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The latest chemical attack in Syria & Breaking news on yet another chemical shipment from Turkey.

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Having decided to write a piece on the most recent chemical weapons attack by the rebel forces within Syria, which would have warranted approximately 4 or 5 hours research, due to the fact that very few networks /newspapers in the west bothered to cover the incident.

However, on researching said incident I happened upon other lesser known incidents and claims regarding the situation in Syria that has now resulted in countless hours.

If you are reliant on the BBC or Fox News etc, for International news reports especially with regard to news from/about Syria, you may have absolutely no idea that yet another chemical weapons attack has taken place.

This latest attack happened on the Turkish – Syrian border, where a shell exploded near a Kurdish defense forces’ checkpoint close to the border with Turkey in the city of Ras al-Ayn al-Hasakah and for the most part news of the attack failed to make it to the major news outlets.

Thus far the Kurdish defense forces have successfully managed to defend strategic areas and secure both their homes and families against heavily armed and well trained extremists groups, killing 28 of the militants.

 

RT News reports:

Rebels conduct new chemical weapons attack in Syria near Turkish border.

The rebels used chemical weapons in north-eastern Syria near the border with Turkey on Tuesday, a Lebanese TV channel Al-Mayadeen reported.

The toxic shell exploded near a Kurdish defense forces’ checkpoint close to the border with Turkey in the city of Ras al-Ayn al-Hasakah.

The attack was reported by Kurdish defense forces who are conducting military operations against the rebels in the region. They are quoted as saying they saw toxic yellow smoke that followed the shell explosion, while some of them had symptoms of severe chemical intoxication accompanied by nausea.

The reported chemical attack comes amid the second day of fierce fighting in the town.

The Kurdish forces have successfully repelled several attacks by armed groups of extremists of the Nusra Front ( Jabhat al-Nusra), and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, killing 28 militants.  This comes as the joint mission of UN international experts and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is in Syria inspecting the sites of the toxic attacks and destroying chemical weaponry.

Syrian authorities have declared 23 chemical weapons sites. The joint mission have verified 21 sites, the organization said in a report acquired by AP on Monday.

“The two remaining sites have not been visited due to security reasons,” the report added, suggesting that they are in rebel-held areas.

“In addition, the Syrian authorities have reported finding two cylinders not belonging to them, which are believed to contain chemical weapons,” said Ahmet Uzumcu, chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog, in the OPCW report. 

As part of his regional trip, UN –Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has traveled to Damascus in an attempt to gain support for the Geneva-2 peace conference.

(Complete RT article Here)

 

 

The Jerusalem Post (J-Post) reports:

UNITED NATIONS – Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Ja’afari announced on Tuesday that a new chemical attack had occurred in a small town near its border with Turkey.

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Syrian Envoy. (Photo: REUTERS/Allison Joyce)

“The victims were transported to Turkey to be treated in Turkish hospitals and then, of course, today or tomorrow you will hear again that the Turkish government has new tools indicating that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people,” Ja’afari charged.

At an international press conference, the Syrian envoy slammed Britain and France for citing evidence that they refuse to reveal publicly, and criticized UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for taking their findings seriously.

“This hostile campaign is led by some parties that have made no secret of their hostility,” he said, blaming the UK for introducing chemical weapons to the Middle East.

(Complete J-Post article Here)

 

AINA reports:

Moscow is deeply alarmed by fresh reports that extremists used chemical weapons on Syrian soil. This information must be thoroughly verified and investigated says a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Recent reports from the region suggest that Jihadist groups, primarily Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, have stepped up their activities against the Kurdish communities in north eastern Syria. The insurgents besieged a number of Kurdish populated areas, which dramatically complicated the already difficult humanitarian situation in the region, whose residents are short of food, medicines, and other necessities.

Rebuffed by Kurdish self-defense forces defending their homes, the Jihadists reportedly used chemical weapons against them in the city of Ras al-Ayn near the Turkish border on October 29. 

Russia has expressed its indignation over the lack of coverage that western media has given to the report on Syrian rebels using chemical weapons against the local Kurdish community.

Alexei Pushkov, a Russian lawmaker and chief of the Parliamentary foreign affairs committee, has drawn attention to the media blackout on the gassing in the Kurdish city of al-Hasakah in Syria’s northeast.

