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U.S.: Assad used chemical weapons against Syrian opposition
The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2013 | By Julie Pace and Matthew Lee - Associated Press

Posted on 06/13/2013 2:34:48 PM PDT by wouldilie

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has concluded that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons against the opposition seeking to overthrow him, U.S. officials said Thursday, crossing what President Barack Obama has called a ‘red line’ that would trigger greater American involvement in the crisis.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/13/us-assad-used-chemical-weapons-against-syrian-oppo/

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
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Let's see what Obama does....
1 posted on 06/13/2013 2:34:48 PM PDT by wouldilie
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To: wouldilie

What Obama always does, help the Jihadists and kill Jews and Christians.


2 posted on 06/13/2013 2:35:42 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: wouldilie
I would suspect nothing but with Slick Willy calling 0 out on Syria, he might have to react cause he's backed into a corner now.

3 posted on 06/13/2013 2:36:35 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: wouldilie

Obama: “ Now, where is that red line again.....”

He wont do jack squat about it.

The question is: Where did Syria get these weapons? Did they make them, or are they from Saddam Hussein’s stock?


4 posted on 06/13/2013 2:37:13 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: wouldilie

NONE OF OUR BUSINESS


5 posted on 06/13/2013 2:37:30 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: wouldilie

Here we go.

Wag the dog and it’ll be game on while he and Misschelle are living it up on or dime.


6 posted on 06/13/2013 2:38:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: wouldilie

Watch what the other hand is doing.


7 posted on 06/13/2013 2:38:58 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: wouldilie

Something is in the works... can’t say how I know


8 posted on 06/13/2013 2:39:23 PM PDT by refermech
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To: wouldilie

I want to see the proof! No blood for oil! Obamitler! /codepink


9 posted on 06/13/2013 2:39:39 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: wouldilie

Obama is about to crap himself wanting to get in on this.

Assad isn’t killing Christians and that is really getting Obama’s goat.


10 posted on 06/13/2013 2:40:42 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: wouldilie

Uh, but the UN said THE REBELS were the ones using chemical weapons.


11 posted on 06/13/2013 2:40:58 PM PDT by struggle
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To: wouldilie

Some people live, some people die..../s


12 posted on 06/13/2013 2:41:33 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: wouldilie

Obozo is in crisis mode - WAG THE DOG TIME!


13 posted on 06/13/2013 2:44:53 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: wouldilie

Oh, well, in that case, let’s invade with everything we have! Spare no expense!


14 posted on 06/13/2013 2:45:26 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: struggle

But the REBELS are al Qaeda and now the allies
of Obama, Holder and the traitor-RINOs.


15 posted on 06/13/2013 2:45:32 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: struggle

But the REBELS are al Qaeda and now the allies
of Obama, Holder and the traitor-RINOs.


16 posted on 06/13/2013 2:45:32 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: wouldilie

Chem weaps....I guess the “rebels” should have thought about that possibility....


17 posted on 06/13/2013 2:46:04 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: wouldilie

This might provide B.H. Obama with just the diversion he wants from the scandals piling up and his popularity dropping.


18 posted on 06/13/2013 2:48:26 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: wouldilie

Meaning...

THE FINANCIAL OLIGARCHY manufactured some evidence.

And they want their minion, Obama, to come in and squash the Syrian government.

So the financial oligarchy can replace it with their own globalist government of Syria.

Globalist should use THEIR OWN FLAG on these operations instead of the American flag.

And go their their own people to do the fighting.

Go get some Harvard/Yale guys that are born into the oligarchy or want to claw their way to the top of it.

And don’t use American military equipment.

Have’m go buy some AR-15s and desert camo, and go fight with the rebels.

The American military should not be working for world bankers and tax-exempt globalist foundations.


19 posted on 06/13/2013 2:49:20 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: wouldilie

Assad used chemical weapons on al Queda? Did he kill any Americans?


20 posted on 06/13/2013 2:50:24 PM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Ditto!


21 posted on 06/13/2013 2:51:19 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: wouldilie

Seems governments tend to mess with opposition everwhere these days.


