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Monday, May 06, 2013

The Nightland World of Syria

Ms. Carla del Ponte of the UN

Syria crisis: UN's del Ponte says evidence rebels 'used sarin'

Carla del Ponte: "I was a little bit stupefied by the first indication of the use of nerve gas by the opposition"

Testimony from victims of the Syrian conflict suggests rebels have used the nerve agent sarin, according to a leading United Nations investigator.

Carla del Ponte told Swiss TV there were "strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof". However, she said her panel had not yet seen evidence of government forces using chemical weapons. Syria has recently come under growing Western pressure over the alleged use of such weapons.

Ms del Ponte, who serves on the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, said in an interview with Swiss-Italian TV: "Our investigators have been in neighbouring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals... Ms del Ponte, a former Swiss attorney-general and prosecutor with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, did not rule out the possibility that government troops might also have used chemical weapons, but said further investigation was needed.

Finally it has been stated. Over the past few weeks, the Syrian government has been asking that the use of nerve gas be investigated in certain key areas. The logic of the situation pointed to clear proof existing of the rebel use of nerve gas: why would the government accused of using nerve gas beg for an investigation in a given place, unless it knew that gas had been used there, and the user had been its opposition.

That is the agony of Syria: a dictatorship of Assad, or a dictatorship of the radical destroyers of life by any means.
Which of you choose to remain unaware?
Thus far, our government and the NATO governments have been supporting the radicals who have employed nerve gas, thereby creating a future for us and our children of nightmarish dimensions and nightlandish displays.

Just as Guernica led to a more general conflagration, so will the events of the last few weeks unless we abruptly change course.

the expression "nightlandish" refers to the horrors of the story of William Hope Hodgson, The Night Lands

To answer the question where the rebels may have gotten nerve gas from, the stocks of such weapons in Libya have not been accounted for.

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