups Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (Jabhat al Nusra), the Turkestan Islamic Movement, and representatives of the White Helmets met in Idlib on Sept. 7 to coordinate their participation in the upcoming false flag operation. He said the terrorist leaders agreed on the scenarios and expect to have everything in place by Sept. 8.

The official Damascus news agency SANA, in a report published yesterday, adds other elements to the scenario that don’t appear to have been previously reported. It says that jihadis will not only be using chlorine, but also the deadly nerve agent sarin. SANA’s sources say that the provocation will be carried out in three towns in western Idlib, including a town in the Jisr al-Shughour countryside. The sources affirmed that sarin gas and chlorine gas shipments have been transported to these three areas, and that dozens of young children who had been abducted recently from a camp near Salqin now were transported from Jisr al-Shughour to an unknown location. Unlike in Douma, however, which provocation was carried out hastily, this time they intend for there to be a real massacre, SANA’s sources say.

U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, traveling in India with Secretary of Stat

e Mike Pompeo, told reporters en route with him that he is involved in “routine dialogue with the President to make sure he knows where we are with regard to planning in the event that chemical weapons are used.... He expects us to have military options and we have provided updates to him on the development of those military options,”

he later said of President Trump.