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Blasts in the Night, a Smell,
and a Flood of Syrian Victims

New York Times, by BEN HUBBARD, MARK MAZZETTI and*

Original Article

Posted By:FlyRight, 8/27/2013 6:40:50 AM

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Thousands of sick and dying Syrians had flooded the hospitals in the Damascus suburbs before dawn, hours after the first rockets landed, their bodies convulsing and mouths foaming. Their vision was blurry and many could not breathe. Overwhelmed doctors worked frantically, jabbing their patients with injections of their only antidote, atropine, hoping to beat back the assault on the nervous system waged by suspected chemical agents. In just a few hours, as the patients poured in, the atropine ran out. To avoid contamination, medics stripped new arrivals down to their underwear and doused them with water before taking

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 8/27/2013 7:09:44 AM     (No. 9493153)

If we do something, they won´t like us or be greatful.

If we do nothing they won´t like us.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 8/27/2013 7:13:25 AM     (No. 9493161)

Is American blood worth it? Do we sacrifice yet more of our youth because of a Syrian civil war? Does the type of weapon used by one combatant to kill other combatants merit more dead young Americas? What is the tactical goal? To stop chemeical weapons? What is the strategic goal? To stop chemical weapons? We have seen that despots in the Middle East don´t care about the world´s opinion ans will unleash chemeical weapons to kill their adversaries. Remember the Iraq-Iran war. So attacking One side and helping the other just as fanatical to kill Americans other side just because we don´t like the weapon s use make no tactical or strategic sense. And because it makes no sense, serves no US interested and only gets more young Americans killed, it is precisely what I think Obambi will do.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/27/2013 7:28:05 AM     (No. 9493174)

"An American president who has tried desperately to keep the United States out of another war in the Middle East is now weighing a military attack on Syria —"

The NYT is once again doing Obama´s propaganda work for him, this time in preparing us for an aerial bombardment of areas of Syria controlled by Assad. Times ignores Obama´s 2011 war in Libya, a war he casually announced 60 minutes before flying to Rio on another taxpayer paid vacay, a war that flouted the War Powers Act. And, a war that left Libya without a government.

The Times is so desperate to prop of its false messiah that its article mentions Saddam Hussein´s use of sarin gas against Iraqi Kurds, the same weapon of mass destruction that the Times & Obama ridiculed Bush for not finding. Now those probably same WMDs will be Obama´s excuse for war in Syria.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 8/27/2013 7:33:59 AM     (No. 9493178)

President Obama,...was told of the attack in the Oval Office that morning during his regular intelligence briefing.

According to the Government Accountability Institute, Obama misses over half his daily briefings, so let´s dispense with talk of his "regular" briefings. As I recall, didn´t he or someone else say he "didn´t need those briefings" because he was "the most voracious information consumer" on the planet, or some such quote?

Re: the actual story, I am intrigued about who Obama will blame for the weak response he will surely give to this horrific action in Syria. No doubt he will vote Present once again and lob a few Tomahawks into the city, then say, "Okay, let´s play some spades."

Sickening situation over there but we have our own problems here: Why is our gov´t amassing millions of rounds of hollow-point ammo? Against whom will they be used when our own problems become explosive on our own soil?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Arby, 8/27/2013 7:40:14 AM     (No. 9493185)

Possibly some of the WMD that Saddam had transported and hidden?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 8/27/2013 7:51:07 AM     (No. 9493204)

Yellow journalism of the worst sort.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rusino, 8/27/2013 7:52:06 AM     (No. 9493205)

Exactly what can we do? We have no firm idea who used the gas. We can not just lob shells into the country. Everything Obama and his toadies do in the Middle East makes,things worse. It seems O wants the world in upheaval. Or they are all Deaf, Blind and DUMB as to what their actions create. Either one, get them out off here!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jglas, 8/27/2013 7:54:51 AM     (No. 9493212)

