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Syria: what is on the other side of Barack Obama’s red line?

Posted by seumasach on June 14, 2013

True to form the Guardian simply accepts Obama’s claims on chemical weapons as being true. But it also notes that no game-changing element has been brought into play and hints that the peace conference is still on. The path to peace is a tortuous one but Obama’s only real alternative is full-scale war: the takfirist option has failed militarily and has been an unprecedented propaganda disaster .

Ian Black


14th June, 2013

It has taken a long time for the US to confirm that Barack Obama‘s famous “red line” in Syria has in fact been crossed – but it is still unclear whether the use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad‘s regime will lead to a significant shift in American and western policy.

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