Obama called Britain's Cameron again about Syria

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Free Syrian Army fighters take position after claiming to have liberated old Aleppo from forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in old Aleppo, August 25, 2013. REUTERS/Molhem Barakat

Free Syrian Army fighters take position after claiming to have liberated old Aleppo from forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in old Aleppo, August 25, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called British Prime Minister David Cameron about Syria again on Tuesday, the White House said, part of a flurry of international consultations he and his top officials have had with foreign leaders about how to respond to a chemical weapons attack by Syria on its citizens.

Since the attack on Wednesday, Obama and his top officials have made a total of at least 88 phone calls to foreign leaders, the White House said, with Obama speaking twice to Cameron.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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Reuters1945 wrote:
“Obama called Britain’s Cameron again about Syria”

A high ranking UN Official now believes Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Nerve Gas, Not Assad’s Army
Posted by: Paul Ebeling Posted on: August 27, 2013

Oops and double oops. The POTUS and Mr. John Kerry have a new, major, problem.

“Testimony from victims now strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin Nerve Gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior UN diplomat said Monday.

“Carla del Ponte, a member of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.

“But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons (CW), according to the BBC, she added that more investigation was needed.

“Damascus is facing growing Western accusations that its forces used such weapons, which US President Obama has described as crossing a Red Line. But Ms. del Ponte’s remarks may serve to shift the focus of international concern.

“Ms. del Ponte, in 1999 was appointed to head the UN was crimes tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda”

Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry, France and Britain, et al, have been so continuously and vociferously adamant that anyone who resorts to chemical weapons needs to be “punished” in the strongest terms possible.

How will they wiggle out of this predicament when they were the ones who were always screaming for a UN Team to investigate in Syria.

In the old days, kids were taught to remember the correct spelling of the word “assume” by memorizing the following sentence:

“Never assume because when you assume you make an “ass” out of “u” and “me”.

See: http://www.livetradingnews.com/un-official-syrian-rebels-used-sarin-nerve-gas-assads-army-6636.htm

Aug 27, 2013 7:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Reuters1945 wrote:
“Obama called Britain’s Cameron again about Syria”

Are those at the top of the “Pyramid” the last to know ?

A high ranking UN Official now believes Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Nerve Gas, Not Assad’s Army
Posted by: Paul Ebeling Posted on: August 27, 2013

Oops and double oops. The POTUS and Mr. John Kerry have a new, major, problem.

“Testimony from victims now strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin Nerve Gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior UN diplomat said Monday.

“Carla del Ponte, a member of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.

“But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons (CW), according to the BBC, she added that more investigation was needed.

“Damascus is facing growing Western accusations that its forces used such weapons, which US President Obama has described as crossing a Red Line. But Ms. del Ponte’s remarks may serve to shift the focus of international concern.

“Ms. del Ponte, in 1999 was appointed to head the UN was crimes tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda”

Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry, France and Britain, et al, have been so continuously and vociferously adamant that anyone who resorts to chemical weapons needs to be “punished” in the strongest terms possible.

How will they wiggle out of this predicament when they were the ones who were always screaming for a UN Team to investigate in Syria.

In the old days, kids were taught to remember the correct spelling of the word “assume” by memorizing the following sentence:

“Never assume because when you assume you make an “ass” out of “u” and “me”.

See: http://www.livetradingnews.com/un-official-syrian-rebels-used-sarin-nerve-gas-assads-army-6636.htm

Aug 27, 2013 7:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
oxen wrote:
Rebels use chemical weapons, but USA/UK/France/Israel attack Govt instead!! What a disgrace NATO and allies have become? It was all pre-arranged for there is no way Assad would invite an attack when the rebels were mostly routed. Inspectors have started finding the evidence
he West & Israel have absolutely no shame at lying.

Aug 27, 2013 12:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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