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  •  Here's the thing about CW as a motive (8+ / 0-)

    in US stances, and how it tells us who got aced and who won the political first round:

    • The US is ramping up aid, training, weapons, etc to the rebels. This was in motion long before the Aug 21st Chemical attack. It was denied that we were giving arms in the previous years, but we were certainly helping the rebels to stay viable with non-military aid.
    • Our dear loyal friends in the area, The Beneficent and Democracy-loving Saudis, Qatar etc have been helping the jihadist section of the rebels all the while. To the extent of sending to Syria people in the ME on death row for murder, rape, etc., with a full pardon and paying their families a stipend.
    • In addition to the jihadis, Saudi Arabia is also aiding other rebel factions. The object for them in Syria is 'Shia out, Sunnis in'
    • The UN lead investigator stated may 06 that rebels had most likely used chemical weapons on civilians. The follow-up inspection began on Aug 18, but I've heard nothing of that since. (this youtube is in relation to the March 2013 incidents, misidentified by the poster as the Aug 21 even
    • May 16, 2013, Obama: Assad Must Go.

    Clearly the Aug 21 CW incident was seized upon to accelerate the overthrow of Assad. The absolute proof of the proposition will be when, after an agreement is reached with Syria/Russia, the US, and our loving allies the Saudis and Qataris continues to supply lethal aid to the rebels.

    Further, if the UN decides the March CW incidents were in fact done by rebels, we should hear some retaliation/withdrawal of support from them.

    So: the US wants to overthrow Assad. The CW of August (not of March) 'demands a military response' to rapidly and massively help out the rebels. Russian moves have stymied that particular excuse. Who got what they really wanted?

    Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

    by Jim P on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 05:08:55 PM PDT

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