Rebels Admit Responsibility for Chemical Weapons Attack

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    Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have admitted to Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak that they were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia.

    “From numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families….many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the (deadly) gas attack,” writes Gavlak. (back up version here).

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    Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have admitted to Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak that they were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia.

    “From numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families….many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the (deadly) gas attack,” writes Gavlak. (back up version here).

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    Saudi involvement

    In a recent article for Business Insider, reporter Geoffrey Ingersoll highlighted Saudi Prince Bandar’s role in the two-and-a-half year Syrian civil war. Many observers believe Bandar, with his close ties to Washington, has been at the very heart of the push for war by the U.S. against Assad.
    Ingersoll referred to an article in the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph about secret Russian-Saudi talks alleging that Bandar offered Russian President Vladimir Putin cheap oil in exchange for dumping Assad.
    “Prince Bandar pledged to safeguard Russia’s naval base in Syria if the Assad regime is toppled, but he also hinted at Chechen terrorist attacks on Russia’s Winter Olympics in Sochi if there is no accord,” Ingersoll wrote.
    “I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us,” Bandar allegedly told the Russians.
    “Along with Saudi officials, the U.S. allegedly gave the Saudi intelligence chief the thumbs up to conduct these talks with Russia, which comes as no surprise,” Ingersoll wrote.
    “Bandar is American-educated, both military and collegiate, served as a highly influential Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., and the CIA totally loves this guy,” he added.


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    One fundamental and basic truth of such issues (specifically any act nominally considered as "terrorism") is that you do NOT necessarily take the word of ANYONE who "takes credit" for an attack of that sort.

    These rebels may indeed be at fault, but, it's simply a known fundamental principle that such acts are often claimed to be committed by any number of groups who may, or may not be, at fault.

    This isn't an "admission of guilt"...it's just as likely to be merely posturing or bragging rights. This isn't a court of law wherein someone is pleading "guilty" Poncho...it may be a group attempting to suggest that they are far MORE powerful and capable than they really are. It happens all the time. This is basically rule #1 for any anti-terrorism operations.

    You'd be amazed to discover how many terrorist groups took credit for any number of atrocities (some aged I.R.A. terrorists initially tried to lay claim to the Oklahoma City Bombing)...that doesn't make it true. An "admission" by a terrorist group is, by default, highly suspect.
    The "image" shown on your newslink is one of a rebel holding what appears to be simply an "AT4" anti-armor rocket....(decidedly not a chemical weapon of any force)...frankly, it's an out-dated 80's weapon which wouldn't disable a Soviet T72...forget destroying a British "Challenger2" or an American "Abrams"....it's called "posturing", and terrorists do that, it's basically what they do. It's their schtick.
     
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    I understand that but I also understand that there's more to the Syrian story than "Assad is a bad guy that kills his own people". We've heard that before only to find out those accusing the "brutal dictator" not only knew about his use of chemical weapons on his own people but helped facilitate it.

    Only to turn around and use the atrocity as a pretext to start dropping bombs on him and killing 500,000 people through sanctions. Which is by far more people than the "brutal dictator" killed by using poison gas Washington helped to supply him with!

    It would be incredibly stupid for Assad to do the one thing that he knows would bring the New World Order's . . .excuse me the "international community's" fire down from heaven on his head.

    Assad might be a lot of things but stupid he ain't. He saw how Washington built up Saddam and his military when he was useful to them and then turned on him when he was no longer useful.

    Now the people in Washington on the other hand? They think we're all morons that will take their word even after being caught lying through their collectivist teeth to us about practically everything under the sun.

    Beside the "rebels" have been posting videos on youtube of them handling and experimenting with chemical weapons for some time now. See THIS. And This.

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    Consider this: the only beneficiaries from the atrocity were the rebels, previously losing the war, who now have Britain and America ready to intervene on their side. While there seems to be little doubt that chemical weapons were used, there is doubt about who deployed them. It is important to remember that Assad has been accused of using poison gas against civilians before. But on that occasion, Carla del Ponte, a UN commissioner on Syria, concluded that the rebels, not Assad, were probably responsible. source

    No this isn't a court of law. This is something even more important. This is the court of public opinion in which Washington and it's corporate media mouth pieces (presstitutes) seek to turn us all into willing participants in their ongoing crimes against humanity. Only now they're having a hard time selling their lies and deceptions because they no longer control all the information. Thank God for the alternative media! Now we're starting to see just how lawless, ruthless and corrupt the New World Order, oops did it again . . . the "international community" really is.
     
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