Is it not surprising and a waste of time then to send the UN independent commission of inquiry to investigate a forgone conclusion that all parties take for granted as a fact!
Kerry quoted Ban Ki - moon as saying last week that "the U.N. investigation will not determine who used these chemical weapons, only whether such weapons were used."
If the investigators' mandate is only to confirm what is already "is undeniable," in Kerry's words, why were the UN investigators stripped of the mandate of determining "who" used the chemical weapons in Syria, if not to leave it up to the U.S. & partners to decide in advance as a prejudged conclusion that " There's no doubt who is responsible: The Syrian regime," according to Vice Presid ent Joe Biden on Wednesday , to be consistent with their plans for a regime change in Damascus, and let the truth go to hell.
* Nicola Nasser is a veteran Arab journalist based in Birzeit, West Bank of the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. Email address removed