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UN accuses Syrian rebels of carrying out sarin gas attacks (was) blamed on Assad's troops. [May 2013
Dailymail ^ | May 6, 2013 | UPDATED: 01:31 EST, May 7, 2013 | Damien Gayle and Mail Foreign Service

Posted on 08/27/2013 5:18:48 PM PDT by Java4Jay

A senior United Nations official has claimed that Syrian rebels may have used chemical weapons against government forces. Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals, and there are strong, concrete suspicions of the use of sarin gas, ‘This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities.’

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However, the White House said it was likely that President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, not the rebels, were behind any chemical weapons use.
1 posted on 08/27/2013 5:18:48 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay

The comments by Ms Del Ponte, a member of the U.N. panel probing alleged war crimes in Syria, contradict claims by Britain and the U.S. that intelligence reports showed Syrian soldiers had used chemical weapons.


2 posted on 08/27/2013 5:19:56 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay

Joe “no doubt” Biden disagrees.


3 posted on 08/27/2013 5:21:11 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Java4Jay

Would not surprise me a bit Muslims are know for killing of their own if they see a advantage to it.


4 posted on 08/27/2013 5:24:20 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Java4Jay

Maybe they both used it. When will this cycle of violence ever end?/irony


5 posted on 08/27/2013 5:24:39 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Java4Jay

Bfl


6 posted on 08/27/2013 5:24:50 PM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.)
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To: Java4Jay

This way, 0 can oust Assad, and set up the Muslim Brotherhood : /


7 posted on 08/27/2013 5:25:22 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Java4Jay

Are these the rebels that the United States is supplying arms to?


8 posted on 08/27/2013 5:26:20 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Java4Jay

This is excellent nonetheless. The international community abhors the Kenya.


9 posted on 08/27/2013 5:26:35 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: All

To hear Biden tell it he’s in on everything. Obama doesn’t make a move without consulting brain damaged Joe.

It was really funny a little while ago to see to retired Army Lt. Colonels tell Eeeego-rielly that he’s wrong.


10 posted on 08/27/2013 5:26:47 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: thesearethetimes...

This might make it a little harder for Barak to play
with his toys.


11 posted on 08/27/2013 5:26:53 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Java4Jay

Well, I guess that B Hussein is now going to have to ask the Navy to attack the rebels instead.

Right?


12 posted on 08/27/2013 5:27:00 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: Java4Jay

New tagline...


13 posted on 08/27/2013 5:28:57 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Trust but verify. If there are none trustworthy, and no means to verify, trust no one.)
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To: Java4Jay
“Undeniable” said jay carneycinogen!
14 posted on 08/27/2013 5:31:52 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Java4Jay
Kiss it Bill O'Reilly!

O'Smiley was just on selling involvement in Syria on the grounds that it was definitely the Syrian government that used that gas.

He accused Col David Hunt of "not trusting his own government" and literally chastised the Col like he was a little kid when he dared to disagree with the jerk.

15 posted on 08/27/2013 5:32:16 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Java4Jay
CNN aired a report on August 22nd where the reporter on the ground said people in the areas near there saw no evidence of a gas attack. Video here

Begins at the one minute mark.

16 posted on 08/27/2013 5:32:39 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Java4Jay

This story is not on their headline page at all, need to do a search to find it.


17 posted on 08/27/2013 5:33:09 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Java4Jay

I don’t think “likely” is the word Hussein’s henchmen are using.


18 posted on 08/27/2013 5:35:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Java4Jay

Oops


19 posted on 08/27/2013 5:37:34 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Java4Jay

And the White House is every bit as sure of this as the Bush White House was that Saddam had chemical weapons stockpiles.


20 posted on 08/27/2013 5:41:47 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Earthdweller

O-Really was a real a-hole tonight pushing the ticket on getting involved in Syria because of humanitarian reasons. Geeze —— forget the potential negative backlash from Russia and China, not to mention the fact that the FACTS have yet to be confirmed!


