Mr. Wouk observes that the evidence Russia plans to present to the United Nations must be “at least pretty good,” because otherwise Russia would not present it. He may well be right. It would have to be a pretty poor effort to fall below the standard of the “evidence” thus far made public — and generally deemed to show conclusively that the Assad regime did it. Thus far, there has been an absence of convincing, direct, non-circumstantial evidence beyond that chemical weapons were used. Generally, in a civilized society, to convict someone of a crime it is necessary to show not only that a crime was committed but also who committed it.
( Now this is interesting. They wouldn’t be presenting this evidence if it wasn’t at least pretty good. Given the Al Qaeda forces in the opposition, it’s not beyond credibility that they would have used chemicals. – JW )
MOSCOW – Russia will show the UN Security Council evidence it has received from Syria’s government pointing to the use of chemical weapons by rebels in the Damascus suburbs, Russian news agencies quoted Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Wednesday.
Lavrov, who has…
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