While President Barack Obama backs himself into a corner on Syria, there is growing evidence chemical weapons used in Syria may not have come from Syrian President Assad, however from the rebels who are fighting Assad. Chemical testing organized by the United Nations is not expecting preliminary results until tomorrow and detailed results will not be in for at least two weeks. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have been asserting that chemical weapons were used in Syria with an assumption that President Assad was using them on his own people. As history has shown, we cannot always believe what the federal government tells us as being true. Nor can we trust our main stream media to tell the general public all the facts it may know. Little discussion has taken place as to who may have released it and little discussion has taken place as to why President Obama is working to move forward without a United Nations resolution to back him up to bomb Syria.
New evidence from United Nations investigator, Carla Del Ponte, that reports from physicians on the ground as well as those affected by the chemical attack say it was the rebel forces who were using the nerve agent sarin against Assad's government and not the other way around.
"Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals, and there are strong, concrete suspicions, but not yet incontrovertible proof, of the use of sarin gas," said Del Ponte in an interview with Swiss-Italian television. She continued, "This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities." This is in direct contrast to public statements by President Obama and John Kerry, reminiscent of when President Bush and General Colin Powell manipulated the public to go into Iraq. Exactly like Iraq, the United States President and his Secretary of State are choosing to ignore what UN inspectors are saying.
“In the last 24 hours, we have learned through samples that were provided to the United States that have now been tested from first responders in east Damascus and hair samples and blood samples have tested positive for signatures of Sarin,” Kerry, speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press” said. Without any evidence he made the jump in assumption that it was Assad and not the rebels deploying the sarin saying, "Bashar al-Assad now joins the list of Adolph Hitler and Saddam Hussein have used these weapons in time of war."
Del Ponte has said that there has yet to be confirmation sarin gas has been used, though it is highly likely based on interviews with doctors, hospitals and the victims themselves. Sarin gas is odorless and odorless with prevents the enzyme acetylcholinesterase from working properly in the human body, so it is unable to 'switch off' the nervous system's glands and muscles. Without this enzyme muscles are continually stimulated leading to convulsions, paralysis, unconsciousness and eventually respiratory failure leading to death.