President Obama warned Syria not to engage in using chemical weapons in its battle against CIA sponsored and Saudi and Qatari funded along with armed rebels.
“We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people,” Obama said during a press conference at the White House. “We have been very clear to the Assad regime — but also to other players on the ground — that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.
“We have made our views very clear. This is a red line for the United States. I’m not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the Assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against his own people, but suffice to say we are certainly planning to take action if that eventuality were to occur,” Clinton said after a meeting in Prague with Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg.
The attack on Tuesday arrives one day before a meeting between Obama and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On Monday, we reported that during the meetings the United States and Israel will settle on a common goal – escalating the war in Syria and doubling up the effort to take out the Assad government and replace it with one more amendable to Israel and the United States.
Now that chemical weapons have appeared on the scene — regardless of which side actually used them — the United States and Israel have an excuse to escalate tensions inside Syria and confront Assad’s military directly under the weapons of mass destruction pretext.
Knowing this, will this be a justified reason to drag American into another war in a hunt for WMD’s? If you will remember during the second Gulf war, our administration along with UK officials were more than satisfied that WMD’s were present and being used. So, in a case such as this, who do we believe?
One thing is for certain, we know that President Obama is going to the Middle East sometime this week and probably during an undisclosed time! Question is will his visit be a blessing in disguise or will it only escalate what is a horrific situation and further the unnecessary deaths of innocent lives. I am presuming that this is a question that only time will truly be able to resolve and provide and answer to.
- NATO Proxies Using WMD’s in Syria – Dozens Dead (landdestroyer.blogspot.com)
- Chemical Weapons used in Syria, but who unleashed them? (righttruth.typepad.com)
- McCain and Graham: President’s red line has been crossed (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)