Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Syria: West Looking for Excuse to Send in Troops

Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil says the West is looking for an excuse for military intervention in his country, a move he says would be impossible.

Jamil said during a visit to Moscow Tuesday that sending Western forces into Syria would lead to a wider war in the Middle East. He dismissed U.S. President Barack Obama's warning about what would happen if Syria were to use chemical weapons, calling it election propaganda.

Obama Monday said a Syrian chemical weapons attack would be a "red line" that would significantly change the U.S. handling of the situation. Read More