A new study of images apparently from the Syrian attack last month concludes that the rockets delivering toxic sarin gas to neighborhoods around Damascus held up to 50 times more nerve agent than previously estimated, a conclusion that could solve the mystery of why there were so many more victims than in previous chemical attacks. The Times is providing updates, analysis and public reaction from around the world. The study, by leading weapons experts, also strongly suggests that the mass of toxic material could have come only from a large stockpile. American, British and French officials have charged that only
If the evidence is true, why is the international community dragging its feet? It is time someone else stepped up to confront this evil, but it appears no one wants to do so. As usual, it is left to us. Not this time. Not with this President and his incompetent administration. I don´t trust them. They don´t have the knowledge or experience. Their only expertise is pushing a progressive agenda down the throats of the American public.
Several other authorities have estimated the dead from the attack at 400 not 1400. Several articles featuring interviews with rebels said the Saudis provided those weapons to the rebels. Does no one else in the world have chemicals and rockets except Syria? When did Assad become a clever developer of chemical weapons? I thought he got his weapons years ago from Saddam Hussein. Obama is chomping at the bit to attack Assad to help his pals the MusBros, how convenient the NYT comes up with a study speculating (and that´s all it is . . they studied some pictures and gave a learned opinion) that only Assad could have done it. That´s exactly the same conclusion Kerry came up with using exactly the same reasoning. Well it´s not true. If those weapons were given to the rebels they could have done it.
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red oak, 9/5/2013 7:43:34 AM (No. 9506417)
Well said #4. Well said.
Congress should heed the "president´s" mono-drone flab-jabber in Sweden yesterday with: "we´ll defer to the votes of the rest of the 98% of the world who, according to Barack the Talker, actually drew the red line."
"When you decide to get involved in a military operation in a place like Syria, you´ve got to be prepared, as we learned from Iraq and Afghanistan, to become the government, and I´m not sure any country, either the United States or I don´t hear of anyone else, who´s willing to take on that responsibility." - - Colin Powell
The last paragraph states that the rockets are like the ones used by Iraq against Iran with an added secondary payload. Could they be part of the WMDs that Iraq sent to Syria before the war with a little modification? Very likely they are.
I don´t believe anyone about anything anymore. No matter what happens, Obama will be hailed as the greatest military leader since Patton, everyone in the middle east will still hate our guts and McCain will still be playing games on his iPhone.
I´m confused. Assad is (or may be) using gas on people that have vowed to kill us OR the people that have vowed to kill us have used gas to kill innocents in order to place the blame on a government that we don´t like so that we will help them and further promote their cause to kill us. Seems to me that helping either side is tantamount to actively helping an enemy that wants to kill Americans and that is treason. But then what else is new with this administration.
Come on media-fan the flames, just any little tidbit to help the poseur who never stops begging for more affirmative action, gimmes, bailouts, being the loser he is.
Trying to prove who launched Sarin from forensics is difficult, almost like trying to prove a negative. Note however that much of Kerry´s argument at these hearings is attempting to convince why the administration´s position isn´t a hoax versus actually submitting tangible evidence to make their point. Plus Kerry and crew submit just a few too many punts of "that´s classified, we´ll have to discuss that in private". Oh sure.
Alright, this is the NYT which means this is the official talking points of the administration. My view of what´s going on here is evolving. I see cutting Hezbollah off at the knees prior to an Israeli attack on Iran as a factor. The other bombshell we learned of today is about the nuclear reactor in Syria. If there´s not regime change, Israel will take it out.
I´m a conservative old codger. Yet I find the Russian report of Syrian rebels using poison gas more compelling than the "Pravda-on-the-Hudson" (NYT) argument that ´experts´ blame Assad for this latest attack. [Also, I don´t think Putin is a homosexual like....]
AFter all, a lot of Syrian military openly defected to the rebels, so there is plenty of room to go with the Russians on this and suspect the rebels/Al Qaeda. I still remember thinking that Al Qaeda pulled off a good one by launching the Russia-Georgia war, which had both sides springing to battle and blaming each other, and the early attacks that each confidently blamed on the other remained, to this day, actually murky. I still think Al Qaeda got them going at each other. And now in Syria trying the stunt they practiced in the Caucasus.
al Qaeda supposedly stole 300 rockets from Benghazi from our CIA compound. Were they US rockets? The delivery system used in the Syrian chemical attack was supposedly very accurate. Is obama a war criminal already?
I still believe these rockets may be the ones Saddam buried in the Syrian desert just before he was hanged. Could well be wrong, but, W could come out of this smelling like a rose, i.e, all the claims from the left atthe time including the msm (loudly just ahead of the 2008 presidential election, I might add) that there were never any WMDs ever produced in Iraq and the CIA made it up and W lied.
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