August 29th, 2013

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  1. 1
    Clarks says:

    Crikey that was a quick week

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    • 7
      Agent Gannex says:

      A week in politics my lad….

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      Rather inconvenient says:

      Ooeerr, the US State Department wheels have fallen off the certainty that Assad gassed his own people. In a statement they admitted that,

      “An intercept of Syrian military officials discussing the strike was among low-level staff, with no direct evidence tying the attack back to an Assad insider or even a senior Syrian commander, the officials said.”

      So while Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that links between the attack and the Assad government are “undeniable,” U.S. intelligence officials are not so certain that the suspected chemical attack was carried out on Assad’s orders, or even completely sure it was carried out by government forces, the officials said.

      ***

      Another possibility that officials would hope to rule out: that stocks had fallen out of the government’s control and were deployed by rebels in a callous and calculated attempt to draw the West into the war.

      In other words, the U.S. hasn’t yet ruled out that possibility … but only hopes to.

      http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-08-29/wheels-just-came-syria-war-wagon

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      • 21
        Bill Quango MP -x says:

        They never said Assad. They say The Assad regime.

        Meaning him, his military council , his generals or any junior officer who fancied clearing a stronghold the quick way with nerve gas.

        The charge remains. The Syrian government used the chemicals.

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          Rather inconvenient says:

          And the proof, the evidence for that charge is?

          Oh that’s right you don’t have any.

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          • bullshitspotter says:

            Haven’t you got access to Youtube you knobjockey???!!

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          • Bill Quango MP -x says:

            My proof? Erm…its what has been said. Its what has been said in the article you yourself posted above.

            Maybe you should quote to us the paragraph where the US/UK/UN say Assad himself , personally, gave the order to use chemical weapons.

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          • Rather inconvenient says:

            Oh I get it youtube videos are now the empirical forensic evidence needed to go to war.

            Some might argue that Facebook or Twitter should be used as evidence of guilt or otherwise, as they are just as incontrovertible sources of ‘evidence’ also.

            Knobjockey? yes, you certainly are.

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          • Rather inconvenient says:

            For Bill Q. to read again ( as many times as you like until it sinks in )

            “An intercept of Syrian military officials discussing the strike was among low-level staff, with no direct evidence tying the attack back to an Assad insider or even a senior Syrian commander, the officials ( US State Department ) said.”

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          • Bill Quango MP -x says:

            To Rather inconvenient:

            You keep proving my point. The Western powers assert that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons. That means if the Syrian army, civil service, militia, police or Damascus parking enforcement officers decided to use artillery shells containing gas, on purpose or in error, then Assad is to blame.

            What you keep referring to says exactly that. Someone on the Assad side used chemical weapons. So its hardly evidence of a conspiracy is it?

            BTW, I agree with your opposition to our involvement. We should stay away. Even though, if you read the JIC statement, its overwhelmingly clear that the Syrian government , at whatever level, was behind the attack.
            Its not wise to join a civil war.

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      • 22
        Maqboul says:

        So we don’t know yet if Assad is a murderous tyrant already?

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        • 33
          Rather inconvenient says:

          The region is choc full of tyrants, dictators and religious nutjobs, our own ‘allies’ AQ in Syria, are religious fanatics who try to kill us at every opportunity.

          Any sane or sensible person would leave the problems of the ME well alone and get the Arabs to sort out, an Arab problem.

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  2. 2
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Miliband and Clegg to share mini-brain grown in laboratory

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  3. 3
    Living in 97.222% white Merseyside says:

    Does it contain all the information we need to know about twerking?
    After all it seems to have dominated the news this week.

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  4. 4
    Iraq has poisoned the well of public opinion says:

    What will we do if cws end up in the hands of A Q? Wait for Milicoward to grow a moral spine?

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  5. 5
    Mr S Fry Q1 says:

    There was a young chaplain from King’s
    Who talked about God and such things
    But his real desire
    Was a boy in the choir
    With a bottom like jelly on springs.

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    14 cw attacks and only now we are starting to wake up. says:

    Miliblunder was as clear as mud this afternoon. When did he develop that terrible stutter?

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    Crazy Cat Lady says:

    We are off to war..Hurrah!. The foot is coming down. Chemical weapons, we say NO!

    A few dead civvies here and there, it’s no matter (we will blame the cowardly dictator (human shields)).

    International outrage, we do not care (no-one likes us anyhow).

    Public opinion, wtf? (since when has the public had a say).

