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U.S. Syria Conflict: Intelligence On Chemical Weapons Is No 'Slam Dunk,' Officials Say


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Syria, Assad, violence, responsibility, Obama, chemical weapons, U.S. intelligence, ethics, government )

Carrie
- 484 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The intelligence linking Syrian President Bashar Assad or his inner circle to an alleged chemical weapons attack is no "slam dunk," with questions remaining about who actually controls some of Syria's chemical weapons stores and doubts about whether...



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Elderberry C. (47)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 10:39 am
These so called rebels (exconvicts from all the organised prison breaks and other violent criminals/murderers) are the culprits ...armed by the west seen driving tanks, cutting out the heart and lungs of a victim on video, chopping off the heads of Christian Bishop and others. Thats what mercenaries do, vile zombies who are probably now out of control, should be rounded up and dealt with ......Assad would not be shooting himself in the foot......
 

Carrie B. (318)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 11:50 am
No proof of what you are saying either Elderberry. As far as Assad is concerned ~ his selfish, ruthlessness has no limits, so anything is possible from him.
 

Christeen Anderson (553)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 5:14 pm
Assad is not the bad guy here. Do some research. He doesn't need to be.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 5:14 pm
Still say it's not Assad - will be very surprised it he "shot himself in the foot."
 

Carrie B. (318)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 5:58 pm
There is enough blame to go around, but no reason for us to start WWIII!
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 6:41 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Jason R. (66)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 9:46 pm
Why do people feel the need to get embroiled with people not like us and think they can change them? At the cost of our failing economy, no less.

It's the rebels in an MIC/CIA false flag op. See my submitted stories.
and
Video of 'Rebels' Arming & Firing A Sarin Chemical Weapons Shell Into A Syrian Village?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5Tnh4C78Eo

We have to stop this MIC madness.
 

John Gregoire (264)
Friday August 30, 2013, 5:04 am
nothing but opinion without fact here
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday August 30, 2013, 6:42 am
Noted, thanks.
 

. (0)
Friday August 30, 2013, 7:10 am
Very interesting article, Carrie. Thanks for sharing.
 

Avril Lomas (0)
Friday August 30, 2013, 1:35 pm
The citizens of Syria,ie. families with children are,unfortunately reaping that which the Cheney ,Bush,Rumsfeld .and Rice have sown..., with their bald face lies re.( Saddam,s weapons of mass destruction.)Complete distrust of the USA.To whom are they to turn?.May I say to Jason I find that your xenophobia
and typical isolationism, not to forget your bigotry,although fairly typical in America ,VERY disturbing.
Why should WE care about them ? For the same reason that we fought in W.W.2.(Yes I was around at that time,)The attempt by an evil tyrant
to rid the world of certain ethnicity,s .to be unacceptable to those with any concept of humanity.
there are NO absolutes re. taking sides, BUT there are many human beings who deserve help.
I personally find the sight of families and children,I be;ieve that at Least one million of them,who are essentially homeless, walking for miles seeking asylum,to be disturbing.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Friday August 30, 2013, 3:04 pm
Noted, thanks Carrie.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 30, 2013, 5:44 pm
Obama keeps pushing for war, even though a UN inspector, Carla del Ponte, announced on Swiss tv, that it was Not Assad, but the rebels who used chemical weapons.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22424188
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/05/us-syria-crisis-un-idUSBRE94409Z20130505
http://guardianlv.com/2013/08/syrian-chemical-weapons-attack-carried-out-by-rebels-says-un/
 

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:28 am
this is all so very sad!
 

Nils Anders Lunde (548)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 5:27 am
Samo samo samo. It is ALL about money. Assad, I donít think is an idiot ó I donít think he would do this on purpose in order for the whole world to come down on them. It is only USA and couple of others that want this war. Why? MOOOOOONEY! Reason is oil, weaponproductions, test of new weaponery and so forth. Follow the money is all you have to do. BUT it REALLY are interesting to see so many countrys say NO to go to war. Countrys that for few years ago stod by USA in all wars. Very interesting and shows that PEOPLE around the world are saying NO and even more interesting is that their governmets follow what their people say. So folks...... IT DOES MATTER TO RAISE YOUR VOICE. Governments NOW KNOW that if they do not follow their peoples will, they will be replaced.
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 5:57 pm
Very complex issue here, still thinking about it.....
 

Deborah W. (6)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:31 am
Sad to say, but there are marytrs to every cause. To back a weak-knee President who shot off HIS mouth, tanked HIS credibility in the process, and pulled us into the mix by association is no reason to follow evil into darkness.

What's best for we the people, no interference in another country's war unless a strong presence is committed to, with appropriate follow-through as kibg as beeded, Neither has been clearly stated.

Time to let his stand or fall on his own so that we ... and those we have voted into office to represent US can breath free and do their job.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:38 am
Just a reminder for those who can ...

War is not the answer. So says Pope Francis who has set aside a day of prayer and fasting for the sole purpose of peach in Syria. That day is Saturday, September 7.

Forget, if you must, his label (CATHOLIC). He can stand on his own as a great humane being for ALL people, as witnessed throughout his life by example.

So, if you can find it in your heart, won't you chip in a portion of your energy for this single purpose?

I believe there is great power in single-minded combined energy, don't you?
 

Deborah W. (6)
Friday September 6, 2013, 12:32 pm
Rereading ... make that AS LONG AS NEEDED, sorry.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Friday September 6, 2013, 12:37 pm
Another typo ... make that PEACE not peach, so sorry. Quick knee-jerk response gets us into trouble every time (much like this Obama/Syria mess).
 
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