France to propose U.N. resolution on Syria chemical weapons
(Reuters) - France is to put forward a U.N. Security Council draft resolution for Syria to give up its chemical weapons, quickly turning a Russian idea into a full-blown diplomatic proposal that could avert Western military strikes.
The French draft would threaten “extremely serious” consequences if Syria violates the conditions for giving up its chemical weapons, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday.
The chemical weapons are a bargaining chip for Assad. What does he need them for, if no longer as a potential threat against his enemies, whether used or not? He has Russia as well as Iran as protectors now for the continuation of his regime in power. Playing this chip now suits his interests.
However it plays out in fact, Obama’s regime is enjoined from using cruise missles and bombs against Assad interests as long as the chemical weapons deal acts as the slightest fig leaf to cover his regime.
A concern I have is that these loose-mouthed cannons here will try some other ruse to involve us against Assad and on the rebels’ side. And yes that includes McCain, Grahamnesty and other RINOS along with this regime.
Assad is the lesser of evils.
But some can’t accept that, for reasons of their own that are driving them. Investigative journalists, back in the day when they existed, would have loved to rip back the curtain covering the motivations of those in high office here, who are behind the shenanigans.
McCain in front of the mic again.
McCain, an Arizona Republican and harsh Obama critic, said Tuesday there is “incoherence” in the administration’s statements. But he also said that “not to pursue” the diplomatic option “would be a mistake.”
McCain said he will propose an amendment to the Senate’s Syria resolution incorporating the proposal for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons. The amendment would require verification through international monitors and call for guidelines and benchmarks to be met.
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Kerry says #Syria strike would be “unbelievably small” - that is unbelievably unhelpful