Saturday, August 31, 2013

Russia's Vladimir Putin challenges US on Syria claims

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Russia's Vladimir Putin challenges US on Syria claims
Posted By: igots2no [Send E-Mail]
Date: Saturday, 31-Aug-2013 11:42:38

Russian President Vladimir Putin has challenged the US to present to the UN evidence that Syria attacked rebels with chemical weapons near Damascus.
Mr Putin said it would be "utter nonsense" for Syria's government to provoke opponents with such attacks.
US President Barack Obama says he is considering military action against Syria after intelligence reports that 1,429 people were killed on 21 August.
UN weapons inspectors have left Syria after gathering evidence for four days.
They are taking their samples to the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, in The Hague.
The samples are thought to include soil, swabs from munitions, blood and hair from the victims and, experts say, possibly even flesh from dead bodies.
The US says hundreds of children were among those killed in the suspected chemical weapons attacks, which it blames on the Syrian government.
Syria says the US claim is "full of lies" and says rebels carried out the attacks.
US President Barack Obama said on Friday the US was planning a "limited, narrow" military response that would not involve "boots on the ground".
'Trump card'
The inspectors' departure from Syria removes both a practical and a political obstacle to the launch of US-led military action, correspondents say.
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen in Damascus says people are worried and are making preparations.
They do not know what Mr Obama means by a limited attack and what consequences it will have, he adds.
Speaking to journalists in the Russian far-eastern city of Vladivostok, Mr Putin urged Mr Obama - as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate - to think about future victims in Syria before using force.
He said it was ridiculous to suggest the Syrian government was to blame for the attack, calling it a "provocation by those who want to drag other countries into the Syrian conflict".
"Syrian government troops are on the offensive and have surrounded the opposition in several regions," he said.
"In these conditions, to give a trump card to those who are calling for a military intervention is utter nonsense."
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Anonymous said...

I would surmise that a forensic analysis of the exact "makeup" of the gas would be a BIG CLUE to it's origin....can't wait to see the results,,,,please report on this when complete.

Anonymous said...

If the present criminal corporate fascist regime we call a government is not stopped, there won't be any need for any forensic analysis.

What does this psyco puppet need to do to wake the sheeple up in this country? Start lopping off heads on the White House lawn? That probably wouldn't do it either the way it looks. God help us all.