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Syrian government claims it found chemical weapons in rebel tunnels
the guardian ^ | Saturday 24 August 2013 | Staff and agencies

Posted on 08/24/2013 8:35:45 AM PDT by MestaMachine

Syrian government claims it found chemical weapons in rebel tunnels

State TV says 'chemical agents' discovered in Damascus as Assad regime continues to deny Wednesday's alleged attack

The Syrian government has said it has discovered chemical agents in tunnels in Damascus after the killing of hundreds of Syrians in a suspected chemical weapons attack on Wednesday.

Syrian state television said government soldiers found chemical agents in rebel tunnels in the Damascus suburb of Jobar on Saturday and some of the troops were suffocating.

"Army heroes are entering the tunnels of the terrorists and saw chemical agents," state television quoted a source as saying. "In some cases, soldiers are suffocating while entering Jobar."

"Ambulances came to rescue the people who were suffocating in Jobar," the broadcaster said, adding that an army unit was preparing to storm the suburb where rebels fighting to oust the president, Bashar al-Assad, are based.

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


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Here we go again,
1 posted on 08/24/2013 8:35:45 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: MestaMachine
Oh oh!

It's like watching Hitler and Stalin go at, both are bad guys and it's a pity they both can't loose, I sure hope we don't Intervene like that situation! >:(

2 posted on 08/24/2013 8:37:12 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: MestaMachine

Its ironic that this adminiatration is choosing the alleged use of WMDs as the preferred reason to go to war on behalf of its terrorist friends.


3 posted on 08/24/2013 8:38:19 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: MestaMachine

I’m still searching news reports to try and find out just how the chemical attack was conducted.

Artillery shells?

Rockets?

Pumped out of a truck using flexible hoses?


4 posted on 08/24/2013 8:39:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: MestaMachine

I would believe Assad before I would the opposing terrorists. And even if Assad did use chemical weapons yay for him.


5 posted on 08/24/2013 8:39:10 AM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Syrian update:

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


6 posted on 08/24/2013 8:39:43 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

The only people to cheer for in this Syrian mess are the Christians . . . and they’re screwed.


7 posted on 08/24/2013 8:40:52 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: MestaMachine

You need PICTURES Assad. Put an Al-Qaeda flag on it.


8 posted on 08/24/2013 8:42:12 AM PDT by struggle
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To: skeeter

The trickle of information coming from the French, the Israelis through Debka and UK as I am reading it points the finger at Assad as being fully responsible for what happened on Wednesday.

The ball is in Obama’s court and he will have the chance to play it any way he chooses or maybe not even play it at all.

Help the terrorists beat Assad or let Assad exterminate his enemies ala Hitler.

“Any way you look at it you lose”-Simon and Garfunkel ‘Mrs Robinson’.


9 posted on 08/24/2013 8:43:59 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCirED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: MestaMachine
When one deceitful enemy fights another deceitful enemy, its best to just stand back and watch. “All warfare is based on deception. ― Sun Tzu, The Art of Warfare
10 posted on 08/24/2013 8:44:11 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: BenLurkin

You have to spread thus stuff pretty low at ground level for it to work on this kind of scale. Tunnels would be ideal.


11 posted on 08/24/2013 8:45:59 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Nextrush
I understood the government was recently retaking town after town from the rebels.

Why would Assad use chemical weapons and risk the inevitable international reaction?

12 posted on 08/24/2013 8:46:40 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Because he’s nuts and he must feel confident about Iran and Russia backing him up.


13 posted on 08/24/2013 8:48:40 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCirED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Nextrush

The French WANT it to be assad. Debka? Really?


14 posted on 08/24/2013 8:49:12 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: BenLurkin

This is the story as put out today by DEBKAfile from Israel.

http://debka.com/


15 posted on 08/24/2013 8:50:16 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCirED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Nextrush

Russia would NOT back this.


16 posted on 08/24/2013 8:51:26 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

Before our stupid government starts throwing missiles around they’d better determine who actually used those Chemical weapons.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama’s boys used those weapons to get us involved in another of his big A$$ mistakes.

We need to stay out of there.


17 posted on 08/24/2013 8:53:16 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: MestaMachine

If what they say is true the cruise missiles should be flying???

But if its all hokum its hokum designed to make Obama look bad for not taking action. Psych warfare against Israel’s enemy Obama???

Israel has a dog in this situation and would prefer Obama do the shooting for them since their shooting would trigger an even more negative and retaliatory response.


18 posted on 08/24/2013 8:54:18 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCirED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Nextrush; skeeter
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I disagree ... Obama's sodomite Boyz (the syrian jihadist "rebels") are clearly behind this ...


Obama's Syrian Sodomite Boyz are trying create a U.S.S. Battleship Maine event ... circa 2013 ...



