Skip to comments.Hagel Warns Israel Over Syrian Chemical Weapons Allegations
Posted on 04/24/2013 2:33:26 PM PDT by Nachum
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged caution Wednesday over an Israeli claim that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons, saying all evidence must be weighed carefully as such allegations are "serious business".
Hagel indicated he had been caught off guard by claims from an Israeli general this week that Syria had fired chemical agents against rebels in recent months, the AFP news agency reported.
"When I was in Israel they did not give me that assessment. I guess it wasn't complete," Hagel told reporters in Cairo on a tour of the Middle East that included a three-day visit to Israel.
The United States has warned any use or transfer of chemical weapons would cross a "red line" and possibly trigger military action.
Britain and France also suspect Syria has used chemical weapons but Hagel said American intelligence agencies were still evaluating information and were not yet convinced.
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The Israelis don’t seem to have quite got the hang of Obama’s allegiances.
America is now a friend of all Moslem terrorists.
Just like we had to “not jump to any conclusions about the Boston terrorist attack”?
They can all bite me. Then go straight back to hell.
Thank the Muslim WH and the MB.
I have decided Carney is a Muslim, too.
Everyone should know whose “side” the United States has been on since November 4, 2008.Hint: It is not the American and it is not Israel’s. Answer: It is the muslim’s.
Yet another of Obozo’s lousy choices for cabinet members rears his ugly agenda.
“US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged caution Wednesday over an Israeli claim that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons, saying all evidence must be weighed carefully as such allegations are “serious business”. “
Let’s parse this out. Obama said that Syrian use of chemical weapons would be “a red line in the sand.” Now Israel has doubtless given irrefutable evidence to the CIA indicating the red line has been passed. Obama has done and will do nothing. So, they’re coming down on Israel to keep Israel from making Obama look like exactly what he is; an empty shirt. (Possibly, empty pants.)
It’s easy enough to pick out chemical weapons use even from orbit, so if they have been used we can be certain that it was discussed in one of the intelligence briefings that Obama skipped.
Now, realistically, what would the US do? Isn’t going after WMD’s what got Bush so badly damaged by the press? (BTW, they were moved across the border into Syria.)
Or what? Will he write them a latter telling him how upset he is?
...it will be time for another sternly worded letter.
Hey, that's kinda catchy!
Time for a little wag the dog action.
seems i “knew” somebdy in syria was using chemical weapons a few months back.
Who ya gonna trust? USA or Israel.
Door #2, since USG mis-represents USA but well represents evil, in many forms.
“seems i knew somebdy in syria was using chemical weapons a few months back.”
The whole thing is getting slow-rolled by the press. They protect Obama better than the Secret Service. But now, most likely, Israel is threatening to go more public. New players are involved in Obama’s regime. The new player’s story’s haven’t been coordinated very well. All of this would be better handled without telling the press anything. Since it isn’t then the press release is meant to reassure other players in the neighborhood. Message, we’ve got a lid on Israel.
Israel should tell Hagel to shut his freaking pie hole.
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