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  •  We'd Know by Now (1+ / 0-)
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    If the perpetrator had absconded with any remaining munitions over to the Rebel Alliance, I suspect the Assad regime would already by bruiting that about everywhere.  It would help the regime's cause, so why keep it secret.  Defectors exist everywhere.

    It all depends on whether one believes that regime (or an underling) instigated the attack.  If a rogue subordinate launched the chemical weapons attack and the Rebel Alliance won't surrender him, then we just might want to reconsider our involvement with said organization.  Just look at it as a reliability test for the insurgents.  They might fail, and we would profit from learning that now rather than some time down the road after investing quite a bit of treasure and diplomatic capital.

    "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

    by PrahaPartizan on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 09:24:55 AM PDT

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    •  Very rational argument. (0+ / 0-)

      Although I don't really want to get any more deeply involved with the, what is it, 100 or so rebel groups in Syria, I do find the idea of your litmus test appealing.

      The party of Kennedy is also the party of Eastland. The party of Javits is also the party of Goldwater. Where is our party? Where is the political party that will make it unnecessary to march on Washington?

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 10:04:53 AM PDT

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