According to reports in Mint Press News made by veteran Associated Press reporter Dale Gavlak, the chemical attack came from Syrian rebel arms by Prince Bandar, not the Assad regime.

Gavlak writes, “The U.S., Britain, and France as well as the Arab League have accused the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for carrying out the chemical weapons attack, which mainly targeted civilians. U.S. warships are stationed in the Mediterranean Sea to launch military strikes against Syria in punishment for carrying out a massive chemical weapons attack. The U.S. and others are not interested in examining any contrary evidence, with U.S Secretary of State John Kerry saying Monday that Assad’s guilt was ‘a judgment … already clear to the world.’”

Gavlak’s report states that the U.S. is not interested in differing opinion, despite evidence that points to Saudi Arabian Prince Bandar.

Prince Bandar

The report continues, “However, from numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families, a different picture emerges. Many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the dealing gas attack.”

“They didn’t tell us what these arms were or how to use them,” complained a female fighter named ‘K.’ “We didn’t know they were chemical weapons. We never imagined they were chemical weapons.”

“When Saudi Prince Bandar gives such weapons to people, he must give them to those who know how to handle and use them,” she warned. She, like other Syrians, do not want to use their full names for fear of retribution.”

Prince Bandar is said to have close ties to Washington, serving as Saudi Arabia’s ambassador. According to a report in the UK’s The Independent, Prince Bandar has re-emerged as a pivotal figure in the struggle by America and its allies to tilt the battlefield balance against the regime in Syria.

According to the Independent, it was Prince Bandar’s intelligence  agency that first alerted Western allies to the alleged use of sarin gas by the Syrian regime in February.

According to the report, “It is a long-term Saudi goal that in the past several days has been subsumed by the more immediate crisis over the purported use of chemical weapons by Damascus … That message is being delivered to President Barack Obama by the current Saudi Ambassador in Washington, Adel al-Jubeir, who is a Bandar protégé.”

This situation continues to become eerily similar to President George W. Bush’s intel on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

In fact, according to Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, on January 11, 2002, Rumsfeld, Cheney and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Richard Myers met in Cheney’s office with Prince Bandar, the Saudi ambassador to the United States to discuss plans to attack Iraq.

The Washington Post reported that Bandar, who helped arrange Saudi cooperation with the U.S. military, feared Saudi interests would be damaged if Bush did not follow through on attacking Hussein, thus Bandar became another advocate for war.

“Months of applying pressure on the White House and Congress over Syria have slowly born fruit. The CIA is believed to have been working with Prince Bandar directly since last year in training rebels at base in Jordan close to the Syrian border,” the Independent reported.

The Saudis are “indispensable partners on Syria” and have considerable influence on American thinking, a senior US official told The Wall Street Journal yesterday. He added: “No one wants to do anything alone.”

And right now, Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to justify intervening in Syria on the basis of crimes against humanity. But it makes you wonder: Whose crimes?

Is Saudi Arabia using an attack on Syria by the west as a way to advance its own agenda?

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  • ZacharyBendickson

    Saudi Arabia and Iran are locked in a centuries-old ideological conflict, where fighters today are drawing their motivation from seventh century battles. Saudi support for the Syrian opposition is motivated by a decades-long desire to break the alliance between Syria and the Islamic Republic of Iran, Saudi Arabia’s chief rival for dominance in the Persian Gulf and the wider Middle East.

    Saudi reaction to the Arab Spring has been two-fold: Containing the unrest before it reaches Saudi territory, and ensuring that Iran does not benefit from any changes to the regional balance of power. In this context, the outbreak of the Syrian uprising in the spring of 2011 came as a golden opportunity for the Saudis to strike at Iran’s key Arab ally. While Saudi Arabia lacks the military capacity to intervene directly, it has been using its oil wealth to arm Syrian rebels and, in the event that Assad falls, ensure his regime is replaced by a Sunni-friendly government.

    • From the 50th State

      And who may I ask do you work for, sir ?

