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CajunAngele
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Intercepted Calls Prove Syrian Army Used Nerve Gas, U.S. Spies Say


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Last Wednesday, in the hours after a horrific chemical attack east of Damascus, an official at the Syrian Ministry of Defense exchanged panicked phone calls with a leader of a chemical weapons unit, demanding answers for a nerve agent strike that killed more than 1,000 people. Those conversations were overheard by U.S. intelligence services, The Cable has learned. And that is the major reason why American officials now say they're certain that the attacks were the work of the Bashar al-Assad regime -- and why the U.S. military is likely to attack that regime in a matter of days.

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boosiebadazz
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This is one of those rare situations where there is no right move.

Every action (or even inaction) has a shitty outcome.


FenrirTheBeard
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Exactly. We need to stay the eff out.


oklahogjr
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I didn't think it was possible but this makes the story sound even fishier to me.


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re: Intercepted Calls Prove Syrian Army Used Nerve Gas, U.S. Spies Say
Sure, it might have been a lone general, but the buck stops with Assad, who might have ameliorated his own culpability by punishing the renegade and explaining the situation instead of obstructing and obfuscating.

Does Assad deserve to be bombed? Sure. Does Syria deserve to be bombed? I'm not so sure. Would it be wise to bomb Syria? I have no clue.


oklahogjr
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Sure, it might have been a lone general, but the buck stops with Assad, who might have ameliorated his own culpability by punishing the renegade and explaining the situation instead of obstructing and obfuscating.

now what if assad only learned about the attack on the news? Obama certainly couldn't hold him responsible then could he? considering his own track record of getting intelligence a little too late from the cable news networks.


Blaquebuete
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re: Intercepted Calls Prove Syrian Army Used Nerve Gas, U.S. Spies Say
Our track record on intelligence info isn't too aweful great. I was hoping this came from more reliable intel sorces like Israel.

It's sad to see these people go through this, but I think we need to stay the frick out of it; including financing etc...


FenrirTheBeard
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re: Intercepted Calls Prove Syrian Army Used Nerve Gas, U.S. Spies Say
The correct answer to your last question should be "no."

How long have democrats blamed Bush for the "senseless wars in the Middle East?" Now you have no clue whether the US should get involved in Syria? Sudden change of colors now that it is a president you support, it seems.


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This is one of those rare situations where there is no right move. Every action (or even inaction) has a shitty outcome.



You are right. So we should take the path that cost us nothing and stay out.


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Interception
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What is the point of attack if not regime change?

Assad can use propaganda and we only strengthen him. Obama was calling for regime change 2 years ago WTF?


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now what if assad only learned about the attack on the news? Obama certainly couldn't hold him responsible then could he? considering his own track record of getting intelligence a little too late from the cable news networks.



This is golden!


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FenrirTheBeard
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It's sad to see these people go through this, but I think we need to stay the frick out of it; including financing etc...


This is the point. It sucks. We know. We can't stop everyone from killing their own people overseas. Hell, we can't stop our citizens from killing each other. We need to stay out.


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NbamaTiger90
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This thread should be merged with CptBengal's. The UN has proof that the rebels launched the gas but the US has intercepted phone calls that suggest Assad launched the gas.


It's not like the Brotherhood has not been caught faking deaths lately.


CptBengal
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an official at the Syrian Ministry of Defense exchanged panicked phone calls with a leader of a chemical weapons unit, demanding answers for a nerve agent strike that killed more than 1,000 people


COuld he be demanding answers because they didnt use the gas?

Couldnt it be he was confused because they didnt use gas, and had no idea the rebels would?


Nah, Obama!


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Our track record on intelligence info isn't too aweful great. I was hoping this came from more reliable intel sorces like Israel.


Not that Israeli intel is more dependable than our own but I believe they also intercepted the same intel


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Dp
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Scruffy
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Not that Israeli intel is more dependable than our own but I believe they also intercepted the same intel
The fact that Israel agrees with us over this does not convince me at all.


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Not that Israeli intel is more dependable than our own but I believe they also intercepted the same intel



they also said Saddam had WMDs.

good god man


oklahogjr
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The fact that Israel agrees with us over this does not convince me at all.


Israel would say anything to get us to start bombing more people in that area of the world.


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