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August 26, 2013 - 12:16 pm

Secretary of State John Kerry was sent out in front of reporters this afternoon with a prepared statement that confirmed the U.S. is preparing a response to “large-scale, indiscriminate” chemical weapons use by the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria.

“What we saw in Syria last week should shock the conscience of the world,” Kerry said, calling it a “moral obscenity” and adding a plug for President Obama’s past efforts “to stop the proliferation of these weapons.”

Kerry said he spent the night speaking with foreign ministers, at Obama’s direction, then went back and watched many of the videos shot on the ground in Syria showing dead children, families killed in their sleep, bodies “contorting in spasms.”

“Anyone who could claim that an attack of this scale could be fabricated needs to check their own moral compass,” he stressed.

Kerry discussed the chemical attack with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem and demanded “unrestricted and immediate access” for UN investigators to the areas struck. “Instead it attacked the area further,” he said of the regime’s shelling of the affected region after the chemical weapons attack. “That is not the behavior of a government that has nothing to hide.”

He said the regime’s decision to allow inspectors in today, after five days in which they tried to wipe away evidence, “is too late too late to be credible.”

Obama will be making an “informed decision how to respond to this indiscriminate use” after conversations with other nations and “actively consulting with members of Congress,” Kerry said.

“Nothing today is more serious and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny,” he added.

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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WHO Is Delaying Release of Iraqi Birth Defect Data? By Kelley B. Vlahos, August 20, 2013

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47 weeks ago
47 weeks ago Link To Comment
Even if you assume the allegations are true (I think they're BS), who cares if Assad gasses Al Queda affiliates ?

He's doing America and the West a favor being exterminating them
48 weeks ago
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Øbama finds himself torn between his usual positions of indifference and apathy.
48 weeks ago
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Well if that doesn't prove the friends of Kerry and Obama gassed the Syrians there are no proofs.

Besides since when did Kerry - who may actually be the only Secretary of State who never told the truth about anything in his life - since when did he come to think other people were the obscenities?
48 weeks ago
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Obama will be making an “informed decision how to respond to this indiscriminate use” after conversations with other nations and “actively consulting with members of Congress,” Kerry said.

Translation: Obama is waiting for Valery Jarrett to make up his mind.
48 weeks ago
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"He said the regime’s decision to allow inspectors in today, after five days in which they tried to wipe away evidence, “is too late too late to be credible.”

Didn't Obama have the FBI wait 17 days before going to Benghazi?
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
Wait...where have I seen this movie before?

There are chemical weapons, shocking and dangerous, can hand off WMD's to al Qaeda and we will be in imminent peril.

Oh, right. William Cohen, Maddie Albright, Al Gore, Sandy Berger (with and without socks filled) and Bill Clinton....BEFORE...the "intelligence" was a "lie" about WMD's.

Leftist Democrats know an inconvenient truth when they see one.

(or invent one)

Nothing metastasizes mischief like weakness and unaccountability.

Of course, that's as true at home as it is in the dysfunctional and dyspeptic Muddled Muslim's Middle East.
48 weeks ago
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Please, let me be the first:

"OBAMA LIED-----PEOPLE DIED!"

And....hmmm......wonder what position Hitlery will take on this. Is she for it before she's against it? Or is she against it before she's for it?

Wow.... a sticky wicket, wot?

Seems Obama's dog poop on his shoe is now all over the snow-white carpet and leads directly to him. 'Course he'll just blame the dog (or Bush) and the media will tie the truth into knots but like the M-5 computer that Captain Kirk had to put into a logical mobius strip...or was it NoMad, the interplanetary probe, we may yet witness the minds of the left implode trying to 'splain this one.

Hey, national socialists....you mean to tell me that Syria HAD WMD's but they moved them and that's why the UN couldn't find them? Or...is it that Saddam DIDN'T have WMD's and that's why the UN couldn't find them? Or are they both true, or neither?

How about we just play Schrodinger's cat with it...and never go to Syria so that they both DO and DO NOT have WMD's and as long as we never go there, both are true and both are false.

48 weeks ago
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Fantastic hair. I could retire on his tonsorial budget. What a guy.
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
And his shaves as well. I wonder if 1) he shaves himself, 2)does he use oil to soften the razor burn and 3) if he choose his barber or his wife did.

I really want to know. Also how much it costs.
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
And which hair gel does he use when he goes yaawwwwting? I mean...perfect hair is a MUST when on the briny.
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
I know. We can have Kerry provocatively go kite-skiing off the coast of Syria. He can dress up like Miley Cyrus at the MVA.
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
55,808,387 abortions 1973–2012 and Kerry is worried about a few thousand gassings? Sadamizer in Iraq / Iran did more - armatures compared to real mass killers
48 weeks ago
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Fool. Kerry supports the 55,808,387 abortions so there wouldn't be 55,808,388 or 389.
48 weeks ago
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