A face-saving move for all
The Russian proposal to place Syrian chemical weapons stocks under UN control to which President Bashar Al Assad regime has agreed is a sort of coup...
The Russian proposal to place Syrian chemical weapons stocks under UN control to which President Bashar Al Assad regime has agreed is a sort of coup pulled off by President Vladimir Putin and it’s so successful that it has caught the US unawares. In fact, it is a face-saving move for the West and the Arab world which are itching to launch air strikes against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons against rebels and civilians, including children, but are unable to do so because of either domestic or international compulsions.
Ever since the gory images of August 21 attack in Damascus suburbs have emerged, the US, the UK and France have launched a global campaign for a ‘limited’ blitzkrieg to destroy chemical arms in Syria. Damascus has denied the allegation that it had used sarin gas that is reported to have killed nearly a thousand people and injured hundreds and blames rebels for poisoning the population to rope in the US.
President Barack Obama has kept the battle plans ready but delayed the action pending Congressional approval while the House of Commons has voted out Prime Minister David Cameron’s move to involve Britain in the Syrian conflict. French President Francois Hollande too wanted parliament approval before pushing his country forward. And, the United Nations which has sent arms inspectors to Syria to probe the allegations is awaiting a report.