The US has been coercing, bribing and blackmailing drug enforcement agencies around the world to cite Syria and President Assad for producing and distributing narcotics around the Middle East.
It isn’t hard to figure out that Syria exports nothing. Syria’s oil and wheat are stolen, there are no Syrian olive oil exports and most of Syria’s industrial capacity was removed and trucked into Turkey by the White Helmets.
Who Really Makes Captagon?
Currently, in the US, there is a nationwide shortage of children’s medications for ADD/ADHD and cold mediations.
There is no explanation for the shortage other than possible mysterious exports of the primary chemicals used in these medications, chemicals that, when combined, make up the illegal drug called Captagon.
The ISIS (banned in Russia) ‘Rape Drug’
Today we are going to be discussing the drug Captagon. This is a stimulant widely used in the Middle East that was initially manufactured and supplied by ISIS (banned in Russia) but was always sourced from facilities in Turkey’s Hatay Province.
It is manufactured from amphetamine and theophylline. These compounds are used, primarily, in treating ADHD, or “hyperactivity” in children or in flu or cold medications for children as theophylline is a bronchial dilator considered safe.
Combined, however, they make Captagon, which “empowers” or “elates” generally tied to sexual performance or “combat aggression.”
Washington and Tel Aviv’s Lie Machine
During a morning review of Open-Source Intelligence, I stumbled upon something genuinely corrupt and sickening on the site run by the Quincy Institute, Responsible Statecraft.
Responsible Statecraft is a highly reputable journal that is generally even-handed and even supportive of positions held by Iran and Syria and runs against mainstream propaganda, or it did.
Written by James M. Dorsey, the article titled “Assad Plays a Strong Hand in Diplomatic Poker with Arab Neighbors” supposedly discusses a possible Kurdish withdrawal from US backed occupied Arab land.
It does nothing of the sort.
Here is what it really says:
“This week, Jordan’s foreign ministry said that Syria had agreed at the meeting in Amman to take steps “to end drug smuggling,’ a reference to Captagon, a highly addictive amphetamine.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Greece have intercepted large amounts of Captagon manufactured in Syria. The production and illegal export of the drug worth an estimated $50 billion a year has become an economic lifeline for Assad’s regime.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf acknowledged that drug smuggling might be the major concession Arab states can wrest from Assad.
‘Our approach…is to say… make sure that you get something for that engagement. And I would put ending the Captagon trade right at the top alongside … providing relief to the Syrian people from the terrible decade of oppression that they’ve suffered,’ she said.”
Dorsey’s evidence comes from a “content creator” whose Twitter output reeks of conspiracy theories and anti-Assad propaganda. We weren’t supposed to check.
Current ChatGPT limitations, such as being limited to parroting NATO “fact finders” will make this kind of disinformation effortless once the army of propagandists and trolls gets trained.
Precursor drugs for the missing medications from US shelves are manufactured, primarily, in Belgium and the Netherlands. They ship in cardboard barrels to US pill factories, yes…” Big Pharma.” There, the content is dumped into hoppers where it is mixed with binders and pressed into compressed tablets or filled into capsules.
Today, almost the entire production of these precursor drugs heads to the Middle East. There is some evidence that there really is production inside what was Syria, in Idlib Province, now occupied by US backed Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (banned in Russia), the name taken by al- Qaeda (banned in Russia) in US/Israeli occupied Syria.
Sources tell us that the trade is handled by a division of Britain’s intelligence service, MI-6 and their local proxy, the White Helmets.
The fake “heroes” of the Syrian conflict have been exposed countless times, but the controlled western media still continues to replay the accomplishments of these “terrorists in sheep’s clothing. From Phil Giraldi, former CIA officer:
“When is a terrorist group not a terrorist group? Apparently, the answer is that it ceases to be terrorist when it terrorizes someone who is an enemy of the United States. The most prominent recent example is the Mujaheddin e Khalq (MEK) (banned in Russia), a murderous Iranian Marxist cult which assassinated five Americans in the 1970s as part of its campaign against the Shah’s government. It was removed from the State Department terrorist list in 2012 by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after it had promised not to kill any more Americans but really because it had bought the support of prominent politicians to include Elaine Chao, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, and John Bolton. It also had the behind-the-scenes endorsement of both the Israeli Mossad and CIA, both of whom have been using it in their operations to kill Iranians and damage the country’s infrastructure. Someone high up in the federal government, perhaps Hillary or even President Obama himself, must have decided that terrorists who kill only Iranians deserve a get out of jail free card from the State Department.
