Geez you are dense. Unike you, I am not led by the nose to follow a party line I have said ALL ALONG that we need to wait for the U.N. inspectors to make their findings public. I haven't seen any "proof" either. I certainly do not believe the "intel" provided by Israel. That is the exact reason I do not support a military action lead by the United States.<quoted text>
You forgot to mention that the rest of the world felt the same way as Putin.
What proof do you have Assad was the one who let the chemical weapons loose? I haven't seen any proof. All I've heard is accusations from known pathological liars.
Show us the proof. Right now it looks like a conspiracy to use the Armed Forces of the United States to help Al Qaeda take control of Syria and get the chemical weapons stores there.
By the way, "the rest of the world does not feel the same way as Putin". Only a pathological liar could make such a statement.
Coalition of the willing joint statement in full:
"The international norm against the use of chemical weapons is longstanding and universal. The use of chemical weapons anywhere diminishes the security of people everywhere. Left unchallenged, it increases the risk of further use and proliferation of these weapons.
"We condemn in the strongest terms the horrific chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21st that claimed the lives of so many men, women, and children. The evidence clearly points to the Syrian government being responsible for the attack, which is part of a pattern of chemical weapons use by the regime.
"We call for a strong international response to this grave violation of the world's rules and conscience that will send a clear message that this kind of atrocity can never be repeated. Those who perpetrated these crimes must be held accountable.
"Signatories have consistently supported a strong UN Security Council Resolution, given the Security Council's responsibilities to lead the international response, but recognize that the Council remains paralyzed as it has been for two and a half years. The world cannot wait for endless failed processes that can only lead to increased suffering in Syria and regional instability. WE SUPPORT EFFORTS UNDERTAKEN BY THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES to reinforce the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons.
"We commit to supporting longer term international efforts, including through the United Nations, to address the enduring security challenge posed by Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles. Signatories have also called for the UN fact finding mission to present its results as soon as possible, and for the Security Council to act accordingly."
The signers: Albania, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia,
France, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea,
Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia
Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom, United States