The radicals allegedly fired a missile, at Kurdish positions on the Turkish border, that emitted a suspicious yellow smoke. Locals said they felt dizzy after a while and had other symptoms of chemical poisoning.

ALSO: some 300 mass graves have been discovered in eastern Turkey. Kurds, who died in an armed struggle between the Turkish army and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, are supposedly buried there. They may have been victims of chemical attacks, Raci Bilici, head of the Diyarbakir branch of the Human Rights Association, said in an interview with the Voice of Russia.

According to Raci Bilici, human rights activists will insist on sending international experts to the site for a thorough investigation. (Complete AINA article Here) Also (Voice of Russia associated article Here)

 

Information Clearing House reports:

The toxic shell exploded near a Kurdish defense forces’ checkpoint close to the border with Turkey in the city of Ras al-Ayn al-Hasakah.  The attack was reported by Kurdish defense forces who are conducting military operations against the rebels in the region.

The chemical attack took place amid ongoing fierce fighting between Kurds defending their homes & Al-Qaeda affiliated groups alongside efforts by the OPCW and the Syrian government to destroy chemical weapons manufacturing equipment.

 Syrian authorities have declared 23 chemical weapons sites. The joint mission have verified 21 sites, the organization said in a report acquired by AP on Monday.

Syria has also declared 41 facilities –  18 chemical weapons production facilities, 12 chemical weapons storage facilities, eight mobile units to fill chemical weapons, and three chemical weapons-related facilities –  at the chemical sites where it stored approximately 1,300 tons of precursors and agents, and over 1,200 unfilled munitions to deliver them.

“In addition, the Syrian authorities have reported finding two cylinders not belonging to them, which are believed to contain chemical weapons,” said Ahmet Uzumcu, chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog, in the OPCW report.

(Complete Information Clearing House article Here)

 

On digging further I came across a Reuters article (dated August 28th), which oddly enough may have a connection to the latest incident.

In a very interesting coincidence Turkish authorities sent extra aid workers trained to identify and decontaminate chemical weapons victims to its border with Syria.

 

Reuters report on Turkish aid workers:                         (August 28th 2013)

Turkey sends aid workers trained for chemical attacks to Syria border!

Humeyra Pamuk of Reuters reported this on August 28th after the attack in Damascus a week earlier which could have, and was expected to lead to Western military action / intervention.

“We have increased our measures significantly since last week, to be prepared particularly in case of a chemical attack,” Mustafa Aydogdu, spokesman for the Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD), said.

“We have experts who could deal with chemical attacks and we have deployed almost all of them in Kilis, Hatay and Sanliurfa,” he said, naming Turkish border cities that house dozens of refugee camps.

Turkey, which has a 900-km (560-mile) border with Syria, hosts half a million refugees from the two-and-a-half year conflict and is braced for a new influx should Western powers strike.

U.S. President Barack Obama and his European and Middle East allies have blamed Assad for last week’s killing of hundreds of civilians and are drawing up plans for punitive military action.

Turkey has emerged as one of Assad’s most vocal critics and has been a staunch supporter of the rebels. It has spent around $2 billion sheltering refugees, according to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.   (Complete Reuters article by Humeyra Pamuk on August 28th Here)

What we knew at the time:

Now, keep in mind that at this point the US and her allies (The West) were on the verge of ordering an attack on Syria. In fact, officially or unofficially the West or rather her leaders were in discussion as to what lengths such an attack or humanitarian Intervention (HI) should go to.  In simple terms, they were trying to decide whether such intervention should take the form of air attacks on weapons bases etc or a more full-on attack. 

The West was about to become Judge, jury & executioner in deciding the future of Syria and her elected leader,  whom they had declared unfit for purpose, against or at the very least without consultation with the Syrian people. Which begs the question Are the US and her allies honest brokers of Humanitarian Intervention ?

 

What we did not know:          

What we in the west did not know, was that on December 24th Qatar asked Britain’s arms contractor, BRITAM to ‘transport’ chemical weapons to the Syrian town of Homs. 

This information was originated from the Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar, which states that the intelligence is part of security information from “a certain regional state”.

 

NSNBC International reports the following: Qatari Military Officers Supplied Chemical Weapons to Syria Insurgents & Turkey was Informed.

nsnbc international received independent confirmation of the information´s validity from a Palestinian citizen, resident in Turkey, who entertains close ties to Palestinian intelligence services and Syria.

