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Obama: Chemical weapon would alter Syrian equation
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 20.08.12, 22:25
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1. They are already using it. But secretly.
Iranian Hunter   (08.20.12)
And USA knows Syria is already using it, otherwise they would not mention it. The USA just needs to "prove" the Syrian regime has used it. ANd that requires a video of a rebel with a rotting body because of the chemical weapon. But then again, the shias are good at saying "false video, edited, false flag, jews did it".
2. #1 The rotting rebel must be alive, otherwise it will be
Iranian Hunter   (08.20.12)
called false flag. You the UN, Peace now ,Leftist(Kumbaya..oh...kumbaya)
3. Assad, a good boy, will listen to Obama
Tarbouche ,   Aswan   (08.20.12)
4. iran is a dead man walking.
5. ALL TALK....
ALAN ,   USA   (08.20.12)
6. Never believe Obama!
Rickey ,   NY, NY   (08.20.12)
Assad has killed thousands! Don't you think he crossed the red line already???!!! Can't wait till November to vote this clown out of office....
7. He meant to say...
Taner ,   NYC   (08.21.12)
If you use chemical weapons on Israel, that will be a red line. Mr. Obama, have you ever condemned Israel for using white phosphorus bombs in Operation Cast Lead? You sure know use of such weapons is a war crime don't you? Besides, how come the sources making speculations on Syria's WMDs are always "unidentified"? We have seen this picture in Iraq war, another false flag operation?
8. #6: Red line means attacking Israel
Taner ,   NYC   (08.21.12)
US politicians do not care about the chemical weapons already used in Aleppo and Hum's and Damascus... They care about whether or not they are used on Israelis. Don't you get it?
9. Obama can't help it.....
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (08.21.12)
he is only saying what his teleprompter told him to.
10. The Problem Here Is b.H.o. Hasnt
Told anyone HOW MANY red lines Need To Be Crossed To Illicit A Response!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11. No outcries over Syrian WMDs,denials over Sadaams WMDs
Even though he used them on the Kurds. Welcome to the alternate reality society,that only has one problem in their lives.
12. The USA and Russia
Zivron   (08.21.12)
The USA RUSSIA CHINA and the UK out ally and Putin needs EGO MITIGATION in the MiDDLE EAST. France Belgium and Holland and Switzerland which has laundered the Dough ough massively assist Africa Oboma ought lose for his protection of the islamist but the Republicans need to protect with full Christian compassion the vulnerable .
13. The USA and Russia
Zivron   (08.21.12)
The USA RUSSIA CHINA and the UK out ally and Putin needs EGO MITIGATION in the MiDDLE EAST. France Belgium and Holland and Switzerland which has laundered the Dough ough massively assist Africa Oboma ought lose for his protection of the islamist but the Republicans need to protect with full Christian compassion the vulnerable .
14. obama should keep his mouth shut about Israel
Jonathan ,   Israel   (08.21.12)
who the hell he thinks he is to say that Syria's use of WMD's on its own people is a concern for Israel???? The only concern for Israel is if WMD's are to be used against Israeli citizens, which is what Iran is planning to do and which is what Obama refuses to address!!!!!
15. obuma warns syrupia against unconventional weapons
Jerome ,   Basalt, Colorado   (08.21.12)
when it comes to irun he will have diplomacy and negotiations untill it is to late and the evil nazi mullahs have a nuke. guess obummer doesn't like his fellow muslim bros getting wipe off the face of the earth but when it comes to Jews llives he can have more patience and doesn't mind waiting.
17. What a fake - 1000's have already been killed!
BUTSeriously ,   Sydney   (08.21.12)
Now we know why Iran has a lot time of time to prepare.
18. @11 Actually There Was
emanon ,   USA   (08.21.12)
Saddam managed to hide it longer, but when the reports surfaced about how Saddam attacked the Kurdish people, there was outrage. I do not remember what the agent used was, but I remember something about "yellow rain".
