U.N. official: There are strong suspicions Syrian rebels used sarin gas
A U.N. official says there are strong suspicions that Syrian rebel forces have used the deadly nerve agent sarin gas in the country's civil war.
Carla Del Ponte told an Italian-Swiss TV station that the findings come after interviews with doctors and Syrian victims now in neighboring countries.
There is potential for twisting this into a justification for invasion.
My headline: Israel helped the terrorists aka NATO's Islamist mercs
Google news headline: Air strikes not in support of Syria rebels, Israel says
Doing damage control Israel? It won't work.
Or could Israel be feeling a little uncertain at this moment?
Israel sought to persuade Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that its recent air strikes around Damascus did not aim to weaken him.
Read the lies. The spin. The obfuscation from Israel. The claimed reasons defy logic.
Netanyahu government aimed to avoid “an increase in tension with Syria by making clear that if there is activity, it is only against Hezbollah, not against the Syrian regime”
Hanegbi noted Israel had not formally acknowledged carrying out the raids in an effort to allow Assad to save face
Well isn't that nice of Israel? Such concern.....
UN distances itself from report that NATO's Islamist army used chemical weapons...
UN distances self from report Syrian rebels used nerve gas-
actual headline linked.
Why am I not surprised to be reading this?
The UN is going to get on message......
U.N. war crimes investigators have reached no conclusions on whether any side in the Syrian war has used chemical weapons, the inquiry commission said on Monday, playing down a suggestion from one of the team that rebel forces had done so.
Because the UN hasn't been told what those conclusions will be as of yet!
Investigator Carla Del Ponte caught U.N. officials by surprise on Sunday when she said the commission had gathered testimony from casualties and medical staff indicating that rebel forces had used the banned nerve agent sarin.
In comments posted in English on Monday, she repeated the assertion, saying that witness testimony made it appear that some chemical weapons had been used.
"What appears to our investigation is that it was used by the opponents, by the rebels," she said. "We have no indication at all that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons."
Is this the reason for the narrative alteration?
In Washington, a U.S. official said: "Our understanding has been that the armed opposition does not have such weapons and so we'll have to re-check our facts but our initial take on that was that they do not have such things in their arsenal.Our take on this is we have no wish to acknowledge that the terrorists/mercs have these chemicals in their arsenal, since we (NATO etc.,) are the ones that have been arming the terrorist mercs
UPDATE # 2
Here is a thought? I am running this past all the good readers here
Could the US be genuinely unaware that the rebels had chemical weapons in their possession?
Could Israel have provided these types of cruelly, injurious weapons to the rebels?
Keeping in mind Israel always has it's own agenda...
It does seem very plausible!
Israel has signed but not ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). There are speculations that a chemical weapons program might be located at the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) in Ness Ziona.
190 liters of dimethyl methylphosphonate, a CWC schedule 2 chemical used in the synthesis of sarin nerve gas, was discovered in the cargo of El Al Flight 1862 after it crashed in 1992 en route to Tel Aviv. Israel insisted the material was non-toxic, was to have been used to test filters that protect against chemical weapons, and that it had been clearly listed on the cargo manifest in accordance with international regulations. The shipment was from a U.S. chemical plant to the IIBR under a U.S. Department of Commerce license.
In 1993, the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment WMD proliferation assessment recorded Israel as a country generally reported as having undeclared offensive chemical warfare capabilities. Former US deputy assistant secretary of defense responsible for chemical and biological defense, Bill Richardson, said in 1998 "I have no doubt that Israel has worked on both chemical and biological offensive things for a long time... There's no doubt they've had stuff for years."
THEREFORE: Was it Israel that provided the NATO terrorists with the chemical weapons. Unbeknownst to the US. Leaving the US with no choice but to cover up for Israel?