You have got to be KIDDING me.
State Dept Admits It Doesn’t Know Who Ordered Syria’s Chemical Strike: http://t.co/K51IiPD0Uy.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) August 29, 2013
I’ll give you the short version: State is still certain that it was the Syrian regime that ordered the strike; they just don’t know who in it. So what? …Well, as the Cable put it:
In effect, [State Department spokeswoman Marie] Harf was left arguing that because no one else could have carried out the attack it must have been the Syrian government. “The world doesn’t need a classified U.S. intelligence assessment to see the photos and the videos of these people and to know that the only possible entity in Syria that could do this to their own people is the regime,” she said.
Because, of course, no Syrian rebel would be ruthless enough to order a gas strike against civilians, blame it on the Syrian regime, and thus win a free American bombing campaign.
Just leave the goram bottle.