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White House: 'Common-sense test' makes Assad government to blame for Syrian chemical attack
yahoo.com ^ | 9 8 2013

Posted on 09/08/2013 8:45:19 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough asserted that a "common-sense test" rather than "irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence" makes the Syrian government responsible for a chemical weapons attack that Obama says demands a U.S. military response.

McDonough acknowledged the risks that military action could drag the U.S. into the middle of a brutal civil war and endanger allies such as Israel with a retaliatory attack.

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They don't know who did it but want to go to war anyway...
1 posted on 09/08/2013 8:45:19 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Common sense? Not with John and Linda attached.


2 posted on 09/08/2013 8:47:18 AM PDT by Viennacon (E)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Do they mean like carrying a tire pressure gauge in our cars that will remove our dependency on foreign oil? That kind of common sense?


3 posted on 09/08/2013 8:48:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Common sense dictates that Barry is an idiot.


4 posted on 09/08/2013 8:48:24 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Oh oh. Things are messed up when they start using excuses like this. It’s the Democrats.


5 posted on 09/08/2013 8:49:02 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I still don’t care who did it.

As far as I can tell, Syria never signed on to the UN pact against chemical weapons and doesn’t acknowledge it so unless they’re used on a neighboring country, interfering will itself be a crime.


6 posted on 09/08/2013 8:49:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Viennacon

Even the UN doesn’t get fooled by these ‘rebels’:

UN accuses Syrian rebels of carrying out sarin gas attacks which had been blamed on Assad’s troops

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2320223/UN-accuses-Syrian-rebels-carrying-sarin-gas-attacks-blamed-Assads-troops.html


7 posted on 09/08/2013 8:50:45 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Common-sense test?” Can you imagine the howling that would have occurred if Bush used this as a justification for Iraq?


8 posted on 09/08/2013 8:52:00 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Common-sense test? Oh, like 'climate change', amnesty for illegals, gun control, Obamacare and stimulus spending?

This administration has lots of things but 'common-sense' isn't one of them.

9 posted on 09/08/2013 8:52:24 AM PDT by JPG (Obama, Juan and Linda Do Syria.)
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To: cripplecreek
interfering will itself be a crime.

Only if you define "crime" as a transgression against written law.

If you would update your thinking to the 21st century, you'll see that "crime" now means "a transgression against common sense", where "common sense" means whatever the Democrats say it means.

10 posted on 09/08/2013 8:55:15 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Was that the same test that jailed the maker of that movie trailer that was supposedly the cause of the Middle Eastern flair ups?


11 posted on 09/08/2013 8:55:36 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Common sense says that if you have a commanding lead in a football game, there’s no need to throw a hail Mary pass down field.


12 posted on 09/08/2013 8:55:50 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: BarnacleCenturion
UN accuses Syrian rebels of carrying out sarin gas attacks which had been blamed on Assad’s troops

Clarification: this article is from 2013-05-06 -- after an earlier attack.

It will be interesting to see if the chemicals used in the latest attack matches the signature of the previous one.

13 posted on 09/08/2013 8:56:21 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Syrians were just conducting abortion, what a big deal !!


14 posted on 09/08/2013 8:56:33 AM PDT by jennychase
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Common Sense also tells us that, if Assad already had the upper hand, as almost all reports indicated, why would he use chemical weapons?


15 posted on 09/08/2013 8:56:52 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: BarnacleCenturion

How cute. A liberal talking about common sense. You know that means “even I can’t come up with anything remotely believable. “


16 posted on 09/08/2013 8:57:24 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Common sense says a white hispanic murdered Trayvon.


17 posted on 09/08/2013 8:57:53 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: tobyhill

Using the Common-Sense-Test, nobama and his minions would ALL be in prison or deported by now.


18 posted on 09/08/2013 8:58:23 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; All

Common sense???? Like lets tell the world a video caused Benghazi?


19 posted on 09/08/2013 8:59:23 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Viennacon

Common sense approach only because Miss Cleo wasn’t available...


