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Does Anybody Care If Assad
Uses Chemical Weapons Again?

Bloomberg, by Jeffrey Goldberg

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/22/2013 4:50:58 AM

It was a year ago, almost to the day, that President Barack Obama warned the Syrian dictator, Bashar al-Assad, not to deploy chemical weapons in his fight to stay in power. “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus,” Obama said. “That would change my equation." He went on: "We’re monitoring that situation very carefully. We have put together a range of contingency plans.” Earlier,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 8/22/2013 7:01:52 AM     (No. 9485442)

Unfortunately we don´t really know which side used the chemical weapons or if they were actually used.

No truth at all escapes from the middle east.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Quaestio, 8/22/2013 8:44:37 AM     (No. 9485618)

From what I have seen, no one cares if Muslims kill each other. Their deaths can be trotted out for political purposes (e.g. we ´cared´ in Libya), but the world only cares if Americans or Jews can be blamed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/22/2013 10:37:44 AM     (No. 9485852)

Assad?? Or the radical islamic Jihadist? I vote on the second group. They were on top of the incident immediately taking pictures--what, no fear for their own bodily harm? Rumor many months ago prior to the first time chems were used indicated the plan to use chems by the jihadist to make it look like Assad was responsible.
Frankly, a much larger quantity of individuals would have died both times if it is the work of Assad.

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