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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: Swills
The problem isn't that they were lying about the chemical weapons.
The problem is that they may have been telling the truth.
Ergo, Assad did get rid of all the chemical weapons and we helped dispose of them.
Ergo, the CIA may have been responsible for this attack in an attempt to lure Trump into an open conflict with Assad and therefor Russia.
Maybe. I don't know.
originally posted by: avgguy
a reply to: Perfectenemy
The only two nations that are allowed by international law to have sarin are America and the Russians. So if it is sarin, then both sides have some explaining to do.
Anyone with a few years of training in chemistry and access to some freely available raw materials could easily produce chemical weapons like sarin gas, chemical weapons expert and Rice University professor James Tour told RT.
Chemical weapons: Easy to make and disperse, impossible to get rid of
RT:It’s suspected that sarin was used in that chemical attack in Syria. What is it and is it easily produced?
James Tour: It’s easily produced. Sarin is a nerve gas and it’s different than a typical chemical weapon being a nerve agent. It’s a lot more toxic.
RT:You say it’s easily produced. If, for example, stockpiles of sarin were removed from Syria, it can easily be made again, not just by authorities but by anybody?
JT: Anybody with access to some raw materials. The raw materials are not gotten at a grocery store, but they can come in very easily. One can buy on the chemical market items that are one step away from sarin, easily two steps away. So a chemist with about a Master’s level of training can produce sarin quite easily.
RT:So the rebels in Syria could easily have used chemicals themselves in an attack of that kind?
JT: They could if they had recruited some chemists with a few years of training in chemicals. It’s not something somebody on the street could pick up in a few weeks. They need a little more training than that, and they need proper facilities to make it. They need a chemical hood, but it certainly could be made.
In light of the recent chemical attack, that agreement now looks moot and Clinton nodded to the possibility that it could have failed on Thursday, saying that they believed at the time "we had gotten rid of their stock" of chemical weapons. "Who knows whether they hid some or they bought more," she said. "We don't know. We just know the impact."
"He is absolutely a prisoner of his family's expectations, his dead father's looming presence and his delusion, that I believe he now probably could pass a lie detector about, that everyone who opposes him is a terrorist," Clinton said of Assad, before adding, "That is how Putin thinks."
Clinton said that if she were in power, she would have told the Russians they were "either with us or against us on this no-fly zone."
It is time," Clinton said, "the Russians were afraid of us because we were going to stand up for the rights, the human rights, the dignity and the future of the Syrian people."
originally posted by: visitedbythem
CIA likely reports to Central Bankers, who have demanded that Russia be taken down. Syria is just a conflict tool. Russia is scared for good reason. That's why they are showing their unstoppable scramjet nukes, and their giant sub sized Nuke torpedo, with the worst kind of radiation. They are saying " Stay back, leave us alone". The bankers will be in a safe place when they have the US preemptive strike on Russia. The rest of us will be screwed