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Bashar al-Assad, Syria, and the truth about chemical weapons
12-09-2012, 06:00 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Robert Fisk-

Someone from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation called me up this week to talk about the use of chemical weapons by Hafez al-Assad in Hama during the Sunni Muslim uprising in the city in 1982. Their sources were the same old UMIS. But I happened to have got into Hama in February 1982 – which is why the Canadian was calling me – and while Hafez’s Syrian army was very definitely slaughtering its own people (who were, by the way, slaughtering regime officials and their families), no one ever used chemical weapons.

Not a single soldier I saw in Hama carried a gas mask. No civilians carried gas masks. The dangerously perfumed air which I and my colleagues smelt after chemicals were used by our (then) ally Saddam against Iranian soldiers in the 1980s was not present. And none of the dozens of civilian survivors I have interviewed in the 30 years since 1982 ever mentioned the use of gas.

But now we are to believe that it was used. And so the infantile new fairy tale has begun

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comm...93539.html
12-09-2012, 06:17 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I was watching an American issues debate on TV this morning, why?, I guess I was still half asleep. lol.gif coffeetime.gif

Anyway, they think that Obama's warning, without mentioning any specific consequences that would befall TPTB there, about using chemical weapons on the ill-equipped people will go unheeded. The Syrian gov't has actually increased the 'regular' armed assaults and it is feared the use of chemical weapons will be next. I wonder what China and Russia think about them threatening to use chemical weapons. 13.gif
12-09-2012, 06:21 PM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,775 Threads:1,181 Joined:Feb 2011
This is what Russia thinks

Russia Arms Syria With Ballistic Missiles

I think Russia realizes this is another smear campaign to justify (pro-western) regime change in yet another unoffending country. Do we continue to believe the lies of the war mongers?
12-09-2012, 06:28 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,179 Threads:429 Joined:Jun 2012
It seems Syria is saying they never threatened to use chemical weapons in the first place. wtf2.gif

Quote:

"Syria stresses again, for the tenth, the hundredth time, that if we had such weapons, they would not be used against its people. We would not commit suicide," Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Maqdad told Lebanon's Al Manar television.

"We fear there is a conspiracy to provide a pretext for any subsequent interventions in Syria by these countries that are increasing pressure on Syria."

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2012-...997768.htm
12-09-2012, 06:35 PM #5
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,775 Threads:1,181 Joined:Feb 2011
They never said they would, that was all speculation by unamed and unsourced 'intelligence' that the MSM made up. Just like Iraq and Syria. Same lies regurgitated to coerce public support, more importantly public money, for yet another resource war.
12-09-2012, 07:19 PM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,775 Threads:1,181 Joined:Feb 2011
Is Syria the 'line drawn in the sand'?

French Special Forces Team Up with Foreign Backed Terrorists

This, in light of recent US sanctions on Russia and Hillary's rhetoric, could be the US squaring off against Russia.

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12-10-2012, 02:33 AM #7
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,775 Threads:1,181 Joined:Feb 2011
“We’ll not allow the Libyan experience to be reproduced in Syria. Unfortunately our Western partners have departed from the Geneva accords and are seeking the departure of [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad,” RIA Novosti news agency quoted Lavrov as saying on Sunday.

He went on to note that Russia had not been involved in any talks on Assad’s future, dismissing speculation that Moscow was preparing for the Syrian leader’s departure.

"We are not holding any talks on the fate of Assad," Lavrov said. "All attempts to present the situation differently are rather shady, even for the diplomacy of those countries that are known for striving to distort facts in their own favor."

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/12/09...-in-syria/

Strong words. I wonder how far Russia is willing to go to back them up? damned.gif



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