Report: U.S. had intel on Syria's chemical attack before it happened

Foreign Policy reports that American intelligence agencies "had indications three days beforehand that the Syrian regime was poised to launch a lethal chemical attack that killed more than a thousand people," which set the stage for what now appears to be a likely U.S. military strike on Syria. "What, if anything, did it do to notify the Syrian opposition of the pending attack?"

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  1. Military-industrial complex :
    We knew they were going to use chemical weapons on the rebels.

    General public : Then why didn't you warn the rebels and save lives?

    Military-industrial complex :
    We didn't know they were going to use chemical weapons on the rebels.

    Any further questions?

  2. Your article states:

    Rebels and local residents in Ghouta accuse Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan of providing chemical weapons to an al-Qaida linked rebel group.

    That's ridiculous. Let's not muddy the waters here. This is all "black and white" and simple. The Syrian government is solely at fault and the only answer is dropping profitable bombs all over the place.

    Now, get back in line and quit distracting us with shades of grey, you paranoid leftist.

  3. Any other useful facts I missed?

    The useful fact that a false dichotomy is a fallacious argument.

    Looks like you're trying to oversimplify a complex issue and other people's points of view as well. Isn't that the kind of over-simplistic thinking that got us into the Iraq War based upon lies and half-truths before?

    What's the goal of your post? To dismiss others with a sarcastic list like that? It didn't work.

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