22 posted on 06/13/2013 2:52:11 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: wouldilie
Maybe Assad used poison gas, maybe he didn't, but Obama saying he did adds nothing to the credibility of the charge and Obama is busy aiding the more radical terrorists who are fighting Assad. In a choice between two terrible alternatives, Obama will pick the worse, more anti-
American and the one who will kill the Christians. The US had no business being involved, but this will be another step in Obama’s drive to create the Greater Caliphate.
23 posted on 06/13/2013 2:52:59 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: wouldilie

Plan A to weather the economic collapse due to their debt load was to install a totalitarian police state and eliminate their political opposition. Now that their plans have been exposed, it is on to Plan B. World War III. Some real heavy thinkers we have in DC.


24 posted on 06/13/2013 2:53:06 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Amen to that!

Have we not lost, maimed and crippled enough heroes? Have we not spilled enough American blood in the sands of the Middle East?

NO MORE, I say. Not a drop of American blood for Syria, not an American dollar for the Muslim Brotherhood.


25 posted on 06/13/2013 2:54:42 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: ex-snook

No, I think the CIA guys are pretty good at not getting killed when these operations are run.

Then again, the only way we’d know is if the CIA announced another star on that wall.


26 posted on 06/13/2013 2:55:02 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: wouldilie

GOOD! F the muslim brotherhood!


27 posted on 06/13/2013 2:55:27 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: exit82

28 posted on 06/13/2013 2:55:38 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: wouldilie

I don’t care what Assad does.


29 posted on 06/13/2013 2:55:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: faucetman

Did you see the accidental video out of Egypt? They talk about their war on America while we give them billions.


30 posted on 06/13/2013 2:57:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: exit82
Of course they were Saddam’s! If Assad had them, then we can be positive Saddam would have had them, too. If Assad didn’t get them until Saddam was being overthrown, then there is nowhere else he could have gotten them. We already know semi-trucks were going across to Syria bringing cash, luxury items AND weapons. Only a fool (hello, Liberals) still thinks Iraq’s WMDs were the lies of the Bush Administration.
31 posted on 06/13/2013 2:58:20 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: wouldilie
The Obama administration has concluded that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons against the opposition seeking to overthrow him, U.S. officials said Thursday, crossing what President Barack Obama has called a ‘red line’ that would trigger greater American involvement in the crisis.

A full six months after it became perfectly obvious to just about everybody else that Assad was using chemical weapons, Obama comes to the conclusion that Assad was using chemical weapons.

That's some fine detective work, Barky. I'm real glad you're on the case.
32 posted on 06/13/2013 3:01:16 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: wouldilie

For years, USA has supported dictators around the world because they determined they were a lot easier to deal with (or buy out) than Islamic democracies or theocracies.

The new philosophy seems to be to allow hardcore Islamists to take over.


33 posted on 06/13/2013 3:01:53 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: wouldilie

Begin dog wagging


34 posted on 06/13/2013 3:11:37 PM PDT by VTenigma
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To: Truth29

That’s pretty much the way I see it.


35 posted on 06/13/2013 3:36:32 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Girlene

and now Drudge has up that the US will provide military support to Syria rebels. Isn’t that just great (not).


36 posted on 06/13/2013 3:38:43 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: boatbums
"Of course they were Saddam’s! If Assad had them, then we can be positive Saddam would have had them, too. If Assad didn’t get them until Saddam was being overthrown, then there is nowhere else he could have gotten them. We already know semi-trucks were going across to Syria bringing cash, luxury items AND weapons. Only a fool (hello, Liberals) still thinks Iraq’s WMDs were the lies of the Bush Administration."

There is another possibility: We shipped them from Benghazi through Turkey to set up a false flag operations carried out by the rebels in order to blame Assad. Assad has long known that the EU and the US has just been looking for the excuse of WMD use in order to intervene, so why would he give them the rationale on a sliver platter?

37 posted on 06/13/2013 3:47:37 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: exit82

Syria has an advanced chemical and biological weapons program.
More than likely, the weapons were of Syrian design/manufacture, but “leftovers” from Saddam can’t be ruled out. Just ask James Clapper, who made that claim back in 2003


38 posted on 06/13/2013 3:58:08 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: wouldilie

You can imagine how damaging Glenn Beck’s upcoming revelations must be if Obama thinks he has to get us officially involved in a war to get them off the front pages.


