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reply to post by seabag
So do you take the US evidence where is that? and no use of Ytube Videos they can be faked, UN has the info and the report it does not say whom did it.
reply to post by grey580
I can think of a lot of ways why Russia wants to back Assad, for one Stability, Two they know if he falls there will be no security , and the US will be the ones making the power play
reply to post by xuenchen
Could it have been McCain , that whispered in someones ear "you do this , it will be to your best interest , we will come in and in force you will win Assad will lose" just saying
For Russia there are a myriad of reasons to support Assad, here are a few:
A. Economic, they sell them weapons and technology. Very lucrative business for Russia and helped get them through lean times. Also economic is Russia has become a very wealthy oil and gas cartel themselves and have vast reserves and European pipeline. This is one of biggest reasons for them, they do not want to see a pipeline through Syria where competing oil and gas can flow. Huge for them.
Open Joint Stock Company Gazprom (Открытое Акционерное Общество «Газпром», OAO Gazprom Russian: ОАО «Газпром», IPA: [ɡɐsˈprom]) is the largest extractor of natural gas and one of the largest companies in the world.
He was rightly elected, why shouldn't he stay, you've been lied to by the Zionist media.
I have been suspecting this form the star , not that I ma an Assad backer nor one that believes he should stay but it odes make sense to me that the rebels would be behind the Chemical attack
news.yahoo.com... from the linkOne has to see both sides of the Coin to see the full picture.
Syria gives Russia 'evidence' rebels behind chem attack
Firefighters try to put out a fire at the site of an explosion on the Syrian border crossing of Bab al-Hawa.
Damascus and key ally Moscow joined forces on Wednesday in a bid to thwart plans for a Western-backed UN resolution on Syria's chemical weapons that allows the use of force.
The United States, meanwhile, said it will maintain the threat of force in case Syria's regime fails to abide by an agreement to relinquish control of its chemical weapons.
Russia came out swinging, saying Damascus had handed over new evidence implicating the rebels in an August 21 sarin gas attack near the capital that killed hundreds, while slamming a UN report into the incident as "biased."
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reply to post by ATSWATCHER
I take it you haven't seen my other thread on Syria, lost of links from all news sources, not just as you say Zionist media
Watch at your own discretion.
Methodology – Selecting and Obtaining the Videos: Each of these 13 videos explicitly claim to show victims of a chemical or poison gas attack. At the request of Chairman Feinstein, these videos were selected by the IC to depict a representative range of YouTube content posted regarding the reported 21 August chemical weapons (CW) attacks in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria. All of the videos were posted on YouTube by pro-Syrian opposition users. With one exception, all 13 videos were posted by a pro-opposition Internet news channel that consistently posts user-created videos concerning the Syrian conflict. The news channel does not primarily generate content, but instead re-posts content originally posted by others.
These videos were shown to the Intelligence Committee on Thursday, September 5.
i will add the link, back with link news.yahoo.com...
Moscow came out swinging, saying Damascus had delivered new proof implicating rebels in an August 21 sarin gas attack near the capital that killed hundreds, while slamming a UN report into the incident.
Ten-year-old Issa carries a mortar shell in a weapons factory of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo, on Sept. 7. Issa works with his father in the factory for ten hours every day except Fridays.
but this does not clear Assad from the order to use them: from the same link
Brig Gen Saket said the regime wanted to "annihilate" the opposition using any means, and said he received his first orders to use chemical weapons in October last year. On three occasions, he said, he was told to use a mixture of phosgene and two other chlorine-based agents against civilian targets in Sheikh Masqeen, Herak, and Busra, all rebel-held districts. However, he replaced the canisters containing the chemicals with ones containing water mixed with dilute bleach which would give off a similar chlorine smell, he said.
"In this way I saved hundreds of lives of children and others." After the third occasion, in January, his bosses became suspicious at the lack of deaths, and he fled to Jordan. Brig Gen Saket believes chemical weapons have been used 34 times, rather than the 14 occasions cited by international intelligence agencies. But he agrees with a variety of assessments that differing substances and concentrations are used, which would account for the varying death rates, with some attacks killing very few, or none.
it seems Assad might have used them after all.
Brig Gen Saket says he was ordered three times to use chemical weapons against his own people, but could not. He insists that all such orders had to come from the top - President Assad himself - despite insistent denials by the regime that it has never used chemical weapons.
He also claims to have his own intelligence that the Syrian president is evading the terms of a Russian-brokered deal to destroy the chemical weapons by transferring some of the stocks to his allies; Hizbollah, in Lebanon, and Iran. Brig Gen Saket spoke to The Sunday Telegraph, his first interview with a Western newspaper, as Assad confirmed for the first time what he, and much of the rest of the world already knew, that the regime has a huge arsenal of chemical weapons, and the delivery systems to go with them. It was an extraordinary and unexpected outcome of the wrangling between the US and Russia which followed the attack on a Damascus suburb a month ago.