Hey look over here at Syria . . . don´t look at the IRS, Benghazi or Fast and Furious while we run the clock out.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: quantumman, 8/27/2013 7:55:44 AM     (No. 9493214)

#5 there may be a way to establish a chain of evidence there but the media will never go there - too dispositive of Bush´ actions. Also Zippy has to tread lightly here because of the link of this fiasco to Zippy´s other fouled nest, i.e., the gun running operation in Benghazi.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: sadc, 8/27/2013 7:56:45 AM     (No. 9493215)

Ahem, we did this before. Remember when Saddam Hussein gassed the Kurds? Remember that his Elite Guard had atropine pens on them when captured by Americans? We outfitted our troops with atropine as well expecting WMDs. The Iraqi generals told us they sent the WMDs to Syria in planes and it took 57 sorties to do this. All the press said is NO WMDs, Bush lied. Now there are WMDs in Syria. What a surprise.
Why risk more American lives? We have liberated the Iraqis, the Kuwaitis, the Bosnians, the Serbs, and all Muslim.We aided the starving Muslims in Mogadishu. They all pretty much hate us. Let´s skip the interlude and conclude they hate us and let them figure their own mess out.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: IGWTrust, 8/27/2013 7:57:07 AM     (No. 9493217)

What´s a community Organizer to do?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/27/2013 8:06:02 AM     (No. 9493235)

I didn´t know Bagdad Bob worked for the New York Times. Is this a great country or what?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: marthaville, 8/27/2013 8:06:59 AM     (No. 9493236)

We are working with our allies, al-Qaeda. We are the terrorists we are supposedly fighting. We are without question the bad guys.

Thanks, Obama. Call your friends at al-Qaeda to find out who we attack next.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/27/2013 8:34:12 AM     (No. 9493267)

Ask yourself NY TImes: why would Assad at this point in time of the civil war use chemical weapons when he appears to be holding his own and bring about the wrath of the West? What is to be gained by this? Nothing. We all know too well that fanatical Muslims have no qualms about killing themnselves and other Muslims.

Frankly, let the Muslims kill each other - that is the one skill set they seem to be good at. But now we have the Judeo-Christian West again coming to the rescue of Muslims so they can continue to hate us.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/27/2013 8:36:09 AM     (No. 9493269)

This is the NYT so I´m leery. I read far enough to see this is a 3rd party accounting of rebels and activists. It also provides Obama with cover to save face after his "red line" blunder. Where are the bomb remnants so we can analyze them? I´m sorry but I don´t trust anything coming out of Syria, the NYT or the WH. Nevertheless, I fully expect Obama to find an empty aspirin factory to take out.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jnorv, 8/27/2013 8:38:11 AM     (No. 9493274)

Squirrel!! As long as they are killing each other, Why should we intervene?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: LWGII, 8/27/2013 8:47:44 AM     (No. 9493283)

We were broke 17 thousand billion dollars ago. We have no money for this, and it´s not worth one drop of our children´s blood.

There are some things people must do for themselves.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: lancer12, 8/27/2013 8:50:16 AM     (No. 9493290)



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Reply 19 - Posted by: lancer12, 8/27/2013 8:54:03 AM     (No. 9493296)

Missiles and bombs-don´t hit children or wedding parties. Americans are not to carry Christian articles because this offends Muhamed(who died a long time ago but is a good excuse for outrage).

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Reply 20 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/27/2013 9:00:23 AM     (No. 9493308)

The article could have been written about almost any country in the Middle East. You have different factions squabbling and agitating against each other. An oppressive government. And people being killed. Intervening only seems to unite the whole mess against us.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/27/2013 9:05:26 AM     (No. 9493317)

Maybe in the long run the UK and the US would be better off if they dropped a lot of atropine packets to the Syrians instead of firing a lot of missiles into Syria that are bound to create a lot of new civilian casualties. It´s a civil war and the UK and the US have no business intervening on the side of Islamist rebels and make the situation worse.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: faldo, 8/27/2013 9:09:47 AM     (No. 9493326)

"Interviews with more than two dozen activists, rebels and doctors in areas near the attack sites, as well as an examination of more than 100 videos and photos of the aftermath, back up this assertion."

