the story is in French, so i used google translate. here's the translation and original link.
LE FIGARO - According to our information, the regime's opponents,
supervised by Jordanian, Israeli and American commandos moving towards
Damascus since mid-August. This attack could explain the possible use of the Syrian president to chemical weapons.
it is too early to rule out categorically the argument put forward by
Damascus and Moscow, who blame the massacre on the Syrian opposition, it
is already possible to provide answers to a troubling question. What
benefit would have Assad to launch an unconventional attack at the
precise moment he had to allow UN inspectors - after being stranded for
several months - to investigate the use of chemical weapons?
Operational logic first. According
to information obtained by Le Figaro, the first trained in guerrilla
warfare by the Americans in Jordan Syrian troops reportedly entered into
action since mid-August in southern Syria, in the region of Deraa. A
first group of 300 men, probably supported by Israeli and Jordanian
commandos, as well as men of the CIA, had crossed the border on August
17. A second would have joined the 19. According
to military sources, the Americans, who do not want to put troops on
the Syrian soil or arming rebels in part controlled by radical Islamists
form quietly for several months in a training camp set up at the border
Jordanian- Syrian fighters ASL, the Free Syrian Army, handpicked.
Sense of impunity
As for the summer, their protection have begun to shake Syrian battalions in the south, approaching the capital. "Their
thrust would now feel into the Ghouta, where formations of ASL were
already at work, but really can make a difference on the outskirts of
Damascus fortress," says David Rigoulet-Roze, a researcher at the French Institute for Strategic Analysis (IFAS).
to this expert on the region, the idea proposed by Washington would be
the possible establishment of a buffer zone from the south of Syria, or
even a no-fly zone, which would cause opponents safely until the balance of power changes. This is the reason why the United States has deployed Patriot batteries and F16 in late June Jordan.
Military recent pressure against al-Ghouta threatens the capital Damascus, the heart of the Syrian regime. In
July, the spokesman of President al-Assad had publicly stated that the
scheme would not use chemical weapons in Syria "except in case of
external aggression." The intrusion of foreign agents in the south, for example ...
The other reason, if the army has actually committed a massacre in Damascus chemical is more diplomatic. Since
August, 2012, when Barack Obama warned that the use of chemical weapons
was a "red line" that, once crossed, could trigger a military
intervention, thirteen smaller chemical attack have been identified without causing American reaction. Admittedly, the evidence is difficult to obtain, since Damascus routinely blocks the work of UN investigators. The
sense of impunity felt by the Syrian regime is reinforced by the
Russian protection afforded to the Security Council of the UN. Barack
Obama, when he arrived at the White House, the Kremlin had proposed a
"reset" of relations, not to break the link with Moscow. U.S.
Chief of Staff, Martin Dempsey, the principal military adviser,
justifies his opposition to intervention, even limited by the
fragmentation of the Syrian opposition and the weight exerted by
affected by the fumes of toxic agents in the attack al-Ghouta, waiting
for first aid in an improvised Saqba, in Damascus suburbs, Wednesday
What are the options?
the Syrian regime is actually behind the chemical bombardment of
Damascus, it will take a further degree is a conflict that has claimed
more than 100,000 lives. "There is more of a small-scale test as before. Chemical weapons are now part of the war, where they play a deterrent role. This is a message to the Americans. It
is also a challenge to Barack Obama, who risks losing its legitimacy
with its allies in the world, "an expert analysis of the case.
with clandestine operations from Jordanian soil, the international
community, as each time the crisis is reaching a peak, reconsider the
various military options. Arming the rebels? "If we do one day we will not say," said a diplomatic source. Surgical air strikes? Possible, but the solution involves risk regionalization of the conflict. Special forces to secure and neutralize chemical weapons sites? Israel hit neighboring Syria repeatedly. But
Western intelligence services did not want to risk that stocks of
chemical weapons falling into the hands of jihadist groups. Last option, inaction. It is that which seems to have bet on Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
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