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Originally posted by Zaphod58
Yes, because despite knowing how many hacking attempts and cyberattacks there have been, they're going to put their big plan in an email accessible to the net, instead of say, picking up a phone, or having a face to face meeting, or hell, even using Skype. And they're not going to use innocent sounding words or even try to disguise what they're taking about. Makes perfect sense to me.
Originally posted by khimbar
It's taken down because it was faked.
They had to take it down.
Martin Wood, for Associated Newspapers, said in a statement before the judge, Mrs Justice Nicola Davies: "My lady, on behalf of the defendant, I confirm that the defendant offers its sincere apologies to the claimants for the damage and distress caused by the publication of these false allegations, which had appeared on US websites.
"The defendant acknowledges that the emails in question were completely fabricated and that there is no question of any of the claimants being involved – or even considering becoming involved – in the heinous actions to which the article referred. The defendant is pleased to set the record straight."
Originally posted by yorkshirelad
Originally posted by Wookiep
How credible is the Daily Mail, normally? I honestly know nothing about it..But if they ARE considered credible, then let me get this straight...
The daily mail is an extreme right wing tabloid newspaper with a reputation for being full of utter cr.p
Nobody with an IQ in double figures or more (!) would trust the daily mail.
Originally posted by benrl
Yeah and the US had plans called project north woods to hijack planes crash them and blame the terror attacks on Castro so they could invade Cuba on false pretenses, Doesn't mean they did it...
ETA, the above is sarcasm...edit on 26-8-2013 by benrl because: ...
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
In the event the Web Archive is scrubbed, here is a screen capture of the article.
DailyMail: U.S. backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad's regime
Originally posted by Logarock
reply to post by SecretFace
It could more easily be a provocation to war. Yea we gassed some folks.....now what are you going to do about it?
Some ask why, what's to gain? How about making the west look ineffectual and weak when someone gets in their face. How about just pure mass murderers at work with no fear of what we did to Sadam for his gassing and other mass killings.
Daily Mail publisher Associated Newspapers agreed the six-figure libel settlement after accepting that the emails were fabricated and that the allegation of a chemical weapons plot was untrue.
Originally posted by SecretFace
Originally posted by Leonidas
Oh shut up with this false-flag # every time someone gets a parking ticket.
I am wondering aloud about where ATS would be like if we could somehow vet new members better. The core of the site and members is still solid. But the cancer of paranoia, politics and media are leaking into the fringes and too much of the site is becoming like any other slanted hate-rage extremism you can find on Youtube or lesser forums.
I am not making any judgement on this attack.
I am also sorry for the rant guys. Truly. But this site is something better than what is out there and I hope we can keep it that way for a while longer at least.
I agree with you in part, a lot of events seem to get thrown in as a false flag and I think, WTF are you talking about? However, in this instance and probably one of the very few I will agree with, this is a false flag, without a doubt. I've worked in police and government on operational work for over ten years, its plain as day for me! I agree the vast majority of events that get ATS members jumping up and down claiming flase flag are BS, but not this.
They needed a chemical attack, they get one and even better on civilian targets, without any shred of proof that Assad's government carried it out they point straight at him, knowing full well the dubious charachters making up multiple factions involved in the Syrian civil war are just as likely, if not more so, to carry out the attack. They know this because they've been arming them!
Ask yourself, who would benefit most from a chemical attack at this stage? Assad's army has been doing very well against the terrorist scum. Why would they attack now? They would know it would lead to international military intervention. Who would gain the most? Not Assad and I will bet my house that its not an order from him. We hear of atrocities carried out by Assad's soldiers, we see atrocities carried out by the terrorist scum.
Of all the threads on ATS claiming false flag, this by far the only one I've known to be accurate.
Originally posted by FlyInTheOintment
ETA 2 - Just learnt from the BBC six o' clock news that Parliament MPs will be recalled from their summer break to be consulted (briefed) on the proposed intervention in Syria. It's real, it will happen, and it is likely to lead to horrendous consequences.
edit on 27-8-2013 by FlyInTheOintment because: per ETAs