The two Qatari officers Major Fahd Saeed al-Hajiri and Captain Faleh Bin Khalid al-Tamimi, have reportedly transported the chemical substances from Qatar through Turkey, with the foreknowledge, approval and direct help of Turkish authorities who have covered over the transfer of the substances to the terrorists.

Turkish security services were, according to the information, also involved in covering up evidence that transpired after the arrest of 12 members of Jabhat al-Nusrah, who were in possession of two metal cylinders with 2 kg of the internationally banned nerve agent Sarin. Only days after the confiscation of the 2 kg Sarin in Turkey, Syrian authorities secured 2 kg Sarin from insurgents in Syria.

The chemical weapons attack in the Khan al-Asal district of Aleppo in March 2013, killed at least 25 and injured more than 100 civilians. Although both France, Britain and the U.K. continue accusing the Syrian government and the Syrian armed forces for having used chemical weapons, and despite their repeated claims of “evidence”, all available physical and circumstantial evidence exonerates the Syrian authorities and points toward, what members of the anti-Syrian alliance euphemistically generalize as “The Opposition”.

(Complete article from nsnbc here)

 

ALSO on the Qatari plan to smuggle chemical weapons to Syria.

 

The Daily Bhaskar

reports: Hacked email reveals Qatar’s devious plans to smuggle chemical weapons in Syria.

Damascus/ New Delhi: Earlier this year, a news report published in Daily Bhaskar revealed an email in which Qatar asked Britain’s arms contractor, BRITAM to ‘transport’ chemical weapons to the Syrian town of Homs. 

 The email was revealed after BRITAM servers were hacked and megabyted of classified internal files were released to the public. From the hacked documents, an e-mail revealed startling facts.

The mail is written by Britam Defence’s Business Development Director David Goulding to Dynamic Director of the firm Phillip Doughty, who is a former SAS officer.

In the mail, Goulding is seeking advice about a proposed shipment of Chemical Weapons requested by Qatari meant for Syrian city of Homs.

The transcript of the hacked E-mail:

Phil

 We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington.

 We’ll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have.

 They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record.

 Frankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion?

 

Kind regards David.

 

Several conclusions can be drawn from the above mail.

 

The demand of a Russian speaking personal could mean that ‘unknown elements’ wants to put the blame on Russia for the use of Chemical weapons.

Recently, Barack Obama warned that any attempt made by Syrian President Basher al-Assad would mean a ‘red-line’, authorising US to intervene in the troubled Syrian conflict.

 The plotted operation, if successful would provide an ideal platform for attack on Syria. The hacked file contained the list of Ukrainian people working in Iraq, supposedly for forging videos.

 Several employees might not be enlisted as the folder /Iraq/People/ contained the photocopies of passports of several other Ukrainians. There are also some Serbs/Croatians and Georgians in the list who also might be filmed as ‘Russians’, quoted Voltairenet.org.

A story made headline in January, where in Syrian rebels were given gas masks to stage a chemical weapons attack. The attack could be used as an excuse to intervene by NATO forces, quoted in our February report.

( Complete Daily Bhaskar article Here)

 

February report adds the following:

Qatar trying to trap Russians? E-mail reveals plot to stage chemical attack on Syria.

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The email to Britam

In the mail above, Goulding is seeking advice about a proposed shipment of Chemical Weapons requested by Qatari meant for Syrian city of Homs.

Russian media reported in mid-January that rebel fighters are recruiting militants with Salvic features to play a role of Russian ‘mercenaries’ allegedly captured by Syrian opposition fighters.

The game in Syria is far more complex and conspiring than it appears. The more than 22-month-long conflict has claimed over 60,000 lives so far.

( The Daily Bhaskar February article Here )

 

It is worth noting that the two Qatari officers Major Fahd Saeed al-Hajiri and Captain Faleh Bin Khalid al-Tamimi, were subsequently killed in a suspicious explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia on 5 May.

 

The May arrests of Al-Nusra Front members in Turkey:

Now, remember the incident in May, when in Turkey Al-Qaeda affiliate (Al-Nusra Front) members were arrested by Turkish security forces and were found to have a 2kg cylinder with sarin gas,  after security forces searched the homes of Syrian militants who were previously detained.  The gas was reportedly going to be used in a bomb.