      • Kelly McRae

        That is an excellent question. But since it appears he works for BenSwann and I assume is paid by this (TruthinMedia) project, I’m wondering what you see or sense to suggest otherwise? I live close by and am happy to interview/vet this young man. He appears to be a new breed, yet atavistic, form of journalist. What do you think?

  • Joshua Ross Ketry

    Good piece of journalism there.

  • Jay Jefferson

    Now this is excellence in journalism.

  • From the 50th State

    According to a Boiling Frogs Post, Bandar Bush, as he’s been referred to in the past… had a personal meeting with Russia’s Putin awhile back, where it’s known he was then trying to get Putin to look the other way, per-say… when the time came the western interest made their move on Syria. In exchange, the Saudi Prince offered Russia something that Putin it seems wasn’t interested in ?
    It’s my belief that both Russia and China aren’t interested in keeping the US dollar the worlds reserve currency any longer, after seeing what the Anglo-elites did in Iraq, and Libya… where it is now known both leaders were intent on selling their nations oil on the international market for either Euros or gold.
    This situation the western elites have gotten themselves in… isn’t going to go well for it’s people they … “represent” ?
    Like me and you.

  • Kevin Merck

    “Gavlak’s report states that the U.S. is not interested in differing opinion, despite evidence that points to Saudi Arabian Prince Bandar.”

    What Gavlak’s report should be saying is that the US is not interested in the facts, despite clear and convincing evidence that the US government is directly responsible for the attacks.

    Why does this surprise anyone? How many false flags will it take for the comatose public to wake up?

    Sooner or later we need to come to the conclusion that this is willful ignorance on the part of the brain-dead public.

    • J to the K

      “Sooner or later we need to come to the conclusion that this is willful ignorance on the part of the brain-dead public.”

      Ignorance is strength. Don’t be counting on the proles.

  • copperpeony

    Great article!

  • Keyser Soze

    He doesn’t call himself Bandar Bush for nothing…

  • Alanazi

    Mr. Joshua; you better change your birth control pills’ kind…!!!

  • David Griggs

    Here is the entire sentence you misquoted Mr. Cook: “…the UN investigation will not determine who used these chemical weapons, only whether such weapons were used – a judgment that is already clear to the world.” He wasn’t talking about Assad’s guilt. Please edit your piece accordingly.

  • RonWillison

    This I find timely and helpful. Not to mention helps explain the bags under my eyes after staying up all night writing and starting this petition to The Potus regarding attacking Syria. Hope there isn’t a limit on post size.

    To President Obama, The congress and Senate, and Supreme Court of The United states of America.

    We the undersigned are advising you to Stand Down on pending plans to use US military forces against the nation state of Syria. The reason we are signing this petition is because innocent people will die for reasons not of their making. There is a common sense approach while at first blush may seem absurd. The American citizens who have signed on to and support this idea and petition do not take or believe it to be a joke or other time wasting nonsense. Given five minutes to think about it. The possibilities are real and the alternatives exist that could if employed make more death and destruction uncalled for. To proceed before exhausting all possibility’s are explored would be a crime more perverse than the one being used as reason for the attack. The current policy also has a far greater potential for starting a world war than even the Cuban missile crisis. Humanity at large does not want that. The reasonably sane, morally sound and caring people, Demand that you STAND DOWN. The global risks too great!

    We propose

    That since both sides are blaming the other for the chemical attacks and no real INDISPUTABLE PROOF or facts have been shown or presented to us that could pass the smell test. We the skeptical people of America and indeed a vast majority of the rest of the world will examine with a fine toothed comb anything proffered up as justifications for this hasty and premature RE-ACTION on the drawing board. That can be attributed to our previous Governments and Administrations mistakes and errors in critical thinking made during times of duress..

    While it may sound absurd. I would think that if Mr.Assad is telling the truth, and because there has been no charges brought before a lawful court against Mr. Assad and the peoples of Syria. There is no legal grounds for proceeding with plans on the table to “Fire a warning shot across Mr. Assads bow”

    We the undersigned offer an alternative way of bringing the RULE OF LAW back to life. We suggest that before bombing the Syrian people back into the stone age. The notion of respectfully asking Mr. Assad to submit to a lie detector exam. The Rebel opposition also has to participate. Because Mr. Kerry and other US and even foreign officials are out doing the morning round TV shows stumping for war with ambiguous at best, phrases like. “Syria is the only party in the area technically capable of using chemicals on his own citizens” and at worst is a distortion of facts used for manipulating the American and world mindsets towards a war with people who have NOT attacked the USA.

