Original Blog - What's Really Going On In Syria?!
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12/13/12: Another mysterious 'terrorist' bombing in Damascus
As far as I can ascertain, the first copy of the video was uploaded to the pro-Assad YouTube channel, TheSyriatube. Soon thereafter a copy of the video was uploaded to the pro-Assad YouTube channel for the Syrian Tribune, but this time with English subtitles. The heading for the video is: "Syria Rebels testing Tekkim chemicals to use as chem weapons":
TEKKIM is a chemical company located in Turkey.
As the room is panned in the video, you see containers of chemicals like potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, nitric acid, hydrochloric acid, urea, etc., none of which are used in the production of nerve agents like Sarin and VX. They are useful in producing explosives (potassium nitrate is a key ingredient for gun powder) but not chemical weapons.
What you have therefore is an amateurish attempt to associate Turkey (READ: NATO) with what comes next in the video.
Next, you see an individual wearing chemical warfare garments pour a liquid in a vial into a larger vial within a glass chamber containing two rabbits. A heavy gas the pours out of the container exposing the rabbits. Within a minute or so, the rabbits start convulsing and then die, a typical fatal mammalian reaction to exposure to Sarin gas which is produced by combining two liquids (isopropanol and methylphosphonyl difluoride) just as shown.
Here's some old U.S. movie footage showing the effects of a Sarin (GB) gas attack on animals including rabbits:
Thus, the purported Syrian rebel YouTube video does appear to show the use of Sarin nerve agent on two rabbits.
Now let's consider what misinformation the "rebel" video seeks to convey.
Iran's Fars News Agency reported on the video in an article dubbed, "MP: Chemical Attack by Rebels Much More Possible than by Syrian Gov't", which appeared days after after the video was posted:
On Sunday, a shocking video posted on YouTube and other Internet networks showed Al Qaeda terrorists who are active in Syria within the framework of the Free Syrian Army are preparing to use chemical weapons against Syrian Shiites. The video showed the group testing chemical weapons on lab rabbits.
On the video, it appeared to be a nerve gas that rebels used on the rabbits. Then about a minute later, the rabbits were seen having convulsions.
The person carrying out the test, said in the video, "You saw what happened? This will be your fate, you infidel Alawites, I swear by ALLAH to make you die like these rabbits, one minute only after you inhale the gas."
On Saturday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry had warned that the armed rebels might use chemical weapons against the civilian population and the Syrian army.
"Terrorist groups may resort to using chemical weapons against the Syrian people... after having gained control of a toxic chlorine factory in the Eastern Aleppo," Syria's state SANA news agency quoted the foreign ministry as saying
The ministry was believed to be referring to the Syrian-Saudi Chemicals Company (SYSACCO) factory near Safira near Aleppo, which was taken over earlier this week by the armed rebels from the terrorist group Al-Nusra Front, affiliated to the al-Qaeda.
It's been widely reported that the Al-Nusra Front had overtaken the Syrian-Saudi Chemicals Company (SYSACCO) "chlorine" factory near Safira, but there's conflicting reports as to whether or not chemical weapons are stored there. Near to this location is a known chemical weapons depot where SCUD missiles targeting Israel are also located that are tipped with chemical warheads. Since President Obama has even identified Al-Nusra as a terrorist group affiliated with al Qaeda, the prospect of Al-Nusra taking control of such a site is very alarming.
Of course, if such a sensitive site as Safira was to be overrun by rebel forces, you'd think Syria would put up a far more potent counterforce to defend it from occupation since losing their chemical weapons would mean rebel forces gaining access to weapons of mass destruction. At the least, you'd think Bashar Assad's forces would act to destroy any WMDs stored there to prevent there use by rebels.
Ultimately, however, I think this is all part of a setup for a war involving the use of chemical weapons by Syria ultimately against Israel. By hiding this under a seeming civil war in Syria, it's possible to make everything appear to be the "imperialist" West's fault....whether a chemical SCUD missile attack on Israel comes from the regular Syrian army or from al-Qaeda terrorists operating as rebels.
That everything is being lined up to blame the West for the mess that's being concocted is revealed by the following interview with the editor of the Syrian Tribune (the YouTube channel on which was posted the rabbit video with English subtitles above) that appeared on RussiaToday the day after the videos were uploaded to the internet:
Ultimately, the strategic objective is triggering a nuclear third world war and the destruction of Israel, America and the Western allies. Precisely how the global chess pieces will be played from Syria remains to be seen, but make no mistake about it. What your witnessing is NOT what it appears to be.
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. [John 8:44]