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originally posted by: colang
a reply to: Ophiuchus 13
Take a deep breath .... im a firm believer in opinions and the need for everyone to be heard ..... there is one key element that must be looked at it stands besides logic. For what its worth i will reply with my thoughts i really try and keep it simple so here goes
1. President Assad is a very popular leader and a huge percentage of the population of Syria is behind him.
originally posted by: purplemer
Why would he do that. He has the overwhelming support of his own people. He has no need to. Use your nous. History speaks for itself. They lied about Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Yet you think they are telling the truth about this.
originally posted by: colang
You know evil has no boundary it was claimed Saddam has killed 200000 civilians over his time as leader of Iraq ..I believe since the second Gulf war the coalition forces led by you guessed it .... Team USA has killed near on double that amount regardless weather you die from a Saddam bullet or a US bullet your still the same dead ,,, it took Saddam 15 years to clock that number up Team USA did it in half the time ..... and you wouldnt believe it not one weapon of mass destruction
Star for that last paragraph. War is war, and death is death. However you die you're dead.
originally posted by: Fermy
IF it was Assads aircraft in the vicinity, and IF Assad states so the media will immediately conjure up headlines intimating his involvement in aerial bombardment with CW. As stated, why would he jeopardise his position by resorting to this when he's already winning ?
As also pointed out previously, dying in a manufactured war is a nasty business, whether you get half your face blown off by a bullet or gassed, there is no 'nice' death in war. This is used because it's an emotive subject, throw in children and you get the publics anger on your side.
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia votes against US resolution to create an investigation of the use of weapons in Syria, at United Nations Headquarters in New York. On April 10, 2018
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — Russia on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution that would have set up an investigation into chemical weapons use in Syria following an alleged toxic gas attack in rebel-held Douma.
It was the 12th time that Russia has used its veto power at the council to block action targeting its Syrian ally.
We are using the veto in order to protect international rule of law, peace and security, to make sure that you do not drag the Security Council into your adventures,” Nebenzia said.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley shot back, saying “Russia has trashed the credibility of the council.”
“Whenever we propose anything meaningful on Syria, Russia vetoes it. It is a travesty,” she said.
Twelve of the 15 council members backed the US-drafted measure. Bolivia voted against it alongside Russia, while China abstained.