    Because there are many other actors in the region with that kind of expertice and motivations of their own We believe it possible others may be responsible for the chemical attacks in Syria and as such demand that Invites also go out to, “all” the top CIA types from the UK, US, Lebanon, Germany, Israel, Iran Iraq, Saudi Arabia, The (*.stans), Russia, Libya, Brussels, The Danish, Swedes, France and Belgium. There can be only one reason why any would refuse to go along with this idea, ego’s set aside of course. Let the “We The People Of America and indeed the World” see and understand why we should sacrifice OUR children. OUR national resources and OUR wealth in support of an idea and operation that could, and most likely would, cause more wanton death and destruction to the everyday non combatant citizens of Syria and loss of more international respect and standing which is already on life support brought about by previous execution of misguided, half baked, knee jerk type actions that in hindsight we all now know were major mistakes, or possibly intentional frauds.

    The idea proposed could be billed as the “SUPERBOWL OF REALITY SHOWS” A made for primetime TV worldwide media event like no other in human history. That’s right. You heard me right! On TV in front of God and everybody. The name of this extravaganza you ask?. “THE TRUTH MATTERS. SOMEBODY IS A MASS MURDERER” Second billing “The show that destroys fiction.” There are those who might scoff at the idea. Why? Who says those in charge of creating these messes are exempt from thinking outside the box for a noble cause? When the everyday citizen of the world makes a bad choice or sets in motion something that causes another physical, mental or economic harm they are made to deal with the consequences. One can’t help but think that if something as simple as this was done by all the players. The ones NOT involved with that horrible crime would jump at the chance to prove it. Imagine the world support the falsely accused or injured party would gather.

    When all is said and done, and all the easy to dismiss by somebody or group that are too thin skinned or overly sensitive to real or imagined affronts to their sensibility’s, alternatives to war processes have run their course. What is left for those that demand or expect more from our chosen,or not government officials? We are saying that its time for the ALL those who have brought the world to the brink to set aside their pride and fears and do the right thing for a change. Who says misguided thinking, stupidity, lack of empathy, and all the other traits shown by those on TV shows like Springer are only in the domain of the commoners? One look at the world says otherwise. Every human life as well as the animal kingdom MATTERS! Those who think differently should seek mental health services or at least do some internal reflecting. The people of the world want to forgive and move forward. We the undersigned are telling you and indeed all those in charge of this mess. By signing this document we are saying. We want the reflection we get back from the mirror to be more palpable and good. Because in the end we the people are also to blame for making Daniel Webster’s worst nightmares reality by placing our trust in our governments.

    From our my minds to yours

    We The Undersigned.

    C.C. Myfiles Ron Willison 08-31-2013

  • jagragg

    Just a “little more” information about the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, from an Italian news source:

    “The tip up arms against Russia, Saudi Arabia, after threats by Saudi Prince
    Bandar bin Sultan, while the western population has not been made aware
    of the risks.

    -Angelo Iervolino-August 28, 2013 – A ruthless “memorandum urgent action” published today by President Putin for the
    Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is to order a “massive military
    attack” against Saudi Arabia in the event that the West attacks Syria.

