Truth may be "the first casualty of war" but sometimes the truth sneaks out. Today, Russian Television (RT) displayed photos of damage to the Syrian Base attacked by US Missiles. One of the pictures shows CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONTAINERS outside a blown-up aircraft hangar!
First, a little background on Russian and former Soviet Union "Chemical Weapons." On October 8, 2015, the Russian-language news web site "e-news.su" did a story on chemical weapons from the former Soviet Union (SU) being destroyed in compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention (Treaty).
In that story, they specifically mention the destruction, by Russia, of "aviation chemical munitions." Here's the relevant paragraphs from that story:
To date, Russia has destroyed over 90 percent of her existing chemical weapons. The other day it was officially announced that the complete destruction of one of the largest arsenals in the city Pochep Bryansk region. Work on the plant began in 2010. During this time it was destroyed more than 67 thousand aviation chemical munitions, containing nearly 7500 tons of chemical agents (sarin, soman, "VX"). During the work was not recorded a single case of chemicals into the environment, and in the near future to begin work on the decontamination of equipment and rehabilitation of land where he kept ammunition. Most likely, the company in the town of Pochep is redesigned for civilian production, and Bryansk region heal easily.
As part of this story, the e-news web site included a photograph of Soviet chemical weapons being destroyed by Russian technicians. The photo shows CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONTAINERS:
Notice the containers?
Now, fast-forward to today, April 7, 2017 and the coverage of the US attack upon the Syrian air base. One of the photos appearing in the RT coverage was taken by Russian news agency RIA Novosti Photographer Mikhail Voskresensky.
The photo shows a bombed aircraft hangar at the air base in Syria, and look what else it shows: Dozens of the exact same CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONTAINERS as shown in the E-news story from October 8, 2015:
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Truth may be the first casualty of war, but in this instance, it appears the truth has snuck-out . . . . inadvertently . . . . at the hands of a Russian News Photographer!
It now appears that Syria is caught red-handed being in possession of Chemical Weapons they CLAIMED to have had destroyed in the past; the exact same Chemical Weapons Containers used to store "aviation munitions" like "sarin."
It was allegedly Sarin used against Syrian civilians on Tuesday in Idlib, Syria and it now seems very plausible that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad committed the act. Apparently, US President Donald Trump was correct in his assessment and took action that has now, apparently, exposed an ugly truth: Syria gassed its own people.