Is this the best we can expect from the NY Times...?

versus (LA Times & Corsi@WND)


Assad has rejected charges that his government forces used chemical weapons as “preposterous” and “completely politicized,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

He argues Syrian forces were in the targeted area.

“How is it possible that any country would use chemical weapons, or any weapons of mass destruction, in an area where its own forces are located?” Assad asked in the interview with Izvestia, according to a translation provided by Syria’s official news agency and published by the Los Angeles Times.

“This is preposterous! These accusations are completely politicized and come on the back of the advances made by the Syrian Army against the terrorists.”




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Reply 23 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 8/27/2013 9:17:13 AM     (No. 9493343)


What we fail to appreciate is the level of hatred directed toward the U.S. for any involvement whatsoever in muslim events. Dealing with muslims is the definition of a "no win situation".

Would the muslim brotherhood now love us for running to their rescue? NO!!!
Would the Syrians convince their people when it is all over (if it is ever over) that the U.S. has trashed their country and jihad should be directed at our home land? YES!!!

We see ourselves as the righters of wrongs... the supercops of the world. The muslim world view that in much the same way as the residents of the projects welcome a visit from the cops.
I think we should send France an "ataboy" and a check to help them take care of this problem. Let´s save our chips for the fight that all the other U.N. nations will ignore - protecting Israel.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: nightvision, 8/27/2013 9:33:20 AM     (No. 9493365)

#10, well said.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: shurnuff, 8/27/2013 9:40:38 AM     (No. 9493374)

Why is it that obama can find someone in the middle of nowhere to bomb, but can´t hit any location these devil leaders are holed up in?

I suggest going one by one into the leaders´ palaces, etc and turn them into liquid.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: starboard, 8/27/2013 10:22:22 AM     (No. 9493432)

#10 I like your analysis and your line of thinking.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/27/2013 10:34:49 AM     (No. 9493442)

I know there was probably a gas attack in Syria, but the only thing said so far by so called authorities is that it may be apparent, we think that, and other sorry excuses for not being decisive about knowing who did what to whom. Is this anyway to run a country, any country.

Now we are going to attack Syria for inconclusive reasons. Cripes, Russia and China are acting like the adults in a made up crisis by our glorious leader who did nothing when our people were slaughtered in Benghazi.

Some incompetents will start wars to cover-up their slew of scandals. That is what you get when you elect a Community Organizer from a crime ridden Chicago as president. Why hasn´t the House started Impeachment proceedings before this girly man starts WW3?





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Reply 28 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/27/2013 10:37:14 AM     (No. 9493446)

A military with tactical chemical weapons will use them on soldiers on the other side. This requires sophisticated weapons that will deliver the chemical to target and then disperse the chemical without destroying its effectiveness.

A terrorist attack against a civilian target requires only the chemical agent because it can be hand delivered the civilian target and triggered remotely.

This therefore is an unclaimed terrorist attack which begs the question of who benefits. The answer is that the rebels benefit. The NYT is pushing to start military action that will pit us against the Russians.

This reminds me of the 1973 Yom Kippur war in which Egypt and Syria aided by the Russians attacked Israel. Nixon supported Israel while the rest of the world watched while Egypt and Syria advanced. Only when Israel drove the invaders back, did the UN rush in to save Egypt and Syria.

The US has no interests in Syria. If we go in and get stuck in a quagmire, we could well be driven out of the area leaving Israel left alone.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: jimmiet, 8/27/2013 10:39:31 AM     (No. 9493450)

I tend to agree with # 10. However I find it somewhat amusing that the WMD that President Bush lied about have mysteriously turned up in Syria just as everyone except the lying leftist bastids have said for 10+ years. The left lies about whatever it deems necessary and has no compunction about lying about previous lies. They lie when the truth would serve them better.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/27/2013 10:42:24 AM     (No. 9493453)

Washington DC cracks the seventh seal. State Department holding sorcerer rituals in Foggy Bottom. John Kerry is a ´familiar´ to Hillary Clinton´s vampiress machinations and our world will burn.

