UN Security Council Resolution 1373, of 28 September 2001, called on all states “to refrain from organising, instigating, assisting or participating in terrorist acts in another state.” Yet the USA and its allies Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are all organising, instigating, assisting and participating in terrorist acts in Syria.
On 17 September, President Obama waived a provision in the federal law that forbids arming terrorist groups. This is to admit that it has been arming, and will continue to arm, foreign terrorist groups in Syria. These groups, currently, are devoting their efforts to killing each other, as well as their usual cowardly assaults on the Syrian people.
The Washington Post said on 25 September 2013, “...11 of the biggest armed factions repudiated the Western-backed opposition coalition and announced the formation of an alliance dedicated to creating an Islamist state. The al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, designated a terrorist organization by the United States, is the lead signatory of the new group...”
On 10 September, the Syrian government welcomed a Russian proposal calling on Syria to place all its chemical weapons under international control and for the weapons to be destroyed. This led to a barrage of threats from the US, French and British governments. French President Hollande called for a new UN Security Council resolution authorising an attack if Syria failed to hand over its chemical weapons.
But now Syria is supposed to demonstrate the virtually impossible. They will have to prove to the US, French and British governments that they have handed over every last chemical weapon.
Remember Iraq? Even when the UN inspectors had found no weapons of mass destruction there, the US, French and British governments insisted that there were still some hidden somewhere, and even after they had attacked and occupied the whole country, they were still not satisfied that Iraq had fully complied with the UN’s demands. ■