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Realpolitik blurs US red line on Syria
Posted By admin On August 25, 2012 @ 2:15 am In World News | Comments Disabled
Asia Times 
August 25, 2012
Weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) are back. It’s like we never left Dubya’s glory days. No, they didn’t find the non-existent Saddam stash on eBay. This is about the existent Bashar al-Assad’s. And it’s not WMDs as the pretext for an invasion and occupation, but WMDs as a pretext for whatever euphemism the Obama administration comes up with to define “kinetic military activity”.
The whole thing is especially suspicious considering Damascus has been on the record stressing it will never use chemical weapons against the “rebels”.
Here’s US President Barack Obama; “A red line for us is [if] we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.” 
So now even a few mustard gas containers slightly wobbling inside a depot may constitute a casus belli. But is it that clear-cut? Obama said this is “a” red line – implying there may be unspecified (covert) others.
Obama also stressed Washington’s “fears” of Syria’s WMDs “falling into the hands of the wrong people”. Considering the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is in the business – alongside Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) stalwarts Saudi Arabia and Qatar – of weaponizing the myriad gangs that constitute the Not Exactly Free Syrian Army (FSA), including hundreds of Salafi-jihadis, this is a stark admission that in fact they are the “wrong people”. Ergo, the “right people” is the Assad regime.
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