Kerry: Sarin used in Syria
September 1st, 2013
09:33 AM ET

Kerry: Sarin used in Syria

By CNN's Ashley Killough

Blood and hair samples from eastern Damascus, Syria, have "tested positive for signatures of sarin" gas, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday, arguing that with "each day that goes by, this case is even stronger."

Kerry said on CNN's "State of the Union" that the U.S. obtained the samples "independently" through an "appropriate chain of custody," giving no indication the results came from the United Nations chemical weapons inspectors.

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  1. StanCalif

    So Kerry announces he has proof that sarin gas was used. His "source" of information is not from the UN inspectors but some other "independent" source! Who? Independent sources are abundant and "for sale"! Anything can be proved by independent sources! What Kerry does not say is much more important. He does not have proof of WHO released this gas! He wants us to assume it was done by Assad forces, but the "rebels" could well be the culprits! The rebels over took a number of military installation earlier. Possibly gas weapons where found and taken from these stock piles. Who knows? It is also possible that gas weapons were furnished from outside sources. What Kerry does not say is more important than what he is saying!

    September 2, 2013 at 7:54 am | Reply
  2. MaryMagdalane

    What a revealation. Don't rebels have access to sarin gas? Saudi Arabia has given them all kinds of weapons and Chemicals including Sarin Gass. We have seen how they killed two poor rabbits by that gas. They are extremely brutal beasts and are capable of doing the worst atroceties.

    September 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      Well put, Mary. How true that rings! More likely than not, it was the so-called "rebels" that murdered these people but the right-wing thugs don't want us to know about it!!!

      September 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Reply
      • acsj

        almost no one in Congress except for the extreme bootlickers want the US to bomb Syria

        September 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm |
    • U.S.M.C. 1371

      They can make it themselves. 1995 a group used homemade stuff on the subway in Tokyo.

      September 1, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  3. sandi

    peteybee i think colin powell would had made a better pres then mr bama. i beileve mr pres didn't and still dont know he needed to at least be a senator know washington but thats that ..what i came here to state i liked the way our secrectary of state put every thing together in what he said and spoke very presidential hello there mr kerry..questian i heard a few days ago on tv one spoke if congress wasn't called on this matter it could lead to inpeachment..could that be reason our president now want congress called in just pondering

    September 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Reply
  4. George patton

    This so-called "evidence" was most probably trumped up by the C.I.A. to make a case for an obscene U.S. military strike on Syria! After all, they don't call the C.I.A. operatives Masters of Deceit for nothing!!! Only a total idiot would believe John Kerry now.

    September 1, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Reply
  5. john smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    September 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  6. Random

    So it is basically known that they are gassing each other. That is not really the burden you need to meet.

    You need to justify getting into a war with Iran, Russia, and perhaps China, AND syria.

    You need to prove without question who used it.

    You need to provide a working, winnable strategy , that will effect a goal. The only goal worth going to war for is to take control of the CW. Unless you are willing to do that , there is nothing else that benefits US . Frankly I dont care if obama is looked at as a washover. In a few years some other nucklehead can replace him. It is HIS legacy not ours in question. Attacking another country to save face because you over spoke and bluffed and lost is not acceptable.

    It sucks that muslims in general enjoy killing people. But aside from slaughtering ALL of them, nothing we can do will be effective. Until there is just cause to wipe them all out I suggest letting them run free while you build a case to wipe them out once and for all. I feel no personal obligation to stop two groups of people who would kill me, from slaughtering each other.

    Rather than trying to do little surgical attacks for the sake of saving face , make the case for the war we all know is coming. Stop fighting the ten year war and start fighting on the time scales the muslims do, 1500 year scales.

    September 1, 2013 at 10:37 am | Reply
  7. saeed

    soon usa britain and israel will get nuked soon australia ireland dublin norway oslo and ghana accra will get nuked boom and israel is dust in a ocean of flames soon there will be blood from the asses of jewish children in israel.

    September 1, 2013 at 10:19 am | Reply
    • acsj

      You are a true reflection of what the people Pres Obama is supporting believes

      September 1, 2013 at 11:47 pm | Reply
  8. peteybee

    Uh huh. Anyone remember COLIN POWELL?
    sorry but i don't believe a word.

    September 1, 2013 at 10:05 am | Reply

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