Thursday, April 06, 2017

Syrian rebels and Sarin gas: from 2013

Many people who are opposed to Syrian rebels are promoting a story in the Washington Times about Syrian rebels and their possible use of sarin gas.   But the story in the Washington Times is from 2013.  However, there was a testimony from that year that Syrian rebels may have used the nerve gas, sarin in the past. Story below: having said that, I only urge caution and that we don't get swept by Western propaganda and Gulf regime propaganda which either produce Syrian rebels propaganda or conceive it.  There is a need for an international investigation because both sides are capable of war crimes and both sides can't be trusted and US and Western governments and media are the least credible voices on the international stage. And whenever I see Democratic-Republican consensus over any issue, I get even more skeptical and smell a rat--a dirty rotten rat.   

From 2013: "Testimony from victims of the conflict in Syria suggests rebels have used the nerve agent, sarin, a leading member of a UN commission of inquiry has said.  Carla Del Ponte told Swiss TV that there were "strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof". Ms Del Ponte did not rule out the possibility that government forces might also have used chemical weapons. Later, the commission stressed that it had "not reached conclusive findings" as to their use by any parties. "As a result, the commission is not in a position to further comment on the allegations at this time," a statement added."