Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Syrian rebel command says Assad's army hit town with chemical weapon
Reuters ^

Posted on 03/19/2013 6:58:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55

(Reuters) - The Free Syrian Army rebel command said President Bashar al-Assad's forces launched a chemical weapon attack on the northern town of Khan al-Assal near Aleppo on Tuesday using a long-range missile.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: blame; chemical; fff; freesyrianarmy; israel; khanalassal; syria; waronterror; weapons

1 posted on 03/19/2013 6:58:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

This would not surprise me.

Remember the report a few weeks back that Syria had loaded chemical weapons.

The report stated that once the weapons are loaded they have to be used within a certain amount of time or they will be wasted.


2 posted on 03/19/2013 7:00:01 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

From Journalist Oliver Holmes Twitter

https://twitter.com/olireports

“Photographer in #Aleppo told me victims of alleged chemical attack were “suffocating” and people said they could smell chlorine.”


3 posted on 03/19/2013 7:01:46 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

The Syrian Rebels would say anything to get help from the outside.

I would wait for confirmation before believeing this crap.

Does anyone believe that if the Rebels has control of chemical weapons they would not use them?

IMO we need to stand back and let these two forces eliminate each other. One is as bad as the other.


4 posted on 03/19/2013 7:02:01 AM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

More info..

#Syria info minister: 16 dead and 86 wounded - most critically - in chemical weapon attack. Something has happened with specifics like this.


5 posted on 03/19/2013 7:02:15 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55
Other side blamed
6 posted on 03/19/2013 7:03:53 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Are all journalists ignorant or are they trained to be so?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

You mean the peace loving rebels that everyone has been cheering who follow the strictest fundamentals of Islam - used chemicals...must be a misprint...(can you taste the sarcasm?)


7 posted on 03/19/2013 7:03:59 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

This is true they would. But.. I’m still keeping a very close eye on that region...


8 posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:09 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ASA Vet

These are those WMD’s that Saddam didn’t have. LOL


9 posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:57 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: BCW

(Correction)
whoops - Assad used them - I would be suspicous that either the rebels used them on a crowd to get support - or Assad actually did - which goes to prove that Islamic Regimes will do anything to stay in power...the only reason Saddam didn’t use them is that we had tactical nukes on the table — says alot about these these so-called ISlamic regimes...


10 posted on 03/19/2013 7:06:18 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: BCW

Either way.. sounds like they were used..

The Psalm 83 war is not far off..


11 posted on 03/19/2013 7:07:35 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55
One report has soldiers being gassed.
I doubt that Mr. Assad would target his own people, what few he has left.
TWB
12 posted on 03/19/2013 7:09:19 AM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

Well gee, FOX just reported that the rebels launched the attack. Both sides stink to high heaven. Who knows the truth?


13 posted on 03/19/2013 7:09:40 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

Wonder if this changes Zero’s calculus?


14 posted on 03/19/2013 7:11:13 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TWhiteBear

I wouldn’t put anything past him.. or the rebels.. or anyone Islamic!


15 posted on 03/19/2013 7:11:15 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

Zero probably helped fund the attack.


16 posted on 03/19/2013 7:11:44 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

Remember when Obama said that if someone used chem weapons in Syria it would be the crossing of the line and immediate action would be taken??

LOL, what a loser we have.


17 posted on 03/19/2013 7:11:49 AM PDT by Noamie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Noamie

You can’t believe a word out of his mouth.


18 posted on 03/19/2013 7:15:09 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

Words that come from the mouth of a muslim are not to be trusted... ever.

Syria is NOT our fight.


19 posted on 03/19/2013 7:15:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

oh boy ... the Founders said avoid foreign entanglements and here we go defying their wisdom into infinity and beyond. What a waste.


20 posted on 03/19/2013 7:16:52 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ScottinVA

Neither was Libya!


21 posted on 03/19/2013 7:21:51 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: ScottinVA

Actually, under Obama and the RINOs like
McCain, the US is behind al Qaeda in its war
against all Jews and Christians, everywhere.

Just like Congress, actually.


22 posted on 03/19/2013 7:22:44 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

Oh, well we better send in drones and F-18s and all the AR-15s and .40 ammo we can find!


23 posted on 03/19/2013 7:23:47 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55
Neither was Libya!

Damn straight.

24 posted on 03/19/2013 7:26:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

Amen, come Lord..


25 posted on 03/19/2013 7:26:21 AM PDT by aces
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55
>>>The Psalm 83 war is not far off..

That's what I am thinking.

Interesting side-note about the Ps 83 war: I have a lot of older prophecy books...including a couple which list every unfulfilled prophecy in the bible...and they all omit Ps 83. I think it is a true example of Dan 12 being fulfilled...because it is obvious Ps 83 hasn't happened...but the idea of it has been sealed until recently. And I am of the opinion that Ps 83 is the reason Gog/Magog can come to a land of unwalled villiages. All their local threats were wiped out in Ps 83. Just MHO.

26 posted on 03/19/2013 7:26:51 AM PDT by NELSON111
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: NELSON111

This is pretty interesting reading below..

http://www.arewelivinginthelastdays.com/road/mewar.html


27 posted on 03/19/2013 7:30:30 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

Agreed. How is using Chemical weapons any worse than conventional weapons? The only reason to bring that up is to trigger a programmed response from the Globalists. Bush knew his fellow Globalists, and Colin Powell, would never be on board with invading Iraq unless WMD was involved. The Syrians Islamist know it too.


28 posted on 03/19/2013 7:30:45 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

If they contain it within their borders, I see no downside.


29 posted on 03/19/2013 7:41:03 AM PDT by soycd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

Interesting. Will look at it. Thanks.


30 posted on 03/19/2013 7:49:18 AM PDT by NELSON111
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: soycd

If they contain it within their borders, I see no downside.

i’m with you. we need to stay away.


31 posted on 03/19/2013 8:23:43 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

interesting...http://www.raptureready.com/soap/psalm83-1.html


32 posted on 03/19/2013 8:28:19 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: BCW

Well, this and PACOM is flying B-52s over the ROK today...this ol’ world is about to hit the fan.


33 posted on 03/19/2013 8:39:24 AM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

looks like we have found Saddams chemical weapons.


34 posted on 03/19/2013 9:36:10 AM PDT by murrie (searching for Galt's gulch....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dforest

Please understand that the terrorist “rebels” are AL QAEDA. We are supporting terrorists!! The Russians took control of the government chemical weapons months ago. They say that they are all accounted for. Check it out.
In my opinion these weapons were used by the Al Qaeda on the people of Syria to drag the US into their battle like they did in Kosovo and Libya which is where these weapons came from — I’ll bet on it. We get played like old violin.


35 posted on 03/19/2013 9:58:41 AM PDT by willardwx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

This simply cannot be!
Chemical weapons are just a figment of George Bush’s imagination, something made up by the mind if Dick Cheney!

Just ask ANYONE in Hollywood, or in the mainstream media about this!


36 posted on 03/19/2013 10:02:37 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Noamie
Obama says his 'red line' in Syria conflict is WMD
8/21/2012
37 posted on 03/19/2013 10:19:34 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

Obama’s peeps who he gave money and weapons to are using chemical weapons..but..but..how can this be..how can this be..they are Obama’s people, so full of love and peace/sarc


38 posted on 03/19/2013 10:28:44 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

reading the comment section in the British media...they know the rebels are al quada and wouldn’t be surprised if they used wmd on their own just to get Britain involved.

I am suspect. We see photos out of there of the refugee camps but never of the mass dead they say Assad is killing.


39 posted on 03/19/2013 10:59:46 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

Neither would the rebels hitting the town with chemical weapons so they could blame it on Assad. Trust none of them.


40 posted on 03/19/2013 11:07:25 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

Lets wait for conformation before we get too excited.

A truck bomb filled with a few hundred gallons of pool chlorine or even a few pallets of oven cleaner could trigger a false positive and get the entire world stirred up.

A local supply house and a halfway smart idiot could change the course of the war in an instant and eventually someone will do it, perhaps they just did.


41 posted on 03/19/2013 11:21:51 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

That kind of thing runs in the Assad family.

Thanks ConservativeMan55.


42 posted on 03/19/2013 3:52:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (IOW, Ron, Rand, and Pat are all in Obama's corner.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

It would not surprise me, either. However, it would also not surprise me to find that these reports are lies designed to elicit international sympathy and perhaps, intervention. We cannot know. If we saw scenes like Halabja, in Iraq, when Saddam used chem weapons and there were otherwise non-bullet-ridden corpses lying about in positions of collapse, then I would believe it.

My answer is simple, perhaps luddite: I don’t think there is any way we can be involved in the Mideast in any sort of clean fashion. There simply is no clean end of this turd. Another great reason to fully develop our domestic energy sources.


43 posted on 03/19/2013 8:09:48 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

Oliver North says he doubts it’s a chemical attack. Even if it was, the rebels would be just as likely to use them against civilians as Assad. And Hannity is in rare form tonight. Tonight he’s calling for war against Syria, Egypt, N. Korea, Russia, and China,,,all at the same time. Pretty courageous for someone who never found the time to serve in the military.


44 posted on 03/19/2013 9:36:45 PM PDT by chessplayer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BCW

Visiting Lebanon for a wedding, the news here interviewed Syrian Christians, and they talked about how the freedom fighters killed a pregnant woman and then took a knife to her baby still inside her, they then proceeded to take the cross from her neck and shove it in her mouth. There is Definately a more evil side. As a christian from origins in the Middle East I see things in a perspective to allow Christianity to flourish in the region and that is best with the elimination of Sunni Muslims from this planet. I would take a secular minority dictator who I have political problems with over an Islamic extremist nation spreading their terrorist agenda in the region, an agenda which includes subjugating the regions Christians until they leave. I’m tired from talking about Iran, when the bigger threat is Sunni Islam, we should be engineering a war between the Arabs and Iran and when one side has the upper hand we should aid the other etc..


45 posted on 03/20/2013 2:11:22 AM PDT by hannibaal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: hannibaal

We kinda did that in the 80’s with Iraq and Iran - problem is - we still are not Islamic...and who ever takes control will turn on us...much like killing a mongoose to aid the cobra...when it’s over the cobra will strike at us - it’s the nature of evil to promote violence...Sunni and Shia are both dangerous...While everyone was paying attention to Al Qaeda in Iraq - no one understood what Mahdi Militia was doing in the Central and Southern parts of Iraq...which is why I wrote the book I did...Islam is embedded into their culture - until that is crushed and replaced - there will never be a true peace...Islam is the counter to Christ!


46 posted on 03/20/2013 4:06:50 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson