Victims of Sarin Gas attack in Ghouta, Syria vicinity, August 21, 2013 Source: Reuters
In a recent special MERIA report, Jon Spyer reported on the probable ISIS Chemical Weapons (CW) attack that killed Kurdish YPG fighters in the village of Avdiko near Kobani, Syria, It was reminiscent of the mid-2013 gas attacks on civilian population centers in Syria, one of which killed 1,500 in the suburbs of Damascus. The attacks were generally considered by world leaders and analysts to have been perpetrated by the Assad regime. There is, however, considerable evidence indicating that those horrific attacks may not have been perpetrated by Assad at all, but, in fact, they were most likely the work of ISIS.
Recent experience with ISIS demonstrates their willingness to behave far beyond the capabilities of any other terrorist organization. Moreover, the situation in Syria is extremely complex, to the point of being bewildering to the Western mind. To oversimplify the events that take place in this strange and deadly war is both foolish and dangerous. Continue reading