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UN inspectors visit site of alleged Syria chemical attack despite sniper fire

26.08.2013 10:52

A UN inspection team has returned to a hotel in Damascus after taking samples from the site of Wednesday’s alleged chemical attack in an eastern suburb, despite a sniper assault on the mission’s vehicle.

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Tony Clifton 08.09.2013 15:40

The Israelis armed forces have a long, sordid record of attacking UN Peacekeepers.


Bertram Adam 27.08.2013 16:09

The US UK powers that be have evidently got an Agenda
and they are disguising it. Assad has an agenda and is open about it.
Secret subdefuge rebel mercenaries initiated by US, UK and Zionists. Or defending the realm by Assad and Syrian people?


Paul Mitford 27.08.2013 00:48

Sarin gas was supplied by Israel to rebel fighters to provoke a military response by USA forces. A smokescreen perpetrated by israel.


Bony 26.08.2013 23:56

I can just imagine some words of advice the UN inspectors may have received from the US/UK -

"Be very careful out there now. Remember Dr David Kelly"


Bony 26.08.2013 23:20

Commander 26.08.2013 22:47

It seems that the sniper's actions are designed to delay and/or keep the UN inspectors out of the neighbourhood.


Lo oks like it. With all the propaganda and unverified footage, maybe its a neighbourhood where nothing really happened at all. If any chemical attack did take place i believe the "rebels" are the guilty party.


Commander 26.08.2013 22:47

It seems that the sniper's actions are designed to delay and/or keep the UN inspectors out of the neighbourhood.


DS 26.08.2013 22:24

Putin and Russian can't and won't interfere in the coming attack on Syria. Because of Gorby, Russia is too weak. Obama may even be looking for a chance to punish Putin for Snowden. The US pulled the air craft carrier out of the confines of the easrern Med. Sea to protect it, and perhaps move it toward Iran. Assad can spend his air force on a carrier, but 4 Aegis destroyers is not such a fair trade. Maybe a fat incompetent French one? Hes going to lose his planes, eo might as well score some points.


Marie Devine 26.08.2013 21:13

A previous report by rebels this year that Syria used chemical weapons ended with UN inspector Carla del Ponte finding very credible evidence that the rebels used chemicals weapons. She said, later, that investigations continue and she could not rule out that Syria had also used them.


Helical 26.08.2013 19:06

Compare and contrast.

" UN inspectors reach Syria gas victims despite coming under fire". (Reuters) .
[ Already guilty based on no information]

UN inspectors visit site of "alleged Syria chemical attack" despite sniper fire


Steve Harcum 26.08.2013 18:14

For those jumping on the "West" (as if we are one unified body of people), you realize that a majority of US Americans oppose ANY action in Syria right? Regardless of who is responsible (and all signs and rationality point to radical elements within the insurgency being so), Americans want no part of this conflict. Before you go judging others you should come to terms with the fact that "East" and "West" are both run by corrupt, greedy and down right ignorant men and women. No one is right in this. Let the Syrians kill each other until there is nothing left to fight over for all we care, it's their business.


Anthony Henry 26.08.2013 17:55

It doesn't matter what the outcome of UN investigations reveal, the West intend to get in there either way, Criminal to say the least!! with leaders like this lot, who needs enemies. McCain is mouthing off again with his war mongering rhetoric...Somebody has to stop this Dinosaur along with the rest of the lunatics before its too late. New World we come!


Alan 26.08.2013 17:42

The same Blackwater snipers that murdered peaceful protestors in Cairo to make Morsi look like a dictator are now trying to stop the UN inspectors from finding out that the chemical weapons came from the US.


Ken 26.08.2013 17:22

Bored snipers can display strange quirks of humor.

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