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US Media Buries UN Report On Syrian Rebels And Sarin Use

Posted by Phoenix Woman on May 8, 2013

In the mad rush by Bill Keller and all the neocons and their fellow travelers to drink the blood of the Assad government and Shock-Doctrinize Syria, the US media is largely ignoring the statements made by UN official Carla Del Ponte about the US-backed Syrian rebels and their possible use of sarin nerve gas:

“Our investigators have been in neighbouring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated,” Ms Del Ponte said in an interview broadcast on Swiss-Italian television on Sunday.

“This was used on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities,” she added.

Ms Del Ponte said the inquiry has yet to see any direct evidence suggesting that government forces have used chemical weapons, but said further investigation was required before this possibility could be ruled out.

Now remember, use of chemicals like sarin was supposed to be the “red line” that, when crossed by Assad et al, would trigger Vietnam IV, aka the invasion and occupation of Syria on behalf of the multinationals on whose behalf the neocon warmongers are working. (Anyone who doesn’t think that these wars have all been about handing out the properties of sovereign nations as booty to multinational corporate and other business interests needs to look at what happened to all the state-run enterprises in Iraq under Saddam. They’ve all been or are being privatized — under heavy protest from Iraqi workers — and they all provide far less in the way of services now than they did as state-run enterprises under Saddam.)

This is why the US and even Del Ponte’s bosses at the UN have rushed to pooh-pooh her statements — and why the chances are good that if you’re an American, you didn’t even know about her statements until you read this blog post of mine. The same neocon-worshipping media forces that backed invading Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran, now back invading Syria, and they don’t want any inconvenient truths standing in their way.

By the way: The US dumped 77 million liters (8800 tons) of Agent Orange on Vietnam from 1961 to 1971. So when will someone invade us as a punishment?

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