CONGRESS SHOWN GRAPHIC CNN VIDEOS TO GARNER SUPPORT FOR STRIKING SYRIA – The President of the United States, Barack Obama, has now released a number of videos to Congress depicting the atrocities of the sarin nerve gas allegedly used by Bashar al-Assad on his own people on August 21, 2013.
The footage is expected to garner more support from Congress in order to allow Mr. Obama’s plans for military strikes against Syria to go ahead.
At the G20 summit Russian President, Vladimir Putin, told the world leaders that Russia has been supplying the Assad regime with weapons (not chemical) and would, if the U.S or its coalition forces attacked Syria without a clear UN mandate, come to its aid.
To date Mr. Obama’s plans have been met with skepticism with many voicing their concerns over sufficient evidence and the lack of UN support.
According to CNN it obtained 13 videos showing the aftermath and carnage on August 21 taken by Rebel forces in Damascus. The Obama administration has told lawmakers in the Senate Intelligence Committee that each of the videos authenticity has been verified by the intelligence services and there can be no doubt that chemical weapons were used and that the weapon in question was sarin gas.
In one of the disturbing videos it shows a room full of children that were allegedly killed by the chemical weapons used; Mr. Obama is now hoping these videos will convince Congress to provide unanimous support for his plans.
Intelligence reports have listed the number of those killed in the chemical weapons attack; which stands at 1,429 people in total with 426 of these being children, leaving little doubt in anyone’s mind as to the scale of this atrocity.
On the final day of the G20 summit Mr. Putin called for unequivocal proof that Bashar al-Assad was in fact responsible; as he and Russian intelligence believes it was Syrian Rebels who used the chemical weapons in order to garner international support in assisting with the removal of Assad. Mr. Putin and others believe that if Assad is removed from power it may well transpire that the west will be removing a tyrannical dictator only to install members of known terrorist organisations.
Currently in the U.S, as with Britain, there is flimsy support from the public in attacking Syria. As the U.S and Britain continue to engage in terrorist warfare in Iraq many feel that Syria could turn out to be yet another long drawn out conflict that the U.S neither can afford nor stomach.
President Obama originally told reporters that no ground troops would be involved however this was changed days later after he explained that ground troops would be required in order to seal off and control chemical weapons plants.
The mood now appears that the public are seeing this as yet another Iraq with no evidence as to who actually used the chemical weapons and with the falsified information over Iraq the people simply do not believe what the Government it reporting.
A number of member states of the European Union have expressed that a message should be sent to Syria that is ‘clear and strong’ but none have indicated exactly what such a message should entail. The EU has however urged the United States to hold off on any possible missile strikes until UN inspectors were able to complete their fact finding mission and provide a full and detailed report.
It is almost certain that without UN inspectors providing evidence that Assad was responsible that the U.S would ever be provided with a UN mandate to attack Syria. Such an attack without it being sanctioned by the UN would be seen by Russia and a number of other sovereign states as an illegal attack on a sovereign country; giving them no alternative but to aid Assad in defending Syria.