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  1. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, 8 months ago

    Anyone getting involved in THAT mess really should be committed!!!

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    There should be an international response to Assad’s use of sarin gas on his people. The Turks, Jordanians & Russians are a lot more likely to be the next targets than the U.S., yet their leaders are unwilling to intervene.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    Why would Assad need to use chemical weapons now? He is winning with tanks, guns, bombs and missiles. This just seems strange since he was getting back territory taken by his troops.

  4. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, 8 months ago

    Assad is going to use gas on neighboring countries now, Uncle Joe? Nonsense. Assad is fighting the CIA-trained radical Muslim rebels. You know, like the same CIA – MIddle Eastern trained movements that became Al Qaeda, or Saddam, or Gaddafi. Hmm…

  5. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Indeed, it doesn’t make sense. This was either the rebels, or a rogue officer acting on his own initiative, or a turncoat agent provocateur paid by Western intelligence.

  6. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Maybe there’s a reason for that. Maybe they know they’re not in danger.

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Ted Rall

    “Maybe there’s a reason for that. Maybe they know they’re not in danger.”

    I don’t think Assad is going to turn on his Russian backers, but I do think this should be a rallying point for all decent people & nations. Maybe a bigger pipe dream than a new American revolution…

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @HabaneroBuck

    I don’t see Assad using his nerve gas on Israel, but I do see our erstwhile CIA puppets doing so in the future.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Ted Rall

    Thinking on this a moment more: Putin probably wants to reserve the right to use sarin gas on his own troublemakers in the future. At least he’s got the decency to avoid hypocrisy…

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 8 months ago

    Unfortunately, it’s not “two” sides to this Civil War.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    @Ted Rall

    Now I found out. Assad was doing it to show his core he will do anything to maintain his place, and by extension the Alawites place in Syria. (They have no where else to go.) Which means the US is being smarter now by at least looking like they’re talking about it. But like World War One one thing lead to many others as countries supported sides and it spread out like ripples on a pond.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    A nerve gas attack would lead to nuclear war. One sided of course. They would probably blame Iran.

  13. mnsmkd

    mnsmkd GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    good one

  14. Xavier Sartre

    Xavier Sartre said, 8 months ago

    We’re being rushed into war on false pretexts again folks. The rebels were caught with sarin gas a while back, they are just as likely (or more so) to have been responsible for the chemical weapons attack.

    See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22424188 , http://nsnbc.me/2013/06/02/syrian-military-seizes-sarin-gas-from-rebels-russia-blocks-un-quasir-resolution/ and http://rt.com/news/sarin-gas-turkey-al-nusra-021/ for news reports at the time.

    “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

  15. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Russia doesn’t need to use chemical weapons. It is a well-armed nuclear power. Chemical weapons are out-of-date and thus a tool for weaker nations.

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