But perhaps there is no bigger fraud making the rounds than the so-called White Helmets. The recent media coverage derives from the documentary The White Helmets, which was produced by the group itself and tells a very convincing tale, promoted as ‘the story of real-life heroes and impossible hope.’ It is a very impressive piece of propaganda, so much so that it has won numerous awards, including the Oscar for Best Documentary Short last year, and the White Helmets themselves were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. ‘
Then there is this, one of hundreds of suppressed reports, this one from Canada’s Global Research:
Russia claims that the reported chemical attack in Syria last Sunday was staged by the ‘white helmets,’ a US-funded NGO lauded by mainstream media for their humanitarian work, while long-suspected of performing less-than humanitarian deeds behind the curtain.
Speaking with EuroNews, Russia’s ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizov, said
‘Russian military specialists have visited this region, walked on those streets, entered those houses, talked to local doctors and visited the only functioning hospital in Douma, including its basement where reportedly the mountains of corpses pile up. There was not a single corpse and even not a single person who came in for treatment after the attack.’
‘But we’ve seen them on the video!’ responds EuroNews correspondent Andrei Beketov.
“There was no chemical attack in Douma, pure and simple,” responds Chizov. “We’ve seen another staged event. There are personnel, specifically trained – and you can guess by whom – amongst the so-called White Helmets, who were already caught in the act with staged videos.”
Russia said it sent experts in radiological, chemical and biological warfare – along with medics, in order to inspect the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma where the attack is said to have taken place.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement that the experts “found no traces of the use of chemical agents,” following a search of the sites, adding ‘All these facts show… that no chemical weapons were used in the town of Douma, as it was claimed by the White Helmets.’
‘All the accusations brought by the White Helmets, as well as their photos… allegedly showing the victims of the chemical attack, are nothing more than a yet another piece of fake news and an attempt to disrupt the ceasefire,’ said the Russian Reconciliation Center.
In a statement to the UN Security Council on April 9, Russia’s UN Ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia outlined Russia’s position on the timeline of the attack in Douma, as well as the Western response after the White Helmets reported that chemical agents were used:
On April 6, the new head of Jaysh al-Islam, following instructions of sponsors, derailed the evacuation of a party of fighters from Douma and resumed the rocket and mortar fire against residential areas in Damascus. The firing targeted [indistinct name of four areas]. According to official information, eight people died. 37 civilians were wounded. Unfortunately, we failed to see statements from Western capitals condemning the shelling of a historical district of Damascus. The following day, April 7, fighters accused the Syrian authorities of dropping barrel bombs with toxic substances. At the same time, diversions were being mixed up. It was either called sarin, chlorine, or a mix of toxic gases. Based on a well-known scheme, these rumors were immediately taken out by those who are financed by western capitalists; I am referring to NGOs and the White Helmets who are mendaciously acting under the cloak of health professionals. And these reports were also taken up and transferred to media outlets.
It behooves us once again to state that many of these dubious structures have a clear list of the email addresses of representatives of Security Council members, which shows that some of our colleagues, with a reckless approach towards their status, are leaking sensitive information to their protégés. Incidentally, all should recall the way that, accidentally, the White Helmets put on the internet a video which showed preparations for staging a so-called victim of an alleged attack perpetrated by the Syrian army.
Indeed, over the last several years, reports out of Syria have been criticized as being primarily of anti-Assad origin and unverified.
In a speech at the UN, pro-Assad Canadian journalist and RT contributor Eva Bartlett gave her account of what’s going on with reports out of Syria – calling western sources ‘compromised’ and ‘not credible.’”
The US and Israel currently control, using assassination, threats and bribery, every UN investigative function along with the ICC, though neither nation are members.
The pattern we have discerned is simple, control of investigative functions has led these nations and others within NATO, such as Britain to develop and deploy nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and use vicelike control of social media platforms through Google, Musk and Zuckerberg to provide not only cover but consistently blame the victims.
Gordon Duff is former UN diplomat having served in the Middle East and Africa,
a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of Veterans Today.