Thursday, August 29, 2013

Syria's nerve gas massacre: Revenge of tyrant's one-legged brother or monstrous trick by rebels? | Mail Online

Syria's nerve gas massacre: Revenge of tyrant's one-legged brother or monstrous trick by rebels? | Mail Online: ... However, elsewhere in the world, rogue militia groups have successfully used sarin in terrorist attacks. In 1995, for example, a relatively small Japanese cult group, Aum Shinrikyo, was able to release the nerve agent on the Tokyo subway, killing 13 and injuring hundreds more.

There is, therefore, a chance that rebel forces could have laid their hands on sarin – and, in an act of extraordinary cynicism, targeted their own people in order to prompt international intervention.

Given recent reported tensions between different rebel factions, it’s also possible that the attack was ordered by a militia commander targeting the stronghold of a rival faction...