Thursday, August 04, 2016

State Department Mocks Chemical Weapons Use by US-Supported Terrorists in Syria

State Department Mocks Chemical Weapons Use by US-Supported Terrorists in Syria

by Stephen Lendman

All armed anti-government combatants in Syria are US-supported terrorists. No moderate rebels exist.

US strategy to oust democratically elected President Bashar al-Assad includes massacring civilians, no atrocities too extreme excluded.

Tactics include terror-bombing residential neighborhoods, hospitals, and other civilian sites, along with use of terrorist foot soldiers to do America’s killing and dying for it.

They’re heavily armed, instructed on chemical weapons (CW) use, and permitted to use these banned weapons. Throughout nearly five-and-a-half years of conflict, numerous incidents occurred - nearly always falsely blamed on government forces.

Neocon-infested Washington bears full responsibility for the rape and destruction of one country after another, Syria in the eye of the storm, struggling against US-unleashed dark forces wanting its sovereign independence replaced by tyranny.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) responded to use of CWs again in Syria, expressing “great concern,” adding:

It “continues to examine any credible reports it receives including pertinent information that might be shared by States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention.” 

“The Director-General of the OPCW recalled, ‘States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention deem the use of chemical weapons by anyone under any circumstances as reprehensible and wholly contrary to the legal norms established by the international community.’ “

On Wednesday, deputy State Department spokesman Mark Toner mocked victims killed or injured by CWs used by US-supported terrorists in Aleppo on Tuesday.

Refusing to lay blame where it belongs, he lied, saying “(w)e condemn strongly the use of any chemical weapons and any credible allegations of their use in Syria we’ll investigate” - code language for coverup and whitewash when it’s clear its imperial foot soldiers were responsible.

Contrast his deplorable comment to Russia’s Mikhail Ulyanov, head of its Foreign Ministry’s Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, saying:

“Reports on the use of chemicals in Aleppo by a certain group linked to the so-called moderate opposition…have been confirmed by the Russian military working on the ground.”

“(T)his gives reason to the OPCW and even makes it necessary to carry out a relevant investigation.”

“(T)he OPCW’s objective is to be fully impartial and, of course, not to focus only on the cases when the opposition makes accusations against the Syrian armed forces over the alleged use of chemical substances for military purposes.”

No evidence indicates Syrian noncompliance with eliminating its entire CW stockpile. “(N)o complaints against Damascus” exist.

On Wednesday, Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria head General Sergei Chvarkov said terrorists Washington calls moderates were responsible for CW use in Aleppo on Tuesday.

Last May, Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said “(i)t is regrettable that in conditions when it is necessary to immediately employ all available mechanisms to put a roadblock to the activities of chemical terrorists, some of the United Nations Security Council’s Western members use trumped-up pretexts to block the Russian-Chinese initiative aimed at checking the threat of production of chemical weapons in Syria and around it by terrorists” they support.

Washington wants regime change in Syria, the cost in human lives and suffering of no consequence.

Russia forthrightly pursues diplomatic conflict resolution, a futile effort because America and its rogue allies reject it.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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