Turkey finds Sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists – reports
Published time: May 30, 2013 16:56
Edited time: May 31, 2013 12:02
Turkish security forces found a 2kg [4.4lb] cylinder with sarin gas after searching the homes of Syrian militants from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front who were previously detained, Turkish media reports. The gas was reportedly going to be used in a bomb.
The sarin gas was found in the homes of suspected Syrian Islamists detained in the southern provinces of Adana and Mersia following a search by Turkish police on Wednesday, reports say. The gas was allegedly going to be used to carry out an attack in the southern Turkish city of Adana.
On Monday, Turkish special anti-terror forces arrested 12 suspected members of the Al-Nusra Front, the Al-Qaeda affiliated group which has been dubbed "the most aggressive and successful arm” of the Syrian rebels. The group was designated a terrorist organization by the United States in December.
Police also reportedly found a cache of weapons, documents and digital data...
In March, the Syrian government invited the United Nations to investigate possible chemical weapons use in the Khan al-Assal area of rural Aleppo. Military experts and officials said a chemical agent, most likely sarin, was used in the attack which killed 26 people, including government forces.
Damascus claimed Al-Qaeda linked fighters were behind the attack...
the findings of UN chemical weapons expert Carla Del Ponte ... found evidence of their use by the rebels..."... use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities," Del Ponte [said]...
Exposure to ...sarin gas...causes convulsions, paralysis, loss of respiratory functions and potentially death.
Full version at: http://rt.com/news/sarin-gas-turkey-al-nusra-021/
[[NOTE: My commentary that follows below will be in the green -- Brianroy]]
Al Nusrah is simply the Al Qaeda of Iraq, which fought and killed many hundreds of United States Military in Iraq, reconstituted by the Obama Administration with the help of the nations of Qatar and Saudi Arabia into Syria. The use of Freedom Fighter by the Obama Administration means they fight Freedom and FOR oppression. It is the employment of misinformation semantics to dupe the Media and the general public to think in themes of how they have been trained to think, rather than in what the reality and literal interpretation is or optional definition also is.
It is especially important that the public know that Al Nusrah IS Al Qaeda as far as the United States is concerned, and despite being labeled as a terrorist organization by the Obama Administration in December of 2012, they have and are receiving material aid and support from the Obama Administration in 2013. Material support that is now including hundreds of military-only highest-grade bullet resistant vests, because they are on the front-lines of this war, and that material support of those who the United States Department of State labels as terrorists cannot be denied.
Terrorist Designations of the al-Nusrah Front as an Alias for al-Qa'ida in Iraq
U.S. Department of State
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
December 11, 2012
The Department of State has amended the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 designations of al-Qa’ida in Iraq (AQI) to include the following new aliases: al-Nusrah Front, Jabhat al-Nusrah, Jabhet al-Nusra, The Victory Front, and Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant. The Department of State previously designated AQI as an FTO under the Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under E.O. 13224 on October 15, 2004. The consequences of adding al-Nusrah Front as a new alias for AQI include a prohibition against knowingly providing, or attempting or conspiring to provide, material support or resources to, or engaging in transactions with, al-Nusrah Front, and the freezing of all property and interests in property of the organization that are in the United States, or come within the United States or the control of U.S. persons.
Since November 2011, al-Nusrah Front has claimed nearly 600 attacks – ranging from more than 40 suicide attacks to small arms and improvised explosive device operations – in major city centers including Damascus, Aleppo, Hamah, Dara, Homs, Idlib, and Dayr al-Zawr. During these attacks numerous innocent Syrians have been killed. Through these attacks, al-Nusrah has sought to portray itself as part of the legitimate Syrian opposition while it is, in fact, an attempt by AQI to hijack the struggles of the Syrian people for its own malign purposes. AQI emir Abu Du’a is in control of both AQI and al-Nusrah. Abu Du’a was designated by the State Department under E.O. 13224 on October 3, 2011, and by the United Nations under UN Security Council Resolution 1267 on October 5, 2011. Abu Du’a also issues strategic guidance to al-Nusrah’s emir, Abu Muhammad al-Jawlani, and tasked him to begin operations in Syria.
The UK Telegraph notes
on February 27, 2013, that the Obama Administration willingly admitted:
“We are examining and developing ways to accelerate the transition the Syrian people seek and deserve,” Mr Kerry said in Paris, after meeting Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister.
And that the giving of $60,000,000 in body armor and night vision would knowingly end up with al-Nusra, because, as even the Free Syria Army said: “… [T]he Jihadist Jabhat al-Nusra group was gaining the upper hand in the revolution.”
