July 21, 2012
It is, literally, a bomb. What kind of wily actor managed to get the precious intel needed to penetrate, disrupt and destroy a meeting at the National Security building in Damascus – killing Defense Minister Dawoud Rajha and his deputy Assef Shawkat, Bashar al-Assad’s brother-in-law?
What really happened is still murky. Reuters said it was a suicide bomber working as a bodyguard for Assad’s inner circle. Agence France-Presse reported it was a suicide bomber detonating his belt. Beirut’s Al-Akhbar said it was a planted bomb. Same for Lebanon’s Al-Manar TV – detailing it was a 40-kilogram bomb.
So who was it? The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)? The MI6? Saudi intel? Turkish intel? Or that oh so pliable ghost – al-Qaeda?
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, five months ago, came up with a non-denial denial by in fact admitting that Washington was working side by side with al-Qaeda in Syria supporting the Not Exactly Free Syrian Army (FSA). 
And then there was Hillary “We came, we saw, he died” Clinton only 10 days ago warning there was still “a chance to save the Syrian state from a catastrophic assault”. Just like her prophetic warning only a few days before Muammar Gaddafi was captured, sodomized and executed, how could she be certain of this “catastrophic assault”?
This article was posted: Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 1:26 am