19. Obama just gave Syria Green Light for "limited" chemical use
Dr. L. Brnd ,   San Diego, USA   (08.21.12)
Our boob in the White House, choosing his words carefully, just said his "red line" for "possible action" would be if the US sees "a whole bunch of chemical weapons being moved or utilized". ONLY IF THERE IS "A WHOLE BUNCH". Let me translate here from American English to Standard English - "a whole bunch" means "a lot, a large number, many, massive or extensive", In other words, as long as Assad only unleashes a LIMITED chemical attack, either on his people or on Israel - say one or two or twenty nerve gas bombs - Obama's "red line" will not have been crossed, and he will order no action against Syria whatsoever. However, if and only if "a whole bunch" of nerve gas weapons are used to attack Syrian rebels or Israeli cities, thern Obama will merely consider any actions that could be "possible" [e.g., forty lashes with a wet noodle]. This sickening prevarication, unprecedented cowardice by a US President on chemical weapons since the end of WW2, constitutes a virtual green light to Assad that a limited nerve gas attack will not cause a US reaction - and by inference - will not result in the US supporting an israeli retaliatory reaction either. This means that Obama has received intel that Syria is preparing a "limited" chemical weapons attack, and that he doesn't want to see it explode into an all-out regional war, so he's taking the US out of the equation. The suddenness of the Obama press conferfence and its disturbing content means that a chemical attack by Assad forces is imminent. Israel must make IMMEDIATELY clear that ANY use of chemical weapons against Israel will result in an all-out WMD retaliatory response against Syrian cities, bases and leadership - a border-to-border take out of Syria as a viable nation. Permenently. This kind of threat from the US and its allies has kept chemical weapons from being used against Israel or anybody since WW2 ended. Obama has just withdrawn this threat, except for "a whole bunch of" chemical weapons. Israel is on its own, and should prepare to destroy Syria and its allies in Lebanon and Iran with an all-out nuclear strike at any use of chemical weapons against Israelis by the Assad regime. Whether our boob in the White House likes it or not - he's notgoing to help anyway, as long as its not "a whole bunch". Watch for the political firestorm caused in the US by Obama's remarks.
20. This is so damn laughable!! When Obaama speaks--NOBODY in
the Middle East ,   listens!!NOBODY!!   (08.21.12)
21. Nobody listens to obama...
Malone ,   Hfx   (08.21.12) the ME...they laugh at him. Commander in Chief my ass..
22. Obama will do nothing and Syria knows it
DT ,   TA Israel   (08.21.12)
as does Iran. The US is weaker than weak and all talk. Any action will be down to Israel and Israel alone.
23. Thas right Assad, you pace yourself!
Ze'ev ,   USA   (08.21.12)
You kill those ppl little by little now, 'cause if you try to kill 'em all at once you might force Obama to actually do something!
24. Obama should also warn Egypt for violating the 1979 peace
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (08.21.12)
treaty between Egypt and Israel, on which the US is a signatory, by bringing into the Sinai troops and materials in both quantities and quality that violate grossly the treaty. The US, of course, can simply stop financing Egypt as the first tool to be used against this gross violation, but should not limit itself to this tool in the toolbox of options. Will Obama be able/willing to say no to fellow Muslims...??
25. Not only Israel denies having WMD's
Brett ,   JHB South Africa   (08.21.12)
It would appear there are other hypocrats in the world other than Israel. Do I read syria denies having weapons of mass destruction?? Hevaens, Israel obviously couldnt possibly be the only liars in the middle east or world. Please use these weapons Mr Acid, give the world an excuse to rescue your country, because it isnt your country and people!!!
26. US attack on Syria mean chemical war on Israel and US bases
Steven Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (08.21.12)
Syria won't use chemical weapons unless attacked. Assad may survive the Arab Spring for years, even decades, because he has chemical weapons, he is feared by the US and Israel.
27. To: No. 26
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (08.21.12)
So, can we take it as a given that you support the ruthless and murderous regime in Syria? Particularly in light of the fact that there is pretty conclusive proof that Assad has already used weapons of mass destruction in his desperate bid to hold on to power. By the way -- just so that you're clear on this -- while the United States may be fearful of Assad, Israel is not. We can squash him like a bug, any old time. Won't take long.
28. With G" help and American voters wisdom we shall ....
TZVI MANOR ,   Even Yehuda   (08.21.12) freed from this Pharaoh,please jewish voters do not reelect this person
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