Since the Russians are now involved and they are signatories to the Chemical
Weapons Convention, they and the United States of America have obligations and
requirements to fulfill with the enforcement of that treaty. There are
processes to take into consideration, such as Libya did when we attacked Iraq in
the second war due to Iraq's possession of chemical weapons, that Sadaam
bragged about. Ghadafi knew the consequences and became a signatory to that
Chemical Weapons Convention treaty. Syria needs to become a signatory if they
are admitting to having chemical weapons. As a member of the United Nations,
Syria is obligated to do it's part and comply with that treaty and sign
on.Russia, the United States, China and others should force the hand
of Syria to come clean. They all have a benefit to gain in this process. War
is a loss to anyone's economy. There is enough of the war and rumor of war
scene out there for all to get rid of.The International Community
has to use the 189 countries that are signatories to the Chemical Weapons
Convention treaty to push that significant treaty into the enforcement role
which is rule by rule.
All bark, and no action. Should nave not barked, and make us look foolish.In tonight's speech, he'll spin this in his favor to make
himself look like a peace making savior. He's done it before.Some will believe it.
Even IF Assad used chemical WMDs, It makes it a violation on International
treaties, and is therefore an International matter of concern.The United NATIONS should be heading this, not the United States!The only thing worse than a 2 faced politician, is the Obama =
Bad, Bush = Good comments from conservative Republican hypocrites I
read here day after day!
What we have seen with a Chemical Weapons Treaty is that if a country wants to
sign, and then do the opposite, it is easy for them to get away with it. Today,
there is really no power in the world to stop them. Particularly when a super
power (read nuclear) like Russia, or China have a say so. Even Iran, which has
few real friends, has been able to continue with its nuclear program. Which I
find ironic as chemical weapons can kill thousands and be defended against with
preventative measures. What can defend against megatons of nuclear explosions,
which can kill millions. And we're worried about a few cans of Raid?
Right now the world seems to be "Chemical wise and nuclear foolish".
President Carter had the U.S. Hostages in Iran. He spent six months preparing
for the rescue mission without people knowing it. However, with his adept
military staff during a time when pay raises and recruiting was at a low, he
pursued a disjointed operation involving all military branches of service. However, President Reagan was able to gain their release through
diplomacy and not by military power. Sometimes diplomacy is the best way to do
things. Assad is becoming just like all dictators, ego and power filled.
Everyone but he is the problem. He will use all his force and power against our
country. This President is one upsmanship with Assad. He is doing
something because he can, whether the teleprompter tells him to or not. It is
sort of like the mirror mirror on the wall type of government. What makes him
look good is all he cares about. I remember his first speeches when he used the
term "I" all the time instead of talking about our country and the great
people we have doing dedicated work for the good of our country.He
must come from a different world with his minions around him.
The leadership of our country in the 1990s pushed for and got the United Nations
to promulgate the Chemical Weapons Convention treaty. President Clinton signed
it into effect after Congress did their part. I wonder what Mrs. Clinton would
be doing if she was still the Secretary of State with the only real workable
treaty her husband signed was brought up to her?This President
isn't using that diplomatic process to pursue action against Syria. There
are 189 countries that are signatory to that treaty and North Korea and Syria
have not. However, Syria is a member and the treaty is still in effect in the
other 189 countries which have all agreed to the actions to be taken in the CWC
treaty. We have a country that is Rambo after the Benghazi event
with only 4 of our dedicated U.S. servants died. We need to have our Congress
declare to the President their judgment on this issue. Congress approved the
Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty and this President is bound to act under that
treaty. There are billions of dollars we have spent to ensure it is enforced
throughout the world. Where is our mouth now that we spent money.
Let us get to the real points here - the REAL problems here are twofold..1. Nobody believes or trusts Barack Obama. Barack has proven over and
over that HIS own political tail is more important than that of the country.
That is a sad fact. This little man has no respect here at home or anywhere in
the world. 2. There are no national interests that we have in Syria.
This silly "little war" is nothing more than a means to salvage some of
Barack's credibility ...which is essentially zero anyway. this
is what you get when you elect a Jimmy Carter clone ...twice!! How stupid has
The problem is our President went around the world over 5 years ago lambasting
our nation's prior leadership for the whole history of our government. No
one ever did anything right so far as he is concerned. Even his wife expressed
that in her phrase of now she is finally proud of our Country. What
goes around comes around. The blessing of using integrity is that honesty is
still the best policy. When a person lies or tries to deceive, they have to
make up stories to defend what they said or stated. However, it is like trying
to gather up the mustard seeds or dandelion fluff after it is dispersed. You
can't get every piece. When a person tells our 525 U.S. Senators and
Representatives to pass the ACA and then read it later, is not a person of
integrity. Those people then used their lack of integrity to do what they were
swore or affirmed to do, protect the Constitution of the United States of
America and that process.Now, this President also swore an oath to
protect our country is shooting from the hip on a very sensitive issue, the
"The president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally
authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an
actual or imminent threat to the nation---Barack Obama, Boston Globe--December
20, 2007"Is this a flip-flop?
To Assad, if you want to kill more of your people, I hope you now realize that
as long as you do it will bullets and bombs, it is OK with everyone in the
world, including Obama and Putin. They were only worried about saving face. So
good move. Say you will get rid of the chemical weapons and then continue with
the more effective killing that you have already done with some one hundred
thousand dead. And by the way, as long as Putin is on your side, you will be
safely in power.
And of course we are supposed to BELIEVE the Russians and Putin that the weapons
will REALLY be turned over. Yeah, live in your dream world. This is just
another Middle-East shell game. Saddam played it for years with the world, just
like Iran is now. Nothing has or will change in spite of the spiking of the
football no doubt coming from Obama and the gang. Hope you all feel better,
because that will be the only change in this whole episode. Feelings.
obama now has the russians dictating US policy. this is absolutely classic. the
organizer in chief is so far over his head and yet his groupies still give him
In a day of frequent political spin by both sides, simply reporting the actual
numbers of the poll would likely be more helpful than commentary about the what
the numbers mean. It would only add one more sentence to the article.
Of course the DN can't run a story giving Obama credit. They have to
publish more front-page articles whine about how Romney lost, bash Obamacare,
and warn us of the dangers of porn.
I find it interesting the Des News still hasn't updated with the fact that
a diplomatic solution is now unfolding where Syria will give up its chemical
weapons (the end game) -- and it appears that this may have been Obama's
strategy all along with his delayed strike, forcing Congress to put its cards on
the table, visit with Putin, etc. Of course, can't give Obama
yet another international victory as it doesn't fit Utah's narrative
that Obama is "weak" on the international front... Utahns will find
out, however, once they seek out news beyond the Des News website pages. It is
Hey DesNews - how about an up-to-date story on Syria - like maybe the one about
the diplomatic solution where they will turn all the chemical weapons over to
Russia for destruction?
So why is it the dn is ignoring what everyone else is talking about with the
possible solution of Syria turning over it stck pile to the inter national
community to be disposed? Syria blinked
Doesn't matter what the people want. Obama knows more.Any
death from this will be on his shoulder.
Mr. Putin has saved the president from a humiliating defeat in congress. Sending
out Susan RIce as his spokeswoman is like sending out Madoff to sell
I think we will strike, heedless of the wishes of Americans. Each cruise missile
costs 1.4 million dollars. 161 were used against Libya. That's a lot of
profit for the Raytheon Corp. We may kill more than 400+ children in the
exercise, but writing them off as 'collateral damage' will assuage the