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Putin: US should present Syria evidence to Security Council

RT | August 31, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared ‘utter nonsense’ the idea that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons on its own people and called on the US to present its supposed evidence to the UN Security Council.

Putin has further called the Western tactic a ‘provocation.’

Washington has been basing its proposed strategy of an attack on Syria on the premise that President Bashar Assad’s government forces have used chemical agents, while Russia finds the accusations unacceptable and the idea of performing a military strike on the country even more so. Especially as it would constitute a violation of international law, if carried out without the approval of the UN Security Council.

Further to this, Putin told Obama that he should consider what the potential fallout from a military strike would be and to take into consideration the suffering of innocent civilians.

The Russian president has expressed certainty that the strategy for a military intervention in Syria is a contingency measure from outside and a direct response to the Syrian government’s recent combat successes, coupled with the rebels’ retreat from long-held positions.

“Syrian government forces are advancing, while the so-called rebels are in a tight situation, as they are not nearly as equipped as the government,” Putin told ITAR-TASS. He then laid it out in plain language:

“What those who sponsor the so-called rebels need to achieve is simple – they need to help them in their fight… and if this happens, it would be a tragic development,” Putin said.

Russia believes that any attack would, firstly, increase the already existing tensions in the country, and derail any effort at ending the war.

“Any unilateral use of force without the authorisation of the U.N. Security Council, no matter how ‘limited’ it is, will be a clear violation of international law, will undermine prospects for a political and diplomatic resolution of the conflict in Syria and will lead to a new round of confrontation and new casualties,” said the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Aleksandr Lukashevich, adding that the threats [have been] issued by Washington “in the absence of any proof” of chemical weapons use.

On Friday, Washington said a plan for a limited military response was in the works to punish Assad for a “brutal and flagrant” chemical attack that allegedly killed more than 1,400 people in the capital Damascus 10 days ago.

The Syrian government has been denying all allegations, calling the accusation preposterous and pointing its own accusations against rebel forces, especially Al-Qaeda-linked extremists who have wreaked havoc on the country in the two years since the start of the civil war.

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August 31, 2013 - Posted by | Deception, False Flag Terrorism, Militarism | , , , ,

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  1. Though I fail to agree with the bigot on matters were it concerns human rights totally and completely, I agree with the Head Bigot of Russia in this point……. evidence that proofs that the Assad regime of Syria has instructed, ordered, prepared and actually carried out the attack on the area of the Syrian capital Damascus with chemical weapons, in particular mustard gas, wereby hundreds of civilians were killed, wounded, and maimed, should be presented to the United Nations, and specifically the Security Council of the United Nations, to enable this body and its members to decide on proportional and fitting actions!

    Especially as there are at this moment great doubts on and about the validity of the proof as claimed by and through representatives of the American administration!

    If withholding the evidence that is assumed to be in the possession of the American administration from the only body in the world entitled to take and make decisions that overstep national borders, America could be,a nd will be charged with the accusation of a war-crime, and overstepping its limits!

    America is not the police force of the world, even when the American administration claims to be to the defender of freedom, norms and values, and America should try to appear as if it is the police force of the world!

    The claim as done by President Obama as if American interests are involved, in relevancy to the assumed use of a chemical weapon by the Assad regime of Syria, is utterly absurd, there is a civil war going inside Syria, and the only American interest possible is the American Embassy. Were we know that is closed, and American diplomatic staff is not present in Damascus.

    Use of military force is unacceptable, as is the use of chemical weapons unacceptable, but were Secretary of State Kelly and President Obama speak of crossing a red line the actions by America in Vietnam come to mind, were America did not act according to international treaties and agreements either! We still have the pictures of napalm on children in our mind! As do we still have the pictures of deforestation of forests in then North Vietnam in our mind, the use of certain poisons are not forgotten…… poisons that till today have a huge effect on people living there, and the results of the use of certain gasses on even children born on 2013! The name agent orange comes to ind…..

    America should not condemn Syria without pointing at itself first!

    And, America should clear its own stock of chemical weapons first, before accusing others of owning and or using such weapons!

    My opinion

    Comment by Adrian Masters | August 31, 2013 | Reply


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