In his interview with Fox News, Syria’s President Assad said it was “no problem, we can do it tomorrow” to provide the inventory of his chemical weapons due this Saturday.
But now Syria admits it won’t make that seven-day deadline, and our State Department is saying “Oh, okay, whenever, Dude.” They now claim “We’ve never said it was a hard and fast deadline,” but that’s how the agreement was presented to the world, as a date certain, not some loosey-goosey goal, if the Syrians were up for it. And it’s tough to do a weapons inventory when you’re still busy laughing your asses off and high-fiving each other.
And of course there are now problems at the UN due to Russian intransigence with the resolution that must be passed before work can begin on securing those weapons.
This BS agreement is never going to become reality. We’ll just move on to other issues and crises and eventually fuhgeddaboudit.