Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Nerve Gas, Not Assad's Regime: U.N. Official

Well, now both sides have been accused of using nerve gas against civilians.  As bad as that is, the worse problem is that if the rebels overthrow Assad, they will come into control of Syria's large stock of chemical weapons.  It's bad enough the rebels possess some chemical weapons now, but acquiring Syria's supply will certainly release nerve agents to various fanatical Muslim terrorist organizations to use against Western targets.  Make no mistake, once in possession of these agents they will be used against major Western targets and make all the Muslim terrorist attacks of the past 12 years pale in comparison.

Any attempt by the West to overthrow Assad must be accompanied by the total destruction of Syria’s stock of chemical weapons before they fall into the wrong hands.  So far, the West has revealed no plan for preventing this to happen.

Obama's single-minded drive to install the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East will only make the world a much more dangerous place and give the Brotherhood control over another country.  Despite the Brotherhood’s current setbacks in Egypt, make no mistake that this resilient creature will regroup and rise again, and again. 


Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Nerve Gas, Not Assad's Regime: U.N. Official

Posted GMT 8-26-2013 18:19:25         

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.

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. was 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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