Reports Syria has used chemical weapons are beginning to surface

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    I'm sorry people are having nausea and signs of sarin poisoning where Assad has bombed his fellow Syrians, especially at Christmas time.
     
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    "Syrian rebels claim..."

    Naw. THEY wouldn't have an interest in spinning a story or lying to draw in western support, would they?

    But, if it turns out to be true, just how fast do you think the President and other western leaders can respond? After all, that story is dated TODAY!
     
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    Wartime reports are often wrong when first reported so I read this skeptically.

    If true I have no idea how fast we would respond since Obama never made clear what the "threat" he made consisted of.
     
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    You didn't indicate that in your initial post. You just posted the report as is and used it as an excuse to question Obama.

    I'm not the President, but I did spend many years in the US Army and I can tell you that his response cannot be carried out in less than a day. First, they'll have to verify the report, identify targets, alert the required assets so they can arm-up and be ready when the call comes. That can't be done at the drop of a hat.
     
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    Except that the rebels ALSO have chemical weapons.
    Is Obama threatening "serious" consequences on them too?
     
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    I indicated what the story said. Its not my job to twist news stories to suit myself. I simply supplied what I read then asked what it would mean to us based on Obama's threat. I also never suggested that we should be doing anything much less anything right away.

    Why do so many of you look for demons to fight about where none exists? Is a simple conversation beyond the capability of USMB posters?
     
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    Oldguy thinks he's special because he peeled potatoes in the Army. Duh.
     
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    Stopping Syria from using chemical weapons 'almost unachievable'...
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    Pentagon weighs how to secure Syria's chemical weapons
    Thu January 10, 2013 - "We're not talking about ground troops" to secure weapons, Panetta says'; Britain's Hague says "all options are on the table," will push for political solution; The U.N. is preparing a global pledging conference to aid Syrian refugees; Brahimi repeats widespread view that al-Assad family has been in power too long
     

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