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Eyewitness evidence proves poisonous gas was used near Damascus by paramilitaries (May incident)
Itar-Tass ^ | 8-28-13 | Tass

Posted on 08/28/2013 7:53:20 AM PDT by tcrlaf

CAIRO, August 28 (Itar-Tass) - Evidence provided by eyewitnesses and people who suffered from a poisonous gas attack in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus obviously points to the fact that the neuro-paralytic gas sarin was used there by the paramilitaries of Syria’s irreconcilable opposition, Carla del Ponte, the former chief prosecutor of UN international criminal tribunals said in an interview with Swiss television Wednesday.

Her words were cited by Surya al-Aan news portal.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911truthers; carladelponte; gas; inspectors; iran; littlebrotherdidit; maheralassad; randsconcerntrolls; russia; syria; thebrotherdidit; waronterror
This is from TASS, so it's fairly safe to assume this is going to be the official Russian position.

Obama is playing a VERY dangerous game to help his Brotherhood buddies....

1 posted on 08/28/2013 7:53:20 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

So the rebels are the ones who did it?


2 posted on 08/28/2013 7:56:14 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

So the rebels are the ones who did it?


According to the UN’s Carla del Ponte, the rebels did it


3 posted on 08/28/2013 7:57:55 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rawhide

So the rebels are the ones who did it?

Of course. The Obamadork/muslim/cretin only supports those holding the same slimy ideas.

Face it, folks, our dork-O-dent supports the muslim brotherhood.


4 posted on 08/28/2013 7:58:46 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: rawhide

Yeah, but they were only following Valerie Jarret’s orders.


5 posted on 08/28/2013 7:59:07 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: tcrlaf

Obama is playing with the lives of our military men and women to “CYA”!!! What a low life, America hater, Obama is!!! As he telegraphs every move to his Musl9m Brotherhood beloved brethrn...he put ours military in harm’s way by letting our enemies know the game plan of attack. He should be promptly impeached!!!


6 posted on 08/28/2013 8:00:01 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: tcrlaf

It’s also quite possibly true: Japanese investigators with no axe to grind in the Balkans concluded that the shelling of the Sarajevo market, which NATO used as a pretext for intervening on behalf of the Sunni Muslim Bosniaks, was actually carried out by the Bosniaks, not the Serbs.

The circumstances of the attack in the Damascus suburbs make no military sense if one believes that the Ba’athist government carried it out, but for the Sunni insurgents to contrive a Sarajevo market type incident to prompt Western military intervention makes perfect sense. Cui bono? is always the first question to ask, but either no one in the White House or Number 10 has the wit to ask it, or the fools have been looking for an excuse to poke the hornets’ nest and won’t take no for an answer.


7 posted on 08/28/2013 8:03:07 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: tcrlaf

Careful. While the U.N. inspector DID say that, I believe it referenced the gas attacks in March and April and not the one that just happened. Need to be careful this isn’t being recycled.


8 posted on 08/28/2013 8:03:25 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

And worse yet, he will never make a decision that is the opposite of what their goals are. Of course the rebels used chemical weapons - mainly because they know that odumbo will not accuse them of it - even if there were pictures. Anything to advance the muslim effort.


9 posted on 08/28/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: rdcbn

Evidence: Syria gas attack work of U.S. allies
Contrary evidence arises as U.S. considers punishing Assad regime

 
http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/video-shows-rebels-launching-gas-attack-in-syria/print/


10 posted on 08/28/2013 8:04:26 AM PDT by dvan (Send Them Home!)
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To: tcrlaf

i kinda figgered it was the rebels - islamist will commit whatever atrocities they need to further their cause - green helmet dude come to mind


11 posted on 08/28/2013 8:05:07 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I'll surrender my guns alright - bullets first)
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To: tcrlaf
Gulf of Tonkin redux?
12 posted on 08/28/2013 8:05:30 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: The_Reader_David

It’s also quite possibly true: Japanese investigators with no axe to grind in the Balkans concluded that the shelling of the Sarajevo market, which NATO used as a pretext for intervening on behalf of the Sunni Muslim Bosniaks, was actually carried out by the Bosniaks, not the Serbs.


IOW, it’s their MO.


13 posted on 08/28/2013 8:05:33 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cincinnati65

We have absolutely no business in syria regardless of who uses gas.


14 posted on 08/28/2013 8:07:41 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: tcrlaf
Obama is playing a VERY dangerous game to help his Brotherhood buddies....

If there's any chance events will play out to America's harm, President You Didn't Build That is in favor of it. Marxists are never hard to predict.

15 posted on 08/28/2013 8:07:58 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: cincinnati65

I think she is clearly referring to this attack.

The Government was WINNING, the Radical Muslims from outside Syria have turned public opinion largely against them, so why would they suddenly resort to gas, knowing the reaction it would bring?

On the other hand, the AQ types have no qualms at all killing civilians to advance the cause.


16 posted on 08/28/2013 8:08:03 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

Now we don’t know which self serving liar to believe.

But Obama did get his lies in first so he should probably get extra points for promptness.


17 posted on 08/28/2013 8:11:49 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria (and Eric Holder))
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To: rdcbn; rawhide

If the rebels were the ones who did it, this brings up a few TROUBLING questions:

1) Did they develop the Chemical weapons themselves, or were they GIVEN these WMD’s.

2) If the latter ( i.e., they were given ), WHO/WHERE was the source from?

3) If they can use it in Syria, what’s to stop them from giving it to terrorists who CAN and WILL use it in the West ( and here in the USA )?


18 posted on 08/28/2013 8:12:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: tcrlaf

“The President has No Authority to Unilaterally Attack Iran, If He Does… I Will Move to Impeach.” Joe Biden

Watch video here:

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/the-president-has-no-authority-to-unilaterally-attack-iran-if-he-does-i-will-move-to-impeach-joe-biden/

Don’t worry. This has no relevance now. This was when Bush was in power.


19 posted on 08/28/2013 8:12:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: tcrlaf

Remember the Maine!


20 posted on 08/28/2013 8:15:01 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: SeekAndFind
( and here in the USA )?

Maybe as part of providing said chemicals, reassurances were given to NOT use them in the USA.

Let's see... who might negotiate such a codicil to the chemical provision aggreement?

21 posted on 08/28/2013 8:15:46 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: tcrlaf

So the rebels who are radical muslims used sarin gas on the Syrians. Both groups happen to hate the US.

Which group is obama supporting again?


22 posted on 08/28/2013 8:17:13 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: C210N
Maybe as part of providing said chemicals, reassurances were given to NOT use them in the USA.

And who'd be dumb enough to think they can negotiate with terrorists?

23 posted on 08/28/2013 8:22:34 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic
And who'd be dumb enough to think they can negotiate with terrorists?

That's easy: Fellow terrorists.

24 posted on 08/28/2013 8:23:52 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: tcrlaf

UH oh...that doesn’t fit Obama’s narrative. It may be reported by Tass, but the content is still quite interesting.


25 posted on 08/28/2013 8:26:30 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: cincinnati65

Your point about the news being recycled is valid. However, the TASS report has today’s date on it.


26 posted on 08/28/2013 8:27:42 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: tcrlaf
But Obama does have strong motivation to jump into the conflict.


27 posted on 08/28/2013 8:31:51 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria (and Eric Holder))
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To: tcrlaf
Here's link to the BBC story from 5/6/13 with very similar language to the TASS report. Again, looks recycled to me, but everyone can judge for themselves.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22424188

28 posted on 08/28/2013 8:34:13 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

” islamist will commit whatever atrocities they need to further their cause”

The same could be said about Democrats.


29 posted on 08/28/2013 8:52:54 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: cincinnati65

There are other reports out of London with the same info on del Ponte,,and its about the current attack,,,complete with Jay Carney denials at the end...

http://en.harakahdaily.net/index.php/berita-utama/world/7764-un-commissioner-says-evidence-syria-rebels-may-have-used-sarin.html


30 posted on 08/28/2013 8:54:25 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: SeekAndFind

Excellent questions. The MSM will not ask.


31 posted on 08/28/2013 9:00:35 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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To: austinaero
Quote from 5/6 BBC article: "‘Our investigators have been in neighbouring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals, and there are strong, concrete suspicions, but not yet incontrovertible proof, of the use of sarin gas,’ said Del Ponte in an interview with Swiss-Italian television."

Quote from Harakah 8/28 article: Our investigators have been in neighbouring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated,” Ms Del Ponte said in an interview broadcast on Swiss-Italian television on Sunday.

Again, you judge.

32 posted on 08/28/2013 9:02:08 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: SeekAndFind
another troubling set of questions:

obama has already leaked what he plans to do
2-3 days of air or missile strikes
no regime change
no boots on the ground

#1 gives whoever is on the targets a chance to move everything or beef up defenses
#2 whut? then what is the end game that justifies this attack? kinda expensive and really really WW3 risky to use the US Navy to spank Assad's monkeys
#3 if all we gonna do is go in and break stuff from 200 miles offshore and 35K feet, then (without boots n the ground) how we gonna make sure we broke it so bad the govt doesn't just fix it again or our allies the terrorists don't go help themselves to what is now left open and undefended? If the mission is even logical, such as to destroy WMD, then boots on the ground is a vital part of securing the sites and finishing the job

33 posted on 08/28/2013 9:06:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: austinaero

amen


34 posted on 08/28/2013 9:36:28 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I'll surrender my guns alright - bullets first)
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