WTF are the “rebels” anyhow? I’ll tell you: they are al Qaeda, al Nusra, ISIL and a host of other Islamic jihadist groups, devout MuBro’s all of them, and in case they manage to topple Assad, we will witness the genocide of the remaining Christians, Alewites, shiites, Druse & Yazids from Syria. As far as I’m concerned, Assad is the best we can get for the time being.
Syrian “rebels” used Sarin nerve gas, not Assad’s regime: U.N. official
– The Washington Times got it right then. What has changed?
Monday, May 6, 2013
Testimony from victims strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin nerve gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior U.N. diplomat said Monday.
Carla del Ponte, a member of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.
But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons, according to the BBC, but she added that more investigation was needed.
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Damascus has recently facing growing Western accusations that its forces used such weapons, which President Obama has described as crossing a red line. But Ms. del Ponte’s remarks may serve to shift the focus of international concern.
Ms. del Ponte, who in 1999 was appointed to head the U.N. war crimes tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, has sometimes been a controversial figure. She was removed from her Rwanda post by the U.N. Security Council in 2003, but she continued as the chief prosecutor for the Yugoslav tribunal until 2008.
Ms. del Ponte, a former Swiss prosecutor and attorney general, told Swiss TV: “Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals. According to their report of last week, which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated.”
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She gave no further details, the BBC said.
The UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria was established in August 2011 to examine alleged violations of human rights in the Syrian conflict which started in March that year.
It is due to issue its next report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in June.
Rebel Free Syrian Army spokesman Louay Almokdad denied that rebels had use chemical weapons.
“In any case, we don’t have the mechanism to launch these kinds of weapons, which would need missiles that can carry chemical warheads, and we in the FSA do not possess these kind of capabilities,” Mr. Almokdad told CNN.
“More importantly, we do not aspire to have (chemical weapons) because we view our battle with the regime as a battle for the establishment of a free democratic state. … We want to build a free democratic state that recognizes and abides by all international accords and agreements — and chemical and biological warfare is something forbidden legally and internationally.”
6 thoughts on “Syrian “rebels” used Sarin nerve gas, not Assad’s regime: U.N. official”
I totally agree with you Sheik, about Assad being the best we can hope for in Syria, with any alternative being so much worse. Let’s all remember Egypt, when Mubarak was forced out, to be replaced by the MuBros. Genocide time for Christians and other minorities. Hope Al Sisi hangs on in Egypt, and Assad in Syria, otherwise we can kiss goodbye to the entire Middle East
Why is CNN trying to manipulate Trump into a war, where is the evidence, does the evidence come from the same media and intel sources that confirmed weapons of mass destruction?
Does the evidence come from the same media and intel sources that confirmed that Benghazi was caused by a video?
Allegations are allegations, but CNN has sided with ISIS, and never mentions that these are just allegations so far. I want more concrete proof that ISIS is not making and manufacturing and attaining sarin nerve gas.
The latest is the Russians on Assad’s behalf bombed a REBEL gas-factory warehouse.
So why is Nikki Haley, Trump’s own appointed UN rep, screaming
“Assad did it!”?
Trump talk to the Chinese who talked to Russian who talk to the Syrian talked to their Air Force and all the planes and all the major equipment was removed and the US Navy can pat themselves in the back for hitting a couple of empty bumkers
Have we found the Weapons of Mass Destruction in Irak, since the US invasion, back some 14 years ago? After all it was the chief reason to invade isn’t it?
It sure look like the US and it’s allies are hard at work fabricating intel… Again! This time, the target is clearly Syria.
Trump doing the dirty work for Soddy Barbaria. The Wahabites are ecstatic.
“I summon my blue-eyed slaves anytime it pleases me. I command the Americans to send me their bravest soldiers to die for me.
Anytime I clap my hands a stupid genie called the American ambassador appears to do my bidding. When the Americans die in my service their bodies are frozen in metal boxes by the US Embassy and American airplanes carry them away, as if they never existed. Truly, America is my favorite slave.”
– King Fahd Bin Abdul-Aziz, Jeddeh 1993
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