20 posted on 09/08/2013 8:59:41 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Common sense..., the Obama White House...

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21 posted on 09/08/2013 9:00:28 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Well, WH makes some sense in terms of international law basics which is about to blame a government for any grave violation (or failure to counter it) within national borders but it is too much cynical to apply such a reasoning to a current Syrian situation and demand air strikes as a punishment.


22 posted on 09/08/2013 9:00:57 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Is this anything like the video common sense for Benghazi? One has to believe then, there is another video. It’s only common sense.


23 posted on 09/08/2013 9:02:33 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah, something like 119, 000 dead so far. Now we’re supposed to be up in arms (literally) over a few hundred more deaths? Dead is dead. I don’t think the other 118, 000 dead feel particularly glad they were shot, blown up, decapitated, etc. If you are going to act, act to make a difference, not just send a message. However, I don’t think we should do anything. Neither side is an ally. Neither side’s hands are clean. Neither side is deserving nor worthy of our support.


24 posted on 09/08/2013 9:04:29 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ColdOne

Common sense???
Like 6 Muslim bro advisors?
Like a video caused Benghazi?
Like the Fort Hood killings were workplace violence?
Like a Kenyan sodomite is a natural born citizen?
I’m all for common sense.


25 posted on 09/08/2013 9:05:05 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I used to think Obama would become only a minor skidmark in the panties of history. If he rejects Congress’ rejection of this bombing caper of his and goes ahead with it anyway, he will be forever known as OBOMBA. Let the impeachment begin.


26 posted on 09/08/2013 9:05:22 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of 0bama's America)
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To: Starboard

“Common sense says that if you have a commanding lead in a football game, there’s no need to throw a hail Mary pass down field.”

Bravo...was trying to think of a clever way to say exactly that!!!


27 posted on 09/08/2013 9:06:22 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
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28 posted on 09/08/2013 9:06:30 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.http://img849.imageshack.us/)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Proof that the Syrian government was behind the gas attack?


29 posted on 09/08/2013 9:06:54 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

‘Common-sense test’ tells me if the White House wants this then it will definitely hurt America.


30 posted on 09/08/2013 9:07:58 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: shove_it

IF little barry bastard boy bombs Syria, PERHAPS competent Syrians living in the US of A will frame a suitable personal response to be delivered to little bastard boy.


31 posted on 09/08/2013 9:09:41 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

They’ve already been protesting against Obama’s war in Detroit.


32 posted on 09/08/2013 9:15:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Weapons. Grade. Stupid.

I can’t believe an administration member is using that language to say we should bomb a country.

Common sense says this entire crew should be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail!


33 posted on 09/08/2013 9:16:02 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: ThunderSleeps
Now we’re supposed to be up in arms (literally) over a few hundred more deaths?

What about the hundreds killed by drug cartels in Mexico?

What about the killings and slaughter in various African nations?

Many of those have been recurring for centuries.

What about the dozens killed in CHICAGO since 2008?

Why do we, all of the sudden, have such a compelling interest in the Syrian civil war?


34 posted on 09/08/2013 9:16:50 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

From the leftist playbook: If the facts don’t help your argument state or imply your opponent is ignorant, dumb or lacks “common sense”.


35 posted on 09/08/2013 9:17:02 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Common sense with the Obama administration? Oh Puleeeezzze!


36 posted on 09/08/2013 9:18:01 AM PDT by dforest
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Common sense? Translation: we don’t have any evidence.


37 posted on 09/08/2013 9:18:34 AM PDT by jimjohn
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To: BarnacleCenturion
"Common sense" would require that you prove who actually used the Sarin. Kerry getting in high dudgeon about children being gassed and Congress being shown ugly pictures of gas victims does NOT constitute proof of who is the guilty party.

At Zero Hedge - High-Level U.S. Intelligence Officers: Syrian Government Didn’t Launch Chemical Weapons

The Obama administration has selectively used intelligence to justify military strikes on Syria, former military officers with access to the original intelligence reports say, in a manner that goes far beyond what critics charged the Bush administration of doing in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war.

