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U.S. warns Syria not to use chemical weapons ( Today's Warning )
CNN ^ | updated 4:20 PM EST, Mon December 3, 2012 | By the CNN Wire Staff

Posted on 12/03/2012 1:40:18 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

(CNN) -- The United States warned Syria again on Monday not to use chemical weapons amid intelligence reports indicating President Bashar al-Assad's regime could be preparing to take that step as it escalates its fight against rebel forces.

"I'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the Assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday. "But suffice it to say, we are certainly planning to take action if that eventuality were to occur."

U.S. officials are concerned that with fighting closing in on Damascus, forcing the temporary closure of the airport there, the regime may be feeling desperate and toying with the idea that chemical weapons could finally crush the persistent rebellion.

Official: 'Worrying signs' regarding Syria's chemical weapons

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; chemicalweapons; iran; israel; lebanon; liby; libya; nato; putin; russia; syria; syriachemicalweapons; turkey
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1 posted on 12/03/2012 1:40:24 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; onyx; justa-hairyape; NormsRevenge; SunkenCiv; BenLurkin; tired&retired

fyi


2 posted on 12/03/2012 1:44:21 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Assad is on the way out. No one means to keep him alive anyway. So he uses chemical weapons, What can we do about it anymore than we are doing against the man anyway, except to go in with the rebels to destroy him. Which is what is happening now.

No matter what we do Syria will soon be another country under the foot of Sharia law and Muslims killing anyone who isn’t one of them.Chemical weapons are horrible thing , but so is Genocide of Catholics and Jews. We can see that coming, maybe that is what Hillary and Obama want.


3 posted on 12/03/2012 1:47:03 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Or?

Or nothing.

Syria is a Muslim country. Our president would take NO action against them for using chemical weapons, even on US soil.


4 posted on 12/03/2012 1:48:05 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"I'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the Assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday. "But suffice it to say, we are certainly planning to take action if that eventuality were to occur."

Uhhhhhhhhhhh, isn't that telegraphing your actions specific or not? Hillbilly is the biggest screwup ever. The truth is that Hillbilly basically just said "we're fulla crap and won't do anything."

5 posted on 12/03/2012 1:49:26 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Actually, I’m getting those old Tonkin Gulf flashbacks.


6 posted on 12/03/2012 1:50:28 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“You’d better NOT!.. or ELSE!”......”I’m gonna poop”!


7 posted on 12/03/2012 1:50:43 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Irelevant short timer pretending to do something important about events beyond her grasp


8 posted on 12/03/2012 1:51:38 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
If Syria uses chemical weapons against its people, there will be serious repercussions: Bathhouse Barry will bitch-slap Hellery with his purse.


9 posted on 12/03/2012 1:51:58 PM PST by twister881
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To: TigersEye
" Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday. "But suffice it to say, we are certainly planning to take action if that eventuality were to occur."

Oh NO! Not the strongly worded letter of condemation with collective anger!

HansBrix

10 posted on 12/03/2012 1:53:46 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

These wouldn’t be the chemical weapons that we could not find in IRAQ are they?
Nah...tell me it tain’t so?
Freegards
LEX


11 posted on 12/03/2012 1:56:24 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: All

This could be very interesting. Who says Syria has chemical weapons?

Will Obama be able to “prove” it? How will he justify any military action otherwise?

Sound familiar?

Be fun to watch the chickens come home to roost, since the demonrats spent so much political capital demonizing President Bush that there “really weren’t any chemical weapons in Iraq”.

Remember their chant, “Bush lied people died”.

Can’t wait to see the demonrats “PROOF” and how the media will handle it.

It’ll be very interesting to watch.

By the way, if Syria has chemical weapons, the source could be the convoys that were photographed by satellite, that were heading from the Iraq military bases to Syria, when the US weapons inspectors were headed to the Iraqi base.

Be awfully entertaining if the so-called never exisited chemical weapons of Iraq are the ones that may now be deployed in Syria.


12 posted on 12/03/2012 1:58:03 PM PST by OhhTee5
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To: Venturer
What can we do about it anymore than we are doing against the man anyway, except to go in with the rebels to destroy him.

It should have been handled the same way Saddam was handled. This is a complete and utter disaster all caused because we have a dingbat Progressive leadership that does not know it rear end from its front end. Here is the latest news on the World War III front.

US, Israel, Turkey, Jordan primed to strike if Assad activates chemical weapons

Anchored opposite the Syrian shore is the USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with 2,500 Marines. Facing it is the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s naval task force which too has hundreds of marines on its decks.

US Official Believes Syria Has Begun Preparing Deadly Nerve Gas

“Physically, they’ve gotten to the point where they can load it up on a plane and drop it,” the official told Wired.

Sarin gas is one of the most dangerous and toxic chemicals known to man as it is about 500 times more deadly than cyanide. The nerve agent is a colorless and odorless gas that can spread quickly through the air.