 

 

RT report on May 30th incident:

Turkey finds sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists

Turkish security forces found a 2kg cylinder with sarin gas after searching the homes of Syrian militants from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front who were previously detained, Turkish media reports. The gas was reportedly going to be used in a bomb.

The sarin gas was found in the homes of suspected Syrian Islamists detained in the southern provinces of Adana and Mersia following a search by Turkish police on Wednesday, reports say. The gas was allegedly going to be used to carry out an attack in the southern Turkish city of Adana.

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Photo taken from RT News video

On Monday, Turkish special anti-terror forces arrested 12 suspected members of the Al-Nusra Front, the Al-Qaeda affiliated group which has been dubbed “the most aggressive and successful arm” of the Syrian rebels. The group was designated a terrorist organization by the United States in December.

Police also reportedly found a cache of weapons, documents and digital data which will be reviewed by police.

Following the searches, five of those detained were released following medical examinations at the Forensic Medicine Institution Adana. Seven suspects remain in custody. Turkish authorities are yet to comment on the arrests.

In a separate incident in Adana, police reportedly received intelligence that an explosive-laden vehicle had entered the town of Adana on Thursday, the Taraf daily reports.

Ankara has attempted to bolster the Syrian opposition without becoming embroiled in the Syrian civil war, a policy which Damascus claims lead to the deadliest act of terrorism on Turkish soil.

On May 11, 51 people were killed and 140 injured after two car bombs exploded in the Turkish town of Reyhanlı, located near the country’s border with Syria. A dozen Turkish nationals have been charged in the twin bombings, and Ankara has accused Damascus of helping the suspects carry out the attack.

“This incident was carried out by an organization which is in close contact to pro-regime groups in Syria and I say this very clearly, with the Syrian Mukhabarat [intelligence agency],”  Interior Minister Muammer Guler said.

Syria’s Information Minister Omran Zoubi denied any link the attack, saying his country “did not commit and would never commit such an act because our values would not allow that”.Zoubi further charged the Turkish government had facilitated the flow of arms, explosives, funds and fighters across the country’s border into Syria, claiming that that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party bear direct responsibility [for the attack].”

 In March, the Syrian government invited the United Nations to investigate possible chemical weapons use in the Khan al-Assal area of rural Aleppo. Military experts and officials said a chemical agent, most likely sarin, was used in the attack which killed 26 people, including government forces.

Damascus claimed Al-Qaeda linked fighters were behind the attack, further alleging Turkey had a hand in the incident.

“The rocket came from a placed controlled by the terrorist and which is located close to the Turkish territory. One can assume that the weapon came from Turkey,” Zoabi said in an interview with Interfax news agency.

 

US President Barack Obama has warned any confirmed use of chemical weapons by Damascus would cross a “red line” which would prompt further action. Both Washington and London claimed there was growing evidence that such chemical agents had been used.

Less clear perhaps is whether a similar red line would apply to Syrian opposition groups such as Al-Nusra by the US and NATO allies. Author and historian Gerald Horne, for one, told RT that there are greater political dynamics at work.

“Well, one would think so, but of course we know that the United States along with its NATO partners Britain and France are quite close to the main backers of the rebels — I’m speaking of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. We know, for example, according to the Financial Times that Mr Sarkozy, the former president of France, is in very close financial relationship with the Qataris,” says Horne.

Journalist and RT contributor, Afshin Rattansi believes that the same fate will befall this story, as far as media coverage goes. All possible doubts will either be hushed or directed elsewhere, as they were toward Del Ponte’s findings.

“Carla Del Ponte – one of the greatest experts on this from the United Nations – did do an in-depth investigation only a few weeks ago, and of course, the mainstream media tried their best to ignore it and to character-assassinate Del Ponte… she did masses of work on this, and [found] It was the rebels and not the government.”

Rattansi goes on to say that “the news management of the Syria story has been incredibly sophisticated, and I don’t think it will be on the front pages of any newspapers in Britain or the United States – it will quietly disappear like Del Ponte’s case. The big story, of course, will be Russia and the delivery of the S-300.”

(Complete article from RT News Here)

 

The initial report by Turkish security forces stated that several members of Al-Nusra Front were arrested and searches of their homes produced  a 2kg cylinder with sarin gas, which is confirmed in the (Israeli) Debka report below (stated as 4 & a half pounds) of sarin nerve gas.

