>French ‘inteligence’ beats UK’s “planes take off and fly” release CW report to blame Assad. The report compares 2013 attack that reads: sarin filled hand grenades dropped from a helicopter, Syria denined Report refuses to acknowlege IS ties, nor jihadists using chemical weapons against kurds in Aleppo & elsewhere
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/dossiers-pays/syrie/evenements/actualites-2017/article/attaque-chimique-en-syrie-declaration-de-jean-marc-ayrault-a-l-issue-du-conseil … Went through the french report with the 50 words of french i understand and the magic of google translate, it’s a joke. Not as much as the 4 pages the US presented though. I may have understood some stuff wrong so it would be nice if some french anon could translate points b.) and c.) on page 2. Some of the rest would be interesting too but it’s not really important in relation to where/how the sarin was produced. So as far as i understood it they claim to be able to match the sarin to be from stocks of the syrian government. The problem is that they want to base that accusation on two chemicals they found. DIMP (Diisoproplymethylphosphonate), a byproduct of some of the most common sarin synthesis routes, and Urotropine (supposedly used as stabilisator. Never heard of that, the most common stabilizer is tributlyamine). Now i’m no CW expert but if mahmoud and his friends decided to cook up sarin in their basement they’d use the easiest synthesis route (meaning there would be DIMP in their end product) and they’d have to stabilize it as well if they wanted it to have a reasonable shelf live. If you take a look at the UN report about the 2013 incidents (http://undocs.org/A/67/997 , page 30-37) you can see that they tested and found a shitload of other stuff, and not just its presence but also its concentrations/the relations to other chemicals that were present. That was necessary to match some of the sarin that was used back then to be of the same stock (Khan al Assal and East ghouta), they WEREN’T able to match this to be from the syrian stocks, even with the way better and more reliable (because the samples were taken by competent personal and quickly processed) data they had back then.
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