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  •  I am outraged that chemical weapons were used (0+ / 0-)

    by the rebels.   Because it is very obvious that the rebels and NOT Assad used them.    

    •  Whoa (0+ / 0-)

      I thought we were the reality abased community. It is not obvious to me. Would be kind enough to provide me with evidence?

      “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” - Winston Chuchill

      by se portland on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 04:55:24 PM PDT

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      •  Could you provide evidence that Assad used them? (1+ / 0-)
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        Dont think so.  

        Here is why I am convinced the rebels did that: Assad was winning big time the last 3-4 weeks using conventional weapons.   He did not need to use chemicals.   But lets assume that Assad really wanted to use chemical weapons.   There is no way on earth that he would use them 1 day after the UN inspectors went in his country to investigate a previous incident.   No matter how terrible the Assad regime is, Assad is not suicidal or stupid.   He would never use chemical weapons with the UN inspectors for chemical weapons within his country.   He would have simply waited a couple of days until they were gone and then do it.   It makes much more sense that one of the various rebels groups used the chemical weapons against another group (they hate each other any way) and they did it in such way to incriminate Assad and provoke an intervention.

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