39 posted on 06/13/2013 4:00:16 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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Well, so be it, chemical weapons not being new news. As Samantha Power would tell the President, 90,000 dead, who cares, unless they used chemical weapons. Iran and Hizbollah having a substantial presence in this hemisphere for a long time, I'm sure we're ready for any reprecussions. After all, we have their phone calls. Assad is winning, which I suspect is the real issue. At least McCain admits it. In view of our forthcoming escalation, wonder what the USSR, sorry Russia, new people now, does. Wouldn't take much to pay us back for Afghanistan. Give the good terrorists weapons (money) to fight the bad terrorists (not that long ago folk like Nancy Pelosi thought Assad was the good terrorit), OK. Military force, not my choice but we better be prepared to win on behalf of our Sunni allies. Wonder if the Saudis and Egypt will ever use the arms we sell them for something other than attacking Israel. Call up the Turks too, they've got overwhelming force to put Assad to bed, and a base of operations in Turkey. Don't need us, don't even need the Euros.

40 posted on 06/13/2013 4:17:39 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: wouldilie

You know what he is going to do. He was looking for an excuse to arm the rebels. I’ll even bet that he really has no idea who used the chemical weapons.


41 posted on 06/13/2013 4:32:17 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: exit82

i’d wait and see, more than likely, this would be the excuse used to aid the other side.


42 posted on 06/13/2013 4:58:16 PM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: exit82

That’s the first thing I thought. After years of denying Sadam’s chemical weapon’s stash was moved to Syria, Bammy’s shocked, SHOCKED I tell ya’, that the Syrians are using chemical weapons.

This Marine mom says let the mid-east sort itself out. Even if there was a way to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys over there, this country will not support it’s military in the effort.


43 posted on 06/13/2013 7:10:11 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: keats5

What I cannot understand is why we would even want to get involved in Syria?

We cannot support Assad.

The rebels are Al Qaeda.

Let the Muslims sort it out.

Since 1991, every military adventure we have engaged in is to support Muslims. I am done with that.


44 posted on 06/13/2013 7:23:45 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Truth29
There is another possibility: We shipped them from Benghazi through Turkey to set up a false flag operations carried out by the rebels in order to blame Assad. Assad has long known that the EU and the US has just been looking for the excuse of WMD use in order to intervene, so why would he give them the rationale on a sliver platter?

If they came from Libya, then Qaddafi got them from Saddam! I think it is common knowledge that Syria did have these kinds of weapons long before the Benghazi thing happened. I see no "win-win" for Obama for conniving such an operation. He sure backtracked on the "red-line" with Syria which, I think, gave Assad the idea that Obama was too much of a coward to do what he threatened to do at the start. He figured the LAST thing Obama would want is to get involved in ANOTHER mid-east war now that we were technically out of Iraq and soon from Afghanistan.

45 posted on 06/13/2013 8:51:20 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: SJackson
Wonder if the Saudis and Egypt will ever use the arms we sell them for something other than attacking Israel. Call up the Turks too, they've got overwhelming force to put Assad to bed, and a base of operations in Turkey. Don't need us, don't even need the Euros.

I am sick and tired of the rest of the Arab world sitting idly by while the West invests its own money and blood for doing what is right by the innocent civilians there in the Arab countries. Why can't we for once LET them rule themselves. Why does America have to be the one the world cries to to settle the wars of these countries? Doesn't Saudi Arabia care about Muslims in Syria? Doesn't Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Dubai, Kuwait, etc.? We can send medical help and food aid, but getting into military aid is asking for yet another mideast war. That MAY be exactly what Islamists really want so they can continue to bleed us dry.

46 posted on 06/13/2013 9:12:03 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boatbums

I don’t understand what you mean? Yes Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Dubai, and Kuwait, have all sent Jihadis to fight for Al Queda in Syria and now our government is trying to arm them.


47 posted on 06/13/2013 9:15:09 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: The Toll
I mean that we should have learned by now that we cannot "fix" the Mideast. Every time we have tried, we have been bitten. The last seemingly good move was to get Iraq out of Kuwait, but even that came back to bite us. We don't "need" their oil anymore so whatever our strategic interests are over there, we should not allow ourselves to be dragged into yet another endless war where NO side is any better than the other and especially not where the ones that want our support would gladly turn our own weapons against us the first chance they had. The ONLY exception, I believe, is Israel. If they are threatened, then we have an obligation to come to their aid - they are the only dependable ally we have over there and look who they are surrounded by.
48 posted on 06/13/2013 9:42:55 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boatbums

On this one I’m siding with the guys that don’t cut out peoples hearts and eat them on youtube.


49 posted on 06/13/2013 9:44:56 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: The Toll

I hear that! It’s a shame that people in 2013 still live like it’s the stone age.


50 posted on 06/13/2013 9:49:18 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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