Balance of power in the Mideast has taken a crazy shift
Like some bad reality show spinning out of control, the Obama presidency is being humiliated and disrespected every which way from Sunday. Starting with Putin’s viscous smack-down of Obama over military intervention in Syria, it has only grown worse and worse. Now comes the cherry on the sundae – Assad, propped up by big bully Russia, has taken to dismissively ordering Obama and America around through news interviews. Ouch.
And of course, when all the smoke clears, it’s always about Israel (see red bold text below)
From Examiner: President Obama must promise not to arm rebel forces or Syrian dictator Bashar Assad will not hand over his chemical weapons, the embattled leader told a Russian state media outlet today while demanding that Israel also surrender its nuclear arsenal.
“When we see that the U.S. genuinely stands for stability in our region, stops threatening us with military intervention and stops supplying terrorists with weapons, then we will consider it possible to finalize all necessary procedures and they will become legitimate and acceptable for Syria,” Assad told RIA News.
Obama asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing use of military force in Syria after Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to broker a deal whereby the U.S. would not attack the Assad regime if he surrendered his chemical weapons.
Assad said that the Middle East won’t have peace until Israel also surrenders its weapons of mass destruction.
“If we really want stability in the Middle East, all the countries [in the region] must honor the agreements. And the first country to do so is Israel because it possesses nuclear, chemical and biological weapons – all types of weapons of mass destruction,” source – Washington Examiner