Connecting Fuzzy Dots, Pt 3… Who Used The Chemical Weapons?

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Something I wrote on a previous post concerning the use of chemical weapons:

“So. Because someone used chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, we’re on the precipice of directly involving ourselves in yet another Middle East war….

Are we that sure this was done by the Syrian government and not the rebels? That was my thought on the first supposed “attack” back in May. We have no idea who did this. The different factions that make up the rebels are no angels. They are not the civilians who started the uprising. Now, the US is saying that they have intercepted phone calls and e-mail from the Syrian governments (and listening to them is against NSA policy, since this is not specifically a terrorist attack). I want to hear this and know the accuracy of this.”

Well, it is starting to look like it WAS the rebels. From Reuters:

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.”

I don’t know if the rebels are losing… But they certainly aren’t winning. It would make no sense for the Assad government to use sarin gas right when the UN inspectors are coming into the country to investigate the first reported use of gas back in May. It would make much more sense for the rebels to use it in hopes that the US would blame Assad and thus drawing us into the conflict on their side. We are, idiotically, already committed to arming them, if we weren’t already (see my original “Fuzzy Dots” post). If you’re the rebels, why not do something that would bring them more advantages, even if it were just dropping a few tomahawks on government facilities?

If this does pan out, and it was the rebels instead of the Syrian government that used the gas this time, the Obama administration is going to end up looking like a bunch of fools who, once again, pushed to involve us in yet another middle east quagmire based on false intelligence. Thank God the British Parliament had the nads to derail the push to take action before all the facts were in. With out their rejection, I’m pretty sure we already would have taken action.

One more thing… Note that one of the few bits of information the administration HAS released about the evidence they claim supports the notion the Syrian government did use the gas are NSA obtained phone records and conversations. I wonder if that specific piece of evident was purposely released and used to try and justify the existence of this troubling program????

“Look! It helped us with the Syrian sarin case, and we were able to use it to bring justice to those bad actors!”…. Not!