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January 15, 2013

Leaked State Department Cable: The Syrian Government Likley Used Chemical Weapons Against Its Own People, Last Month

This was supposedly some kind of "red line" or something, wasn't it?

Yes, the article notes, it had been a red line.

Obama's got so much respect from world leaders.

He whacked OBL, you might have heard.

The cable, signed by the U.S. consul general in Istanbul, Scott Frederic Kilner, and sent to State Department headquarters in Washington last week, outlined the results of the consulate's investigation into reports from inside Syria that chemical weapons had been used in the city of Homs on Dec. 23.

The consul general's report followed a series of interviews with activists, doctors, and defectors, in what the administration official said was one of the most comprehensive efforts the U.S. government has made to investigate claims by internal Syrian sources. The investigation included a meeting between the consulate staff and Mustafa al-Sheikh, a high-level defector who once was a major general in Assad's army and key official in the Syrian military's WMD program.

An Obama administration official who reviewed the document, which was classified at the "secret" level, detailed its contents to The Cable. "We can't definitely say 100 percent, but Syrian contacts made a compelling case that Agent 15 was used in Homs on Dec. 23," the official said.

The use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime would cross the "red line" President Barack Obama first established in an Aug. 20 statement.

...

Many believe that Assad is testing U.S. red lines.

Has tested, present perfect. Don't they teach people grammar any more?

Likely Secretary of Defense and Chuck Schumer protege Chuck Hagel announced he would make it his top priority to "find out which Jews were behind this." He then apologized to Chuck Schumer and said he didn't mean all Jews, just the ones who control the world.


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