U.S. President Barack Obama now wants lawmakers to vote on whether to use military force in Syria. Obama sent a letter to the heads of the House and Senate on Saturday night, hours after announcing that he believes military action against Syrian targets is the right step to take over the alleged use of chemical weapons.
This is after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared ‘utter nonsense’ the idea that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people and called on the US to present its supposed evidence to the UN Security Council. The British Parliament had rejected UK joining in the illegal attack as UNSC is opposed to it, first time when Washington and its poodle are not together since the 1965 Suez crisis .UK premier Cameron’s position at home has been weakened. In France 70% are opposed to the attack. Socialist President Hollande is flailing in the air .He will have problems in UN regarding Mali and other countries in Africa which he considers Paris’s backyard.
There is strong opposition by the people in Turkey and Jordan who have joined the crusade against Bashar Assad. These two countries have received the maximum number of refugees , which is creating problems .Even the threat itself of US action has increased the inflow of refugees into these countries . Turkey is having serious problems with its 20% Kurds, who want Kurdish to be recognized as the language for medium of instruction and autonomy in its region in south-east and south of Turkey. Ankara’s foreign policy lies in tatters.
Only Saudi Arabia’s intelligence Czar Prince Bandar’ Ibn Israel continues his foolish monkey tricks to weaken Iran and its steadfast allies in Middle East and elsewhere. Riyadh and other gas stations in the Gulf must not forget sizable Shia minorities in their states, who will revolt and could create havoc .Bahrain with massive Shia majority is already aflame.
Syria is not Iraq!
Earlier Putin had described the Western tactic a ‘provocation.’
Washington has been basing its proposed strategy of an attack on Syria on the premise that President Bashar Assad’s government forces have used chemical agents, while Russia finds the accusations unacceptable and the idea of performing a military strike on the country even more so. Especially as it would constitute a violation of international law, if carried out without the approval of the UNSC
Further to this, Putin told Obama that he should consider what the potential fallout from a military strike would be and to take into consideration the suffering of innocent civilians.
The Russian president has expressed certainty that the strategy for a military intervention in Syria is a contingency measure from outside and a direct response to the Syrian government’s recent combat successes, coupled with the rebels’ retreat from long-held positions.
“Syrian government forces are advancing, while the so-called rebels are in a tight situation, as they are not nearly as equipped as the government,” Putin told ITAR-TASS. He then laid it out in plain language:
“What those who sponsor the so-called rebels need to achieve is simple – they need to help them in their fight… and if this happens, it would be a tragic development,” Putin said.
Russia believes that any attack would, firstly, increase the already existing tensions in the country, and derail any effort at ending the war.
"Any unilateral use of force without the authorisation of the U.N. Security Council, no matter how 'limited' it is, will be a clear violation of international law, will undermine prospects for a political and diplomatic resolution of the conflict in Syria and will lead to a new round of confrontation and new casualties," said the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Aleksandr Lukashevich, adding that the threats issued by Washington “in the absence of any proof” of chemical weapons use.
On Friday, Washington said a plan for a limited military response was in the works to punish Assad for a “brutal and flagrant” chemical attack that allegedly killed more than 1400 people in the capital Damascus 10 days ago.
The Syrian government has been denying all allegations, calling the accusation preposterous and pointing its own accusations against rebel forces, especially Al-Qaeda-linked extremists who have wreaked havoc on the country in the two years since the start of the civil war.
|< Prev||Next >|
Most Read News
- A disavowal of George Monbiot’s witch-hunt
- Russian warship sinks in the Black Sea after collision
- US officials in Afghanistan suggest Russia arms Taliban
- Russia steps in after Ukraine cuts off power to Luhansk
- Russian hacker Roman Seleznev sentenced to 27 years
- Qatar calls for independent probe into chemical attack