Skip to comments.Israel urges U.S. action over Syrian chemical weapons
Posted on 04/26/2013 7:20:25 AM PDT by haffast
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States should consider military action to curb Syrian chemical weapons after Washington went public with suspicions they have been used in the country's civil war, Israel's deputy foreign minister said on Friday.
The challenge by Zev Elkin, a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, underscored tension this week over the allies' assessments on Syria, as well as longer-running disputes about how aggressively to confront Iran's nuclear program.
The White House said on Thursday the Syrian government had probably employed chemical arms on a small scale against rebels. The disclosure created a bind for President Barack Obama, who has declared such use a "red line" that must not be crossed.
It was also a shift from Washington's skeptical response to Tuesday's publication by the Israeli military of intelligence findings that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces had used chemical weapons repeatedly in recent months.
"The Iranians are watching, the whole world is watching too, and we should also see what happens," Elkin told Israel's Army Radio, when asked how U.S. strategy on Syria might unfold.
"There is a question here of when you set a red line, do you stand behind it?"
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obozo and his crew are hoping to complete Hitler’s agenda.
Israel can stuff it.
The last thing America needs is another war in some Muslim dump. There is no good side in Syria, so let them kill each other.
the only reason O is doing anything to syria these days is to help install a MuslimBros-terroristgang “government” there.
which “work” is in progress...
The US should kick Jihad to the curb.
obozo and his crew are hoping to complete Hitlers agenda.
The Obamites may not like 'em, but they love their money, and their votes.
The Geopolitics of Israels Offshore Gas Reserves http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3005392/posts?page=1#1
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"Jewish vote for Obama was 69% in 2012"
What does Israel want us to do? Send boots on the ground to fight alongside the Muslim Brotherhood? They are safer with Assad in power, frankly. None of this makes any sense whatsoever - unless they are trying to point out how ineffective and ridiculous Obama’s threats are. And, frankly, that doesn’t help Israel either to taunt Obama.
Why does ANYONE want the US in Syria? Why not ask Russia to deal with it?
Iran-Syria Gas Pipe to Run Through Iraq
By Chana Ya'ar - 2/20/2013, 3:00 PM
"Iraq has approved plans to run a natural gas pipeline through its territory from Iran to Syria."
U.S. brushes off Iran-Iraq-Syria gas line
Nov. 20, 2012 at 7:26 AM
"The U.S. government said plans by Iran to build a natural gas pipeline through Iraq to Syria may run into problems with economic sanctions."
"Victoria Nuland, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, brushed off the report, saying Washington has seen similar reports on the Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline "six or seven or 10 or 15 times before, and it never seems to materialize."
"I would simply say that the construction of any kind of an Iranian-Syrian pipeline could potentially raise sanctions issues under U.S. law on either Iran or Syria, including for international entities who might decide to participate in it either by financing or by construction," she said.
Money is calling the tune. It always has.
Continuation of the great Arab Spring aka Kill some more Americans for BS?
"Though, Russia and China have already agreed to a peaceful resolution to the Syrian civil war, signing off on the Security Council plan drafted by former-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, its more likely that Moscow and Beijing are playing politics of cooperation to buy more time for the Assad regime. Russia and China do not want regime change in yet another Middle Eastern country for a host of economic and political reasons, of which, the primary one is to stop the U.S. from controlling the regions oil supplies to Russias ally and co-founding member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), China."
Authors John Barry and Dan Ephron of a Sept. 2004 Newsweek article, titled, War-Gaming the Mullahs: The U.S. weighs the price of a pre-emptive strikeexplain that Syria and Iran have been targets of interest of the U.S. for quite some time, as Washington under the George W. Bush Administration had known that a day would come when the U.S. and China would bang heads for precious crude supplies in the Middle East. Whether its the Obama Administration or another neocon U.S. president in control of the executive branch, the petrodollar standard must be defended in the Middle East. The Iranian/Syrian alliance has stood in the way of total U.S. dominance in the region, but now the matter has become urgent following Irans announcement in Feb. 2012, that it has broken ranks in the petrodollar scheme. It now will not accept the dollar as payment for Persian oil.
Turkey says chemical arms use would escalate Syria crisis
Reuters ^ | 4-26-2013 | Jonathon Burch
Let Israel fight this themselves if they care to.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Israel will have to deal with this, perhaps with the Euros. I sure the message that Iran is Israel's problem has been received.