Skip to comments.Syria accuses rebels of firing chemical weapon (and where did they get them?)
Posted on 03/19/2013 3:26:38 AM PDT by tobyhill
Syria's state media say rebels have fired a chemical weapon in the north of the country, killing 15 people.
The report by the official SANA news agency marks the first time the government has accused fighters seeking to topple President Bashar Assad of using chemical weapons.
It says "terrorists" fired a rocket "containing chemical materials" into the Khan al-Assal area in the northern province of Aleppo on Tuesday.
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The first rule of thumb in politics and in the Middle East is that no one is telling the truth. Even when someone admits to lying, they may be lying about that. Rebels in possession of chemical weapons? Really? Do I believe that Assad would attack friendly civilians or his own troops with chemical weapons and then blame it on the the rebels? Yes. Do I believe that one element of the rebels would attack a rival element with chemical weapons and then point the blame at Assad’s troops? Yes.
I believe they got them from Iraq.
THere’s no need for any exotic explanations for chemical weapons in Syria - the Syrians have had a gigantic indigenous chemical weapons production capability, and huge stockpile, since the 1970s.
I'll take $200 and say "What is the Bekka Valley and who is Saddam Hussein?"
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