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Direct link between Assad and gas attack elusive for U.S.



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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the United States threatening to attack Syria, U.S. and allied intelligence services are still trying to work out who ordered the poison gas attack on rebel-held neighborhoods near Damascus.

No direct link to President Bashar al-Assad or his inner circle has been publicly demonstrated, and some U.S. sources say intelligence experts are not sure whether the Syrian leader knew of the attack before it was launched or was only informed about it afterward.

While U.S. officials say Assad is responsible for the chemical weapons strike even if he did not directly order it, they have not been able to fully describe a chain of command for the August 21 attack in the Ghouta area east of the Syrian capital.

It is one of the biggest gaps in U.S. understanding of the incident, even as Congress debates whether to launch limited strikes on Assad's forces in retaliation.


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Much of the U.S. claim that Assad is responsible was initially based on reports from witnesses, non-governmental groups and hours of YouTube videos.

U.S. officials have not presented any evidence to the public of scientific samples or intelligence information proving that sarin gas was used or that the Syrian government used it.

The United States has also not named any Syrian commanders it thinks gave the green light to fire gas-laden rockets into Ghouta.


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davesdawgs
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Direct link between Assad and gas attack elusive for U.S.



Translation: our intelligence relative to Syria is no better than what we had going into the Iraq war. Also, Putin/Russia and U.N. investigators have presented evidence that suggests that the rebels not the Assad regime were responsible for previous chemical attack. Just stop the madness and realize that intelligence within a hostile nation embroiled in a civil war involves many different factions and incidents. In other words it's a mess that's not easily sorted out which is the main reason we should stay out of it.






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S.E.C. Crazy
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ASK OBAMA





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TigerTattle
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U.S. officials say Assad is responsible for the chemical weapons strike even if he did not directly order it,


Well, well, well. Benghazi, IRS, etc., etc. Obama and his people were unaware, never heard of it, didn't know until they saw it on the news, so they aren't responsible. They're real quick to assign responsibility when another leader is involved, though. (not that Obama is a leader, imo)











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WW III begins over a YouTube video...





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papasmurf1269
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Wow,YouTube helps dictate our foreign policy now?





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los angeles tiger
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Well, consider that John Kerry accused his fellow Americans fighting in Vietnam of attrocities of Genghis Khan which were not true but bull shite stories from other lefties, it is to be expected that they may also tell lies about non-Americans as well.





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Well, consider that John Kerry accused his fellow Americans fighting in Vietnam of attrocities of Genghis Khan which were not true but bull shite stories from other lefties, it is to be expected that they may also tell lies about non-Americans as well.


I'm sick of this lying Obama Administration. I would not be surprised if some foreign country is paying Obama and Kerry to beat the war drums.

I trust Putin and the Pope on this Syria thing more than I trust the Chicago Mob POTUS Obama.






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