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View Diary: Radio intercepts convince German intel that Assad neither ordered nor approved the chemical attack (320 comments)

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  •  Whether Assad was personally responsible or not, (3+ / 0-)

    insistent pressure for him to relinquish those weapons is appropriate.  If he did give the order to use them, the world needs to tell him that he must never use them again.  If others in his military used them against his wishes, the world also needs to insist that he gain control of those weapons and relinquish them.  In addition, if he did not give the order, he should be particularly anxious to remove the CW from his commanders' control because rogue elements are at least as much a danger to him as to the rebels.  

    •  If the chemical weapons are gone (0+ / 0-)

      no one can use them.  And if some remain, this whole mess might pressure Assad to keep tight control over them.  I think people are not focusing enough on what the best outcome would be.  Everyone is just engaging in an orgy of finger pointing.

      "A developed country is not where the poor have cars. It's where the rich use public transportation." - Mayor of Bogota

      by Time Waits for no Woman on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 10:38:49 AM PDT

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