Helping Syria “Remove Grounds for American Aggression” Is Creating Grounds for US Aggression

[France can't let the Americans steal all of the thunder, especially in their old stomping grounds.  This is another Imperial deception, intended to gain UN authority under Chapter 7 at the Security Council.  Russia stands ready to repeat the same mistake it made in Libya, by going along with this Imperial initiative.  Putin tried to take Kerry's "one week" threat and turn it on its head, by convincing Assad accept this poison chalice.  If he drinks it, by agreeing to the Lavrov deal, then he will be repeating his previous grave error, which he made in trusting his fate to the UN inspectors, who were allegedly allowed in to prove rebel chem weapon use.  By agreeing to allow the investigators to enter Syria for their witch hunt in the first place, he opened the door for Bandar's pre-planned chemical aggression.   It doesn't matter whether the Saudis supplied the chemicals or they bribed the Syrian officers behind it, Bandar is still responsible for the absurdly-timed attack. 
If there were any justice in this world, then Saudi Arabia would be held liable for 1,400 gassed Syrians, and they would now be under the Tomahawk gun.  This probably fatal lapse in judgement on Assad's part, allowed the pre-announced Qatar-financed false flag chem attack to go forward, despite previous media reports' warnings.  If Syria's chemical arsenal is as large as it is reported to be by the Western media, then it will probably take more than the allowed week to transfer control to some unnamed international authority.  Even if Assad is given more time to meet the Imperial demands and he successfully complies with them, there will still be some other excuse invented to seemingly justify the planned destruction of Syria by America's Islamist armies and the USAF/Navy air support which will make it all possible.  Once again, the Pentagon will serve as an "Islamist air force," for its terrorist hordes.
Russian leaders are either complicit in America's games, or they are a lot dumber than the rest of us had hoped they would prove to be, if they cannot establish some insurmountable obstacles in any UN legislation, which will make another Libyan-type of double-cross impossible.  The Russian move to help Syria to "remove the grounds for American aggression" is a serious error in tactics and strategy.  By admitting that the Pentagon has some sort of legal or moral authority right now, to do whatever it wants inside of Syria, a Catch-22 situation will have been brought about.  By admitting that an Imperial authority now exists, either Syria or its Russian sponsor would actually be empowering the storm troopers WITH that authority.  However this grand deception eventually plays-out, Bashar al-Asad is certain to lose his head in the end.]
BBC

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius: “We have decided to take the initiative”

France will put a resolution to the UN Security Council to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international control so they can be destroyed, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says.

He said it would threaten “extremely serious” consequences if Syria breached its conditions.

Russia also has a plan to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control, it says.

Syria has said it accepts the Russian proposal, though details are sketchy.

“We held a very fruitful round of talks with [Russian] Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov yesterday [Monday], and he proposed an initiative relating to chemical weapons. And in the evening, we agreed to the Russian initiative,” Russian news agency Interfax quotes Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallim, who is in Moscow, as saying.

This would “remove the grounds for American aggression”, he added.

Source: UN

Earlier, Mr Fabius, who was speaking at a news conference in Paris, said the resolution, based around five points, would demand that Syria “bring fully to light” its chemical weapons programme.

The measure would also set up international inspections and controls of the dismantling process.

The resolution would be tabled under Chapter 7 of the UN charter covering possible military and non-military action to restore peace, Mr Fabius added.

The plan had been discussed before, he said, but had probably been advanced by the pressure applied in recent weeks.

The Russians have blocked all previous French-led efforts at the Security Council, says the BBC’s Christian Fraser in Paris.

FSA fighters
On the ground, the Syrian conflict is still raging

Both France and the United States are wary of an Iraq-style game of cat and mouse – but they are prepared to give the Moscow-backed plan a chance, our correspondent adds.

What the French are keen to avoid, Mr Fabius said, is a plan that is only there as a delaying tactic, which is why all options, including the threat of a strike, will remain on the table, our correspondent says.

Moscow plan

Syria’s chemical weapons

  • CIA believes Syria’s chemical weapons can be “delivered by aircraft, ballistic missile, and artillery rockets”
  • Syria believed to possess mustard gas and sarin, and also tried to develop more toxic nerve agents such as VX gas
  • Syria has not signed the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) or ratified the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)

Sources: CSIS, RUSI

In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, at a press conference with the Libyan foreign minister, has been speaking about Moscow’s plan to put Syrian’s chemical weapons stockpiles under international control.

