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Donger 04-25-2013 09:46 AM

Hagel: Evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria
 
Ick...

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/25/world/...war/index.html

(CNN) -- (CNN) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Thursday that the United States has evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria.

This comes a couple of days after an Israeli intelligence official said Damascus was using weapons banned under international law against its own people in the country's civil war. Syria has said rebels have used chemical weapons.

U.S. President Barack Obama has said the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons against its own people in the country would be a "game changer."

Donger 04-25-2013 09:48 AM

More...

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday said the U.S. intelligence community believes the Syrian government has used sarin gas on a small scale against rebels trying to overthrow the government of Bashar al-Assad.

"This morning the White House delivered a letter to several members of Congress on the topic of chemical weapons use in Syria. The letter ... states that the U.S. intelligence community assesses with some degree of varying confidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria," Hagel told reporters traveling with him. He said it was sarin gas.

Titty Meat 04-25-2013 09:55 AM

Who cares?

mikey23545 04-25-2013 10:02 AM

Syria
Map of Syria, showing its location west of Iraq

Former Iraqi general Georges Sada claimed that in late 2002, Saddam had ordered all of his stockpiles to be moved to Syria. He appeared on Fox News' Hannity & Colmes in January 2006 to discuss his book, Saddam's Secrets: How an Iraqi General Defied and Survived Saddam Hussein. Anticipating the arrival of weapon inspectors on November 1, Sada said Saddam took advantage of the June 4 Zeyzoun Dam disaster in Syria by forming an "air bridge", loading them onto cargo aircraft and flying them out of the country.

They were moved by air and by ground, 56 sorties by jumbo, 747, and 27 were moved, after they were converted to cargo aircraft, they were moved to Syria.[15]

In January 2004, Nizar Nayuf, a Syrian journalist who moved to Western Europe, said in a letter to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he knows the three sites where Iraq's weapons of mass destruction are kept inside Syria. According to Nayuf's witness, described as a senior source inside Syrian military intelligence he had known for two years,[16] Iraq's WMD are in tunnels dug under the town of al-Baida near the city of Hama in northern Syria, in the village of Tal Snan, north of the town of Salamija, where there is a big Syrian air force camp, and in the city of Sjinsjar on the Syrian border with the Lebanon, south of Homs city. Nayouf also wrote that the transfer of Iraqi WMD to Syria was organized by the commanders of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi Republican Guard, including General Shalish, with the help of Assef Shawkat, Bashar Assad's cousin. Shoakat is the CEO of Bhaha, an import/export company owned by the Assad family.[17] U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice responded to this accusation by saying "I don't think we are at the point that we can make a judgment on this issue. There hasn't been any hard evidence that such a thing happened. But obviously we're going to follow up every lead, and it would be a serious problem if that, in fact, did happen."[16]

Donger 04-25-2013 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bo's Pelini (Post 9624495)
Who cares?

Would you have cared if you were alive during WWII and knew that the NAZIs were gassing their own people (and others)?

blaise 04-25-2013 10:08 AM

Feather in Obama's cap.

Titty Meat 04-25-2013 10:09 AM

Only took 5 posts to reach Godwins Law.


Impressive.

loochy 04-25-2013 10:16 AM

meh

cops use tear gas on our own people here

i used gas against my wife last night (if you know what i mean)

Donger 04-25-2013 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bo's Pelini (Post 9624571)
Only took 5 posts to reach Godwins Law.


Impressive.

Not really on that scale, obviously. But, I realize that the Paul fans don't give a crap anyway.

durtyrute 04-25-2013 10:54 AM

So I take it we want to bomb Syria now? How can a country constantly be involved in a war. Who wakes up and says "I want to bomb a country today" This is like a sick and twisted movie.

Donger 04-25-2013 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by durtyrute (Post 9624736)
So I take it we want to bomb Syria now? How can a country constantly be involved in a war. Who wakes up and says "I want to bomb a country today" This is like a sick and twisted movie.

Want to? No, I don't think most people want to.

Dayze 04-25-2013 11:52 AM

Syria here we come!!!

Titty Meat 04-25-2013 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Donger (Post 9624605)
Not really on that scale, obviously. But, I realize that the Paul fans don't give a crap anyway.

No dumbass the two situations are nothing alike. When did the Jews start the civil war in Germany?

Again you used Godwins law because you are pathetic and don't understand what is going on in Syria.

Donger 04-25-2013 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bo's Pelini (Post 9624981)
No dumbass the two situations are nothing alike. When did the Jews start the civil war in Germany?

Again you used Godwins law because you are pathetic and don't understand what is going on in Syria.

You really shouldn't get so hung up on the Godwin's law thing. Feel free to use Iraq's use of chemical weapons on the Kurds instead if it makes you feel better, okay?

Easy 6 04-26-2013 09:55 AM

I'm not real sure that i give two turds, if we spend a bunch of money going in there to stop it, is it going to buy us any credit or prestige with those people?... i strongly doubt it, they'll hate us all the same when its over.

Why cant all of these filthy rich arab nations foot the bill and provide the blood to clean up their own back yard?

I say, ****'em.


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