Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New U.N. Chemical Weapons Report on Syria Blames Assad

New UN report contradicts the last UN report.

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

After having some time to regroup, Western-backed propaganda against the Assad government of Syria regarding the alleged (and erroneous) claims of the use of chemical weapons against rebels death squads and civilians has apparently resumed.

As Reuters reports, “United Nations human rights investigators said on Tuesday they had “reasonable grounds” to believe that limited amounts of chemical weapons had been used by government forces in Syria.”

Reuters also states that “In their latest report, based on interviews with victims, medical staff and other witnesses, they said they had received allegations that both Syrian government forces and rebels had used the banned weapons, but that at least four instances related to their use by state forces.”

Paulo Pinheiro, chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry, told a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland “There are reasonable grounds to believe that limited quantities of toxic chemicals weapons were used. It has not been possible, on the evidence available, to determine the precise chemical agents used, their delivery systems or the perpetrator.”

Pinheiro stated that the information he was reporting came from interviews conducted with “victims, refugees who fled some areas, and medical staff.” The interview process, as Reuters reports, involved teams “composed of more than 20 investigators, conducted 430 interviews from January 15 to May 15 among refugees in neighboring countries and by Skype with people still in Syria.”

The UN Commission of Inquiry largely contradicts earlier reports by its own UN investigators into the nature of chemical weapons’ use in Syria.

For instance, UN investigator Carla del Ponte stated to Western media outlets as far back as March that chemicals weapons were used, not by the Syrian government, but the Syrian death squads that the Western media so desperately attempts to promote as freedom fighters and peaceful protesters.

Interestingly enough, while media outlets and Western governments cling to whatever brief positive public relations stories surrounding the “rebels” that may exist, those opportunities are few and far between.

In addition, it must be pointed out the inaccurate and intentionally skewed manner in which Western media outlets, “human rights campaigners,” and Western governments gather “information” that is later parroted back to the public through those same media outlets. For instance, the reliance on “interviews” conducted with “activists,” “human rights organizations,” “victims,” “medical personnel,” and, obviously, “rebel” forces generally translates to mean one thing – interviews and reports with and from the very agents and organizations that are intent on destabilizing and overthrowing the Assad government to begin with.

Organizations like the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, operated out of the UK by an admitted member of the Syrian death squad cult, Rami Abdul Rahman, are a clear example of the types of “human rights organizations” consulted when “investigators” attempt to “gather information” on the situation on the ground in Syria.

As Tony Cartalucci of Land Destroyer writes,
In reality, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has long ago been exposed as an absurd propaganda front operated by Rami Abdul Rahman out of his house in England's countryside. According to a December 2011 Reuters article titled, "Coventry - an unlikely home to prominent Syria activist," Abdul Rahman admits he is a member of the so-called "Syrian opposition" and seeks the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad: 
After three short spells in prison in Syria for pro-democracy activism, Abdulrahman came to Britain in 2000 fearing a longer, fourth jail term. 
"I came to Britain the day Hafez al-Assad died, and I'll return when Bashar al-Assad goes," Abdulrahman said, referring to Bashar's father and predecessor Hafez, also an autocrat. 
One could not fathom a more unreliable, compromised, biased source of information, yet for the past two years, his "Observatory" has served as the sole source of information for the endless torrent of propaganda emanating from the Western media. Perhaps worst of all, is that the United Nations uses this compromised, absurdly overt source of propaganda as the basis for its various reports . . . . 
It is also widely known that any mainstream Western media which uses the term “activists say” to preface any transmission of information can easily be understood as having come straight from the death squads themselves. Likewise with many of the selected “victims” and “refugees,” a majority of which bring their own political agendas with them which conveniently tends to match up exactly with the agenda of the Western powers seeking to destroy Syria.

Yet, while the report accuses the Assad government of using chemical weapons on the basis of scant, dubious, and even outright erroneous evidence, it also attempts to defend the Syrian death squads. It reads, “It is possible that anti-government armed groups may access and use chemical weapons . . . though there is no compelling evidence that these groups possess such weapons or their requisite delivery systems.”

This claim is fundamentally untrue. First, as mentioned above, it directly contradicts the reports by other UN investigators such as Carla del Ponte.

Second, in December 2012, a video was obtained by the Syria Tribune and subsequently released in their report and posted on YouTube which allegedly shows the NATO-backed death squads testing chemical weapons on “lab” rabbits.

As the Syria Tribune describes the video,
The video (see here) starts with several scenes showing chemical containers with Tekkim labels (Tekkim is a Turkish chemicals company) and some lab equipment, while playing Jihadists chants in the background. A glass box then appears with two rabbits inside, with a poster on the wall behind it reading The Almighty Wind Brigade (Kateebat A Reeh Al Sarsar). A person wearing a lab mask then mixes chemicals in a beaker in the glass box, and we see some gas emitting from the beaker. About a minute later, the rabbits start to have random convulsions and then die. The person says: You saw what happened? This will be your fate, you infidel Alawites, I swear by ALLAH to make you die like these rabbits, one minute only after you inhale the gas.
The Syria Tribune also comments that “Judging from the rabbits’ reaction, the gas must be a nerve agent. The number of containers, if not a bluff, indicates ability to produce a considerable amount of this gas. Deployment could be by means of a smoke generator placed in the target area, an explosion, possibly a suicide one, of a ”chemmed” car, or simply by using a humidifier."

In March, 2013, yet another YouTube video was released which contained a clip of a second “test” of chemical weapons on captive rabbits by the death squads.

This is quite an ironic presentation, since the Assad government has repeatedly vowed never to use chemical weapons inside Syria, while the death squads have repeatedly threatened to do just that. Indeed, in direct contrast to the tone and statements of the death squads, the Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi issued a statement several months ago saying, “No chemical or biological weapons will ever be used, and I repeat, will never be used, during the crisis in Syria no matter what the developments inside Syria.”

Regardless, the video mentioned above also contains an alleged audio recording of a phone conversation between two Free Syrian Army fighters discussing the “details of a plan to carry out a chemical weapons attack capable of impacting an area the size of one kilometer.”

As Paul Joseph Watson writes,
The recording of the phone conversation purports to be between two FSA militants, one inside Syria and one outside of the country. Abu Hassan, the militant inside Syria, asks the person on the other end of the line to transmit a message to Sheikh Suleiman, a rebel-seized army base in Aleppo, asking for “two chemical bombs ….phosphoric” in order to “finish this whole thing.” 
“I want them to be effective,” states Hassan, adding, “The radius of the strike, or reach of the gases, has to be 1km.”
The video also contains a clip of the death squads openly announcing their plans to engage in chemical weapons attacks, all the while surrounded by bottles of nitric acid and other substances.
In addition, even more circumstantial evidence points toward the possession, delivery capabilities, and use of chemical weapons by the death squads.

Back in December 2012, after the death squads managed to capture a chlorine factory inside Syria, the Syrian government actually issued a warning that the death squads might attempt to use chemical weapons of this nature in their battle to overthrow and oppress the government and people of Syria respectively. The Syrian Foreign Ministry stated, “Terrorist groups may resort to using chemical weapons against the Syrian people ... after having gained control of a toxic chlorine factory.”

Thus, with the subsequent chemical weapon attack which has caused both a frothing and bumbling public relations response from the Anglo-Americans, it is interesting to note that chlorine was fingered as being one of the major ingredients.

