It seems as if the US is doing damage control on a bogus claim made by a "third party" or "unnamed" US partner.
"Did not accurately convey the anecdotal information that we had received from a third party regarding an alleged incident in Syria in December.”
Nevertheless, according to CNN, the State Department did ask “a U.S. partner” to follow up, interviewing Syrian doctors and chemical weapons specialists.Care to take a stab at just which nation is most probably the unnamed, third party US partner?
We will get to that!
First, a refresher.
A flashback... to the alleged chemical weapons usage.
Christmas Eve, December 24/2012, these allegations were covered in this previous post
I am, of course, keeping in mind that you all may have been makin’ merry, so it could have been missed...
My conclusion at that time, based on the reporting was....
"Suuuure...... This is either complete bullshit. Or someone had an asthma attack and the NATO mercs filmed it for propaganda purposes or the NATO mercs messed something up ( mixing chemicals) and got themselves hurt."
That seemed the most sensible reasoning at the time
Vindication via the very last paragraph (that almost no one is going to read) in an article from Wired
So what was that mystery gas in Homs? Raffi Khatchadourian of the New Yorker puts together the clues, and comes up with the most credible suspect yet.Exactly what I had suspected on Dec. 24/12!
There are similar chemicals out there that cause the same symptoms but are not nearly as potent and do have an odor. They are organophosphate pesticides, which happen to be among the most common pesticides in the world and are also cholinesterase inhibitors. They can cause symptoms identical to their military counterparts, including death, and are treatable with atropine. If the chemical used in Homs was a commercial pesticide, then it appears that someone has manufactured a crude, poor-man’s chemical weapon out of a commonly available item.
What "third party- unnamed US partner" nation might have been behind this yarn?
HHQ @ Undeleted Evidence was good enough to send me this vital bit of info.
Who tipped the US off about this potential chemical weapon threat?
Thanks HHQ. Much appreciated!
At the same time as the chemical weapons story broke there was news expressing concerns about Russia's presence in Syria. Just a reminder. Something to consider when we think about the latest news that has Russia delivering munitions to Syria
The US had discounted this 'narrative, as covered above and yet today Le Monde is reporting this.
Being picked up by Reuters
The weapons were used in four rockets fired on December 23, according to unnamed sources in Western intelligence services cited by the newspaper. Le Monde suggested Western powers played down an isolated event in the hope it would not be repeated.It was clear late December this was nonsense.
Also important the December stories, containing the original reports mentioned absolutely nothing about rockets being used or fired or even being a part of this narrative.
The allegations were that the alleged chemicals had been 'sprayed'