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posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 12:33 PM
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Syria: 'Assad Regime Behind Chemical Attack'


news.sky.com

Syrian President Bashar al Assad was behind a "massive and coordinated" chemical attack, the French government has claimed.

A seven-page intelligence report sets out five points which, MPs will be told, suggest Mr Assad was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people in Damascus last month.

The evidence includes satellite imagery, allegedly showing the attacks were launched from government-controlled areas, a French government source told the Reuters news agency.
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posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 12:33 PM
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'Assad Regime Behind Chemical Attack'

This seems to be consistent with British and US reports that it was indeed Assad behind the chemical attacks.

What probably makes this one more interesting is that the French seem much more up for military action than anyone else.

This may be the catalyst or not, time will tell.



news.sky.com
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posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 12:36 PM
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The French have been blaming Assad for all chemical attacks even when the UN blames the rebels (back in May).

Nothing new here.


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posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 12:44 PM
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Don't care,

Not a US problem, let the world handle it if they wish.

The US is too broke, its people are under-educated, under employed, and currently we are engaged in numerous illegal police actions abroad.

I think its time for the US to step down from the world stage and fix its problems at home before we worry about Syria.

If france wants by all means, go at it.



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 12:44 PM
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Meanwhile, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed evidence of alleged chemical weapons use by the Assad regime as "absolutely unconvincing". He said the intelligence contained "nothing specific ... no geographic coordinates, no names, no proof that the tests were carried out by the professionals".



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 12:45 PM
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That is an OUTRIGHT LIE.



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 12:46 PM
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funny how this will be history repeated www.britannica.com... are the French looking at Syria as a new possession ? they once had www.globalsecurity.org... something to think about



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 12:47 PM
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I read somewhere that the gas that was used in this chemical attack was sarin.

Odd thing though, if anyone watches the newsroom, sarin was supposedly the gas which was used for the "fake" story.

I know some believe "they" have a code where they have to inform you what is going on before they do it, reveal it, whatever. Here's where Sorkin got the idea from for season 2 of "The Newsroom".


Operation Tailwind, meanwhile, concerned a mission undertaken in 1970 during the Vietnam War to send Special Forces into Laos basically to create a diversion so that the army in Laos could launch an offensive against the North Vietnamese army. The mission was a success; 54 members of the North Vietnamese army were killed and American special forces found a bunker containing a huge cachet of intelligence. However, as part of the extraction effort, some kind of chemical agent was used by either the Americans or the Vietnamese. Who and what kind of chemical agent remains in dispute. Most witnesses claimed it was tear gas, although some claimed it was sarin gas. Read more: www.uproxx.com...[/e x]

[url=http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2013/07/aaron-sorkins-real-life-inspiration-behind-the-newsrooms-operation-genoa-provides-spoilery-goodness/]Source[/url ]


I didn't think this idea was worthy of it's own thread, but seeing as how some ppl believe this kind of thinking, (not suggesting they are right or wrong) I thought the timing of this show & what is happening with Syria right now more than a lil...off.

OT: You do realize that Assad's own forces where where the attack happened, right? That makes no sense. IIRC, Syria is mostly Sunni, which means they aren't into that whole 72 virgins thing with c4 suppositories.

Maybe I'm wrong, been known to happen, just felt like sharing.
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posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 12:48 PM
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Assad has amassed more than 1,000 tonnes of poison gas including sarin and VX, the most toxic nerve agent ever created.

A leaked intelligence report said the tyrant possessed missiles capable of firing the substances 300 miles – within range of British military bases in Cyprus.

Report: French spies claim Assad has massive stockpile of Chemical Weapons.


Another Report from French Intelligence.

The only comment under the article states

And there's zero media pukes asking "WHERE did he get those WMD's from?"



Mike



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 12:50 PM
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This doesn't change anything, same junk. If the evidence was solid Obama would be calling for an attack right this moment. As for the French seeming like their more up for taking military action, the soon to be 6 United States aircraft carriers sitting right outside Syria's doorstep prove differently. The French are all talk, if the United States wasn't front and center they'd be sitting back with their mouths shut like all of the other European nations who couldn't care less, with or without evidence, if Assad did use chemical weapons.
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posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 12:51 PM
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Better tell that to news outlets it is becoming fact not a lie www.ndtv.com... from the link

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad behind 'massive, coordinated' chemical attack, claims French intelligence

Reuters | Updated: September 02, 2013 22:33 IST
Oh yea blame the French , US is not behind this one for once.



