UN says Syrian rebels may have been behind chem weapons attack, former Bush official says it's Israel
The United Nations says that it has testimony that contradicts earlier reports that the Assad regime
used chemical weapons against Syrian civilians. According to the UN, the Syrian rebels
were the ones who introduced the chemical weapons (Hat Tip: Memeorandum
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.
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
"This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities," she added, speaking in Italian.
Ponte, a former Swiss attorney-general who also served as prosecutor of
the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, gave no
details as to when or where sarin may have been used.
Geneva-based inquiry into war crimes and other human rights violations
is separate from an investigation of the alleged use of chemical weapons
in Syria instigated by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, which has
Meanwhile, Colin Powell's former chief of staff, Lawrence Wilkerson, blames the Joooz
, claiming that Israel used chemical weapons as a false flag operation to implicate the Assad regime.
"We don’t know what the chain of custody is. This could’ve been an
Israeli false flag operation, it could’ve been an opposition in Syria...
or it could’ve been an actual use by Bashar Assad.
But we certainly
don’t know with the evidence we’ve been given. And what I’m hearing from
the intelligence community is that that evidence is really flakey,"
retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell's former chief of staff,
told Cenk Uygur in an interview with Current TV.
Given this "flimsy evidence," Wilkerson doesn't believe a red line
has been crossed in Syria, and that the US should not base its
intervention in the war-torn country based on such evidence.
criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu harshly, saying there is a
"geostratigically, geopolitical inept regime in Tel Aviv right now."
I guess all the anti-Semites are going to come crawling out of the woodwork now. Muslims murder Muslims, so of course the Joooz are to blame. Maybe Colon Bowel himself will say the same thing soon. It's in line with some of his other recent pronouncements
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