Syria's opposition "disappointed" over delay in US attack

People demonstrate against a US-led strike on Syria in downtown Los Angeles on 31 August 2013. (Photo: AFP - Joe Klamar)

Published Sunday, September 1, 2013

Syria's main opposition bloc said Sunday it was disappointed with US President Barack Obama's decision to seek approval from Congress to launch strike against the Syrian government, but said it believed lawmakers would vote in favor of an attack.

"We had a feeling of disappointment. We were expecting things to be quicker, that a strike would be imminent... But we believe Congress will approve a strike," said Samir Nashar, a top official at the Syrian National Coalition.

To general surprise, Obama on Saturday postponed threatened missile strikes against Syria that the world had thought were imminent, opting instead for getting Congress approval.

This effectively pushes back any military aggression against Syria until at least September 9, when US lawmakers return from their summer recess.

France meanwhile said it would only participate in an attack on Syria if the United States approves strikes.

"France can not go it alone," French Interior Minister Manuel Valls told Europe 1 radio on Sunday. "We need a coalition."

France's prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, is scheduled to meet with the heads of the two houses of parliament and the opposition on Monday to discuss the Syrian situation ahead of a parliamentary debate on Wednesday.

Britain has opted out of such a coalition after the prime minister and other top officials failed to sway UK lawmakers to get on board with the attack.

Nashar said the Syrian opposition coalition was confident that Arab foreign ministers who meet Sunday in Cairo would give "very strong support" to a US-led military attack.

"The Turkish position is also very important. Washington needs this support," the Istanbul-based official said.

"The coalition will get in touch with Arab countries and Turkey so that they cooperate as much as possible with the United States," he said.

(AFP, Reuters)

Comments

President Obama has disappointed, and embarrassed us for two years by his lack of lack of support for the Syrian revolution,,,,,, we,ve seen five years of President Obama, and there is no reason to expect any improvement

Is the denial of an American President by the US public a precedent for the next Israeli-engineered ‘False Flag’ scam on Iran?

Will Israel and her Neocons now be forced to suffer through a national US debate and a congressional vote before it can force and hoax an American president to bomb Iran?

Did Obama just fix Netanyahu’s clock?

The Israeli Lobby/Neocon RUSH to war, 5 minutes ahead of having it’s latest scam debunked, is the Israeli Lobby speciality - it’s what they used with lying the US into Iraq, what Netanyahu has so far unsuccessfully tried to do in lying the US into Iran, and what Israel and her Necons are trying to do now with Syria.

All it takes is a slowdown of these tactics so the lies are exposed BEFORE troops are sent

Israel and her Israeli Lobby hoaxed the US into a war with Iran with the notorious Niger Uranium Forgeries cooked up by the Neocon Michael Ledeen/Mossad and stovepiped thru the Feith's OSP - and Netanyahu has spent the last 10 yrs of his life dedicated to trying to hoax the US into a war with Iran (and now, as a backdoor to Iran, a war with Syria)

Again and again and again - these Israeli/Neocon lies about Iraq, Iran, and Syria have been debunked but the well they come from is inexhaustible - and it's all centered around desperately providing a cover for Israeli Apartheid. Just read the Israeli politicians like Netanyahu

That the Israeli Lobby may no longer be able successfully force thru a hoax (this time on Syria, late last year on Iran) may be the BEST THING that ever happened.

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