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 12:56 PM
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As if one has to ask, but for the ones that do not know nor remember, it was from Iraq the rest of them went to Jordan , speaking of when do they come in to play?



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by bekod
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As if one has to ask, but for the ones that do not know nor remember, it was from Iraq the rest of them went to Jordan , speaking of when do they come in to play?



Probably around the time when they get tired of waiting and need a justification NOW, my guess would be in a subway tunnel of a metropolitan city whose parliament just voted against action...

Sort of a "See look what happens" moment, just speculation.



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 01:10 PM
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Then let France go to war. We all know how that'll turn out



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by mikegrouchy


Assad has amassed more than 1,000 tonnes of poison gas including sarin and VX, the most toxic nerve agent ever created.

A leaked intelligence report said the tyrant possessed missiles capable of firing the substances 300 miles – within range of British military bases in Cyprus.

Report: French spies claim Assad has massive stockpile of Chemical Weapons.


Another Report from French Intelligence.

The only comment under the article states

And there's zero media pukes asking "WHERE did he get those WMD's from?"



Mike


They came from Iraq just before the war there. Remember the Russians helping to truck them out of Iraq into Syria story way back then? Assad had his own but Iraq's extra gave Syria a massive stock pile. Assad has Scuds and they can carry Chemical warheads accurately when not modified and shot a thousand miles like Saddam did.



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 01:21 PM
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Syrian President Bashar al Assad was behind a "massive and coordinated" chemical attack, the French government has claimed.


could sarkozy owe assad money,
like he did with qadaffi?



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 01:25 PM
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The U.S. and France should submit their evidence to the UN to join that collected by the UN inspectors.

But they're not going to do that are they? They're not going to risk having their calls for military action undermined or discredited.

Also did you mean "France" in the title rather than "Syria."

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posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 01:28 PM
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I pondered the French interest in military action the other day - is there a link to their recent successes in North Africa? Perhaps they are pumped up by recent victories against Islamist extremism, and feel that Syria offers a platform from which to further develop their reputation for control and subduing of Islamist extremist factions (who will be vying for power once the Assad regime is ousted).



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 01:29 PM
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Well it was a French colony back in the day, so perhaps that makes them feel like they have some kind of historical right to stick their beaks in.



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 01:34 PM
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They came from Iraq just before the war there. Remember the Russians helping to truck them out of Iraq into Syria story way back then? Assad had his own but Iraq's extra gave Syria a massive stock pile. Assad has Scuds and they can carry Chemical warheads accurately when not modified and shot a thousand miles like Saddam did.


Syria had a lot of help from the world community, western firms at the top of the list. As long as they would pay good money why not sell it to them ... they may have thought.



IBTimes: Syria Chemical Weapons

Many Western companies have since contributed to the Syria weapons program by selling precursor nerve agents to SSRC front companies. As far back as 1989, then-CIA Director William Webster said, "West European firms were instrumental in supplying the required precursor chemicals and equipment. Without the provision of these key elements, Damascus would not have been able to produce chemical weapons."




Global Security

French support came in the form of pharmaceutical imports. In the early eighties, French companies provided an significant portion of pharmaceuticals imported by Syria. By the middle of the decade France provided nearly 1 quarter of pharmaceuticals coming into Syria. Certainly some of the imports were legitimate, but many were "dual use" items that could be directed to clandestine programs.

Even French scientific institutes played a role through their relationship with the SSRC, providing information regarding storehouses for biological and chemical weapons.





Washingtoninstitute.org 1988

At least five countries in the region have, or are working to acquire, a biological warfare capability: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, and Syria. Iraq and Syria appear to have the most advanced programs.

West European and Japanese companies and individuals have played a key role in the construction of facilities to manufacture chemical agents, throughout the Middle East.



I would like to see this 'Intelligence Report' released, i bet it's identical to the declassified part of the US version.
U.S. Assessment of Syrian Use of Chemical Weapons





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