Update: This whole stunt has a bad smell to it and it's not just Sarin gas.
It would make no sense for the Assad regime to commit an act such as this with everything going their way in this conflict. I still think the "attack" was an invention. Gas is a tough thing to disprove. Every side has it and the capability to use it. And having Turkey do an autopsy means nothing since they have a big stake in the opposition, having been selling them arms for years now in exchange for oil. This we know is true so as far as anyone knows, it could be Turkey's idea AND their gas.
People may well have been gassed but the point is: Who gassed them? Which side would benefit from such an act?
But it's still Assad's fault and the leaders of the world have been very quick to condemn him anyway. That's because they all want in on Syria. It turns out that there is more than one tyrannical regime that is involved in the Syrian conflict alright.
I'm leaving the blog up untouched because it does represent my skepticism on the reliability of ANY information we get coming out of Syria. The West continues to look for excuses to intervene.
Perhaps Assad did gas people in this latest media push OR perhaps the whole thing has been made up and did not even happen, again!
This is the real dilemma of the Rebel Opposition: Not as many people are jumping through the reactionary hoop anymore. Except for John McCain, that guy will believe anything when it comes to starting a war.
Did this attack happen at all? Where are the bodies? No bodies. When Amnesty International or Doctors without Borders shows up if at all, they'll be shown filled in graves. Anybody under there? We're told; "We have to bury victims right away, it's our religion." They can never keep these "victims" above ground long enough for outsiders to prove there were victims at all. Nobody ever seems to check. Only mass graves are dug up. There are Muslims under those too but that's another story.
Perhaps these agencies and media outlets don't want to confirm the dead because to think it real fits their political narrative. Who knows? We really don't. All we have to go on is what the people on the ground say and I have seen how tightly controlled the message is coming out of these places like Syria and Gaza and you have too. The media reporting can't be believed either. They have no credibility to say anything about anything anymore. I could name a group like CNN and you already know what they're going to say. They are very consistent in their slant and therefore can't be relied upon for the weather never mind if an international event has occurred.
The setup is pretty much the same as the other staged "attacks". We get video of people carrying "bodies" in blankets or "bodies" lying in ruble and then later we sometimes even see them walking around, oops!
We see "Doctors" frantically working on people usually in a small enclosed space using a single camera but we don't know what it's all about since it's just a person on a table. Put that scene in a daytime soap opera and it would look the same. What does it even mean? It means the Rebel Opposition gets NBC's "Days of our Lives" on the Internet.
We also see narrow angle pictures of people with respirators on, people holding half naked children and that idiot John McCain warning Bashar al Assad that his actions will not be tolerated even though NONE of this has been confirmed.
But why wait for the facts to come in when I'm John McCain, crazy person?
I've seen this act over and over. It's tiresome to see the media and people reacting to falsehoods like they were fact. But like PT Barnum so famously said; "There's a sucker born every minute."
We're also told there were war planes but who said that? Well, they did!
Totally believable, right?
No war planes, no gas, nothing but another attempt to get back in the news after being overshadowed by other world events.
It's all a shade and since other things are going on in the world that continue crowd the "plight" of the rebels off of the front page, it is a constant struggle to stay at the top of the news cycle and although I believe the Rebel Opposition would gas their own people to get an international photo op and probably have in the past, This time it looks like just another attention getting media stunt. But then again...it remains to be seen.
There has been a huge divide in proving there was gas used and who used it. Even the French couldn't prove who actually used the gas in their own investigation back in 2014 and 2015 although since then U.S. media had reported that it had been confirmed. Go figure.
So sorry Mr. McCain but you've been Punked yet again. Please go kill yourself before you do any more harm to the peoples of this world. If there is an untried war criminal in all of this it is YOU. If you weren't so drug addled, I would say you have no conscience but in reality you have no mind left to lose.
The Rebel Opposition has been trying to parlay such incidents into attracting outside intervention in their Civil War from the very beginning because they know they don't have the resources to win. And why should they win?
Because Assad is "Bad"? Assad was bad under Obama because Mr. Obama was on a campaign to destabilize the Middle East and aid Hard Right Wing militant groups in takeovers of these countries like Libya and Egypt. And heaven forbid Assad didn't feel like being overthrown. The GALL!
Hence the U.S. media campaign, the chemical weapons accusations, the humanitarian crisis's and all the "Assad is a bad man" stuff. Like the Rebel Opposition is fighting for the Pope, apple pie and all that is good in the world. If it wasn't for the Obama Administration supplying them, they wouldn't have lasted this long. It was just that U.S. intervention that drew Russia into the conflict and elevated the destruction. Keep in mind the people who these Rebels are. Compared to the Rebel Opposition, Assad looks downright Moderate. And if Assad should happen to fall, the following Rebel purge will make the siege of Aleppo look like a kindergarten play.
But would THAT humanitarian crisis ever get reported? Good question. Civil Wars need winners and losers. In this one, there isn't much to cheer for but you all should see through the reasons why this whole incident here has been faked.