Reports during the day suggest that the United Nations Security Council was discussing a compromise resolution which would agree to an investigation of the suspected gas attack earlier this week in Syria.
Such an agreement was already a struggle, because US, British, and French officials were talking up war against before any investigation could take place, and Russia was planning to veto pretty much everything as a result.
What was difficult this afternoon may be impossible tonight, with US forces launching attacks against Syria this evening, firing scores of Tomahawk missiles at Syrian airbases.
This may obviate any resolution on the matter, both because the US clearly has given up on trying to sell its war to the UN and because Russia is almost certain to reject anything that gets US backing now because of the war.
4 thoughts on “UN Seeks Compromise on Investigation Into Syria Gas Attack”
Considering the scale of the damage i’m actually considering a hypothesis I haven’t seen mentioned: honeypot. Meaning, collectng a big stack of weaponry and then drawing attention to it. It’s important then not to give away what you’re trying to do. Curiuos go find out how the target acquisition happened here.
I hope Russia and China launch their own investigation. If they keep the US, UK and most of NATO out of it, that just means that the investigation might reveal something useful. If the US is involved, they’ll just block and stonewall the whole thing and the whole investigation will be at best useless or at worst just propaganda and Fake News.
This is much like the old familiar pattern of how it was worked for the Iraq war. Don’t allow time for any investigations that would be damaging to the US story line of Assad using gas. Or even having gas to use?
A bit of a twist on the WMD’s that weren’t, but not much of a twist. Pretty well the same thing but differs this time with both parties supporting Trump without question.
How will Russia and China react? Roll the dice!
Much different from the last president if you accept that Obama and Putin really did succeed in removing all the chemical weapons from Assad’s arsenal.
That’s the truth that the good people on this site are telling you is the real truth but you can’t allow yourself to ever accept that can you.
That would be giving the black president some credit for which he is due.
This is about Trump and your efforts to make it still about Obama is your inconvenient truth you can’t bear to accept.
Comments are closed.