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Direct link between Assad and gas attack elusive for U.S.
Reuters ^ | September 7, 2013 | Mark Hosenball

Posted on 09/07/2013 4:41:27 AM PDT by don-o

(Reuters) - With the United States threatening to attack Syria, U.S. and allied intelligence services are still trying to work out who ordered the poison gas attack on rebel-held neighborhoods near Damascus.

No direct link to President Bashar al-Assad or his inner circle has been publicly demonstrated, and some U.S. sources say intelligence experts are not sure whether the Syrian leader knew of the attack before it was launched or was only informed about it afterward.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; assad; chemicalweapons; obama; syria; terrorism; terrorists
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To: Innovative
Kerry never did sign a form 180 to provide access to his full military records. IIRC it is a SF 186, but no difference - he wouldn't sign one. That's because he received a general discharge under less than honorable circumstances in the late 70s because of his anti-war, ON ACTIVE DUTY, activities in DC and in Paris (IIRC). The honorable discharge he has is dated later than the one he would have gotten. That's because his discharge was amended under the Carter Vietnam Amnesty which repatriated all the Canadian Refugee War Cowards, and the traitors like Kerry who were a disgrace.
21 posted on 09/07/2013 5:58:19 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: tillacum

And Russia has proof that “the rebels” used the chemical weapons. Isn’t it interesting that there is PROOF for that, there is NO proof that Assad did it and Obama wants to fight on the side of the “rebels”.

Russia gave UN 100-page report in July blaming Syrian rebels for Aleppo sarin attack

“The Russian report is specific,” the ministry statement said. “It is a scientific and technical document.”

The statement’s summary of the report said that neither the munitions nor the poison gas in the Khan al Asal attack appeared to fit what is possessed by the Syrian government.

According to the statement, the report said the shell “was not regular Syrian army ammunition but was an artisan-type similar to unguided rocket projectiles produced in the north of Syria by the so-called gang ‘Bashair An-Nasr.’”

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/09/05/201268/russia-releases-100-page-report.html#.Uish9ejn-Uk


22 posted on 09/07/2013 6:01:58 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: tillacum

Al Qaeda-linked rebels battle Syrian army troops near Christian village

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/09/05/al_qaedalinked_rebels_battle_syrian_army_troops_near_christian_village.html

Government troops battled Al-Qaeda-linked rebels for a Christian village in western Syria for a second day Thursday, while world leaders gathered in Russia for an economic summit expected to be overshadowed by the prospect of U.S.-led military strikes against the Damascus regime.


23 posted on 09/07/2013 6:07:49 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: HomeAtLast

Assad is ultimately responsible, even if it was carried out by some idiot acting on his own volition

His units should not be equipped with chemical munitions, period.

If they weren’t, there would be no confusion as to who was responsible

You only break out that stuff when the enemy is attacking your Capitol city and there is no other way to stop them.


24 posted on 09/07/2013 6:11:24 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: HomeAtLast

” before it was launched or was only informed about it afterward.”

Paging Woodward and Bernstein, pick up the courtesy phone.


25 posted on 09/07/2013 6:14:34 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Rome2000

How is Assad responsible for what the “rebels” are doing?!

This is not the questions that someone working FOR Assad did the attack.

And Russia has proof that “the rebels” used the chemical weapons. Isn’t it interesting that there is PROOF for that, there is NO proof that Assad did it and Obama wants to fight on the side of the “rebels”.

Read this article:

Russia gave UN 100-page report in July blaming Syrian rebels for Aleppo sarin attack

“The Russian report is specific,” the ministry statement said. “It is a scientific and technical document.”

The statement’s summary of the report said that neither the munitions nor the poison gas in the Khan al Asal attack appeared to fit what is possessed by the Syrian government.

According to the statement, the report said the shell “was not regular Syrian army ammunition but was an artisan-type similar to unguided rocket projectiles produced in the north of Syria by the so-called gang ‘Bashair An-Nasr.’”

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/09/05/201268/russia-releases-100-page-report.html#.Uish9ejn-Uk


26 posted on 09/07/2013 6:44:41 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: don-o

27 posted on 09/07/2013 7:08:16 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: don-o
"Proof? You don't need no stinkin' proof! I've got all the proof I need, but it's TOP SECRET, see? Not for regular shmoes like you. You'll just have to TRUST me!"


28 posted on 09/07/2013 7:24:43 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: McGruff

Not only did the “rebels” do it, they were supplied the weapons from the CIA in Benghazi.

These surgical strikes that he keeps promoting are designed to eliminate all the evidence that could hurt Hillary. Notice Bill is out promoting Obama again? He doesn’t do anything for Obama unless there is a trade off.

We have been supplying the Muslim Brotherhood (and by proxy Al Queda) for the past 5 years.

Now the evidence must be destroyed.


29 posted on 09/07/2013 7:34:51 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: don-o

Did you notice the arrogance of Kerry when he was talking before the committee and someone had the nerve to ask him a real question..........


30 posted on 09/07/2013 8:23:16 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Rome2000
“Assad is ultimately responsible, even if it was carried out by some idiot acting on his own volition

His units should not be equipped with chemical munitions, period.

If they weren’t, there would be no confusion as to who was responsible

You only break out that stuff when the enemy is attacking your Capitol city and there is no other way to stop them.”

If only our own President were held to this same level of accountability for the misdeeds of his administration...

31 posted on 09/07/2013 8:24:43 AM PDT by MRadtke (Light a candle or curse the darkness?)
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To: Nervous Tick

Or:

shoot first, concoct story later”


32 posted on 09/07/2013 11:54:26 AM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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To: Innovative

Too bad those Viet Nam warriors weren’t more effective.


33 posted on 09/07/2013 12:00:29 PM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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