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Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)
London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh

Posted on 12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST by Abiotic

Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the months before the attack, the American intelligence agencies produced a series of highly classified reports, culminating in a formal Operations Order – a planning document that precedes a ground invasion – citing evidence that the al-Nusra Front, a jihadi group affiliated with al-Qaida, had mastered the mechanics of creating sarin and was capable of manufacturing it in quantity. When the attack occurred al-Nusra should have been a suspect, but the administration cherry-picked intelligence to justify a strike against Assad.

In his nationally televised speech about Syria on 10 September, Obama laid the blame for the nerve gas attack on the rebel-held suburb of Eastern Ghouta firmly on Assad’s government, and made it clear he was prepared to back up his earlier public warnings that any use of chemical weapons would cross a ‘red line’: ‘Assad’s government gassed to death over a thousand people,’ he said. ‘We know the Assad regime was responsible … And that is why, after careful deliberation, I determined that it is in the national security interests of the United States to respond to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons through a targeted military strike.’ Obama was going to war to back up a public threat....

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
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Confronting the Chemical Lies in Syria
1 posted on 12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST by Abiotic
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To: Abiotic

Putin was right....again.


2 posted on 12/18/2013 9:25:07 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Abiotic
false-flag


3 posted on 12/18/2013 9:26:47 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Abiotic

Why can’t Assad bring it to the world court? It’s a fantasy to have them try Obama as a war criminal.


4 posted on 12/18/2013 9:28:43 AM PST by grania
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To: Abiotic

zer0 rides with a one-eyed demon, one of the four horsemen, with the devil (valerie jarrett) close behind.


5 posted on 12/18/2013 9:30:25 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

And remember, mccain and linda were in on it, too. And if they try to say they were only going on what obama was telling them, they should also say they’ll never trust him again.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 9:33:35 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

Amen.


7 posted on 12/18/2013 9:36:30 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Abiotic
o he's gonna ‘Lie us into war’? How ironic.
8 posted on 12/18/2013 9:39:22 AM PST by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey thingy workin out for ya?)
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To: Abiotic

The only thing that exceeds Omombo’s mendacity is his ineptitude.


9 posted on 12/18/2013 9:41:43 AM PST by 867V309 (Obama- he's just crazy enough to do it.)
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To: Abiotic

10 posted on 12/18/2013 9:41:52 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7! Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
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To: Grampa Dave

lol. That about sums it up.


11 posted on 12/18/2013 9:46:55 AM PST by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: Abiotic

When Seymour Hersh has abandoned you....


12 posted on 12/18/2013 10:00:43 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: txrefugee
Alexander Litvinenko begs to disagree.
13 posted on 12/18/2013 10:04:29 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio; 1_Rain_Drop; 2111USMC; 2ndDivisionVet; Absolutely Nobama; acapesket; AirForce-TechSgt; ...
Alexander Litvinenko was hoisted on his own petard. He was a smuggler who lived dangerously and died foolishly with a lie on his lips...which his family later admitted.
In the meantime, almost everybody knew it wasn't assad who released sarin in Syria. It was our own dear friends, the rebels.

This is a Threat Matrix list documenting threats within and without. Anyone wanting on or off please advise.

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14 posted on 12/18/2013 10:28:40 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

So you’re saying that assassinating the enemies of the state in another country is OK? I’ve heard some pitiful apologetics for tyranny before, but you deserve some kind of prize.


15 posted on 12/18/2013 10:32:21 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: Grampa Dave

LOL!


16 posted on 12/18/2013 10:34:52 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Parmenio

Litvenenko worked for a billionaire expat russian criminal in Britain. Educate yourself.


17 posted on 12/18/2013 10:35:57 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Abiotic
A former senior intelligence official told me that the Obama administration had altered the available information – in terms of its timing and sequence – to enable the president and his advisers to make intelligence retrieved days after the attack look as if it had been picked up and analysed in real time, as the attack was happening. The distortion, he said, reminded him of the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident...

I'm shocked, I tell you. Shocked!

In other words, it was a lie - designed to take us to war.

So, when do we crank up the impeachment apparatus?

18 posted on 12/18/2013 10:36:23 AM PST by Gritty (Liberals think living your life free of welfare, EBT, and government nannies is "cheating"-J Hawkins)
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To: Gritty

On the second Tuesday of next week.


19 posted on 12/18/2013 10:42:53 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: MestaMachine

If Litvinenko broke the law, then he should have been indicted and deported, not assassinated. You’re advocating the killing of people extra-judicially, outside the rule of law. That’s really no different than what Stalin, Pol Pot or the Ku Klux Klan did. Truly ugly sentiments, and not something I’d expect to see on Free Republic.


