UN human rights investigators say they have strong suspicions but not absolute proof that Syrian rebel forces have used the nerve gas sarin.
It follows interviews with victims and doctors in neighbouring countries.
"We collected some witness testimony that made to appear that some chemical weapons were used, in particular nerving (sic) gas and what appears to
our investigation (was) that that was used by the opponents, by the rebels," said Carla del Ponte, a member of the UN investigating team who has also
served as an international war crimes prosecutor.
The Geneva-based inquiry gave no details as to when or where the nerve gas may have been used.
It did not find evidence that government forces had resorted to chemical weapons.
The US has said it has "varying degrees of confidence" that Syria's government has used sarin on its people.
Both President al-Assad's forces and the rebels have accused each other of employing chemical weapons several times.
Sarin has no colour or smell and can be fatal even in small doses.
I believe it, the rebels using chemical weapons for the intent of making it look like the present Syrian government is using them. I am sure they
could have access to them from somewhere, possibly some country that would benefit from a regime change. One that just bombed Syria possibly.
This tactic has been used extensively through the history of the world.
edit on 6-5-2013 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)
Im sure now with the proposed 250 million from Kerry and the US, and the oil embargo reached with the EU and the rebels to begin shipment of oil from
the fields they have control over, they will have plenty of money to buy these weapons from the manufacturers.
We remember: "Moving or using large quantities of chemical weapons would cross a 'red line' and 'change my calculus,'
So Mr. Obama, Peace Noble Price owner will you send your troops to free Syrian from the rebels?
Well ! Well !
I remember "Bush III", I mean Pres. Obama, making some statements about a "red line" if Assad used chemical or bio weapons.
I wonder if the same could be applied to the rebels in that country. "what's good for the goose..." and all.
I would not expect the same threats for them, after all their "our guys"; even if they do include our "so-called" enemies.
It's too bad this countries leaders don't know how to obey international law nor the laws they pass.
edit on 6-5-2013 by teamcommander because: (no reason given)
I don't support any story coming for either side but I do believe Assad would use chemical weapons on his own people to secure his power. I'm sure
both sides would attempt such a horrible move to win in this awful conflict.
edit on 6-5-2013 by JDmOKI because: (no reason given)
I will post the same response that I did in that that thread...
"In my opinion this is a win/win situation for the West/NATO.
Plan A...fund and equip the so called "rebels" and hope they take down the Assad regime with out direct foreign intervention. If plan A fails, there
is always plan B.
Plan B...plan A didn't work out and the "rebels" they funded have been "hijacked" by extremists who for the most part are not even from Syria and
they end up using chemical weapons. This gives the West/NATO an excuse to intervene directly in Syria by first implementing a no fly zone then
eventually allowing foreign troops to enter Syria to stop the rebel extremists and overthrow Assad at the same time.
I believe that the West/NATO were planning on plan B to take place since the beginning...
Plan A was a trick.
Of course there is much more to this than plans A and B"
I'm leaning on the side that certain personalities will think of anything to get to the occupation of syria. They want another no-fly zone and the
want sanctions lifted off the Rebels. Its all in the master plan, hopefully Russia will flex.
SO...the rebels wildly supported by the western country's did it...
so we must expect that the rebels leaders will be brought up to the international court in the Hague..for using WMD weapons ?
if not the USA / Brittain /France and Israel will have Syrian blood on there hands
just filty dirty politic games they play
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We also had "documented proof" and witness testimony of the wmd's in Iraq, that also turned out to be israeli terrorist lies!
So, israel bombs Syria to goad Iran into a fight over imaginary wmd's in which the story is wholly fabricated by israeli terrorists.
When will the US figure out that we are simply cleaning the israeli laundry list???
I say israel has wmd's and has threatened to use them, they have also attacked the US numerous times, we should bomb them and see how fast there is
peace in the sand box!
I think that this could be a massive turning point. Ever since this conflict began, the mainstream propaganda have been apologists for the F.S.A. Now
we have a U.N. commissioner openly stating that may are using a banned W.M.D.s. Carla De Ponte is being a thorn in the side of the N.W.O. More may
B.T.W. It's refreshing to read a political thread where almost all is in agreement and the squabbling is absent.
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