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Syria Chemical weapons

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  • Center Left
    Independent
    Central, FL
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    http://news.msn.com/world/syria-has-shipped-less-than-5-percent-of-chemical-weapons

    In relation to comments recently made (sorry I couldn't find the thread or I would have added to it).
    The above story suggests that Syria has only removed "less than 5% of their chemical weapons". That
    is sad.
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Denton, TX
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    Yeah, seems like Syria is stalling. Reuters is saying only 4% of the weapon stockpiles have been moved. This does not bode well with their civil breaking out. If the wrong people get their hands on those things, shit will hit the fan
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Zach F Wrote: Yeah, seems like Syria is stalling. Reuters is saying only 4% of the weapon stockpiles have been moved. This does not bode well with their civil breaking out. If the wrong people get their hands on those things, shit will hit the fan
    Also the peace negotiations in Switserland failed ; the parties involved did not want to have any more sessions either. I guess the US will never learn on how the middle east works. Again all the different factions and religeous influx/factions make things very complicated. However since our military is eager to start another war; if they get their way, I'm affraid the mess will get only bigger. I hope someone in Washington has the brains to stay out of it; we lost enough human life and soldiers in other wasted wars.
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    So Syria is not living up to their end of the bargain? Who woulda thunk it? Everyone who knows anything about the middle east, that's who. It seems as if our government is clueless, as usual.

    Apparently the administration is shocked, SHOCKED! to find out that a middle east dictator who is in the middle of a desperate civil war might renege on a promise.

    Meanwhile back in the USA, we hear that we are going to ship small arms to the opposition forces. That would be one way to piss off the Assad regime, and maybe they think that justifies their breaking the agreement.

    If the US wants the conflict to end, why ship arms to one side? That seems like the way to keep war ongoing, not end it, and maybe that's the real intent. If we want to help we should give humanitarian aid, not guns. More guns usually leads to more violence, not more peace.

    This may be exactly what it takes for President Obama to bomb them. Remember how he and Kerry wanted so badly to bomb them last summer and now they may think they have an excuse to do so.

    Why would anyone be stupid enough to trust someone like Assad, anyway???