Army Might've Used Gas Sans Assad's OK: Report
German spies say army asked for Assad's approval, but was denied
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2013 6:12 PM CDT
A Syrian army soldier walks on a street in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, Syria.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) In a Charlie Rose interview airing tonight, Bashar al-Assad reportedly denies that he had "anything to do" with chemical weapons attacks on his own people—and a new report in German newspaper Bild am Sonntag suggests he might not be lying. Citing radio messages intercepted by German intelligence, the paper says Syrian forces have been asking for Assad's permission to use chemical weapons for the past four-and-a-half months, but have been repeatedly denied, Reuters reports. Therefore, say intelligence officers, the attacks may have gone ahead without his approval.

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Crotalus
Sep 9, 2013 1:44 PM CDT
First of all, this info is not true, the POS dictator Assad is the head dictator/murderer in his country. Therefore the pig is responsible for whatever his military does. If you believe him, then that is your choice; myself, I do not believe anything child murderers have to say, (eh Taliban)? I hope one of the incoming Tomahawks lands on this POSs' head.
winterfairy
Sep 9, 2013 12:03 AM CDT
aww isn't that convenient? Gives the black Messiah an out.
reallybig
Sep 8, 2013 11:47 PM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD..... Now we can see why Putin doesn't believe the evidence the Obama Team presents as being factual .. that Assad used chemical weapons on his people .. and it sounds just like the lies Colin Powell told to the UN on February 05, 2003 .. that Saddam had WMD, and was going to use them on his neighbors............. REALLY