The Turkish government however, denied that a quantity of sarin gas had been found, alleging instead that Syrian rebel groups were seeking to buy materials that could be used to produce highly toxic sarin gas??

The suggestion therefore is that this is the beginning of one big cover up.

What we know is that as far back as July / August 2012, there were reports of Al-Qaeda  trying to smuggle chemical weapons from Libya. In fact Reuter’s Khaled Oweis stated : The Free Syrian Army (FSA) has now acquired chemical weapons from Libya. 

Add to this the (arms contractor) BRITAM hacked email/s which confirm that Qatar was seeking transport for chemical weapons to Homs, Syria in December 2012, in which the email clearly states the following:   “Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington.”

“We’ll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have.”

Also as nsnbc reported:  The two Qatari officers, Major Fahd Saeed al-Hajiri and Captain Faleh Bin Khalid al-Tamimi, had reportedly transported the chemical substances from Qatar through Turkey, with the foreknowledge, approval and direct help of Turkish authorities who have covered over the transfer of the substances to the terrorists.

 

 

 

nsnbc report on June 23rd 2013

Israeli Intelligence News: Syria Rebels Possess Chemical Weapons, US-NATO Delivering Heavy Weapons to the Terrorists

The following report by the Israeli Intelligence news outlet Debka (quoting Turkish police sources) acknowledges that Al Nusrah rather than Syrian government forces have chemical weapons in their possession: Turkish police round up Al Qaeda-linked Syrian Al Nusra terrorists in raids in Istanbul and southern cities near the Syrian border, Turkey police Friday arrested 12 members of al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, Al Nusra Front.

Found in their possession were four and a half pounds of sarin nerve gas, hand guns, grenades, bullets and documents for what the Turkish daily Zaman reported was a bomb attack on the Turkish town of Adana. (Debka, June 15, 2013, emphasis)

The Israeli intelligence news report quoted above contradicts the authoritative memo of the US intelligence community. It refutes the assessment of US intelligence which allegedly provides evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons against the rebels. 

It was on the basis of this US intelligence memo that Obama threatened President Bashar Al Assad for having crossed the red line:

“Following a deliberative review, our intelligence community assesses that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons, including the nerve agent sarin, on a small scale against the opposition multiple times in the last year,”

White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said in a statement. “Our intelligence community has high confidence in that assessment given multiple, independent streams of information.”

“Obama has give notice to President Bashar Al Assad of  ‘enormous consequences’  for having crossed the ‘red line’” by allegedly using chemical weapons.

In an unusual twist, the Israeli Debka report largely upholds the position taken by Russia’s president Vladimir Putin at the G-8 Summit in Northern Ireland.

Of significance, Debka also acknowledges that Al Nusrah –which is also supported covertly by Israel– is a terrorist organization. Moreover, Debka also confirms (without explicitly referring to Al Nusrah) that the US and NATO have delivered heavy weapons to the same Al Qaeda affiliated rebels in the Aleppo region bordering onto Turkey:

NATO and a number of European governments, most significantly the UK, have started airlifting heavy weapons to the Syrian rebels poised in Aleppo to fend off a major Syrian army offensive, according to debkafile’s exclusive military sources. They disclose that the first shipments were landed Monday night, June 17, and early Tuesday in Turkey and Jordan. They contained anti-air and tank missiles as well as recoilless 120 mm cannons mounted on jeeps. From there, they were transferred to rebel forces in southern Syria and Aleppo in the northwest. (Debka, June 18, 2013)

(Complete nsnbc article Here) Also (Article written by Michel Chossudovsky from  Center for Research on Globalization )

 

The original Turkish security forces statement of finding a 2kg cylinder with sarin gas at the home/s of the Al-Nusra members who were already detained by police. Was also described & confirmed by Debka as 4 & a half pounds ( 1kg = 2.2 lbs) of sarin nerve gas.

Yet despite this the actual trial as described by the L.A. Times below refutes the claim that any sarin gas was found by Turkish security services.

In fact shortly after the arrests came to light, Turkish officials denied as erroneous some initial reports that sarin had been seized as part of the investigation, claiming instead that the accused were indicted for seeking to buy materials that could be used to produce highly toxic sarin gas ??

 

 

L.A. Times report September 13th 2013:

Syrian rebel groups sought sarin gas material, Turkish prosecutors say!