Listen to me, the US State Department is going to get us all killed.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 8/27/2013 11:00:16 AM     (No. 9493492)

If it turned out that Planned Parenthood gassed those people, nobody in the abortion party would care.

I believe Assad had nothing to with this. Obama and Kerry are Liars. Those 2 liars should grab a weapon, and go fight their war.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: AirForceCane, 8/27/2013 11:28:56 AM     (No. 9493539)

disheartening that there are so-called "conservatives" who are so callous about the murder of thousands of women, children, old people..

especially when the Israeli intelligence Unit 8200 has recorded conversations of Assad regime officers discussing them launching a gas attack, when Britain and France and the US and Turkey and Germany all agree that Assad did this...

but you are defending a stooge of the Iranian dictatorship.

no wonder the Holocaust happened with the likes of some of you- you don´t think that the gassing of thousands of civilians will eventually affect the security of the United States?!!

ever heard of September 11, 2001?!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: NotaBene, 8/27/2013 11:35:09 AM     (No. 9493552)

There is no information on the religion of the residents of these Damascus suburbs. At least we now know the Syrian Army was in control. Al-Queida benefitted the most and they can deliver any type of car bombs they wish. This is also good for the Muslim Brotherhood, which amounts to the same thing as al-Queida.

Pray for the Christians in Syria. They will not last long once Assad is removed by US.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/27/2013 11:56:03 AM     (No. 9493583)

The only reason that Obozo and his minions are talking up about "doing something about Syria" is that Obozo earlier shot off his big mouth about a "red line" not to be crossed. And his bluff was called. Now he thinks that he has to do something to save face. If he just knew how to keep his mouth shut at certain times, none of this would now be happening. And, no we don´t need to put American lives at risk in a country that we have absolutely now interest in.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 8/27/2013 12:10:37 PM     (No. 9493606)

Perhaps these were some of the WMD taken from Benghazi...along with 5 dirty bombs...We´re they put into the hands of the alQaeda rebels by Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Marxist have been waiting to destroy our military...to destroy the county...So Not so fast...Why would we shed and more blood and treasure on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood...Or Obama.

NO

NO WWWIII

WE THE PEOPLE say NO. STOP
Beware Military Industrial complex ...Beware

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 8/27/2013 12:24:14 PM     (No. 9493618)

I don´t want our troops going in to Syria. My son is finishing his time as an Army medic & I wouldn´t want a single American soldier to go into that area. Except maybe a Special Ops assassin.

But what I DO want is a stinking fit thrown by our Coward-In-Chief everywhere anyone will listen. He has the bully pulpit & he needs to use it on something besides race-baiting in America. Pressure needs to be put on Syria at the U.N. A coalition of countries needs to threaten the Syrian government with major retaliation if one more attack occurs. Surrounding countries also need to pony-up & offer sanctuary. All foreign aid being cut off to this despotic Muslim Brotherhood government, while aiding the cities attacked in any way possible, including dropping supplies by air.

Will European nations do it? Because America has no leader & won´t, unfortunately. We ourselves are in grave danger of a major attack for two more long years because all the rest of the world sees we are leaderless & extremely vulnerable.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 8/27/2013 12:33:52 PM     (No. 9493627)

P.S. Oh & our Ambassador Power to Syria didn´t bother to come home from her va-cay in Ireland when this happened (to attend international meetings about it) because she couldn´t possibly miss her attendance at the (child-molestor) Charlie Chaplin Film Festival. Couldn´t possibly.

Nor did her Commander-in-Chief demand that she do so. So how important to America does this incident look? Not so much.