    Guido cheers! I always guessed he was a lefty (new-Labourite, neo-con, globalist)

    Thatchers turning in her grave.

    Saudi’s are already talking with Russia, making plans for when they own Syria (by the assistance and spending of the west). Do not worry Putin, you can have your pipeline/mineral access/military bases..Let the stupid western leaders spend their budgets on humanitarian intervention (when Saudi is in charge things will be no better for the people).

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  8. 11
    Maqboul says:

    This week, Cameron can’t do what he wants to do because Parliament won’t let him.

    Not exactly Putin, is he?

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  9. 12
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

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  10. 15
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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  11. 16
    14 cw attacks and only now we are starting to wake up. says:

    Miliblunder wants to wait until weapon inspectors have collected & reported on all evidence obtained from recent attack? That evidence is corrupt due to timescale of cw event and when the evidence was actually collected? This is just becoming nonsense now! Miliblunder is a fucking moron!

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    • 25
      Great British Public says:

      Let the religion of piss act out its destiny. We should stand respectfully aside and observe.

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      • 42
        14 cw attacks and only now we are starting to wake up. says:

        I would usually go along with that. But I think it is disgusting what Assad is doing to his own people. I think the whole thing is a mess and I reckon those cws could end up in the wrong hands. I am not scaremongering but Labour are so up there anti war hypocritical arsehole they have convinced themselves their own shit smells of roses! They are refusing to think straight on this!

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    • 27
      Fuck the LibLabCon says:

      If they want to do something useful, find out who really did the attack, trace it back to who gains. If the truth were found, war crimes would be targeted in a different direction methinks.

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    • 39
      Gooey Blob says:

      Miliband is a little boy pretending to understand a game the big boys play while the little friends with whom he normally plays – Ed, Yvette, Chuka et al – are cowering in the corner of the playground knowing not what to make of it.

      Thank goodness Ed and his tiny playmates are not in charge.

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    • 41
      E.N.T cutter says:

      It takes a while for anybody to run in a new nose and median septum. I thought it was sufficient and the speach therapy lessons were beginning to work too.

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    • 52
      Pick litter for bennies says:

      Picture the scene-Ed is in the Unite office,”what am i going to do about the vote tonight”.Len says “do what i always say,we need more information”.Ed say,s this in the HOC and hey presto he,s in sync with the British public.The motto is -even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and again!.

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  12. 26
    Bill Quango MP -x says:

    Wow! All those NewLabour MPs suddenly calling for lots more evidence for war.
    They used to deflect blame by saying “Lessons have been learned”.

    And amazingly now…they actually have.

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    • 46
      14 cw attacks and only now we are starting to wake up. says:

      Bullshit! If Labour were still in government they would be breaking their necks to please Obama! This is them playing the populist card with no sincerity whatsoever and the foolish public will fall for it!

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      • 49
        Bill Quango MP -x says:

        I don’t believe them either.
        It was an attempt at irony.

        Obviously failed.

        Miliband will join the war next week. Once he’s established his parties peace corps, ban the bombers, cnd, stop the war credentials.

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  13. 29
    Barry O'Bummer says:

    I have a dream!
     
    Which is to bomb the shit out of people in far away lands.

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  14. 34
    The UK will go with Obama after all says:

    Dave to recall Parliament on Sunday ! Cripes ! that’ll interfere with Honourable Members Sunday lie in and pint round their local. It’ll also upset the “God Botherers”

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  15. 36
    bushy-tailed says:

    Rolf is still safe Guido.
    You have yet to put up the crosshairs, or are you doing a Brazilian in his case?

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  16. 37
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    Tonight I shall be using my Poostal Vote.

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    14 cw attacks and only now we are starting to wake up. says:

    Bullshit! If Labour were still in government they would be breaking their necks to please Obama! This is them playing the populist card with no sincerity whatsoever and the foolish public will fall for it!

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    • 51
      Universal Hiss says:

      I’m not sure the foolish public(you & me included)will this time.

      Iraq casts a long shadow.

      I was just looking at The Mail’s report on the debate.Dave’s getting a right kicking below the line.

      I think the wise public are waking up to the lies from all sides.

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      • 53
        Hannibal from Carthage says:

        Thanks to Julian Arseache ( is he still living in that embassy surrounded by policemen? ) we know the Americans think Cameron and his mates are the biggest laugh since pedigree poodles.

        It is a shame Arseache has stopped posting.

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  18. 55
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    They are putting it about in France that the President is ready for a bit of military action in Syria.

    Let us leave it all to him.

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