Skip to comments.Obama to Assad: Using Chemical Weapons is a Red Line
Posted on 08/21/2012 2:28:21 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
U.S. President Barack Obama issued a direct warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday, saying he should heed U.S. warnings to neither use nor move chemical or biological weapons, CNN reported.
We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people, Obama told reporters at the White House. "We have been very clear to the Assad regime -- but also to other players on the ground -- that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.
He added, That would change my calculus; that would change my equation.
Obama said that U.S. officials are monitoring the situation "very carefully" and have put together a number of contingency plans.
We have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region that that's a red line for us and that there would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons, CNN quoted him as having said.
Obama's remarks come after he said last month that the Syrian leadership will be held accountable by the international community and the United States should they make the tragic mistake of using those weapons.
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It's okay under Dubya's watch but by Ala, NOT under MY watch!!!!
Don't cross O'Rambo!
We should anticipate some sort of action with concern about this issue on or about any day in October of this year.
Not by the hair of his chinny chin chin?
I’m sure Assad is REEEEaly scared of Obozo.
Loser doesn’t have hair on his chinny chin chin...
It was this moron’s buddies who gave Bush crap for years, because no weapons of mass destruction were found. Not once did they admit those weapons could have been moved to Syria, despite reports of large convoys headed in Syria’s direction.
Now he says he is worried about WMDs getting into the wrong hands. No he isn’t. It’s just now politically expedient to pretend that he is.
The Democrats for years pretended that they thought the full extent of Iraq’s chemical weapons were exhausted on the Kurds. Not once did they admit, it was highly likely that Hussein had more chemicals stashed away.
From Obama on down, the Democrat is a party of frauds.
Sure, use and chemical or biological weapons and somebody may look to see where they came from.
Obama is gearing up to wag the dog.
What happens if the Palestinians in Gaza start shooting rockets with chemical warheads, courtesy of Syria?
To Obama’s credit, he made it clear that any attempt to “move” chem weapons, is a Red Line.
It really means, “we’re watching, so don’t go near them!”
Let’s hope that he has authorized Panetta to make good on that threat, and he won’t let Val veto that decision.
Let’s hope Putin is also ensuring containment.
Red is Zero’s favorite color.
Assad can laugh at Obama by stating one thing.
“We will never move or use OUR WMD’s. We are going to use the ones that Saddam sent to us in 2002.”
Now that would be a kick in the teeth.
IMO, government leaders will continue to talk about Syria.
-——He added, That would change my calculus; that would change my equation. WTF does this mean??? -——
I thought it was a strange as well.....considering we barely know nothing of Obamas mind on the subject of Syria ....
I think he means that the use of chemical or bio weapons by Assad would tip some sort of long range goal forward to quickly and screw up his time table of black mailing Israel into a two state solution on hamaz terms...
But who knows what evil manipulations Obama has up his greasy sleeve ?
The truth is, chemical weapons are not the big deal. Many insecticides have the same antidote for exposure as nerve gas: atropine. Mix ammonia and chlorine bleach together, and you have a deadly chemical used in the trenches of WW I. Castor beans can be made into a deadly poison. Anyone with a little bit of knowledge and equipment can make chemical weapons. Bio weapons are much more dangerous, and atomic, of course, is the real money maker.
But does the US or the UN really have tabs on all of Assad’s chemical and bio stockpiles, including those gotten from Iraq? Don’t bet on it, even on paper. They can move whatever they want wherever they want, because nobody knows about a lot of it, except of course Assad.