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    Congress members who have seen classified material on Syria say it fails to prove any

    Classified Syria Intelligence Fails to Prove Assad Used Chemical Weapons


    The administration’s public case for chemical weapons use by the Syrian government is extremely weak, and former high-level intelligence officers say that publicly-available information proves that the Syrian government likely did not carry out the chemical weapons attacks.

    The Obama administration claims that classified intelligence proves that it was the Assad government which carried out the attacks.

    But numerous congressional members who have seen the classified intelligence information say that it is no better than the public war brief … and doesn’t prove anything.

    Congressman Justin Amash said last week:

    What I heard in Obama admn briefing actually makes me more skeptical of certain significant aspects of Pres’s case for attacking

    He noted yesterday, after attending another classified briefing and reviewing more classified materials:

    Attended another classified briefing on #Syria & reviewed add’l materials. Now more skeptical than ever. Can’t believe Pres is pushing war.

    And today, Amash wrote:

    If Americans could read classified docs, they’d be even more against #Syria action. Obama admn’s public statements are misleading at best.

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/...-anything.html

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    Re: Congress members who have seen classified material on Syria say it fails to prove

    With a lack of evidence, a lack of clear policy, and a lack of support from the people of their districts, I don't see how any member of congress can vote FOR an authorization of attack.

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    Re: Congress members who have seen classified material on Syria say it fails to prove

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    With a lack of evidence, a lack of clear policy, and a lack of support from the people of their districts, I don't see how any member of congress can vote FOR an authorization of attack.
    War is big money. And I have no doubt that those that vote for FOR the war has some invested interest in perpetuating another war. I admit I have no proof of this. Just a gut feeling.
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    I really don't want them to vote no.

    I would like them to demand nothing happens without there being a clear threat to our soverignity. Barring that any action would warrant impeachment. That's the resolution they need to pass. Stop this evil dictator NOW!

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    Re: Congress members who have seen classified material on Syria say it fails to prove

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Classified Syria Intelligence Fails to Prove Assad Used Chemical Weapons


    The administration’s public case for chemical weapons use by the Syrian government is extremely weak, and former high-level intelligence officers say that publicly-available information proves that the Syrian government likely did not carry out the chemical weapons attacks.

    The Obama administration claims that classified intelligence proves that it was the Assad government which carried out the attacks.

    But numerous congressional members who have seen the classified intelligence information say that it is no better than the public war brief … and doesn’t prove anything.

    Congressman Justin Amash said last week:

    What I heard in Obama admn briefing actually makes me more skeptical of certain significant aspects of Pres’s case for attacking

    He noted yesterday, after attending another classified briefing and reviewing more classified materials:

    Attended another classified briefing on #Syria & reviewed add’l materials. Now more skeptical than ever. Can’t believe Pres is pushing war.

    And today, Amash wrote:

    If Americans could read classified docs, they’d be even more against #Syria action. Obama admn’s public statements are misleading at best.

    Congress Members Who Have Seen Classified Evidence About Syria Say It Fails to Prove Anything | Washington's Blog
    If they have all this prof that Assad did not use these chemical weapons, then why are they not taking a stand? Why are they refusing to vote on this issue?
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    Re: Congress members who have seen classified material on Syria say it fails to prove

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    If they have all this prof that Assad did not use these chemical weapons, then why are they not taking a stand? Why are they refusing to vote on this issue?
    Probably do not want to be looked upon by the press as being racist, you know, going against a president that is a "man of color"... while that is tongue in cheek... its not very much tongue and not very much cheek.
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    Re: Congress members who have seen classified material on Syria say it fails to prove

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    If they have all this prof that Assad did not use these chemical weapons, then why are they not taking a stand? Why are they refusing to vote on this issue?

    That's such a good question BMCM.

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    Re: Congress members who have seen classified material on Syria say it fails to prove

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    If they have all this prof that Assad did not use these chemical weapons, then why are they not taking a stand? Why are they refusing to vote on this issue?
    I don't think they have proof either way which is why we hear the word "believe" when used with "Assad used chemical weapons".
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    Re: Congress members who have seen classified material on Syria say it fails to prove

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I don't think they have proof either way which is why we hear the word "believe" when used with "Assad used chemical weapons".
    AP reporters have been regularly presenting evidence of Islamic extremists use of chemical weapons, the Russians have delivered a a 100 page report to the UN documenting past use of chemical weapons by the insurgents, insurgents have used snipers on UN inspectors trying to gather evidence at the site of use.

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    Re: Congress members who have seen classified material on Syria say it fails to prove

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    AP reporters have been regularly presenting evidence of Islamic extremists use of chemical weapons, the Russians have delivered a a 100 page report to the UN documenting past use of chemical weapons by the insurgents, insurgents have used snipers on UN inspectors trying to gather evidence at the site of use.
    One must consider the sources - Russians in my view aren't very credible as they have motive to keep Assad in power and thwart the U.S. no matter what we do. The AP reports may have credibility (I haven't read them) and I think its common knowledge snipers did go after the UN inspectors gathering evidence, but who was behind the snipers? Assad or AQ or some other faction?
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