20 posted on 12/18/2013 10:44:39 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio

You don’t get it. litvenenko killed himself. No one ‘assassinated him.


21 posted on 12/18/2013 10:56:03 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

There is evidence that he was assassinated. Please educate yourself. But I don’t think you’ll learn anything by watching Russia Today.


22 posted on 12/18/2013 10:58:56 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: Gritty

“So, when do we crank up the impeachment apparatus?”

Is this a joke thread? obama should have been impeached before he ever took office. His outward and blatant criminality was right out there for the whole world to see and they overlooked it because...being half black overode being all criminal.


23 posted on 12/18/2013 11:00:52 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Parmenio

No, there is not.


24 posted on 12/18/2013 11:03:04 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Now you’re insulting the Four Horsemen: At best those two clowns, the Kenyan and Jarret, are riding in a one-wheeled wagon behind, trying to not get his by flying horse biscuits. Maybe one of the graphics guys can embellish on that vision.?


25 posted on 12/18/2013 11:28:28 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Abiotic

This is why Saudi is going nuclear. Their mercs (the US military) did not take on Syria.


26 posted on 12/18/2013 1:24:59 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Parmenio

So is the US a tyranny? We send drones to kill enemies of the state in neutral countries.


27 posted on 12/18/2013 1:26:02 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: MestaMachine
obama should have been impeached before he ever took office. His outward and blatant criminality was right out there for the whole world to see and they overlooked it because...being half black overode being all criminal.

Maybe we can impeach his white half ... :^)

28 posted on 12/18/2013 1:26:29 PM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: redgolum

That’s entirely different. We send drones to kill people who are waging war against us. We don’t send drones over London to kill people accused of crimes.


29 posted on 12/18/2013 1:51:59 PM PST by Parmenio
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To: bassmaner

It’s like Shakespeare’s pound of flesh. How you gonna collect?


30 posted on 12/18/2013 2:18:47 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: cherokee1
Now you’re insulting the Four Horsemen

Point taken. May the kenyan zer0 and valerie jarrett sink their mouths into all the flying horse biscuits. Point taken. You 1, Me no score.

31 posted on 12/18/2013 2:27:10 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Parmenio

Are we at war with Yemen?


32 posted on 12/18/2013 5:27:15 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Parmenio

What evidence? Are you a juror or a judge or at least a detective in this case?
Litvinenko was either bad and insignificant man. An idea of his assassination by Russian government is about as real as any other conspiracy theory.
Hazmat smuggling gone wrong or a suicide are much more plausible versions.


33 posted on 12/19/2013 3:25:31 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

How’s the weather in St. Petersburg today cunning fish?


34 posted on 12/19/2013 6:41:22 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: redgolum

We are not at at war with Yemen. We are at war with al Qaeda. Perhaps you hadn’t noticed.


35 posted on 12/19/2013 6:42:44 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio

I’ve no idea. Check at Weather.com


36 posted on 12/19/2013 6:44:06 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Parmenio

Yet sent drones into Yemen. To kill our enemies.

Perhaps you haven’t noticed.


37 posted on 12/19/2013 8:25:08 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

So every now and then a terrorist gets a Hellfire missile shot up his pootie-toot. I don’t have a problem with that.


38 posted on 12/19/2013 8:34:20 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio

Then why are you upset that Russia did the same thing, with less risk of collateral damage?


39 posted on 12/19/2013 8:44:37 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

Because Alexander Litvinenko was not a terrorist. At most, he was a common criminal, but perhaps not even that. What every he did, he did not deserve to be assassinated.


40 posted on 12/19/2013 9:16:45 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio
Friend, you are splitting hairs.

Both acts were assassinations. Litvinenko was more than a common criminal. Less (maybe) than the guy in Yemen, but he was tied to a group that was funding Russia's terrorists in Chechnya.

41 posted on 12/19/2013 10:52:16 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

If Litvinenko committed crimes, then Russia should have asked Britain to extradite him so it could put him on trial. Russia did have options other than assassination. That is not possible with terrorists who are hiding out in the mountains in Yemen. You are using the time-tested leftist technique of declaring moral equivalence to excuse the Putin regime’s actions.


42 posted on 12/19/2013 10:58:08 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio
It is tactics.

We could have asked Yemen to turn over the targets, but political they would have not been able to. So we blew up his house.

Russia did ask for him, Britain said no. Again, Litvinenko was connected to terrorists. So they killed him.

The big difference is we asked Yemen before we blew up the house.

IMO, both are hard to justify.

43 posted on 12/19/2013 12:19:44 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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