Sarin In Syria: some degree of varying confidence!

Almost everyone agrees that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, most probably Sarin Gas. However, Who did use sarin gas as a weapon?, is a question that leads to absolutely contradictory answers. US sources are speaking with increasing stridency that it is the Assad forces, that is the Syrian government, which has used the chemical weapons. “American intelligence officials believe the Syrian regime used chemical weapons on a small scale, including the deadly nerve agent sarin, the White House said today, a revelation that could provoke US intervention in the civil war that has already claimed more than 70,000 lives. “The United States and the international community have a number of potential responses available, and no option is off the table,” Michael E. Rodriguez, assistant to the President and director of the office of legislative affairs, wrote in a public letter to senators today. British and French officials were already convinced that Syria has used sarin and possibly other chemical weapons. Additionally, Wired is reporting that American intelligence found sarin in the blood of multiple people. President Barack Obama had said that the use of chemical warfare would be a “red line” that would induce the US to act“. US, British, and French want the world to trust their story. Obama wouldn’t hesitate one bit to use his remote warfare capabilities (The Invisible Drone Wars); but has strangely asked for endorsement of his intelligence from UN inspection team. However, USA’s mainstream jingoistic media is already on the roll.
US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, was already informing credulous audience in Abu Dhabi, UAE, that US intelligence has **concluded with some degree of varying confidence** that Syrian President Basher Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons- specifically sarin gas.
Fortunately for truth, it seems everyone in the international community is not  subverted. Carla Del Ponte, a former Swiss attorney-general and member of The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria, said in an interview with Swiss-Italian television: “This was use (of sarin gas) on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities“. “(Reuters) – U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria’s civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday. The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte. Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated, Del Ponte said in an interview with Swiss-Italian television. This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities, she added, speaking in Italian“.
However, the campaign to besmirch the statement of Carla De Ponte, has began rolling without a delay. **“We are highly sceptical of any suggestions that the opposition used chemical weapons,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney. “We think it highly likely that Assad regime was responsible but we have to be sure about the facts before we make any decisions about a response.”**
While no one can match the way some leading lights and spokesmen of US administration can lie through their teeth, they pretty ineptly give away the game to keen observers by their palpable hedging and use of clumsy phrases. The example of hedging is highly sceptical or highly likely. The clumsy phrasing doesn’t need identifying, but it is right here, concluded with some degree of varying confidence. Now what exactly Hagel wished to convey with the phrase, -“conclusion” was drawn with “some degree of varying confidence”. What was the “degree”?, and how much “varying” was the confidence? If there are any skeptics who don’t see the reality as it is, then one only need to dig out Rumsfeld’s, Dick Cheney’s, George W Bush’s, Collin Powell’s, and Condelleza Rice’s clumsy lies about Iraq’s WMDs
Sarin, a colourless, odourless gas which can cause respiratory arrest and death, is classed as a weapon of mass destruction and is banned under international law. 
The lies of the establishment are Colourless, Odourless, too. Lies MURDER truth, DISORIENT people, WREAK havoc. No Caged Canaries work here, except constant Vigilance and the Skill to spot a lie.
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2 Responses to “Sarin In Syria: some degree of varying confidence!”

  1. Sadanand Patwardhan Says:

    US official: Syrian rebels lack 'ability or intent' to use chemical weaponshttp://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/06/18084859-us-official-syrian-rebels-lack-ability-or-intent-to-use-chemical-weapons?liteAl Qaeda's track record with chemical weaponshttp://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/06/opinion/bergen-chemical-weapons-syria/

  2. Basir Orgaden Says:

    Zaman has it that Seven members of Syria's militant al-Nusra group were detained on Wednesday after police found sarin gas. Turkish newspapers claimed on Thursday that two kilograms of sarin gas, which is usually used for making bombs and was banned by the UN in 1991, had been found in the homes of suspects detained in the southern provinces of Adana and Mersin. Twelve suspects were caught by the police on Monday. The reports claimed that the al-Nusra members had been planning a bomb attack for Thursday in Adana but that the attack was averted when the police caught the suspects.http://www.todayszaman.com/news-316966-report-police-foil-al-nusra-bomb-attack-planned-for-adana.html

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