Assad’s wrongfully blamed for Ghouta’s gas attack. Evidence shows insurgents bear full responsibility. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was clear and unequivocal, saying:
“We have the most serious grounds to believe (Ghouta’s attack) was a provocation.” Assad had nothing to do with it.
“There is no answer to a number of questions we have asked, such as where the weapon was made – at an official factory or using homemade methods,” Lavrov added.
Clear evidence shows insurgents have sarin and other toxic chemicals. Pentagon contractors trained them in their handling and use.
They have surface-to-surface missiles to launch them. They have motive, opportunity and capability to do so. They’ve done it multiple times before. They’ve been caught red-handed with toxic agents.
According to Russian political analyst Sergei Markov:
“We hear this argument that the rebels are not technically or morally capable of doing such a thing, and we simply don’t accept that.”
“We’d like to see previous instances (of toxic chemicals used) properly investigated, because you will find that the rebels have used poison gas before in this conflict.”