From CNN affiliate, Gant Daily:
“The White House said Tuesday the Syrian regime and Russia are trying to “confuse the world community about who is responsible for using chemical weapons against the Syrian people in this and earlier attacks.”
Yes. Russia and Syria are trying to confuse the world with those damn, pesky FACTS! Facts like these:
From the U.N. report on Ghouta: Appendix 5, p. 18
“Limitations: Fragments and other possible evidence have clearly been handled/moved prior to the arrival of the investigation team.”
“Limitations: During the time spent at these locations, individuals arrived carrying other suspected munitions indicating that such potential evidence is being moved and possibly manipulated.”
Or how about, from a previous post :
“In Ghouta, the U.S. insisted the chemical weapons attacks were carried out by the regime, based on it’s own independent evidence? This same evidence was examined by Theodor Postol, a weapons expert at MIT (that’s right, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), who concluded that the rockets, “could not possibly have been fired at East Ghouta from the ‘heart’, or from the Eastern edge, of the Syrian government controlled area shown in the intelligence map published by the White House on August 30, 2013.”
Also, from Carla del Ponte, a member of the UN commission of inquiry, about Khan Al Assal in 2012:
“Testimony from victims of the conflict in Syria suggests rebels have used the nerve agent, sarin, a leading member of a UN commission of inquiry has said.”
“I was a little bit stupefied by the first indications we got… they were about the use of nerve gas by the opposition,” she said.”
Gee, this is so confusing. On the one hand, the U.S. government and media insist the Syrian government has used chemical weapons. On the other hand, NO EVIDENCE has EVER been presented that held up to any scrutiny at all, showing the Syrian government used chemical weapons. All the evidence cited by the U.S. government had been tampered with, or discounted by chemical weapons EXPERTS. Meanwhile, the only conclusion about chemical weapons use ever drawn by U.N. investigators pointed to rebels using it. But could they? Did they have the means? Well, apparently, yes.
“Earlier, several Turkish newspapers had reported that 12 people from Syria’s al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front who allegedly had been planning an attack inside Turkey and were in possession of 2 kg (4.5 pounds) of sarin, had been detained in Adana.”
From a Turkish newspaper, Hurriyet Daily News, citing an incident following the Adana events:
“Para-military police were forced to shoot out the tires of the vehicles to stop them, and three drivers jumped out and fled in the direction of Syria. One of them was arrested, the General Staff said, without specifying the nationality of the suspect. The haul of sulfur and the other unidentified substance will be examined by a team of army specialists, the statement said.
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN) units from the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency have been examining the seized material, noted the statement.”
Oh those pesky, pesky facts. Isn’t it just easier to ignore them and keep repeating the mantra, Syrian government….chemical weapons….Syrian government….chemical weapons….and anyway, isn’t it about time for another war? If one won’t conveniently present itself to us, isn’t it the U.S. government’s job to create one for us? After all, is it even possible to make America great again if we’re not slaughtering millions of innocent people halfway around the world in the process?