The Assad government has more than 500 metric tons of the precursors – rubbing alcohol, and methylphosphonyl difluoride – and usually stores them separately to prevent accidentally triggering the deadly reaction. But that seems to have changed.

13 posted on 12/03/2012 2:01:32 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Not to worry one little bit. After all we have Billy’s wife and Susan Rice at the helm. What could possibly go wrong.


14 posted on 12/03/2012 2:02:51 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I smell a false flag operation in the making. Can't prove it, of course, but how about a scenario where some of Qadaffi’s chemical weapons were shipped to the Islamist resistance in Syria via Turkey as part of the Behghazi operation before it was attacked?
15 posted on 12/03/2012 2:03:27 PM PST by Truth29
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To: justa-hairyape
The crap is about to hit the fan. From DEBKA article linked above.

In Istanbul, meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters at the end of his one-day visit: “What we are concerned about is Syria’s future. We don’t want the same mistakes to be repeated in the near future.” He went on to say: “We shall remember how some regimes supported the militants in Libya and how the situation ended with the killing of the American ambassador in Libya.”

16 posted on 12/03/2012 2:12:03 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Truth29
I smell a false flag operation in the making. Can't prove it, of course, but how about a scenario where some of Qadaffi’s chemical weapons were shipped to the Islamist resistance in Syria via Turkey as part of the Behghazi operation before it was attacked?

We were expecting that many months ago, but now the situation is so hot, false flag or not, h#ll is coming to the middle east. Wont matter to the Russians and Chinese why we are attacking Syria. Check out Putin's quote above.

17 posted on 12/03/2012 2:14:35 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

“These wouldn’t be the chemical weapons that we could not find in IRAQ are they?”

When I first read this article earlier today, that’s exactly what I thought. The weapons of mass destruction that Bush detractors insisted didn’t exist. Sure they didn’t exist. I thought there were satellite pictures taken that showed vehicle movement from Iraq into Syria and it was theorized it was the WMDs from Saddam Hussein . . .


18 posted on 12/03/2012 2:17:27 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: Old Grumpy

It’s official.

Benghazi has came and went and the only one held responsible was the Republican who called for hearings.

Now we are onto Iraq’s WMD’s in Syria. Sounds like it’s going to be a “Bush sent them there” after deposing Saddam.


19 posted on 12/03/2012 2:27:02 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldstein of the modern era.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ok, but I have a question.

**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**

Unless and until that question gets truthfully answered, I don’t give a good damn what happens in ANY country....


20 posted on 12/03/2012 2:33:44 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I don't think it will be Assad using chemical weapons. The U.S. arms shipments coordinated out of Benghazi included Libyan chemical weapons. These weapons went to Turkey and the Russians observed New Syrian Army personnel being trained in their mounting on launch platforms and use as part of a “false flag” operation.

The false flag op would have NSA fighters based in Turkey bring the launchers into Syria where they would be launched on Syrian targets fighting against Assad. Then the NSA says: “See Assad has used chemical weapons on us. Help.” Turkey would request NATO involvement (that brings in the EU and U.S.)

Problem for the U.S.: Russia and China and Iran know what we have been doing to orchestrate this. The attack on Benghazi was a shot across Obama’s and Clinton's bow by Putin to lay off.

Hillary and Barry (doing Saudi-influenced foreign policy) are playing with World War III.

21 posted on 12/03/2012 2:42:26 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If they do are they on double secret probation?


22 posted on 12/03/2012 2:52:42 PM PST by LiddysFlame
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To: justa-hairyape; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle
Weeeeelllll,....that sounds like a coded message.

Rather ominous!

Putin said Syria was his red line!

Where is that hagman article...or the michael Regan article....I think I can find that one.

23 posted on 12/03/2012 2:55:21 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The big lie being told is that the U.S. is merely providing minimal support, including humanitarian aid to the Syrians so they can defend themselves from Assad. That’s the big lie that covers up what they are really doing in the region.

Putin called Syria his red line in the sand, and stated that WW III will start in Syria, not Iran.

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/51470


24 posted on 12/03/2012 2:55:21 PM PST by mtngrandpa
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To: LiddysFlame

Further developments....read further/.


25 posted on 12/03/2012 2:56:48 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: mtngrandpa; justa-hairyape; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; onyx; SunkenCiv; blam; Carry_Okie; ...
Ah yes,....now we have the Hagman article linked....see post #24.

Will look for the Michael Regan article.

26 posted on 12/03/2012 3:00:33 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Where is that hagman article...or the michael Regan article....I think I can find that one."

Perhaps these two.
1) American Thinker.
2) Canadian Free Press.
27 posted on 12/03/2012 3:05:10 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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Here we go....Michael Regan article ...FR thread:

Building on a Kernel of Truth

American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2012 | Michael Reagan

28 posted on 12/03/2012 3:06:21 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: MasterGunner01

what is your source for this (besides Debka)?


29 posted on 12/03/2012 3:06:29 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: Marine_Uncle

#2 is recent,....haven’t read that one.


