Fighting Al Qaeda by Supporting Al Qaeda in Syria: The Obama Administration is a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
Embarrassed from having no idea what to do about his empty “Red Line” threat to Syria, Commander in Chief Obama is now blustering that he will soon send cruise missiles into Syria. Obama apparently has not yet decided what Syrians he plans to kill or what Syrian things he plans to blow up and destroy.
Is Obama going to go to Congress for approval of his impending military attack on Syria? Is Obama going to tell the American people why he is attacking Syria and what his military objectives are?
Is Obama going to direct Tomahawk cruise missiles and airstrikes at Bashar al-Assad and his military leaders? If Assad were killed, would Obama help al-Qaeda take power in Syria? President Assad, Russia, China, and Iran appear to all be involved in fighting the rebels, who appear to have a heavy involvement of al-Qaeda fighters.
Is Obama going to try to destroy the chemical weapons presently held in Syria by Assad? This would be a bit difficult for Obama to do because it would be a tacit admission that he is destroying the WMD chemical weapons transported from Iraq to Syria at the beginning of our last invasion of Iraq. These are the chemical weapons that President Bush claimed were in Iraq. These WMDs were used to kill Kurds and others in Iraq and are now being used to kill people Assad does not like in Syria.
Syria said it will press on with its military efforts despite any potential foreign strikes on its territory, the foreign minister said on Tuesday, adding that any US strike would serve the interest of al Qaeda-linked terrorist groups.
“The war effort lead by the Obama will only serve the interests of Al-Nusra Front,” an Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group in Syria, Moallem told a press conference in Damascus.
“The (government’s) military effort will not stop around Damascus. If the purpose is to limit the victories of our armed forces, they will not be successful,” Walid Moallem said.
Any foreign strike on Syria to try to create a balance of power in the war between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and the rebels is “delusional”, the foreign minister said on Tuesday.
“If the purpose of a possible (foreign) military strike is to achieve a balance of power … it’s delusional and not at all possible,” Walid Moallem added.
“Either we surrender or defend ourselves with the available means – I say this is the better option,” Moallem told journalists.
“If they wanted to attack Syria using claims – utterly incorrect claims – about the use of chemical weapons, I defy them to provide what evidence they have,” he said.
UN chemical weapons inspectors were delayed in their second visit to alleged chemical weapons sites by disputes among rebel groups, Walid Moallem said earlier.
“Yesterday, they indicated that they wanted to visit a second site, and we said we had no problem. We asked whether they had contacted the other side and they said, ‘Of course’”, Moallem told a press conference.
“We were surprised today that they did not go there because the gunmen there had not agreed among themselves,” Moallem continued.
“I say this to show that the Syrian forces are committed to their engagements and the Syrian side is not obstructing the inspectors.”
Syria’s FM underlined that Russia has not abandoned Syria. “Our relations continue in all fields, and we thank Russia for its support, not only in defence of Syria, but also its own defence,” he said.
Voice of Russia, Reuters, AFP