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    UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use

    A UN team of investigators into rights abuses in Syria has stressed there is no conclusive proof of either side in the conflict using chemical weapons, despite a team member's claims to the contrary."The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic wishes to clarify that it has not reached conclusive findings as to the use of chemical weapons in Syria by any parties to the conflict," the commission said in a statement on Monday.
    Earlier, Carla del Ponte, a former war crimes prosecutor and a member of the commission, had told Swiss public broadcaster RSI that "according to the testimonies we have gathered, the rebels have used chemical weapons, making use of sarin gas".
    She acknowledged there was "still not irrefutable proof, [but] very strong suspicions, concrete suspicions that sarin gas has been used... by opponents, by rebels, not by government authorities."


    Read more @: UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

    The UN teams of investigators have said they have no conclusive proof that either side used chemical weapons refuting both Syrian rebels claims that the Syrian gov used weapons and Carla del Ponte's claims that the rebels used chemical weapons.


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    Re: UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use



    Yeah... okay.

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    Re: UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use

    It's such a ****ed up situation.

    As much as I hate Assad... I don't believe these Rebels can be trusted either.

    All the while the people that suffer the most as usual on a 21st century battlefield are the innocents.

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    Re: UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use

    Now.....No Side has used Chem Weapons. I wonder if this will make this weeks Saturday Nite live show.

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    Re: UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use

    It is a good thing we don't have dimwitted cowboy in charge here in the US or else we would have glassed the place based on whatever evidence he wanted to use to justify his war. I swear that boys dogs were talking to him and telling him some crazy things. We must stop the muslims from killing all the muslim targets in the country. Seriously, how are we going to go to war if all the muslims are dead already?

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    Re: UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Now.....No Side has used Chem Weapons. I wonder if this will make this weeks Saturday Nite live show.
    You should be nicer to Obama. Given his war track record he might kick everyone's ass before you get the next presidential election. Could you imagine if there were no little crap countries to get into a decade long drawn out war with? The next republican president might have only china or russia to pick from, and they might be a little tougher than Iraq to beat. So let ass kicker Obama take his time. You would nto want him showing you up again like he did in Iraq, libya, afganistan, and with OBL. Let him take a break and gather evidence, and hope hillary doesn't kick their ass so you might have a chance in 2024.

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    Re: UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    You should be nicer to Obama. Given his war track record he might kick everyone's ass before you get the next presidential election. Could you imagine if there were no little crap countries to get into a decade long drawn out war with? The next republican president might have only china or russia to pick from, and they might be a little tougher than Iraq to beat. So let ass kicker Obama take his time. You would nto want him showing you up again like he did in Iraq, libya, afganistan, and with OBL. Let him take a break and gather evidence, and hope hillary doesn't kick their ass so you might have a chance in 2024.
    Be nice to him.....have you been drinking? Are you on drugs? Just say No!

    Yeah......lets look at that Iraq. looks Like we still have people there and it is a disaster. Afghanistan.....yep still there and Mostly Under Obama's watch our Military men and women are getting shot in the back. The Taliban have been given an office in Qatar. Obama has released Taliban Prisoners......yet he will walk out and say we won the War. Oh and he locked us into being there for another Decade.

    Then Libya.....Obama use an EO. To involve us in that Civil War. Went in with no End game and now has Libya as nothing but a breeding ground for terrorists, thugs criminals, and radicals.

    Then he has sent troops to Jordan. Turkey. Has Some Advisors out Hunting Kony and the LRA. Just got down helping the French out with our resources and Equipment in Mali. Can't get rid of AQ which has spread under his term. Plus made deals with the MB in Egypt.

    Then gave gobs of money to these Syrian Rebels who most of them have pledged against us. Plus did so while sequester was going down and that lil Failing of his too.

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    Re: UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Read more @: UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

    The UN teams of investigators have said they have no conclusive proof that either side used chemical weapons refuting both Syrian rebels claims that the Syrian gov used weapons and Carla del Ponte's claims that the rebels used chemical weapons.
    Until or unless soil samples, among other on-the-ground measures, are taken, there won't be conclusive evidence. Interviews hint that the anti-Assad forces might have used such weapons (del Ponte's statement), but interviews do not provide the level of evidence required to reach firm conclusions. My guess is that neither party to the conflict is willing to grant the kind of intrusive access that is required to reach a firm conclusion at this point in time.

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    Re: UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Now.....No Side has used Chem Weapons. I wonder if this will make this weeks Saturday Nite live show.
    That's not what the UN is saying. The UN is saying that there is no conclusive evidence. That's very different from determining neither party used such weapons.

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    Re: UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    It's such a ****ed up situation.

    As much as I hate Assad... I don't believe these Rebels can be trusted either.

    All the while the people that suffer the most as usual on a 21st century battlefield are the innocents.
    At this point in the conflict, it has become increasingly clear that both parties in the conflict are brutal and that both show disregard for the welfare of civilians. This is par for the course for ethnic conflicts, and the conflict underway is about a repressed majority seeking to topple a ruling minority. It is not a democratic liberal revolution. Indeed, the absence of a coherent and inclusive governing philosophy speaks volumes. That's even before one considers the unsavory elements that the anti-Assad forces have incorporated in their ranks.

    In terms of the U.S., the anti-Assad forces have not provided any credible indication that they would adopt policies more compatible with U.S. interests. They have provided no credible indication that they would sever ties with Hamas and Hezbollah, much less be willing to pursue peace with Israel or refrain from destabilizing Lebanon. The lack of coherent governing principles and lack of compelling U.S. interests provide a strong argument that the U.S. should refrain from intervening in the civil war.

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