Chemical Weapons Reports Part of US Conspiracy: Syria
Country fears West trying to create 'pretext for intervention'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Dec 6, 2012 7:15 AM CST
In this image taken from video, smoke rises from a building after a warplane attack in Homs, Syria, Nov. 28, 2012.   (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)

(Newser) – Syria believes a US/European "conspiracy" is afoot. The country's foreign minister alleged today that the West is fanning fears that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons to justify an invasion, reports Reuters. "Syria stresses again, for the tenth, the hundredth time, that if we had such weapons, they would not be used against its people. We would not commit suicide," said Faisal Maqdad. Instead, he posits that the US and its European allies may have actually given chemical weapons to "terrorist organizations in Syria, in order to claim later that Syria is the one that used these weapons."

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton will renew efforts to forge an international consensus on Syria today with a surprise meeting with Russia's foreign minister and the UN's peace envoy for Syria, the State Department announced. The meeting will take place on the sidelines of a larger European security meeting, the New York Times reports, noting that a Turkish official recently said that Moscow was "softening" on Syria.

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Bartmaeus
Dec 7, 2012 2:51 AM CST
Who really has chremical weapons in Syria? The same rebels that committed the massacre in Houla and then, with the full compliance of the western media, blamed it on Assad's forces. The same side that placed snipers on the roofs of buildings at the beginning of the demonstrations last year, killing civilians and police, thewn, with fill media compliance, blamed that on the government side, as if that made any sense, for the government to exacerbate the tensions. And the same side that rejected the government's decree setting elections for 2014, which the West rejected also. Why all this falsehood and warmongering? To dismantle this near neighbour of Israel and ally of Iran and Lebannon. http://www.prisonplanet.com/shock-video-shows-syrian-rebels-testing-chemical-weapons.html
Bill Inaz
Dec 6, 2012 8:03 AM CST
"The country's foreign minister alleged today that the West is fanning fears that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons to justify an invasion..." Well....., yeah. That's how it's worked in the past. The drumbeat accelerates and gets louder as the compliant media joins the call for another war. Come on, Saddam murdered thousands with gas and the world yawned. Let's hope the disease of 'moral imperialism' that affects our politicians and cost so many lives in the past decade can be cured before we get involved in this stupidity.
scrogers
Dec 6, 2012 7:44 AM CST
Survey says.... It's True! Educate yourselves... A native to Syria living other there released youtube videos of what is really happening. Take off your blindfolds. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL52AEC1B4EFE68EC4