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US's Kerry caught using fake photos to fuel Syrian conflict
Secretary of State John Kerry opened his speech Friday by describing the horrors victims of the chemical weapon attack had suffered, including twitching, spasms and difficulty breathing. Attempting to drive the point home, Kerry referenced a photograph used by the BBC, illustrating a child jumping over hundreds of dead bodies covered in white shrouds. The Secretary of State forgot to mention, however, that this photo was taken during US intervention in Iraq back in 2003.
The photo which was later retracted was meant to depict victims who allegedly succumbed to the effects of chemical weapons launched by Assads regime.
However, it was later exposed that the photograph used had been taken in 2003 in Iraq.
The Secretary of State announced the US will continue negotiations with Congress and the American people.
The decision came after the UK Parliament voted against military action in Syria on Thursday evening, refusing to accompany the US in a missile strike against the Middle Eastern nation.
Germany also voiced opposition to a Syrian military intervention saying they have not considered it and will not be considering it.
France, however, released statements saying they intend to act alongside the US in an attempt to punish Syria for the alleged chemical weapons attack.
Despite numerous allies refusal to get involved, Kerry argued Many friends stand ready to respond.
Kerry alleged that not just one, but several chemical weapon attacks have occurred. The attack last week in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta killed 1,429 Syrians, including 426 children. However, Infowars reveals that the international aid group, Doctors Without Borders, reported 355 people were killed in the attack last week, not the wildly exaggerated figure cited by Kerry.
The Secretary of State said the US government has high confidence Assad carried out the attack, affirming military intervention would be common sense.
He referred to the attack as an indiscriminate, inconceivable and horrific act, claiming a Syrian senior regime official admitted responsibility. However, he offered no hard evidence backing this claim.
Any US action in Syria will be a limited and politically tailored response - Kerry
On Friday Secretary of State Kerry claimed that US intelligence concluded the Assad government is responsible for the chemical attack in Damascus on August 21. Kerry said that the evidence the US has is "clear and compelling" but did not offer and proof. Kerry also added that any action that Barack Obama might decide to take will be limited. "We know there is no ultimate military solution. It has to be political," Kerry said.
According to Kerry, the US knows "where the rockets were launched from and at what time. ... We know where they landed and when."
Kerry claims that 1,429 people were killed in the attack, including 426 children, and said the assessment was based on "multiple" streams of intelligence.
The Assad regime has consistently denied it was responsible.
"Our intelligence community has carefully reviewed and re-reviewed information regarding this attack," Kerry said, referring to last week's alleged chemical strike outside Damascus."It's done so more than mindful of the Iraq experience. We will not repeat that moment."
As Kerry spoke, the White House sent reporters a "unclassified" summary of the US intelligence community's "assessment of the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons on Aug. 21, 2013."
It says, in part that:
"The United States Government assesses with high confidence that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013."
"A preliminary U.S. government assessment determined that 1,429 people were killed in the chemical weapons attack, including at least 426 children, though this assessment will certainly evolve as we obtain more information."
"We have intelligence that leads us to assess that Syrian chemical weapons personnel including personnel assessed to be associated with the SSRC were preparing chemical munitions prior to the attack."
"Satellite detections corroborate that attacks from a regime-controlled area struck neighborhoods where the chemical attacks reportedly occurred including Kafr Batna, Jawbar, 'Ayn Tarma, Darayya, and Mu'addamiyah."
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US, Syria, chemical weapons, military intervention, Bashar Assad, Syrian opposition, Syrian rebels, John Kerry, Syrian conflict, invasion, World
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Imene BoudjemaImene Boudjema, 31 August, 12:50 #
cette homme est un criminel il a participé aux massacre d'IROSHIMA NAGAZAKI VIETNAM IRAK
Vera GottliebVera Gottlieb, 31 August, 13:01 #
Not surprising! The US always talks of a 'level playing field'...yeah, when the level is in their favour. Dishonesty runs in many an American vein.
LocutusLocutus, 31 August, 13:07 #
usa = swindler
Colin BallColin Ball, 31 August, 14:06 #
america is murderous and crooked to the core. They are the basis of most of the terrorism on our planet. The 99% are waking up so the 1% had now better watch out.
Jim JekyllJim Jekyll, 31 August, 17:47 #
These DIY rockets with a length of max 2 meters and ~12-15cm diameter, their deployment, launch and impact&EXPLOSION, recorded on satellite images? Would require to keep focus and zoom in, thus knowledge in advance of an event!
AggieAggie, 31 August, 18:38 #
Please do not blame American people for these actions. Most people oppose it! It is stupid and wrong! The actions by the government are misguided and always backfire. They hurt the American people most of all in the long run. The country is broke and cannot take care of its own problems! We are frustrated! Also we fear people who disapprove will commit retaliations on random Americans who had nothing to do with it.
MarkMark, 31 August, 21:25 #
I'd like to invite all them terrorist to a big ol Texas bar b q down here at the ranch. The Missus really knows how to lay out a spread and If we're lucky Poppy and Bab's will make an appearance. Now I know the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia are responsble for them chemical weapons and their trying to blame it on them Syrian government troops but so what. How else are we going to get a war started? Now lets eat! George W. Bush, The Decider
Winnie EldrupWinnie Eldrup, 31 August, 22:52 #
USA= United SNAKES of America - a rogue state
JayJay, 31 August, 23:45 #
9% of America support this war. Our Government does not represent us! By the way, it has been the British pushing for this war, not really Obama this time. It would be a good idea for the world to pay attention to things like this. John Kerry might as well be British. Obama is a warmonger but he IS NOT pushing for this one - he is afraid of having another disaster.
Ellene Phufas-JousmaEllene Phufas-Jousma, Yesterday, 1:56 #
Kerry is an effete boy toy...no backbone not an ounce of humanity or historical perspective. He is the right person for this befuddled administration.
Hashim AliHashim Ali, Yesterday, 15:05 #
Jay but 100% of you americans pay tax from the goverment then buy weapons to kill innocent. You americans are the real terrorists.
Hashim AliHashim Ali, Yesterday, 15:07 #
Stupid americans day they dont support the govermentt but all of them barks every time goverment tell them to. U elect u vote u are terrorists.
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