Skip to comments.Report: Syria prepared to disclose chemical weapons locations
Posted on 09/10/2013 12:23:18 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
(CNN) -- As a Russian proposal to strip Syria of its chemical weapons began to take shape, the White House eased off the gas Tuesday in its drive for congressional approval to strike the Middle Eastern country.
But proving that nothing will come easy in resolving the Syrian chemical weapons crisis, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that it deemed as "unacceptable" a French proposal -- also backed by some U.S. lawmakers -- asking the United Nations Security Council to declare Syria responsible for an August 21 chemical attack that U.S. official says killed more than 1,400 people.
According to Syrian state TV, Syria on Tuesday accepted Russia's proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control, a day after Secretary of State John Kerry floated the idea in what appeared to be an off-the-cuff comment suggesting it would be the only way for Syria to avoid a punishing Western military strike. Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said the country was ready to disclose the location of its chemical weapons, halt production and show facilities to representatives of Russia, the United Nations and other states, according to the Russian Interfax news agency.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that Russia is working on a "workable, clear, specific plan" and said it would be presented soon.
While U.S. officials said Tuesday that they remain leery of a possible delaying tactic by Syria and its Russian allies, a White House official speaking on background said the proposal was intriguing enough to back down from its urgent calls for a quick vote on a congressional use-of-force resolution targeting Syria.
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Now watch Barky take credit for cowing Syria and Russia to cave in and queer the whole deal.
Twenty bucks on “Baby Milk Factory”....
Is the Bekaa Valley gonna make the list?
Godspeed to those who may have to die trying to find out and make sure whatever is there never gets used anywhere.
I don’t care where they are.
I want to see them. I want a third party to examine them carefully, and determine where they were made.
FOX .... meeting on weapons deal canceled? Did I hear that breaking news right?
IF that's what I just heard, you are right.Oboma just asked congress to hold off on a vote to wait for negations (to give him time to be a "savior" of all man kind), but right after he canceled the vote the meeting scheduled to discuss Syria WMD got canceled, too?
They’re at 1061 W. Addison, Chicago, IL 60609.
Exactly. It is possible that some of the weapons came from Libya via the US operation in Benghazi and smuggled to the rebels to use against Assad. Obama needs to make sure that never comes out.
3 stories breakin this second on FOX
Me too. Which is why the Obastard Regime is going to make sure they're destroyed in place, without a trace.
"I saw what you did there."
I think it is more likely they were made in Iraq.
Probably not. Syria's not going to fess up to having an ammo dump in Lebanon.
“the Community Organ Grinder is out of office.”
Community Organ Grinder, that’s good, it’s accurate and very funny.
Hmmmm. Made in Iraq maybe? In which case, this just might be calling the Presidents bluff.
You know, I kinda like the Wrigley Field bit.
The organ grinder is on one end of the chain, Odumbo on the other. With a grenade.
Certainly likely, too, but the US is hiding something pretty awful in Benghazi and is willing to go to extreme lengths to keep people from talking and for the facts to come out.
Why would Assad want to use chemical weapons when he has WMDs that strike fear into the hearts of Obama and the Democrats in Congress.
The weapon is that the knowledge that the chemical weapons in his arsenal came from Saddam Hussein's missing arsenal of WMDs that were transferred from Iraq to Syria by the Russians in a Secret deal with the Bush Administration that Democrats, Including Barak Obama himself, had full knowledge of.
The Democrats knowingly and cynically lied about Saddam's missing WMDS and coined the “Bush Lied, People Died” meme, all the while knowing exactly where Saddam's missing WMDs were and that they could lie with impunity because President Bush was an honorable man who kept his deal with the Russians to keep the transfer of Saddams WMDs a secret if the Russians would convince Saddam to sending them to Syria “for safe keeping until the situation with the US blew over”
This would expose Bush as true Statesman of Churchhillian proportions and the entire Democrat Congress as treasonous weasels who knowing lied to undermine both Bush and the War effort.
As a result, they encouraged the development of an Iraq insurgency and definitely got hundreds if not thousands of American and coalition soldiers killed and destroyed Bushes plan for a peaceful post war Iraq
This is precisely what will happen if Assad exposes all of the Chem weapons in Syria. On the other hand, he has leverage to disclose only what he wants and to keep the rest as long as keeps Saddam's WMDS under wraps to avoid exposing the Democrats.
Lots of Democrat Congress critters soiling their undies at the prospect.
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