30 posted on 12/03/2012 3:12:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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Benghazi explained: Interview with an “Intelligence Insider


31 posted on 12/03/2012 3:13:14 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
In case your interested in the Part Two installment to the CFP Hagmann article, it can be found here.
32 posted on 12/03/2012 3:39:01 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
or, what... will the HildaBeast stamp her cloven hoof???
33 posted on 12/03/2012 3:48:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
In response to the possibilty of chemical weapons being used, Idiot Hill Kliton said:

Blah blah blah and BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!!!

FMCDH(BITS)

34 posted on 12/03/2012 3:48:41 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Special Report on Foxnews got to this at the end of the hour.....showed obama echoing Hillary’s statements,...and promising consequences to Assad and those in his echolon.


35 posted on 12/03/2012 4:04:30 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Iraq War number two coming to your door steps soon. Stay tuned for up to date reports at....
Putie and his gang are most likely become more then just irritated at this point.
But hells bells. What could possibly go wrong with such distinguished folks such as the kenyan goon and his mob at the White Hut, Susan Rice, the broad that is known to toss ash trays at her hubby in control.
The situation is well under control. Don't worry folks.
Besides now that the goon won a second term he has more flexibility. We have his word on it. :)
36 posted on 12/03/2012 4:23:54 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; onyx; SunkenCiv; Grampa Dave; Carry_Okie; justa-hairyape
I just listened to John Batchelor on the Kudlow Report....CNBC....chilling!!

Quote.....We are at War...the Iraq WMD's and Systems were moved to Syria in 2003 under Russian supervision....

Russia is still involved...

Obama' s warning was not to Assad but to Russia and China....

Any invasion will come from the Turkish with assistance from NATO forces...

I don't know whether he puts these statements on a blog,...or on his radio program out of NYC...

He does seem to have good intelligence contacts...although many here will not buy that.

37 posted on 12/03/2012 5:08:35 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: tired&retired; F15Eagle; GeronL; iontheball; theBuckwheat; AmericanInTokyo; ...

See post #47.


38 posted on 12/03/2012 5:19:18 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Aaaheeem....

39 posted on 12/03/2012 5:26:21 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Hitler had some great nerve gas—but he never used them—even when he was in the bunker and about to be killed or captured. Rumors say he ordered V-2’s armed with Gas but they didn’t have it ready to drop on Patton’s Army—True? Who knows?

So, if Hitler, Mad as he was, didn’t use gas—the Syrian Tyrant will not as well.


40 posted on 12/03/2012 5:26:51 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
...He went on to say: “We shall remember how some regimes supported the militants in Libya and how the situation ended with the killing of the American ambassador in Libya.”

Notice how the word killing was used instead of the word death. We all were told he was found alive and died on route or at the Hospital from smoke inhalation. So Putin should have said death, unless the story we have been told is a flat out lie. Very coded message. Perhaps they had a hit time in the Hospital as backup in case the local Al Qeada, Syrian regulars and Iranian commandos failed to complete one of the primary objectives

41 posted on 12/03/2012 5:30:52 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

time should read team


42 posted on 12/03/2012 5:32:05 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Have we seen any media reports of what Putin said today?


43 posted on 12/03/2012 5:35:06 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Marine_Uncle

On to part two....thanks!


44 posted on 12/03/2012 5:36:58 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
So, if Hitler, Mad as he was, didn’t use gas—the Syrian Tyrant will not as well.

History says he might. Everyone in this region has chemical and biological WMD's. Except oddly enough, for present day Iraq. Egypt used mustard gas and possibly nerve agents during the North Yemen Civil War. During the Iran-Iraq War, Iraq employed blister agents and likely also used nerve agents against Iranian forces. Shortly before war ended in 1988, the Iraqi Kurdish village of Halabja was exposed to multiple chemical agents, killing about 5,000 of the town's 50,000 residents. From Wikipedia. Also read somewhere that Assad's father is rumored to have used chemical agents. But they seem to be scrubbing the web of that info.

45 posted on 12/03/2012 5:43:07 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The info is rather damning for the White Hut.


46 posted on 12/03/2012 5:43:37 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Have we seen any media reports of what Putin said today?

And Steven's actually just had a meeting with the Turks prior to the attack. And Putin makes that statement, while on a one day trip to Constantinople. Guess that is what flexibility translates too in Russian. The dirty little secret is that if the best case scenario occurs, the US is already committing 35-75 thousand troops. The media is kinda not even talking about that one. We can always send the TSA and Homeland Security people. Obama probably regards all this as a criminal manner any way, ever since the House of Saud crowned Obama, King of the World.

47 posted on 12/03/2012 5:49:59 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Post #47 is worth seeing! ;^)


48 posted on 12/03/2012 5:50:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: All
Missed it by that much!
49 posted on 12/03/2012 5:50:56 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hoo-boy ... that would definitely be wild


50 posted on 12/03/2012 5:58:09 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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