April 21, 2017
Israel’s Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman and U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis
We now have absolutely all the proof we need that Assad has chemical weapons: a guy saying it while standing next to God’s chosen people.
The Syrian government has retained an unspecified amount of chemical weapons and dispersed its aircraft following a U.S. cruise missile attack earlier this month, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday.
Mattis spoke alongside his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman, as part of a tour of the Middle East, and addressed reports that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still had a significant amount of chemical weapons.
Speaking beside an Israeli, hm.
“There can be no doubt in the international community’s mind that Syria has retained chemical weapons in violation of its agreement and its statement that it had removed them all. There is no longer any doubt,” he told reporters.
Mattis did not provide any evidence to back up his claim.
He’s following Buzzfeed date rape rules – “no evidence means no problem.”
The Buzzfeed rape law set a precedent that anyone can be convicted of anything without any evidence necessary. All you have to do is say something, then it becomes a fact.
Pretty bad though when WaPo is noting that you don’t have any evidence for a defamatory claim against an enemy of Jews.
On April 7, the U.S. launched dozens of cruise missiles at Shayrat airbase in Syria in response to a chemical weapon attack on Idlib province that happened three days earlier and killed nearly 100 people including 30 children.
U.S. officials said the Syrian aircraft that conducted the attack took off from Shayrat airfield.
No evidence again.
An unnamed Israeli military officer told reporters Wednesday that Assad still had a “few tons” of chemical weapons despite his pledge to destroy them under a 2013 agreement. It is unclear if the Israeli officer was talking about sarin gas — the same type reportedly used in the April 4 attack — or chlorine gas. Assad has regularly used chlorine during the five year old war.
Sarin was last used in Syria in 2013. The attack killed hundreds and nearly saw the U.S. launch strikes on Syrian military facilities. A last minute deal, brokered in part by Russia in October 2013, instead made Syria pledge to destroy its chemical weapon stockpiles and sign the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ ban to ensure that the weapons were not used in the future.
The US was an observer of this.
But I dunno, I guess just blame that nigger Obama.
Like Obama blamed Bush.
And Bush blamed Clinton.
Democracy: the buck stops as soon as you can trace it back to someone who’s already dead.
The same group confirmed that sarin — a prohibited substance under the ban — was used in the April 4 attack.
“The bottom line is, I can say authoritatively they have retained some [chemical weapons]. It’s a violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions, and it’s going to have to be taken up diplomatically,” Mattis said.
What is going to be taken up?
All he is saying is “I know because I said it.”
There’s not really any room for discussion there.
Mattis argument summary: