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GumboPot
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AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"

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The official conceded that there is no proof listed in the report tying Assad personally to ordering the attack, but the official also said there was no mention in the report of the possibility that a rogue element could have been responsible.


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So while Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that links between the attack and the Assad government are "undeniable," U.S. intelligence officials are not so certain that the suspected chemical attack was carried out on Assad's orders, or even completely sure it was carried out by government forces, the officials said.


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Ideally, the White House seeks intelligence that links the attack directly to Assad or someone in his inner circle to rule out the possibility that a rogue element of the military decided to use chemical weapons without Assad's authorization. Another possibility that officials would hope to rule out: that stocks had fallen out of the government's control and were deployed by rebels in a callous and calculated attempt to draw the West into the war.


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This news has to sadden the war mongers.


Jbird
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that a rogue element could have been responsible.


Didn't know the IRS was involved.


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elprez00
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
So what happens when we bomb the wrong people?


NbamaTiger90
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
This will not make the administration happy.


NC_Tigah
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
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AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
But let's weaken him with a missile attack anyway. That way he'll have less ability to control his field commanders. They can pop some more gas. Then we can weaken Assad further. And so it geauxs.


GumboPot
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
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So what happens when we bomb the wrong people?


Say, "oops we're sorry"?


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HailToTheChiz
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
Ww3 oops


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Aubie Spr96
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I don't think this is going to matter.


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TrueTiger
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
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So what happens when we bomb the wrong people?



you know this

collateral damage, etc., etc.,etc.


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constant cough
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
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AP: US "intelligence



AP or US intelligence, I'm not sure which is more believable.


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Taxing Authority
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
But.... We were assured...

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Whereas Saddam's actionable violations were conjectural or goaded by American warmongers, Assad's are actual and evident


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Nonetheless
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
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So what happens when we bomb the wrong people?


We bomb the wrong people all the time with drone strikes. Nothing happens. Nothing will happen.


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cajunangelle
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It was a few rogue people that will surely plead the fifth.


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GumboPot
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
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This will not make the administration happy.


Actually I think it does make them happy. Believe it or not, I do believe the Obama administration does not want to enter into another ME conflict. If it is determined that the chemical weapons were used by a low level commander or by the rebels to goad the West into a conflict and not under Assad's authority , the administration has a clear out. A clear out from that stupid "red line" box that Obama painted himself into.


Radiojones
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
This is becoming like a bad Abbot & Costello routine. I hope that someone slows everyone the heck down and finds out who is really responsible before we jump into another war.


GumboPot
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
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This is becoming like a bad Abbot & Costello routine. I hope that someone slows everyone the heck down and finds out who is really responsible before we jump into another war.



That is really funny...not laughing at the seriousness of the situation. Just laughing at our Keystone Cop foreign policy.


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GumboPot
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
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But let's weaken him with a missile attack anyway. That way he'll have less ability to control his field commanders.


Why?

Why is Syria a threat to the US?

In fact, the Assad regime seems like the best alternative for the Christians in Syria. The other likely alternative is rebel rule and that means sharia law. Not good for Christians.
This post was edited on 8/29 at 11:43 am


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Putty
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
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This will not make the administration happy.


Actually I think it does make them happy. Believe it or not, I do believe the Obama administration does not want to enter into another ME conflict. If it is determined that the chemical weapons were used by a low level commander or by the rebels to goad the West into a conflict and not under Assad's authority , the administration has a clear out. A clear out from that stupid "red line" box that Obama painted himself into.


my thoughts exactly on reading the link...oh, our bad, we'll just stand down now...but it's not because Obama's a do-nothing blowhard, we just had bad information.


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wilfont
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
I think once a red line has been drawn there's no takey backy.


Lima Whiskey
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re: AP: US "intelligence...doubts Assad himself ordered the strike"
The IC is leaking like crazy.


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