William Hague last night warned that the horrific chemical weapons attack in Syria was ‘not something that a humane and civilised world can ignore’. [Snip]And he laid the blame for the attack--which is reported to have killed up to 1,700 people--squarely at the door of tyrant Bashar al-Assad. Mr Hague said the possibility that rebel fighters could have unleashed the chemicals, as claimed by the Assad regime and its Russian allies, was ‘vanishingly small’. He said: ‘I know some people in the world would like to say this is some kind of conspiracy brought about by the opposition in Syria
Comments: Mr. Hague is Britain´s Foreign Secretary.
This is just big talk from people who once were an organized world power, but now are just a little Island full of Muslims and people waiting in line for socialized medical treatment.
Going to take on the Russians are you. I think not, and we aren´t going to help. Our Generalissimo is going to vote present as usual because he has golf dates and other vacation plans scheduled. Besides, he has no military background, therefore a dull tool.
Perhaps Hague would like to present and prove his charges to the UN before he mouths off anymore.
Mr. Hague´s mind has gone bonkers if he thinks he can take on Putin. For one thing, I have no problems believing the rebels did this. I truly believe that they mishandled a canister and disaster happened. Now they are trying to get some good PR out of it, and Hague bit the hook.
The US, UK and France turned Libya into an ungoverned, lawless mess in 2011. Now these three stupor powers are threatening to do the same to Syria, in search of the imaginary moderates. But there are NO moderates in Syria. If there actually were, either Assad or al-Qaeda would have killed them for the threat they posed. And what mderate Syrian living in exile would want to return to likely assassination in this hellacious place?
As to Haque and the enfeebled British lion, Argentina would love to see the English army invading Syria. Would provide the Argentinians the opportunity to seize the Falklands (Maldives to Obama) while the Royal Marines, Navy and Army are fighting house to house in Damascus against Assad, al-Qaeda and most likely, Iranian backed Hezbollah forces.
I´ll follow Obama, the CIC, when he shoulders his AK47 and straps on his ´Parabellum´ stands in front, declares ´follow me´ and leads us into battle. Until then I´ll just ponder if Ben Affleck is capable of playing Batman. Who´s this jerkweed Hague think he is, Neville Chamberlin?
The same western idiots who support wearing burqas, female mutilation, pedophilia, enslavement and terrorism in general are beaking off about just another aspect of muzzie "culture" currently being celebrated in Syria.
Better they are slaughtering each other, rather than civilized people.
If progressives insist on interfering, I think they should form a "Progressives Battalion for Peace" made up of volunteers from H´weird, universities, bureaucracy and wherever else these misfits cluster. Then these noble creatures can go to Syria and solve all the problems. A win-win for us and the muzzies can always use a few more slaves and concubines.
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