The unmitigated gall of this man and this administration to lecture anyone on morality. Much less the morality or lack thereof in the killing of innocent women and children. How dare they stand there and criticize anyone!
So use of chemical weapons is immoral and condemned by civilized societies?
Why then do they not condemn drone attacks?
Why then do they not condemn using depleted Uranium in bombs?
Why then did they look the other way when Saddam Hussein was gassing Kurds ? Only to use the humanitarian card when it suited them?
Enough with the lies and the hypocrisy ! We are not idiots to fall for these lies again! Get your own house in order and stop meddling in affairs that are not your concern. Stop putting oil and power ahead of the lives of innocents. Enough with the Interventionist Foreign Policy that has taken so many innocent lives.
This hypocritical and shameful display is fooling no one. It is immoral now because you want an excuse to invade Syrian just like the Bush Administration invaded Iraq.
Why no outrage at the crimes being perpetrated against the people of Bahrain or Saudi Arabia?
Simply because they serve your greedy and power hungry plans. You could care less what happens to the people or the children. All you care about is what’s in it for you.
And as for the statement , “That is not the behavior of a government that has nothing to hide. That is not the action of a regime eager to prove to the world it had not used chemical weapons,” said Kerry. Rather, the official said the Assad regime’s latest actions are “too late to be credible.” My response is remember Iraq, Benghazi, The Patriot Act, NDAA, Prism, an endless string of innocent civilian lives lost to drone attacks, birth defects to children born in the middle east where depleted Uranium bombs have been used , the deaths of how many Egyptians due to meddling in a sovereign nations affairs for self interest and so many others?
Now that is the behavior of a government that has nothing to hide right?
Disgusting, simply disgusting!!
Published on Aug 26, 2013
Secretary of State Kerry Says Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria Is Inexcusable. Kerry Says Chemical Attacks In Syria Should ‘Shock The Conscience Of The World’
Kerry Says Attacks Defy ‘The Code of Morality’
Editor’s Note: The State Department announced that Secretary John Kerry’s remarks will be delivered at 2:30 p.m. ET, rather than 2 p.m. as originally scheduled.
Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver a statement on the crisis in Syria at 2 p.m. ET, the State Department announced Monday, as the U.S. girds for possible military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Mr. Kerry will deliver the statement in the briefing room at the State Department.
His statement comes as the U.S. considers plans to respond forcefully to reports that the Assad regime used chemical weapons last week that opposition groups said killed more than 1,000 people. The White House held meetings over the weekend to decide how to respond but officials said late Sunday that President Barack Obama has yet to make a decision.
Mr. Kerry’s statement will precede the daily briefing at the State Department with reporters. White House press secretary Jay Carney was supposed to brief reporters at the White House at 12:30 p.m. ET, but changed the time of his briefing to 3 p.m. Shortly after, the State Department announced that Mr. Kerry would make a statement on Syria.
Syrian Kurdish leader says Assad not to blame for attack
(Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would not be “so stupid” as to use chemical weapons close to Damascus, the leader of the country’s largest Kurdish group said.
Saleh Muslim, head of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), said he doubted the Syrian president would resort to using such weapons when he felt he had the upper hand in the country’s civil war.
He suggested last Wednesday’s attack, which the opposition says was carried out by government forces and killed hundreds of people, was aimed at framing Assad and provoking an international reaction. Assad has denied his forces used chemical weapons.
“The regime in Syria … has chemical weapons, but they wouldn’t use them around Damascus, 5 km from the (U.N.) committee which is investigating chemical weapons. Of course they are not so stupid as to do so,” Muslim told Reuters.
At the time of the incident, U.N. experts were already in Syria to investigate three previous alleged chemical attacks dating from months ago.
Muslim’s PYD, which has well-armed and effective militias, has clashed with Assad’s forces as well as rebels, but has allowed both to move through its territories during the war.
Some rebels and rival Kurdish groups accuse it of having been close to the state, a position Muslim disputes. He said Kurdish areas the PYD controlled were under attack from al Qaeda-linked rebels.
Muslim suggested “some other sides who want to blame the Syrian regime, who want to show them as guilty and then see action” lay behind the chemical attack, which has led to speculation that Western countries will order a military response.
He said that if the U.N. inspectors found evidence Assad was not behind the gassing and the rebels were, “everybody would forget it”.
US accuses Syrian government of using chemical weapons and destroying evidence
Edited time: August 26, 2013 21:27
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that the Obama administration is “all but certain” that the Syrian government used chemical weapons to attack innocent civilians.
Sec. Kerry made a statement from Washington, DC on Monday afternoon underscoring that the White House has little doubt the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deployed chemical weapons on the outskirts of Damascus last week, killing hundreds.
Reports from Syria of chemical warfare “should shock the conscience of the world,” Kerry said, adding that the indiscriminate slaughter of women and children carried out by the Assad regime constitutes a “moral obscenity.”
President Barack Obama has yet to make a determination about how the US will respond, Kerry said, but a decision would be forthcoming. The US has already mobilized warships in the Mediterranean Sea which may begin striking Syrian target upon permission from Washington.
Kerry said the White House has “additional information” about this attack that is being compiled and reviewed by the administration and will be released in the days ahead.
“While investigators are gathering additional information on the ground, our understanding of what has already happened in Syria is grounded in facts, informed by conscious and guided by common sense,” Sec. Kerry said. “The reported number of victims, the reported symptoms of those who were killed or injured, the first hand accounts from the humanitarian organizations on the ground . . . these all strongly indicate that everything these images are already screaming at us are real: that chemical weapons were used in Syria.”
“Moreover, we know that the Syrian regime maintains custody of these weapons,” Kerry added.
Pres. Assad had been uncooperative with the United Nations’ requests to inspect military compounds for chemical weapons until this week, Kerry said, and a UN convoy sent to investigate this week reportedly found what the secretary called a “cynical attempt” to cover up a “cowardly crime.”
“That is not the behavior of a government that has nothing to hide. That is not the action of a regime eager to prove to the world it had not used chemical weapons,” said Kerry. Rather, the official said the Assad regime’s latest actions are “too late to be credible.”