Did Syria Use Chemical Weapons?

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Re: Did Syria Use Chemical Weapons?

Postby Sparky of SoCal » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:22 am

Same problem when Bush declared Iraq had chemicals and used them against his civilian population. The lack of intel is always a problem when we depend on others or or intel from the sky. Agree if Trump knew for a fact there was nothing and still lit the fuse, bad news. I do think Syria has the gas that was smuggled out of Iraq before the NATO moved in during the first Gulf war. I have no problems believing the King would also use it or has used it.Why would he not? Until Trump moved into the White House who cared enough to do anything?
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Re: Did Syria Use Chemical Weapons?

Postby mrfish » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:43 am

Sparky of SoCal wrote:Same problem when Bush declared Iraq had chemicals and used them against his civilian population. The lack of intel is always a problem when we depend on others or or intel from the sky. Agree if Trump knew for a fact there was nothing and still lit the fuse, bad news. I do think Syria has the gas that was smuggled out of Iraq before the NATO moved in during the first Gulf war. I have no problems believing the King would also use it or has used it.Why would he not? Until Trump moved into the White House who cared enough to do anything?

Other people have made this point, but it is worth repeating. There is no logical way that Asaad would use chemical weapons. It provides him with absolutely no strategic advantage. It only provides an excuse for the USA to respond militarily. This was true several years ago and it was true in April. The only people willing to believe that Asaad would make such a stupid move are those brainwashed by lame stream mass media.
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Re: Did Syria Use Chemical Weapons?

Postby Sparky of SoCal » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:31 pm

mrfish wrote:
Sparky of SoCal wrote:Same problem when Bush declared Iraq had chemicals and used them against his civilian population. The lack of intel is always a problem when we depend on others or or intel from the sky. Agree if Trump knew for a fact there was nothing and still lit the fuse, bad news. I do think Syria has the gas that was smuggled out of Iraq before the NATO moved in during the first Gulf war. I have no problems believing the King would also use it or has used it.Why would he not? Until Trump moved into the White House who cared enough to do anything?

Other people have made this point, but it is worth repeating. There is no logical way that Asaad would use chemical weapons. It provides him with absolutely no strategic advantage. It only provides an excuse for the USA to respond militarily. This was true several years ago and it was true in April. The only people willing to believe that Asaad would make such a stupid move are those brainwashed by lame stream mass media.


I agree with you up to a point. Syria could gas all he wanted while Mr Obama was running the show. The world knew he would do nothing to stop it. Syria today must think twice and then hide behind Putins coat tails before they gas. Syria has had their test run and now today understand there is a new sheriff in town.
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Re: Did Syria Use Chemical Weapons?

Postby shadylady » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:58 am

BREAKING Zakharova: US is preparing fake chemical attack in order to bomb Syrian forces
I'm convinced that Trump was fully aware that the Syrians did not use chemical weapons last April, but he's quite predictably adopted the same agenda that Bush and Obama pushed in the Middle East. This talk of a "new sheriff in town" is ridiculous. Trump has conformed completely to the ways of Obama and Bush. He's bought into the Neocon agenda. Any excuse is a good enough excuse if it allows him to grandstand and show how important and powerful he is. By joining in with the mainstream in Washington he greatly reduces his opposition and increases his popularity. Trump is a vain and shallow person and he has no deep-seated sense of ethics or morality. (That said, Hillary Clinton would have been worse, but for different reasons.)
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Re: Did Syria Use Chemical Weapons?

Postby CrustyOldFart » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:18 am

At this point it seems pretty obvious that Trump jumped the gun when he bombed Syria for something that they didn't do. There will be no apologies or any of that, but curiously enough, Syria has been more or less out of the news for awhile. More attention has been paid to North Korea and Afghanistan as of late. Embarrassing to have bombed someone for something they didn't do, but, oh well, these things happen! LOL
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