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Die 19.00 Uhr „heute“-Nachrichten starten direkt mit einer faustdicken Lüge der Sprecherin Gerster:
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„Jahrelang hat das syrische Regime geleugnet Chemiewaffen zu besitzen. Jetzt gibt Assad dies erstmals indirekt zu, indem er sich bereit erklärt, sie unter internationale Kontrolle zu stellen.“
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Anders, als die Lügnerin Gerster behauptet, hat die syrische Regierung bereits im Juli 2012 klar gestellt, dass sie Chemiewaffen besitzt und diese für eine ausländische Aggression angeschafft wurden. Gemeint ist die Bedrohung durch israelische Atom- und Chemiewaffen.

Aber auch schon 1990 und 1997 hat sich die syrische Regierung indirekt zum Besitz von Chemiewaffen bekannt:

„Although the Syrian government has never admitted
possessing CW agents for offensive military use, a num-
ber of official statements have implied the existence of
CW or production facilities. In a 1990 speech, Syrian
President Hafez al-Assad said:
Israel is still superior technologically; and it is
capable of inflicting on the Arabs human di-
sasters in case of war. But the Arabs can, with
what they have, inflict the same disasters on
it.4
If the word “disasters” in the Assad statement is given a
broad interpretation, one can infer that it means hitting
civilian and strategic targets with CW.

In November 1996, Syrian Ambassador to Cairo Issa
Darwish gave a lecture and was quoted to have said that
Syria would retaliate with CW if Israel attacked it with
nuclear weapons. The following day, realizing perhaps
that his statement was inconsistent with official policy
(or he might have been misquoted), the ambassador is-
sued a denial in which he claimed that the Arab states,
particularly Syria, “do not possess weapons of mass de-
struction and do not threaten anyone with them.” 5 Per-
haps significantly, the ambassador did not refer specifically
to CW but kept his denial in general terms.“
M. Zuhair Diab (Fall 1997). „Syria’s Chemical and Biological Weapons: Assessing capabilities and motivations“

Petra Gerster kümmern solche Fakten wenig.