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  •  How credible are the reports about Sarin gas use? (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Sadly (0+ / 0-)

      Very.  And not an isolated incident.  But, that's not an excuse to be foolish, and risk life, limb and loot.  

      •  Can you show me what proof you have? (0+ / 0-)

        Most of the reports are based on the Israeli report which is flimsy at best.  Remember "Cui bono"....

        The Israeli military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that Israel based its analysis mainly on publicly available photographs of victims, but said there was also corroborating “direct evidence” that he would not detail.

        The U.S. has also made efforts to gather evidence from the field, although no outside authority has direct access to the sites of suspected use. Majid, a rebel commander from the eastern suburbs of Damascus, said his battalion had been contacted, through intermediaries, by the CIA, requesting samples to be tested for the presence of chemicals.

        Speaking via Skype from Jordan, and on the condition he be identified only by first name for his safety, Majid said the U.S. intelligence agency had requested soil, urine and hair samples from several areas around Damascus: Jobar, a northeastern neighborhood of the city that has been fiercely contested in recent months; Adra, an industrial area north of the city; and Ataibeh, northeast of the capital.

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