Who is Behind Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria?
With all the saber rattling coming from our administration in the recent days, I’m starting to get déjà vu. Remember the Bush administration using claims of weapons of mass destruction to begin the war with Iraq? How is deciding that the use of chemical weapons justifies our entry into a Syrian Civil War any different? Especially when they have failed to present any proof that it was the Assad government that used these chemical weapons? Check out the news story below from a few weeks ago to see what I mean. Has anyone noticed our mainstream news media alerting American’s to these revelations and how they may complicate our Administration’s current war footing?
(Reuters) Earlier, several Turkish newspapers had reported that 12 people from Syria’s al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front who allegedly had been planning an attack inside Turkey and were in possession of 2 kg (4.5 pounds) of sarin, had been detained in Adana.
The raids highlight the growing concern that Syria’s civil war is dragging in neighboring states.
In the worst example of the spillover into Turkey, 52 people were killed when twin car bombs ripped through the border town of Reyhanli on May 11. Turkey has accused Syria of involvement in the attacks, but Damascus has denied any role.
Nusra is one of the most effective forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad and last month pledged allegiance to al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri. The U.S. State Department designated Nusra as a terrorist organization in December.
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