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  •  So it's not Chemical Weapons that are the (0+ / 0-)

    problem.. it's just the amount?

    Use a little = get support;  Use more = get bombed.

    The excuses for Obama's behavior have long since passed the point of predictability neccessary to qualify as an absurd production of Kabuki Theater.

    by Johnathan Ivan on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 11:48:32 AM PDT

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    •  My original comment had to do with (0+ / 0-)

      responsibiity for the Ghouta attack.

      You're attempting to take the conversation off in your own bizarre direction.

      Have fun.

      •  The Ghouta attack - the intel (0+ / 0-)
        "Contrary to the general impression in Congress and the news media, the Syria chemical warfare intelligence summary released by the Barack Obama administration Aug. 30 did not represent an intelligence community assessment, an IPS analysis and interviews with former intelligence officials reveals. The evidence indicates that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper culled intelligence analyses from various agencies and by the White House itself, but that the White House itself had the final say in the contents of the document.

        ... Former intelligence officials told IPS that that the paper does not represent a genuine intelligence community assessment but rather one reflecting a predominantly Obama administration influence. In essence, the White House selected those elements of the intelligence community assessments that supported the administration’s policy of planning a strike against the Syrian government force and omitted those that didn’t.

        In a radical departure from normal practice involving summaries or excerpts of intelligence documents that are made public, the Syria chemical weapons intelligence summary document was not released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence but by the White House Office of the Press Secretary."

        By Gareth Porter at IPS

        h/t Col. Pat Lang at Sic Semper Tyrannis

        In other words "cherry picked intel" not unlike that for Iraq's WMDs

        Orwell - "Political language ... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable"

        by truong son traveler on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 07:46:44 AM PDT

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