Skip to comments.Video appears to show Syrian rebel forces threatening to pursue own chemical weapons
Posted on 09/05/2013 8:32:17 PM PDT by mojito
A newly discovered video posted on a pro-Syrian regime website shows rebel commanders talking about their own red line after the government allegedly launched a chemical attack against civilians there last month.
The tape was reviewed by multiple analysts who said at the very least the rebels appeared to be issuing an ultimatum if there was no military response to the attack by the West, they threatened to pursue their own chemical weapons.
Last year, President Obama described any use of chemical weapons in Syria as a red line that would warrant a response.
The four and a half minute video posted two days after the Aug. 21 Damascus attack features rebel commanders speaking while a black and white Islamist flag flies in the background.
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The solution is so simple. I'm surprised that the administration hasn't thought of it yet. Obama should bomb Assad's forces on even-numbered days and bomb the rebels on odd-numbered days.
This will preserve Obama's reputation as a tough President, which is the main goal here anyway.
Obama would bomb Assad even if it were proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the rebels had actually used the chems. An the reason for this is very simple:
Obama sees the world through the Marxist prism of the haves vs. the have-nots. That’s how he views America. That’s what drives his policies and politics. It’s how he see the Egyptian and Syrian rebels: as the underdogs in societies where they are just trying to “get theirs.”
I think this also explains why he is perpetually campaigning instead of governing: he cannot stand the idea that he is actually the guy with the power now; that he is actually the Assad figure in this country when so many of his supporters are still (as he perceives it) on the outside looking in. So he creates all-powerful, frightening strawmen against which he can fight and say, “See, it’s these people with all the money and power that are holding you back!”
In this way, he remains completely unaccountable for the destruction he is causing to this economy and the misery he’s causing to those he claims to be helping. And he’s going to take the side of the “poor, downtrodden rebels” in Egypt and Syria because he views the struggle of his own people in exactly the same way. And he will do so against all reason and logic.
He’s simply doing what his Marxist leanings dictate he should do.
Ping for later reading.