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U.S. says world cannot let Assad get away with chemical attack

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By Steve Holland and Catherine BremerAugust 30, 2013 7:02 PM



By Steve Holland and Catherine Bremer

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - The United States made clear on Friday that it would punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the "brutal and flagrant" chemical weapons attack that it says killed more than 1,400 people in Damascus last week.

"We cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale," President Barack Obama told reporters at the White House.

He said the United States was still in the planning process for a "limited, narrow" military response that would not involve "boots on the ground" or be open-ended. He set no timetable for action.

Secretary of State John Kerry said it was essential not to let Syria get away with the attack, partly as a sign to those who might consider using chemical weapons in the future.

"History would judge us all extraordinarily harshly if we turned a blind eye to a dictator's wanton use of weapons of mass destruction," Kerry said in a televised statement.

http://news.yahoo.com/britain-says-no-syria-intervention-u-considers-actions-015813806.html

Apparently these were just words as this is the latest in the Syrian saga!

Syria chemical weapons: the proof that Assad regime launching chlorine attacks on children

Syria chemical weapons: the proof that Assad regime launching chlorine attacks on children

Exclusive: Scientific analysis of samples from multiple gas attacks in Syria shows Assad regime still launching chemical weapons attacks on children, The Telegraph can reveal

By Ruth Sherlock, Gaziantep

4:30PM BST 29 Apr 2014

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President Bashar al-Assad is still using chemical weapons against civilians, a scientific analysis of samples from multiple gas attacks has shown.

In the first independent testing of its kind, conducted exclusively for The Telegraph, soil samples from the scene of three recent attacks in the country were collected by trained individuals known to this news organisation and analysed by a chemical warfare expert.

Our results show sizeable and unambiguous traces of chlorine and ammonia present at the site of all three attacks.

The use in war of “asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases” - both of which can be produced by chlorine and ammonia - is banned by the Geneva Protocol, of which Syria is a signatory.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10796175/Syria-chemical-weapons-the-proof-that-Assad-regime-launching-chlorine-attacks-on-children.html

Chemical weapons body to investigate claims of chlorine gas use in Syria

US and France believe gas has been used at least nine times since February, killing scores and wounding hundreds

The global body supervising the surrender of Syria's chemical weapons is to investigate fresh claims that a less dangerous – but still lethal – chlorine gas has been used in recent attacks on opposition areas.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/29/syria-chemical-weapons-chlorine-gas

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So how many can we let get gassed before it reaches terrible levels?

Because just one seems pretty ****** up to me.

WFW guesses we have to ask Putin since Obama let him take the Syrian situation out of his hands for him. Seems strange though considering his quote in the thread title. Then again, his redline meant nothing either? So your guess is as good as WFW at this point!

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In the words of Hilary Clinton, "What difference does it make?"

None. If you can back down from your redline and the quote he made it apparently makes no difference...WFWIJS'Jcool.png

Syria has said it would give up chemical weapons, as suggested by the Russians and after Secretary of State John Kerry floated the idea earlier this week – while President Obama remains cautious about whether such an initiative will succeed and vows to keep U.S. military forces ready.

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People being gassed and slaughtered? It is acceptable if doing something about it means your job approval rating would suffer. Just thinking...

One guesses the faculty lounge elitists snob (we all know who that is) has not found a far left link of lies to counteract this clusterfugg?biggrin.png

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One guesses the faculty lounge elitists snob (we all know who that is) has not found a far left link of lies to counteract this clusterfugg?

He can just use the same tactic as the administration. Recycle the initial lies regardless what the evidence clearly shows.

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He can just use the same tactic as the administration. Recycle the initial lies regardless what the evidence clearly shows.

Then when he does he claims victory and we're not allowed to dispute it? What a sad pathetic excuse for a human being this guy is huh?

Oh btw, back to the thread title, apparently the POTUS has accepted women and children being gassed! Maybe he'll blame old boltneck John Kerry for this clusterfugg!

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What a sad pathetic excuse for a human being this guy is huh?

I'm not willing to go that far, but he's obviously in way over his head as president of the United States.

His life's experience did not prepare him to take on this responsibility, nor did his professional experiences. I don't think he has ever had a real job where he had to provide any type of work product in his lifetime. It shows. Plus, he does not appear to learn from his experience. His performance today is not any better than it was on day one. People could argue that his effectiveness and performance is worse now. Of course that could be because he also lacks real leadership skills and can't pursuance people to follow his lead.

He needs a cool tune for his spirit.

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I'm not willing to go that far, but he's obviously in way over his head as president of the United States.

His life's experience did not prepare him to take on this responsibility, nor did his professional experiences. I don't think he has ever had a real job where he had to provide any type of work product in his lifetime. It shows. Plus, he does not appear to learn from his experience. His performance today is not any better than it was on day one. People could argue that his effectiveness and performance is worse now. Of course that could be because he also lacks real leadership skills and can't pursuance people to follow his lead.

He needs a cool tune for his spirit.

That comment wasn't directed at the POTUS. You have to reread the comments after your quote. The POTUS is just a man who wanted the top job in the US and he is doing what he thinks is best to move this country forward. Personally as a man WFW appreciates the fact we have a good decent family man in the white house that is doing what he thinks is right for the country. WFW has no ill will towards his as a man, just as the POTUS because the direction we are headed in is not one that is helping this country. AS you said he is in over his head and I am sure he probably wishes his term was over so he can get back to some normalcy in his life!

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That comment wasn't directed at the POTUS. You have to reread the comments after your quote. The POTUS is just a man who wanted the top job in the US and he is doing what he thinks is best to move this country forward. Personally as a man WFW appreciates the fact we have a good decent family man in the white house that is doing what he thinks is right for the country. WFW has no ill will towards his as a man, just as the POTUS because the direction we are headed in is not one that is helping this country. AS you said he is in over his head and I am sure he probably wishes his term was over so he can get back to some normalcy in his life!

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This is a thoughtful, well reasoned post.

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That comment wasn't directed at the POTUS. You have to reread the comments after your quote. The POTUS is just a man who wanted the top job in the US and he is doing what he thinks is best to move this country forward. Personally as a man WFW appreciates the fact we have a good decent family man in the white house that is doing what he thinks is right for the country. WFW has no ill will towards his as a man, just as the POTUS because the direction we are headed in is not one that is helping this country. AS you said he is in over his head and I am sure he probably wishes his term was over so he can get back to some normalcy in his life!

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who are you and what have you done with WFL?

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AS you said he is in over his head and I am sure he probably wishes his term was over so he can get back to some normalcy in his life!

I believe that he got caught up in the media hype surrounding him prior to his first campaign and actually started to believe he was qualified and prepared to be a great president as the media kept telling us.

Once he was elected, his inexperience and far left views caused many serious, effective people to back away from him and his appointments suffered because of this. Every mainstream, serious person appointed to a position of national importance left the administration as quickly as they reasonably could.

He is indecisive because of his inexperience and this does not inspire the people he's surrounded himself with. He has relied on this cult of personality to lead and that does not work. At some point one must demonstrate competence and wisdom. He possesses neither attribute at this point in his life.

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