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21WIRE Poll: Is Syria becoming Iraq 2.0?

In our recent report covering alleged chemical weapons attacks in Northern Syria, we asked a question too few have been asking: were any real conventional chemical weapons actually used?

The comparisons to Iraq in 2003 are obvious here. One would hope that lessons learned from Iraq, namely, building a case for military intervention based on a pre-existing conclusion, based mainly on ambiguous association, or fabricated intelligence – would have already been learned by the west, and thus should be avoided at all costs.

It’s now reported that a senior US official has gone on record indicating reconsideration of arming Syrian rebels. To quote, “Arming the rebels – that’s an option.” The debate has now intensified…

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