Justifiably, Barack Obama caught hell when he drew a red line in the sand warning Syria there will be consequences if it uses chemical weapons, and then doing nothing when they did. Obama usually responds that it didn’t matter because in the end he got Syrian President Assad to get rid of the weapons. Now we are learning that may be just another Obama lie, investigators are finding traces of Chemical Weapons at Syrian sites:
Foreign Policy magazine is reporting:
The world’s chemical weapons watchdog has repeatedly found traces of deadly nerve agents in laboratories that Syria insisted were never part of its chemical weapons program, raising new questions about whether Damascus has abided by its commitments to destroy all of its armaments, according to a highly confidential new report.
The discoveries of precursors for chemical warfare agents like soman and VX at several undeclared facilities, including two on the outskirts of Damascus, underscored what a 75-page report by the director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) describes as a troubling pattern of incomplete and inaccurate Syrian disclosures over the past three years about the scope of the country’s chemical weapons program.
The report describes the findings as a “troubling pattern of incomplete and inaccurate Syrian disclosures over the past three years about the scope of the country’s chemical weapons program.”
OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu was more direct, he wrote that the majority of 122 samples taken at “multiple locations” in Syria “indicate potentially undeclared chemical weapons-related activities.”
Many of Syria’s explanations for the presence of undeclared agents, he added, “are not scientifically or technically plausible, and … the presence of several undeclared chemical warfare agents is still to be clarified.
Explanations not plausible? Gee That sounds like something Hillary or Bubba Clinton would try.
If further investigation proves that Syria definitely is creating and using chemical weapons, among other things it will represent the failure of President Obama’s brand of diplomacy because in the past Obama has used the negotiations with Syria that supposedly got Assad to get rid of the chemical weapons, as proof the U.S. can get results without military action in the effort to suppress the spread of WMD’s in the Middle East.