No Evidence Assad used Gas

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Mattis Admits No Evidence Assad Did Gas Attack

Stated by General Mattis, as reported by the failing MSM rag Newsweek.

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danmanjones's picture

No shit. It made no sense that he would use chem weapons after Obama specifically said that was "the red line". Good to see Mattis is being honest. Him & Tillerson are working out pretty well so far. Making up for Trump's bumbling.

I'll hold my breath for CNN to run this story.

This guy's wrong re: war on Iran. Trump can't even drum up European support for more sanctions & Mattis knows the US has no winning strategy for a US v Iran hot war. It sucks that Iran has complied with every part of the nuclear deal and yet the US is still trying to renegotiate it. It took like 11 years to write.

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puttefnask's picture

I recall anyone even suggesting there wasn't sufficient evidence being called Assad-apologists.

 

This is all for a pipeline. Assad is the final obstacle.

 

That simple, which is horrible.

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skeptoid's picture

They said my lady was an apologist for a civilian-gassing tyrant and was "soft on Russia". Horrible, and also deplorable. There are people downrating this video because they can't accept that they once again supported a push to destroy foreign lives based on obvious lies.

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danmanjones's picture

here's the full context

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skeptoid's picture

He's not going to make the same mistake Colin Powell made.

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Dagambit's picture

They have evidence of Chlorine GAS being used against their people in the Syrian civil war, just no evidence of Sarin gas. Misleading video.

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skeptoid's picture

Think you misunderstood the transcript above. He's saying there's evidence that people have been exposed to chlorine gas, and sarin gas - no evidence that Assad's regime deployed either. None.

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Dagambit's picture

Oh, well if I misunderstood and that is the context of the narritive. Then I retract my statement and add, I thought it wasn't Assad from the get go, didn't they say it was a terriorist group? Or did Assad "supposedly" release this on a terrorist group? <--- which still isn't that bad in my opinion.

 

I seem to remember lots of footage from kids being exposed to gas or dead. Which just screams propaganda to me or staged. Every time it happened anywhere else (kids being killed that is) no pictures or footage is show of the actual deaths or event. Just saying.

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skeptoid's picture

Several of the vids claiming to show victims appeared to be staged. The medics appeared to be actors (did not know what they were doing), they handled the victims with bare hands, etc. I think it most likely that they tear gassed some kids and then filmed the aftermath, said it was sarin.

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