Skip to comments.U.N. chief says only Security Council can order airstrikes on Syria (Ban Ki-moon WHO?)
Posted on 09/03/2013 6:35:47 PM PDT by Libloather
Any faction found to have used chemical weapons "must be brought to justice," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday. But the head of the world body also warned that any use of force to punish perpetrators would be legal only in self-defense or with U.N. Security Council authorization.
Ban appealed for patience among U.N. member states while an investigative team that returned from Syria over the weekend completes analysis of biomedical and environmental samples it collected.
The team, which spent four days in search of evidence that chemical attacks occurred Aug. 21, will have delivered all of its forensic evidence to European labs for analysis by Wednesday, Ban said at U.N. headquarters in New York at a webcast news conference.
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Congress should kick it back to the UN.
That will get Obama’s goat.
As one who is bitterly opposed to the strikes I share your sentiment on the UN.
If we want to bomb them there isn’t a damn thing the UN is going to be able to do about it.
Both Bushes went to war with blessings from Congress and the UN. Who is out of step here??