Skip to comments.Bunny snuff: Syrian rebels have chemical weapons too
Posted on 12/09/2012 4:31:44 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
According to a video reportedly posted by the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian rebels have their own chemical weapons to match Bashar Al-Assads and you get to watch two rabbits die to prove it.
This link is to the video posted at YouTube. But Breitbart has helpfully loaded the video to its post on the topic today, so you dont have to sign in at YouTube to watch it. Warning: graphic content.
After apparently setting off the chemical agent in a glass box containing the hapless rabbits, the speaker in the video issues this warning (translation cited at Breitbart):
You saw what happened? This will be your fate, you infidel Alawites, I swear by ALLAH to make you die like these rabbits, one minute only after you inhale the gas.
Breitbart speculates that the chemical used on the rabbits is a nerve gas, due to its observable effects. Thats a good guess. The close-ups early in the video, of potassium chlorate and sodium nitrite containers, show explosive agents that could be used to disperse the toxic chemical. This latter is actually interesting, as it seems to suggest that the rebels or their terrorist compadres have the capability to build their own chemical weapons.
They may not have to do that, however. In the back-and-forth battles across Syria over the last year, its not impossible that the rebels have gotten hold of weapons from Assads own stash. They could also have weapons from Saddams Iraq that didnt go to Syria before the 2003 invasion, but were taken by terrorists afterward, on an opportune basis. (In the immediate aftermath of the invasion, there were numerous reports of chemical agents and weapons turning up fields and barns around central Iraq. The likelihood of these items getting directly into terrorist hands is high.)
Its no apology for Assad, whose brutality is well-known, to observe that the Syrian rebels have had connections with terrorists from the beginning. According to CNN this week, the State Department is planning to designate the Al-Nusra Front, a radical Islamist group associated with the Free Syrian Army, as a foreign terrorist organization. Al-Nusra was responsible for a spate of attacks in Aleppo in October that killed dozens of civilians.
But Al-Nusras contribution goes well beyond that. Daniel Greenfield points out at FrontPage that the Free Syrian Army relies heavily on Al-Nusra, and a lot of FSA victories have really been Al-Nusra victories.
Meanwhile, however, the new opposition coalition fighting for Syria, whose unity was solidified in mid-November, isnt much of a step forward. Its leader is Moaz al-Khatib, a Muslim Brotherhood member with a history of anti-Semitic, anti-Western statements, who has castigated as revisionists fellow Muslims (like Alawites) whose beliefs differ on the margins, and who believes that the bombing of Israelis is evidence of Gods justice. Al-Khatib admires Yusuf al-Qaradawi, spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, who encourages Muslim nations to acquire nuclear weapons and terrorize their enemies. Western media naturally refer to al-Khatib as a moderate.
With Al-Nusra and the new opposition coalition duking it out for Syria against Iran and Assad, Greenfield puts it this way: Syria is coming down to a race between the Iranian allied Syrian government, the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda.
Thats, er, a comforting thought and one the Russians had a long time ago. There is no such option as leaving the Syrians to their own devices. There is only leaving them to the Muslim Brotherhood, to a cadre of Salafi terrorists, or to the brutal ministrations of Iran and Assad. At least we can probably count on the Muslims Brotherhood to refrain from making bunny-snuff videos.
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Muslims are the only people on the planet who praise thier God while they murder.
After ten minutes of nothing being played I left the Breitbart site.
That stuff will be used on Americans sooner or later, and this potus does not care. We should be carpet bombing both sides in that hellhole.
Worked for me...and I run Linux....wonder what the trouble is....
I won’t watch, some of my best friends are rabbits.
Watched it last night. And anyone who still thinks that Iraq didn’t have this kind of stuff is a media brainwashed idiot. This stuff has no business being on the planet, let alone in the hands of these crazies. Just sick. Just SICK.
I wish I could force all of the hippies,occupiers, Hollywood, lefties, and every anti-everything Bush ever did - morons, to watch this.
I couldn’t make out the language on the labels, evn though part of it was English. Can anyone determine an origin?
The narrative describes some of the material shown.
Assads forces hammered rebel units on the outskirts of Damascus as they tried to drive back opposition fighters rebels seeking to advance toward the embattled leaders seat of power. Rebels have made a series of advances in recent weeks, partly due to help from radicals such as Jabhat al-Nusra, a group linked to Al Qaeda in Iraq which has been excluded from a newly-formed rebel military command.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Jabhat al-Nusra, w hich has called for the creation of an Islamic state in Syria, had participated in capturing the command centre of the armys 111th regiment in the north of the country. It said around five soldiers were captured, while the commanding officer and some 140 of his men fled to another army site nearby.
So the group that just took over that base and Chlorine Gas factory, has been excluded from the new rebel military command. That is not good. They are on their own apparently.
Unlikely that this is nerve gas. None of the chemicals in the bottles would be used in organophosphate nerve agent synthesis. The guy simply was not wearing the correct protective gear for nerve gas ( a charcoal dust filter from 3M). He mixed two chemicals together in a flask and it generated a gas that fairly quickly killed the rabbits.
The glass aquarium was not sealed very well, there was a simple sheet of glass on top. If he’d used sarin or tabun he’d be at considerable risk. Note that he had an open beaker of some stuff with a flame under it, if that was Part A of a binary nerve gas it would be pretty dangerous.
Two likely possibilities are cyanide or hydrogen sulphide. Easy to make and would kill the rabbits quickly, then deliver a stern warning. People will assume it’s nerve gas because that’s pretty scary.
A very effective propaganda video but do not assume that this represented a deployable chemical weapon.
Thanks for the info.....definitely a fearful video ....as they intended.
Glad it worked for you,....that chanting was ....hair raising.
Your are correct sir. Most likely cyanide witness the dark color of the reaction in the erlenmyer flask. Cyanide mixed with an acid base to vaporize it. Another key is it was heavier than air. It slowly slowly bubbled out of the flask filling the bottom of the aquarium. Sarin in weaponized form is clear and very light. It would not have been contained by the aquarium. The other giveaway is as you noticed his “3m” filter mask. That would not stop sarin. He also had exposed skin and no source of oxygen to breathe. If it had been something virulent like VX he would have been dead before he put the flask down. I still say we nuke em for torturing the bunnies!