Skip to comments.Chemical weapons experts still skeptical about U.S. claim that Syria used sarin
Posted on 06/14/2013 11:13:04 PM PDT by Mount Athos
Chemical weapons experts voiced skepticism Friday about U.S. claims that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad had used the nerve agent sarin against rebels on at least four occasions this spring, saying that while the use of such a weapon is always possible, theyve yet to see the telltale signs of a sarin gas attack, despite months of scrutiny.
Its not unlike Sherlock Holmes and the dog that didnt bark, said Jean Pascal Zanders, a leading expert on chemical weapons who until recently was a senior research fellow at the European Unions Institute for Security Studies. Its not just that we cant prove a sarin attack, its that were not seeing what we would expect to see from a sarin attack.
Foremost among those missing items, Zanders said, are cellphone photos and videos of the attacks or the immediate aftermath.
In a world where even the secret execution of Saddam Hussein was taped by someone, it doesnt make sense that we dont see videos, that we dont see photos, showing bodies of the dead, and the reddened faces and the bluish extremities of the affected, he said.
In a passionate argument for U.S. involvement in Syria, Anthony Cordesman, a security expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, wrote Friday that the discovery that Syria used chemical weapons might be a political ploy. The phrase was in an article that described strong strategic and humanitarian reasons for involvement in the crisis, particularly the recent involvement of the Lebanese group Hezbollah on the side of Assad.
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The Regime's claim probably is based on some Syrian houseburka mom using the deadly Saran to wrap leftovers. This just it, proof that Saran has killed innocents...
I don’t believe anything the Obama regime says.
Same here, it's also interesting that this isn't the first time photos of proof is missing.
Obama just ruins it for everyone.
C’mon Barry you can get more creative than following the George W. Bush playbook to launching pre-emeptive strikes in the Middle East. By the way, the Iranian Army says “thank you Obummer,” now they have an excuse to declare war on Israel and the USA.
Obama is going to pull us into Syria.
Why would Obama lie and tie America up in another Sunni/Shia domestic dispute?
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Only used as an excuse to arm murderers of christians
The Marines were in Jordan two weeks ago. Then we discover gas was used. The same guy who came up with the Bengazi narrative thought of this one. What ever Barry does is political for him. He has only one hammer. We’re heading for a Lehman Brothers moment in the world of politics.
There is no proof that 93,000 people have been killed either. This number is being repeated on all the networks as a fact. It is based on some guess from a woman in the UN. I don't trust her at all. She doesn't name her sources but supposedly there are 8 sources.
Her background is no surprise....pro-abortionist..big time...Harvard Law Grad from South Africa --- Navi Pillay. Looks like she has worked with at least one of Soros's companies-Open Society. I believe Soros and folks at Bilderberg want Assad removed period.It is about money and power for Soros, muslim brotherhood and others IMO.
If 93,000 have been killed wouldn't there be some pictures on the internet and there just isn't. I looked through over 100 pics and there is one grave picture shown with maybe 15 people in blue tarp but you can't see the people so you really don't have proof. Most of the dead bodies in the pics are of the rebels. I would think there would be piles of bodies somewhere is 93,000 people have been killed. I am just not convinced.
And so interesting that NOBODY is asking WHERE that WMD came from, hmmm???