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Report: State Department Believes Assad
Used Chemical Weapons on Syrian People

Atlantic, by Alexander Abad-Santos

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/16/2013 5:38:56 AM

In a leak that could signal a crossing of President Obama´s "red line" on the increasingly deadly conflict in Syria, the State Department has investigated and concluded that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his military forces used poison gas in a deadly attack on the city of Homs last month, Foreign Policy´s Josh Rogin reported Tuesday evening. Rogin, whose State sources are rarely questioned on the Foggy Bottom beat, got his his scoop from classified department cables: The cable, signed by the U.S. consul general in Istanbul, Scott Frederic Kilner, and sent to State Department headquarters

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Nah. Obama´s "red line" is just like that green line in the insurance commercials...it moves.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bkt23, 1/16/2013 6:05:00 AM     (No. 9119251)

A big, big war is just what the administration needs to really screw things up. Go to war with Syria and you get Iran, Russia and Israel in the mix. China will probably throw its hat in the ring, too.

This article could just be the beginning of a media propaganda frenzy providing Americans with a pretext to go to war w/ Syria. Beware.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/16/2013 6:50:57 AM     (No. 9119292)

We should be able to clean this up from 40,000 feet. But no ground troops, ever again, anywhere but in defense of our homeland.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grayjay, 1/16/2013 7:01:22 AM     (No. 9119307)

I´m sure Obama will get to the bottom of this, will pursue the perpetrators and bring them to justice, just like in Benghazi. Meanwhile, he´ll give Assad another warning, and by gosh, this time he means it!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LouD, 1/16/2013 7:18:41 AM     (No. 9119323)

Let the ragheads fight it out among themselves. The AH in the WH screwed it up by getting involved in the "Arab Spring", and look what happened there! We don´t need to support either side in Syria, because they will stab us in the back anyway. We don´t need any more Benghazi type killings in Damascus.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/16/2013 7:22:35 AM     (No. 9119330)

Obama the Behind will lead us into a war only after he has depleted our remaining military strength. At moment, we have enough combat ready divisions, aircraft and carrier groups to project sufficient force to prevent a conflict. But by 2015-2016, we will be a shadow power, like the UK, Germany and France. That will be when Obama decides to stop moving his red line and commits us to a war of attrition. Could be Syria, post Assad, North Korea, or back to Iraq or Afghanistan. History repeats, but we never know when or where.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 1/16/2013 7:25:27 AM     (No. 9119333)

Chemical weapons that were transported there from Iraq.

Clearly the Bush administration felt it best not to reveal the fact that Syria had those WMD.

Al qaeda is now about to bring down the Assad regime and the entire middle east is in jeopardy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/16/2013 7:48:34 AM     (No. 9119367)

You know what? I can´t get past the headline since I don´t believe anything the State Department says since Clinton´s drunken spree began.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judith, 1/16/2013 8:04:44 AM     (No. 9119405)

It doesn´t matter. This syria kerfuffle is just a distraction to assure iran has more time to arm itself and destroy first Israel and then the USA. Everything is in place. And obama is making sure this happens.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: convert, 1/16/2013 8:50:12 AM     (No. 9119508)

And our genius media has no questions about how a backward little country like Syria has so many chemical weapons....´cause Bush lied and people died, dontchyaknow?......


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Reply 10 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 1/16/2013 9:00:51 AM     (No. 9119531)

Noooo . . . Assad wouldn´t dare! Obama said he couldn´t! Do not believe your lyin´ eyes, surely no chemicals were used.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MattMusson, 1/16/2013 9:32:34 AM     (No. 9119596)

The State Department Believes a lot of Crazyassed things.

That does not make them true.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Democracy First, 1/16/2013 10:19:54 AM     (No. 9119736)

If we were supposed to believe that bush lied about WMD, then why should i believe the Ø about WMD?

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