    According to sources in the Kremlin Putin became “enraged” after his
    meeting in early August with the Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who
    warned that if Russia does not accept the defeat of Syria, Saudi Arabia
    would unleash the Chechen terrorists under their control to cause death
    and chaos during the Winter Olympic Games which will be held 7 to 23
    February 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    The Lebanese daily As-Safir, confirmed this incredible threat to Russia, said that Prince Bandar undertake to safeguard the Russian naval base in Syria if the Assad regime will be overthrown, but he also alluded to the terrorist attacks on Chechen Russia’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, if there is no agreement, “I can give a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by
    us. ”

    Prince Bandar went on to say that Chechens working in
    Syria have been an instrument of pressure that could be turned on or
    off. “These groups do not scare us. We use them against the Syrian
    regime, but will not have any role in the political future of Syria. ”

    London, The Telegraph News Service also reported the news today that
    Saudi Arabia has secretly offered Russia a broad agreement for control
    of the world market for oil and gas, if the Kremlin moves away from the
    Assad regime in Syria, Putin responded by saying “Our position on Assad
    will never change. We believe that the Syrian regime is the best speaker
    in the name of the Syrian people, and not the liver eaters “[referring
    to the movie that shows a rebel jihadi eat the heart and liver of a
    Syrian soldier], and Prince Bandar warned that there can be “no escape
    from the military option,” if Russia refuses the olive branch.

    The images in these videos are explicit and depict scenes of war in
    Syria. It ‘not recommended viewing for an audience not adult and

    Important to note, that the Federal Security
    Service (FSB) confirmed the validity of e-mail messages provided by the
    hackers on the UK-based defense, which incredibly Britam Defence warn
    that the Obama regime was preparing to unleash a series of attacks
    against Syria and ‘Iran, the Russian intelligence experts have warned
    could very well cause World War III.

    According to this FSB report, Britam Defense, one of the largest private mercenary forces in the world, has been the target of a “massive hacker attack” of your files in the computer by a “unknown state which sponsored the
    operation,” the Last January he then released a series of emails
    critical of the top two executives, the founder Philip Doughty and its
    Business Development Director David Goulding.

    The two most important emails between Doughty and Goulding, in this report, claiming that the Obama regime has approved a fake attack using chemical weapons in Syria “false flag” and that Britam approved its participation:

    Email 1: Phil, We have a new offer. It is Syria again. Qatar propose an
    attractive deal and I swear that the idea is approved by Washington. We
    will offer a CW (chemical weapon) in Homs (Syria), of Soviet origin
    g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want
    that we deploy our staff of Ukrainians who speak Russian, and should
    make a video. Frankly, I do not think it’s a good idea, but the amounts
    proposed are huge. Your opinion? Regards David

    Email 2: Phil, See attached and related preparatory measures concerning the Iranian issue. The participation of Britam transaction is confirmed by the

    With events spiraling out of control in Syria, the Independent News Service in London reports that Prince Bandar “is pushing for war,” the Russian foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich has further warned the West today, saying: “Attempts to bypass the Security Council once again to create artificial unfounded excuses for military intervention in the region will be a cause of suffering in Syria and catastrophic consequences for the other countries in the Middle East and North Africa. ”

    Heedless of the warnings Russians who have fallen on deaf ears, however, the British Prime Minister David Cameron this morning asked the British Parliament to vote to attack Syria, as the Obama regime has suddenly canceled the scheduled meeting with Russia on finding a path to peace for Syria, and the West begins his plans to attack the Syrian nation “within a few

    While Syria has warned that should be attacked by the
    West there will be a “global chaos” because the people of the West, it
    was said that on May 17, 2013, Putin has ordered Russian military forces
    to “move immediately” the operational situation from local to regional
    war and war to be “fully prepared” to expand the war on a large scale.
    U.S. and the European Union, should enter the Syrian civil war.

    The former order of Putin, now combined with his new order of massive
    retaliatory attacks against Saudi Arabia, any attack on Syria from
    Russia is seen as an attack on itself.

    The war in Syria, led by Saudi Arabia and Qatar and their pooches Western allies, you have one goal: to break the grip of Russia on the EU market of natural gas with a pipeline that would be achieved through Syria, as reported by the Financial Times News Service in London last June:

    “The tiny gas-rich Gulf state of Qatar, has spent up to $ 3 billion over the past
    two years, supporting the rebellion in Syria, far more than any other
    government, but now makes elbows with Saudi Arabia as a primary source
    of weapons to the rebels.

    The cost of Qatar, its latest push to perform an Arab revolt, is equivalent to a fraction of its portfolio of international investments. But its financial support for the revolution that turned into a vicious civil war overshadows dramatically Western support for the opposition.

