They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Monday, September 09, 2013

Syria: US 'common sense' danger

A 'strong common sense' test is all it takes to find Bashar al-Assad guilty of  the Ghouta chemical weapons holocaust and necessitate the unleashing of a 60-90 day bombing campaign (just for starters)  as punishment. This is the nation that - because common sense dictated - sent in an army of SWAT paramilitaries to deal with a misbehaving 107 yr old, with predictable results.  As time goes on the US case for war becomes less not more convincing.

The White House has admitted it has no "irrefutable" evidence of Mr Assad's involvement in the August attack, but said a "strong common-sense test irrespective of the intelligence" suggested his government was responsible.

"We've seen the video proof of the outcome of those attacks," White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough said on Sunday. "Now do we have a picture or do we have irrefutable beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence? This is not a court of law and intelligence does not work that way." Link