DAMASCUS, SYRIA – Something killed and made a bunch of people sick in Syria this week, and both the Syrian government and rebel forces agree it was a chemical weapon of some kind. It`s just that both sides are fingering each other.
And now, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says the world body will lend a hand to find out where the finger should point.
Right now, the Obama Administration is not ready to say Syria’s Bashar al-Assad has crossed the line, but President Obama didn’t lose the opportunity to tie Syria into the larger issue of Middle-East peace, particularly as it affects Israel , “And I have made it clear to Bashar al-Assad and all who follow his orders: we will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people or the transfer of these weapons to terrorists. The world is watching, and we will hold you accountable.”
The President could order a military strike, but you can bet he’ll think long and hard before chasing weapons of mass destruction, not wanting Syria to turn into his Iraq.
Before President Obama left Jerusalem for Ramallah to visit Palestinian Authority leaders, a rocket launched from Gaza fell into the courtyard of a house in southern Israel. No one was hurt. A second rocket landed somewhere, but hasn’t been found.