In Israel, Obama warns Syria on chemi...

In Israel, Obama warns Syria on chemical weapons

There are 48 comments on the www.reuters.com story from Mar 20, 2013, titled In Israel, Obama warns Syria on chemical weapons. In it, www.reuters.com reports that:

U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday to hold Syria to account if it used chemical weapons and reassured Israel of U.S. resolve against Iran as he tried to allay the security fears of the main U.S. ally in the Middle East.

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I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#24 Aug 24, 2013
AAA wrote:
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Still in denial, but at least following your line, you acknowledged the usage of white phosphorus by US military, which they used to flushed out insurgence. Regardless of the make up of toxic chemical left behind by US military, they caused deformation to babies and children, even adults. Depleted uranium was used by US against bunkers, something US reclassified to get round the nuclear non proliferation, another hypocrisy.
What denial?

Why don't you explain to all the boys and girls how white phosphorous causes birth defects like you are apparently still trying to claim..........
AAA

Whitchurch, UK

#25 Aug 24, 2013
I can read wrote:
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What denial?
Why don't you explain to all the boys and girls how white phosphorous causes birth defects like you are apparently still trying to claim..........
The truth is US used white phosphorus in Iraq together with harmful toxic chemicals against enemies as well as civilians. They tried to cover up and deny such incidents, search Fallujah deformities, massacre. Denial of atrocities will not get you anywhere, time to face up to crimes. Iraq war itself was illegal, based on fabricated evidence by bush and dick.
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#26 Aug 24, 2013
I can read wrote:
Did the US invade Israel after they used white phosphorous on civillians?
You are supposed to be pro USA. stop being two-faced. Would the USA fabricate lies to go to war and killed ppl?
nutjobs here

Tel Aviv, Israel

#27 Aug 24, 2013
I can read wrote:
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Lying again?
Perhaps you could provide a link to a single member of the 'international community' who said it was LEGAL for Israel to shell a UN compound with white phosphorous.
Just a single person out of over 7 billion who live outside Israel.
Didn't realize i was calling you a liar on my last post. Just saying you seem to pick and choose what to believe based on your opinion thats all.

I wrote a post to you but my computer crashed so this will be shorter.

Firstly the UNWRA is not exactly the UN. It is mostly run by Hamas who teaches the children in the UNWRA camps that it is their mission to destroy Israel and kill Jews.
The phosphorous was dropped near the compound.
White Phosphorous is legal to be used as a smoke screen but after this instance the IDF chose to stop using it altogether.

Give me any evidence that Israel intentionally targeted a UN compound?? works both ways.

I never denied they dropped it, just that it was for a different purpose and some of it landed in the compound unintentionally.
According to international law a civilian place used by the military is a viable target in battle.

Maybe you should look in the mirror and check out your own countries history in the region where 1000's if civilians have been killed by British "mistakes" in battle.

What about your country invading others at a whim, taking down leaders, and so on. Even supporting and fighting alongside Jihadists.

Falkland Islands, Gibraltar to name a couple of occupied territories.

Hypocrites basically.

You should be questioning HRW where the report came from and their sources which are random word of mouth Palestinians from Gaza.
So you ask for an international source but seem to accept all the Palestinian propaganda without question.

Golstone has clearly stated that his report has no legal basis and would not stand up in a court of law. It has numerous contradictions and often they took the word of a random Hamas fighter without any evidence to back it up.
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#28 Aug 24, 2013
The USA have never used illegal chemicals in any wars.
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#29 Aug 24, 2013
Did China used illegal chemicals in wars against India and VN?
Bsmachine

Philadelphia, PA

#30 Aug 24, 2013
First they tried to say Assad fired rockets at turkey
Which is complete stupid considering he's in the middle of a civil war. Why would he want to provoke one of the largest standing armies in the world. That didn't work
Then they said he used chemical weapons and tried the whole sad dam Hussein bit. But that didn't work either

And even though Israel attacked Syria without justification, Syria didn't retaliate ( because it can't)

Now they keep talking about Chem weapons
Even though inspectors have been allowed in

Why do they have such a hard on for this guy?

How come Russia is evil for fining people who promote homosexuality to kids?

But our friends in Saudi Arabia can stone you to death for being gay?

You can't take America seriously when the bull isht runs that deep

I don't know I'm beginning to think maybe Assad is the good guy , if they're telling me he so bad and I know how they lied before.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#31 Aug 24, 2013
AAA wrote:
<quoted text>
The truth is US used white phosphorus in Iraq together with harmful toxic chemicals against enemies as well as civilians. They tried to cover up and deny such incidents, search Fallujah deformities, massacre. Denial of atrocities will not get you anywhere, time to face up to crimes. Iraq war itself was illegal, based on fabricated evidence by bush and dick.
You still can't quite go as far as admitting you were wrong, can you?

In case you missed it, I was the one who said any birth deformities in fallujah were caused by things other than white phosphorous, notably depleted uranium.

You on the other hand said they WERE caused by white phosphorous.

That isn't true. Is it?

However rather than admit you got it wrong you are apparently saying I denied some attrocities.

That isn't true either. Is it?
AAA

Whitchurch, UK

#32 Aug 24, 2013
Snowflake wrote:
The USA have never used illegal chemicals in any wars.
They sure did, deformed children of Fallujah. Whether legal or not is up to interpretation. US rebrand depleted uranium to get round nuclear nonproliferation, but the fact remains it is still a nuclear weapon.
AAA

Whitchurch, UK

#33 Aug 24, 2013
I can read wrote:
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You still can't quite go as far as admitting you were wrong, can you?
In case you missed it, I was the one who said any birth deformities in fallujah were caused by things other than white phosphorous, notably depleted uranium.
You on the other hand said they WERE caused by white phosphorous.
That isn't true. Is it?
However rather than admit you got it wrong you are apparently saying I denied some attrocities.
That isn't true either. Is it?
When the deformality was established, it was traced back to white phosphorus which may have poisoned the water source and food supply. Then there were reports of other chemical weapons used by US which may have caused it. Still US is in denial and the restriction on funding has make it difficult for poor Iraqi to establish that fact, other than with help of international charity and human right groups. Its time you face up to the crimes if you want to retain that little moral high ground left.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#34 Aug 24, 2013
nutjobs here wrote:
<quoted text>
Didn't realize i was calling you a liar on my last post. Just saying you seem to pick and choose what to believe based on your opinion thats all.
I wrote a post to you but my computer crashed so this will be shorter.
Firstly the UNWRA is not exactly the UN. It is mostly run by Hamas who teaches the children in the UNWRA camps that it is their mission to destroy Israel and kill Jews.
The phosphorous was dropped near the compound.
White Phosphorous is legal to be used as a smoke screen but after this instance the IDF chose to stop using it altogether.
Give me any evidence that Israel intentionally targeted a UN compound?? works both ways.
I never denied they dropped it, just that it was for a different purpose and some of it landed in the compound unintentionally.
According to international law a civilian place used by the military is a viable target in battle.
Maybe you should look in the mirror and check out your own countries history in the region where 1000's if civilians have been killed by British "mistakes" in battle.
What about your country invading others at a whim, taking down leaders, and so on. Even supporting and fighting alongside Jihadists.
Falkland Islands, Gibraltar to name a couple of occupied territories.
Hypocrites basically.
You should be questioning HRW where the report came from and their sources which are random word of mouth Palestinians from Gaza.
So you ask for an international source but seem to accept all the Palestinian propaganda without question.
Golstone has clearly stated that his report has no legal basis and would not stand up in a court of law. It has numerous contradictions and often they took the word of a random Hamas fighter without any evidence to back it up.
So from over 7 billion people in the 'international community' you couldn't find a single one who thought that attacking a UN compound with white phosphorous was legal.

Will you now admit that it clearly wasn't?

Also, you say it was dropped near the compound then in another part of your post admit that it did hit the compound.

You are also claiming it's legal to use as a smokescreen but the IDF themselves say it was incendiary shells which hit the compound. Not smoke shells.

Finally, it all happened in an operation where the IDF took so little care at what they were shooting at that fully 40% of the casualties they suffered were from friendly fire.
nutjobs here

Tel Aviv, Israel

#35 Aug 24, 2013
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
So from over 7 billion people in the 'international community' you couldn't find a single one who thought that attacking a UN compound with white phosphorous was legal.
Will you now admit that it clearly wasn't?
Also, you say it was dropped near the compound then in another part of your post admit that it did hit the compound.
You are also claiming it's legal to use as a smokescreen but the IDF themselves say it was incendiary shells which hit the compound. Not smoke shells.
Finally, it all happened in an operation where the IDF took so little care at what they were shooting at that fully 40% of the casualties they suffered were from friendly fire.
I never said it was legal to target a UN compound, stop trying to twist my words.
There was no need for anyone to state what you are asking for, although Richard Kemp is one, and Goldstone clearly stated that he was wrong with his assumptions and his report would not stand up in court as much of it is hearsay.

