Monday, August 26, 2013

Pressure Building on Obama to Intervene in Syria

Well, 'Ol Brer Obama is about to get all the reason he needs to throw massive aid to his Muslim Brotherhood pals while he asks the world to "Please don't throw me into that Syrian briar patch".


Pressure Building on Obama to Intervene in Syria

Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 03:12 PM

The Obama administration has concluded Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime probably used chemical weaponry against civilians, calling an agreement today to let United Nations inspectors review the area not credible.

Syria and the UN agreed to the inspection of the Ghouta area outside Damascus starting tomorrow, a UN spokesman said in a statement today. The agreement five days after the purported attack is too late because constant shelling of the area could have corrupted or destroyed evidence, according to a senior U.S. administration official in an e-mailed statement.

Pressure is building on President Barack Obama to respond, with Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee, calling today for a limited military response by the U.S. and its allies. The U.S., the U.K. and France are discussing options.

U.S. intelligence officials and international partners have concluded that chemicals were used, based on the reported number of victims, reported symptoms of those who were killed or injured in the Aug. 21 attacks, witness accounts and other facts gathered, according to the U.S. statement.

“There is very little doubt at this point that a chemical weapon was used by the Syrian regime against civilians in this incident,” according to the official’s statement. The official’s statement was released on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.

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