Saturday, December 07, 2013

Syria Update

Surprisingly little news was made about this recent proclamation....
The group tasked with overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons said Friday that it had verified all of Syria’s unfilled munitions had been destroyed.
The statement from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) marks another milestone in the effort to remove Syrian President Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons stockpiles. The group was able to very all of the munitions were destroyed after reaching locations in the city of Homs that were previously inaccessible.
One might think the Nobel-winning OPCW's announcement that Syria was now 'disarmed' of its chem-weapons would be huge wet kiss news story for the Obama-approved media to broadcast.  But it really didn't get much press.  Perhaps they've been too distracted reporting about the repaired healthcare website or the great economic news, or the Mandela story. Or maybe somebody warned them not to get too far out on the announcement, because...
Syria has been accused of using poison gas to attack a rebel-held town, despite agreeing to dismantle its chemical weapons and production facilities earlier this year, reports Reuters.
Yes, somebody is saying there was a chemical weapons attack on the same day OPCW declared all the weapons destroyed.  Rather embarrassing, if true. 

Such an event--assuming it occurred--should be the number two news story on all networks (Mandela will be number one for awhile) because it would mean that 1) Bashar Assad just fooled the OPCW/West and is crazy enough to jam it in the POTUS' face, or 2) the rebels, which include AQ elements, have chemical weapons.   Chances are the storyline will become that it never occurred.   Which might work, until the next event. 

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