What about all the chemicals barry’s al quaida rebels possess?
Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, told reporters that he had conveyed the idea to Syria at talks in Moscow and expected a quick and, I hope, a positive answer. Syria publicly welcomed the idea, but a senior White House official told NBC News that it was no more than a delay tactic.
The Syrian foreign minister, Walid al-Moualem, accused Obama of backing terrorists and invoked Sept. 11. Sunni Muslim extremists allied with al Qaeda are among the rebels fighting to overthrow Assad, a member of the Alawite sect, a Shiite offshoot.
We are asking ourselves how Obama can ... support those who in their time blew up the World Trade Center in New York, said at a press conference with Lavrov, his Russian counterpart, in Moscow.
Lavrov said there was enough evidence to show that the rebels fighting Assad have chemical weapons themselves.