September 16, 2013
|French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Courtesy CC Wikimedia|
In what was the top story before the shooting occurred, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius went on record in saying that there was ‘no doubt’ that Assad’s government carried out the chemical attacks in Syria. This comes after top Syrian officials say they also submitted evidence showing that the rebels carried out the attacks with the aid of the United States and France. In fact, the declaration by Syria’s deputy foreign minister that the US and France aided the rebels in the chemical attacks was reported by Reuters in a piece irrelevantly entitled ‘Syria says ‘terrorists’ will strike Europe with chemical weapons’.
In the article, in which the Syrian official does indeed discuss how the same terrorist groups funded by the US and France will ultimately carry out attacks within their own nations, the deputy foreign minister states: