Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Putin demands proof of chemical weapons use by Assad

Never a big fan of Russia, in this Syrian debaucle I have supported Russia's stance and their call for absolute proof that Assad authorized chemical weapons use.  We keep hearing that there is proof, but it is never presented for our approval.  Remember Iraq and the preponderance of evidence presented?  Turns out it was almost all made-up, but at lease they decided to put on the dog and pony show.  This time we are supposed to believe what Kerry and Obama say with no offer of evidence to back their claim.

From the Egypt Independent August 4

Putin demands evidence of chemical weapons used in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that his country may support a Security Council resolution for a strike against Syria, but only if it can be proven that President Bashar al-Assad's army used chemical weapons in Syria.
Russia has demanded convincing evidence that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons, Putin said. The country would not take decisive action unless evidence was presented to it.
The Russian president explained that his country has provided Damascus with some parts for a missile defense system, but it has frozen the rest of the shipments.
Russia is Syria's largest military backer. It  has a military base in the coastal city of Tartous in north-west Syria.
In addition to military support, Moscow used its veto to disrupt three resolutions condemning the Syrian regime at the UN Security Council .
This comes just days after U.S. President Barack Obama said he had decided to launch a military strike against Syria, requesting a mandate from Congress.

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