THE SYRIA “DEAL”
As you may have heard, a “deal” has been cut by Secretary of State John Kerry with his Russian equivalent, Sergey Lavrov, regarding Syria.
John Kerry negotiating a deal? Could he possibly break out of form and get something significant accomplished?
No. Of course, not. This is John Kerry.
All you need to know about Kerry\’s “deal” is that it does not include a UN Chapter VII resolution. This means that if Syria does not comply, in part or at all, there is no actual prescribed course of action. The UN would have to go back into session to hammer out a Chapter VII resolution – with no guarantee whatsoever that one would be agreed to or how long it would take for one to be put in place.
Helluva deal, Mr. Kerry. Strong words, no consequences. Just the way Russia and Syria wanted it to be.
And how does Syria\’s mass murdering butcher of a “President”, bashar al-assad, feel about it? Read this excerpt from Yasser Okbi\’s article in Monday\’s Jerusalem Post (which I would bet anything you never saw in US mainstream media):
“We now possess deterrent weapons that are more important and more sophisticated than chemical weapons,” Syrian President Bashar Assad told visitors to his palace in Damascus on Thursday.
He emphasized that he had no need for chemical weapons.
al-assad then went on to say that since the UN wants his country to give up its chemical weapons, now they\’ll have to come and get them – thus saving Syria the enormous cost of disposing of them.
In other words, “Take them and incur the cost of disposing of them – the ones I won\’t be hiding, that is. I have all the non-chemical weapons necessary to continue killing my people anyway: weapons you have not passed any resolutions on at all, thus leaving me free to kill to my heart\’s content. And thank you for not making them part of the deal. I\’m very grateful”.
So congratulations, Secretary Kerry. You are quite the negotiator. What a great deal you cut — for anyone who happens to be rooting for Putin and al-assad, that is.
Simply stated, John Kerry – not surprisingly, given his amazing lack of accomplishments during three decades in the US Senate – has displayed every bit the kind of “talent” almost five years of Barack Obama has taught us to expect from this administration.
How many more seconds (not years, months, days, weeks, but seconds) before this administration is gone?