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It also raises the question why a “doctor” in a hospital full of victims of sarin gas has the time to tweet and make video calls.
Shajul Islam was arrested and charged with kidnapping two journalists in 2012
Islam may have held the key to the then unknown identity of Jihadi John, who was later unmasked as Mohammed Emwazi.
originally posted by: texasgirl
Coleen Rowley, a former FBI agent, and 14 others sent a memorandum to SOS John Kerry back in 2013 stating their doubts Assad was behind the chemical attack that killed 1300 Syrians. These include former CIA members, NSA, National Intelligence Council, former UN weapons inspector who helped put it together. They believe Turkey is behind the attack and wants to remove Assad. This memorandum was also addressed to Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov.
It's an article from Veterans Today but I still think it's worth a read. I'm finding it doubtful that Assad was behind this recent attack, also. What better way to destroy Trump's friendliness toward Russia?
On 10 July 2000, Assad was elected as President, succeeding his father, who died in office a month prior. In the 2000 and subsequent 2007 election, he received 99.7% and 97.6% support, respectively, in referendums on his leadership.
On 16 July 2014, Assad was sworn in for another seven-year term after taking 88.7% of votes in the first contested presidential election in Ba'athist Syria's history.
originally posted by: oddnutz
a reply to: dragonridr
do you mean these containers?
Do you honestly believe the Russians would film chemical weapons containers after Assad denied he was responsible for the gas attack?
a reply to: dragonridr
You do realize he admits they are chemical weapons storage containers dont you? His claim is they are old or used all ready.
In social networks, people said that these containers were used for chemical weapons.
They said they were at the Shayrat airbase.
And that's why the US military struck this airfield.
But in fact, these containers have nothing to do with chemical warfare agents.
These are bomb containers for different aviation equipment, and are used for both ammunition, and other good and equipment.
They also have a marking "BFK AO".
These are containers for fragmentation ammunition.
It's strange to imagine that they were a target for the American missiles, especially since the nearby hangar was destroyed by a Tomahawk missile.
In general, these blocks are transported in containers, eight pieces in each.
They are attached to pylons of aircraft and helicopters.
In this case, any canister or barrel can be called "a tank for chemical warfare agents."
But it's clear that the blocks are old, and many are damaged.
Members of our group were next to them not using and means of protection.