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AP Fact Check: Obama's Syria Case Still Lacks Proof - Post Speech Night

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama voiced his conviction Tuesday night that Syrian President Bashar Assad was to blame for deadly chemical attacks against civilians, but again he offered no proof.

A look at his remarks to the nation, seeking support for a military strike against Syria, and how they compare with the facts as publicly known:

OBAMA: "We know the Assad regime was responsible. ... The facts cannot be denied."

THE FACTS: The Obama administration has not laid out proof Assad was behind the attack.

The administration has cited satellite imagery and communications intercepts, backed by social media and intelligence reports from sources in Syria, as the basis for blaming the Assad government. But the only evidence the administration has made public is a collection of videos it has verified of the victims. The videos do not demonstrate who launched the attacks.

Administration officials have not shared the satellite imagery they say shows rockets and artillery fire leaving government-held areas and landing in 12 rebel-held neighborhoods outside Damascus where chemical attacks were reported. Nor have they shared transcripts of the Syrian officials allegedly warning units to ready gas masks or discussing how to handle U.N. investigators after it happened.

The White House has declined to explain where it came up with the figure of at least 1,429 dead, including 400 children — a figure far higher than estimates by nongovernmental agencies such as the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has counted only victims identified by name, with a current total of 502. In his remarks, Obama more generally accused Assad's forces of gassing to death "over 1,000 people, including hundreds of children."

More jive here;
http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-politics/20130911/U...




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If Obama wants to punish

If Obama wants to punish Syria, he should become their President. That would pretty much destroy them.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

True, but why spread our misery anywhere else?

We ought to get him declared unfit and unqualified for office, and toss out his Cabinet, Two or Three members of the Supreme Court, and the Speaker of the House (and maybe the president pro Temp of the Senate as well, for complicity to impeachable offenses)

But that man should play the tyrant over God, and find Him a better man than himself, is astonishing drama indeed!~~D. Sayers
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

www.dailypaul.com/280083/jesus-christ-vic

"because, Obama"

"because, Obama"

“Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a central bank, and he can rob a country and the world.”
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"President Barack Obama

"President Barack Obama voiced his conviction Tuesday night that Syrian President Bashar Assad was to blame for deadly chemical attacks against civilians, but again he offered no proof."

"because, Obama"

How dumb are they...

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Remember

When they tried to say Bengazi was started because of a hate video on youtube about Muslims? What an absolute joke.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/08/19/Reuters-S...

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Americans have such a

Americans have such a terrible case of battered wife syndrome. We get lied to and treated like shit over and over but the next morning we wake up and hold on to the delusion that the gov. still loves and cares about us.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

You are right!

most Americans do. (BTW, love that tagline! There is nothing better than fresh from the garden salsa - both the smell and the taste!)

But that man should play the tyrant over God, and find Him a better man than himself, is astonishing drama indeed!~~D. Sayers
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

www.dailypaul.com/280083/jesus-christ-vic

Haha thanks! I am going to

Haha thanks! I am going to make another batch tonight. The line is actually modified from the famous napalm line from Apocolypse Now.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.