Syria - UN Report - 25 questions

Question 1: Why was the news of the chemical attack posted before the attack took place?

Question 2: Were the weapons home-made or were they produced in a factory?

Question 3: If the Iranians told the USA in 2012 that terrorists operating in Syria had chemical weapons, why did US Secretary of State John Kerry say they did not and why would it be outside the realms of possibility for them to have deployed such weaponry in Ghouta?

Question 4: Why would the Syrian Armed Forces have deployed such weaponry in an area where their own forces were massing on the eve of a UN inspection?

Question 5: Why was the first video to be released (Amer Mosa), which claimed to be a recording of the attack, showing the terrorists operating in Syria firing rockets at Government positions?

Question 6: Why does the date of the said video antecede the attack and how can its title referring to chemical weapons be taken seriously if the video was released before the attack took place?

Question 7: Why does the launching gear for the rockets in the video resemble a BM-14, used by terrorists in Afghanistan?

Question 8: Why does the Obama regime in Washington not take seriously allegations that al-Qaeda in Syria could have produced or handled sarin gas when the US military knew that sarin gas was confiscated from the terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra front earlier in 2013?

Question 9: Why has Washington turned a blind eye to the use of chemical weaponry, more specifically sarin gas, by the terrorists operating in Syria against Government troops and emergency service personnel in Khan al-Assal, Aleppo, in March?

Question 10: Given the extremely sparse population along border regions and porous nature of Syria's frontiers, would it have been impossible for western-backed terrorists to have brought the weaponry to Syria through Turkey or would it have been impossible for Al-Qaeda in Iraq to have produced bench-scale sarin and brought it across the frontier?

Question 11: Why does John Kerry deny that the terrorists operating in Syria have no chemical weaponry when in May 2013 the Turkish authorities seized chemical weaponry, namely sarin gas, from property being used by the terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra Front? And what are terrorist organizations doing operating in NATO territory? Do we then assume that NATO harbours terrorists?

Question 12: Why did the west not make a thorough investigation at the time (May), as requested by the Russian authorities?

Question 13: Why did the United Nations Organization fail to investigate the same incident when the Syrian authorities requested that it do so?

Question 14: Why was the Russian report on the use of sarin gas by terrorists operating in Syria, and delivered to the UNO, not taken seriously at the time by Washington?

Question 15: The terrorism expert Yossef Bodansky has stated that a preliminary analysis of the sarin gas used in Ghouta shows that it was not military grade, but rather, a "kitchen" variety.

Question 16: If the sarin had been military grade, then why did the people moving the victims, without any protective clothing or masks, not die instantly?

Question 17: If it has been proved that the terrorists at work in Syria have links to groups in Iraq and Afghanistan, where laboratories capable of making deadly chemical agents have been discovered, is it impossible that such groups had the wherewithal to procure and obtain the said weaponry?

Question 18: Why are the projectiles shown by the opposition to the UN not standard equipment of the Syrian military?

Question 19: How would one explain the Skype conversation overheard, in English, by captives held by al-Nusra for five months, released on Monday, about the chemical attack in Ghouta? And why in English?

Question 20: Why has the media not picked up on the voice of many intelligence experts, including former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, stating that the Syrian authorities were not responsible for the chemical weapons attack in Ghouta?

Question 21: Why has President Obama not revealed that he was informed of an upcoming attack with chemicals one week before the event, to create a game-changer, why has President Obama not revealed that he was sent videos showing terrorists operating in Syria firing gas canisters, including personnel from al-Qaeda-associated groups?

Question 22: Did Barack Obama state on November 18 2012, or did he not: "There is no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders"?

Question 23: How to answer the question from Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, "Why are there no casualty figures from the opposition? Maybe someone can explain, how chemical weapons allegedly targeting the opposition fighters, managed to miss them all?"

Question 24: How can anyone call the UN Report squeaky-clean when the UN report itself lists under the rubric 'Limitations': "The time necessary to conduct a detailed survey of both locations as well as take samples was very limited. The sites have been well travelled by other individuals both before and during the investigation. Fragments and other possible evidence have clearly been handled/moved prior to the arrival of the investigation team".

Question 25: When the terrorist forces operating in Syria realized they had made a huge mistake and that the Russians were privy to what was really going on, did they panic and try to destroy the evidence?

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey



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