Ambivalence: Where the hell would rebels even get chemical weapons? It's not like you can order them from Amazon (you can't, right?).That's not suspicious at ALL.
DerAppie: way south: I can't believe I'm going to say this but: for everything Al Queda is and has done, they aren't big on chemical weapons and don't possess an army of tanks or jets to cause mayhem with.In this situation they've become the lesser of two evils and we really don't have to back them. We just have to make sure Assad tumbles down a flight of conveniently places stairs.Okay, let us see what would happen if the West went and put their weight behind your "lesser" of two evils.We would help oust Asad, who is relatively moderate, and thus make room for Al Queda to take control. Or at least destabilise things enough that they will get regions under their control. Individual liberties, as much as there are, will go down the drain. Women will lose even the vestiges of rights they have because Al Queda isn't big on those. Locals will either be bullied in helping/supporting Al Queda or be hunted down.Just how is Al Queda the lesser evil? Because they didn't use a chemical weapon? That is a very simplistic way of looking at things and will hurt the population at large far more than a few gas canisters. Just let them figure their own shiat out and steer away from this clusterfark. There is no good ending and if "we" are getting blamed either way ("You could have helped!" vs "You were the ones who ousted Assad, things were better then!"), then it is better to be blamed after not losing resources and lives of our own.
LewDux: brightest farkers
leadmetal: Can't americans figure out they are being played for chumps again?It's all a damn set up so the people with power in the USA can make their next move in their real life game of risk. Meanwhile the military industrial complex gets another war to profit from.For crying out loud many of the rebels in Syria are of the same group american taxpayers are paying the bill to fight in Afghanistan. These rebels are killing anyone not of their religion in Syria. They aren't good people. They are being funded and supported because they achieve a higher political goal for the powers that be. Never mind what happens to regular people in the process.If you don't think a chemical weapons attack would be launched or staged to convince the american people into supporting yet another war where the US federal government has no business being in the first place you're naive and ignorant of history. Americans have been falling for bullshiat like this for about 150 years now. Then decades later they learn they were lied to but then it happens again. Remember the Maine. Gulf of Tokin. Germans killing babies, Iraq's military killing babies.... on an on. Chumps falling for it every time.Americans are chumps and being played for chumps, again.
LewDux: Infernalist: That is some brass-balls level audacity. They find the chem weapons in rebel tunnels near a region held by the rebels, thus throwing the blame on the rebels AND giving them more reason to bomb the living shiat out of the rebel region.Because if you're a bunch of rebels and you've gassed your own fellow rebels in order to make the Syrian government look bad, then you're going to leave the evidence of it 'outside' your region of control in some tunnels that are near patrolling government forces.The Syrian government sincerely thinks that the rest of the world is farking retarded.I don't know, some of the brightest farkers believe Assad
ontariolightning: Assad cannot lose or else the whole region will lose and rebels aka Al Qaeda will actually be in political control of a country. They will try to gain other countries afterwards. Eventually they'll fight to get back Jerusalem. This is just a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Back off USA.
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