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Tue Sep 3, 2013, 11:28 AM Sep 2013

Did Syrian President Bashar al-Assad commit a chemical attack against citizens of Syria [View all]

I'm just curious to see where we are on this basic "fact" - I understand that one can believe that Assad committed this act while also believing that it is foolish for the United States to fire bombs at him.

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Yes he did; the facts are more or less as the US and France are reporting them
2 (25%)
Yes, a chemical attack occurred, but we don't know if Assad was behind it.
1 (13%)
Yes a chemical attack occurred, but it was not nearly as deadly as the US is portraying it.
0 (0%)
Both 2 and 3.
1 (13%)
No; the US and France are not reliable sources, and the facts are likely to be completely different than what has been reported
3 (38%)
This poll is a bullshit poll.
1 (13%)
I like to vote!
0 (0%)
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I have no idea -- Hell Hath No Fury Sep 2013 #1
in third world authoritarian government even during normal times - lines of authority and questions Douglas Carpenter Sep 2013 #2
someone posited a good question though- if Assad's forces used gas without his approval, doesn't KittyWampus Sep 2013 #6
your visual is eye-blinking nt grasswire Sep 2013 #11
The trust is gone ...and it won't be coming back! n/t L0oniX Sep 2013 #3
Yeah, we've seen "basic facts" before... whatchamacallit Sep 2013 #4
So you are claiming there are no dead civilians. An empty vial= no dead civilians. KittyWampus Sep 2013 #7
That's not at all what I'm claiming whatchamacallit Sep 2013 #9
The picture of colin powell is kind of a trump card I guess el_bryanto Sep 2013 #8
It's an emotion based appeal- using Nadin's own words. And it's apparent who on DU insists on repeat KittyWampus Sep 2013 #10
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are convinced he did. They are liberal, independent thinkers pampango Sep 2013 #5
Hillary Kerry etc were convinced of Saddams WMD blazeKing Sep 2013 #13
Again I believe both of them are inherently skeptical of PTB way of thinking. pampango Sep 2013 #17
I voted for #3 Arctic Dave Sep 2013 #12
Hard to tell until people get their story straight. Iggo Sep 2013 #14
Yes, he did it, but the numbers may be lower than reported. Waiting For Everyman Sep 2013 #15
The Obama administration has offered doodley squat for evidence Assad was behind the attacks. Erose999 Sep 2013 #16
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