Syria Accepts UN Inspectors, US Spurns Call as ‘Too Late’

Britain Says Evidence Might've Been Tampered With

Hoping to stave off the latest Western threats to invade, the Syrian government has agreed to let UN inspectors into Jobar, the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack. The quick response has been condemned as “too late” by US officials.

The US position is flat out bizarre, as they were making much of UN inspectors arriving last week to inspect alleged attacks that happened several months prior, but are suddenly outraged at a deal that only took a few days to reach.

The reason for this split is because the inspection can only harm their case for invasion. Officials have already insisted they are convinced of Syria’s guilt, and evidence to the contrary could spoil the adventure.

That Syria was so eager to get inspectors into place suggests that the allegations against them are false, and Britain is already preparing the international community for the tests to show that by arguing that the results are probably “tampered with.”

Russia too seems to be anticipating this result, and is urging the US to “wait” on its invasion until the UN’s inspection results come in. Instead, the war plans are moving forward at a rapid pace, and any UN results will almost certainly come long after the war has started.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.