Did The Rebels Use Chemical Weapons: The UN Report and the EvidenceSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 14:57
The long-awaited UN report on the usage of chemical weapons in Syria has been released.
While the White House and the New York Times have already taken the report and argued that it helps their argument that Assad used chemical weapons, it may be more prudent to look at what the UN report states and how the possibility remains that the Syrian rebels could have used chemical weapons.
In the report, the UN stated the following: “Information about the delivery systems used was essential for the investigation. Indeed, several surface to surface rockets capable of delivering significant chemical payloads were identified and recorded at the investigated sites.”
The main questions that need to be asked are:
1. Did the Syrian rebels have sarin gas?
2. Did the Syrian rebels have access to surface to surface missiles before August 21, 2013?
In regards to the sarin gas, the Syrian rebels did in fact have sarin gas before the day of the incident. Just this past May, it was reported that according to the UN “Testimony from victims strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin nerve gas.”