Even amid uproar over alleged chemical attack, Syria regime seems confident it has upper hand

  • Article by: LEE KEATH , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 24, 2013 - 8:07 PM

DAMASCUS, Syria — The signs would seem bad for President Bashar Assad. Blasts echo all day long over the Syrian capital as troops battle rebels entrenched on its eastern doorstep. The government admits the economy is devastated. Allegations of a horrific chemical attack have given new life to calls for international action against his regime.

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tmauelAug. 25, 13 2:39 AM

Why is Obama once again escalating U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war? UN special weapons investigator Carla Ponti found that it was the rebels who likely used chemical weapons in an obvious attempt to trigger Obama's red line on chemical weapons use. Supposedly we are fighting a global war on terror against al-Qaida but in Syria we trust al-Qaida propaganda concerning chemical use?

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tmauelAug. 25, 13 2:47 AM

Obama and major Western allies in Britain, France, and even Turkey are taking another drastic step towards a ground invasion of Syria. The signs are clear. Obama is convinced the only way to unwind the disaster of the civil war in Syria and the 100,000 dead is massive Western escalation which means heavy bombing followed by a massive ground assault of Western troops.

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