Al Qaeda vows 'Volcano of Revenge' over Syrian suspected gas attack: SITE

DUBAI Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:16am EDT

U.N. chemical weapons experts inspect one of the sites of an alleged poison gas attack in the southwestern Damascus suburb of Mouadamiya August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Abo Alnour Alhaji

U.N. chemical weapons experts inspect one of the sites of an alleged poison gas attack in the southwestern Damascus suburb of Mouadamiya August 26, 2013.

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DUBAI (Reuters) - An al Qaeda affiliate threatened a "Volcano of Revenge" against Syrian government security and military targets in retaliation for a suspected poison attack near Damascus, the SITE Monitoring Group reported late on Tuesday.

A branch of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) said in a statement it would punish Syria for a series of massacres, including last week's alleged chemical weapons attack, after meeting eight Syrian factions.

"The meeting factions decided to carry out the "Volcano of Revenge" invasion in response to the regime's massacres against our people in Eastern Ghouta, the last of which was the chemical weapons massacre," SITE quoted the statement, dated August 26, as saying.

"They have decided to strike the main joints of the regime in imprisoned Damascus, including security branches, support and supply points, training centers, and infrastructure," it said.

The United States and its allies are gearing up for a probable military strike against Syria, believing that President Bashar al-Assad's forces carried out the worst chemical weapons attack since Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein gassed thousands of Kurds in 1988.

Syria's government denies any role in the attack and blames rebels.

A team of U.N. inspectors is in Syria to investigate the affected sites.

(Writing by Yara Bayoumy, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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Reuters1945 wrote:
“Al Qaeda vows ‘Volcano of Revenge’ over Syrian suspected gas attack: SITE”

You could not make up this scenario in your worst nightmares.

After spending more than 3,000,000,000,000 (Three Trillion) dollars to topple the Regime of Saddam Hussein and then move into Afghanistan, to battle Al Qaeda, the US, despite new information from a Senior United Nations Investigator, claiming it was the Rebels who were behind the latest Sarin attack, will now attack the Regime of Assad, the only entity that can prevent Al Qaeda from taking over all of Syria.

If and when the Assad government is toppled, thanks to US, British, French and Saudi assistance to the Rebels, there will follow a form of mass Genocide In Syria that will be on a scale with the Rwandan Genocide, a genocidal mass slaughter of the Tutsis by the Hutus.

As all of Syria explodes and then implodes, into a state of mass chaos and total anarchy and rivers of blood, East, West, North and South, the very nations that triggered the meltdown will all claim it is simply an internal matter that the Syrians must solve on their own.

The latest threats being made by Al Qaeda are the direct result of all the recent Sabre rattling by the West that naughty Assad needs to be “punished” most severely for Sarin chemical attacks which a High Ranking United Nations Investigator, now claims was most likely caused by the so-called “Free Syrian Rebels”.

I would say the Mental Asylum that is Washington, DC is now fully in the hands of the inmates. Their rush to war and the likely slaughter/s of countless innocent human beings in Syria will be clearly of their doing and in a “Just World”, they would all end up in the Dock and be found guilty of War Crimes along with the Leaders of the FSA Rebels to whom they have supplied thousands of tons of weapons.

Please note following recent story:

A high ranking UN Official now believes Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Nerve Gas, Not Assad’s Army
Posted by: Paul Ebeling Posted on: August 27, 2013

“Testimony from victims now strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin Nerve Gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior UN diplomat said Monday.

“Carla del Ponte, a member of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.

“But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons (CW), according to the BBC, she added that more investigation was needed.

“Damascus is facing growing Western accusations that its forces used such weapons, which US President Obama has described as crossing a Red Line. But Ms. del Ponte’s remarks may serve to shift the focus of international concern.

“Ms. del Ponte, in 1999 was appointed to head the UN was crimes tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda”


Aug 28, 2013 4:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MaxSmacks wrote:
This article you are referencing by Paul Ebeling is VERY misleading. He is referring to a quote from May 2013 – which unless he is able to travel in time, would not refer to the current incident. See the original source here:

Aug 28, 2013 11:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Reuters1945 wrote:

Assuming you are correct, Max, nevertheless, this seems to establish/ perhaps prove, the Rebels were, are, capable of resorting to use of Chemical weapons.

But no one is talking about punishing Rebel use of chemical weapons.

Sort of gives the game away- does it not??

Many thanks for your input and heads up on that article.

Aug 29, 2013 2:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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