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Opposition says as many as 1,300 killed in gas attack near Damascus
Reuters ^ | 8/21/13 | Dominic Evans

Posted on 08/21/2013 6:59:15 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55

(Reuters) - Syria's opposition accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of gassing many hundreds of people - by one report as many as 1,300 - on Wednesday in what would, if confirmed, be the world's worst chemical weapons attack in decades.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: attack; damascus; gas; israel; killed; littlebrotherdidit; maheralassad; opposition; randsconcerntrolls; russia; syria; waronterror
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1 posted on 08/21/2013 6:59:15 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

I’m gonna say this now. I don’t think Jesus waits much longer.

I would wager this current world doesn’t last much longer than 2015-ish.


2 posted on 08/21/2013 7:00:17 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Beware the accuse the accuser scenario. Islam features it as a favorite in their playbook.


3 posted on 08/21/2013 7:01:53 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

Oh I totally agree.

It is probably in fact the fault of the Syrian rebels blaming Assad for it.

My thoughts when I saw this story was.. wow.. we’re nearing the VERY end of this world.


4 posted on 08/21/2013 7:02:48 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Maybe the “rebels” feel that the attention has moved to the problems to their east. Sounds like an attempt to get the spotlight back.


5 posted on 08/21/2013 7:04:51 AM PDT by n230099 ("When no one knows who is armed...everyone is.")
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To: n230099

Yep this is real possible..


6 posted on 08/21/2013 7:05:32 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Signs? Mark? Antichrist? Plagues? Famines? Asteroids? World - wide earthquakes? 1/3rd green burnt up? water turned to blood? 2 witnesses?

I’m just not understanding your connection.


7 posted on 08/21/2013 7:08:05 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: ConservativeMan55

Self serving utterings from these people carry the same weight as an Obama assertion.


8 posted on 08/21/2013 7:14:30 AM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Saddam’s missing WMD’s?


9 posted on 08/21/2013 7:18:11 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Actually, I think I want more proof than what Reuters says or reports. I saw a picture this morning of supposedly a group of children, dead from poison gas, all laid out in a makeshift morgue. The big sticking point I have with it is the relative peacefulness of the children whose faces could clearly be seen. It did not look to me as if they’d been killed by a gas attack; it looked like they were sleeping. IOW, they did not look like they were dead.


10 posted on 08/21/2013 7:21:15 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: All

The numbers the jihadis are throwing out keep going up. Wonder what it will be by the end of today’s news cycle.


11 posted on 08/21/2013 7:21:21 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Chlorine again, and once again their own?


12 posted on 08/21/2013 7:24:42 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Alas, brave new Babylon.


13 posted on 08/21/2013 7:28:15 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

al qaeda opened some of hussein’s canisters and killed people just to blame Assad... this murderous play is disgusting. Assad is no choir boy but animals need a strong zoo keeper to keep them from eating one another.

LLS


14 posted on 08/21/2013 7:31:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Wow, 1300 dead muslims...figured they could do better. Now excuse me while I go get my tissue and cook some bacon while I contemplate why I should care.


15 posted on 08/21/2013 7:31:48 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: ConservativeMan55

As in Egypt,,, it’s the Mo-Bros sending out false stories ,,,


16 posted on 08/21/2013 7:32:55 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: LibLieSlayer
Assad is no choir boy but animals need a strong zoo keeper to keep them from eating one another.

Amen to that... I couldn't agree more. Democracy for baboons doesn't end well. They need a strong, powerful overlord to rule them.

17 posted on 08/21/2013 7:38:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Gaffer

the mooselimes have been known to FAKE photo ops.

the most recent I know to be a fake was a video in which the hand of an alleged corpse laying on a stretcher was moved during the short segment....revealing UTTERLY NO WOUND under his blood soaked t shirt.


18 posted on 08/21/2013 7:39:56 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

This photo was entirely suspicious. Faces and color were normal, no fluids, paleness, no sunken eyes, no nothing...FAKED in my opinion.


19 posted on 08/21/2013 7:41:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: blackdog; ConservativeMan55

The Christian-killing Syrian “rebels” used that strategy before!!!!

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/syrian-rebels-used-sarin-russia/article4901513.ece

Of course, obama, Hillary, and McCain have backed the “rebels” (i.e., Al Qaeda) from the beginning!!!!


20 posted on 08/21/2013 7:49:05 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
We're not sure if the Syrian government did it.

