Current Event Cat of the Day: Assad Needs One Year

Current Event Cat - One Year Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he needs one year to destroy all the chemical weapons he has but has “never used”.

In an interview with FOX News, Assad insisted that destroying the stockpiles of chemical weapons would cost US$1 billion and would take roughly one year. Assad claims he’s totally on board with handing over the weapons but calls the procedure “a very complicated operation, technically” that “needs a lot of money”. Is this Assad’s way of asking for a billion dollar handout? Kind of…

And when asked whether he would be willing to hand over chemical weapons to the US, President Assad said:

“It needs about one billion. It is very detrimental to the environment. If the American administration is ready to pay this money and take the responsibility of bringing toxic materials to the United States, why don’t they do it?”

Despite his apparent willingness to give up his chemical weapons, Assad is sticking to his story that his government never sanctioned any sarin gas attacks.First, he tried to pin it on the rebels, saying terrorists were to blame for the chemical attack which killed more than 1,400 people.

“Sarin gas is called kitchen gas,” he said. “You know why? Because anybody can make sarin in his house. Any rebel can make sarin!”

So can any dictator – especially one with a large kitchen. But Assad says he has some mystery evidence that it was the terrorist groups who used sarin gas and has handed that info over to Russia (for safekeeping?).

Next he decided to blame photoshop. Assad said that the shocking videos of victims following a chemical weapons attack could have been forged.

“You cannot build a report on videos,” he said, adding, “There’s a lot of forgery on the Internet.

Assad cheering USFor example, this photo of Bashar al-Assad may be a fake. Assad would never wear something so short!

Via: The National Post & Current Event Cats

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