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Testimony from victims now strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin Nerve Gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior UN diplomat said Monday.Carla del Ponte, a member of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons (CW), according to the BBC, she added that more investigation was needed.Damascus is facing growing Western accusations that its forces used such weapons, which US President Obama has described as crossing a Red Line. But Ms. del Ponte’s remarks may serve to shift the focus of international concern.Ms. del Ponte, who in Y 1999 was appointed to head the UN was crimes tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, has sometimes been a controversial figure. She was removed from her Rwanda post by the UN Security Council in Y 2003, but she continued as the Chief prosecutor for the Yugoslav tribunal until Y 2008.Rebel Free Syrian Army spokesman Louay Almokdad denied that rebels had use chemical weapons (CW).
What is the rush? We played games with Saddam from 1990 until 2003.
What is the rush?
REPORT: Obama Is Considering A Limited Two-Day Strike On Syrian Military TargetsPresident Obama is considering a strike on Syrian military targets involving sea-launched cruise missiles or possibly long-range bombers that would last no more than two days, according to senior administration officials and reported by Karen DeYoung and Anne Gearan of The Washington Post. The limited strike would seemingly be a response to allegations that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people before dawn on August 21. Hundreds were killed and thousands suffered "neurotoxic symptoms."
Good point. My guess is the rush is mainly for domestic political concerns, not with Syria or the use of chemical weapons.
Yep. Another distraction from his failing domestic agenda. Stir things up so the focus is off the economy, "affordable" health care, NSA, and so on.
My guess is the rush is mainly for domestic political concerns, not with Syria or the use of chemical weapons.Aspirin factory time?http://www.businessinsider.com/potential-us-strike-on-syria-2013-8