US Supported Terrorists Using Chemical Weapons in Syria

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US Supported Terrorists Using Chemical Weapons in Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Terrorists don’t observe ceasefires or rule of law principles. Conflict rages ahead of farcical peace talks scheduled for next week – after numerous postponements and uncertainty if they’ll begin at all.
On Wednesday, Kurdish YPG spokesman Redur Xelilm issued a statement, saying “(t)he Sheikh Maqsoud district in Aleppo was attacked with chemical weapons on Tuesday evening.” 
“Radical groups launched dozens of rockets filled with yellow phosphorus element.” More on the toxic agent below. 
Kurdish forces blamed a coalition of US/Turkish/Saudi-backed terrorist groups, including Ahrar ash-Sham, al-Jabha al-Shameea, Brigade of Sultan Myrad, Sultan Faith Battalions, Fa Istaqim Kama Omirt Batallions, Nour ad-Deen Zinki Battalions, 13th Brigade, al-Fau al-Oal, 166th Battalion, and Abu Omara Battalions. 
US-supported ISIS and other imported death squads were caught red-handed using sarin and other chemical agents against civilians in Syria numerous times – falsely blamed on Assad.
Saudi Arabia is directly involved, supplying terrorists with toxic agents in containers marked “made in KSA (kingdom of Saudi Arabia).”
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) earlier confirmed use of sarin, mustard gas and chlorine. Victims of Tuesday’s attack show symptoms of chemical poisoning.
Kurds say yellow phosphorous was used, a potentially lethal substance. It’s flammable and self-igniting on contact with air, able to burn flesh to the bone like napalm. It’s highly toxic, causing liver and other organ damage.
Ceasefire is meaningless in areas affected by continuing conflict, terrorists getting Turkish, Saudi and other foreign support, Washington orchestrating things since conflict began five years ago.
Last week, Turkish cross-border shelling wounded Russian and foreign journalists. Ankara continues ceasefire violations – attacking Kurdish YPG fighters on the phony pretext of protecting national security, supplying terrorist groups with weapons and other material support.
Civilians suffer most in all wars. Half the Syrian population is displaced internally or abroad, millions in desperate need of humanitarian aid.
Western-controlled UN airdrops to besieged Deir Ezzor residents landed in ISIS controlled territory, mysteriously missing their target. Russian aerial supplied aid arrives as intended, delivered to desperate people.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians remain besieged by US-backed terrorist groups, struggling to survive daily, ceasefire providing no relief.
A Final Comment
Nazarath-based UK journalist Jonathan Cook cited Israeli economist Shir Hever’s disturbing report – showing at least 78% of humanitarian aid earmarked for Palestinians ends up in Israeli hands.
Huge amounts are involved, Cook reporting “more than $2bn from the international community a year…directly subsidising up to a third of the occupation’s costs” –  the West turning a blind eye to grand theft.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.