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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Destruction of Syria's Chemical Weapons and Obamacare: Both Still on Track?

As might be expected, Syria is not honoring its agreement to destroy its stocks of chemical weapons; however, the West is attempting to make light of the delay. As reported by Al Jazeera (http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/01/syria-misses-deadline-remove-chemical-arms-20141102036154308.html):

"Ships waiting to remove Syria's chemical weapons have returned to port in Cyprus because the country has missed a December 31 deadline.

Syria was supposed to have removed part of its chemical weapons arsenal for destruction on Tuesday, but Wael Nader Al Halqi, Syria's prime minister, said security concerns and bureaucracy had caused delays in transporting the weapons to the Syrian port of Latakia.

International inspectors insisted the overall mission was still on track, as Scandinavian ships continued training exercises off Cyprus in preparation for transporting the toxic cargo. The delay came as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 130,000 people had been killed since the conflict began in March 2011, with the overwhelming majority caused by conventional arms."

Bureaucracy caused the delay? Yeah, right.

Just like Obamacare - the president's other signal achievement - the deal for the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons is "still on track"? Of course it is.

Kind of reminds you of the words from the song from "Bye Bye Birdie":

And if you're feeling cross and bitterish
Don't sit and whine
Think of banana split and licorice
And you'll feel fine
I knew a girl so glooming
She'd never laugh or sing
She wouldn't listen to me
Now she's a mean old thing
So spread sunshine all over the place
Just put on a happy face
So, put on a happy face

1 comment:

  1. "Scandinavian ships continued training exercises?" .....A nice way to say sailing around in circles.

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