We're not sure if the Syrian rebels did it.

If the rebels did it, we're not sure what faction did it.

We're not sure if one side did it and blamed it on the other.

We're not sure that it even happened at all.

And if it did, we're not sure what the heck it matters to the USA anyway.

LET'S GO TO WAR!

(Bill Kristol / McCain / Graham logic)

21 posted on 08/21/2013 7:49:10 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Gaffer
this photo is allegedly a imga of dead children form syrica

NOTE THE PARTIALLY OPEN EYE on the kid on the right

a cursory inspection of this BLOWUP" leaves little doubt as to the photos LACK of authenticity


NO operations were performed on the bottom image other than increasing its size In Adobe Photoshop !
22 posted on 08/21/2013 7:52:05 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Gaffer






if this kid is dead SO AM I!

they think were naive jerks.....

the next series of "corpse photos" had better be BETTER than this short stack of utter fakery!
23 posted on 08/21/2013 7:54:34 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: ConservativeMan55

1) Wire services are reporting this with no confirmation

2) No government forces in the area, only rebels

3) to kill that many people in such a wide area, a whole lot of chemicals must have been used.

4) A government to use chemicals around its own capital - with UN inspectors in the area? (the wind could have blown that right back at you

5) Syria was already re-taking towns and beating the rebels back. No need for Bad PR.

6) Need something to get Egypt off the Al Jazerra News Cycle

Conclusion: I don’t believe this was an attack by the Syria Government, nor do I believe the rebels could posses this much ordinance for such a wide area.

Just my $.02


24 posted on 08/21/2013 7:55:13 AM PDT by jimjohn
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To: MeshugeMikey

That child looks very dead. its normal for the eyes of the dead to be partly open


25 posted on 08/21/2013 7:56:56 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It is not uncommon for a dead person to have one or both eyes open. If I were to have to guess which, if any, of the three were dead, I might think the paler one. It is hard to tell with this one’s shirt still off.

But the other two? They still have their color, not paler at all, not lifeless. They look like they are sleeping, and their stomachs and chests don’t look like all the air’s gone out of them. There are no adverse reactions (bodily fluids, mucous, foaming you might expect from gassing. They look like they are sleeping


26 posted on 08/21/2013 7:58:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: bill1952

Not the other two.


27 posted on 08/21/2013 7:59:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: blackdog

Also - beware of photos and even video produced by Muslims.

If those ‘killed’ by this attack are all rosy-cheeked children without a mark on them and wrapped in snowy-white sheets then its worth drilling down a little further.


28 posted on 08/21/2013 7:59:04 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Now we have proof positive that Saddam’s WMDs were stored in Syria, just as was reported (and debunked) back in the day.


29 posted on 08/21/2013 7:59:07 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: jimjohn
note the open EYE of this alleged CORPSE





no alterations were made in this image other than resizing it to make the planly visible MORE plainly visible

Using the IMAGE SIZE DIALOG in Adobe Photoshop I chose the Nearest Neighbor "preserve hard edges'" Method of Image enlargement to blow the image up"


30 posted on 08/21/2013 8:00:47 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: ScottinVA

Yep... they always have and always will.

LLS


31 posted on 08/21/2013 8:02:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
David Kenner of Foreign Policy writes that if the higher estimates are true, it would not only be the worst chemical weapons attack in past two years of warfare in Syria, but also the worst globally since Saddam Hussein killed an estimated 5,000 people with poison gas in the Kurdish town of Halabja during 1988.

That will have some scratching their heads, isn't nerve gas a WMD? Saddam Hussein? Syria? Where was this casual mention of Iraqi WMD warfare by the media during the Bush administration, I used to look for it and didn't see much of it.

32 posted on 08/21/2013 8:03:25 AM PDT by ansel12 ( The difference between libertarianism and conservatism is radical social leftism, not economics)
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To: Gaffer

yep

they are freshly scrubbed

their hair is clean

there are no abrasions... visible

Do mooselims LIE??

remember the woman in Iraq who kept showing up in one photograph after another whenever the iraqis wanted to show us a poor woman whoe house was just leveled???


