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Hagel Warns Israel Over Syrian Chemical Weapons Allegations
INN ^ | 4/24/13 | staff

Posted on 04/24/2013 2:33:26 PM PDT by Nachum

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged caution Wednesday over an Israeli claim that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons, saying all evidence must be weighed carefully as such allegations are "serious business".

Hagel indicated he had been caught off guard by claims from an Israeli general this week that Syria had fired chemical agents against rebels in recent months, the AFP news agency reported.

"When I was in Israel they did not give me that assessment. I guess it wasn't complete," Hagel told reporters in Cairo on a tour of the Middle East that included a three-day visit to Israel.

The United States has warned any use or transfer of chemical weapons would cross a "red line" and possibly trigger military action.

Britain and France also suspect Syria has used chemical weapons but Hagel said American intelligence agencies were still evaluating information and were not yet convinced.

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


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hagel; israel; secdefhagel; syriachemicalweapons; syrian; warns
Translation: Or else.
1 posted on 04/24/2013 2:33:26 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 04/24/2013 2:33:49 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

The Israelis don’t seem to have quite got the hang of Obama’s allegiances.

America is now a friend of all Moslem terrorists.


3 posted on 04/24/2013 2:34:56 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Nachum

FUCH.


4 posted on 04/24/2013 2:35:42 PM PDT by Wyrd bi­ ful arŠd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Nachum

Just like we had to “not jump to any conclusions about the Boston terrorist attack”?

They can all bite me. Then go straight back to hell.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 2:36:01 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Yes.

Thank the Muslim WH and the MB.

I have decided Carney is a Muslim, too.


6 posted on 04/24/2013 2:36:27 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Nachum

Everyone should know whose “side” the United States has been on since November 4, 2008.Hint: It is not the American and it is not Israel’s. Answer: It is the muslim’s.


7 posted on 04/24/2013 2:38:56 PM PDT by sport
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8 posted on 04/24/2013 2:39:52 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum

Yet another of Obozo’s lousy choices for cabinet members rears his ugly agenda.


9 posted on 04/24/2013 2:42:28 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Nachum

“US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged caution Wednesday over an Israeli claim that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons, saying all evidence must be weighed carefully as such allegations are “serious business”. “

Let’s parse this out. Obama said that Syrian use of chemical weapons would be “a red line in the sand.” Now Israel has doubtless given irrefutable evidence to the CIA indicating the red line has been passed. Obama has done and will do nothing. So, they’re coming down on Israel to keep Israel from making Obama look like exactly what he is; an empty shirt. (Possibly, empty pants.)

It’s easy enough to pick out chemical weapons use even from orbit, so if they have been used we can be certain that it was discussed in one of the intelligence briefings that Obama skipped.

Now, realistically, what would the US do? Isn’t going after WMD’s what got Bush so badly damaged by the press? (BTW, they were moved across the border into Syria.)


10 posted on 04/24/2013 2:48:30 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Nachum

Or what? Will he write them a latter telling him how upset he is?


11 posted on 04/24/2013 2:49:03 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Nachum
Or else.

...it will be time for another sternly worded letter.

12 posted on 04/24/2013 2:49:20 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Wyrd bi├░ ful ar├Žd
FUCH

Hey, that's kinda catchy!

13 posted on 04/24/2013 3:14:52 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Nachum

Time for a little wag the dog action.


14 posted on 04/24/2013 3:17:43 PM PDT by Starboard
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seems i “knew” somebdy in syria was using chemical weapons a few months back.


15 posted on 04/24/2013 3:47:57 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: Nachum

Who ya gonna trust? USA or Israel.
Door #2, since USG mis-represents USA but well represents evil, in many forms.


16 posted on 04/24/2013 3:52:49 PM PDT by veracious
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“seems i “knew” somebdy in syria was using chemical weapons a few months back.”

The whole thing is getting slow-rolled by the press. They protect Obama better than the Secret Service. But now, most likely, Israel is threatening to go more public. New players are involved in Obama’s regime. The new player’s story’s haven’t been coordinated very well. All of this would be better handled without telling the press anything. Since it isn’t then the press release is meant to reassure other players in the neighborhood. Message, we’ve got a lid on Israel.


17 posted on 04/24/2013 4:00:38 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Nachum

Israel should tell Hagel to shut his freaking pie hole.


18 posted on 04/24/2013 4:02:10 PM PDT by Axelsrd
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To: Nachum

“Hagel urged caution Wednesday over an Israeli claim that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons, saying all evidence must be weighed carefully as such allegations are “serious business”

Stupid MF.

Israel should jam open the vents of his car and give him a whiff of Assad’s chemical weapons.

Better make noise now than letting either Assad or those scum-monkey jihadis pass gas across the border to Israel.


19 posted on 04/24/2013 10:13:21 PM PDT by Yehuda
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20 posted on 04/25/2013 5:05:52 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims┬ŚDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn┬ĺt do !)
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To: Nachum

...all evidence must be weighed carefully as such allegations are “serious business”

Translation: I am a horse’s ass, and must make sure that nothing exits any orifice other than my mouth, and by the time it gets there, after weighing everything carefully and all, it’s nothing but crap.


21 posted on 04/25/2013 8:15:58 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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