Coalition of the Illing…
The three major players in the current American presidential administration’s power play for armed intervention in the Syrian civil war have taken a shine to referring to the “international community” standing against the use of chemical weapons. Yet no other nation has committed to placing its own troops on the line, as reported by The Telegraph (of London, England), the Department of Defense news service, and CBS News.
With the Germans and the British officially bowing out of any unified armed bloc against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, the trio of Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel have only the word of French President François Hollande that the Gallic Republic will saddle up with the United States. So far no French forces have actually taken up station with the small but powerful U.S. Navy task force in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Despite currently being a coalition of one, the pro-war trio has invoked the spirit of internationalism in its quest for armed intervention against still unproven chemical attacks by Assad’s forces against Syrian civilians.
Speaking at a joint news conference with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on the first day of a European diplomatic jaunt, Obama cited the vast majority of the Brotherhood of Nations as at least indirectly supporting his call to arms against the Syrian government forces:
The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons are abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war.
Prior to Obama’s call, Kerry started the globalist ball rolling when he summoned the ghost of the League of Nations, claiming that Assad had used chemical weapons, thereby crossing the “clear red line for the international community” established at the end of the First World War.
Not to be outdone, the newly minted Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, echoed both Obama’s and Kerry’s accusation that Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons represents “a serious threat to America’s national security interests and those of our closest allies.” It poses a grave risk to partners along Syria’s borders, including Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq, he went on to say.
The DoD news service also reports that their boss had noted key American partners, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and [other] friends in the region have assured us of their “strong support” for U.S. action.