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Hezbollah admits Assad behind poison gas attack in Syria

assad wont step down 2German intelligence agency, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) agrees with the US position that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad was behind the Aug. 21 poison gas attack in Syria. A telephone conversation between a high ranking Hezbollah official and the Iranian embassy in Lebanon that was intercepted by BND confirmed the Syrian regime’s involvement according to a report by the Der Spiegel website.

In a secret briefing to select lawmakers on Monday, BND head Gerhard Schindler said that while there is still no incontestable proof, analysis of the evidence at hand has led his intelligence service to believe that Assad’s regime is to blame.

In the briefing, Schindler said that only the Assad regime is in possession of binary chemical weapons such as sarin. The BND believes that regime experts would be the only ones capable of manufacturing such weapons and deploying them with small missiles. The BND believes that such weapons had been used several times prior to the attack on Aug. 21, which is believed to have killed more than 1,400 people. Schindler said in the earlier attacks, however, the poison gas mixture was diluted, explaining the much lower death tolls in those assaults.

During his 30-minute presentation, Schindler offered up scenarios to explain why the Assad regime resorted to chemical weapons use, including, he said, the possibility that Assad sees himself involved in a crucial battle for Damascus. The city is besieged by rebel groups, with particular pressure coming from the east. Schindler believes it is possible that the regime ordered the use of poison gas as a way of intimidating the rebels. It could also be the case that errors were made in mixing the gas and it was much more potent than anticipated, he said.

The analysis presented by the BND is similar to that produced by the US. The American report holds that the poisonous gas was delivered via several small missiles that can be fired from mobile launch units. Casings found at the scenes of the gas attacks indicate that they were 107 mm rockets, which the regime possesses in large numbers. Schindler emphasized that the rebels are unable to carry out such a concerted attack.

An Additional Clue

Although the samples collected on site last week by United Nations weapons inspectors are still being analyzed, the BND is relatively certain that the chemical agent in question is sarin. Schindler noted that the BND intercepted a telephone call in which a doctor precisely described several of the symptoms patients suffered from — and they were all consistent with exposure to sarin. The UN samples will likely offer the final proof, but analysis could take several more weeks.

Schindler also presented an additional clue, one that has not thus far been made public. He said that the BND listened in on a conversation between a high-ranking member of the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, which supports Assad and provides his regime with military assistance, and the Iranian Embassy. The Hezbollah functionary, Schindler reported, seems to have admitted that poison gas was used. He said that Assad lost his nerves and made a big mistake by ordering the chemical weapons attack.

The telephone conversation intercepted by the BND could be an important piece in the puzzle currently being assembled by Western intelligence experts, according to the report.

Ya Libnan reported last month that at least four Hezbollah fighters were exposed to chemical agents as they were chasing Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Jobar and have been receiving medical treatment at a Beirut hospital.

Hezbollah fighters have been for several months helping the the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad in its crackdown against the mostly Sunni rebels who are seeking to overthrow the regime. The rebels accused Hezbollah of invading Syria and vowed to move the war to Lebanon.

Der Spiegel

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  • wargame1

    Please google this ” Alleged CW munitions in Syria fired from Iranian Falaq-2 type launchers” You can find a in depth analysis of this chemical attack. Hezbushaitan and Iran are playing dirty here. I have gone through the analysis and I feel it is Iran and Hezbushaitan who are the ultimate criminal and complicit with the attack

    • Say Truth

      What a great tech! Now USA will test it’s new weapons on all Syrians regardless of muslim fucking sects!!! All Muslims deserve this! Stupid Muslims!!! Sects and differences! He fucked him, they fucked him, all fucked them, all fucked at last!

      • haririAlHirrrban

        ma 3aza allat; amrika is a very moral country; it wouldnt try weapons on muslims; on blacks first

  • wargame1

    Alleged CW munitions in Syria fired from Iranian Falaq-2 type launchers

    • Say Truth

      What a great tech! Now USA will test it’s new weapons on all Syrians regardless of muslim fucking sects!!!

      • haririAlHirrrban

        ma 3aza allat; amrika is a very moral country; it wouldnt try weapons on muslims; on blacks first

  • Constantin7

    I like Bashar’s photo: lah lah lah nkamachna !!!

    • haririAlHirrrban

      lissa, tawwil belak ya shaikh

  • Constantin7

    I like Bashar’s photo: lah lah lah nkamachna !!!

