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international > A ‘moral obscenity’: Kerry says evidence of Syria chemical attack ‘undeniable’ in most forceful statement yet

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Monday that there was “undeniable” evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack in Syria, toughening the Obama administration’s criticism of Bashar Assad’s regime and outlining a justification for possible U.S. military action.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/08/...


message 2: by Robert (last edited Aug 28, 2013 11:01PM) (new)

Robert Zwilling There is no doubt chemical weapons were used, the question is who fired them. I hope there is some kind of technical evidence that shows where the missiles were launched from and who was launching them. Those weapons could have been taken from government control at any time over the last 2 years and anyone could have them now playing both sides against each other.

Bashar Al Assad's Brother May Have Ordered Last Week's Chemical Weapons Attack

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/maher-...


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Robert Zwilling Intelligence on weapons no 'slam dunk'

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-sources-inte...


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Naomi V (naomi_v) | 432 comments shouldn't the citizens of the US (and the other countries suckered into invading Iraq) be extremely circumspect about evidence of chemical weapons? in which agency, exactly, should we have complete confidence? and what will some short-term, limited-strike attack on Syria accomplish? i do not understand why our government feels it necessary to intervene in Syria's civil war and not every other civil war in the world.


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Lisa (lisarosenbergsachs) | 424 comments If there's any good reason to invade Syria, it escapes me. We need to all write to our Congresspeople and Senators and urge them to vote NO. A simple e-mail will do. They just count how many for and how many against. http://recipesforabetterworld.blogspo...


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Robert Zwilling It is suppose to be to punish people who use chemical and biological weapons and for no other reason. Of course there are exceptions (Iraq vs Iran) except when Iraq used it on its own citizens. But now we find out that this has happened many many times, so apparently there is a threshold to make the event count.


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Naomi V (naomi_v) | 432 comments there isn't even conclusive evidence that chemical weapons were used.


message 8: by Robert (new)

Robert Zwilling I don't really know of any other way of 1400 women and children dropping dead like that.


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Naomi V (naomi_v) | 432 comments i think there are still unanswered questions:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-...


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