“The Americans are now more open to the idea of arming the revolution,” said Louay al-Mokdad, a spokesman for the rebel army.
The New York Times Reports that the Obama Administration KNOWS it is supporting Al Qaeda of Iraq in the form of Al-Nusra, and that those at the Department of State were whining to the effect that U.S. Aid by the Obama Administration to Al-Nusra, even that of food rations and medical supplies, was making Al-Nusra, and not the United States, make public relations inroads with some of the Syrian populace.
“The food rations and medical supplies that Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday would be provided to the Free Syrian Army mark the first time that the United States has publicly committed itself to sending nonlethal aid to the armed factions that are battling President Bashar al-Assad.
…American officials have become increasingly concerned that the Nusra Front is making inroads among the Syrian population by dispersing assistance in the areas it controls.”
On April 13, 2013, USA Today (among others) reported that
“Washington had been providing satellite phones, SIM cards and other such equipment already, officials acknowledged, but said the level of assistance will now be increased.”
United States Constitution, Article 3, Section 3
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
Curiously, we have to ask if Obama intends to now blame the Republicans for his sponsoring Al Qaeda, rather than his own Islamic Jihadi ideologies to which he was accepted as a fellow jihadi, allegedly by ritual participation, in Hyderabad India in 1981. I ask this because when Senator McCain goes to Turkey to negotiate with those invading Syria on behalf of Obama (about a week ago as of this posting), McCain not only meets and glad-hands Al Qaeda, and is photographed happily standing proudly with Al Qaeda, but he is also photographed compromisingly with active kidnapping terrorists who are still holding 9 people hostages.
May 30, 2013 12:58 AM (Last updated: May 31, 2013 07:37 PM)
By Lauren Williams
The Daily Star
[[[My comments added here, in GREEN - Brianroy ]]]
BEIRUT: U.S. Senator John McCain was [allegedly] unwittingly photographed with a known affiliate of the rebel group responsible for the kidnapping of 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims one year ago, during a brief and highly publicized visit inside Syria [by a whopping chicken-sh*t politician’s (photo-op only) distance of half a mile] this week.
... McCain met with rebel leaders [whose spear-head fighters include high concentrations of former Al Qaeda in Iraq fighters, and was] calling for greater support in their fight against Assad. He was accompanied by the chief of staff of the rebel Supreme Military Council, Gen. Salim Idriss.The pilgrims were kidnapped by armed rebels in Azaz, in Syria’s Aleppo province, in May last year as they were making their way back to Lebanon from Iran.
Two of the kidnapped, Anwar Ibrahim and Hussein Ali Omar were released in August and September but intense negotiations are still underway for the remaining nine, believed to be in the custody of the “Northern Storm” brigade, headed at the time by rebel commander Ammar Al-Dadikhi, aka Abu Ibrahim. Dadikhi was widely believed killed in fighting with Syrian regime forces several months ago. The Northern Storm Brigade also claimed responsibility for the kidnap of a Lebanese journalist in October.
According to families of the remaining captives and one of the released men, Anwar Ibrahim, one of the men standing alongside McCain in a photograph released by the senator’s office, is Mohammad Nour, the chief spokesman and photographer for the Northern Storm kidnappers. Nour appears in several other shots released by news agencies where McCain is posing with different officials.
Ibrahim and other members of the kidnapped family said they recognized Nour, and another man affiliated with the group, also identified as “Abu Ibrahim,” immediately after seeing the photos, widely circulated by international media following McCain’s visit.
Global Research – Canada, claims that al-Nusra was formed in Qatar as an alliance started by the United States Central Intelligence Agency with members of Al Qaeda in Iraq.
The article is worth the read. What we do know, is that the majority of Syria's 80,000 dead, including wholesale massacres of many thousands (perhaps tens of thousands) of peaceful and law-abiding Christians as citizens of Syria, has been committed primarily by Al Qaeda, often in the personage of Al Nusra.
The reason why the Obama Administration wishes to strip returning veterans from the United States military of their gun rights, is because when they realize Obama is sponsoring the same terrorists who attacked and killed our troops in Iraq as his new BFF (Best Friends Forever), they might ...what? (Shhh. Under Obama, you can think free speech, but you're not supposed to say it. Shhh.).
[This post was updated 5:54 a.m. Pacific on June 2, 2013]
[This post was updated 5:54 a.m. Pacific on June 2, 2013]