Report: Syria Used Chemical Weapons. What Should We Do About It? And Red Lines
A secret State Department cable has concluded that the Syrian military likely used chemical weapons against its own people in a deadly attack last month, The Cable has learned.
United States diplomats in Turkey conducted a previously undisclosed, intensive investigation into claims that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons, and made what an Obama administration official who reviewed the cable called a “compelling case” that Assad’s military forces had used a deadly form of poison gas.
The cable, signed by the U.S. consul general in Istanbul, Scott Frederic Kilner, and sent to State Department headquarters in Washington last week, outlined the results of the consulate’s investigation into reports from inside Syria that chemical weapons had been used in the city of Homs on Dec. 23.
Clearly this means the US should do….absolutely nothing. This is a problem for the Syrians, not us. Of course, given how many al-Qaeda types are now part of the Syrian opposition, we may even owe Assad a big thank you.
The real problem is Obama issued a red line saying if the Syrians moved chemical weapons we’d act. Then they moved and we did nothing but moved the red line to use of chemical weapons. Apparently the Syrians were unimpressed.
Again, I don’t care how this fight goes. The longer the better as far as I’m concerned but Obama was has also issued red lines against Iran. Who will take him seriously? Of course, Chuck Schumer received “assurances” from Chuck Hagel so no worries.