June 14th, 2013
10:15 AM ET

Syria: U.S. lying about chemical weapons

Claims and counterclaims came thick and fast Friday in response to the White House's declaration hours earlier that it believes the Syrian government has crossed a "red line" in using chemical weapons against rebels.

That conclusion - declared for the first time Thursday - is prompting the United States to increase the "scale and scope" of its support for the opposition, the White House said, although officials stopped short of saying it will put weapons in the hands of rebels.

The U.S. report won backing from the UK government Friday - but Syria and its allies in Moscow quickly sought to cast its integrity into doubt.

The Syrian foreign ministry accused Washington of releasing "a statement full of lies regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria," according to a statement on state TV.


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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Men are simple creatures. . They can survive a whole weekend with only three things: beer, boxer shorts and batteries for the remote control.

    June 15, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dazzle ©

    @bobcat, that is why we women love men. Just as long as the boxers are very short and not down to the knees..

    June 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Boxer briefs. That's the ticket.

      June 15, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      My wife prefers my SUPERMAN boxers. She's says they're the Fortress of Solitude for the Man of Steel.

      June 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    And hello, two of my most favoritist peoples. How the heck are ya ?

    June 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hello, my dearest Rawr. I'm just ducky. However, your Superman boxers earns you an 🙄

      Don't take it personally...

      June 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ banasy

      Not personal at all my friend. Absolutely love the eye roller. I cracked me up.

      June 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • A WUSA9 News Anchor

      Just recently, my sister and I were at Great Falls Park in Potomac, Maryland and talking about the government shutdown and several friends working for Fox5, NBC4 and ABC7 joined us near the river and even the park police and park customers mentioned to all of our news casters that due to the govenment shutdown, many citizens are soon considering a vote to Ayman al-Zawahiri since he is a good Islamic-Muslim Christian Cleric and we may have to mention this on the airwaves that Congress may have to consider having Ayman al-Zawahiri be the next American president when Obama's term is up. I know that this is a drastic measure but the Cleric has plenty of good education and experience and from a spiritual perspective to teach us Americans. I think that this may be a good move toward upgrading our nation's moral standards. For a better America, talk to your Congressman about this new venture! We wish Obama well but we feel that he is lacking a few basic elements at this time! Our newsteam wants to thank our listeners and viewers for their service!

      October 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    Your wife is a wise woman. All good here my husband is off this weekend so he has his remote in his fortress of solitude. How are you my dear friend?

    June 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Hmmm superman says he goes "comando" @ bobcat. Lmao. Now theres something for you to think about eh? And he says hi also btw. Lol

    June 15, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Commando is the only way to go. It brings back memories of my younger days, when it actually had a practical purpose.

      June 16, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @chrissy,dazzle and bobcat,good mornin and quess what I'm staying out of this one for security reasons and don't need Big Brother checking out my remote or shorts either..Remember ladies we may have snow on our roofs but the fireplace still heats well!!Take care and don't step on any trolls,they're messy to clean up!!

      June 17, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lol im still trying to figure out WHAT is practical about that, and sorry to say, i got nothin.

    June 16, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @chrissy,just some tongue in cheek humor to keep everyone alive that's all!!

      June 18, 2013 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • carlos Anguiano

      my teacher

      August 27, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jonjo

    I don't doubt that for a minute. They did it in Iraq and they will do it anywhere they can to gain support for another war. and since the low information voters are gullable to that kind of sentiment, they will fall again and waste another trillion dollars doing nothing, and occupying a piece of desert

    July 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. aghosh311

    Could this be another Iraq in the brewing ... did we ever find any WMD in IRAQ .Lets focus internally first. The US needs to quit being a candle. A candle gives light all around it but is dark beneath it.

    July 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. The truth

    We should carpet bomb Syria with Republicans, just load em up in a plane with out parachutes and drop em over that county. Good riddence.

    August 29, 2013 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. truth

    Obama firing our best military leaders for insulting him, decommissioning army divisions, reducing the size and capabilities of our navy- reducing our defense budget – while poising to spend hundreds of billions on state hijacking of the best healthcare system, in the history of the world built by capitalism- and being reduced to state socialist program. Obama tries to pretend, nothing happened in bengazi – trumps radicals in Egypt to overthrow US's ally there. Is now deciding, with his traitor secretary of state by his side, to attack, the enemy of the radicals in Syria. Hmmm does there seem to be a pattern here? Something stinks and it stinks of left wing radical anti-American treachery- nothing less.

    September 3, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      He "is" OUR Commander in Chief. Cutting the budget isn't that a republican battle cry? Drunken people on the nuclear job is never a good thing.

      October 14, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Health and capitalism- kinda bloody for the people who cannot afford it. Make it a social fad to where the commoners cannot afford it so they do not live as long, communistic speach if there ever was. Ya DOLT.

      October 14, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Meanwhile the republicans divide us and put our country and the world at risk by a shutdown. I believe it was the disfunctional congress who had the purse strings and would not let any money go to Benghazi. Mizers.

      October 14, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  11. bobby clobber

    There is no doubt, the US is lying about chemicals. There is a long history of US lies. Gulf of Tonkin(where they dropped napalm on civilians) , Noriega having cocaine, when it was flour, ..WMD's a Lie(but it made Haliburton Trillions), 9/11(Trillions more), & now they lie about chemicals,(that should make them more $$$).
    The US is controlled by the worst "Terror Organization of All Time"...Some Americans know it & sadly more don't.

    September 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      And the UN and Russia, uh huh.

      October 14, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      What have you been partaking in?

      October 14, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jonathan

    Superman sucks...

    September 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bannor

    Explain to me how it is a lie if Syria agreed to turn over it's chemical weapons to the Russians?

    September 16, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
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