Obama may be a failure as a President and Leader, but he is audacious and free of any sense of shame. How else to interpret his delusional claims before today’s United Nation’s General Assembly:
Now, the crisis in Syria and the destabilization of the region goes to the heart of broader challenges that the international community must now confront. How should we respond to conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa? Conflicts between countries, but also conflicts within them. How do we address the choice of standing callously by while children are subjected to nerve gas, but we’re embroiling ourselves in someone else’s civil war? . . . .
With respect to Syria, we believe that as a starting point the international community must enforce the ban on chemical weapons.
When I stated my willingness to order a limited strike against the Assad regime in response to the brazen use of chemical weapons, I did not do so lightly. I did so because I believe it is in the national security interests of the United States and in the interest of the world to meaningfully enforce a prohibition whose origins are older than the United Nations itself.
The ban against the use of chemical weapons, even in war, has been agreed to by 98 percent of humanity. It is strengthened by the searing memories of soldiers suffocated in the trenches, Jews slaughtered in gas chambers, Iranians poisoned in the many tens of thousands.
The evidence is overwhelming that the Assad regime used such weapons on August 21st. U.N. inspectors gave a clear accounting that advanced rockets fired large quantities of sarin gas at civilians. These rockets were fired from a regime-controlled neighborhood and landed in opposition neighborhoods.
It’s an insult to human reason and to the legitimacy of this institution to suggest that anyone other than the regime carried out this attack.
Now, I know that in the immediate aftermath of the attack there were those who questioned the legitimacy of even a limited strike in the absence of a clear mandate from the Security Council. But without a credible military threat, the Security Council had demonstrated no inclination to act at all.
However, as I’ve discussed with President Putin for over a year, most recently in St. Petersburg, my preference has always been a diplomatic resolution to this issue. And in the past several weeks, the United States, Russia and our allies have reached an agreement to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international control and then to destroy them.
Barack Obama is a goddamn liar. He insists, “The evidence is overwhelming that the Assad regime used such weapons on August 21st. U.N. inspectors gave a clear accounting that advanced rockets fired large quantities of sarin gas at civilians.” This is patently untrue.
For starters, as I noted in an earlier piece on the UN Report, NOT A SINGLE TRACE OF SARIN WAS FOUND AT MOADAMIYAH, which was allegedly stuck by the Syrian military. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to Robert Fisk, writing in the Independent:
While the Assad regime in Damascus has denied responsibility for the sarin gas missiles that killed around 1,400 Syrians in the suburb of Ghouta on 21 August, information is now circulating in the city that Russia’s new “evidence” about the attack includes the dates of export of the specific rockets used and – more importantly – the countries to which they were originally sold. They were apparently manufactured in the Soviet Union in 1967 and sold by Moscow to three Arab countries, Yemen, Egypt and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya. These details cannot be verified in documents, and Vladimir Putin has not revealed the reasons why he told Barack Obama that he knows Assad’s army did not fire the sarin missiles; but if the information is correct – and it is believed to have come from Moscow – Russia did not sell this particular batch of chemical munitions to Syria. . . .
A witness who was with Syrian troops of the army’s 4th Division on 21 August – a former Special Forces officer considered a reliable source – said he saw no evidence of gas shells being fired, even though he was in one of the suburbs, Moadamiya, which was a target for sarin. He does recall the soldiers expressing concern when they saw the first YouTube images of suffocating civilians – not out of sympathy, but because they feared they would have to fight amid clouds of poison.
“It would perhaps be going beyond conspiracy theories to say the government was not involved,” one Syrian journalist said last week, “but we are sure the rebels have got sarin. They would need foreigners to teach them how to fire it. Or is there a ‘third force’ which we don’t know about? If the West needed an excuse to attack Syria, they got it right on time, in the right place, and in front of the UN inspectors.”
Barack Obama cannot show a single piece of intelligence from US sources that corroborates that the Syrian Army used chemical weapons. First of all, the rockets recovered by the UN are not, as Fisk points out above, in the Syrian military arsenal. The recovered rockets came from elsewhere. Benghazi anyone? Second, the United States does not have any genuine evidence that Syrian chemical weapons units were deployed and carrying out strikes in the early morning hours of 21 August. And the Sarin? No samples that have been recovered and tested can be linked to Syria’s military stash.
Obama’s audacity in trying to manufacture a case to go to war in Syria makes him a scoundrel unworthy of the Nobel Peace Prize. Moreover, he, with the full cooperation of Turkey and Saudi Arabia, are helping fund and arm Islamic Jihadists, who are killing thousands of Syrian civilians. That makes him a war criminal. Yet, in his smug sanctimony, Obama pretends that he is fighting for what is right. Nothing to could be further from the truth.
As a veteran of the Cold War and a staunch opponent of Soviet expansionism, I am surprised to find myself now praising the Russians for their courage and honor in resisting the madness of this inept buffoon that occupies the White House. God Save America and the World from the stupidity of Barack Obama.