US plans to use fake chemical weapons attack to strike Syria – Russian MoD

Shelling in Homs, Syria Smoke drifts into the sky from buildings and houses hit by shelling in Homs town. 09June 2012
The US may have plans to use a fake chemical attack in Syria to hit government forces with airstrikes, the Russian Defense Ministry has said. Washington is already building up strike capability in the Middle East, it said.

The warning comes a day after the Russian military said it had information about a looming provocation in Syria’s Idlib governorate, which would involve a staged chemical weapons attack. The US earlier warned it would respond to a chemical weapons attack by Syrian government forces with retaliatory strikes, which would be stronger than those conducted by the US, the UK and France in April. Continue Reading…