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  •  You mean I'd have to be naive... (5+ / 0-)

    to not know the CIA is already involved.

    I was alluding to the possibility of the U.S. intervening as far as chemical weapons are concerned.

    "Varying degrees of confidence" is a troubling statement. Ambiguous at best. Contrived at worst.

    "Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone" - John Maynard Keynes

    by markthshark on Mon May 06, 2013 at 05:30:54 AM PDT

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    •  That's a tough one (1+ / 0-)
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      not sure why the CIA would promote the use of sarin, since   chemical weapons of that type have little military value.

      Guess one would have to accept that they've become an out and out terrorist organization to therefore be promoting  its use, which is basically only effective against unsuspecting civilians.

      Maybe that's where the need for cynicism comes in.  For me, I actually don't need that much to accept that that's what they're doing.

    •  It's Not Behind the Scenes (3+ / 0-)
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      Obama administration officials have already acknowledged to the New York Times that the CIA is assisting Syrian rebels.

      With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to Syria’s opposition fighters in recent months, expanding a secret airlift of arms and equipment for the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, according to air traffic data, interviews with officials in several countries and the accounts of rebel commanders.

      The airlift, which began on a small scale in early 2012 and continued intermittently through last fall, expanded into a steady and much heavier flow late last year, the data shows. It has grown to include more than 160 military cargo flights by Jordanian, Saudi and Qatari military-style cargo planes landing at Esenboga Airport near Ankara, and, to a lesser degree, at other Turkish and Jordanian airports.

      As it evolved, the airlift correlated with shifts in the war within Syria, as rebels drove Syria’s army from territory by the middle of last year. And even as the Obama administration has publicly refused to give more than “nonlethal” aid to the rebels, the involvement of the C.I.A. in the arms shipments — albeit mostly in a consultative role, American officials say — has shown that the United States is more willing to help its Arab allies support the lethal side of the civil war.

      The CIA is involved.

      "I'll believe that corporations are people when I see Rick Perry execute one."

      by bink on Mon May 06, 2013 at 06:10:12 AM PDT

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      •  But there are soooo many possible degrees... (1+ / 0-)
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        of involvement.

        "Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone" - John Maynard Keynes

        by markthshark on Mon May 06, 2013 at 06:18:50 AM PDT

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