Obama Official: ‘Little Doubt’ Syria Used Chem Weapons to Kill Civilians


syria-chemicalA top Obama administration official says there is “very little doubt” the Syrian government last week used a chemical weapon on civilians, killing at least 100 people.

The announcement came as the Syrian government appeared close to allowing United Nations inspectors to visit the site of the reported attack Wednesday on the outskirts of Damascus.

A U.N. spokesperson said Sunday an inspection team is preparing to conduct an on-site fact-finding mission Monday and that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has instructed the team to make ascertaining the facts “its highest priority.”

The administration official said today that the U.S. intelligence community made the assessment about likely chemical use based on “the reported number of victims, reported symptoms of those who were killed or injured and witness accounts.”

The official said the White House also thinks Syrian President Bashar Assad and his forces originally denied United Nations investigators immediate access to the site of the reported attack to give the evidence time to degrade. In addition, the White House thinks any inspection now will be too late, the official said.

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  1. Right after Tisha B’Av in 1990, the armed forces of Iraq, led by Saddam Hussein, Yimach Shemo V’Zichro, invaded and took over the tiny neighboring country of Kuwait. This began a massive world crises that eventually culminated in the (first) “Gulf War,” in which a world wide coalition of nations, led by the United States, prosecuted a full scale war on Iraq.

    Soon after the beginning of the crises, Rav Avigdor Miller, ZT’L, remarked that he hoped that the world would finally see and realize — by this severely wicked and totally irrational aggression of Iraq — that the Arabs ARE severely wild people.

    L’Aniyus Daati, with the severe horrors that are now happening in Syria, we can say the exact same thing!