Kerry gives Syria week to hand over chemical weapons or face attack but doesn’t expect them to.
Shock, horror! Syria responds by agreeing to hand over illegal weapons.
The US Secretary of State John (Lurch) Kerry has said that President Bashar al-Assad has one week to hand over his entire stock of chemical weapons to avoid a military attack. But John Kerry added that he had no expectation that the Syrian leader would comply
The US Senate is due to vote this week on whether to approve an attack and Kerry was ambivalent over whether Barack Obama would use his powers to ignore the legislative chamber, if it were to reject an attack.
Is this bluster? Or is he offering himself and Obama a way out of the battle for Congressional support that they now think they cant win? The next few days will bring the answer.
Syria agrees to Russian request put its chemical weapons under international control (Stymies Obama’s Push For War)
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said late yesterday:
Damascus welcomes Russias call to hand control over its chemical weapons to the international community, the Syrian Foreign Minister said responding to Sergey Lavrovs statement after the two met in the Russian capital. Syrian Arab Republic welcomes Russias initiative, based on the Syrians government care about the lives of our people and security of our country, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said in response to the statement by his Russian counterpart.
We are calling on the Syrian authorities not only agree on putting chemical weapons storages under international control, but also for its further destruction and then joining the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Russias Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said earlier. The UN chief has called for measures to provide for the safe storage and destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons arsenal.
Show Us The Evidence Says Assad (video)
Bashar al Assad’s interview with Charie Rose of CBS News in which the Syrian President says “show us the evidence,” and accuses Obama of running a sovial networking government, a reference to the fact that all US Intelligence have produced as evidence of the Syrian government’s involvement in gas attacks is You Tube videos.
China snatched away the Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan India pipeline from USA
It was an American spin doctor although I can’t remember which President he worked for, who said “Never let a good crisis go to waste and British Prime Minister Tony Blair who echoed the sentiment by describing september 11, 2001 as “a good day to bury bad news”
While the jug eared Jihadist currently occupying The White House has allowed himself to be totally distracted by the distraction he created in the middle east to take attention away from domestic problems, the Chinese have heeded the good, if amoral, advice and exploited the crisis to snatch away from the USA the economic benefit they hoped to gain from twelve years conflict in Afghanistan.
With a subtle motion of the hand China took away the Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan India (TAPI) pipeline project from USA and became yesterday the chief controller of gas resources in Central and South Asia.
Somebody elses ideas and plans have been expropriated by means of contract for sale of 25 bn cu m of gas per year concluded between State Concern Turkmengas and Chinese Company CNPC. The deal will increase the total volume of Turkmen gas supplied to China up to 65 bn cu m. At the same time the agreement is achieved on the planned new direction of Turkmenistan China pipeline (D direction) for additional supplies.