Skip to comments.John Kerry: US has proof that sarin gas used in Syria
Posted on 09/01/2013 11:02:08 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy
John Kerry, the American secretary of state, has said that the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and said "the case gets stronger by the day" for a military attack.
President Bashar al-Assad, he said, "has now joined the list of Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein" in deploying chemical weapons against his population.
A day after President Barack Obama stepped back from his threat to launch an attack, Mr Kerry said in a series of interviews on the Sunday news shows that the administration had learnt of the sarin use within the past 24 hours through samples of hair and blood. The samples were provided to Washington by activists in Damascus, independently of the UN investigation.
Mr Kerry also said he was confident that Congress will give Mr Obama its backing for an attack against Syria, but he also said the president has authority to act on his own if Congress doesn't give its approval. While Mr Kerry stopped short of saying Mr Obama was committed to such a course even if politicians refuse to authorise force, he did tell ABC's This Week that "we are not going to lose this vote."
Congress is scheduled to return from a summer break on Sept. 9.
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Well, that settles it then. Release the hounds! < /S >
Just because sarin was used does not mean Assad used it against the insurgents.
In reality, the insurgents used gas either as a false flag operation or a work accident.
We used to get a positive chemical attack indication on the chemical detection strips by spraying them with insecticide.
fine....WHO DID IT!!
Not buying it, they’re just trying to save face now...and I wonder how many Servicemen will have to die just so that the Kenyan and Lurch can save face?
Well, does he have proof who used them? The government or the rebels?
“John Kerry, the American secretary of state, has said that the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria...”
Who used them? Maybe that should be definitively determined before choosing to bomb the tar out of the Assad regime.
So, Barry-O was ready to go to war before, but decided not to, based on finding out that there WAS actually gas there?
You'll pardon me if I don't believe him.
very similar chemistry
Still hard to believe that just a couple of years ago, Assad was a “reformer.” Now he’s the devil incarnate.
Looks like we ALL are asking the same question. To bad the Obama administration isn’t as curious.
“US has proof sarin gas used in Syria”
Excellent news. Send them more.
It works on the low-information voters.
Do you think that matters to Barry-O when the Viagra is kicking in?
“fine....WHO DID IT!!”......
Yep, give us PROOF that one side or the other actually did it.
I read a brief article a few days ago that the rebels claim to have “accidentally” released the gas themselves. Seems the MSM doesn’t want to promote that story in order to protect their great one. IMO, that claim needs looking into BEFORE ANY shots are fired.
He who smelt it, dealt it.
But does he have proof of WHO used it?
The lack of words speaks louder. Kind of like a child molester who doesn’t say “I did not molest that child” and gives tired old “I would never hurt a child .”
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