Robert Fisk says claims of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government are without support and that he can “trash” the evidence supporting those claims. Essentially, he’s calling out the Obama administration for creating a ruse to justify intervention based on the “red line” statement. Obama will intervene if Syria uses chemical weapons. The UN [...]
Chemical rocket hits Aleppo, mortars shower Damascus as Syrian opposition names PM for interim gov’t Xinhua, March 19 (Damascus, Xinhau) At least 25 people were killed and 130 others wounded Tuesday when armed men fired a rocket stuffed with chemical materials at the Khan al-Asal town in Aleppo, the state-media said, accusing the armed opposition [...]
About a month ago, Al Jazeera reported
Seven people have died in Homs after they inhaled a “poisonous gas” used by government forces in a rebel-held neighbourhood, activists said.
There are a couple of warnings right up front: It’s on a breaking-news blog, and “activists said.”
Breaking news, especially in conflict zones, is always dicey. [...]
Michael Collins (Washington, DC, 12/9) Here we go again.
On, December 3, President Barack Obama warned the Syrian government against using chemical weapons against, among others, NATO-Saudi sponsored fighters trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad.
A few days later, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s foreign secretary claimed that he had evidence the Syrian government plans [...]
First rule: Be very careful in reading what the MSM is saying. It’s clear that a number of reporters have no idea how chemical weapons work.
The only conclusion I can come to so far is that Syria is doing something at some of its chemical weapons depots.
NBC got it wrong last night and [...]