Again i will repeat myself, White Phosphorus is legal for use as a smoke screen, countries throughout the world have used it for decades.
Israel didn't TARGET the UNWRA compound, it was not intentional so legality is irrelevant as it was a mistake. Although officers were disciplined due to this action.

it was dropped near the compound where Hamas fighters were firing on IDF, some of the pellets landed in the compound. I never denied this happened.

So you realize that the IDF made mistakes. Unless you believe that they targeted their own soldiers intentionally also? Or do you pick and choose what you consider reality depending on if it suits you.

Yes this is war and mistakes were made which have since been fixed, this one by banning the Phosphorus altogether.

The IDF does not intentionally target civiliansthough. This is the point i am trying to make.

Not sure what you want me to say but i believe my post clears it up.
nutjobs here

Tel Aviv, Israel

#36 Aug 24, 2013
forgot to add that interesting how you make no mention of Hamas firing Phosphorus shells at civilian targets in Israel from civilian targets in Gaza,
Phil

Magdeburg, Germany

#37 Aug 25, 2013
and mosad, cia or backed by them pseudorebels have made this attack to provoke war against Syria or maybe odumba master have known about it?
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#38 Aug 25, 2013
AAA wrote:
<quoted text>
When the deformality was established, it was traced back to white phosphorus which may have poisoned the water source and food supply. Then there were reports of other chemical weapons used by US which may have caused it. Still US is in denial and the restriction on funding has make it difficult for poor Iraqi to establish that fact, other than with help of international charity and human right groups. Its time you face up to the crimes if you want to retain that little moral high ground left.
Why don't you back up that claim with some evidence?
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#39 Aug 25, 2013
nutjobs here wrote:
forgot to add that interesting how you make no mention of Hamas firing Phosphorus shells at civilian targets in Israel from civilian targets in Gaza,
Tell us:

Should the world hold the soveriegn state of israel to a higher standard than a terror group or should we treat you both the same?

Are you guys really no better than terrorists?

Since: Jun 10

Ramat Gan, Israel

#40 Aug 25, 2013
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell us:
Should the world hold the soveriegn state of israel to a higher standard than a terror group or should we treat you both the same?
Are you guys really no better than terrorists?
.

I can read, TRD, the next time they'll pull you over on highway A199 .. you better get your shit right and know all your answers by heart..

https://www.youtube.com/watch ...

Arabs killing Arabs ... Allahuakbharrrr..!!

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nutjobd here

Tel Aviv, Israel

#42 Aug 25, 2013
I can read wrote:
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Tell us:
Should the world hold the soveriegn state of israel to a higher standard than a terror group or should we treat you both the same?
Are you guys really no better than terrorists?
Well Israel is treated on a different level already. Numerous countries have carpet bombed cities killing thousands but when one Palestinian dies even by their own peoples hand the word attacks Israel.

Again you are trying to put words in my mouth. Whether they are held to the same standard, you seem to ignore ALL the evil on the Palestinian side. This also includes Fatah and PLO who all carry out attacks on Israel civilians with the intent to kill.

THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FATAH AND HAMAS, HAMAS IS JUST MORE OPEN ABOUT ITS INTENTIONS IN ENGLISH.

You are openly hypocritical about Israel compared to your country which carries out actions 100 times worse than Israel.

You don't hold your own country to the same standards of which you hold Israel.

STILL WAITING FOR ANY LEGAL DOCUMENT GIVING THE PALESTINIANS RIGHT TO THE LAND AS A NATION.

STILL WAITING FOR YOUR ANSWER ON WHAT THE BORDERS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE SHOULD BE. AND IF POSSIBLE A LEGAL BASIS FOR THESE BORDERS.
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Little Rock, AR

#43 Aug 25, 2013
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frank

Zephyrhills, FL

#45 Aug 25, 2013
Obama is a Paper Tiger. There's nothing but laughter from the rest of the worlds leaders when our incompetent Boob in Chief speaks

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