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Manchin Right To Oppose Attack

September 8, 2013

By last Thursday, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., had heard enough about President Barack Obama’s plan for a military attack on Syria — and what the Mountain State lawmaker heard worried him....

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Sep-08-13 9:01 PM

An attack on Syria is an act of war. Retaliation is fair game. Every faction over there is worse than the next. Vote no

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Sep-08-13 12:26 PM

Thank you Joe. You did the right thing. A rarity for a current Democrat.

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Sep-08-13 12:14 PM

This is not about chemical weapons. It is about the balance of power in the Mid East. The intention is to empower the rebel forces. But they are more anti-US that the current regime. The Russia-Syria-Iran alliance will form the nucleus of WWIII.

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Sep-08-13 11:55 AM

Reuters) - Syrian government forces may have carried out a chemical weapons attack close to Damascus without the personal permission of President Bashar al-Assad, Germany's Bild am Sonntag paper reported on Sunday, citing German intelligence.

Syrian brigade and division commanders had been asking the Presidential Palace to allow them to use chemical weapons for the last four-and-a-half months, according to radio messages intercepted by German spies, but permission had always been denied, the paper said.

This could mean Assad may not have personally approved the attack close to Damascus on August 21 in which more than 1,400 are estimated to have been killed, intelligence officers suggested.

Germany's foreign intelligence agency (BND) could not be reached for comment.

Is Opie SURE about this one?

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