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  •  It also assumes Assad used chemical weapons (2+ / 0-)
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    3goldens, onionjim

    which my understanding has not been proven conclusively.  Rather information indicates that he had little incentive to use chemical weapons while others seeking his overthrow had every reason to.

    •  If he signs... (2+ / 0-)
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      JesseCW, 3goldens

      Isn't that the condition they're looking for to preempt an attack?

      Syria signing the treaty would be at least a good symbolic start.

      Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

      by Phoenix Rising on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:22:38 AM PDT

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    •  No (0+ / 0-)

      There are two options:
      The data is being faked by a conspiracy or

       the evidence is overwhelming that Assad did it.  I know it is a big ask for people to look at, but Assad had significant motivations to use CW here.  Weeks of attacks with conventional weapons had failed to dislodge rebels from the eastern suburbs from where they threaten the capital while the bulk of the army is away fighting in Homs.

      The CT theory has precious little behind it except to point to Iraq, ignoring the obvious fact tha Bush wanted war while Obama has been strongly resisting military action for years

      •  Scrying the true desires of a Presidents (0+ / 0-)

        innermost heart of hearts.

        Now, that's reality based.

        "But the traitors will pretend / that it's gettin' near the end / when it's beginning" P. Ochs

        by JesseCW on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:48:31 AM PDT

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