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Syria and the Allure of Chemical Weapons


World  (tags: Syria, violence, chemical weapons, ethics, death, crime, human rights, middle-east, war, politics, freedoms, government, corruption )

Carrie
- 324 days ago - popularmechanics.com
Chemical weapons are reviled around the world. Even Adolph Hitler would not use them on the battlefield in World War II. So why would anyone resort to using them in Syria, especially in urban areas, knowing the world's attention was fixed on the fighting



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Jason S. (57)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 7:40 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

GGmaSheila D. (132)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 7:47 pm
Just love when people claim unnamed sources...translation: couldn't prove who it was so let's go with unnamed sources. Or: Haven't heard one way or the other, so let's use unname sources. Or...

Seems to me when "unnamed sources" come into play that's the time to back off and come back Only if sources are Named.
 

Billie C. (2)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 10:17 pm
we need to stay out of it, we don't know who did it. both sides are evil and either side would use the gas.
let the arab league handle it. this is a muslim only problem. it doesn't affect our national security, not matter what kerry says. assad can't come use the gas on us. we need to get out of the middle east and just let them fight it out. muslims war they have been fighting each other forever let them go back to it and leave us out of it.
 

John S. (297)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 3:33 am
Something to think about.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (530)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 4:49 am
DID YOU NOT KNOW THIS BEFORE NOW?????? Don`t have to be fans of "hidden agendas", "dark men", "conspiracy" and so forth to see this. It is only pure common sense. Sometimes i really really wonder why people don`t belive what is happening. Maybe they are TOO indoctrinated in the system. EVERYDAY we see what is happening. Just look at the hawks who want to start caos by intervene in Syria. This is a ticking bomb. You have the russian, iranien and so forth close close to where the action will take place. Those who want war have tried and tried to make it happen for a long time, and when it does not go the way they want they "make a new situation" and a little bit harder every time to make it happend. Look at the last situation with egypt, look at the last situation with syria. In syria 100,000 have died BEFORE the gassattack that killed 1000. It did not happend much before so the gassattack is just another turn to get the war started. John Kerry GUARANTEE last night that not intervene WILL make the situation worse???? You ALL could see how he started to have problem with explaining. In the last part of the hearing he could only refere to todays closed meeting. The whole situation is ONLY a play for the audience. Great that the hearing where live so you all could see this theater. I must also say i where surprised of most of the congress people that was NOT pro to john Kerry and his compadres. Important issues and commom sense from many senators did make me feel better :-) The whole play from Kerry & Co was just that; A PLAY! Hope you americans can see what is going on and take action. A little of topic but had to say something about this :-)
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 7:47 am
Great article, Carrie. Thanks for sharing.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (530)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 9:44 am
Stephen M. Walt is a real "common sense man". What a different to John Kerry, Secretary of the State.....................

http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/
 

Diane K. (136)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 6:40 pm
Not at all good for the U.S. & it looks like they have voted to go to war. thx Carrie
 

Stan B. (123)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:46 am
Billie C. Spot on.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (530)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:17 am
The situation in Syria is complex and veeeery hot regarding to neighboring countrys AND their Allied. Starting a US lead war, even a tiny small one will be as throwing a match on gasoline. I really can`t think of a similar situation exept the cuba crisis, and this i think is even worse. I really hope the american People can see what is going on and that they take actions against this, who can be the biggest nightmare of all for all!
 

. (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:46 pm
OIL & SEX
the major export of syria is oil that is the main reason other countries will get involved. also Syria is a major destination and transit country for women and children trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. the government does not offer protection services to victims of trafficking and arrests and prosecutes victims.
sending thousands of foreign soldiers there will mean more victims
 
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