Chemicals going to rebels from Saudi Arabia

On July 18, 2013, I linked to a video suggesting chemicals going to rebels from Saudi Arabia. There also were scattered reports of rebels having chemical agents. Now there is a report saying that the gas event in Syria arose from a Saudi shipment of chemical weapons to an al Qaeda linked group. This contradicts the U.S. intelligence report of Syrian government activity. The article is credible. One of the reporters is an AP correspondent, even though the article is not an AP report. Another report says that rebels admitted this to the reporter. Here is a similar report. There is also an interview with an anonymous member of the Libyan Defense Ministry. His comments explain the motivation of the Saudi Prince Bandar in alledgedly shipping the chemicals, suggest that the nerve gas came from Israel, and point to Saudi Arabia’s support of al Qaeda and Chechnyan terrorists. Solid information in all these matters is hard to come by.

Chemicals found in Syria were from Saudi Arabia

 July 15, 2013

Chemical materials found by the Syrian army in a storage building used by anti-government insurgents in Jobar were “Made in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia”.

Al-Alam reporter who accompanied the Syrian army on their mission in Jobar’s al-Manashir district, located in Rif Dimashq governorate, said there were packs of poisonous materials and deadly chemicals in the storage.

A video filmed by our reporter showed packs of chemical materials labeled “Made in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”.

The new revelation by Syrian army comes as Russian officials blasted the west for its “naive” allegations of banned arms used by Syrian government forces.

The Russian envoy to the United Nations (UN) said baseless allegations blaming Syrian government for applying chemical weapons are aimed at blocking efforts by the UN to probe into militants’ use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Jobar is one of the main battlefields between the Syrian soldiers and groups of foreign-backed militants who had launched a deadly assault against government forces.

Militants have infiltrated the whole town, with their snipers taking position in different buildings. They have also dug several underground tunnels for moving around and attacking the army soldiers.

Operations in Rif Dimashq are strategically important due to its closeness to the capital Damascus, congested texture of the neighborhoods and the fact that there are many buildings which are occupied by terrorists who use their residents as human shields to hinder army advancements.

Washington has remained indifferent about warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.