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Snipers fire at UN chemical weapons team in Syria
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 08/26/2013 | Ariel Zirulnick

Posted on 08/26/2013 9:41:46 PM PDT by TexGrill

United Nations weapons inspectors were forced to turn back from visiting the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria after their vehicles came under fire from snipers on Monday.

The incident is a setback for those hoping the inspectors would provide a more objective determination on whether the Assad regime had in fact gassed its own people. Russia and Iran have been insisting there is not enough proof that the regime was behind the chemical weapons attack last week, and continue to urge restraint in any international response.

But other international players are already saying there is little doubt, laying the groundwork for an intervention in Syria without the approval of the United Nations Security Council, which Russia has thwarted.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said today that Britain and its allies did not need the unanimous approval of council members, insisting that a response would be “based on great humanitarian need and distress” and would not violate international law.

“Is it possible to respond without complete agreement on the Security Council? I would argue yes it is,” Mr. Hague said, according to the BBC. “Other countries including France are very clear that we can’t allow the idea that chemical weapons in the 21st century can can be used with impunity.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Military/Veterans; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: assadun
Assad shooting at UN officials? Is that really bad? It's more effective than filing frivolous lawsuits against the UN.
1 posted on 08/26/2013 9:41:46 PM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

According to Spokane Police, the UN Inspectors ought not struggle, otherwise they’re asking for it.


2 posted on 08/26/2013 9:50:55 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: TexGrill

I could be a set up. It then gives a reason to put troops in there. Just a thought.


3 posted on 08/26/2013 9:51:26 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: TexGrill
Assad shooting at UN officials?

Hmmm, who to root for?

4 posted on 08/26/2013 9:52:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: political1

I believe it’s a set up too. It doesn’t make sense for Assad to invite UN inspectors to Syria just so they can be used for target practice.


5 posted on 08/26/2013 9:52:41 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

Honestly, if the corrupt sh1tbags at the UN were sniffing around ANYONE with a brain, I would expect sniper fire in return regardless of race, religion or nationality. As if the globalist one -worlder POS nihilists have the right to snoop around on ANYONE’s lawn.


6 posted on 08/26/2013 9:53:57 PM PDT by Prole
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To: TexGrill
To be honest I can't make up my mind on this chemical weapons attack. Who stands to gain from it. I would think Assad an company are bright enough to know their chances of quelling the rebellion is greater without outside (US) involvement on behalf of the opposition. Makes one wonder where these attacks really originated. Even if you were counting on the rationale being laid being followed and discredited, allowing you a free shot... very risky move. From what I read, t seemed to me Assad was being somewhat successful in putting this down. As a former psyops specialist, I can tell you those pics of the kids will end up being the undoing of the Assad regime.
7 posted on 08/26/2013 9:55:49 PM PDT by Carolina_Thor (It's always better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.)
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To: TexGrill

Are we sure the Brohood didn’t gas those people to bring the US?

Pray for America to Wake Up


8 posted on 08/26/2013 9:58:13 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: TexGrill
The incident is a setback for those hoping the inspectors would provide a more objective determination on whether the Assad regime had in fact gassed its own people.

The UN is not there to determine who released the gas.

9 posted on 08/26/2013 10:11:35 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Kill Obamacare not wound it.)
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To: TexGrill

Maybe the Russians can identify the snipers and show the UN who is responsible.


10 posted on 08/26/2013 10:16:08 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: TexGrill

Reports like this make me lean towards believing the attacks were in fact by Zero’s Brotherhood of friends.


11 posted on 08/26/2013 10:18:30 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Carolina_Thor
As a former psyops specialist, I can tell you those pics of the kids will end up being the undoing of the Assad regime.

The radical Islamists have become adept at "creating" massacres and incidents that can be used as propaganda via the gullible Western media.

Remember Racak...???

It would not surprise if the jihadi gassed their own followers to create such an incident.

12 posted on 08/26/2013 10:22:49 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Michael.SF.

But on a positive note, do you believe Bathouse Barry can succesfully lead his effeminate queer troops into battle? No way, and when Obummer causes many Americans to die needlessly then Hillary will have to explain why she’s happy to receive an endorsement from Obama when she runs for President.


13 posted on 08/26/2013 10:27:56 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Mike Darancette
The UN is not there to determine who released the gas.

Thank you for the reminder that their mandate is to only determine if chemical weapons were used, not by whom.

14 posted on 08/26/2013 10:29:29 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: TexGrill

Lousy snipers! They couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn!


15 posted on 08/26/2013 10:30:04 PM PDT by Netz
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To: TexGrill

obvious setup. 0bama wants MB in control... how better then justify an invasion via false flag

ask kadafi


16 posted on 08/26/2013 10:30:49 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Mike Darancette
The UN is not there to determine who released the gas.

He who smelt it, dealt it.

17 posted on 08/26/2013 10:33:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator; Mike Darancette
The UN is not there to determine who released the gas.

He who smelt it, dealt it.


18 posted on 08/26/2013 10:36:56 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("Our nation endures and our government... has not perished from the earth."-Sarah Palin 7/1/13)
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To: Carolina_Thor
I can tell you those pics of the kids will end up being the undoing of the Assad regime.

Too bad this pic when Syrian Rebels massacred the entire Christian Population of al-duvair village in Reef (outskirt of Homs) on May 27th wasn't the undoing of the Rebels..

19 posted on 08/26/2013 10:41:15 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: sockmonkey
The picture you posted was so disturbing to me I did an image search to look up the incident behind it. Anyone interested can read more about it here:
20 posted on 08/26/2013 10:55:11 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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The idea that we are going to back the lovely Rebels who burned almost 70 Christian Churches in two days..IIRC, less than two weeks ago, maddens me..

Let me correct myself, not, WE, as the majority of Americans are against it. The grand agenda surpasses the will of American Citizens.


21 posted on 08/26/2013 11:05:51 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: Carolina_Thor

“As a former psyops specialist, I can tell you those pics of the kids will end up being the undoing of the Assad regime.”

I saw Luke Skywalker blow up the death star too. And Dirty Harry shoot an armed robber with a 44 magnum. Pics mean nothing.


22 posted on 08/26/2013 11:13:17 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: TexGrill
Send in Hillary. She knows how to deal with snipers (snicker).
23 posted on 08/26/2013 11:56:09 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Carolina_Thor
Samantha Powers tweeted about “haunting images of families dead in their beds” (paraphrased) and Kerry is calling the attack a “moral obscenity”.

Bambi is said to be undecided, as always.

It sounds to me like we are being “prepared”.

24 posted on 08/27/2013 12:38:22 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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