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March 19th, 2013
07:06 PM ET

“High probability” chemical arms used in Syria

(CNN) – There is a "high probability" that Syria deployed chemical weapons in the ongoing civil war, but final verification is needed, the chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday.

"I have a high probability to believe that chemical weapons were used," Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) told CNN. "We need that final verification, but given everything we know over the last year and a half, I would come to the conclusion that they are either positioned for use, and ready to do that, or in fact have been used."

Rogers and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, struck ominous tones in an interview on CNN's Situation Room about the possibility that Syria had crossed what President Barack Obama has said was a 'red line' that could lead to the United States getting involved militarily in the conflict.

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Filed under: Interviews • Mike Rogers • Sen. Feinstein • Syria
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  1. z.v

    I do not think that's true
    They will say anything to attract the world to enter into Syria!

    March 21, 2013 at 8:50 pm |
  2. maire

    Wolf, Before the Obama administration embroils the USA in another undeclared carpet bombing war like the Libyan Obama War under the skirt of USA funded NATO, President Obama must tell the truth about his administration's mismanagement of the the 911 Benghazi Terrorist Attacks. The History channel reports the 24 hour WH Situation Room staff present 3 daily reports with around the clock "emergency" briefings to POTUS. President Obama could not have been unconscious from 5:30 PM EST thru 1:00 AM EST 9/11/12.

    March 20, 2013 at 11:51 pm |
  3. Z.V

    I did not understand, how many times have to tell you, Syria was conquered by Iran – whatever happens in Syria is made by the Iran and not by Assad!!
    Assad had been quiet and peaceful for more than 30 years
    Wake up!
    Who is behind??? Russia, why? Draw America into another war.

    March 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm |
  4. Mycroft Lake Travis Texas

    Well well well, Another smoking gun, another asteroid headed for earth, another time were are going to have to depend on an Intelligence agency ,who said Saddam had weapons of Mass Destruction , a Labyrinth of Tunnels, connections to Al Qeada. It must be nearly impossible to detect the chemical weapons, for the CIA , so can we send over some impartial , unbribeable scientists to verify ? It's just to hard believe the CIA's word anymore, however I do know or should I say I remember when Reagan and Bush 1 gave Saddam weapons of Mass Destruction to use on the Iranians. Is it possible they or some offshoot organization could be supplying the Syrians with chemical weapons, just so more of our money will be spent(wasted) on yet another War. NASA want's money to stop an Asteroid or veer it off course if its coming toward earth. Why ? There is a chance it may be slim, but that asteroid could hit Iran,North Korea or Syria , and cost us nothing.

    March 19, 2013 at 7:53 pm |

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