Article by Patrick J. McDonnell of the Los Angeles Times: September 13, 2013,

BEIRUT — Prosecutors in southern Turkey have alleged that Syrian rebel groups were seeking to buy materials that could be used to produce highly toxic sarin gas, Turkish media reported Friday.

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An indictment issued in the southern city of Adana alleged that a Syrian national identified as Hytham Qassap, 35, was in Turkey trying to procure chemical materials for a pair of well-known Islamist rebel blocs, Al Nusra Front and the Ahrar al-Sham Brigades, the reports said. Washington has designated Al Nusra Front as a terrorist group linked to Al Qaeda.

Five other suspects, all Turkish citizens, were indicted in the case, Turkish media reported. All six suspects have pleaded not guilty, according to the English-language Hurriyet Daily News, which quoted from the indictment.

The alleged ring never manufactured sarin, a potent nerve agent, according to Turkish media. The investigation began with a tip to police that some Syrian rebel groups might be seeking to obtain materials in Turkey to produce chemical weapons, the reports said.

In May, Turkish police arrested 11 suspects in connection with the case. Turkish officials denied as erroneous some initial reports that sarin had been seized as part of the investigation.

Syrian authorities have repeatedly cited the Adana arrests to bolster their allegation that it is the armed opposition, not their own military, that has mounted poison gas attacks, including the Aug. 21 incident outside Damascus that left hundreds dead.

Russia, Syria’s close ally, has alleged that the opposition has created a chemical weapons “cottage industry,” designed to frame the Syrian government and prompt Western intervention in the civil war.

On Friday, Louay Mekdad, spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian National Coalition, said via telephone from Turkey that his group had “no connection” to the Adana case, and he repeated denials of charges that the opposition possesses chemical weapons.

(Complete LA Times article Here)

 

In view of all of the above, the Turkish decision to send extra aid workers trained to identify and decontaminate chemical weapons victims to its border with Syria, appears far less coincidental than first thought. In fact there is at least the suggestion that there were already chemical trained personnel at the border areas prior to the August announcement.

Furthermore, despite claims by Turkish officials that the arrested members of Al-Nusra had not been arrested with (as reported) a 2kg cylinder and the later statement which read: “Turkish officials denied as erroneous some initial reports that sarin had been seized as part of the investigation.”.

 

F. Michael Maloof of WND Information Clearing House produced the following:

 US Military Confirms Rebels Had Sarin.

September 12, 2013 “Information Clearing House – “WND” – As part of the Obama administration’s repeated insistence – though without offering proof – that the recent sarin gas attack near Damascus was the work of the Assad regime, the administration has downplayed or denied the possibility that al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels could produce deadly chemical weapons.

However, in a classified document just obtained by WND, the U.S. military confirms that sarin was confiscated earlier this year from members of the Jabhat al-Nusra Front, the most influential of the rebel Islamists fighting in Syria.

The document says sarin from al-Qaida in Iraq made its way into Turkey and that while some was seized, more could have been used in an attack last March on civilians and Syrian military soldiers in Aleppo.

The document, classified Secret/Noforn – “Not for foreign distribution” – came from the U.S. intelligence community’s National Ground Intelligence Center, or NGIC, and was made available to WND Tuesday.

It revealed that AQI had produced a “bench-scale” form of sarin in Iraq and then transferred it to Turkey.

A U.S. military source said there were a number of interrogations as well as some clan reports as part of what the document said were “50 general indicators to monitor progress and characterize the state of the ANF/AQI-associated Sarin chemical warfare agent developing effort.”

“This (document) depicts our assessment of the status of effort at its peak – primarily research and procurement activities – when disrupted in late May 2013 with the arrest of several key individuals in Iraq and Turkey,” the document said.

“Future reporting of indicators not previously observed would suggest that the effort continues to advance despite the arrests,”the NGIC document said.

The report of the U.S. intelligence community’s NGIC reinforces a preliminary U.N. investigation of the attack in Aleppo which said the evidence pointed to Syrian rebels.

It also appears to bolster allegations in a 100-page report on an investigation turned over to the U.N. by Russia. The report concluded the Syrian rebels – not the Syrian government – had used the nerve agent sarin in the March chemical weapons attack in Aleppo.

While the contents of the report have yet to be released, sources tell WND the documentation indicates that deadly sarin poison gas was manufactured in a Sunni-controlled region of Iraq and then transported to Turkey for use by the Syrian opposition, whose ranks have swelled with members of al-Qaida and affiliated groups.

