US: No Syria chemical weapons used

Despite Israel's contention that chemical weapons have been used by President Assad's forces in the Syrian civil war, the US is still insisting that no WMD has been used in the conflict. New York Times: The Obama administration shares the suspicions of several of its allies that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons, a senior official said Wednesday, but it lacks the conclusive evidence that President Obama has said would lead to American intervention. Faced with mounting pressure to act against Syria -- including a new assertion by an Israeli military intelligence official on Tuesday that Syria repeatedly used chemical weapons -- the United States is waiting for the results of an exhaustive analysis of soil, hair and other material to determine whether chemical warfare agents have been used. Even if that investigation proves the use of chemicals, this official said, the White House must determine who used them and whether they were used deliberately or...(Read Full Post)

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