Monstrous ISIS Atrocities
by Stephen Lendman
ISIS is a US creation, their fighters used as imperial foot soldiers, trained in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar and perhaps elsewhere by CIA operatives, Pentagon special forces and their allied counterparts – taught the fine art of committing atrocities.
They include beheadings, mass executions, other types of cold-blooded murder, deliberately targeting civilians, human trafficking, exploiting young girls and women as sex slaves, as well as using sarin and other toxic chemical agents.
Russia has clear evidence pointing to the “very high” probability (virtual certainty) indicating ISIS use of banned chemical weapons.
According to Russia’s Foreign Ministry head of nonproliferation and control over weapons Mikhail Ulyanov:
“Several times we have noted facts of the probable use of chemical weapons by (ISIS) militants and in a broader sense by Islamic radicals, beginning with the attack in Khan al-Assal (Syria) in March 2013 against government forces.”
“Since facts are shown in one direction…we believe the probability that the weapons are being used by militants is very high.”
In mid-December, Turkish Republican People’s Party (CHP) opposition member Eren Erdem accused Ankara of covering up a major war crime, likely direct high-level involvement in smuggling materials used to make deadly sarin gas to ISIS and other terrorists.
Assad is irresponsibly blamed for US-supported terrorists’ high crimes, including use of banned weapons. Turkish officials are directly involved in supplying ISIS and other terrorist groups with sarin and likely other toxic agents – materials smuggled cross-border along with weapons, munitions and various supplies on the pretext of delivering humanitarian aid.
None of this could go on without direct high-level regime involvement, a rogue state partnering with Washington’s imperial enterprise.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) found Syrians (largely civilians) were exposed to sarin and other toxic agents multiple times – incidents reported by Damascus.
On Monday, OPCW head Ahmet Uzumcu said “(i)n one instance, analysis of some blood samples indicates that individuals were at some point exposed to sarin or a sarin-like substance.”
“Further investigation would be necessary to determine when or under what circumstances such exposure might have occurred.”
Evidence Russia obtained indicates ISIS use. Syria under OPCW supervision destroyed its chemical weapons stockpile. Nothing suggests it was ever used throughout years of conflict. Claims otherwise were Big Lies.
Earlier, ISIS and other terrorists were caught red-handed using sarin and other chemical weapons against Syrian civilians numerous times.
CIA and US special forces trained takfiri terrorists in chemical weapons use, perhaps supplying them with toxic agents to use.
Saudi Arabia was caught red-handed, providing them with toxic agents in containers marked “made in KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).”
Last November, OPCW experts confirmed terrorists’ use of mustard gas and chlorine in Syria with “utmost confidence,” calling perpetrators “non-state actor(s).”
The 1925 Geneva Protocol prohibits use of “asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and of all analogous liquids, materials or devices,” as well as “bacteriological methods of warfare.”
The 1972 Biological Weapons Convention and 1993 Chemical Weapons Conventions prohibits their production, storage or transfer.
America and Israel notoriously use chemical, biological and radiological weapons in warfare. Major media report nothing.
Syria was wrongfully blamed throughout years of conflict for using toxic agents – despite no independently verifiable evidence proving it. None exists.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.
Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.
It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.