Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Back in June, Syrian jihadists caught redhanded with Sarin gas
ATLAS SHRUGS ^ | Sept 3, 2013 | Pamela Geller

Posted on 09/04/2013 1:40:45 PM PDT by Syncro

Back in June, Syrian jihadists caught redhanded with Sarin gas

And yes it was sarin gas used in chemical attack in Syria.
Russia asks Turkey for info on sarin terrorists Turkish Weekly,  6 June 2013, (thanks to Bev Perlson)

Russia has called on Turkey to share its findings in the case of Syrian rebels who were seized on the Turkish-Syrian border with a 2kg cylinder full of nerve gas sarin.

Russia’s top foreign official Sergei Lavrov tolday said the Kremlin wanted to get clear on the issue of chemical weapons used in Syria, since the allegation had taken on the role of a trading card in the conflict, becoming a focus of constant provocations.

“I do not rule out that some force may want to use it [the rumour] to say that the “red line” has been crossed and a foreign intervention is needed,” the minister said.

“We are still waiting on a comprehensive report from our Turkish colleagues,” he added, citing the incident when a gang of terrorists carrying a canister with nerve gas sarin was arrested inside the Turkish territory about two weeks ago.

Moscow calls to pick side in Syria conflict

Russia’s chief of foreign affairs has urged the international community to finally take its pick and decide whether it is going to side with forces set to topple the Syrian regime or with the ones calling for a nationwide dialogue on Syrian peace.

Speaking at a press conference, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: “We want that… the international community took off the blinders that make its focus on its immediate urge to overthrow one leader, then unseat another one, while turning a blind eye on the outcome of these actions.”

Excerpt, read the rest at Atlas Shrugs

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: russia; saringas; syria; turkey

More Gas Cylinders Mounted on Shells and Fired by @SenJohnMcCain Moderates in Syria @GrahamBlog @johnboehner

McCain's "moderates" loading gas canisters and screaming "allahu akbar," which we know is a good thing because McCain says it is.

More Gas Cylinders Mounted on Shells and Fired by FSA Terrorists against the Syrian Army… thanks to Eretz Zen
New footage from September 3, 2013 shows militants from the "Free Syrian Army" (FSA)using blue canisters/cylinders filled with an unknown gas mounted on top of shells fired on Syrian Army targets in different areas of Aleppo that are still under the control of the Syrian military. Could these cylinders contain some poison gas?

1 posted on 09/04/2013 1:40:45 PM PDT by Syncro
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Syncro


2 posted on 09/04/2013 1:45:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Syncro


3 posted on 09/04/2013 1:47:14 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Syncro


4 posted on 09/04/2013 1:47:18 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Syncro

This is just a test run, folks. I believe we will see a nerve gas attack on America before too long.

5 posted on 09/04/2013 1:52:06 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog:
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin; All
Thanks for the bump Ben Lurkin.


Wednesday, September 04, 2013

6 posted on 09/04/2013 1:54:11 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
7 posted on 09/04/2013 2:00:04 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SunTzuWu; backwoods-engineer; All

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

8 posted on 09/04/2013 2:04:18 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Syncro

We may never know for certain who perpetrated the sarin attack in Syria any more than we know even today who perpetrated the fire in Germany’s Reichstag Building in 1933.

However, since the Reichstag fire occurred barely a month after Hitler assumed power and it became a pretext for allowing him to assume dictatorial powers which he never relinquished, it seems likely the fire was started by the Nazis.

In the case in Syria, Bashar al-Assad had no reason to perpetrate a sarin attack. On the other hand, the jihadist rebels did have a reason to do so because Barack Obama was not sending them the weapons he had promised them quickly enough, and they knew that if a chemical attack occurred it would cross Obama’s ‘’red line’’ and force him to get actively involved on their side. Which is exactly what has been happening.

Apparently, none of this has occurred to the Congressmen trying to decide what action to take, nor have they seemed to realize that cruise missiles are, like sarin gas, also weapons of mass destruction.

However, if they foolishly agree to support Obama and his attacks on Syria, they will abruptly understand the massive deadliness of cruise missiles when they see images all over the media of dead bodies spread grotesquely around the attack sites. And, unlike the sarin attacks, there will be no doubt who caused those deaths.

9 posted on 09/04/2013 2:29:15 PM PDT by Bluestocking
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bluestocking

Great post! Another site Americans won’t like seeing is our pilots’ bodies being mutilated. God, I pray for our military. I pray at least one high ranking Soldier, Sailor or Marine comes out against this.

