UN Official, Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Nerve Gas, Not Assad’s Army

Paul Ebeling
Live Trading News

Testimony from victims now 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 UN diplomat said Monday.

Carla del Ponte, a member of the UN 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 President 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 (CW), according to the BBC, she added that more investigation was needed.

Damascus is facing growing Western accusations that its forces used such weapons, which US President Obama has described as crossing a Red Line. But Ms. del Ponte’s remarks may serve to shift the focus of international concern…


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Related: Military strikes on Syria “as early as Thursday,” U.S. officials say  NBC News.


Russia and China step up their warnings over a strike on Syria  BBC News.



CAJ note: Aren’t the “rebels” the side Obama is funding with your tax dollars?


Update: Syria: The questions that must be answered before any aggression Pravda


At Trending Central:

The BBC (Biased Broadcasting Corporation) is at it again, with its use of dodgy guests who instinctively blame, guess who, for the state of affairs in Syria. Come on… guess!


Non-UK readers may have to read this to understand that article.



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