According to these officers, who served in top positions in the United States, Britain, France, Israel, and Jordan, a Syrian military communication intercepted by Israel’s famed Unit 8200 electronic intelligence outfit has been doctored so that it leads a reader to just the opposite conclusion reached by the original report.

38 posted on 09/08/2013 9:19:14 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: TomGuy

We don’t. But apparently obama or his cohorts do. Wonder why, what he’s really after.


39 posted on 09/08/2013 9:19:15 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Common Sense indicates that Bammy is irresponsible.


40 posted on 09/08/2013 9:20:05 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BarnacleCenturion

"Do not link my phrase to this King-George poseur!"

41 posted on 09/08/2013 9:21:19 AM PDT by mikrofon (Paine-ful Observation)
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To: MHGinTN

Lots of photos from protests in Dearborn MI. Some muslims but the crowd looks to be primarily Christian.

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/08/watch_dearborn_protest_against.html


42 posted on 09/08/2013 9:22:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Common sense would suggest that Assad is not suicidal enough to risk the consequences of his chemical warfare attacks. However, Assad may not be entirely rational just now. We just don’t know with certainty.


43 posted on 09/08/2013 9:23:10 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: cripplecreek

My common sense says I don’t care who did it. We need to stay out of their civil war.......


44 posted on 09/08/2013 9:29:14 AM PDT by sheana
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Common sense test? This is beyond absurd.
Would it be common sense for Assad, who has the upper hand against the Al Queda rebels, to launch a gas attack against defenseless women & children and risk international military involvement against his regime?
Or, would it be common sense to expect a regime that has to contend with the roll out of 0-care, facing numerous scandals, and a declining economy to divert the public’s attention with a war?
There is no way I could ever trust the US regime on anything. What I think could have happened is that the US regime paid off a rogue member of Assad’s military to pull off the attack.


45 posted on 09/08/2013 9:32:55 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: sheana

Sadly I think we’ve extended the Syrian civil war far beyond it’s natural life by giving one side weapons they wouldn’t have without us. (Yes I think our government is lying when they say they haven’t armed the “rebels”)

I think Assad would have put it down within a year. He would have been brutal but it would have been done and people could have gone back to living their lives.


46 posted on 09/08/2013 9:34:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
“Seven countries in five years”

… Wesley Clark’s new memoir suggests that another war is part of a long-planned Department of Defense strategy that anticipated “regime change” by force in no fewer than seven Mideast states. Critics of the war have often voiced suspicions of such imperial schemes, but this is the first time that a high-ranking former military officer has claimed to know that such plans existed.[ 2007]

..‘Here’s the paper from the Office of the Secretary of Defense [then Donald Rumsfeld] outlining the strategy. We’re going to take out seven countries in five years.’ And he named them, starting with Iraq and Syria and ending with Iran.”

link

link, video

47 posted on 09/08/2013 9:36:28 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: BarnacleCenturion
White House: ‘Common-sense test’ makes Assad government to blame for Syrian chemical attack = we don't have any proof whatsoever to connect Assad to the gas attack

BTW, common sense tells us Assad had nothing to gain and everything to lose by attacking with gas.

Common sense also tells us the “rebel” insurgents, who were losing badly, had everything to gain by staging a false flag gas attack to force the United Stated to intervene on their behalf

48 posted on 09/08/2013 9:40:38 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: TomGuy
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/03/the-end-of-u-s-imperium-finally.html

Reason

49 posted on 09/08/2013 9:44:00 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: opentalk
so the "common sense test" would conclude that the rebels were funded and supplied by Obama at Benghazi

therefore Obama would be guilty of these heinous war crimes and should be facing a Nurenburg style trial.

willl Obama turn himself in ? or should the FBI turn him over to the international tribunal

50 posted on 09/08/2013 9:44:15 AM PDT by KTM rider
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