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Syrian Rebels Behind Sniper Attack on UN Inspectors?
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Opposition militants previously kidnapped multiple UN peacekeepers
Paul Joseph Watson
August 26, 2013
Given their treatment of UN peacekeepers in the past, today’s sniper attack in Syria which targeted UN chemical weapons inspectors was likely carried out by opposition militants – yet another reminder that the US and Britain are about to launch military attacks that will aid terrorists.
“Unidentified snipers have opened fire on a convoy of UN experts investigating suspected chemical weapons attacks in Syria’s capital,”reports BBC News , adding that a vehicle was shot at “multiple times” before being forced to turn back, despite being clearly marked with the UN’s familiar black on white lettering.
The attack delayed the inspectors and meant they were only able to visit the affected sites for half an hour rather than the planned four hours.
Given the fact that rebel militants have displayed hostility when encountering UN workers in the past, the culprits behind the attack are almost certainly fighting on the side of the FSA.
Back in March, rebels kidnapped 21 UN peacekeepers and commandeered their vehicles on the Golan Heights and demanded Bashar Al-Assad remove forces form a nearby town before they were returned safely. The kidnapping was swiftly condemned by the UN Security Council and cited by the Toronto Star  as an incident that “raised serious questions about the country’s future if Bashar Assad is ousted.”
The same rebel brigade repeated the stunt when they kidnapped a further four UN soldiers in May.
Rebel snipers have also gunned down numerous journalists  over the course of the 18 month conflict.
Why rebels would want to intimidate UN inspectors and prevent them from ascertaining the truth behind last week’s attack is up for debate, but since it already appears that US and Britain have made the decision to launch cruise missile attacks in aid of the rebels, any deviation from the current narrative would be counterproductive for opposition forces.
It would make little sense for the sniper attack to have been carried out by Bashar Al-Assad’s forces given the fact that Assad invited the inspectors to enter the country in the first place. The UN has made it clear that the inspectors are not even in Syria to discover who was behind the last week’s incident, merely to confirm that it was a chemical weapons attack.
The last time UN inspectors assessed claims of chemical weapons use, they concluded that it was likely the rebels had launched the attacks , a finding that would not be welcomed a second time by either FSA militants or NATO powers.
The Syrian opposition has now canceled its participation in upcoming peace talks as a result of the alleged chemical weapons attack, another sign that the FSA has no interest in a political solution that would end the violence and is instead hanging on for western military support that would grease the skids for a bloody overthrow of the current government.
Watch the video below, which shows FSA rebels operating a sniper gun via remote control.
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 reports BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23838900
 cited by the Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/03/06/20_peacekeepers_monitoring_israelsyria_ceasefire_detained_by_about_armed_fighters_un_reports.html
 kidnapped a further four UN soldiers : http://news.antiwar.com/2013/05/07/syrian-rebels-kidnap-four-un-troops-in-golan-heights/
 gunned down numerous journalists: http://rt.com/news/syria-journalist-killed-sniper-845/
 rebels had launched the attacks: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/05/us-syria-crisis-un-idUSBRE94409Z20130505
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