Still not sure what the point of bombing Syria is. Why the US wants to turn itself into Al Qaeda's air force makes no sense to me. If it's about the regional allies, well, if the Saudis want to fight their proxy war with Iran in Syria they can go ahead and knock themselves out. The Israelis can help. Leave us out of it.
Syria's foreign minister challenged the Obama administration and its allies on Tuesday to "produce the evidence" showing Bashar Assad's government was behind a chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus last week, saying the information available on which side was behind the deadly attack provided a "weak and inaccurate" case for military intervention from the West.
Walid Muallem said he was holding the televised news conference in Damascus to inform the American public that the Obama administration's assertion that there could be "little doubt" the Assad regime was behind the apparent chemical attack in the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus "is completely wrong."America's position:President Assad's government denied involvement from the outset, however, suggesting the rebels were behind the use of chemical agents in Ghouta. On Saturday, Syrian state TV broadcast images of what the government claims were chemical agents discovered by soldiers in tunnels used by rebel forces in the suburbs.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday there was "undeniable" evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack in the Ghouta area, with intelligence strongly pointing to Assad's government.A senior Obama administration official told CBS News over the weekend that the U.S. intelligence community had based its assessment given to the White House, claiming Assad regime was responsible for the attack, on "the reported number of victims, reported symptoms of those who were killed or injured," and witness accounts.Source: CBSAccording to various chemical weapons and security analysts, the strongest evidence pointing to the attack having been carried out by Assad's forces is the sheer scale of the casualty toll and the area involved. Few believe the discordant rebel factions on the ground in Syria possess the weapons, delivery systems or expertise required to launch a large-scale chemical attack.
So basically Syria is saying they didn't do it and there is no evidence contrary. They think the rebels are to blame and the rebels were shooting at the inspectors.
The U.S. is saying that the proof is merely in the size of the attack, supported by experts not willing to give their names... Am I misreading this or does this make no sense?
Concerning the chemical weapon possesion by rebels, what's the big deal about it? Black market, Russians, terorists, U.S itself could have done that I'm not conspiracy guy, but this does not even sound crazy. Many sides could be interested in causing the war, I don't think Syrian gov is so stupid to sabotage themselves by randomly using chemical weapons on their own citizens. Does not make any sense.
makes no sense but the longer the people are looking at how evil syria is the less they are remembering the nsa is spying on them.
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Cooler heads sound to be prevailing in the U.K.
They're going to do it the legal, and rational way: through parliamentary debate, through democracy. Then and only then will they determine what actions to take. This is how Canada must handle this as well.
Amazing! UK parliament voted against military action! They'll act accordingly.
If Syria gov. is guilty, I hope they'll receive some kind serious response but not military related. There are ways how to harm Syria's gov. without military action.
too young to realize....
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The U.S. can't? Their constitution and bill of rights suggests they have to. The President simply chooses to ignore it and no elected official chooses to block him.
Every country should find the way how to work this out .Put the political and diplomatic pressure on Assad and HELP SYRIAN PEOPLE. That's what they need, they need help, no more innocent victims..
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Assad's son facebook post. Confident dude.
John Kerry is telling that at least 426 childrens were killed during this chemical attack.... omg.
"Syrian regime was preparing for chemical weapons' use three days before attack."
Last edited by rocwell; Fri Aug 30th, 2013 at 01:09 PM.
Where's his proof? Hearsay statements are not evidence. People still remember the farce that happened in Iraq and all the needless death due to the WMD "proof". They need to show this evidence because otherwise people are not going to believe this. This is not 2003, the U.S. government has lost a lot of credibility since then.
Google what Ron and Rand Paul are saying about all this. If they go in there to bomb, there are Russian troops on the ground already, and if they bomb the wrong place and kill Russian troops that will trigger a massive war, probably WWIII; Russia would have no choice but to retaliate.
Like Ron Paul says, the right thing is to investigate, find out what really happened and put that out there for all to see; to show the evidence and only then determine what is right to do. America isn't at threat, neither is the U.K, France, Canada, etc.
Kerry is out there daily trying to incite rage to sway public opinion or that's what it appears as because he's not bringing anything real to the table. Nothing that he can or is willing to backup with evidence anyway. Based on everything I've read it seems like it's the rebels, not the Syrian government. Maybe the U.N. should be focused on ending the civil war in Syria and maybe America should be supporting such an effort. Then they can bring who's to blame to justice through the international courts.
If vigilante justice is not ok for the people, why is it ok for those they elect to represent them?
Really? I cant believe it, somethings wrong here, US gov cannot be so stupid, to leave this in the internet while...
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