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The Red Line
“We will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people, or the transfer of those weapons to terrorists.”
Failure to heed the warning would result in “consequences”.
What’s going to happen? Bashar al-Bastard has used chemical weapons; the belief held by intelligence agencies in US and Britain gets stronger as evidence is gathered.
Heavily supported by the denial by Syria to allow UN teams to verify, or not. If al-Bastard has nothing to hide, then he should welcome the UN involvement.
POTUS is backpeddling soooo fast.
Another conflict would truly show the financial position of the USA. Literally, it can’t afford another conflict.
And then there are the ramifications of the Russian reaction.
Obama was full of bluster, and al-Bastard has called his bluff.
The UN human rights chief, Navi Pillay, has urged the US to close Guantanamo Bay, saying the indefinite detention of many inmates there without charge or trial violates international law.
Ms Pillay said about half of 166 prisoners had been cleared to transfer either home or to third countries.
She also said she was “deeply disappointed” that the US was not honouring its pledge to close the camp.
It opened in 2002 to hold terrorism suspects after the 9/11 attacks.
President Barack Obama moved to close the facility at the US naval base in Cuba, but his plans to try suspects in US civilian courts were blocked by Congress.
“The continuing indefinite incarceration of many of the detainees amounts to arbitrary detention and is in clear breach of international law,” Ms Pillay said in a statement on Friday.
That’s alright, the USA is above the law!