Its on: US finds Chemical weapons used on the Syrian Rebels

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PostFri Jun 14, 2013 4:13 am » by Noentry


U.S. Is Said to Plan to Send Weapons to Syrian Rebels

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, concluding that the troops of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria have used chemical weapons against rebel forces in his country’s civil war, has decided to begin supplying the rebels for the first time with small arms and ammunition, according to American officials.

The officials held out the possibility that the assistance, coordinated by the Central Intelligence Agency, could include antitank weapons, but they said that for now supplying the antiaircraft weapons that rebel commanders have said they sorely need is not under consideration.

Supplying weapons to the rebels has been a long-sought goal of advocates of a more aggressive American response to the Syrian civil war. A proposal made last year by David H. Petraeus, then the director of the C.I.A., and backed by the State Department and the Pentagon to supply weapons was rejected by the White House because of President Obama’s deep reluctance to be drawn into another war in the Middle East.

But even with the decision to supply lethal aid, the Obama administration remains deeply divided about whether to take more forceful action to try to quell the fighting, which has killed more than 90,000 people over more than two years. Many in the American government believe that the military balance has tilted so far against the rebels in recent months that American shipments of arms to select groups may be too little too late.

Some senior State Department officials have been pushing for a more aggressive military response, including airstrikes to hit the primary landing strips in Syria that the Assad government uses to launch the chemical weapons attacks, ferry troops around the country and receive shipments of arms from Iran.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/world ... =1&_r=0&hp


Assad has shoot himself in the foot.
Now the Americans are involved officially.
Assad days are numbered.
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PostFri Jun 14, 2013 4:21 am » by Opalserpent


Bad news for sure, also Willease already posted on it:

breaking-syria-crosses-u-s-red-line-t84208.html


They are going to attack Syria any way they can and Iran, Remember general Wesley Clark?


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PostFri Jun 14, 2013 4:24 am » by Noentry


Oh sorry Will.

Looks like a merge may be in order.

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PostFri Jun 14, 2013 4:40 am » by *WillEase*


Opalserpent wrote:Bad news for sure, also Willease already posted on it:

breaking-syria-crosses-u-s-red-line-t84208.html


They are going to attack Syria any way they can and Iran, Remember general Wesley Clark?


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PostFri Jun 14, 2013 6:01 am » by donaldmaciver98622


If the Obama Administration outfits the Syrian Rebels we would be heading down the same road in Afghanistan back in the 70s terrorist fighting the Russians. Then fast fowarding the situation about 40 years later we would have troops on the ground. So if a Senior State Department person claims that air strikes can have an effect, that would make more sense. If the goal is to remove the leader of Syria, then why would you place weapons in terrorist hands that can only decide after the regime is removed, still having those weapons could use them on our allies, or even our soldiers abroad. I think the air strikes would work. Precision strikes. If you outfit the terrorists then you are give aid and comfort to the enemy!

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PostFri Jun 14, 2013 6:18 am » by donaldmaciver98622


I did want to add something to my previous comment to include that Russia had made threats to Isreal and to include the United States if Syria is attacked. So this situation would be a fine line to decide because if we did go with air strikes it's still possible our military could come under attack from mother russia since they are providing them with the Air Defense Missiles and launchers. I would have to say that whatever decision is made, be prepared for the consequences after. Then you also have Iran that could attack as well, since they are allies with the Syrian Government. I hope the White House, Obama adminstration has thought this one out. Good Luck on the final decision!



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