    Qatar also has proposed a gas pipeline from Turkey to the Gulf, the emirate is considering a further expansion of exports of natural gas in the world, after completing an ambitious program to more than double the production capacity of liquefied natural gas (LNG). ”

    The most unimaginable to start the third world war on Syria has been exposed by the spokesman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Alexander Lukashevich who said last week: “We’re getting new evidence that this criminal act was of a provocative nature. In particular, there are reports circulating on the Internet,
    that the materials of the case and the charges against the government
    troops had been sent several hours before the so-called attack. So, it
    was pre-programmed action. ”

    For the West have designed the fast another “false flag” attack to justify a war where they posted the video of this so-called chemical attack one day before it occurred, it is a sign of arrogance and contempt, but their citizens suffer from
    sleepwalking, once again, they will fall as they have done many times in
    the past.

    (Google translation English)

    • Audrey Rumsey

      very interesting!! I copied it and saved it to reread later Thank you!!

      • jagragg

        Hope you read it VERY SOON. The events of the day are moving so fast, we could be in WWIII within a few WEEKS, if not days.

  • Joseph

    My main fear now isn’t US in Syria. Think about this article for a moment. Did the rebels use all the gas they were given?

    If they didn’t… does this mean, at any moment, those al-qaeda rebels could use the un-used gas on the American people? Will the next terror attack on US soil be a sarin gas attack?

    • openyoureyes2

      Please don’t act based on cowardness. Think. Don’t rationalize action based on fear. The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself. Yet, fear is the one thing that the media does to people. Just turn on your TV over the next few weeks and you will see that the message will center itself on fear. Home of the brave indeed!

      Why would they want to gas America? Have you heard of the theory of blowback from the CIA? Well, if your “main fear now isn’t US in Syria,” then you are going to get more blowback once the US war machine goes in. I want you to understand that the gang in the US is supporting al Qaeda in Syria. This is a nonstop rush to destabalize the entire middle east, and they don’t care who wins in the end; they just want destabalization and chaos and all the money that comes with that.

      But, in the end, if we force our representatives to live and let live, obey the golden rule of doing unto others as we would have them do unto us, then things will work for the best.

      It truly takes bravery to stand up for what is right. And bravery draws from courage; the antithesis of fear.

      • metasploiter

        ** Well Said !! Thank YOU !!

        • vinceableworld

          Hear hear!

  • Louis Murphy

    Obama thinks of himself as a Bad Ass right now. Watch until the American Rockets start flying and Russia starts shooting back. When World War 3 starts I hope Obama got paid enough money by Saudi Prince Bandar. Because Obama will have to go into hiding before Russia Nukes hit America.

  • Baja Artists

    Saudi Arabia’s hands keep appearing with blood on them, including 911.

    Go figure.

  • goldenpipewrench,_August_21,_2013#Rocket_impact_site

    A helpful addition that backs up Saudi – CIA – Israel connection…..

  • WakeUp

    A foolish President Obama and moronic Secretary of State Kerry have handed the United States government its worst diplomatic defeat in history and destroyed the credibility of the Office of the President, the Department of State, and the entire executive branch. All are exposed as a collection of third-rate liars.

  • Ignorant Joe

    Your precious President is just a puppet, a muppet at best, in the Big scheme of things, Its all about the manipulation of nations to gaining wealth and power. Definitely not about crimes against humanity the latest tout to fool the ignorant joe public of the western world and to give reason for your US goverment to follow through with its hidden immoral adgenders. This time things are a little more transparent to what really may be going on in Syria. So Take Heed!!!

  • africana

    this is some bullshit.

    • Al Ross

      and who is the potus that kneeled to the saudi king?

  • Pat Enery

    Does anyone think that maybe the millions protesting worldwide against this illegal intervention had some influence? We don’t need to be sacrificing our children for the narrow minded talmudist vision for the middle east. Yes, Israel, the internet is waking up the world to your evil. 2000 years ago, Jesus himself pointed out WHO YOU are. And as to credibility, the world knows that the American people are not really represented by the morons in political office here. If any credibility has been lost, it is the MSM’s. After all, we now know who owns them. The only government stupid enough to start a nuke war is Israel. Let us focus on preventing that.