There have been few details so far, but Mr Lavrov said Moscow was “preparing a concrete proposal which will be presented to all interested sides, including the US… a workable, specific, concrete plan”.

He said he had spoken to US Secretary of State John Kerry on the telephone about this on Monday.

Mr Lavrov said the Russian initiative was “not a purely Russian initiative… It grew out of contacts we’ve had with the Americans”.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama discussed the idea on the sidelines of a G20 summit last week, Mr Putin’s spokesman said on Tuesday.

Mr Lavrov noted Mr Obama’s suggestion in a US TV interview that this may be a “breakthrough”.

Overnight, Mr Obama said the Russian proposal could be a breakthrough, but that he remained sceptical.

On Monday, Mr Kerry warned that not responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian forces would be riskier than taking action.

The US claims that Mr Assad’s forces carried out a chemical attack in Damascus on 21 August, killing 1,429 people.

Mr Assad’s government blames the attack on rebels fighting to overthrow him, in a conflict that the UN says has claimed some 100,000 lives.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius: “We have decided to take the initiative”

France will put a resolution to the UN Security Council to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international control so they can be destroyed, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says.

He said it would threaten “extremely serious” consequences if Syria breached its conditions.

Russia also has a plan to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control, it says.

Syria has said it accepts the Russian proposal, though details are sketchy.

“We held a very fruitful round of talks with [Russian] Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov yesterday [Monday], and he proposed an initiative relating to chemical weapons. And in the evening, we agreed to the Russian initiative,” Russian news agency Interfax quotes Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallim, who is in Moscow, as saying.

This would “remove the grounds for American aggression”, he added.

Chapter 7 of UN Charter

  • Action in response to threats to peace, breaches of peace and acts of aggression
  • Article 41 enables Security Council to decide measures not involving armed force
  • Can suspend economic and diplomatic relations as well as rail, sea and other communications
  • If Article 41 measures are inadequate, Article 42 enables Security Council to take action by air, sea or land forces for international peace and security

Source: UN

Earlier, Mr Fabius, who was speaking at a news conference in Paris, said the resolution, based around five points, would demand that Syria “bring fully to light” its chemical weapons programme.

The measure would also set up international inspections and controls of the dismantling process.

The resolution would be tabled under Chapter 7 of the UN charter covering possible military and non-military action to restore peace, Mr Fabius added.

The plan had been discussed before, he said, but had probably been advanced by the pressure applied in recent weeks.

The Russians have blocked all previous French-led efforts at the Security Council, says the BBC’s Christian Fraser in Paris.

FSA fighters On the ground, the Syrian conflict is still raging

Both France and the United States are wary of an Iraq-style game of cat and mouse – but they are prepared to give the Moscow-backed plan a chance, our correspondent adds.

What the French are keen to avoid, Mr Fabius said, is a plan that is only there as a delaying tactic, which is why all options, including the threat of a strike, will remain on the table, our correspondent says.

Moscow plan

Syria’s chemical weapons

  • CIA believes Syria’s chemical weapons can be “delivered by aircraft, ballistic missile, and artillery rockets”
  • Syria believed to possess mustard gas and sarin, and also tried to develop more toxic nerve agents such as VX gas
  • Syria has not signed the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) or ratified the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)

Sources: CSIS, RUSI

In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, at a press conference with the Libyan foreign minister, has been speaking about Moscow’s plan to put Syrian’s chemical weapons stockpiles under international control.

There have been few details so far, but Mr Lavrov said Moscow was “preparing a concrete proposal which will be presented to all interested sides, including the US… a workable, specific, concrete plan”.

He said he had spoken to US Secretary of State John Kerry on the telephone about this on Monday.

Mr Lavrov said the Russian initiative was “not a purely Russian initiative… It grew out of contacts we’ve had with the Americans”.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama discussed the idea on the sidelines of a G20 summit last week, Mr Putin’s spokesman said on Tuesday.

Mr Lavrov noted Mr Obama’s suggestion in a US TV interview that this may be a “breakthrough”.

Overnight, Mr Obama said the Russian proposal could be a breakthrough, but that he remained sceptical.

On Monday, Mr Kerry warned that not responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian forces would be riskier than taking action.

The US claims that Mr Assad’s forces carried out a chemical attack in Damascus on 21 August, killing 1,429 people.

Mr Assad’s government blames the attack on rebels fighting to overthrow him, in a conflict that the UN says has claimed some 100,000 lives.

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