P.S. ... more "Assad Massacre Propaganda" to come ...



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19 posted on 08/24/2013 8:55:35 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: MestaMachine

The one thing for sure is that Asaad is a paranoid nutty dictator in a bunker right now.


20 posted on 08/24/2013 8:55:58 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCirED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Nextrush

Debka has been wrong way more than it’s been right, NO reputable news source IN Israel cites Debka as a source.


21 posted on 08/24/2013 8:56:12 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

The latest trickles of info on casualties are coming from the French based Doctors Without Borders group.

They treated 355 people who died and have over 3500 injured under care.


22 posted on 08/24/2013 8:59:01 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCirED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: MestaMachine

I’m not going to fight you over the veracity of Debka but why do they put out this wild information?

Is this a disinformation site being used in the in the defense of Israel against its enemies?

Drawing the US into Syria keeps Obama tied down so he won’t be able to show the Palestinian state down Israel’s throat....


23 posted on 08/24/2013 9:03:00 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCirED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Nextrush

On the other hand, Europe and the US cannot wait to go to bat for radical Islam. I’d like to know why.


24 posted on 08/24/2013 9:03:46 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nextrush

No one doubts chem was used, Whar we DOUBT is that assad used them, and doctors with or without borders would not know who used them either.


25 posted on 08/24/2013 9:04:25 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

Placed in rebel tunnls by the CIA / Stevens under the direction of the POTUS who had him executed afterwards to cover it up.


26 posted on 08/24/2013 9:08:08 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: puppypusher

“We need to stay out of there.”

THAT should go without saying.


27 posted on 08/24/2013 9:08:15 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: skeeter

Money, drugs, and oil.


28 posted on 08/24/2013 9:11:23 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: BenLurkin
Artillery shells?

Rockets?

Pumped out of a truck using flexible hoses?

Perhaps pumped out of cameras using flexible wires connected to terrorists.

29 posted on 08/24/2013 9:22:49 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: MestaMachine

If we can figure out which side used chemical weapons, we’ll at least know which side to be AGAINST.

Then we can send HELP in the form of massive shipments of gas masks to the innocent side to protect themselves while they take out the guilty chemical-weapons users.

In the meantime, firing cruise missiles into the horrible chaotic mess now known as Syria is not what the U.S. should be doing.


30 posted on 08/24/2013 9:33:31 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Nextrush

“The ball is in Obama’s court and he will have the chance to play it any way he chooses or maybe not even play it at all.”

I guess the good thing is that he is hesitating to do anything so far.
Did I just say something positive about Obama? I must be ill!


31 posted on 08/24/2013 9:47:42 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: Bluestocking

That is a problem too because it has already been proven that the ‘rebels’ have used chem and as now, tried to blame the regime, but they didn’t hide the evidence so well and were busted. There is no good side here except for the Christians caught in the crossfire and being murdered by the rebels. For that reason alone, I would blow them to kingdom come, At least they were not persecuted, executed, and crucified by assad,


32 posted on 08/24/2013 10:00:06 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine; penelopesire; maggief
....oops

Well, not to worry...NSC director Susan Rice is on the case and asking for help from the Twitter universe. Determined to get to the bottom of this mystery, Rice has issued a twitter BOLO alert for any leads---and the public is dutifully responding.

What is Assad hiding? National Security Advisor Susan Rice asks, Twitter answers

Twitter story posted on the Live Egypt Thread here and here

33 posted on 08/24/2013 10:02:34 AM PDT by thouworm (A lawless oligarchy has replaced our Constitution-based govt. Their motto: Catch us if you can.)
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To: thouworm

Been trying to get to the bottom of the live thread all day. Can’t. Even clicking on your links doesn’t help. I posted links to the live thread this morning and couldn’t scroll down those threads either.


34 posted on 08/24/2013 10:14:00 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Nextrush

“The ball is in Obama’s court and he will have the chance to play it any way he chooses or maybe not even play it at all.”

Obama will go out and read whatever is on the teleprompter when his handlers decide it is time and what he will say.


35 posted on 08/24/2013 10:17:48 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: MestaMachine

Had the same trouble and used the last Live Egypt ping to me to get there.

Have you set your prefs back to 20/20?

This is the last post on the Live thread (which I am now keeping in a tab & refreshing):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3039526/posts?page=4987#4987


36 posted on 08/24/2013 10:20:35 AM PDT by thouworm (A lawless oligarchy has replaced our Constitution-based govt. Their motto: Catch us if you can.)
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To: thouworm

The Twitter thing is hilarious.


37 posted on 08/24/2013 10:22:40 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: thouworm

Nope.


38 posted on 08/24/2013 10:24:01 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

“Nope”

Nope what?

