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 There's a lot of material which suggests the Reagan Administration helped Iraq acquire chemical weapons - made pretty clear in this article here:  The Reagan Administration did everything to insure Iraq acquired chemical weapons, barring the direct export of complete weapons. (Although, there's no evidence available to suggest that that did not happen either - anything can happen when protected by classification).  By claiming multiple/alternate/legitimate use re. the...
  That's a pretty well rounded summary IMHO. I am skeptical however, that Assad would use chemical weapons, knowing that it would be the trigger for  Western (read US) military action against his regime. Assad is one of those guys who *enjoys* power - and I cannot acknowledge that he's oblivious to reality, and stupid enough to play directly into the hands of those who want regime change in Syria.   Secretary of State John Kerry recently has compared Assad to Hitler (!)....
CNN is at it again.... just like the rest of them, being led by the nose by those in the corporate media who want war.   War is excellent for ratings, and advertisers. Lets have some. War is good for the media's parent companies which profit handsomely from conflict. Lets have some!   Left or right, dem or repub - they're all owned and lick military a$$.
  I was never expecting any 'hope' and 'change' from the current occupant. It is probable that he was given boundaries when his team moved into the White House - ie, you can do this, you can make modifications to that, but some things are off limits.   My previous entry regarding conservatives' attitude towards Obama's proposed venture was perhaps premature.... looks like there are a lot of people on the right of the political spectrum who are up in arms about this - and...
  The illogical, "shoot yourself in the foot" aspect of this is glaring. Assad and the Syrian military for the most part clearly have had the upper hand over the rebel groups, yet Assad "chooses to use chemical weapons" - not only a militarily unnecessary move, but an insane one, knowing full well that this is a most convenient "catalyzing incident" for the US/neocon group which is after regime change in Syria. (!)   The claim that the Syrian military has used chemical...
Oh jeez, not the race card again...  Obama is clearly a weak, ineffectual, "go where the wind blows" president. He is not his own man, just like every president since 1963. Obama is yet another spokesperson for the ruling élite, and those who profit from war. The last real president this country had, despite all his faults and foibles, was JFK. He broke the rule, and paid for it.
  Chemical weapons are a big "no no"... and people who use them are automatically assigned a status of "lower than child molester", pulling on the emotional response of the public. The big issue in Syria, isn't so much whether chemical weapons were used, but who has been using them?   The Obama Administration and its propaganda has been given carte blanche by the war-loving corporate media  - not forgetting that their parent companies tend to profit from war, so thats...
    "The Jews" did what? What Jews? Evidence?...or are you stamping your feet again like a bratty little boy?     "Islammi jo": You wear your true colors on your shoulder with that phrase - another 3rd grade (at best), infantile, ad hominem. Just because I don't share your extreme paranoia and hatred doesn't mean to say that I harbor alternative hatreds; I have no hatred for anyone on any grounds, be it religious, racial, sexual orientation or whatever. Just because I...
  I barely contribute these days; P.O. used to be a great board, but now we have threads like "miscellaneous news" etc, in which the unwieldy, mixed-bag nature of the thread makes it impractical to carry out a coherent argument re. any one of so many subjects which get all lumped in together. Many threads quickly go off topic or get hijacked, and many of the people who used to come here, who had a bunch of interesting things to say, from all over the political spectrum...
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