It´s not about troops -- it´s about national gravitas & posturing. It´s about international pressure. We do none of the above.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Phooey, 8/27/2013 1:13:39 PM     (No. 9493699)

#32 What are your sources for saying this:

"especially when the Israeli intelligence Unit 8200 has recorded conversations of Assad regime officers discussing them launching a gas attack, when Britain and France and the US and Turkey and Germany all agree that Assad did this..."


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Reply 39 - Posted by: jacooley, 8/27/2013 1:24:13 PM     (No. 9493719)

Here is the dilemma:

The use of chemical weapons, especially against civilian women and children, is a war crime and a crime against humanity. We used to hang people for it. It was one of the reasons Saddam got a noose around his neck and a dirt nap. We hanged Nazis for war crimes. We hanged Japanese for war crimes.

If a regime -- any regime -- can murder thousands in their beds with chemical weapons and face no consequences, then the hesitation over committing war crimes goes away.

Whether we like it or not, somebody has to face the just punishment (and death is the penalty that fits the crime) for committing this atrocity. Letting war crimes like this slide is a bad precedent.

It doesn´t matter whether one likes or loathes the current leadership in DC or not.

It is kind of like when Sam Spade in the Maltese Falcon had to solve the murder of the partner he didn´t like. It just had to be done.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: so_free_me, 8/27/2013 2:00:48 PM     (No. 9493788)

When the "But we have to do SOMETHING!" crowd is in charge of our military we are sunk.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/27/2013 3:34:11 PM     (No. 9493951)

We can not hit and take out Assad´s WMD --or so we´re being told.

So my question is this: What the heck are we going to hit? Tents in the desert? Camels in the posterior?

Red Line my Aunt Fanny. The Mulatto Marxist has spent the last year and a half playing golf, jetting from one luxury resort to another, hanging out with professional athletes and rap "artists," while thousands of Syrians have been killed. What´s the big deal now if we can´t take out the WMD? Seems to me like an air strike[s] is only going to unleash more WMD.

The Marxist hasn´t a clue what he´d doing, but I suspect his ego has got something to do with this "war" he´s plunging us into.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: watashiyo, 8/27/2013 3:37:47 PM     (No. 9493959)

They will kill their own to convince U.S. and others to start attacking Assad. Assad is smarter than Hussein. He won´t risk missile attack from U.S.A. by gassing his own people. Too obvious and easy. This one is a set up.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 8/27/2013 3:58:18 PM     (No. 9493984)

In re #10, yes, indeed, easy to know where the nerve agents came from. If Obie can now accomplish anything in Syria, it would be to photograph the markings on the nerve agents containers buried in the Syrian desert to confirm the material came from Iraq. But, depends if Obie is willing to now lead from the front and tell the world that W was right and the WMDs in fact existed and made in Iraq under the Saddam regime. Not only did they exist, but they were earmarked to be dropped on Israel.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: txboss, 8/27/2013 5:12:29 PM     (No. 9494107)

Whatever this admin. decides to do, it will be the wrong choice. He´s 100% inept.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Japanorama, 8/27/2013 5:22:30 PM     (No. 9494122)

America´s choice:
Either Muslims fight us or Muslims fight each other.
The latter seems preferable.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: strike3, 8/27/2013 5:23:14 PM     (No. 9494123)

Military action now in Syria has about a two percent chance of doing anything good for the world. It is far more likely to cause many more deaths and lead to more military action, probably involving countries sympathetic to Assad. Forget the muslims, forget the oil. And by all means, no American troops on the ground. We have sacrificed too many of our children on fruitless wars only to pull out early and give up whatever gains we made.

This Obama government is not capable of defending the United States in a major war and that is the biggest danger to America.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Marcus Tullius, 8/27/2013 5:26:44 PM     (No. 9494128)

Nerve agents do not cause foaming at the mouth. Period. That´s a sign of fluid in the lungs. Probably a choking agent. Probably chlorine.

This is a set-up by Odumma and his moobro butt buddies.