As Alex Thomson of The Telegraph reported,
The Syrian military is said to believe that a home-made locally-manufactured rocket was fired, containing a form of chlorine known as CL17, easily available as a swimming pool cleaner. They claim that the warhead contained a quantity of the gas, dissolved in saline solution. 
. . .   
CL17 is normal chlorine for swimming pools or industrial purposes. It is rated as Level 2 under the chemical weapons convention, which means it is dual purpose - it can be used as a weapon as well as for industrial or domestic purposes. Level 1 agents are chemicals whose sole use is as weapons, such as the nerve agents sarin or tabun. 
There has been extensive experimentation by insurgents in Iraq in the use of chlorine, which is harmful when mixed with water to form hydrochloric acid. It vapourises quickly, meaning that in a big explosion it will evaporate; in a small blast - for instance, one delivered by a home-made rocket - it will turn into airborne droplets before dispersing quickly. 
So it is likely only to produce limited casualties. In this case there were only 26 fatalities, far fewer than would be expected from a full chemical weapon attack. In short, it is easily improvised into a chemical device but not one that would be used by an army seeking mass-casualty effects. [emphasis added]
Reports by the Syrian government coincide with the accounts given by the victims of the chemical weapons attack which one can view in the video clip contained in the YouTube video mentioned above. (See here) It is also important to note that many of the victims allegedly name the Free Syrian Army and the “rebels” as the perpetrators as they are being interviewed while waiting for medical treatment.

“The Free Syrian Army hit us with a rocket,” one woman said. "We smelled an odor and everyone fell to the ground. People died where they fell . . . the kids . . . "

A young girl was also interviewed, who said, “My lungs closed and I couldn’t breathe or speak. God curse them. Everyone died on the ground. My mom and dad died. I don’t know where is my brother. God curse them. May they [FSA] all die. This is the freedom they bring us. They [FSA] want to kill everyone. I hope there remains not a single one of them [FSA] alive.”

For more detailed information regarding the use of chemical weapons by Syrian death squads, I suggest reading my March 30, 2013 article, “False Flag Attacks In Syria Pin Atrocities On Assad And Justify ‘Red Line’ Engagement.”

Lastly, the UN report laughably attempts to absolve the death squads of war crimes while shifting the burden of cruelty and savage conduct to that of the Assad government. While asserting that Syrian government forces have been responsible for “committing torture, rape, forcible displacement and enforced disappearance,” no credible (and often even no incredible) evidence is ever provided to bolster the claims.

While admitting that the death squads have carried out “sentencing and execution without due process, as well as committing torture, taking hostages and pillaging,” the report hilariously states that crimes committed by the death squads “did not, however, reach the intensity and scale of those committed by government forces and affiliated militias.”

Perhaps the United Nations Commission was simply unaware of videos showing the death squads machine gunning captives, beheading prisoners (see here and here), and forcing young children to behead them. I, myself, have written an article dealing with reports regarding the death squad’s hanging of a young child after murdering his family in front of him. One can also view the videos of the death squad members beating and humiliating the famous elderly “Yellow Man” in Aleppo.

Indeed, the videos of the torture of prisoners in the hands of the death squads are legion. One need only type the relevant keywords into a YouTube search engine to be greeted with generous results.
So either the United Nations Commission of Inquiry was incredibly inept and incompetent in their inquiry, or they are actively engaged in covering up the atrocities of the death squads while framing the Assad government for crimes it did not commit thus shoring up popular support for military action by the Anglo-Americans on yet one more sovereign nation. Either way, the UN Commission of Inquiry’s latest report is an ominous sign.

Read other articles by Brandon Turbeville here.

Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville has published over 200 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville's podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com. 


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Anonymous said...

Thank you Brandon for not flagrantly using the "Islamic extremist" tag-line for describing these forces, I have been trying to get through to people lately that these nuts that fall under the canopy of the mythical "Al Queda" are not Islamic.

Islam aka the Mohammedan faith as a core principle of it's theology recognizes a total of I believe around 141,000 prophets of Allah/God.

Of those the top 25 most honored and revered prophets are listed in the Koran - naturally including Mohamed but also including Jesus(as Isa).

