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UN report cites ´convincing evidence´
of chemical attack in Syria

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:LComStaff, 9/16/2013 1:16:29 PM

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. inspectors said Monday there was "clear and convincing evidence" that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people.They said positive blood and urine specimens provided definitive evidence of exposure to the nerve agent sarin by a large proportion of the survivors assessed by investigators. These results were corroborated by clinical assessments, which documented symptoms and signs consistent with nerve agent exposure.The inspectors in a report said "the environmental, chemical and medical samples we have collected provide clear and convincing evidence that surface-to-surface rockets

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 9/16/2013 1:24:41 PM     (No. 9523132)

Stop the Presses The UN has concluded that there was a chemical in Syria. Does this mean that we must call off the dust up between Obama and Putin and start that whole argument over?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FlyRight, 9/16/2013 1:33:02 PM     (No. 9523142)

You know this means he LIED to Charlie Rose. Isn´t there some special punishment for that?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: trackman999, 9/16/2013 1:38:26 PM     (No. 9523145)

I believe the UN as much as I believe obama.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nimby, 9/16/2013 1:40:51 PM     (No. 9523149)

What difference does it make now? The larger unanswered question is...who used them?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/16/2013 1:57:15 PM     (No. 9523165)

The rebels or Assad? My guess it was the rebels to make it appear Assad use them. He´s had these chem weapons since Iraq sent them to him-----why wait until now to use them.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 9/16/2013 2:05:46 PM     (No. 9523181)

FTA:
The inspectors described the rockets used to disperse the sarin as a variant of an M14 artillery rocket, with either an original or an improvised warhead. The report said the origin of the rockets was from the northwest, but gave no specific location and didn´t point a finger at the perpetrator.

The inspectors cautioned that the five sites they investigated had been "well traveled by other individuals prior to the arrival of the mission."

"During the time spent at these locations, individuals arrived carrying other suspected munitions indicating that such potential evidence is being moved and possibly manipulated," the report said. The areas were under rebel control, but the report did not elaborate on who the individuals were.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman, 9/16/2013 2:52:16 PM     (No. 9523228)

No new information. What to do? If it was the rebels, should we go in? If it was Assad, should we go in? Thought not. Putin´s deal, suspect and imperfect as it is, is our best option at this point. Trust but verify - and stay out. Let the Emperor and Putin bask in the limelight - it won´t last very long. More important matters, domestic and overseas, will soon overshadow it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/16/2013 4:36:17 PM     (No. 9523343)

What ever happened to Innocent until proven guilty. So, there was a chemical attack. Who were the attackers and persons attacked?. Problem is both sides have gas, so they can´t prove anything.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO, 9/16/2013 4:51:39 PM     (No. 9523363)

May be useful for historians but it is a political dead end for now.

Focus on what appears possible; dispose of the chemical weapons Assad admits he controls. And do it fast with high temperature destruction.

Forget about who gets or shares the credit. The world will decide for itself.

It won´t matter who operates the furnaces, only that the job is done.

Later is the time to worry about chemical weapons Assad might have hidden. Or about his guilt for war crimes. Or about whether the Rebels also have chemical weapons. Or about their guilt for whatever.

Do what has been agreed to now. Don´t pose and posture and pretend a perfect solution is possible. Or how you will bomb someday or the usual political BS.

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