SECOND POST – OCTOBER 16, 2012 – NO CLUSTER WEAPONS USED BY SYRIAN ARMY; HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FABRICATES EVIDENCE FROM CIA PROVIDED “WITNESSES”
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has now joined other purveyors of falsehood, such as the “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights”, (and like the boy who cried wolf of legend) has lost any and all credibility. HRW just issued an indictment of the Syrian government for an alleged use of “cluster bombs” which are prohibited by treaties signed by over 90 countries. Syria, the United States, “Israel” and Russia have not signed the protocol. But that didn’t stop HRW from disseminating more lies about the Syrian government while ignoring the documented atrocities committed by American-NATO-SAUDI-QATARI-supported terrorists who are wreaking havoc in the North Syrian countryside and in some cities.
The Ministry of Defense in Damascus issued a strongly-worded denunciation of HRW and other spigots of misinformation and “misleading news” for irresponsibly fabricating data about Syrian army use of cluster weapons (CW). These weapons are essentially anti-personnel bomblets which are manufactured to look like the surrounding terrain. They are fitted inside a larger cannister which is dropped from the air or fired from artillery. Once airborne, the canisters deploy a mini-parachute as they descend and open their forward apertures to allow the dropping of multiple bomblets camouflaged to look like rocks, for example. Once on the ground, the bomblets are a genuine menace to infiltrating terrorists and moving infantry. While the amount of explosive in each bomblet is not necessarily capable of killing the enemy soldier, they can maim severely. When conflicts are over, such as Israel’s misguided invasion of Lebanon in 2006, cluster weapons remain on the ground and constantly injure innocent civilians.
In this visual aid used by the U.N. to expose Israel’s massive use of cluster bombs in South Lebanon, the reader can see how the weapon is constructed.
The only source for these cluster weapons that Syria could access would be the Russian Federation. But no evidence of any such delivery, either by air or sea, can be adduced. Iran does not have CW capabilities, so no link can be established there. While SyrPer has promoted the use of CW in Syria as a means to stop infiltration from Southern Turkey, President Assad and his generals have resisted the use of anti-personnel weapons of this kind, reasoning that Erdoghan will not be around for very long and that Syrian-Turkish relations are bound to improve once he is either dead or in prison for war crimes.
HRW’s basis for the allegations is nothing more than CIA-trained actors pretending to be Syrians who saw the bomblets being dropped or “amateur videos” which we at SyrPer know are made at the Shepperton Studios near London by that shameless liar, “Danny the Syrian”. That is all. HRW did not question the veracity of these people even though HRW is on notice that NATO countries have developed a strategy for public disinformation in Syria. HRW should have known from the Zeinab Al-Hosni fiasco that not all witnesses are reliable.
The author of HRW’s report on Syrian use of CW’s is this charlatan: Stephen Goose. (His name is not our fault) He is HRW’s director of Arms Division and has no military experience. He has a lot of experience with the U.S. government though and is a known agent of anti-Syrian felons.
Stephen Goose, seen above, claims that the cluster weapons were of Soviet provenance. Oh, really? That would make the cluster bomblets at least 20 years old, assuming Syria ever bought such weapons from Mr. Gorbachev. We are waiting for the Russian Defense Ministry to humiliate this Goose character by demonstrating no sale of any CWs to Syria, ever! Furthermore, Goose should know about how effective 20-year old bomblets are. Goose is clearly struggling to be included in SyrPer’s contest for the winner of the annual Tony Blair Liar of the Year Award. Good show, Mr. Goose. You’re getting there.