Tydligen har FN-observatörerna varit och besökt Khan Al Asal till slut. Platsen som Syrien och Ryssland sa sig ha bevis för att ”rebellerna” använt kemiska vapen i mars i år, och som FN-teamet kom till Syrien för att undersöka någon dag innan den stora kemvapen-händelsen i augusti, och som man inte hann med då.
sverigesradio.se – FN-rapport om kemattacker i Syrien –
voiceofrussia.com – UN report inconclusive of Syrian troops’ involvement in chemical incidents – Moscow –
voiceofrussia.com – ‘Chemical weapons were used at multiple sites against both civilians and military targets’ – Farhan Haq
voltairenet.org – UN Report on Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic (hela rapporten för nedladdning som pdf)
Michel Chossudovsky and Julie Lévesque – The UN Syria Mission Confirms that Rebels Were in Possession of Chemical Weapons
The UN has published its final report on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
While the UN Mission has skirted the central issue as to “who is behind the attacks”, its findings, nonetheless, suggest that the Al Qaeda affiliated opposition rebels rather than government forces were involved in the use of chemical weapons against civilians and government forces.
The findings show that in at least 3 attacks, civilians as well as soldiers were targeted, which is a strong indication that the rebels (supported covertly by the the US, NATO, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey and Qatar) were in possession of chemical weapons and that these chemical weapons were used against both Syrian government forces as well as civilians.
Press TV – Russia voices concern over arms capture in Syria
bbc.co.uk – Syria crisis: Time to rethink a future with Assad?
foreignpolicy.com – Why Is Saudi Arabia Buying 15,000 U.S. Anti-Tank Missiles for a War It Will Never Fight? Hint: Syria
Alexander Mezyaev – Syria: Strike Probability Increases as Chemical Disarmament Proceeds
The process of Syria’s chemical weapons elimination is making headway fully in accordance with the plan worked out by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The United Nations Secretary General said the Geneva-2 talks are to kick off on January 22 (8).
The fact that the plan is being successfully implemented evokes fury among those, who, as before, rely exclusively on the use of force and toppling the SyriPresident as the ways to solve the issue…
The weapons are to be fully destroyed till June 30 2014 outside Syria. The nearest step is the destruction of another category of chemical weapons on the Syrian territory till December 2013. (9)
Those who relied on undermining the process of peaceful management in Syria realize they have very little time left.
Tony Cartalucci – Syria’s War: The Next Phase
“Moderate” myth is dropped as West prepares to leverage terror threat to end war in their favor.
The alleged fleeing of General Selim Idriss of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA), was more symbolic than anything else. Whether or not he really fled, and whether he is in Turkey or Qatar is of little consequence. The so-called “moderates” he commanded were nothing more than a smokescreen, a cheap veneer applied to the hardcore Wahabist extremists of Al Qaeda’s Al Nusra franchise and similar fronts that have formed the core of foreign-backed militancy turned against the Syrian people from the very beginning of the conflict.
The West has abandoned the “moderate” myth to fully embrace the terror menace it itself has created in Syria. By threatening Syria’s allies with a prolonged Iraq-style terror threat, and the possibility of it being used as a springboard for operations elsewhere, it hopes to pressure the end of their support for the Syrian government and an end to the conflict favorable for Western interests. Instead, this new “terror threat” gives Syria’s allies a chance to more openly and extensively support Syria to combat what is truly a “war on terror.”
Ismail Salami – Qatar Trains Death Warriors For Syria War
It is now more evident than ever before that Qatar is playing a vital role in stoking up the chaos which is tearing Syria apart.
Informed sources have recently exposed that in the heart of Doha stand centers for training assassins of different nationalities who are dispatched to Syria to fight against the government of Bashar al-Assad. These would-be assassins are subjected to heavy military training as well as Wahhabi teachings.
Phil Greaves – Syria: Media Disinformation, War Propaganda and the Corporate Media’s “Independent Bloggers”
A glaring example of one of the major pitfalls emerging in supposed “new media” has arisen during the conflict in Syria. Most notably in the form of YouTube blogger, and self-proclaimed weapons expert Eliot Higgins, aka “Brown Moses”. The clique of highly ideological analysts, think-tankers and journalists Higgins’ regularly works with and consults – alongside the dubiously funded western NGO’s he receives payment from – provide a stark indication as to the factions within the corporate media circus this supposedly independent blogger is operating in unison with.