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  •  Assad has already moved/hidden (5+ / 0-)

    any thing he can. It's not like this is time sensitive......anymore.

    •  If this is going on, the inspectors will know (2+ / 0-)
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      This is what they do.

      Small varmints, if you will.

      by aztecraingod on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 02:38:49 PM PDT

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    •  from day one (22+ / 0-)

      it was clear that we wouldn't bomb the stockpiles, so that was moot to begin with. from day one, it also was claimed this would be a limited, targeted strike. which would accomplish what?

      a limited strike leaves assad in power, leaves his military largely intact, doesn't take out the chemical weapons, and of course very possibly kills more civilians. so assad is "punished" how?

      anything that goes farther, that destabilizes assad or goes for full regime change, opens a pandora's box that quickly spirals out of our control, leads to even more civilian suffering, and leaves the chemical weapons unsecured. unless there is a large u.s. troop presence on the ground.

      none of this makes any sense. it's extremely poorly thought out, and the urgency raises so many questions.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 02:40:54 PM PDT

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    •  Sure... (0+ / 0-)

      Clapper told us that about Saddam, too.

      http://www.nytimes.com/...

      Spy Agency Chief Suggests Iraqis Shipped Out Weapons
      By DOUGLAS JEHL
      Published: October 28, 2003

      WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 — The director of an American spy agency said today that he believed that material from Iraq's illicit weapons program had been transported into Syria and perhaps other countries as part of an effort by Iraqis to disperse and destroy evidence immediately before the war last spring.

      The official, James R. Clapper, Jr., a retired lieutenant general, said that satellite intelligence showing a heavy flow of traffic from Iraq into Syria just before the American-led invasion in March had led him to conclude "unquestionably" that illicit weapons material was moved outside of Iraq.

      "I think people below the Saddam Hussein-and-his-sons level saw what was coming and decided the best thing to do was to destroy and disperse," said General Clapper, who heads the National Imagery and Mapping Agency.

      Maybe if it turns out they can't find them in Syria, Clapper will inform us after the fact that they MOVED THEM TO IRAN!!!!!!!

      They actually sent that paid liar bastard up to capitol hill to help whip the vote for the war this week.  They have no shame.

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