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  • Syrian defector: Of course Assad kept hundreds of tons of chemical weapons

    04/17/2017 3:00:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Hot ^ | April 17, 2017 | ED Morrissey
    Get ready for more red-lining from Bashar al-Assad. Despite claims from Russia and the Syrian dictator himself that he fully disarmed his chemical-weapons program, a high-ranking defector tells the UK Telegraph that Assad still has hundreds of tons of those munitions stockpiled for use by his military. General Zaher al-Sakat says that includes sarin gas, the munitions used against a village in Idlib province that provoked a military strike from the US in reprisal (via Guy Benson): President Bashar al-Assad continues to retain hundreds of tonnes of his country’s chemical stockpile after deceiving United Nations inspectors sent in to dismantle...
  • Iraq: IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

    04/15/2017 9:17:10 AM PDT · by Vostok-1 · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 15, 2017, 8:45 AM ET | Qassim Abdul-zahra
    An Iraqi military officer says Islamic State militants have launched a gas attack in a newly-liberated area in western Mosul.
  • Throwback Thursday: In 2013, Chris Matthews Said Hitler Never Used Chemical Weapons [VIDEO]

    04/14/2017 5:28:11 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 12 replies
    Sean Spicer has spent the past two days apologizing for saying that Adolf Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons. Unfortunately for MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, that led to people remembering he’d said said the exact same thing back in 2013. In an August 27, 2013 appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Matthews seemed displeased with Obama’s “red-line” policy in Syria and offhandedly mentioned that Hitler “didn’t use chemical weapons.” “We didn’t use [chemical weapons] in World War II, Hitler didn’t use them,” Matthews said at the time. “But we don’t use chemical weapons. That’s no deal.” Matthews then pondered what could stop a...
  • Syria Accuses US Of Hitting ISIS Chemical Weapons Depot Killing Hundreds; Russia Sends Drones

    04/13/2017 8:03:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/13/2017
    Update 2:  The Pentgaon has admitted to mistakenly killing 18 Syrians in an airstrike on April 11th... U.S.-LED COALITION AIR STRIKE IN SYRIA MISTAKENLY KILLED 18 SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES PERSONNEL ON APRIL 11 -PENTAGON - CENTCOM says strike near Taqbah accidentally killed 18 Syrian Democratic Forces fighters on April 11. Had been identified as ISIS position.— Erin Cunningham (@erinmcunningham) April 13, 2017   Update 1: Russia has reportedly dispatched drones to the area to confirm Syria's reports. The Russian military said that it has no information confirming the reports of death as a result of the US-led coalition's...
  • Obama Claimed 'All' of Syria's Chemical Weapons Had Been Eliminated (Lies, Nothing But Lies!!!)

    04/13/2017 4:47:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | April 13, 2017 | Larry Elder
    The Obama administration claimed that it negotiated with Syria and Russia to eliminate "100 percent" of Syria's chemical weapons. After President Barack Obama's 2012 "red line" warning to Syria about using chemical weapons, Syria launched a chemical attack in August 2013. But U.S. military action was avoided by the alleged Russian/American/Syrian diplomatic accomplishment, achieved without "firing a shot." Here's what we were told: President Obama, on April 28, 2014: "We're getting chemical weapons out of Syria without having initiated a strike." Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., crowed on June 1, 2014: "We're getting the chemical weapons out of Syria." And Sen....
  • Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz slams ‘hypocrisy’ of DNC for politicizing Sean Spicer gaffe

    04/12/2017 4:41:39 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12 | Jessica Chasmar
    Alan Dershowitz, a prominent Harvard Law School professor and liberal author, slammed the Democratic National Committee as hypocritical for politicizing White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s Hitler gaffe while ignoring its own problem with anti-Semitism. Mr. Dershowitz said on “CNN Tonight” that he’s willing to give Mr. Spicer “a pass” after the press secretary initially suggested during a briefing Tuesday, which also marked Passover, that Adolf Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons during WWII. “What happened here is the guy screwed up,” Mr. Dershowitz said, according to a clip published by Real Clear Politics. “He apologized, and he apologized from his...
  • Nikki Haley: It’s ‘long past time for Russia to stop covering for Assad’

    04/12/2017 3:34:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot ^ | April 12, 2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley gave a speech today in which she sharply criticized Russia, saying it was “long past time” for them to stop covering for the Assad regime in Syria. “To my colleagues from Russia, you are isolating yourselves from the international community every time one of Assad’s planes drop another barrel bomb on civilians and every time Assad tries to starve another community to death,” Haley said. “People, not just in the West but across the Middle East and the world are speaking out against Assad’s brutality,” she said. She continued, “It is long...
  • 'I apologize, It was a mistake' Sean Spicer grovels amid mounting calls for him to quit (Tr.)

