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Originally posted by The GUT
Originally posted by GArnold
P.S. there is no way the first video is from May. He is specifically talking about events from August and Sept.
Upload date says May 14, 2013. Are you talking about the statements made by the UN team member about Sarin in rebel hands? If so, the young man is talking about events similar to more recent ones.
Originally posted by GArnold
No in the first video he mentions the chemical weapons attack and how The UK tried to pin it on Syria. He says the UN weapons inspectors say "it is not the Syrians perhaps the rebels"... Unless there was another attack that the UN Investigated earlier this year that additionally the UK tried to pin on Assad.
Syrian rebels chemical weapons un united nations. 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 has said.
Syria accuses Israel of supporting 'terrorists' in wake of air strikes
Israeli soldiers stand on top of tanks in the Golan Heights, Israel, near the Syrian town of Kan Arnaby. Photo: EP
"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.
She stressed that the UN commission of inquiry on Syria, which she is a part of, had far from finished its investigation.
First reports of chemical weapons use
December 24, 2012: Syrian rebels stationed in the city of Homs first accused the government of using chemical weapons. The U.S. disputed the rebels' claims, saying the weapons used were instead nerve agents due to reports the gas created a strong odor and was inhaled heavily. An odorless gas, Sarin only needed to be inhaled in small amounts.
March 19, 2013: Both Syrian nationals and rebels reported chemical weapons were used against each other in the city of Aleppo. Neither side's accusations were verified.
On 23 April 2013, the New York Times reported that the British and French governments had sent a confidential letter to the United Nations Secretary General, claiming that there was evidence that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons in Aleppo, Homs, and perhaps Damascus. Israel also claimed that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons on 19 March near Aleppo and Damascus.
By 25 April the U.S. intelligence assessment was that the Assad government had likely used chemical weapons – specifically sarin gas. However, the White House announced that "much more" work had to be done to verify the intelligence assessments.
On 24 April, Syria had refused an investigation team from the UN from entering Syria, though Jeffrey Feltman, UN under-secretary for political affairs, said that a refusal would not prevent an inquiry from being carried out.
On 23 March 2013, Syrian government unusually requested the UN send inspectors to investigate, an incident in town of Khan al-Assal, as it said rebels had used chlorine-filled rockets. However, they later refused to extend UN investigation.
...According to UN diplomat Carla del Ponte, however, it appears that the recent chemical weapons attack, in April, was carried out by the Syrian rebels and not the regime, as it had been widely assumed.
Speaking to a Swiss television channel, del Ponte said that there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels had carried out the attack. She also said UN investigators had seen no evidence of the Syrian army using chemical weapons, but that further investigation was needed…
P. S. I find the one statement in the post above mine kinda funny, we ha a concrete suspicion, lol uh is it just me cus if it was concrete it would no longer be a suspicion lol... Sorry just found that frigging hilarious.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
There is nothing reluctant about Obama going in. Hes not being pushed, he's the one pushing a nation off to war.