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Obama Demands UN Do Something Over Syria’s Violation of His Red Line

August 25, 2016

Obama Demands UN Do Something Over Syria’s Violation of His Red Line, Front Page Magazine, Daniel Greenfield, August 25, 2016


I could call on the fairies. Or the UN.

Both are equally likely to do anything. Obama knows that. This is why his theatrical outrage is such a ridiculous joke.

The US has urged “strong and swift action” after a UN investigation concluded that Syria used chemical weapons against its own people.

The year-long inquiry found the government used chlorine gas in attacks in Idlib province in 2014 and 2015.

The US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, said the use of chemical weapons was “barbaric” and called for “all states to support strong and swift action”.

Yes, please do something since we made it clear that we don’t want to. But wait, it’s all part of a brilliant collective plan.

These leaks and statements are part of an administration effort to put pressure on President Bashar Assad and his Russian backers before an August 30 meeting by the UN Security Council to look at the issue of chemical weapons in Syria, a U.S. intelligence official told The Daily Beast.

Why now? According to this official, the answer goes back to 2014, when the Assad regime was accused of repeated chlorine attacks, and the world shrugged its shoulders.

“We weren’t getting enough political oomph when the chlorine attacks first came to light. So we figured the best option was to work through the slow UN process, get the Russians to a place where they’re cornered diplomatically,” the intelligence official said.

Plus, the official added, finger pointing by the United States alone wouldn’t be nearly as effective as collective action.

Yes, because you guys are really good at cornering Russia diplomatically. This way we pass it to the UN. The UN does nothing. Obama shrugs. Mission accomplished.