September 04, 2013
Videos Implicate Syrian Opposition In Chemical Attacks
(Screenshot of Saudi chemical bags labeled in Arabic and English)
Walid Shoebat writes:
Recent news of a chemical weapons attack in Syria smacks of desperation. The question comes down to who is most desperate right now, the Assad regime or the Muslim Brotherhood rebels? Consider that since June, Assad's forces have been winning. According to a CBS News report from last month, victories for the rebels had become "increasingly rare" and that the Muslim Brotherhood-backed opposition fighters were sustaining "some of their heaviest losses" near Damascus.
The New York Times echoed this sentiment, even saying that before gaining the upper hand, concerns were that Assad would use chemical weapons; he did not.
In fact, even before Assad's forces gained the momentum, a UN official reportedly found evidence of rebels using chemical weapons but no evidence Assad's regime did.
One of several videos with Shoebat's article purporting to show chemical tip missiles being launched by Syrian Rebels:
The whole thing is an excellent read. I highly recommend it. I hate to quote a quote but within Shoebat's article is a quote from historian Mark Almond. He explains why Obama and most Western leaders are so desperate to pin the blame on Assad:
"Western governments... want to say 'Gotcha'. They have been demanding the fall of Assad for more than two-and-a-half years now and it has become increasingly frustrating that his regime has shown much more resilience than they had expected, despite the resources that they and the Gulf Kingdoms have thrown into the war on the other side.
It is also like a distraction from the embarrassment of Egypt, where we see the European and the US governments basically using weasel words to avoid any kind of condemnation of a massacre in the streets of Cairo. So there are both the specifics of Syria and the context of what is going on elsewhere in the Arab world, especially in Egypt."