Sarin Was Used By Rebel Forces, Not The Syrian Govt
GENEVA, May 5 (Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday.
The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte.
"Our investigators have been in neighbouring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated," Del Ponte said in an interview with Swiss-Italian television.
"This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities," she added, speaking in Italian.
Obama too savvy. He will not be sucked in to another Middle East intervention, unlike his idiot predecessor "no brains" Dumbya, who led us into a disastrous pre-emptive war without first verifying claims of WMDs. Hawks be dam*ed, the right course of action is "look before your leap" mantra, and not "rush to judgement" idiocy promoted by neo-cons like Pebs. Thank you Obama for your continued strong leadership!