WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama has authorized sending weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, U.S. officials said Thursday, after the White House disclosed that the United States has conclusive evidence President Bashar Assad’s government used chemical weapons against opposition forces trying to overthrow him.
Originally posted by Terminal1
Personally I want to see a presentation of evidence at the UN with proof only this time without the mockups and cartoons that Powell used drumming up support for Iraq.
I don't believe our intelligence for a second.
But that is just me... the world is a circus and apparently the US is a Ringmaster.
Originally posted by DeadSeraph
From what I understand, there is independently verified proof that chemical weapons WERE used in Syria (verified by french UN observers I think?). The problem is that there is no proof it was the Syrian army that used them. Yet we have video evidence of rebels gassing rabbits and telling the world that they would be used on people next. It's unfortunate that TPTB take our stupidity for granted. I suppose it's our own fault.
Originally posted by Bassago
Additionally it sure is convenient to start a new war just as the NSA SHTF. This administration will do anything to take the focus off the scandals they've caused.
...Mr Rhodes did not say if the US was moving towards directly arming the rebels battling Mr Assad's regime, but said Mr Obama "will be consulting with Congress on these matters in the coming weeks"...
In a conference call with reporters, Mr Rhodes said Washington had shared its information with Russia about the use of chemical arms, but that Moscow had not yet agreed Mr Assad should step down.