The U.S is confident that Syria was behind the deadly chemical weapons attack after intercepting a phone call from a Syrian defence chief demanding an explanation from its chemical weapon military unit for the action, according to new claims.
Just hours after the attack last Wednesday an official at the Syrian Ministry of Defense exchanged panicked phone calls with a leader of the unit, demanding answers, according to website Foreign Policy.
The phone call was intercepted by U.S spies according to the website, and is now the reason that America is confident that it was carried out by the regime.However, such a phone call is hardly dispositive that the Syrian military was behind the attack, and certainly casts doubt that top Syrian officials authorized the attack. Rather, it indicates the opposite. I hope that there is more proof than just this one ambiguous phone call before we waste more blood and treasure supporting the Arab-Nazis that Obama seems to like.
While we are on the subject, the DiploMad discusses a short discussion he had with an Iraqi ambassader following the fall of Iraq, and stated that chemical weapons had been snuck away into Syria.