Brkg: OBAMA THREATENS SYRIA - ªWe´ll attack Syria if chemical weapons are used or mobilized"
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Obama warns Syria chemical weapons use may spark US actionQuoting: Anonymous Coward 22297769
US President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a "red line" that would change his thinking on intervention in the crisis.
He said he had "at this point not ordered military engagement".
But he added: "There would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons."
Earlier the new UN special envoy to Syria faced criticism for refusing to say whether President Assad must quit.
President Obama, speaking to reporters at a White House briefing, said the deployment or use of biological weapons would widen the conflict in the region.
He said: "It doesn't just include Syria. It would concern allies in the region, including Israel, and it would concern us."
He warned President Bashar al-Assad and "other players on the ground" about the use or movement of such weapons.
He said: "A red line for us is [if] we see a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around, or being utilised. That would change my calculus."
[link to www.bbc.co.uk]
He knows something is up. After Assad's brother died, I guess all gloves are off.
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