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posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:44 AM
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President Obama's decision comes after White House determines Syrian regime used chemical weapons against opposition. The United States is boosting military support to the main Syrian rebel group after determining that the government has used chemical weapons against the opposition, a top White House official has said. "The president has made a decision about providing more support to the opposition, that will involve providing direct support to the [Supreme Military Council], that includes military support," Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters on a conference call on Thursday. "This is going to be different in both scope and scale in terms of what we are providing to the SMC than what we have provided before." The Supreme Military Council is the military wing of the main civilian opposition group. 'Syria used chemical weapons' The US working with European allies concluded that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons against the rebels killing up to 150 people. The president has made a decision about providing more support to the opposition [Supreme Military Council], that includes military support Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor The White House said on Thursday that the casualty data was likely incomplete and that it had no reliable, corroborated information to suggest that the Syrian opposition in the country's civil war had acquired chemical weapons. "Our intelligence community assesses that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons, including the nerve agent sarin, on a small scale against the opposition multiple times in the last year," Rhodes said. He said that the "intelligence community estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from detected chemical weapons attacks in Syria to date." Rhodes said in a written statement that the Syrian government’s refusal to grant access to the United Nations to investigate credible allegations of chemical weapons use had prevented a comprehensive investigation as called for by the international community. The White House said in a statement issued late on Thursday that the use of chemical weapons "violates international norms and crosses clear red lines". Earlier, the United Nations said the number of those killed in the Syrian conflict had risen to more than 93,000 people. 'Game changer' President Barack Obama has said repeatedly that the use of chemical weapons would cross a "red line" and constitute a "game changer" for US policy on Syria, which until now has focused entirely on providing the opposition with nonlethal assistance and humanitarian aid."The president has been clear that the use of chemical weapons - or the transfer of chemical weapons to terrorist groups - is a red line for the United States," Rhodes noted. "The president has said that the use of chemical weapons would change his calculus, and it has." Rhodes did not say if the United States was moving towards directly arming the rebels battling Assad but said Obama "will be consulting with Congress on these matters in the coming weeks." "The United States and the international community have a number of other legal, financial, diplomatic, and military responses available. We are prepared for all contingencies, and we will make decisions on our own timeline," he said.

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This is just wonderful...just great... now its chemical weapons ...... Couldn't America wait until i grow old and die to start another world war .... am to young for this..



www.reuters.com...


So yeah...the above article is just an idea of where we are heading.... Am tired of being pissed....




posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:47 AM
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go to this thread folks...

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posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 11:42 AM
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I think Obama is over stepping his bounds, and I do not think the US has any business being involved - at all!



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:18 PM
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Anymore than Hezbollah or Russia or Iran?



Originally posted by straddlebug
I think Obama is over stepping his bounds, and I do not think the US has any business being involved - at all!



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:20 PM
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Originally posted by princeofpeace
Anymore than Hezbollah or Russia or Iran?



Originally posted by straddlebug
I think Obama is over stepping his bounds, and I do not think the US has any business being involved - at all!


So you are comparing America to those some would call terrorist organizations and/or suppliers? Thanks for that clarification. Been thinking the same thing for years.



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 02:33 AM
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posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 02:54 AM
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I think it's a fabulous idea to train and arm the Syrian rebels. Of course they hate America, but hell, so does the President. The rebel leader obviously means business, why else would he release video of himself eating the heart of one vanquished enemy and the liver of another? Give 'em all the guns they want, call it Fast And Furious II, America loves sequels. If you don't think this is a great idea look at how well it worked out when we armed those Afghanis years ago. Those Al Queidas sure never made us regret that one. We can arm and train this guy just like we did with that other rebel leader, Ben something or other...oh yeah, BIN LADEN.



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 03:34 AM
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Fundamentalists from Europe are fighting in Syria, the rebels are fundamentalists, that is why i do not understand that America wants to support them.
Maybe America is afraid? and now they want to be on te winning side by sucking up to muslim brotherhoods and fundamentalist groups.

As for those chemical weapons used.

www.telegraph.co.uk...

www.dw.de...

www.dw.de...

www.zerohedge.com...

Of course, the US plays dumb and deaf to all this, i wonder why.





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