    04/11/2017 6:13:15 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 137 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-11-2017 | David Martosko
    Press Secretary Sean Spicer went on CNN to fight for his job after favorably comparing Adolf Hitler with Bashar al-Assad at today's White House briefing. Spicer had said unlike the Syrian strongman, the 1940s Nazi dictator 'didn't even sink to ... using chemical weapons,' leaving reporters in disbelief and causing some critics to call for his head. 'I apologize, it was a mistake to do that,' Spicer said to the network's Wolf Blitzer, whose own parents survived the Holocaust. Blitzer's paternal grandparents were killed by the Nazis at Auschwitz.
  • White House's Spicer stumbles over Hitler reference

    04/11/2017 2:00:12 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies ^ | 4/11/17 | afp
    Washington (AFP) - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer got himself in hot water Tuesday when he appeared to -- at least momentarily -- forget the Holocaust, suggesting Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons on his own people. Speaking about a chemical attack in Syria which the US blames on Bashar al-Assad, Donald Trump's high-profile spokesman said: "You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons." His comments, on the first day of the Jewish festival of Passover, brought looks of astonishment from the assembled White House press corps, who offered Spicer a...
  • I Survived a Sarin Gas Attack

    04/10/2017 3:34:49 AM PDT · by billorites · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2017 | Kassem Eid
    On Aug. 21, 2013, I woke up in the dark around 4:45 a.m., struggling to breathe. My eyes were burning, my head was throbbing, and my throat was blocked. I was suffocating. I tried to inhale but all I heard was a horrible rasping sound as my throat closed up. An unbearable pain drummed in my head. The world began to blur. I pounded my chest but couldn’t breathe. My heart seemed about to explode. Suddenly, my windpipe opened. A gust of air pierced my lungs. Needles seemed to stab my eyes. A searing pain clawed at my stomach. I...
  • Hillary Clinton: We Can't Protect Syrian Babies While Banning Refugees

    04/09/2017 6:03:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 7, 2017 | Alana Abramson
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton weighed in on the United States' airstrikes in Syria Friday, saying it was hypocritical to lament the loss of innocent Syrian children in chemical attacks while simultaneously forbidding those those children from entering the United States. Clinton criticized President Donald Trump's attempts to ban Syrian refugees from the U.S. She also emphasized the attacks need to be accompanied by a plan to end Syria's civil war, which the country has been embroiled in since 2011, when she was Secretary of State....
  • Susan Rice Lied About Syria Chemical Weapons

    04/09/2017 1:41:05 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-09-17 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The chemical weapon attack by the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad on the rebel-held town Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province on April 4 once again underscores what a foreign policy failure President Obama was and what a serial liar Susan Rice is. On January 16, 2017, Rice, who served as U.N. Ambassador during Obama’s first term and was rewarded for her Benghazi lies with the post of National Security Advisor, where she could be compelled to testify before Congress, Gave what amounted to an exit interview with NPR. During the interview she crowed about the Obama administration’s success in eliminating...
  • Tillerson: Russia 'Incompetent and Out-Maneuvered by Assad'

    04/09/2017 1:07:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 81 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 9, 2017 | AP
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says there's no "hard evidence" of Russian involvement in Syria's chemical bomb attack, but charges Moscow's been "incompetent" and "out-maneuvered" by Bashar al-Assad. In an interview with ABC News' "This Week" aired Sunday, Tillerson said in his visit to Russia this week, he'll call upon Moscow "to fulfill the obligation it made to the international community when it agreed to be the guarantor of the elimination of the chemical weapons." "Why Russia has not been able to achieve that is unclear to me," he said. "I don't draw conclusions of complicity at all. But clearly,...
  • PolitiFact Changes Its 'Mostly True' Rating for John Kerry's 2014 Claim About Chemical Weapons in S

