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Give Syria a chance, but don’t forget the ‘big stick’

September 11, 2013

The prospect of war has a way of encouraging the bipartisanship that so many Americans say they want to see in Washington....

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davidm

Sep-11-13 11:15 AM

I think Syria is agreeing to this proposal because it wants to proof a point. They aren't the ones using chemical weapons--It's the feign rebels that are. The UN investigating team said that the March chemical attack came from the rebels and the Russians also claim it was the rebels.

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japanviking

Sep-11-13 2:11 PM

Please read what just one international organization said before stating this was not the Syrian Government. Even if rebel forces obtained the chemicals without a way to deliver the gas they could not have carried out an attack of this magnitude. A leading international human rights group said Tuesday that evidence strongly suggests Syrian government forces fired rockets with warheads containing a nerve agent most likely sarin into a Damascus suburb in August, killing over a thousand people. The report by Human Rights Watch was the latest voice to condemn Syrian President Bashar Assad's government for the alleged chemical attack on the sprawling, rebel-held Ghouta suburb on Aug. 21. To support its claims, the rights group said it analyzed witness accounts and "the type of rockets and launchers used" in the attack. "This evidence strongly suggests that Syrian government troops launched rockets carrying chemical warheads into the Damascus suburbs that terrible morning.&

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