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President Obama DENIES He Set “Red Line” in Syria – Blames the World

September 4th, 2013

09.04.2013

04-30-2013 Photo: President Obama's press conference at the White House about Syria and chemical weapons use. The president was challenged by a reporter about his "Red Line" speech to Syria how the president said that would be a game changer if Syria used chemical weapons. At the time, the president said the issue was being looked into (Photo credit: AP/Evan Vucci).

04-30-2013 Photo: President Obama’s press conference at the White House about Syria and chemical weapons use. The president was challenged by a reporter about his “Red Line” speech to Syria how the president said that would be a game changer if Syria used chemical weapons. At the time, the president said the issue was being looked into (Photo credit: AP/Evan Vucci).

President Obama DENIES He Set “Red Line” in Syria – Blames the World

original article written by Net Advisor

WASHINGTON, DC. President Obama was asked again about his “red line” speech regarding Syria and chemical weapons use. The issue is the president effectually drew a verbal red line in the sand that if Syria moved around or used chemical weapons then that would be a game changer for him.

Mr. Obama had contemplated attacking Syria for using chemical weapons in Syria’s Civil War between two Muslim religious groups who have distinct differences in their religious views. Syria’s President Assad has been pushing for an Islamic state. His opposition includes more democratic freedom fighters or “rebels,” but this group also encompasses members of the Al-Qaeda terrorists organization [Report, Arming Syria].

The idea of using limited attacks on Syria has not been popular in America or in England. President Obama has now reversed his infamous “Red Line” speech today denying he ever said such things. President Obama said his credibility is not on the line. The president blamed America, Congress, and the whole world for drawing a red line.

09-03-2013 Video: President Obama:

“My credibility is not on the line. The international community’s credibility is on the line. And, America and Congress’ credibility is on the line because we give lip service to the notion that these international norms are important.” (Video @0:00)

“I didn’t set a red line, the world set a red line…” (Video @0:37)

— President Barack Obama

So What did the president actually say last year?

“A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus, that would change my equation…” (Video @0:40)

— President Barack Obama

Fuzzy Lines
In April 2013, the White House acknowledged Syria’s use of chemical weapons, however the White House indicated that the evidence was too thin, claiming the president’s red line had not been crossed.

“…the White House says chemical weapons have been used in Syria’s civil war. The Obama administration said it believes President Bashar Al-Assad used sarin gas on people last month….

The White House said the evidence of Syrian chemical weapons attacks is still too thin and President Obama’s red line has not been crossed…”

— Source: CBS News, 04-26-2013

So, President Obama draws a red line threatening Syria not to use chemical weapons in its civil war. Syria uses chemical weapons. The White House acknowledged the fact that Syria did use chemical weapons. Yet, somehow the White House says, its red line had not been crossed?

Now the president is backtracking from his original statements, and blaming everyone else in the world. The Administration has a history of denying facts when presented, covering them up, creating distractions and blaming others for their own errors. The White House’s denials and blame game has not solved any of our nations issues nor does it address foreign policy concerns.

Our Reports on Syria:
2013-08-30 Analysis Syria: Is the White House Suffering from Red Line Whiplash?
2013-06-15 Will Arming Syria Be Another Big Mistake?

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