Sarin gas has been used in Syria. The U.N. is investigating and their results will show whether or not chemical weapons were used in Syria.
But the U.N. investigation will probably not be able to answer conclusively which side used the chemical weapons. Was it Assad’s forces or was it the rebels?
The rebels blame the Syrian government for the sarin attack. The United States government says that it was Assad’s government forces that used used chemical weapons. But the U.S. has only made this assertion and has presented no solid evidence that it was the work of Assad’s forces.
Syria claims that the rebel forces who staged the sarin attack. Russia President Vladimir Putin says that there is no evidence that the Syrian government was behind any chemical weapons attack on August 21, 2013.
Russia has done a scientific investigation in an earlier chemical attack on March 19, 2013. See Russia says it’s compiled 100-page report blaming Syrian rebels for a chemical weapons attack
Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/09/05/201268/russia-releases-100-page-report.html#storylink=cpy
Meanwhile, the U.N. had reported that the rebel side had used chemical weapons, and rebels were caught in Turkey with two kilograms of Sarin gas.
Now we all know that governments lie. That has been shown time and again. That includes the all governments–Syria, Russia, United States, everyone. So who to believe?
Use Occam’s Razor
There may be no way of knowing for sure which side is responsible. But we can use Occam’s Razor to help answer the question. Occam’s Razor states that among competing hypotheses, the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected. In other word, the simplest answer is most likely the correct answer.
Assad’s Side is Winning
The Syrian government forces have the upper hand in the Syrian Civil War. They have all the modern military weapons like jet bombers, helicopter gunships, tanks, and artillery. They have received tons of military assistance from Iran and Russia.
The weaker side by far is the rebel side. The rebel army is mostly made up of deserters from the Syrian army, the Free Syria Army (FSA), and foreign fighters from other Islamic countries such as Libya, Eqypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Chechnya, i.e. the usual al-Qaeda suspects. The rebels are supplied by outside government Saudi Arabia and Qatar though Turkey. Some also say that the U.S. has been aiding the rebels for the past year.
The Syrian government is in the process of defeating the rebels using it’s conventional weapons and has no need to resort to weapons of mass destruction like Sarin gas. The rebel side has more reasons to use chemical weapons.
Red Line = Goal Line
Even more important, President Barack Obama said that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government was a “red line” that, if crossed, would involve the U.S. in the Syrian civil war. This “red line” became a goal line for the rebels. If they could use chemical weapons and blame it on the government, this would be a pretext for the United States to join the war on the rebel side.
If the U.S. established a “no-fly zone” in Syria, this would nullify the main advantage of the Syrian government, i.e. air power. This was exactly how Ghadaffi was overthrown by the rebels in Libya, where U.S. warplanes bombed the Libyan to smithereens.
So the rebel side has every reason to use chemical weapons in Syria and blame it on Assad’s government. Assad’s government has every reason NOT to use chemical weapons. In fact, it makes no sense for the Syrian government to use chemical weapons.
By Occam’s Razor, the Syrian rebel’s are behind the chemical attacks.
Now if you don’t think the rebels are brutal enough to use Sarin gas on civilians, read this story and watch the video of Syrian rebels executing prisoners.
Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West in the New York Times. These are the people that politicians like Obama and McCain wants to support in Syria.
There are plenty of other youtube videos that show Syrian rebels executing prisoners, beheading people and other war crimes. Then there is the famous video of the al-Qaeda rebel eating the flesh of a Syrian soldier. The rebels make these videos themselves, which are evidence of war crimes, and upload them to youtube.
Here is a video made by rebels showing them executing Christian priests in Syria while shouting “Aluha Akbar”.
In fact, Syria rebels have made videos claiming that they use chemical weapons. Here is a link to a youtube video of a rebel leader admits to having and using chemical weapons. The speaker is Nadeem Baloosh, a member of Riyadh Al Abdeen insurgent group.
See also EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack by Dale Gavlak and Yahya Ababneh at MintPress News.
Watch this short youtube that exposes some of what’s going on in Syria and the middle east.
Update 08-Sept-2013: Syria chemical weapons attack not ordered by Assad, says German press Bild am Sonntag cites high-level German surveillance source suggesting Syrian president was not personally behind attacks by Simon Tisdall and Josie Le Blond In The Guardian