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    Re: Assad's interview

    It doesn't matter what he says. He lacks credibility regardless.

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    Re: Assad's interview

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Does it follow international law to use chemical weapons on a a civilian populace? At this point I don't think it is any question that chemical weapons were used, they were. The question is who? So if that question cannot be answered, the U.N. should demand the chemical weapons be turned over for destruction.

    I don't want the U.S. to embark on this, I am wanting the U.N. to get involved and then with them and others do something about it. The U.S. should not be doing this and if the U.N. does not want to get involved then that decision will also be on their shoulders and we shouldn't do anything either.
    Well we essentially agree then.

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    Re: Assad's interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Falling for the propaganda, tsk tsk.
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    Syrian TV - President Bashar al-Assad's interview with Le Figaro


    "Imagine if Assad got voted out in the 2014 elections; and then he left, admitting that the elections were free and fair, that he had out stayed his welcome and it was time to go. "If I feel that the Syrian people do not want it...I will not stand," he was recently recorded saying on Lebanese TV station Al-Manar. This scenario is just about as unlikely as a recent statement by the Iranian Foreign Minister is genuine - "We believe that this crisis has no military solution and only a Syrian political one," he said at a news conference on Saturday; elsewhere it has been widely reported that along with Russia, Iran are the main source of arms supply - See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/blogs/politics/6204-the-treacherous-path-to-syrias-2014-elections#sthash.3afG1iCO.dpuf"

    http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/blo...2014-elections




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    Re: Assad's interview

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Does it follow international law to use chemical weapons on a a civilian populace? At this point I don't think it is any question that chemical weapons were used, they were. The question is who? So if that question cannot be answered, the U.N. should demand the chemical weapons be turned over for destruction.

    I don't want the U.S. to embark on this, I am wanting the U.N. to get involved and then with them and others do something about it. The U.S. should not be doing this and if the U.N. does not want to get involved then that decision will also be on their shoulders and we shouldn't do anything either.
    Heya TNE. That's Why The Russians took their evidence to the UN and Ban Ki Moon. Plus they are now in on it. With Ban ki stating that it would be an illegal act to strike Militarily. In violation of Article 51. So they did at least speak up.

    Although I doubt France and ourselves will listen.

    Obama can't leave France hanging in the Wind since they don't have the ability to go after Assad themselves. Which they did say they want to punish Assad. They would end up looking like the Planets laughing stock bared whole.

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    Re: Assad's interview

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Ocean brings up a good point, if providing the evidence puts a source at risk, should we provide that evidence? A lot of our intellgience comes from people on the inside providing the evidence. Certainly you realize that care needs to also be made as to not put sources at risk or show our hand on how we got the evidence.

    I'm not saying things should be done blindly only carefully.
    That's certainly a legitimate argument.

    The problem is, as you know, we went down that road in Iraq where Bush got played by "Curveball" and a plethora of dubious sources trying to make money or political capital off a US invasion by telling the Bush Administration exactly what it wanted to hear. I don't think Obama is as stupid or ideologically driven as Bush and Cheney (nobody is). They wanted fabricated evidence and their bogus undercover sources gave it to them. But still, given the chaotic unsettled climate in Syria, are there any sources we can really trust?

    I'm just hoping this isn't yellowcake all over again.

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    Re: Assad's interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to Le Figaro. Following is the full text:
    Le Figaro: Mr. President, the Americans and the French have accused you of perpetrating a chemical attack on the 21st of August in Ghouta, which led to the death of hundreds. Do you have evidence to suggest that your army did not launch the attack?
    President al-Assad: First of all, anyone making such an accusation is also responsible for providing the evidence to substantiate the allegation. We have challenged them to present a shred of legitimate evidence, which they have not been able to do. Since their foreign policy should be tailored to suit the interests of their own people, we have challenged them to present legitimate evidence to their own public opinion to substantiate their claims; again they have not done so.

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    Assad's warning to France
    How the hell are we supposed to bomb the **** out of people if we have to PROVE the reasons we are saying are real?
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    Re: Assad's interview

    There's a bad moon rising, boys and girls...

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    Re: Assad's interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    There's a bad moon rising, boys and girls...
    I remember the Last Time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I remember the Last Time.

    Myself...and unfortunately we've seen it a couple of times since...

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    Re: Assad's interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    There's a bad moon rising, boys and girls...
    Yea, no ****. Or Greatest Ally doesn't agree with us but the backstabbing surrender monkeys do? What the hell is going on?
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