What happens when you click on this link?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3039526/posts?page=4987#4987

You don’t see THIS at the bottom of the page?

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39 posted on 08/24/2013 10:29:13 AM PDT by thouworm (A lawless oligarchy has replaced our Constitution-based govt. Their motto: Catch us if you can.)
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To: thouworm

US foreign policy amounts to twitter tweeting twits.
: o /

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/22/bill-kristol-un-ambassador-skipping-syria-meeting-tweeting-is-pathetic/

Bill Kristol: UN ambassador skipping Syria meeting, tweeting is ‘pathetic’


40 posted on 08/24/2013 10:38:42 AM PDT by maggief
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To: thouworm

Nope is it goes to the top of the page.


41 posted on 08/24/2013 10:44:30 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: maggief; thouworm

Yhese people are a pathetic joke. It’s disgusting. I could do better trapped in my oxygen mask, deaf and mute.


42 posted on 08/24/2013 10:52:27 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

caww just pinged you to the Egypt thread. Can you get to that!

Hate! to see you thwarted from posting by FR tech probs when you have physical strength & will to do so.

I am assuming you have reset your prefs to 20/20.

One last suggestion: Reboot browser.

BTW: Swordmaker just posted this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3058345/posts

What’s wrong with FR index page... Won’t finish loading?
8/24/2013— 10:29am | Swordmaker

Posted on Saturday, August 24, 2013 1:30:47 PM by Swordmaker

The index page of FreeRepublic randomly stops loading in mid sentence in the middle of a thumbnail article of the body. . . And re-loading just finds another random stopping place. Not good fellows.

I see you’re having issues on pagination in the threads, but this is on the first page of the index.


43 posted on 08/24/2013 10:53:19 AM PDT by thouworm (A lawless oligarchy has replaced our Constitution-based govt. Their motto: Catch us if you can.)
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To: thouworm
"Well, not to worry...NSC director Susan Rice is on the case and asking for help from the Twitter universe. Determined to get to the bottom of this mystery, Rice has issued a twitter BOLO alert for any leads---and the public is dutifully responding."

Foreign policy by tweet. Is this what the Zero Regime has come to? And to be even handed, shouldn't the question also be what are the rebels hiding?

44 posted on 08/24/2013 11:49:04 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: thouworm

Pretty sad state of affairs. I have been watching videos from The Center for Security Policy on the Muslim Brotherhood for 2 days now. Houston.....we have a huge problem!! Traitors,morons, saboteurs, Islamists, AQ moles....the whole government is infested with them now. Scary stuff.

Here is a link to some of the stuff for those interested:

http://m.youtube.com/#/playlist?list=PL4C29D87AA600650F&desktop_uri=%2Fplaylist%3Flist%3DPL4C29D87AA600650F


45 posted on 08/24/2013 2:45:11 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

“I have been watching videos from The Center for Security Policy on the Muslim Brotherhood for 2 days now. “

Wrong link?

Is it this one -— the excellent 10-part series?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs0xw5hPWVQ
They do a great job tying in MB in the US with MB global ambitions.

I download Gaffney’s radio prog every day (4 segments - 8 min each):
http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/type/podcasts/


46 posted on 08/24/2013 4:37:28 PM PDT by thouworm (A lawless oligarchy has replaced our Constitution-based govt. Their motto: Catch us if you can.)
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To: thouworm; maggief

No, but I watched that series as well. The series of lectures that most interested me was Stephen Couglin’s. The link works for me, so not sure what the problem is on your end. Maggie had same problem with one of my links the other day. Hmmmm.....

You could probably google it.

Stephen Coughlin, Part 1: Lectures on National Security & Counterterror Analysis (Introduction)

The lecture series is in 6 segments. Let me know what you think if you get a chance to watch it. The YouTube channel is called ‘securefreedom’.


47 posted on 08/24/2013 4:54:54 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: MestaMachine

As we approach this next anniversary of 9/11, I have a greater sense of impending destruction during this anniversary more so than with any of the past. We are STILL trying to bring the perpetrators of Benghazi to justice and now as the new distraction, a muslim group is planning a Million Muslim March!! So what does DEAR LEADER do? Let’s intervene in SYRIA!!!


48 posted on 08/26/2013 7:53:22 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: skeeter
Its ironic that this adminiatration is choosing the alleged use of WMDs as the preferred reason to go to war on behalf of its terrorist friends.

And WHERE did those WMDs originate? Has every country's intelligence service suspect Syria of creating WMDs like they did Saddam?
49 posted on 08/26/2013 7:56:13 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: maggief
US foreign policy amounts to twitter tweeting twits.

We do NOT have an Administration that is up to this kind of challenge. The only kind of challenge that they are up to is silencing conservatives!
50 posted on 08/26/2013 8:03:57 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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