(Reuters) - Israel does not perceive an immediate threat from Syria's chemical weapons, a senior Israeli official said on Sunday, after Western powers warned Damascus could use or lose such arms in the chaos of civil war.
Who could see this coming. Israel can do no wrong and niether can Syria. Now everyone is going to want a wild card.
Russia stands by Syria President Bashar Assad
BEIRUT — Russia said Sunday that it has no intention of pushing for the ouster of President Bashar Assad, as international negotiators seeking a way out of the escalating Syrian crisis again failed to reach a breakthrough.
Meantime, Syria's turmoil continued to spill over its borders, as four more people were killed in the latest spasm of Syria-related violence in the tense northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.
And in Syria, another day of fierce clashes and government bombardment was reported in the suburbs of Damascus as government troops battled rebels intent on cutting off the capital and its international airport.
Hmm? Russians or Americans....Russians or Americans....Russians or Americans? Not the choices I would want!
Heroic and legitimate Russian government stands by equally heroic and legitimate Alawite government against the racist, religiously bigoted, imperialistic and aggressive domestic regime of illegitimacy.
On a slightly different note, why would the domestic regime be worried about its (Obama's) al Nusra Front getting their hands on chemical weapons?Russia said Sunday that it has no intention of pushing for the ouster of President Bashar Assad, as international negotiators seeking a way out of the escalating Syrian crisis again failed to reach a breakthrough.
Also on Sunday, Russia downplayed White House fears that a desperate Assad could deploy chemical weapons and said the greatest danger was that part of Syria's chemical arsenal could fall into the hands of rebels. Both U.S. and Israeli officials have also voiced concern that chemical armaments could end up in the hands of insurgents, who have overrun a number of military bases. Syria's fragmented rebel legions includes hard-core Islamist brigades hostile to the West and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.
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