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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

UN: Syria Still Using Chemical Weapons Against Rebels and Civilians


"This has never been about trusting Asaad. It's about training and arming Islamic militants who may or may not be marching on Baghdad and Kobane. I mean international relations are like totally hard, okay?"


And this despite Obama's Operation "Oops I Said Red Line" which resulted in a "deal" brokered by our good friend Putin.

From The Washington Free Beacon:

Syria has revealed the existence of four chemical weapons facilities that were previously undisclosed, a top United Nations official said on Tuesday, raising new concerns about the government’s commitment to eliminating its chemical weapons under an agreement struck last year. 
Sigrid Kaag, a special representative of the U.N. secretary-general, reportedly told diplomats on the U.N. Security Council about the newly declared facilities at a closed meeting. Three of the facilities are for research and development and the fourth for production, but no new chemical agents are contained at the sites, according to the Associated Press report on Kaag’s comments. 
The disclosure of more facilities raises new questions about whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime might still be hiding parts of its chemical weapons program. Assad agreed to the removal and destruction of his chemical weapons as part of a deal brokered by the United States and Russia in September 2013, which followed the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical agents on civilians in a Damascus suburb. About 1,400 people died in the August 2013 attack, including hundreds of children.  
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When asked by a reporter whether Assad could be trusted to declare all of his chemical weapons—given U.S. officials’ frequent claim that he has “lost all legitimacy to lead Syria”—Psaki [State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki] said it was more important to focus on U.S. efforts to train the Syrian opposition as an alternative to Assad.

Huh. So Assad still has and is using chemical weapons, and the U.S. State Department's response is to train and arm other fighter in the area... like ISIS maybe?

Gee, I wonder if this attitude/strategy could account for ISIS using American made ammunition, weapons, trucks, etc. Just thinking out loud here...

Observing Obama and his State Department flounder, flail, and generally act like children would be awfully amusing if the consequences weren't so terrible. This is like watching Public Access amateur hour...

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