21 posted on 08/27/2013 5:42:35 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: Teflonic

It’s from 6 May 2013


22 posted on 08/27/2013 5:43:53 PM PDT by navysealdad (http://drdavehouseoffun.com/)
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To: Java4Jay

Are we gonna go to war over something being “likely”?


23 posted on 08/27/2013 5:48:04 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: colorado tanker
And the White House is every bit as sure of this as the Bush White House was that Saddam had chemical weapons stockpiles.

Actually, Bush knew and we knew at FR that Saddam had chemical weapons. For sure. When they were transported to Syria/Lebanon, for some cockamamie reason, Bush went with the mantra that he was misled/wrong. Saddam did have chem WMDs, and did indeed work on nuclear as well, albeit with little to no success. Compare that to the 0' regime that must be involved some way in the rebels using the chem weapons in Syria, while claiming it was Assad...

Apples and Oranges.

24 posted on 08/27/2013 5:51:08 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

No, the UN doesn't do any such thing -- Carla del Ponte has been claiming this since May at least. But here's something about her that's really difficult to oppose or dislike, especially here on FR:

Biography -- A total of 91 indictments were filed during Ms. Del Ponte's term, including against Slobodan Milošević while he was an acting head of State, and a number of high-ranking generals and top politicians were convicted of a range of crimes. Among her achievements, Ms. Del Ponte proved beyond reasonable doubt that genocide was committed at Srebrenica, in eastern Bosnia, and that rape was used as an instrument of terror in Bosnia, and as such constituted a crime against humanity. She also succeeded in securing guilty verdicts against several defendants accused of committing crimes against civilians during the epic siege of Sarajevo. In a 2001 interview, Del Ponte emphasized "Justice for the victims and the survivors requires a comprehensive effort at international and national level."
25 posted on 08/27/2013 5:55:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: colorado tanker
And the White House is every bit as sure of this as the Bush White House was that Saddam had chemical weapons stockpiles.

Saddam did have chemical weapon stockpiles. There were satellite photos of convoys of Russian trucks carrying chemical weapons heading out of Iraq and into the Bekka Valley.

26 posted on 08/27/2013 5:59:04 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Java4Jay

I guess I have become a cynical,old woman. Go ahead and rip me a new one if you want to, I don’t care. I don’t care if one barbarian faction kills another barbarian faction. I don’t care if they kill each other until no one is left in that entire accursed land. I don’t care if a washed out, jackass, imposter of a president “loses face” (he still has one left due to being two-faced from the start.) I don’t care if some smart as...d politician thinks we shouldn’t back down and risk losing global credibility. (Obammie already looks like an idiot to the rest of the world.) I only care about one thing...I don’t want the life of one more American child to be spilled on the soil of the God-forsaken places these people inhabit. Jesus is the savior, not the USA. Besides, it may just be Allah’s way of culling the herd. As I said, rip away.


27 posted on 08/27/2013 6:01:56 PM PDT by scottiemom (As Texas public school teacher, I highly recommend private school)
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To: navysealdad

This is not a current story, as you point out.


28 posted on 08/27/2013 6:04:46 PM PDT by quimby
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To: Java4Jay; All
"UN accuses Syrian rebels
of carrying out sarin gas attacks
which had been blamed on Assad's troops."


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29 posted on 08/27/2013 6:07:37 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Java4Jay

Ten bucks says that we start finding some of those WMD that Iraq hid in Syria before we sent our troops in. No sarcasm tag, because I have a feeling that we will actually find them.


30 posted on 08/27/2013 6:12:28 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: quimby

True but this needs to be brought out over and over again, shouted from the roof tops. No proof the rebels didn’t do it again in this most recent gas attack.


31 posted on 08/27/2013 6:21:00 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay

This was from May, but at least it shows the rebels history.


32 posted on 08/27/2013 6:22:31 PM PDT by HollyB
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