    04/09/2017 10:14:07 AM PDT · by null and void · 14 replies
    ijr ^ | 4/8/17 | Parker Lee 20 hours ago
    <p>Back in July 2014, then-Secretary of State John Kerry announced that his department “got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out” of Syria.</p> <p>Following Tuesday's horrific chemical attack on the Syrian city of Khan Sheikhoun — which reportedly left over 80 people, including scores of children, dead — those claims have come under close national scrutiny.</p>
  • Obama Administration Knew Syria Still Had Chemical Weapons, Despite Saying Otherwise

    04/08/2017 6:38:53 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies ^ | Mark Hemingway
    National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster delivered remarks in Florida today to give some background on the strikes against Syria Thursday. He made one curious comment that raises a lot of troubling questions: And the one thing that I will tell you though, there was an effort to minimize—to minimize risk to third-country nationals at that airport—I think you read Russians from that—but that—and we took great pains to try to avoid that. Of course, in any kind of military operation, there are no guarantees. And then there were also measures put in place to avoid hitting what we believe is...
  • Tragedy and Reaction in 2017 Syria

    04/07/2017 11:15:44 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 7, 2017 AD | John F Di Leo
    What do we know about the modern Middle East, particularly the “hot zones” like Syria, the Gaza Strip, and Iraq? We know that people die before their time. Old people, young people, children, even babies. Innocent or guilty, they’re all targets of the Islamic jihadists’ war for the control of their regions, and ultimately, the world. In Syria, for example, where we have been horrified at the murders of little children by an apparent chemical weapon attack allegedly committed at the order of Bashir al-Assad, we must remember how other children were killed the very same week, even the very...
  • In January, Susan Rice Assured NPR the Obama Admin Removed Chemical Weapons From Syria

    04/07/2017 4:17:59 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 25 replies ^ | APR 06, 2017
    Back in January in an in interview with NPR, Obama national security adviser Susan Rice was still touting the Obama administration's success at removing chemical weapons in Syria: "We were able to find a solution that didn't necessitate the use of force that actually removed the chemical weapons that were known from Syria, in a way that the use of force would never have accomplished." Between her dubious public statements on Benghazi, the Bowe Bergdahl desertion, her recent denial that she knew anything about unmasking Trump officials' identities in intelligence reports, and now this—it would seem Rice has a real...
  • A History of Chemical Weapons in Syria

    04/07/2017 9:29:45 AM PDT · by semaj · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 6, 2017 | Morgan Winsor
    Reports of the first mass use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime began four years ago amid the country’s ongoing conflict. In March 2013, both sides in the Syrian Civil War traded accusations over a gas attack that killed dozens of people, including government soldiers, in Khan al-Assal, a district of Aleppo city in northern Syria. An investigation by the United Nations later concluded that sarin nerve gas was used in the attack, but the international body did not identify a culprit. ...In August 2013, Syrian government forces were accused of using chemical weapons against rebel-held suburbs...
  • Here’s The Pentagon’s Evidence Assad Used Chemical Weapons

    04/07/2017 6:40:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 99 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation | April 7, 2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    The Pentagon released a map Thursday that reportedly shows the flight pattern of a Syrian aircraft that dropped chemical weapons on civilians Tuesday. The map was released hours after President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. military to fire 59 Tomahawk missiles at a northern Syrian airbase, in retaliation for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s attack.
  • Syria's government was supposed to have gotten rid of its chemical weapons in 2014. What happened?

    04/07/2017 4:59:43 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 6, 2017 | Matt Pearce
    Shortened title. Full title: Syria's government was supposed to have gotten rid of its chemical weapons in 2014. So what happened? There’s a mystery at the heart of an apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria this week: Syria’s government, suspected of carrying out the attack, was supposed to have gotten rid of all its chemical weapons in 2014. A year earlier, President Obama said Syria had crossed a “red line” by allegedly using sarin gas near Damascus and Aleppo, killing at least 100 to 150 people. But rather than take military action, Obama agreed to a Russian deal to dismantle...