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Response to PoiBoy (Reply #104)

Sun Apr 9, 2017, 10:42 PM

109. Here is the CNN link

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/07/politics/tulsi-gabbard-assad-chemical-weapons-blitzer-cnntv/

According to this link she is basing her skepticism because of the lies about the Iraq WMDs. What happened in Iraq neither proves nor disproves that Assad used gas against civillians.

For some time Assad has been killing Syrian Civilians. In 2013 chemical weapons were used in the Ghouta attack with very strong evidence toward Syria:

"Our investigation finds that the August 21 attacks were likely chemical weapons attacks using a surface-to-surface rocket system of approximately 330mm in diameter—likely Syrian-produced—and a Soviet-era 140mm surface-to-surface rocket system to deliver a nerve agent. Evidence suggests the agent was most likely Sarin or a similar weapons-grade nerve agent. Three local doctors told Human Rights Watch that victims of the attacks showed symptoms which are consistent with exposure to nerve gas, including suffocation; constricted, irregular, and infrequent breathing; involuntary muscle spasms; nausea; frothing at the mouth; fluid coming out of noses and eyes; convulsing; dizziness; blurred vision; and red and irritated eyes, and pin-point pupils.

The evidence concerning the type of rockets and launchers used in these attacks strongly suggests that these are weapon systems known and documented to be only in the possession of, and used by, Syrian government armed forces. Human Rights Watch and arms experts monitoring the use of weaponry in Syria have not documented Syrian opposition forces to be in the possession of the 140mm and 330mm rockets used in the attack, or their associated launchers."

https://www.hrw.org/report/2013/09/10/attacks-ghouta/analysis-alleged-use-chemical-weapons-syria

In Aleppo Chlorine gas was used:

https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/02/13/syria-coordinated-chemical-attacks-aleppo

There is no shortage of the Syrian government killing tens of thousands of its citizens. Hama, Syria is one such example in 1982

Does that mean Syria was involved in the latest gas attack? No, but looking at the past actions of the Syrian government against its own population for decades, being skeptical is a strange word to use about the Syrian government against its own people.

In fact it is the same logic some people are using to justify that we cannot trust the CIA or FBI saying there was Russian interference in our election, because we were lied to about the WMDs.

That logic is bullshit.

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