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Russia: Syrian Rebels Made, Used Sarin Nerve Gas
AP via Yahoo News ^ | July 9, 2013 | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN and EDITH M. LEDERER

Posted on 07/09/2013 1:34:25 PM PDT by lbryce

Edited on 07/09/2013 1:57:59 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Russia's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that Russian experts determined that Syrian rebels made sarin nerve gas and used it in a deadly chemical weapon attack outside Aleppo in March.

Ambassador Vitaly Churkin blamed opposition fighters for the March 19 attack in the government-controlled Aleppo suburb of Khan al-Assal, which he said killed 26 people, including 16 military personnel, and injured 86 others.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; nervegas; rebels; russia; sarin; syria; waronterror
Russia would love nothing better than to impugn the rebels in a manner that would result in waning support for their efforts in overthrowing Assad. Creating a scenario in which it was claimed the rebels using nerve gas would be the perfect approach towards achieving such an objective.

Everything Churkin has said regarding the authenticity of the nerve gas allegedly used is qualified in some way that has them being able to claim it was nerve gas without it being nerve gas used conventionally.

*The samples taken from impact site was analyzed in Russian lab certified by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (as if it really means anything)
*Admits it wasn't a military standard weapon.
*He said the samples indicated the sarin and the projectile were produced in makeshift "cottage industry".

The claim by the Russians that the rebels are using gas seems not to meet the necessary standards for credibility, outright, irrefutable proof.

1 posted on 07/09/2013 1:34:25 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

So we are reduced to determining who is a bigger liar: Putin or Obama.


2 posted on 07/09/2013 1:36:11 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Well, that is no contest at all;^)


3 posted on 07/09/2013 1:39:45 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: seeker41

Syria should immediately step up their chemical weapons attacks against the rebel forces. And whether are done there, might I suggest that they turn them on Hezbollah.


4 posted on 07/09/2013 1:42:30 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

What a sad day, I believe Putin over Obama.


5 posted on 07/09/2013 1:45:43 PM PDT by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: lbryce

No Vlad, somebody got their hands on the stuff you left behind.


6 posted on 07/09/2013 1:46:11 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: lbryce

Don’t tell Obastard. He has already made up his story and he is sticking to it.


7 posted on 07/09/2013 1:47:30 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: lbryce

Syrian Rebels Made, Used Sarin Nerve Gas

Well, that settles it. We need to provide weapons to the forces fighting against Syrian Rebels. Right, Senator Juan?


8 posted on 07/09/2013 1:49:07 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: Mr. Jeeves

What would the Syrian government gain by using nerve gas? The rebels use it, blame the government, and the US uses it as an excuse to support terrorists.


9 posted on 07/09/2013 1:49:54 PM PDT by grania
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To: G Larry

Unless Barry Hussein sent the bad guys a “cookbook” on how to make the stuff. I wouldn’t put it past him.


10 posted on 07/09/2013 1:50:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Sounds like a plan to me..


11 posted on 07/09/2013 1:51:39 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: grania

Exactly. It would make no sense for the government to use gas on their own people. Assad would know for sure that it would tick off many countries.


12 posted on 07/09/2013 2:02:28 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Mr. Jeeves

obama is of satan and the truth has never passed his lips.

LLS


13 posted on 07/09/2013 2:03:10 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: lbryce

In the words of Killary Clinton—what difference does it make anyway?


14 posted on 07/09/2013 2:08:31 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: WKUHilltopper

It does, very much so, if it’s your a** that’s gonna get different.


15 posted on 07/09/2013 2:12:36 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheimer at Trinity NM)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

So we are reduced to determining who is a bigger liar: Putin or Obama.
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No contest at all. Obama is the greatest liar of all time. He is a liar nonpareil, the likes of which we may never see again in history.

He has far surpassed both Bill and Hilary Clinton, both world class liars and renouned prevaricators.

Obama is the Oracle of Obfuscation.


16 posted on 07/09/2013 2:54:19 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: lbryce
On what basis do you believe al Qaeda (rebels)
and Obama over anyone or anything?????


17 posted on 07/09/2013 2:56:10 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: WKUHilltopper

“In the words of Killary Clinton—what difference does it make anyway?”

Killary Clinton is an excellent example of word smithing.


18 posted on 07/09/2013 4:25:37 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: G Larry

>>>No Vlad, somebody got their hands on the stuff you left behind.<<<

Too many talks about it. The reality is that a person who is able to build and run a meth lab is about as capable to run sarin production. It is that easy in terms of technology. You only have to be more cautious considering a lethality of your product and also own a set of gas treating equipment.


19 posted on 07/09/2013 5:44:48 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: lbryce

By the same token, the Syrian opposition wants to impugn the Syrian government. If a group of radicals felt it was Allah’s will to sacrifice a few human beings to homemade sarin gas for strategic advantage, they would do so without hesitation, IMO.


20 posted on 07/09/2013 7:21:04 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: lbryce

Whom to believe —an ex-KGB guy, or Harvard Law guy...?

POOTY-POOT for me...!

Sorry..!


21 posted on 07/10/2013 2:15:39 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: lbryce
The claim by the Russians that the rebels are using gas seems not to meet the necessary standards for credibility, outright, irrefutable proof.

Hate to break it you, but I'm with Putin. The barbarians eat the entrails of their prisoners. A little sarin scattered amongst their own people means nothing to them. They all go to allah and open the door for their relatives to enter paradise, remember?

22 posted on 07/10/2013 6:50:57 PM PDT by Fred Nerks ( fair dinkum!)
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