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Who do you think is behind the nerve gas attack in Syria (and what is the reasoning behind your opinion?)

Insomniac60 2013/08/26 22:05:35
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Who do you think is most likely responsible for the nerve gas attack in Damascus?

This week, a nerve gas attack was delivered by rockets into Damascus, Syria. The gas was delivered during a fierce bombardment that occurred at about 3am in a residential neighborhood. Most people (including many women and children) died in their homes. Sarin gas is suspected.

Doctors Without Borders gave a preliminary report of the deaths of at least 355 of the 3,600 patients that presented with neurotoxic symptoms that flooded into three Syrian hospitals on the day of the attack. The opposition claim 650 - 1300 people have subsequently died.

The opposition to the government of President Bashar al-Assad blame the government for the attack. al-Assad denies that the Syrian government is responsible and blames the opposition.

It is actually hard to see any benefit to either side in the Syrian civil war to cause them to act in such an overt and atrocious fashion - let alone attack a residential neighborhood and kill innocent civilians - because of the inevitable backlash of negative opinion from the international community.

The act is so heinous that the US and it's allies are revving up to teach Syria a lesson. Russia and Iran (who back the current Syrian regime) are objecting to intervention on the grounds that it is uncertain who is actually responsible.

There is a huge gas field under the ocean between Syria and Cyprus. The economy of Cyprus which has been doing fine, collapsed earlier this year. So, besides political power - access to resources (and greed) becomes another potential motivator and driver for the attack. There are mercenaries (a number of which do contracted work for various governments, including the U.S.) who prepared to do just about anything for money. They could certainly act under the pretense of being one side or the other either for a government or business interest etc

So, the perpetrators of this horrible act against humanity is currently far from clear.
The U.S. and co is waiting in the wings to intervene. Any consequent escalation in the Syrian civil war is likely to result in the loss of many more innocent lives.

Who do you think is most likely responsible for the nerve gas attack in Damascus?
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  • Pagan Hellfire 2013/08/27 08:55:49
    The Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad
    Pagan Hellfire
    The Syrian government knows that the UN is too week to act.
  • VoteOut 2013/08/26 23:24:45
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    VoteOut
    think the Syria girl knows?

  • dubbie 2013/08/26 22:49:31
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    I wouldn`t put it pass the Iranian regime to be involved with it to take the focus off their nuclear development so they can finish what they started and think America will be to occupied in Syria
  • MaryOz 2013/08/26 22:45:03
  • DS in Oak Ridge NC 2013/08/26 22:09:29 (edited)
    The rebel forces in the Syrian civil war
    DS in Oak Ridge NC
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    The Syrian Gov't has nothing to gain / much to lose by using Gas... But rebels - by blaming Assad - get the West to launch missile attacks they cannot muster. Docs w/o Borders already revealed their Rebel leanings, so they're version is suspect.
  • Sugar Daddy 2013/08/26 22:06:52
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    RUSSIA DID IT THEY WANNA HIT US FROM BEHIND WHEN WE GO IN THROWING BLIND !
  • MaryOz Sugar D... 2013/08/26 22:45:32

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