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    Assad's interview

    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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    http://www.lefigaro.fr/international...-to-france.php
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    Re: Assad's interview

    What? Hold a trial before passing sentence? That is unpatriotic - we must act while emotions run high!
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    It's a conservative paper, it can't be trusted.
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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

    So reveal our intelligence sources, or forget about it?

    Assad, I'm not so sure you appreciate how thin the ice is your standing on. Ego's are about to be unleashed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's a conservative paper, it can't be trusted.

    You doubt president Assad made those comments. Your kidding I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    So reveal our intelligence sources, or forget about it?

    Assad, I'm not so sure you appreciate how thin the ice is your standing on. Ego's are about to be unleashed...
    Falling for the propaganda, tsk tsk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Falling for the propaganda, tsk tsk.
    No, it would appear sarin gas has been causing the "falling". What will be done about it remains the curious question.

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    Re: Assad's interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Falling for the propaganda, tsk tsk.
    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.

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    I for one (of many) am not willing to follow Washington into another war on a trust me. Even if doing such would be consistent with domestic and international law, which it isn't. Say Next, sense there's no constitutional authority for us to attack a country that hasn't attacked us, sense the WPA can't support it, sense it is in violation of international law, risks expanding hostilities to the entire region and possibly beyond, why in the hell should it even be debated?
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    Re: Assad's interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Say Next, sense there's no constitutional authority for us to attack a country that hasn't attacked us, sense the WPA can't support it, sense it is in violation of international law, risks expanding hostilities to the entire region and possibly beyond, why in the hell should it even be debated?
    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.

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