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SYRIAN rebels have made use of the deadly nerve agent sarin in their war-torn country's conflict, UN human rights investigator Carla del Ponte says.
"According to the testimonies we have gathered, the rebels have used chemical weapons, making use of sarin gas," del Ponte, a former war crimes prosecutor, said in an interview with Swiss radio late on Sunday.
"We still have to deepen our investigation, verify and confirm (the findings) through new witness testimony, but according to what we have established so far, it is at the moment opponents of the regime who are using sarin gas," she added.
Exclusive: Despite the Obama administration’s supposedly “high confidence” regarding Syrian government guilt over the Aug. 21 chemical attack near Damascus, a dozen former U.S. military and intelligence officials are telling President Obama that they are picking up information that undercuts the Official Story.
There is a growing body of evidence from numerous sources in the Middle East, mostly affiliated with the Syrian opposition and its supporters, providing a strong circumstantial case that the August 21 chemical incident was a pre-planned provocation by the Syrian opposition and its Saudi and Turkish supporters. The aim is reported to have been to create the kind of incident that would bring the United States into the war.
According to some reports, canisters containing chemical agent were brought into a suburb of Damascus, where they were then opened. Some people in the immediate vicinity died; others were injured.
We are unaware of any reliable evidence that a Syrian military rocket capable of carrying a chemical agent was fired into the area. In fact, we are aware of no reliable physical evidence to support the claim that this was a result of a strike by a Syrian military unit with expertise in chemical weapons.
In addition, we have learned that on August 13-14, 2013, Western-sponsored opposition forces in Turkey started advance preparations for a major, irregular military surge. Initial meetings between senior opposition military commanders and Qatari, Turkish and U.S. intelligence officials took place at the converted Turkish military garrison in Antakya, Hatay Province, now used as the command center and headquarters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and their foreign sponsors.
Senior opposition commanders who came from Istanbul pre-briefed the regional commanders on an imminent escalation in the fighting due to “a war-changing development,” which, in turn, would lead to a U.S.-led bombing of Syria.
At operations coordinating meetings at Antakya, attended by senior Turkish, Qatari and U.S. intelligence officials as well as senior commanders of the Syrian opposition, the Syrians were told that the bombing would start in a few days. Opposition leaders were ordered to prepare their forces quickly to exploit the U.S. bombing, march into Damascus, and remove the Bashar al-Assad government
The Qatari and Turkish intelligence officials assured the Syrian regional commanders that they would be provided with plenty of weapons for the coming offensive. And they were. A weapons distribution operation unprecedented in scope began in all opposition camps on August 21-23. The weapons were distributed from storehouses controlled by Qatari and Turkish intelligence under the tight supervision of U.S. intelligence officers.
originally posted by: carewemust
Here are photos of "deep state" operatives with Osama Bin Laden.
Makes you wonder if they are truly pro-America, doesn't it?
Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has commented regarding the picture during a TV show.
“Recall these fantastic, mind-boggling photographs of how Bin Laden was hosted in the White House ,” she said.
However, the latest media reports indicate that the picture is fake and Bin Laden has been superimposed on a photo of Mrs Clinton meeting musician Shubhashish Mukherjee at an event in 2004.
At the time, President George W Bush was in the White House and Hillary Clinton was a New York senator, according to BBC.
originally posted by: purplemer
a reply to: DigginFoTroof
originally posted by: DJW001
When was public opinion in favor of Assad? Once you have butchered countless civilians, it doesn't matter how many more you kill. Turns out, Putin is on a "the West is staging false flags to incriminate Russia" jag. Why not have his puppet stage a false flag false flag? It even gives his dupes an occasion to blame "the Deep State."
originally posted by: madenusa
they train and arm rebels.
They put their people on the ground while saying that they haven’t got any people on the ground.
Then they get the rebels (mercenaries) to attack the regime of Assad At this point no-one says a word – no government reaction, no media reaction. Then, the Assad regime will respond to that attack, at which point trigger everybody – microphones everywhere.
Media, off you go....“He’s killing his own people!” We (NATO) have to go in, to protect the people from violence. And they bomb the crap out of the place, slaughter masses of people, destroy cities.
What we’re looking at here is not protecting civilians, just as it never was protecting civilians in Libya, but is an effort to make sure this so-called rebellion removes the Assad regime so that another country goes on the list.
Control the oil and the semi-independent banking system.
CIA/black budget/deep state operation (pick your flavor)
We dont not have much language to talk about the deep state. The deep state is not just one country (USA) it is a transnational body with tentilces reaching out across the western world. Ask yourself where the head it and no its not the USA. What country is the USA politically submissive too.