US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has criticised Russia, saying it had failed to prevent Syria from carrying out a chemical attack on a rebel-held town.
Russia had agreed to ensure Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles were destroyed – and its failure to do this enabled the attack, he said. (BBC)
So let’s get this absolutely right.
Did the Russians use or supply the chemicals? NO.
Did Russia facilitate a 2013 agreement to destroy Syria’s chemical arsenal? YES.
Did they actually destroy the chemicals? NO.
The Chemicals Were reportedly Destroyed Aboard a U.S. Ship (June, 2014). All the dangerous substances from Syria’s chemical weapons program, including sulfur mustard and precursors of sarin, have now been removed from the country after a month-long process, a Hague-based watchdog agency said Monday. (Wsj)
So actually the last people KNOWN to handle the chemicals was the US?
INTERESTING, and that’s got to be embarrassing.
As for blaming the Russians for not knowing?
Truly Pathetic Guys!
It still leaves the question “Why would Assad use chemicals at this time”?
He’d have to be totally deranged to do this as Syria’s army, Russia, plus friends, are poised to crush the enemy. They’ve almost won the fk’g war!
Meanwhile, Russia and Iran are threatening retaliation if there are any further American air strikes and the task of breaking the present deadlocks over Syria remains enormous. (BBC)
Which is just peachy.
With a simple act of stupidity, the US administration has raised the world back to the possibility of WAR.
Killary must be wetting her knickers with glee at this display of idiotic management.
Only here’s a thought.
Threats and whatever only work on the guilty fools.
As for offering them a seat back into the G7 if they turn on Assad?
Like they give a flying fk’ about that pathetic little glee club.
You know I thought that Trump was going to end all this war nonsense, the Red Menace bit, the let’s make the Middle East glow at night agenda, the Assad must go stupidity.
It looks increasingly like he can’t, or won’t, or his leadership is so weak as to not able control the more rabid members of his administration.
Anyway that’s Strike Two.
My faith in Trump takes a knock again.
First from those reportedly unstable cruise missiles.
Unstable? The Russian Defense Ministry says the US missile strike on a Syrian airfield wasn’t very effective, with only 23 out of 59 Tomahawk missiles reaching their target.
The locations of the remaining 36 missiles’ impact is now unknown, the ministry added.
That I can well believe. After all it doesn’t take 59 missiles to disable an airfield.
Taking out buildings on a military air base is rather like pis###g in the wind.
If you don’t take out the runways, the planes still fly fools (and they still are).
Strike two is from his unstable (seemingly rabid) state department.
The fact that the US’s puppy the UK is going along with this stupidity I would expect.
With poodles like Boris Johnson as foreign secretary, what else would I expect to happen.
It’s also embarrassing that the UK is still taking orders from the US when we thought that one of the aims of Brexit will be to return sovereignty to the UK.
How can you be a sovereign state
if you take orders from someone else?
Perhaps it would have been better if Killary had won.
At least her agenda was known and we could have carried on prepping for the start of World War Three. Right now things are just spiraling out of control.
With an unsteady hand on the tiller!