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Watchdog confirms sarin gas used in Syria chemical weapons attack in April
Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 30, 2017 | Leah DePiero

Posted on 06/30/2017 12:06:40 PM PDT by GonzoII

The international chemical weapons watchdog confirmed Friday that sarin gas was used in the deadly April attack on a Syria town that left more than 80 people dead.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said it deployed a team within 24 hours to collect samples, attend autopsies and interview witnesses. Due to security risks, the team was not able to be on the ground in the Khan Shaykhun area where the attack took place, but traveled to a "neighboring country" to conduct its work.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assad; basharassad; chemicalweapons; saringas; syria; wmd
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1 posted on 06/30/2017 12:06:41 PM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

How do we know Assad’s army was responsible?


2 posted on 06/30/2017 12:11:47 PM PDT by lurk
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3 posted on 06/30/2017 12:17:18 PM PDT by proust (Trump / Pence 2016!)
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To: GonzoII

Who the hell cares? Let them kill each other.


4 posted on 06/30/2017 12:19:00 PM PDT by wastedyears (Prophecy of sky Gods, the sun and moon)
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To: GonzoII

Paging Susan Rice...

Please pick up the white male courtesy phone, please


5 posted on 06/30/2017 12:21:10 PM PDT by digger48
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To: proust

Until and unless something happens there that upsets Ivanka.


6 posted on 06/30/2017 12:21:46 PM PDT by Malcolm Reynolds
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To: lurk
We and our allies have agents on the ground and in the Syrian government.

That said, errors are always possible.

7 posted on 06/30/2017 12:22:18 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Malcolm Reynolds

“But dadddyyy!!!”


8 posted on 06/30/2017 12:23:38 PM PDT by proust (Trump / Pence 2016!)
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To: Malcolm Reynolds

Do you have complaints about Ivanka?


9 posted on 06/30/2017 12:23:55 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: lurk

How do we know Assad’s army was responsible?
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There are folks in the USA who see it as their mission to bring down Assad. They are itching for any excuse. Hard evidence analyzed by an impartial group is not sought. All they need are photos that prove nothing and statements from Israelis.


10 posted on 06/30/2017 12:24:12 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: GonzoII

Oh don’t tell Alex Jones He was pretty sure there was no sarin....because no one wore any kind of haz mat gear


11 posted on 06/30/2017 12:26:17 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: RoosterRedux

Not really. Just making an observation.


12 posted on 06/30/2017 12:26:58 PM PDT by Malcolm Reynolds
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To: Malcolm Reynolds
No prob. I seem to be defensive about the President and first family lately from all the crap they are getting in the news.

Was chatting with a good friend yesterday and she was bitching about Trump's twitter feed.

Sheesh.

13 posted on 06/30/2017 12:30:16 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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“We and our allies have agents... “
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Hearsay statements like that are not good enough to justify attacking a non-ISIS government that has not attacked us or any of our allied.


14 posted on 06/30/2017 12:32:22 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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Eric Trump Says Syria Strike Was Swayed By ‘Heartbroken’ Ivanka

“Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence,” Eric Trump said, speaking with the newspaper at Trump Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire, Scotland. “I’m sure she said, ‘Listen, this is horrible stuff.’ My father will act in times like that.”

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked about Ivanka at the daily press briefing and said, “There’s no question Ivanka and others weighed in to him” after seeing horrific pictures of the victims of the chemical attack.


15 posted on 06/30/2017 12:32:48 PM PDT by proust (Trump / Pence 2016!)
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To: GonzoII

The OPCW is a UN-associated organization based at the Hague, Netherlands.

Can anyone give me a reason to trust this outfit?


17 posted on 06/30/2017 12:36:11 PM PDT by JustaTech (A mind is a terrible thing)
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To: Socon-Econ
I wouldn't say that the intelligence reports given to the President are hearsay statements.

And furthermore, we have no idea what he was actually told.

Trump isn't perfect, but considering his team (Mattis, Tillerson, and McMaster)...I trust them to do the right thing.

18 posted on 06/30/2017 12:38:38 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: JustaTech
Add this also:

Due to security risks, the team was not able to be on the ground in the Khan Shaykhun area where the attack took place, but traveled to a "neighboring country" to conduct its work.

19 posted on 06/30/2017 12:39:36 PM PDT by ex91B10
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To: GonzoII

The OPCW did not confirm Sarin gas was used, it said ‘Sarin or sarin-like’ chemicals, which should be a big clue that they have no idea what was used.

Supposedly unsafe for inspectors to visit Khan Sheikhoun, and it was not politically correct to visit the Shayrat airfield, so they go to Turkey to inspect some unidentified corpses.

There is no reason for the Syrian government to resort to chemical weapons when they’re winning the ground war, and there’s plenty of reason for regime opponents to stage a false flag to try to draw the United States into a full scale invasion.

It makes me sad to see the Trump administration either falling for or perpetrating this kind of cynical deep state bullshit.


20 posted on 06/30/2017 12:48:54 PM PDT by mac_truck (aide toi et dieu t'aidera)
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