    • haririAlHirrrban

      lissa, tawwil belak ya shaikh

  • Reasonableman

    Obamas first reaction was the human reaction “beat up the bully for the sake of doing good” there is enough evidence already for him to proceed. The only “neighbouring” nation ready to take down bashar the terrorist with hand to hand combat (not coming through the window like the saudis) was turkey. The only country from the west was france. (These 2 countries have there history)
    Out of fear of another ottomon era (by turks whipping frances ass) unfortunately all this new evidence popping up in my opinion is media philosiphy and it is to win favoritism and gather all western countries to attack syria for its own materalistic purpose and increase their power grab of syria in the attack incase the muslims wanted to put a prime minister of their own.

  • Reasonableman

    Obamas first reaction was the human reaction “beat up the bully for the sake of doing good” there is enough evidence already for him to proceed. The only “neighbouring” nation ready to take down bashar the terrorist with hand to hand combat (not coming through the window like the saudis) was turkey. The only country from the west was france. (These 2 countries have there history)
    Out of fear of another ottomon era (by turks whipping frances ass) unfortunately all this new evidence popping up in my opinion is media philosiphy and it is to win favoritism and gather all western countries to attack syria for its own materalistic purpose and increase their power grab of syria in the attack incase the muslims wanted to put a prime minister of their own.

  • Leborigine

    “it is possible that the regime ordered the use of poison gas as a way of intimidating the rebels”
    Hilarious statement. How can anyone intimidate a group of people who blow themselves up for a cause that does not make sense, even to themselves.

    • The real lebanese

      I think everyone except you knows what their cause is…

      • Leborigine

        I was not referring to the FSA Real, suicide bombers and cannibals was my reference to!
        You cannot intimidate someone who is willing to give up his life or does not fear death.

        • The real lebanese

          But the FSA also controls parts of Damascus, including parts that were hit with chemical weapons.

      • Say Truth

        I am following you! Where are you from?

        • haririAlHirrrban

          please stop following me because otherwise they will ban you; i always come with two or three nicks at a time and i let them ban one and keep the other two; lol

        • The real lebanese

          Aabdine. Where are you from?

  • Leborigine

    “it is possible that the regime ordered the use of poison gas as a way of intimidating the rebels”
    Hilarious statement. How can anyone intimidate a group of people who blow themselves up for a cause that does not make sense, even to themselves.

    • The real lebanese

      I think everyone except you knows what their cause is…

      • Leborigine

        I was not referring to the FSA Real, suicide bombers and cannibals was my reference to!
        You cannot intimidate someone who is willing to give up his life or does not fear death.

        • The real lebanese

          But the FSA also controls parts of Damascus, including parts that were hit with chemical weapons.

      • Say Truth

        I am following you! Where are you from?

        • haririAlHirrrban

          please stop following me because otherwise they will ban you; i always come with two or three nicks at a time and i let them ban one and keep the other two; lol

        • The real lebanese

          Aabdine. Where are you from?

  • The real lebanese

    Read this earlier today.

    The Israeli’s faked the call *wink wink*;-)

    • nagy_michael2

      Nope you got it wrong. It was Hariri who faked the call.. after all he killed his own father according to M8 tuti de la fruit Messies Aoun..

      • libnan1

        Aoun is always right

  • The real lebanese

    Read this earlier today.

    The Israeli’s faked the call *wink wink*;-)

    • nagy_michael2

      Nope you got it wrong. It was Hariri who faked the call.. after all he killed his own father according to M8 tuti de la fruit Messies Aoun..

      • libnan1

        Aoun is always right

  • Say Truth

    Doesn’t matter who used it but it is important to see the elements which provided terrorism around the world demanding human rights now! And USA is answering them positive! Why Saddam was not examined after he used chemical weapons? It all shows West is shiting in their pants in fright of Shites!

    One has said well about Muslims:

    Ignore Sunnis, they are dumb but be really careful about Shias, they are not!

  • Say Truth

    Doesn’t matter who used it but it is important to see the elements which provided terrorism around the world demanding human rights now! And USA is answering them positive! Why Saddam was not examined after he used chemical weapons? It all shows West is shiting in their pants in fright of Shites!

    One has said well about Muslims:

    Ignore Sunnis, they are dumb but be really careful about Shias, they are not!

  • Marius13

    Really!! Disinformation in the absence of real facts. The perfect weapon of liars and the weak.

  • Marius13

    Really!! Disinformation in the absence of real facts. The perfect weapon of liars and the weak.