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2013-06-15 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US: 100-150 Syrians Died From Assad's Use Of Chemical Weapons
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Posted by trailing wife 2013-06-15 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [507 views ]  Top

#1 How will champ screw this up? Let me count the ways.
Posted by Mikey Hunt 2013-06-15 01:03||   2013-06-15 01:03|| Front Page Top

#2 It's a distraction. Voters are stupid.
Posted by gorb 2013-06-15 01:12||   2013-06-15 01:12|| Front Page Top

#3 For some reason I'm remanded of "Hundreds of thousands dead Kosovars"
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-06-15 02:55||   2013-06-15 02:55|| Front Page Top

#4 Yes, this will drone on for some time now and baby rabbits killed. Never mention rebels having stuff
Posted by Dale 2013-06-15 05:41||   2013-06-15 05:41|| Front Page Top

#5 If you 'sign on' to the WMD theory, you must ask the next question which is exactly where did it come from, where was it manufactured? WMD coming from the former Saddam regime in Iraq would obviously not be the desired answer.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-06-15 05:45||   2013-06-15 05:45|| Front Page Top

#6 For years the Israeli assessment (as was the NATO assessment) was that Syria possessed CBWs; then when I lived there in the late 90s Israel stated publicly they had made a big mistake all along (really!) and there were no CBWs. So which is it lol, Iraqs fabricated WMD evidance is not that long ago remember and I also wouldn't put it past bent Islamic believers to do it to their own, as investment, religious sacrifice dumb lamb thinking.


Anyway these are Jihadis we are all talking about arming. These are the same people that beheaded Lee Rigby in Woolwich London. These people and their beliefs are in the same vein as the mujahideen the CIA so perfectly setup to attack NY in 2001.

Does this not worry anyone?

Sorry but for now I am with Russia’s thinking on this one. If we need to dismantle Iran and Hezbollah then using Syria as the proxy is not the method and is totally spineless, despicable and nonsense.

Posted by Cretinous Humongous 2013-06-15 06:03||   2013-06-15 06:03|| Front Page Top

#7 Cret Hum, Don't give the Syrian rebels enough weapons to win, just enough to not lose too quickly. And don't include anything you cannot readily defend yourself against. Buy up some AK-47s and ammo for them.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-06-15 08:23||   2013-06-15 08:23|| Front Page Top

#8 "just enough to not lose too quickly" Ditto that. Rebels are a hodgepodge of people from all over the world. Better to draw the baddies there in a waisted effort. What are they fighting for. Those from England and Norway have got to be thinking for themselves about now. Poorly supplied and poorly directed. Easy to get in but I'd bet impossible to get out, alive.
Posted by Dale 2013-06-15 08:45||   2013-06-15 08:45|| Front Page Top

#9 I second the "just enough to not lose too quickly" motion. Think of it as operation Flypaper, phase II.

With any kind of luck at all, we can keep this disaster going and chewing up the jihadis for say, 20 years or so. Like Lebanon.

Posted by Nguard 2013-06-15 09:13||   2013-06-15 09:13|| Front Page Top

#10 How can Ben Rhodes be so certain of Syrian chemical weapons when they say they don't know zip about Benghazi, the IRS, Aye Pee, James Rossen, Fast and Furious, and the No Such Agency snooping? Like the public, they read about it in the newspapers or saw it on T.V.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-06-15 10:00||   2013-06-15 10:00|| Front Page Top

#11 This would be a non-issue if they were consulate employees.
Posted by Yosemite Sam 2013-06-15 10:47||   2013-06-15 10:47|| Front Page Top

#12 There is no reason this glorious fight can't go on and on and on....

To steal a phrase....

Go, go Shia bastards
Go, go Sunni scum.

/g(r).


Posted by Shipman 2013-06-15 11:22||   2013-06-15 11:22|| Front Page Top

#13 The US on on side. Russia on the other. A nasty, intractable civil war...
Posted by Dopey Sinatra9196 2013-06-15 15:40||   2013-06-15 15:40|| Front Page Top

#14 Operation Clusterf***-3
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-06-15 19:21||   2013-06-15 19:21|| Front Page Top

23:32 Skidmark
23:13 Dale
22:46 KBK
22:15 3dc
21:51 trailing wife
21:49 trailing wife
21:47 Besoeker
21:22 Procopius2k
21:22 trailing wife
21:19 trailing wife
21:13 CrazyFool
20:37 rjschwarz
20:33 rjschwarz
20:32 Uncle Phester
20:17 phil_b
20:08 Redneck Jim
20:07 Procopius2k
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19:59 Redneck Jim
19:51 Redneck Jim
19:43 lex
19:27 Uncle Phester
19:21 Alaska Paul
19:10 Uncle Phester

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