Peter Ford, "Another BBC Guest Refuses to Go Along with the Propaganda", BBC (07 April 2017)
"I don't leave my brains at the door when I examine a situation analytically; I try to be objective. And, based on previous experience, including Iraq, we can see that we cannot take at face value what the so-called intelligence experts tell us, not when they have an agenda."
"It's not going to end here, and we are likely—Britain—to be dragged into it. Because Trump has just given the jihadis a thousand reasons to stage fake flag operations. Seeing how successful and easy it is, with a gullible media, to provoke the West into intemperate reactions, they will very likely stage an operation similar to what they did – (and this was documented by the United nations in August last year) – they mounted a chlorine gas attack on civilians and they tried to make it look like it was a regime operation."
"Mark my words—you're hearing it here—it will happen, and we'll get all the warmongers coming to tell us that Assad is defying us and that we must go in more heavily into Syria. This will be fake flag..."
"Assad may be cruel, brutal, but he's not mad. It defies belief that he would bring this all on his head for no military advantage. The site that was hit had no military significance. It made no sense. It would have angered the Russians. If for no other reason, this is simply not plausible..."
"... we will all pay the consequences. The oil price will spike. Very likely there will be more use, not less use, of CWs as a result of this. And—this is also important—the Russians and Syrians will give less co-operation in the fight against ISIS.”—Peter Ford (UK Ambassador to Syria 2003-2006) *
Peter Ford (former UK Ambassador) on "Syria Chemical Attack"
Image captured from the video.
* If I've made any mistakes with this transcript, do let me know.