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So Did Assad Use Poison Gas Against His Own People Or Didn't he?

basil_hallwardOct 20, 2017, 3:13:02 PM

State Department admits Al-Nusra affiliate using chemical weapons in Syria

Medics help victims of an alleged Sarin Gas attack. Note: The helpers are not wearing full hazmat suits which would be essential in an area exposed to Sarin

'The US State Department has finally admitted that militants linked to Al-Nusra Front in Syriahave carried out attacks in civilian areas using chemical weapons (poison gas). The warning, which supersedes a previous warning issued in March 2017 was issued by the State Department on Wednesday. It also mentions Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL].

“Terrorist and other violent extremist groups including ISIS and Al-Qaeda linked Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham [dominated by Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Al-Nusra, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization], operate in Syria,” the travel warning reads.

"Tactics of ISIS, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and other violent extremist groups include the use of suicide bombers, kidnapping, small and heavy arms, improvised explosive devices, and chemical weapons,” it said.

This contrasts with mainstream media reports over the past few years which have linked chemical weapon attacks in government held areas to the Assad government. While alt_media have pointed out that whatever Bashar al Assad may be he is not supid and it would be insane for him to order such attacks on his own supporters because a) they're his supporters, b) use of gas against civilians would turn his allies against him, c) why would he risk disporoportionate reprisals from the US / NATO alliance when his forces, back by Russia and Iran were gaining the upper hand against western backed revolutionary groups? On the other hand there has been significant evidence to suggest that previous gas attacks reported HERE and HERE have been false flag events.

Terror groups have targeted roadblocks, border crossings, government buildings and other public areas in major Syrian cities of Damascus, Aleppo, Hama, Daraa, Homs, Idlib, and Deir-ez-Zor, the State Department warning acknowledged.

Meanwhile, Russia’s Defense Ministry said a precedent had been set by Washington acknowledging that Al-Nusra linked terrorists use chemical weapons in Syria.'