33 posted on 08/21/2013 8:05:34 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Gaffer

the video......although not nearly as clear clean and high Resolution...is even WORSE in terms of obvious fakery.

the videographer rushing from one alleged corpse to another....at a pace that seems so FORCED that its a wonder he didnt trip over one of them

it has all the marks of NAIVE fraud!

wheres BAGHDAD BOB? hes all thats missing in this current FRAUD


34 posted on 08/21/2013 8:17:58 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: ConservativeMan55

... if confirmed. lol

i.e., it didn’t happen.


35 posted on 08/21/2013 8:21:38 AM PDT by radec
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To: Taxman

not necessarily

Syria could have gotten its own WMD stock from their shia brethren in Iran who have lots of experience being gassed and gassing others


36 posted on 08/21/2013 8:22:25 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: MeshugeMikey

remember Mr Green Helmet from Lebanon?

Showed up looking very series, loading up “bodies” at every alleged Israeli attack site


37 posted on 08/21/2013 8:24:31 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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38 posted on 08/21/2013 8:25:14 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: ConservativeMan55

For anyone who ever wondered what happened to Saddam Hussein’s WMDs.


39 posted on 08/21/2013 8:25:41 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: silverleaf
Yes Yes!

I remember at least one video of a corpse getting up off a stretcher....during a STERLING EXAMPLE of Mohammadhummie Disinfotainment!

its remarkable that such people can even make roadside bombs!!



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40 posted on 08/21/2013 9:01:46 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I would have to agree... maranatha!! come Lord Jesus!!


41 posted on 08/21/2013 9:06:28 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: MeshugeMikey
NOTE THE PARTIALLY OPEN EYE on the kid on the right

Interesting, thank you for that analysis Dr. MeshugeMikey.

I had better go tell my cousins to dig up my uncle - we thought he died a few weeks ago in hospice care, and I was there, and his eyes were open. We thought the monitors and lack of pulse/response all indicated his death, but clearly we were all wrong.

I'm guessing you are young and have never been around much death. I'm glad there are still young folks out there that have never seen death up close.
42 posted on 08/21/2013 9:08:14 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: FreedomStar3028

For a post-tribber, your question is relevant, but for a pre-tribber, no other prophecy or any particular event has to occur before the catching up of the saints to meet the Lord in the air, and forever be with the Lord. Count me a pre-tribber... best be ready, for no man knows the day or the hour...


43 posted on 08/21/2013 9:12:10 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: jimjohn
Here's my $0.02: So what if Assad attacked anybody with chemical weapons? I don't care if it was women and children, so what? It's not our business no matter how much McCain, Gayham, and Obama beat the drums. Syrians killing Syrians has nothing to do with us.

Not directing this at you jimjohn, I'm just stating my general view about it.
44 posted on 08/21/2013 9:13:08 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Im too years away form 70!

the open eye... but a small part of the overall picture

were these kids all gassed as they dressed after thier morning Shower ?

no dirt ..no other evidence of their having DIED

did they simply lay down to die...or perhaps they struggled and FELL...being bruised ..getting abrasions in the process?


45 posted on 08/21/2013 9:15:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: silverleaf; MeshugeMikey

And don’t forget his girlfriend, Bomb Magnet Woman.


46 posted on 08/21/2013 9:22:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ahahaha they had QUITE a cast of characters

I only wish I had better cataloged the various parody banners I made containing the likenesses of these stunning bozos!


47 posted on 08/21/2013 9:23:50 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: ConservativeMan55
We need to stay out of hellholes... make it simple - no more money - now or forever - if they hit us, Israel, England, France, school kids in Russia... we'll nuke 'em. Other than that they can open up their killing fields to Hollywood for snuff films for all I care...

If they have oil to sell, fine. If not, fine. We're nuts to be involved with these people.

48 posted on 08/21/2013 9:31:17 AM PDT by GOPJ ( When the state knows ALL but differences between right and wrong, it won't end well--Steyn)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Doesn’t matter if the photos were fake or real, we need to sit this one out.


49 posted on 08/21/2013 9:34:41 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

I agree there are no “good guys” here that we should be supporting

HOWEVER

If this attack killed civilians and if it was NOT launched by Assad but really launched by the al Qaeda offshoot we the USA are inexplicably supporting in the name of...... what? “opposition”? “pro democracy”?

If the opposition is killing civilians and claiming it was done by Assad

and WE are logistically supporting that opposition

then WE are killing Syrian civilians

WTH did our Congress vote for this involvement and what is their oversight....?

Oh, wait...


50 posted on 08/21/2013 9:48:40 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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