Dubious UN Report Claiming Syrian Use of Chemical Weapons
by Stephen Lendman
A new UN Secretary-General report on use of chemical weapons in Syria appears more like pro-Western propaganda than legitimate analysis.
Throughout years of conflict, Syria repeatedly was accused of crimes it didn’t commit - evidence later showing US-backed terrorists were responsible.
No evidence links its government or military to use of chemical weapons. It destroyed its entire stockpile, verified by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
US-supported terrorists used chemical weapons time and again against defenseless Syrian civilians, including Saudi Arabia-supplied toxic agents in containers marked “made in KSA.”
On August 24, Syrian UN envoy Bashar al-Jaafari told Sputnik News of French involvement in chemical weapons attacks in his country in 2013, explaining the following:
“The case with chemical weapons was initially fabricated to exert pressure on the Syrian government. After the first chemical gas attack on Khan al-Asal in Aleppo, I went to the Secretary-General to request assistance (to determine) if there actually was a chemical attack and who was behind it.”
He waffled, falsely claiming consultation with Security Council members was required - meaning America and its co-conspirators.
Hours later, he promised help while claiming he wouldn’t assist in determining responsibility - the key reason for examining incidents in question to hold responsible parties accountable.
Al-Jaafari was bluntly honest, saying “(f)rom that moment, it became clear that (Western) UN Security Council members are interested in keeping the party behind the attacks unnamed due to certain political circumstances.”
“According to the French sources and according to the book ‘Road to Damascus,’ the famous French journalists Georges Malbruno and Christian Shesno have documented evidence to prove the involvement of the former French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, in the Eastern Gouta (chemical weapons attack) near Damascus.”
Al-Jafaari said hundreds of Syrian government letters to Security Council members and the Western created UN Commission of Inquiry with documented evidence of terrorists using chemical weapons were ignored or called unreliable.
“This was (because) the party (or parties) behind these chemical attacks” are supported by Washington, NATO and their rogue Middle East partners in high crimes.
Heavily US-led Western pressured UN bodies are one-sidedly anti-Syria, turning a blind eye on aggression by America and its rogue partners, their support for ISIS and other terrorist groups.
The Secretary-General’s report on chemical weapons use in Syria lacks credibility. Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin urged not drawing “hasty conclusions” - perhaps diplomatic language debunking accusations of Syrian involvement.
What strategic advantage could its government gain by using them against defenseless civilians? US-backed terrorists benefit plenty by blaming Damascus for their own high crimes.
The UN report accused Syria of using chlorine gas after its CW stockpile was destroyed. Chlorine was retained because of its civilian use. In gaseous form, it’s a favorite US-supported terrorist weapon.
The full UN report will be released next week. It’ll be discussed at the body’s September session. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov blasted US finger-pointing, saying Washington should “look in the mirror and do what (it) promised…back in January” - separating terrorists called “moderate rebels” from Security Council designated ones.
With Hillary likely to succeed Obama next year by fair or foul means, orchestrator of US aggression on Syria, Washington appears going all-out to fabricate a case for full-blown US intervention - no matter the greater cost in human lives and suffering than already.
Falsely accusing its government of CW attacks, partnering with Turkey to invade and occupy northern Syria, plus whatever else may be planned looks like prelude for greater war.
The fate of an entire nation, its people, the region and perhaps humanity hang in the balance.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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