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Offline flowers

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« on: August 26, 2013, 11:41:06 AM »


Offline Atomic Cow

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 01:02:08 PM »
Syria has had chemical weapons for decades, long before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Chemical weapons are a poor man's nukes, and is their counter balance to Israel's nuclear arsenal.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 01:29:08 PM »
Syria has had chemical weapons for decades, long before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Chemical weapons are a poor man's nukes, and is their counter balance to Israel's nuclear arsenal.

And it is perfectly plausible that the Syrian opposition grabbed some of these weapons in a successful raid.

It would be hard for Assad to make that public....it would be tantamount to the poor schmuck who calls 911 to report that somebody stole his marijuana.

That said, the Turkish authorities just captured a couple canisters of sarin gas in somebody's apartment....a rebel's apartment.

Ambassador Stevens met with the Turkish Ambassador that fateful night, just moments before the attack commenced.  They were going to ship weapons and arms and parts through Turkey for Assad's opposition.

Two plus two still equals four.
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 01:30:19 PM »
And it is perfectly plausible that the Syrian opposition grabbed some of these weapons in a successful raid.

More likely that somebody loaded up a few truckloads for some cash...


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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 01:36:18 PM »
More likely that somebody loaded up a few truckloads for some cash...

Yeah....it could be that simple.

But it sure wasn't Assad behind it.
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 07:37:12 AM »
I think they got them from George Bush through the vast right wing conspiracy. :silly:  Then the weapons were snuck to Syria through the Arctic where any liberal will tell you the ice is all gone because of global warming because Bush didn't sign the Kyoto Accords.   :woohoo:  Then the wealthy of this country combined their assets to finance a 1,000 truck convoy to Syria in the dead of night and the NSA was so busy monitoring nuns, retirement homes, day care centers, and churches they missed it. 88finger point
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 07:45:23 AM »
Assad is winning this war.  It would be illogical and entirely counter-productive for him to use chemical weapons at this point.  On the other hand, the west is panicked over the fact that Assad is winning, but cannot get involved without some pretext that justifies intervention.  So call me skeptical.

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