Skip to comments.Syria Has Yet to Move Arms as Deadline Draws Near
Posted on 12/30/2013 10:09:26 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee
GENEVA Two days before a deadline for getting its most deadly chemical weapons out of the country, and despite an international effort to mobilize the resources needed to do so, Syria has apparently not even begun to move them, observers familiar with the mission said Sunday.
Their assessment came as the United Nations and the international chemical weapons monitoring group overseeing the program acknowledged that Tuesdays deadline would most likely be missed.
At this stage, transportation of the most critical chemical material before 31 December is unlikely, the United Nations and the chemical weapons group said in a joint statement issued in the Syrian port city of Latakia on Saturday. They said that volatile security conditions in Syria had constrained planned movements and that logistical problems and bad weather had contributed to the delay. . .
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My guess is this is an anti-Putin article.
Well, this neglects the probable fact that it was the terrorists who unleashed the poison gas, not the government.
Assad had better watch out, though, or Jean Kerri will go after him in his Swift Boat, and win another Purple Heart.
They had better get moving unless they want to be the subject of another strongly worded statement from Obama and Kerry.
They have probably been paying attention to the strong, unyielding manner in which Obama and kerry have dealt with Iran and decided that there is no downside to doing nothing.
Thanks Brad from Tennessee.
Russia had it right...it's their civil war and has to be settled by them.
Leave Assad in there. At least he protects the Christian groups against the Islamic Terrorists who murder the Christians every chance they get!
Darn...I was hoping for another “Line in the Sand” speech from obamba. At least we could die laughing!
They probably aren’t moving them because the chances of
them ending up in the rebel hands are too great.
Oh no, haven’t you heard? The rebels are on the ropes. /s