In 2013, President Barack Obama accused Damascus of using chemical weapons against civilians in what was widely seen as a prelude to the US invasion of Syria.
"President Putin's diplomatic solution to this crisis – bringing Syria in to join the international treaty organization, the Chemical Weapons Convention – derailed this stated intent by Obama to make war on Syria and effectively stalled the US's intended invasion of Syria," Phelan noted in an article for New Eastern Outlook.
The latest US claims with regard to Daesh and chemical weapons should be viewed in the context of Washington's counterterrorism efforts in Iraq and Syria, the journalist asserted.
The US airstrike campaign, launched in August 2014, has largely failed to deliver on Obama's promise not only to destroy the terrorist group but also to degrade it prompting some to accuse the US of essentially backing Daesh. Phelan appears to share this sentiment.
"The US has now been caught red-handed in another covert program, facilitated by a secret handshake with selected pharmaceutical companies, to supply pre-determined targets with 'imposter pharmaceuticals.' These imposter pharmaceuticals, which come in the same packaging as ordinary pills, will cause heart attacks/strokes in those who unwittingly consume them," she asserted.
The journalist maintains that such pills, which she described as "covert chemical weapon," have been used to "eliminate political targets." In an open letter to the Chemical Weapons Convention, Phelan stated that she had such "imposter pharmaceuticals" in her possession and was ready to show a container full of them.