Fox News reports that the Syrian government has started moving it’s chemical weapons – you know, the chemical weapons that appeared in Syria out of thin air in 2003.
One senior U.S. official told Fox News “there are concerns about possible preparations for use” of the weapons, though “we don’t know yet if they plan to use them.”
The official added, “There are troubling signs of late.”
[White House Press Secretary Jay] Carney said using or proliferating those weapons “would cross a red line for the United States.”
“They will be held accountable by the United States and the international community if they use chemical weapons or fail to meet their obligation to secure them.”
Carney would not say whether the movement of weapons by itself could cross the so-called red line.
Clinton, in Prague for meetings with Czech officials, also reiterated President Obama’s declaration that Syrian action on chemical weapons was a “red line” for the United States that would prompt action.
I’m pretty sure that those strongly worded statements aren’t going to convince the Syrians to not use the weapons if they’ve already made up their minds. I guess this is one thing he can’t use the drones to handle the problem.
So, what are they going to do? Oh, yeah, that’s right, they said last month that they’d need 75,000 troops to secure those weapons. So, do you guys have your bags packed for the next time you’re going to have to make Obama look good?