The documentation that the U.N. received from the Russians indicated specifically that the sarin gas was supplied to Sunni foreign fighters by a Saddam-era general working under the outlawed Iraqi Baath party leader, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.

Al-Douri was a top aide to Saddam Hussein before he was deposed as Iraqi president.

( Complete article from WND Information Clearing House Here )

 

 

The Conclusion,

The initial conclusion that can be drawn with certainty is that that latest chemical attack a toxic shell which exploded near the Kurdish defense forces checkpoint, close to the border with Turkey in the city of Ras al-Ayn al-Hasakah, was indeed launched by the (so called) rebel forces.

The lack of international media attention, recognition or reporting on the latest use of chemical weapons in Ras al-Ayn al-Hasakah, is a direct reflection of their (international media) unwillingness to break with the party line (so to speak). In simple terms, some International media outlets have served only as parrots for US & European governments and their Gulf Nation agents and in doing so, have become de facto agents of propaganda on behalf of Al-Qaeda and their affiliate in Syria, the Al-Nusra Front.

That said, it would be remiss of us to fail to recognise those who are willing to tell the truth, such as RT News ,  AINA ,  (J-Post) the Jerusalem Post and (WND) Information Clearing House .

 

Breaking News: 

Chemicals seized at Turkey’s Syria border raise questions   (5th Nov 2013)

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has raised questions over the seizure of chemical material, along with barrels of unidentified cargo, in vehicles which attempted to illegally cross the border from the Turkish side to the Syrian side over the weekend.

“One person has been arrested. Barrels which are suspected to contain chemical material were inside the vehicles. Traffic was from Turkey to Syria. Do not be surprised if a statement suggesting that the arrested person is a Syrian spy comes from the government,” CHP Deputy Chair Faruk Loğoğlu said Nov. 4.

Turkish patrol border units seized around one ton of sulfur in addition to eight sealed barrels, the contents of which were unknown, from a convoy trying to illegally enter the country from Syria on Nov. 2, the General Staff announced in a statement posted on its official website.

The convoy of three vehicles refused to stop as it attempted to illegally cross the border near the southeastern Turkish town of Reyhanlı, according to the statement.

Para-military police were forced to shoot out the tires of the vehicles to stop them, and three drivers jumped out and fled in the direction of Syria. One of them was arrested, the General Staff said, without specifying the nationality of the suspect. The haul of sulfur and the other unidentified substance will be examined by a team of army specialists, the statement said.

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN) units from the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency have been examining the seized material, noted the statement.

Loğoğlu, meanwhile, also voiced doubt that a case looking into allegations that radical Syrian rebel groups were seeking to procure materials that could be used to produce highly toxic sarin gas was being covered up.

Separately, CHP deputy Hurşit Güneş criticized the release of the primary suspect in the same case after a hearing by a local court in Adana on Oct. 30.

“We want this case not to be closed. If the case in Adana is closed and these terrorist elements are acquitted, then it will be a shame for Turkey. Turkey cannot be a place where al-Qaeda elements can be nurtured and can get rest,” Güneş said.

( Complete Hurriyet Daily News article here )

 

It looks very much as though “Father Recep Tayyip Erdoğan” as he is referred to by members of the Farouk Brigade, because he allows them unrestricted travel across the Turkish border to Syria, will soon be facing serious questions from both his own government and opposition party leaders, regarding the cover up of the recent 2kg cylinder incident along with the latest breaking news above.

T.J. Total World View.

November 5th 2013.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Excellent, comprehensive expose. A pity we didn’t have this kind of citizen journalism during the Vietnam War – to expose the lies and deceit used to sell that war to Congress and the American public.

    • tubularsock says:

      I agree …. however Congress then and Congress now are the same slim-bags. Citizen journalism that is not read doesn’t do any good!

      Congress and the fucking president don’t seem to know about Google.

      Even during the VN period Tubularsock was receiving reports that exposed the truth many on handouts. But even if you mailed the information into Congress they didn’t want to look.

      They would rather keep their heads up their asses and use plausible deniability rather than take a look at the truth. Otherwise they’d have to take responsibility!

      This post in a message for truth but the power structure has a different plan. That is the sad truth of both now and Vietnam.

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