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White House and France Falsified the Number of Dead in Chem Attack.....

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Syria Chemical Weapons Death Toll Cited By Obama Administration May Be Inflated.....

One of the most precise and dramatic details cited by the Obama administration as proof that Syrian forces used chemical weapons in an Aug. 21 attack was the death toll, which an official U.S. government assessment put at 1,429 people, including 426 children.
The number, first released by the White House on Aug. 30, was underscored by Secretary of State John Kerry in a fiery indictment of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, describing videos of what he said were victims of the attack, which Syria denies.
The United States Government now knows that at least 1,429 Syrians were killed in this attack, including at least 426 children," he said.
Some U.S. congressional sources are now casting doubt on those figures.

Three congressional sources told Reuters that administration officials had indicated in private that some deaths might have been caused by the conventional bombing that followed the release of sarin gas in suburban Damascus neighborhoods. This disclosure undermined support for President Barack Obama's plan to strike Syria, they said.

A White House spokeswoman referred all questions about the death toll numbers - including a request for comment on whether controversy about the numbers was undermining support on Capitol Hill for administration policy - to intelligence agency spokespeople.
"The Intelligence Community has a high bar for its assessments but it is virtually impossible to achieve 100 percent certitude," said Shawn Turner, chief spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. "That's not the way intelligence works.

Administration sources told Reuters that they relied on a valid intelligence methodology to make the death estimate. An official said that it involved analyzing video pictures of victims, then eliminating from the fatality total any live person, any dead body with visible injuries and shrouded bodies showing blood spots.

Classified intelligence tools then were used to confirm the provenance of the videos and to ensure that bodies were not counted twice, the official said. The official noted that U.S. intelligence had more resources to gather information than human rights or other non-governmental groups, which had smaller death tolls.

The congressional sources said that some members of Congress asked to see raw intelligence gathered by U.S. agencies. But thus far, the administration has provided only reports summarizing intelligence from human informants, electronic eavesdropping and satellite images.....snip~

Syria Chemical Weapons Death Toll Cited By Obama Administration May Be Inflated

This was just released this Morning. Reuters picked up the Original sources then released Immediately over this issue. The French started this with 1500 dead. Then we stated that it was 1429 with 426 children killed. Stated by Kerry initially. During Obama's Speech to the nation he stated over 1000. Doctors without Borders an Independent group came out and stated there were 322up to 355 that were dead.

Despite this the Administration carried forward with a push to Strike Syria. Using the Number of dead thru the Chemical attack as the primary reason. Even Obama stated in his speech the terminology the children. Playing on the emotional rescue with the American people.

Now all the MS Media is jumping on the bandwagon picking up the story by Reuters. Asking why did the Administration decrease the Numbers in Obama's Speech to the Nation and why hasn't there been any other intel released to validate what the French and Rebels/ Terrorists have to say.

One again Congressional Sources released this yet the Media gives us no names. When are we going to tell the MS Media enough of this. We want the names. They want to release info.....then up their name. Whoever it is.....wants this out there. So time for them to put their Skin on the line. Thoughts upon the matter?
 

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To top the numbers being wrong.....the person both Kerry and Johnny Quest McCain used to present their argument for the strike. Was fired from the Think tank group she was part of. Also it was discovered she had met with the Syrian opposition. Now we know she is nothing more than a mouthpiece for the Rebels/Terrorists.

Researcher cited by Kerry, McCain on Syria fired by think tank

The U.S. researcher whose writings about the merits of moderate opposition forces in Syria were cited by Secretary of State John Kerry has been fired from a non-partisan think tank for misrepresenting her academic record, the group said on Wednesday.

Elizabeth O'Bagy had been a senior analyst at the Institute for the Study of War. Her recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, saying that moderate opposition forces continued to lead the fight against the Syrian government, was cited by both Kerry and Senator John McCain in congressional hearings last week as they argued for U.S. intervention in Syria.

But on Wednesday, the institute said on its website that it had "learned and confirmed that, contrary to her representations, Ms. Elizabeth O'Bagy does not in fact have a Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University. ISW has accordingly terminated Ms. O'Bagy's employment, effective immediately."

O'Bagy, who also is the political director for the Syrian Emergency Task Force, a nonprofit rebel support group based in Washington, could not be reached for comment.

A senior State Department official asked to comment said that Kerry had presumed that media outlets had accurately represented O'Bagy's credentials when he referred to her work last week.

The Wall Street Journal article initially listed only O'Bagy's affiliation at the Institute for the Study of War. It later added a clarification on its website that she was also affiliated with the Syrian Emergency Task Force.

Last May, O'Bagy and others at the Syrian Emergency Task Force organized a short trip by McCain into Syria to meet with General Salim Idriss, commander of the Free Syrian Army.....snip~

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Why bother releasing the gas if you are going to bomb the neighborhood anyway?
 

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Why bother releasing the gas if you are going to bomb the neighborhood anyway?

Still why did they change the numbers? Plus now we discover this individual was with McCain when he was over visiting the FSA/Rebel/Terrorists.
 

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Still why did they change the numbers? Plus now we discover this individual was with McCain when he was over visiting the FSA/Rebel/Terrorists.

Cooking the books; gilding the lily--take your pick. Nothing surprises me much anymore in politics, let alone in war.
 

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Bunkers are low tech solutions to artillery, mortars, rockets and bombs. Anyone can have them.

Which would mean they were not innocent civilians.
 

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Cooking the books; gilding the lily--take your pick. Nothing surprises me much anymore in politics, let alone in war.

Well.....as you can see these Congressional people are still saying team Obama hasn't given out any other intel over the chem Strike.
 
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