Bush has better intel than this?

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    Bush has better intel than this?

    I dont trust the UN, Assad or the Rebels so, what to do? Giving the rebels weapons may come back to haunt us!

    Sad but, at this point I say stay out of it.

     

    UNITED NATIONS — Despite months of laboratory testing and scrutiny by top U.S. scientists, the Obama administration’s case for arming Syria’s rebels rests on unverifiable claims that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people, according to diplomats and experts.

    The United States, Britain and France have supplied the United Nations with a trove of evidence, including multiple blood, tissue and soil samples, that U.S. officials say proves that Syrian troops used the nerve agent sarin on the battlefield. But the nature of the physical evidence — as well as the secrecy over how it was collected and analyzed — has opened the administration to criticism by independent experts, who say there is no reliable way to assess its authenticity.

    The technical data presented by the three Western powers is of limited value to U.N. inspectors trying to determine whether
    Syria’s combatants used chemical weapons during the country’s 25-month-old conflict. Under the United Nations’ terms of reference, only evidence personally collected by its inspectors can be used to fashion a final judgment.

    But no inspectors have been allowed inside Syria, so Western governments have relied on physical evidence smuggled out of the country by rebels or intelligence operatives. Precisely who acquired the evidence and what methods were used to guard against tampering may be unknowable, according to experts experienced at investigating chemical weapons claims.

    “You can try your best to control the analysis, but analysis at a distance is always uncertain,” said David Kay, a former U.N. weapons inspector who led the U.S. search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq after the 2003 invasion. “You’d be an idiot if you didn’t approach this thing with a bit of caution.”

     
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    Re: Bush has better intel than this?

    The accusation that Syria might use WMD was always intended as an excuse should the administration decide to get involved. Whether or not it actually gets used is immaterial.

     

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    We ARE the worlds largest arms dealer and Russia is making a move selling weapons to Assad so, we need some of the action it seems.

    You have to wonder "why now" this is a 2 year old conflict with so many dead what's the big difference in civilians being killed by sarin gas opposed to artillery??

     

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