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Old 05-05-2013, 06:57 PM
 
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(Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday.

Read more: U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator | Reuters

Would you look at that? The people America and its international allies have been funding for two years to take over Syria and force a war on the Syrian people have themselves been caught using sarin gas in Aleppo. No evidence the Syrian army has used anything.

Obama said chemical weapons in Syria would "cross a red line" and "be a game-changer." Have the rebels crossed a red line? Will there be a game changer? Or do we ignore these crimes when our allies do them?
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:00 PM
 
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(Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday.

Read more: U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator | Reuters

Would you look at that? The people America and its international allies have been funding for two years to take over Syria and force a war on the Syrian people have themselves been caught using sarin gas in Aleppo. No evidence the Syrian army has used anything.

Obama said chemical weapons in Syria would "cross a red line" and "be a game-changer." Have the rebels crossed a red line? Will there be a game changer? Or do we ignore these crimes when our allies do them?
They have "testimony". They have conflicting accounts. But you consider the trial over? Imagine what "testimony" there was in the Rwanda conflict. Cite one side and say "so its the other side at fault". I guess this shows how people who want a certain outcome filter truth.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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They have "testimony". They have conflicting accounts. But you consider the trial over? Imagine what "testimony" there was in the Rwanda conflict. Cite one side and say "so its the other side at fault". I guess this shows how people who want a certain outcome filter truth.
It's a good indication although of course we await the final results. There have been rumors of their use and the US did everything it could to make it seem like Syrian troops were using these weapons.

My question is will US policy on Syria change if this is confirmed? Will Obama stand true to his words that "chemical weapons are a red line and a game changer" even if they're used by his own allies?

When it became clear that most Syrian rebels were just Islamic fundamentalists, the US tried to soothe things by claiming it was allied to "moderate rebels" (however few exist) and placing one of the main rebel forces, al-Nusra Front, on the designated terrorist list. What will the US do this time? At what point do we just stop interfering in Syria?
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:08 AM
 
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That red line may need more scrutiny ...

Syrian rebels 'used sarin': UN investigator - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:41 AM
 
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A confusing situation to be sure..

Dexter Filkins: What Should Obama Do About Syria? : The New Yorker
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:30 PM
 
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Confusing indeed, time to back out of involvement.

Say what you will about Assad, he had a valid point when he warned the west that the people they were backing in Syria would come back to bite them, just like we saw in Benghazi.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:35 PM
 
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Obama issued that statement. What better incentive to get the US involved then to have an "incident" ?
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