(Note: On September 15, I wrote this as an update to the question about chemical weapons use in Syria. A prosecutor in southern Turkey indicted members of the Al Nusra (Al Qaeda aligned) group) for trying to buy materials that could produce “highly toxic sarin gas.” Since sarin had been identified as the gas used in the August 21 attack, this seemed relevant. It is more relevant now that Seymour Hersh has exposed the deceptions by the Obama administration in assigning blame for the attack and using that blame to justify military action. 12/10/13)
Rebels seeking chemicals to produce sarin gas is confirmed in both the LA Times and a Middle East news agency. The rebels seeking sarin precursors were in Adana, Turkey, the locale where U.S., Turkish, and other NATO nations were training and dispatching Syrian rebels across the Syrian border (see Reuters, July 27, 2012). The possession of sarin by the Syrian government proved the government’s guilt, ipso facto, according to U.S. war mongers. That’s simply not correct.
One must ask, why are the accusations against the Syrian government filled with such contradictions. Could it be that those who want to punish the government of Syria are simply sadistic advocates of military aggression or is it that plus an intention to turn the “punishment” air strike into a Kosovo like assault on Syria?
Syrian rebel groups sought sarin gas material, Turkish prosecutors say By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, September 13, 2013, 10:12 a.m.
BEIRUT — Prosecutors in southern Turkey have alleged that Syrian rebel groups were seeking to buy materials that could be used to produce highly toxic sarin gas, Turkish media reported Friday.
An indictment issued in the southern city of Adana alleged that a Syrian national identified as Hytham Qassap, 35, was in Turkey trying to procure chemical materials for a pair of well-known Islamist rebel blocs, Al Nusra Front and the Ahrar al-Sham Brigades, the reports said. Washington has designated Al Nusra Front as a terrorist group linked to Al Qaeda.
Neither group is affiliated with the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army Read More