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Al-Jaledi, who is a former, high-ranking member of the Jabhat al-Nusrah has reportedly left the al-Nusrah to continue fighting with another, also al-Qaeda associated brigade.
On his Twitter account, Al-Jaledi apparently said: “If it was not for confidentiality on this matter, I would reveal who was the fighter who made the said chemical bombs”.
On Thursday, Syrian television released two intercepted telephone conversations among members of the so-called “Shuhada al-Bayada Battalion” and their Saudi Arabian liaison, the Egypt based financier Adulbasit, in which the terrorists were admitting that the group had used chemical weapons in Deir Balba, in the countryside of Homs.
The revelations occur as an international campaign, led primarily by the USA, UK and France, in the attempt to justify an illegal military aggression against Syria intensifies.
Turkish security forces found a 2kg cylinder with sarin gas after searching the homes of Syrian militants from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front who were previously detained, Turkish media reports. The gas was reportedly going to be used in a bomb.
The sarin gas was found in the homes of suspected Syrian Islamists detained in the southern provinces of Adana and Mersia following a search by Turkish police on Wednesday, reports say. The gas was allegedly going to be used to carry out an attack in the southern Turkish city of Adana.
OK..... I'm really not sure how to respond to this. All you really offered was that Obama's an idiot, and he's egomaniacal.He very well be egomaniacal, but an idiot he is not. You don't become the leader of the most powerful country in the world by being an idiot, even if the position is nothing more than a window dressing for democracy.But I digress.The nature of geo-politics is a little more complicated than this or that guy is an idiot. Relations between nation states is something subjected to infighting on a consistent basis, and has been for thousands of years. Especially when one world power attempts to increase its own strategic footprint to the reduction of another. Thus, you may see a divide grow between two factions within the same governing force. One side may feel open war with another power as a risk worth taking, while the other may not.You can be sure there is a group of people in the western world who do not want to risk open war with China and Russia. Although, on paper, circumstances of a world conflict appear favorable to western powers, war is not won on paper. There have been many times unforeseen circumstances and events have shifted outcomes of conflicts. I'm quite positive I'm not the only one with this understanding, even if it is lost upon yourself.I don't care why Obama has resisted involvement in the Syrian conflict. I only care that this specific position aligns with my own ideals. Therefor, I would continue to support his resistance, regardless of what I personally think of him or his other policies.
Originally posted by Happy1
reply to post by GD21D
Obama is an idiot, at best - the worst he is, has yet to be seen.
He reads scripts - he has no idea what's going on - and could care less.
He is an egomaniacal twit.
Originally posted by Swills
This is all very interesting & I hope that twitter feed isn't a fake cuz we've been prey to hoax accounts before. I will be following this thread.
He came to Thigpen’s apartment after midnight and urgently asked to borrow her Volvo. He said he was afraid to drive his own car. She declined, telling him her car was having mechanical problems. “He was scared, and he wanted to leave town,” she says.
A battle is raging over whether pipelines will go toward Europe from east to west, from Iran and Iraq to the Mediterranean coast of Syria, or take a more northbound route from Qatar and Saudi Arabia via Syria and Turkey. Having realized that the stalled Nabucco pipeline, and indeed the entire Southern Corridor, are backed up only by Azerbaijan’s reserves and can never equal Russian supplies to Europe or thwart the construction of the South Stream, the West is in a hurry to replace them with resources from the Persian Gulf. Syria ends up being a key link in this chain, and it leans in favor of Iran and Russia; thus it was decided in the Western capitals that its regime needs to change. The fight for «democracy» is a false flag thrown out to cover up totally different aims.
A gas pipeline from Iran would be highly profitable for Syria. Europe would gain from it as well, but clearly someone in the West didn’t like it. The West’s gas-supplying allies in the Persian Gulf weren’t happy with it either, nor was would-be no. 1 gas transporter Turkey, as it would then be out of the game. The new «unholy alliance» which formed between them shamelessly declared its goal to be «protecting democratic values» in the Middle East, although logically speaking the U.S. and its allies ought to begin this with their own partners in the coalition against Syria from among the monarchies of the Persian Gulf, which are questionable in this regard.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
I feel sorry for Assad.
I don't doubt it was the Rebels, its the logical scenario. But it doesn't matter, Assad is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.
The west (US, Israel, UK and Saudi) chose there team a long time ago. Those 4 are more than enough to destroy Assad. Start looking for terrorist bombs in Iran going off to bog them down domestically.
Assad knows if he lets the inspectors in, Israel has enough clout there to make them point the finger at Assad.
The US and UK are using the media, look how biased it is. Even though there's no proof either way, its always pointing the blame at Assad and worse, they now demand he proves his innocence.
its all %(!(%^*! up beyond any kind of recognition, this is even worse than Bush and his side show in Iraq because Syria really will drag in other regional powers.
My guess, the US and UK will send cruise missiles into the base that the Israeli's recently said launched the attack. They will level it.
Syria may respond with a couple of anti ship missiles and Iran will let off a couple of car bombs in Tel Aviv & Iraq.
This, will be the point that cooler heads prevail or all hell breaks loose.
edit on 25-8-2013 by Agit8dChop because: (no reason given)