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Ban Ki-Moon: Syrian Use of Chemical Weapons Would Have “Dire Consequences”

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

In Foreign Policy, Colum Lynch reports on more of the U.N.-Syria slapfest and says that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has warned of “dire consequences” if Syria uses chemical weapons against its own people. Lynch also outlines some of the alternate reality that Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mouallem is living in:

In a speech this afternoon before the U.N. General Assembly, Mouallem made no reference to Syria’s chemical weapons program. Instead, he delivered a combative speech, accusing the United States and its allies of abetting terrorism in Syria and blatantly interfering in the country’s internal affairs. He also claimed that the Syrian refugee crisis has been “fabricated” by armed groups seeking to exploit their plight to raise funds for their cause.

The Syrian diplomat’s speech offered a starkly different account of realities on the ground in Syria than that described by Syrian activists, foreign journalists, the United Nations, and most Arab and Western governments, who have blamed the Syrian armed forces, and government-backed militias, for driving more than 300,000 refugees into neighboring countries, including Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey.

Author: Stand For Israel | October 2, 2012
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What do you think?

  • Aliza
    October 6, 2012
    8:29 pm

    Let them try to use chemical weapon then they would fine the other countries will jump on them like a tiger.

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  • David
    October 3, 2012
    2:18 am

    Ban Ki-Moon may or may not have substance behind his warning. But surely we all knew already that the Syrian leadership lived in an alternative reality?

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  • sandra
    October 2, 2012
    10:29 pm

    Indeed, a sad state of affairs in Syria. The collateral damage to innocent civilians seems to not bother those evil-doers responsible for this havoc. A failed leadership has proven itself as such

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  • Dan C
    October 2, 2012
    9:29 pm

    “the alternate reality that Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mouallem is living in”

    These people serve an ideology of hate. Like all ideologies their reality exists only in their own corporate mindset. The truth seldome, if ever is pertinant in their thinking.

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  • Rob
    October 2, 2012
    4:14 pm

    On the other hand, if Syria uses chemcial weapons on Israel, Ban Ki-moon will probably say that was somehow Israel’s fault.

    After all, EVERY PROBLEM IN THE WORLD will be solved if those greedy, imperiaolistic Israelis give the West Bank to those poor, stateless, oppressed Palestinians, dontcha know. That is the guiding principle of U.S. foreign policy under Obama, and of course, the most important objective of the UN.

    What times we are living in….

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    • Cuy
      November 7, 2012
      1:06 am

      i am afraid that recpilang baby assad will immediately result in U.S. pressure on Israel to withdraw from the golan and bring the foxes right up to the door of the chicken would be to weaken

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  • Joe
    October 2, 2012
    1:06 pm

    Wow! Really? What a genius revelation! I also predicted that if I hit my head on the ground I’ll have dire consequences!

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  • jeb
    October 2, 2012
    12:14 pm

    I understand Moon’s confusion for the past 60 years liberals have said the same thing about the internal workings of governments. I still don’t get how “liberals”: were against removing Hussein.

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