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Monday, April 29, 2013

The 'Theater' of Chemical Weapons and Syria

New piece by veteran scribe Robert Fisk at London's The Independent worth a look.  I had noted the NYT hyping the Israeli claims for two days last week.  It's a complex issue but Obama's "red line" in the sand makes it very important.  Fisk may go a bit too far but need more skepticism like this.  "In any normal society the red lights would now be flashing, especially in the world's newsrooms. But no. We scribes remind the world that Obama said the use of chemical weapons in Syria would be a 'game changer' – at least Americans admit it is a game – and our reports confirm what no one has actually confirmed. Chemical arms used."

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