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Syria said it would cease production of chemical weapons and disclose the locations of its stockpiles to the United Nations, Russia and others, as Damascus seized on a possible diplomatic route to avert international military action.
The statement by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem represented the first direct admission by the Syrian government that it possesses chemical weapons. Mr. Moallem said Syria aimed to sign the international convention banning chemical weapons...
"We are ready to reveal the locations of the chemical weapon sites and to stop producing chemical weapons and make these sites available for the inspection of representatives of Russia, other countries and the United Nations," Mr. Moallem said, reading a statement to a pro-regime Lebanese TV station, al-Mayadeen. "We are ready to cooperate fully in implementing this [Russian] initiative, particularly given that we want to become a signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention."
Side note - this still is no reason for the USA to bomb Syria ... IMHO
For the first time in history - Syria officially acknowledges that they are manufacturing and stockpiling chemical weapons. So why make them and stock pile them if you aren't going to use them? Deterrent?
It makes me wonder if this strategy is also aimed at getting Israel to admit its chemical weapons stockpiles or face military intervention from Russia, Iran, Syria, etc...
Everyone was aware they had chemical weapons...I don't think anybody was calling that into question...
I get what you are getting at that this was the first official admittance of these weapons but does the media think this will change things to help Obama in his endeavor to start a war?
Also, the UN inspectors aren't the brightest bunch. they are easily fooled. In Iraq, the UN inspectors would be coming in the front door of a facility, and the chemical weapons stored there would be going out the back to be re-hidden.
Bottom line, the US government has shed their globalist clothes and become naked in the eyes of those whom they oppress! Are they going to give up and admit their crimes against humanity???? Hell no, thus prepare for the "End Game"!
I am shocked at how this Syria farce has awoken the masses! Our oppressors are scared! Prepare yourselves folks!
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Russia has said they will back them if they do this. With China, Iran, Russia and the others, there is no way the US will attack now. Obama looks weak, maybe he'll think before talking next time. Well played Syria/Russia.
Try to spin it all you want, but Obama's threat of a strike forced Assad's hand in giving up his Chemical Weapons.
Obama did that without even having to strike...just by the threat of a strike...that sounds like a win to me.