Syria Falsely Blamed for Sarin Gas Attack in Idlib Province

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Syria Falsely Blamed for Sarin Gas Attack in Idlib Province
by Stephen Lendman
Numerous times before, Syria was falsely blamed for toxic chemical weapons attacks by US-supported terrorists.
On Tuesday, Reuters said “(a) suspected gas attack by Syrian government or Russian jets killed at least 35 people, including nine children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday” – citing the pro-Western so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
On April 4, it reported 58 deaths in Idlib province, including at least 11 children, saying:
A Khan Shaykhun city neighborhood “was bombed with material believed to be gases which caused suffocation and other symptoms, like intense breathing secretion, iris shrinkage, pail, general spasm, and other symptoms appeared on the injured people.”
The incident happened days after Syrian forces were falsely accused of using “toxic substances” in Hama province.
Accusations about government use of chemical weapons are “devoid of truth,” Syria’s military explains, each time these incidents occur.
No evidence indicates Syrian or Russian responsibility for these type attacks. Plenty indicates culpability of US-supported terrorists.
The latest attack injured dozens more, the death toll likely to rise. It was timed with the start of a two-day EU/UN conference on Syria’s future in Brussels.
US and Russian representatives are attending. EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini lied, claiming Western countries “support th(e) political process. We are there to help the Syrians. We have never bombed Syria.”
America and NATO allies terror-bomb Syria daily, massacring civilians. They reject diplomatic conflict resolution, want pro-Western rule replacing Syrian sovereign independence.
That’s what over six years of US-instigated aggression is all about. Russian-led diplomatic talks to end conflict so far failed.
Current ones in Geneva and Astana, Kazakhstan are faring no better than earlier rounds. Endless war continues.
A Final Comment
Hours after the Idlib chemical weapons attack, the hospital treating victims was terror-bombed – a US-led coalition speciality, Russia and/or Syria wrongfully blamed each time after these incidents occur.
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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.