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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The UN Has Had Evidence That Syrian Rebels Have Been Using Chemical Weapons Since May

September 9, 2013

Did you know that the United Nations has had evidence that the Syrian rebels have been using sarin gas against Syrian government forces since May?  

This was reported by Reuters and other major news organizations around the world, but there has been an almost total blackout of this information by the big corporate news outlets in the United States.  So why are they keeping the truth from us?  What you are about to read might really surprise you. The Syrian rebels have been caught red-handed with sarin gas in their possession, the UN has had evidence that the rebels have been using sarin gas for several months, and the Syrian rebels have even admitted that they were the ones that caused the deadly gas attack that the U.S. government is using as justification to attack Syria.  Please share this article with as many people as you can, because it is absolutely imperative that we get the truth in front of the American people.

All the way back before the beginning of the summer, the UN has known that the rebels have been using sarin gas against forces loyal to Assad.  The following is from a Reuters report that was published back in May

U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria’s civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday.

The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte.

“Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, 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,” Del Ponte said in an interview with Swiss-Italian television.

“This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities,” she added, speaking in Italian.

But that was not even the first mention of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian rebels in the international press.  Haaretz reported back on March 24th that it appeared that the Syrian rebels were using crude chemical weapons against Assad…

The explosion claimed the lives of Syrian Armed Forces soldiers who are apparently loyal to Assad, and the Syrian government was quick to demand an international investigation of the incident. These two facts would indicate that Assad’s forces were not behind the attack.

In addition, from what has been released of the physical and medical evidence, it seems that some of the injuries were caused by chlorine. While chlorine gas has been used in the past as a weapon, mainly in the First World War, the chemical arsenals of nations developing these weapons have for decades focused mainly on mustard gas and various types of nerve agents, which, had they been used last week, would have caused different symptoms that were not observed.

It appears that the target of the attack was a checkpoint manned by Syrian Armed Forces, which reinforces the theory that rebel forces, probably jihadists known to be operating around Aleppo, were behind it. A report by Britain’s Channel Four, based on Syrian military sources, claims that the weapon used in the attack may have been a missile carrying a warhead filled with chlorine mixed into a saline solution. The Syrian source also said that a factory that manufactures chlorine is located nearby.

In June, Turkish forces actually seized a large cylinder of sarin gas from Syrian rebels along the border between Turkey and Syria…
Russia has called on Turkey to share its findings in the case of Syrian rebels who were seized on the Turkish-Syrian border with a 2kg cylinder full of nerve gas sarin.

And there is lots of video evidence that rebels have been repeatedly using chemical weapons that were manufactured in Saudi Arabia during the Syrian civil war.  If you doubt this, just check out this article.

That brings us to the horrible chemical weapon attack which resulted in so many deaths that the United States is apparently so concerned about.

The U.S. claims that the Syrian rebels do not have the capacity for such at attack and that therefore it must have been the work of Syrian government forces, but those on the ground have discovered a whole host of evidence to the contrary.

For example, Dale Gavlak, a reporter that has worked for the AP, NPR and the BBC, has conducted numerous interviews with rebel fighters that openly admit that the chemical attack was carried out by rebel forces…Finish reading>>