Let Vietnam vet Kerry go fight this one. Maybe he can earn one of the medals he threw away.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: old dinasaur, 8/27/2013 6:15:44 PM     (No. 9494200)

Most likely done by the rebels who have the most to gain (motive,means, opportunity). Zer0 can use this to help his mussi bros. I´m thinking Gulf of Tonkin

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Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

Russia hid information from FBI on
Boston Marathon bomber: report
New York Daily News, by Bill Hutchinson    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/10/2014 6:52:37 AM     Post Reply
Two years before the Boston Marathon bombing, the Russian government concealed key information on one of the killers that might have thwarted the attack, a new report charges.Kremlin officials intercepted a phone conversation in which Tamerlan Tsarnaev discussed Islamic jihad with his mother, but they withheld the information from the FBI, according to the U.S. inspector general report that comes as the one-year anniversary of the bombing approaches. Had the FBI been privy to the red-flag phone call, it would have prompted the bureau to take an extensive look at Tsarnaev, according to The New York Times. “Had they known what the

Obama looks to close wage gap while
paying female staffers less than men
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/7/2014 8:03:08 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is planning to sign two new executive actions aimed at narrowing the wage gap between men and women Tuesday, even as the Obama White House pays its female staffers less than men.The first executive action will be an order banning federal contractors from retaliation against employees who disclose or ask about their wages, according to reports. His other executive action will require federal contractors to submit data to the government about their employees compensation by sex and race. On Tuesday — the day advocates have labelled “Equal Pay Day” to symbolize the amount of time women have to

Dark markets may be more harmful
than high-frequency trading
Reuters, by John McCrank    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/7/2014 7:38:55 AM     Post Reply
Fears that high-speed traders have been rigging the U.S. stock market went mainstream last week thanks to allegations in a book by financial author Michael Lewis, but there may be a more serious threat to investors: the increasing amount of trading that happens outside of exchanges.Some former regulators and academics say so much trading is now happening away from exchanges that publicly quoted prices for stocks on exchanges may no longer properly reflect where the market is. And this problem could cost investors far more money than any shenanigans related to high frequency trading. When the average investor, or even

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/6/2014 8:50:41 AM     Post Reply
It’s good Gov. Cuomo understands New York has a problem with cigarette smuggling. Too bad he has yet to figure out what’s really driving the problem of illegal smokes: our high tobacco taxes.Just days after a key report found New York has the highest percentage of illegal cigarettes of any state, the governor announced the creation of a new “strike force” meant to crack down.Teams from 13 state, local and federal agencies, he said, are joining to stop “the influx of counterfeit and untaxed tobacco products into New York” and nab smugglers who “evade the law and rob the state

Obama’s empty boasts
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/6/2014 7:53:50 AM     Post Reply
After his health-care law surpassed the low-ball enrollment target of 7 million, President Obama staged a Rose Garden rally and zinged doubters: “Armageddon has not arrived.” At least he did not declare: “Mission Accomplished.”The country is years from knowing whether Obama’s overhaul of the health-care system fulfills the promise of delivering universal coverage.While large numbers of Americans have found the program very advantageous, including people who were formerly uninsured, many others have been forced to change plans or change doctors — contrary to Obama’s repeated promises.Obama tacitly admits the unintended consequences every time he waives a deadline or mandate in

´The debate over repealing this law is over´: Obama
boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare
but study shows just 858,000 newly insured*
Daily Mail (UK), by DAVID MARTOSKO    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/5/2014 7:49:46 AM     Post Reply
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better´ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

No Country For Young Men.
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/4/2014 9:18:12 PM     Post Reply
The author of the Twilight of Abundance, David Archibald, sent an email a few days ago, saying “there is a whole new world coming.” Archibald, who’s an Australian, warns in his book that the world is running out of food, energy and security. Where he differs from Malthus, however, is in arguing that the shortages are the consequence of policy, rather than the inherent limitations of the universe. The world is doing everything it can to run in the opposite direction of abundance because we think we have too much. The West dreads warmer weather, even though warmer weather might



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Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
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