Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton claim that the Syrian Arab army is producing the base substance for the nerve gas Sarin. Both have said, should this poison gas be used against the Syrian people, and then this overrun of a so-called “red line” would trigger some serious consequences.
Wherefrom does the U.S. government have this information that Syria is preparing for the use of chemical weapons? From the same anonymous sources who have claimed in 2002 that Saddam Hussein would have weapons of mass destruction and would also be able to launch a nuclear missile.
Thereby, by the oh-so-reliable “unnamed intelligence sources” as the German intelligence agency BND (Federal Intelligence Service), that is short for Federal nitwit (ignoramus) service, which were hoodwinked by a liar and cheater from Iraq with the name “Curveball” and thus have allowed the war against Iraq.
Now to the question in the headline: who has first used poison gas in the Middle East? Was it Hafez al-Assad, the father of the current Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, in the Syrian city of Hama during the uprising of the Muslim Brotherhood (“Sunni uprising”) in 1982 as it is claimed? No.
The Syrian Arab army has probably caused a massacre in Hama, but it has not used poison gas. None of the surviving civilians that were interviewed by journalists have mentioned the use of poison gas (chemical weapons).
For the record, Syrian officials and their families were slaughtered previously by the armed groups and it has been an act of revenge by the former Syrian government under Hafez al-Assad. Was it Saddam Hussein in the eight-year war against Iran? No.
Iraq has probably used as a former ally of the West poison gas against Iranian soldiers, for example, as in Hoor-ul-Huzwaizeh on the 13th March 1984, which was confirmed by a UN investigation team, such as six further operations with chemical weapons between the 26 February and 17 March, but Iraq was not the first who has used chemical weapons in the Middle East.
The Iranian government reported in 2003, that there were at least 100,000 victims because of the use of various chemical substances and that the worst would have been mustard gas. Saddam Hussein has also allowed the used poison gas against the Kurdish population, like in Halabja in March 1988.
It is interesting that at that time, the West has neither condemned the action against Iran nor against the Kurds. Why should they?
Iraq was a friend and Iran was the enemy. Iraq was supplied with the raw materials for the manufacture of chemical weapons by American, British and German chemical companies, with the full knowledge of how they will be used for.
Most Iranian victims were therefore sent to Germany for treatment, since the best expertise about the damages by poison gas is present in Germany.
The first use of poison gas in the Middle East
So, which country was now the first country that has used poison gas (toxic gas) in the Middle East? It was the British. So, the British army under the command of General Edmund Allenby during World War I, as the commander of Allied forces in the Sinai and Palestine in 1917/18 in the fight against the Turks (Ottomans).
Yes, the oh-so-good British have used grenades with poison gas and fired them on positions of the Ottoman army, which was commanded by German officers. With the order to conquer Jerusalem, Allenby has commanded setting up large amounts of troops, artillery, gas grenades and armoured vehicles in front of Gaza while positioned in Egypt, in order to obtain a safe victory.
Seven infantry division in addition with light cavalry were also arranged, a total 88,000 men. The III. Battle of Gaza, which is also known as the Battle of Beersheba, began in the early morning of the 31 October 1917. Two previous attacks had already failed.
Against this, and for the defence, there were just the seventh and eight army of the Ottoman with only 35,000 soldiers, stretched across a front of 40 kilometres. General Allenby has chosen a different tactic this time.
Instead of a frontal assault, he decided to surprise the Turkish forces by the attack and the capture of the lightly defended Beersheba with 40,000 soldiers Thereby, the British gained the control of the water resources in this area, an important strategic victory. The British troops were directly in front of Gaza.
Three divisions, supported by heavy artillery with 218 guns, bombarded the Turkish garrison for six days, with even poison gas grenades. Aircrafts of the British army have gained the air control and thus they prevented German planes from investigating the movements of British troops.
The seventh Ottoman army withdrew to Tel el Sheria, where the eighth army was under the command of the German general Kress von Kressenstein. There was a panic among the Turkish soldiers, and they ran in all directions. The British general Allenby took advantage of the collapse of the defence and pushed forward to Tel el Sheria on 6 November.
Allenby hoped that he could be able to encircle the eight army of Kressenstein in Gaza, but the Turks retreated back along the coast to the north. Thereby, Gaza was abandoned.
The eighth army has positioned against the British in Jerusalem. After the successful conquest of Gaza, Allenby has turned towards the fall of Jerusalem, which he has managed in the following month.
The Turkish resistance collapsed and Allenby was able to conquer Jaffa on 16 November and also Jerusalem on 9 December.
In all the fighting, around 18,000 soldiers fell on the British side and around 25,000 on the Turkish side. Four centuries of Ottoman rule came to an end and if you like, Jerusalem was also conquered with the help of British poison gas, what is at all cost not mentioned in the history books.
As it is known, the victor writes the history and presents himself well while he represents the enemy as worse. In other words, history is the lie on which historians have agreed on.
After the British general Allenby has received reinforcements from the British Empire, he prepared the last offensive out of the Syrian Bir Salem in September 1918.
On 19 September 1918, he defeated the Ottoman army, which had been reinforced by a number of German troops (Asia-Corps), at Megiddo. Thereby, two Ottoman armies were almost completely destroyed. He occupied Damascus on 1 October 1918 and Aleppo on 25 October.
After the surrender of the Ottoman Empire, this famous general Allenby, who had first used poison gas in the Middle East, was promoted to a Field Marshal. After the conquest of Palestine by the British, Chaim Weizman visited together with a Zionist delegation general Allenby in his headquarters in Bir Salem in order to demand Palestine as a state for them.
Already on 2 November 1917, so more than a month before the conquest of Jerusalem by Allenby, Great Britain has agreed by the Balfour Declaration with the Zionist efforts to establish a “national home” of the Jewish people in Palestine.
By the collapse of Tsarist Russia and assumption of power by the Communist Bolsheviks and the October Revolution of 1917, the German soldiers on the Eastern Front became free and could then be used in the West.
A major offensive with a victory over France and England was imminent. But with the entry of the United States into the war, the “turning point” took place and the defeat of the German Empire was sealed.