According to Drudge this morning, before I was even completely awake, was sending out alerts to iPhones everywhere that David Cameron has backed out of the attack on Syria due to a revolt in his own country:
David Cameron backed down and agreed to delay a military attack on Syria following a growing revolt over the UK’s rushed response to the crisis on Wednesday night.
Probably a wise move by Cameron because the AP is reporting that US officials are now saying the evidence that Assad used chemical weapons are not a ‘slam dunk‘:
The intelligence linking Syrian President Bashar Assad or his inner circle to an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed at least 100 people is no “slam dunk,” with questions remaining about who actually controls some of Syria’s chemical weapons stores and doubts about whether Assad himself ordered the strike, U.S. intelligence officials say.
However, multiple U.S. officials used the phrase “not a slam dunk” to describe the intelligence picture – a reference to then-CIA Director George Tenet’s insistence in 2002 that U.S. intelligence showing Iraq had weapons of mass destruction was a “slam dunk” – intelligence that turned out to be wrong.
A report by the Office of the Director for National Intelligence outlining that evidence against Syria is thick with caveats. It builds a case that Assad’s forces are most likely responsible while outlining gaps in the U.S. intelligence picture. Relevant congressional committees were to be briefed on that evidence by teleconference call on Thursday, U.S. officials and congressional aides said.
I’m glad to see this report because Walid Shoebat reported two days ago that it’s the rebels using Chemical weapons, not Assad, and has videos showing rebels loading chemical weapons onto rockets and even discussing the use of Saran gas.
Meanwhile, Russia is moving forces into the Mediterranean, a clear sign that they are racist:
Russia is sending an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean, according to Russian news agency Interfax.
An armed forces source reportedly said the planned deployment was in response to the “well-known situation” – a clear reference to the conflict in Syria.
The navy has denied the deployment is linked to events in Syria, saying it is part of a planned rotation of its ships in the Mediterranean.
Russia is strongly against any military intervention in Syria, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov believing it would seriously destabilise the region.
So there’s a quick of today’s events in Syria. It’s one big festering mess that is sure to leave anyone that touches it with stink on their hands.