Moments ago, in his speech at the State Department, Secretary of State John Kerry made strong statements advocating for U.S. military intervention in Syria. Through intercepted surveillance, video tapes, eyewitness accounts, and physical evidence, there is now incontrovertible evidence, Kerry says, that Assad is behind the chemical attacks. Calling Assad a “thug and murderer”, Kerry insists if we do not act “there will be no end”.
The Washington Post reports,
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Secretary of State John F. Kerry made a forceful case Friday for U.S. military intervention in Syria, saying that U.S. intelligence has information pinning responsibility for last week’s chemical weapons attack squarely on the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
In a speech at the State Department, Kerry said U.S. intelligence has “high confidence” that the Assad government was responsible for the attack based partly on knowledge of regime officials’ conversations about the attack and the tracking of movements of regime personnel before and after the strike. …
“The American people are tired of war,” Kerry said. “But fatigue does not absolve us of our responsibility.” He said that “history would judge us all extraordinarily harshly” if the United States does not respond to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.