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  •  'Very pursuasive' (4+ / 0-)
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    Paleo, chuckvw, corvo, lysias

    Of what? That some sort of chemical attack happened or that it was done by Syrian government forces?

    Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

    by InAntalya on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 08:35:05 AM PDT

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    •  Yes (4+ / 0-)
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      That it happened does not say who did it, and how it was done.

      "When dealing with terrorism, civil and human rights are not applicable." Egyptian military spokesman.

      by Paleo on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 08:43:09 AM PDT

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    •  That it happened (1+ / 0-)
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      I agree that it would be important to find out who delivered the nerve gas, but is there any evidence that the rebels have access to this type of weapon, and the willingness to kill their own supporters?

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 07:27:23 PM PDT

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      •  Evidence - some would say yes. (1+ / 0-)
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        I would say that there are strong indications that al-Nusrah has access to such weapons and there are many instances where al-Nusrah has commited atrocities on civilian populations.

        And you wrote

        ... the willingness to kill their own supporters
        The civilians who are in the areas under al-Nusrah control may or may not be their supports.

        Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

        by InAntalya on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 09:34:12 PM PDT

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