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    1,429 people were killed by a chemical attack carried out by Syrian Gov- US gov claim

    U.N. inspectors start leaving Syria; Obama meets with security team - CNN.com



    US seems to have lots of evidence pointing to the Syrian Government. UN inspectors should be getting back with their findings soon.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: 1,429 people were killed by a chemical attack carried out by Syrian Gov- US gov c

    People scoffed when Bush said Iraq was bypassing UN inspectors by moving WMDs to Syria...

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    Re: 1,429 people were killed by a chemical attack carried out by Syrian Gov- US gov c

    Gee, we found mass graves of several thousands of dead Iraqis killed by Saddam Hussein, and that was unjustified. Now we have the same scenario, and Kerry and Pelosi want to act?

    While we diddled with the UN for months on end about Iraq, did Saddam not have plenty of time to move his weapons into Syria?

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    Re: 1,429 people were killed by a chemical attack carried out by Syrian Gov- US gov c

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    People scoffed when Bush said Iraq was bypassing UN inspectors by moving WMDs to Syria...
    True enough! Saddam had them thats for sure and they had to end up somewhere.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: 1,429 people were killed by a chemical attack carried out by Syrian Gov- US gov c

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    UN inspectors should be getting back with their findings soon.
    I have complete confidence they will report that they have found their heads up their asses!
    There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
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    Re: 1,429 people were killed by a chemical attack carried out by Syrian Gov- US gov c

    There is no way we will be effective as to the outcome of this by blowing up a few airports. We need to stay the hell out. Kudos to Parliament for keeping the UK out of Obama's Folly.

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    Re: 1,429 people were killed by a chemical attack carried out by Syrian Gov- US gov c

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    People scoffed when Bush said Iraq was bypassing UN inspectors by moving WMDs to Syria...
    Syria has long had chemical weapons. Its possession predated the Iraq war.

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    Re: 1,429 people were killed by a chemical attack carried out by Syrian Gov- US gov c

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Syria has long had chemical weapons. Its possession predated the Iraq war.
    Then why weren't we invading Damascus in the 90s?

    And don't use the word "oil".

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    Re: 1,429 people were killed by a chemical attack carried out by Syrian Gov- US gov c

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Gee, we found mass graves of several thousands of dead Iraqis killed by Saddam Hussein, and that was unjustified. Now we have the same scenario, and Kerry and Pelosi want to act?

    While we diddled with the UN for months on end about Iraq, did Saddam not have plenty of time to move his weapons into Syria?
    Don't get me wrong, I am against Kerry and Pelosi on this.
    However, some of those mass graves were from the Reagan era when we supported the making of them.
    And most were from the Bush Sr. era and a result of our abandoning the Iraqi's we encouraged to "rise up".
    It was ridiculous for Bush jr. to use them as an excuse. There is no hypocrisy in Kerry's position. Kerry, although wrong, is basing his decisions from current and relevant events.

    Syria has the 3rd largest stockpile of chemical weapons in the world.
    The first, if you actually believe that the U.S. does not have the largest.
    Saddam would have used his chemical weapons like crazy if he had them. Especially after the first few days once he knew we were not bluffing.
    Much more evidence showed the programs were abandoned, than anything indicating it was moved to Syria.
    Syria needed more chemical weapons like I need more house cats.

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    Re: 1,429 people were killed by a chemical attack carried out by Syrian Gov- US gov c

    My issue with this is simple.

    The rebels want the west to get involved.

    The only way that is going to happen is if Assad uses chemical weapons.

    Assad does not want the west to get involved.

    The only way that is going to happen is if he uses Chemical Weapons.

    Who has more to gain from their use here?

    That question should lead us to be extremely cautious.

    While I hate Assads guts and hope he gets Gaddafi'd... I also don't want to support terrorists and it seems that's exactly what a fair number of these Rebels in Syria are.

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