    • Barrington_Hyde

      Pat, you’ve made a connection here few people ever recognize. Despite the custom of History to link Christianity and Judaism, the two are polar opposites. Judaism is what the Hebrew religion became during Babylonian exile. With no temple in Babylon and lacking any means of making sacrifice, the captive people fell prey to the Pharisees, who replaced the old tradition with “pedagogy,” giving leadership to Rabbis rather than Priests. When the exiles returned to their homeland they carried this religious aberration with them. It was this bastard faith – and the Talmud – which Christ confronted in his day. His entire ministry was an assault on this travesty. His mission was to call the people back to Mosaic Law. Christ came, Christ existed to confront Judaism. His crucifixion reinstated the sacrifice of the Paschal Lamb, but it is a sacrifice perpetuated forever through Holy Communion, allowing the letter of the law to be fulfilled.

  • vinceableworld

    I have concerns that Obama is working with the Russians/Chinese to subvert our military and leave the mainland defenseless. 6 warships hanging out in one spot doesn’t seem like a smart battle plan… esp when they are thousands of miles from home.

  • solus2sail

    If a Country or faction within a Country is to be bombed into
    submission for using WMD’s, how do we respond to Saudi Arabia for selling and
    proliferating those same biological weapons?

    Politically we pretend the Saudi’s are our best buddies in the Middle
    East but as Muslims, they hold us in contempt.

    And the truth shall set you free

  • Andrew Panken

    This seems to be a rather thinly sourced report by a website which also posts other articles that aren’t factual. Please be more careful in republishing reports from them and other sources when you can’t confirm the reports yourselves.

    • Pat Poe

      Did you actually read this? This is a piece about a prince who may be using the US to further his own gains. This same man lied to us before about nukes in iraq, and now he comes to give our government more information. But that is beside the point. If the US goes into Syria we will be aiding an al qaeda sect to topple a government. al qaeda is an enemy of the US, and we should never help them.

      • brentwilliams2

        It sounds like he did read it – I don’t know what gave you the impression he didn’t. He was just noting that the article was completely based from a source he doesn’t find credible. I don’t know either way, but I agree that the sources need to be rooted in fact and not propaganda/sensationalism.

        • Pat Poe

          I can agree with that. I have heard others argue other things, about different things flying all around. He dis agree with the source of the article, and after some digging I will see if I do as well. With all this stuff floating around though The US should stay out of Syria though. stories like this should be looked at closely. The only thing we should consider is giving aid to the people not the al qaeda sect. Our job should not be to overthrow the government. I have looked at other stories where it talks about the rebels violating the people before killing them. That type of actions should not be tolerated.

        • Pat Poe

          Did some digging Several news sites. The Prince should be investigated. His actions do show he wants war, and he was involved in the contra Scandal in the 80’s. He is the person giving the US it’s intel about the gas. I have found other sites beside the mint that talk about him being a possible source for the gas. Not sure about the validity, but given his history I am not so sure the US should take him at his word.

  • Greg Burton

    No, first and foremost, the House of Saud owes their existence to the British, MI6, and their plan to divide up the Ottoman Empire after WWI. The plan is to topple Assad, involve the US and Russia in a nuclear confrontation, leaving the British Crown (House of Rothschild) and its “gollum”, Israel, as undisputed world rulers in the aftermath of WWIII.

    Look how the UK, France, and even AIPAC are back-tracking their high profiles in this upcoming debacle. Just look at the US after nearly 13 years of the post-9/11 (inside job) “War on Terror”? The economy is in tatters, the nation deeply ensnared in a massive police state, the military on the verge of collapse, and Fukushima about to irradiate the entire northern hemisphere. This is a war that the US was designed to lose.

  • Delta Rain

    Why is Al Qaeda and Brotherhood used in the same sentence as one group, But Saudi wants to destroy The Brotherhood and nurture Al Qaeda? They are seen as one and then seen as enemies of each other? Very confusing?