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Chemical weapons expert doubts US claims of Syrian sarin gas attack

Chemical weapons experts voiced skepticism Friday about U.S. claims that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad had used the nerve agent sarin against rebels on at least four occasions this spring, saying that while the use of such a weapons is always possible, they’ve yet to see the telltale signs of a sarin gas attack, despite months of scrutiny.

"It’s not unlike Sherlock Holmes and the dog that didn’t bark," said Jean Pascal Zanders, a leading expert on chemical weapons who until recently was a senior research fellow at the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies. "It’s not just that we can’t prove a sarin attack; it’s that we’re not seeing what we would expect to see from a sarin attack."

Foremost among those missing items, Zanders said, are cellphone photos and videos of the attacks or the immediate aftermath.

"In a world where even the secret execution of Saddam Hussein was taped by someone, it doesn’t make sense that we don’t see videos, that we don’t see photos, showing bodies of the dead, and the reddened faces and the bluish extremities of the affected," he said.

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We are getting Gassed here

Next week with higher gasoline prices and that stinks. The only truth Obama ever said was your cost of gasoline will go up. My opinion

Money talks and dogs bark


There are none. Assad has all the motive in the World NOT to use CW. The oligarch backed rebels have ALL the motive in the World to use them and blame Assad.

A very good point...

Oh... that's right.. never mind.
It's classified.
Carry on.

WMD-Where have we heard that before?

That's right, Saddam had WMD. Oops, no he didn't, none where found.

George Bush had the audacity to joke about it:


United States Soldiers lost their lives based on a lie that became a joke.