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Mattis: Syria Will "Not Spiral Out Of Control"

At his first press briefing earlier today, Secretary of Defense James Mattis looked to quickly quash doubts over which party was responsible for the recent Sarin gas attacks in Syria saying there was "no doubt" that the Assad regime "planned in, orchestrated it and executed it" and offered a stern warning that their would be a "very very stiff price" to be paid if further chemical attacks were launched in the future.

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White House Reveals A New "Red Line": Assad's Use Of Barrell Bombs Could Lead To More Strikes

Yesterday, when discussing what the precursor for future US air strike on Syria could be, we said "expect to hear much more about white phosphorus in the coming days: it will be the "catalyst" for the next round of Syrian airstrikes." In retrospect, we may have been aiming too high.

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Ex-UK Ambassador To Syria Questions Chemical Attack; "It Doesn't Make Sense, Assad Is Not Mad"

The former UK ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, has joined the chorus of folks implying that the chemical attack in Syria wreaks of a 'false flag' operation.  Speaking on BBC Radio earlier, Ford said there is "no proof that the cause of the explosion was what they said it was" and that it simply wouldn't make sense for Assad to launch such an attack as it would be "totally self-defeating."

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Pentagon Presents Trump With Syria Military Options: Cruise Missiles, No Fly Zone, Surgical Strikes

The Pentagon has briefed President Trump on various military options the US can conduct in response to the poison gas attack in Syria that killed scores of civilians, and which Washington has blamed on the Syrian government, a U.S. official told Reuters.

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Tillerson Warns Russia "Coalition Steps Are Underway To Remove Assad"

VIX was being crushed and stocks were leaking higher just as planned, until Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hit the tape beating war drums and announcing a new US policy on Syria, just a week after he said the US had no interest in removing the Syrian president.

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