Assad’s Fall May Expose Russian War Crimes (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 06/13/12)
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Russia’s shipment of attack helicopters to help Syrian President
Bashar Assad win a civil war signals Moscow’s need to prevent Assad’s
demise and the exposure of alleged Russian-made chemical weapons, a
The Russian Foreign Ministry has denied accusations that Russian
specialists are helping the Syrian army to use chemical weapons,
Interfax reported last February. Russia is a signatory of the
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production,
Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and is required to do
everything possible to destroy chemical weapons stockpiles. Syria is
not a signatory.
Evidence of chemical weapons has grown in the past month, with
allegations from Iran and Syria that rebel forces are using them.
Syrian-Iranian propaganda generally tries to hide atrocities by
Assad´s forces by blaming them on rebels, are termed “terrorists”
armed by and supported by the West and Zionists.
The civil war now has been official stamped as such by the United
Nations, whose peacekeeping missions and ceasefire agreements with
Assad have proven worthless.
UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous told reporters Tuesday, "I think
we can say that [there is civil war]. Clearly what is happening is
that the government of Syria lost some large chunks of territory,
several cities to the opposition, and wants to retake control.”
Earlier in the day, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton openly
accused of Russia of sending attack helicopters to bolster Assad´s
arsenal. Speaking in the presence of visiting President Shimon Peres,
she said she was "concerned about the latest information we have that
there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria."
The carnage in the 15-month-old peoples’ revolution has worsened
every day, and the United Nations issued a report Monday documenting
widespread war crimes by Assad’s death squads. Video and eyewitness
reports documented the wholesale use of children as human shields and
dozens of murders of small boys and girls. Rape has become common as
soldiers blast their way into civilian neighborhoods.
The determined support by Russia for Syria may preclude any direct
Western military intervention which could quickly turn into a proxy
way between Moscow and Washington, the last thing President Barack
Obama wants less than six months from presidential elections.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/13/12)
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