To Muslims although not the 'Son of God' Jesus was a prophet on the same level as Mohamed and as such was ordained and sent by Allah.

No true Muslim would ever attack Christians or desecrate Christian holy sites or any sites of other faiths that follow the numerous prophets they recognize.

They may as well piss on the Koran as it would be just as disrespectful to their own God/Allah.

These fanatical nuts were corralled and controlled and built up by a billionaire Saudi businessman with close connections to the Bush and Cheney and Obama and Clinton crowd in the U.S.A, and their Zionist allies and other "dark forces".

These nuts are not "Islamic extremists", they are "Satanists" in the literal sense of the word as they are using the religion of Islam to attack, divide and destroy all religions as part of a greater agenda of global transformation.

You can't have a true "one world" without one world religion, and that means the old religions have to go somehow.

Can anyone come up with a better way to break down the power of these religions than riling up the followers of them to kill each other off?

(note: obviously other than Agenda 21's break down of the 'family unit' goals.)

Hence you have Zionist agents recruiting young people for "Al Queda" and "Jihad" while Christian Zionist agents call for religious war against Islam, while the Zionists brainwash their own to despise them all equally and constantly incite anger from the Islamic and Arab world on purpose.

The Zionists flagrant disregard for international laws and opinions isn't just snobbery, it's with a purpose - problem, reaction, solution.


Anonymous said...

The UN is heavily influenced and controlled by the US and, as we all know, everything the US government says is a lie.

There IS a reason the US would not permit a UN investigation into the NATO supported rebels use of chemical weapons use in Aleppo.

There IS a reason the rebel Free Syrian Army was caught red-handed with sarin gas and no western media reported it.

The TRUTH is a deadly weapon of mass destruction to America.

josh said...

Better they kill themselves than us.

Anonymous said...

@ Josh - "Better they kill themselves than us."

Generally I would agree, the issue I have is with the millions and millions of innocent people(especially children) that are getting slaughtered and disfigured and just generally totally f$#@ed up simply because they are caught in the middle of some bullshit quest to change the world(which they are mostly clueless about).

And for what - a "new world" built on new bullshit just as bad or worse than the old bullshit?

Built on philosophies and ideologies that are almost entirely circular in logic or just outright bullshit?

All for a group that thinks itself to be supreme beings who know better than everyone else, and if 99% of humanity doesn't agree with their vision of a "better world" then it is only because 99% of humanity is too stupid to understand what is in their best interests - like these "enlightened" fools supposedly do.

It's the same old supremacist bullshit that has come up hundreds or thousands of times in human history - the need to make the world better by killing off everyone that disagrees with how we think the world should be.

I may be a racialist but I am not a racist, I reject supremacist ideologies of all kinds and these cult freaks are the worst of the worst when it comes to supremacism.

Look what they do to the people of Syria, Libya, Iraq etc. without even batting an eyelash - they will do the same to you without hesitation if it suits their supremacist agenda.


Anonymous said...

God help the Syrian people. The West is more concerned about removing Assad than stopping the violence. The West, with their Saudi and Qatari allies, is only increasing the bloodshed by supplying weapons to Al Qaeda in Syria. Countries like Britain, France and US really don't care about the Syrian people who have to live with the consequences of their actions.

I know Assad is not perfect, but what is the alternative? Arming rebels who simply want to fight is not the best answer. Syria may well go the way of Iraq - or possibly worse.

Not long ago Syria was though of as a model of secularism and pluralism in the Arab world. How things have changed!

canobs said...

The non-Syrian FSA mercenary (paid $3,000. a month) Al-Nustra, Al-Qaida death squads use chemicals, children soldiers, torture and rape, are financed armed and trained in Turkey by the CIA-NED-NATO,SaudiQatar coalition, and do not hesitate to accuse the loyal Assad army-police for their own crimes,__Propaganda always based on interviews with pro-FSA refugees or citizens.

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