US CLAIMS PROOF ASSAD USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS – Last night the U.S claimed to have clear evidence that Assad used sarin gas on the attack in Damascus.
The ‘proof’ is on a sample of hair and blood that U.S intelligence agencies were given by people in Damascus.
John Kerry, the U.S Secretary of State, gave a press conference stating that samples of blood and hair taken from people in Damascus tested positive for sarin gas.
U.S Intelligence services also noted in their report that Assad has amassed over 1,000 tons of chemical weapons, including sarin gas and other lethal nerve agents.
During the press conference John Kerry told reporters that Assad al-Bashar now joins other known dictators to have used such weapons, including Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein.
John Kerry feels that the latest intelligence, which was mirrored by French intelligence, now gives the U.S a strong and clear case for military attacks against Syria.
With President Obama’s promise of taking a vote to Congress, the overall consensus is that members of the House of Representatives will mostly likely vote against any military action against Syria.
Of course the President, despite an possible congressional ‘no’ vote, does have the power, as Commander in Chief, to give the order to strike and this latest evidence might just be the catalyst he, and other supporters of a military strike, is looking for.
Once again we are staring down the barrel of an American gun but there still appears to be a very large piece of the puzzle missing; one that is crucial for any decision to strike being made.
John Kerry, whilst he chose to use Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein as an example, he conveniently forgot to mention was that the U.S once supplied Saddam Hussein with detailed co-ordinates for bombing Iranian defenses with chemical weapons.
The other issue here, and of course the current one, is that the so-called test results and U.S intelligence still do not point the finger directly at Assad. Yes, we know that chemical weapons were used and now we know what type but these facts do not implicate Assad as the perpetrator.
The Russian Government has continuously called on the U.S to provide concrete evidence for it feels that Assad has a strong enough position, in a military sense, that would not warrant the use of chemical weapons. Russia, at this time, feels that it might be Syrian Rebels who used chemical weapons in order to garner international intervention to remove Assad.
The issue on Syria is obviously causing great concern for after Obama’s press conference he went off to play a round of golf with the Vice President, Joe Biden; it is not surprising that some in Washington found this to be more than a little disturbing.
Of course a sitting U.S President that likes to play golf is nothing unusual however this almost flippant act was mirrored by George W. Bush in 2002 when on a golf course he condemned the bombings in Israel and then told the press; “Now watch this drive.”
On the other side of the Atlantic, George Osborne, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, gave a television interview where he said that the issue on Syria has been clearly debated by the British Government, in the House of Commons, and that last week’s ‘no’ vote is the end of the matter. George Osborne also went on to say that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, would not bring the issue to the House of Commons again; regardless of what evidence is produced.
Out in the Mediterranean Tony Blair once again threw in his two-pennies worth by condemning the ‘shocking’ decision of the House of Commons not to attack Syria.
Unfortunately we know all too well how Blair lusts for the blood of others because warmongering certainly elevated his persona on the world stage and since leaving office has managed not only to elude a criminal trial over his part in the illegal war in Iraq but has made millions on the backs of those he murdered.
Claire Short, former Labour MP during the Blair Government, resigned her position after the decision was made to go into Iraq. In an interview this week she stated that Blair obviously is incapable from learning from his past mistakes (Iraq) and is complete unembarrassble. She went on to say that Blair really ought to shut up and go away.
As the days pass it appears that the U.S will do or say anything in order to strike Syria and we can be grateful that Britain has pulled out for there will never be anything moral or noble about bombing a country that will ultimately kill innocent people – the American’s call it collateral damage but without evidence, as with Iraq, the rest of the sane world will simple refer to any such attack as what it truly is… murder.