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US Tells Syria To Suspend Diplomatic Operations

From the New York Times:

U.S. Orders Syrian Embassy and Consulates to Suspend Operations

By MICHAEL R. GORDON | March 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — The United States formally notified the Syrian government on Tuesday that it must suspend operations at its embassy here and at its consulates in Michigan and Texas, the State Department said.

The move stops short of a formal break of relations, but it bars Syria’s envoys here from carrying out diplomatic and consular duties. The handful of Syrian diplomats who are still assigned to the embassy and consulates must leave the United States by the end of this month.

Now that will teach Syria to never again use chemical weapons on its citizens, and then to lie about getting rid of them. ‘Red lines’ really do mean something, after all.

Secretary of State John Kerry… said at a town-hall-style meeting of university students at the State Department that the continued presence of a functioning Syrian Embassy had been “an insult.” “And we closed it,” Mr. Kerry said. “It’s that simple.”

What a man!

And speaking of Monsieur Kerry, we also have this from BuzzFeed:

Secretary Kerry: U.S. To Send Scientists To Discuss Homosexuality With Ugandan President

By J. Lester Feder | March 18, 2014

The Ugandan president committed to meeting with American “experts” on homosexuality to try to change his mind about the Anti-Homosexuality Act signed into law last month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday during a forum at the State Department moderated by BuzzFeed.

Uganda is practically the only Christian country that has severe sentences against homosexuality. Meanwhile, there are at least 10 Muslim countries (including Muslim controlled areas of Nigeria) that impose the death penalty for homosexuality.

Why doesn’t the US send ‘experts on homosexuality’ to any of those Muslim countries?

Museveni claimed to have signed the law, which imposes up to a lifetime prison sentence for homosexuality, after being convinced no one is “born gay.”

“I talked personally to President Museveni just a few weeks ago, and he committed to meet with some of our experts so that we could engage him in a dialogue as to why what he did could not be based on any kind of science or fact, which is what he was alleging,” Kerry said. “He welcomed that and said that he was happy to receive them and we can engage in that kind of conversation… maybe we can reach a point of reconsideration.” …

Thank goodness that, with all the crises going on around the world, John Kerry and Barack Obama have their priorities in order. We must make the President of Uganda see the light on homosexuality.

(But just don’t let the Muslims know what we’re doing.)

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “US Tells Syria To Suspend Diplomatic Operations”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Obama can’t even run a shadow overthrow properly

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