10 posted on 09/04/2013 3:48:04 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: VerySadAmerican
A kilo cylinder of Sarin? I can get that practically anywhere!

11 posted on 09/04/2013 3:52:32 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Syncro
"And no, I do not believe Assad used chemical weapons. I think that is an elaborate ruse by the jihadists to get the U.S. and Europe to take up arms against Assad. And it looks as if it is working.

Agreed, and thanks for the excellent article!

12 posted on 09/04/2013 4:43:30 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (No more usurpers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Syncro
Pay no attention to the fringe blogger with critical and hugely embarrassing information.

This is no time for questions, this is a time for action.

The Dear Leader wishes it so.

13 posted on 09/04/2013 4:50:59 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: backwoods-engineer; Syncro

Spooky people starting little wars all over the globe.
This time they might bring the war home.

14 posted on 09/04/2013 5:59:22 PM PDT by SisterK (we are toast)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Bluestocking
if they foolishly agree to support Obama and his attacks on Syria, they will abruptly understand the massive deadliness of cruise missiles when they see images all over the media of dead bodies spread grotesquely around the attack sites. And, unlike the sarin attacks, there will be no doubt who caused those deaths.

The problem is that the ships firing the cruse missiles will shortly be on the receiving end of many of these....

15 posted on 09/04/2013 7:18:10 PM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Syncro

(Almost one year ago:) Panetta: We’ve Lost Track of Some Syrian Chemical Weapons
September 4, 2013 5:31:31 PM · 8 of 8
Candor7 to Libloather


EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack

Clarification: Dale Gavlak assisted in the research and writing process of this article, but was not on the ground in Syria. Reporter Yahya Ababneh, with whom the report was written in collaboration, was the correspondent on the ground in Ghouta who spoke directly with the rebels, their family members, victims of the chemical weapons attacks and local residents.

Gavlak is a MintPress News Middle East correspondent who has been freelancing for the AP as a Amman, Jordan correspondent for nearly a decade. This report is not an Associated Press article; rather it is exclusive to MintPress News.

Ghouta, Syria — As the machinery for a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria gathers pace following last week’s chemical weapons attack, the U.S. and its allies may be targeting the wrong culprit.

Interviews with people in Damascus and Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital, where the humanitarian agency Doctors Without Borders said at least 355 people had died last week from what it believed to be a neurotoxic agent, appear to indicate as much.

The U.S., Britain, and France as well as the Arab League have accused the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for carrying out the chemical weapons attack, which mainly targeted civilians. U.S. warships are stationed in the Mediterranean Sea to launch military strikes against Syria in punishment for carrying out a massive chemical weapons attack. The U.S. and others are not interested in examining any contrary evidence, with U.S Secretary of State John Kerry saying Monday that Assad’s guilt was “a judgment … already clear to the world.”

However, from numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families, a different picture emerges. Many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the dealing gas attack.

“My son came to me two weeks ago asking what I thought the weapons were that he had been asked to carry,” said Abu Abdel-Moneim, the father of a rebel fighting to unseat Assad, who lives in Ghouta.

Abdel-Moneim said his son and 12 other rebels were killed inside of a tunnel used to store weapons provided by a Saudi militant, known as Abu Ayesha, who was leading a fighting battalion. The father described the weapons as having a “tube-like structure” while others were like a “huge gas bottle.”

Ghouta townspeople said the rebels were using mosques and private houses to sleep while storing their weapons in tunnels.

Abdel-Moneim said his son and the others died during the chemical weapons attack. That same day, the militant group Jabhat al-Nusra, which is linked to al-Qaida, announced that it would similarly attack civilians in the Assad regime’s heartland of Latakia on Syria’s western coast, in purported retaliation.

“They didn’t tell us what these arms were or how to use them,” complained a female fighter named ‘K.’ “We didn’t know they were chemical weapons. We never imagined they were chemical weapons.”

“When Saudi Prince Bandar gives such weapons to people, he must give them to those who know how to handle and use them,” she warned. She, like other Syrians, do not want to use their full names for fear of retribution.

A well-known rebel leader in Ghouta named ‘J’ agreed. “Jabhat al-Nusra militants do not cooperate with other rebels, except with fighting on the ground. They do not share secret information. They merely used some ordinary rebels to carry and operate this material,” he said.

“We were very curious about these arms. And unfortunately, some of the fighters handled the weapons improperly and set off the explosions,” ‘J’ said.

Doctors who treated the chemical weapons attack victims cautioned interviewers to be careful about asking questions regarding who, exactly, was responsible for the deadly assault.

