Secret State Department memo says Assad used chemical weapons last month

Rick Moran
Josh Rogin of Foreign Policy Magazine is reporting that a secret State Department memo says that the US government has concluded that the Syrian army used chemical weapons in the city of Homs last month. A secret State Department cable has concluded that the Syrian military likely used chemical weapons against its own people in a deadly attack last month, The Cable has learned. United States diplomats in Turkey conducted a previously undisclosed, intensive investigation into claims that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons, and made what an Obama administration official who reviewed the cable called a "compelling case" that Assad's military forces had used a deadly form of poison gas. The cable, signed by the U.S. consul general in Istanbul, Scott Frederic Kilner, and sent to State Department headquarters in Washington last week, outlined the results of the consulate's investigation into reports from inside Syria that chemical weapons had...(Read Full Post)

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