Secretary of State John Kerry claims the Bashar Assad regime is the only faction in Syria to be in possession of sarin gas, but the U.N. has some stubborn “suspicions” of an alleged “chemical weapon” attack on Syrian regime soldiers in May 2013 – by the “rebels.” The report wasn’t just any report. The U.N. investigated and you know Obama genuflects to the U.N. The Commissioners said they had been to “neighbouring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals,” and the report issued concluded “strong, concrete suspicions” that the “rebels” used sarin gas. The U.N.’s Carla Del Ponte serves on the Commission of Inquiry and at that time said “I was a little bit stupefied by the first indication of the use of nerve gas by the opposition.” Oh, but if “we” can save just one life…
‘This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities.’ ~ Carla Del Ponte on Swiss-Italian Television
In the end, the Commission punted by saying there is “not yet incontrovertible proof.”
Obama weighed in:
However, the White House said it was likely that President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, not the rebels, were behind any chemical weapons use.
Meaning in the May 2013 event, Assad gassed his own soldiers.
Turkish security forces found a 2kg cylinder with sarin gas after searching the homes of Syrian militants from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front who were previously detained, Turkish media reports. The gas was reportedly going to be used in a bomb.
The sarin gas was found in the homes of suspected Syrian Islamists detained in the southern provinces of Adana and Mersia following a search by Turkish police on Wednesday, reports say. The gas was allegedly going to be used to carry out an attack in the southern Turkish city of Adana.
On Monday, Turkish special anti-terror forces arrested 12 suspected members of the Al-Nusra Front, the Al-Qaeda affiliated group which has been dubbed “the most aggressive and successful arm” of the Syrian rebels. The group was designated a terrorist organization by the United States in December
How could “rebels,”…you know, those some call “Freedom Fighters” get their hands on something as deadly as sarin gas?
This is not the first time rebel forces in Syria have come under suspicion for using chemical weapons.
The Syrian government has accused them, and some independent commentators have speculated some groups could conceivably have got hold of stocks when storming government facilities.
But allegations about sarin nerve agent use, possibly by Syrian rebels, coming from a senior UN official is a different matter. Carla del Ponte is a former war crimes prosecutor and serves on a UN commission looking into human rights abuses in Syria. So any comments from her carry weight. Source: Bridget Kendall, Diplomatic Correspondent, BBC News. Read more.
Don’t forget that al-Qaeda in Syria are suspected of having as many as (or at least) 400 surface-to-air (SAM) missiles ferreted out of Libya. In 2011 we were worried about it. In 2013 we learned the awful truth. We didn’t defend Ambassador Stevens and we didn’t secure 400 SAMs.
We are dealing with merciless barbarians on both sides. Nothing the U.S. does will change what these people – pick any country run by Islamists and warlords – are willing to do in the name of allah. We may save a group of children here, but just as many will die a horrible death ‘there.’
Let’s keep the focus on the onslaught of illegal, unconstitutional and at times murderous legislation (the restoring of the Mexico City Policy by Obama 7 days after his 2009 inauguration), mandates and executive orders coming out of the Obama administration. Let Muslims wear their religion as the shroud it is.