The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders added that health workers aiding 3,600 patients also reported experiencing similar symptoms, including frothing at the mouth, respiratory distress, convulsions and blurry vision. The group has not been able to independently verify the information.

More than a dozen rebels interviewed reported that their salaries came from the Saudi government.

Saudi involvement In a recent article for Business Insider, reporter Geoffrey Ingersoll highlighted Saudi Prince Bandar’s role in the two-and-a-half year Syrian civil war. Many observers believe Bandar, with his close ties to Washington, has been at the very heart of the push for war by the U.S. against Assad.

Ingersoll referred to an article in the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph about secret Russian-Saudi talks alleging that Bandar offered Russian President Vladimir Putin cheap oil in exchange for dumping Assad.

“Prince Bandar pledged to safeguard Russia’s naval base in Syria if the Assad regime is toppled, but he also hinted at Chechen terrorist attacks on Russia’s Winter Olympics in Sochi if there is no accord,” Ingersoll wrote.

“I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us,” Bandar allegedly told the Russians.

“Along with Saudi officials, the U.S. allegedly gave the Saudi intelligence chief the thumbs up to conduct these talks with Russia, which comes as no surprise,” Ingersoll wrote.

“Bandar is American-educated, both military and collegiate, served as a highly influential Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., and the CIA totally loves this guy,” he added.

According to U.K.’s Independent newspaper, it was Prince Bandar’s intelligence agency that first brought allegations of the use of sarin gas by the regime to the attention of Western allies in February.

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the CIA realized Saudi Arabia was “serious” about toppling Assad when the Saudi king named Prince Bandar to lead the effort.

“They believed that Prince Bandar, a veteran of the diplomatic intrigues of Washington and the Arab world, could deliver what the CIA couldn’t: planeloads of money and arms, and, as one U.S. diplomat put it, wasta, Arabic for under-the-table clout,” it said.

Bandar has been advancing Saudi Arabia’s top foreign policy goal, WSJ reported, of defeating Assad and his Iranian and Hezbollah allies.

To that aim, Bandar worked Washington to back a program to arm and train rebels out of a planned military base in Jordan.

The newspaper reports that he met with the “uneasy Jordanians about such a base”:

His meetings in Amman with Jordan’s King Abdullah sometimes ran to eight hours in a single sitting. “The king would joke: ‘Oh, Bandar’s coming again? Let’s clear two days for the meeting,’ ” said a person familiar with the meetings.

Jordan’s financial dependence on Saudi Arabia may have given the Saudis strong leverage. An operations center in Jordan started going online in the summer of 2012, including an airstrip and warehouses for arms. Saudi-procured AK-47s and ammunition arrived, WSJ reported, citing Arab officials.

Although Saudi Arabia has officially maintained that it supported more moderate rebels, the newspaper reported that “funds and arms were being funneled to radicals on the side, simply to counter the influence of rival Islamists backed by Qatar.”

But rebels interviewed said Prince Bandar is referred to as “al-Habib” or ‘the lover’ by al-Qaida militants fighting in Syria.

Peter Oborne, writing in the Daily Telegraph on Thursday, has issued a word of caution about Washington’s rush to punish the Assad regime with so-called ‘limited’ strikes not meant to overthrow the Syrian leader but diminish his capacity to use chemical weapons:

Consider this: the only beneficiaries from the atrocity were the rebels, previously losing the war, who now have Britain and America ready to intervene on their side. While there seems to be little doubt that chemical weapons were used, there is doubt about who deployed them.

It is important to remember that Assad has been accused of using poison gas against civilians before. But on that occasion, Carla del Ponte, a U.N. commissioner on Syria, concluded that the rebels, not Assad, were probably responsible.

Some information in this article could not be independently verified. Mint Press News will continue to provide further information and updates .

Dale Gavlak is a Middle East correspondent for Mint Press News and has reported from Amman, Jordan, writing for the Associated Press, NPR and BBC. An expert in Middle Eastern affairs, Gavlak covers the Levant region, writing on topics including politics, social issues and economic trends. Dale holds a M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago. Contact Dale at

Yahya Ababneh is a Jordanian freelance journalist and is currently working on a master’s degree in journalism, He has covered events in Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Libya. His stories have appeared on Amman Net, Saraya News, Gerasa News and elsewhere.

16 posted on 09/05/2013 5:11:01 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Candor7

Thanks Candor7 for the information, good stuff

17 posted on 09/05/2013 11:42:21 AM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Syncro

Well, the MSM is not reporting the truth, wouldn’t it be great to get it out?

Yer Welcome!

18 posted on 09/05/2013 12:02:49 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson