Obama said that the decision not to bomb Syria demanded his “political courage”
The former U.S. President said that the reason it was a difficult decision, is that military action always praise and omission usually criticized.
WASHINGTON, may 15. /Offset. TASS Boris Makarov/. The decision not to bomb Syria after there is carried out chemical attacks demanded that the ex-US President Barack Obama’s greatest political courage. He stated this in a conversation with Jack Schlossberg, grandson of President John F. Kennedy, the text of which is published on Monday by the newspaper Politico.
In fact, the decision that required the greatest political courage, was the decision not to bomb Syria after it became known about the use of chemical weapons there, and carry with them (the Syrian authorities) negotiations on the elimination of chemical weapons.Barack, Obamas-President of the United States
We are talking about events in 2013 when, after allegations in the suburbs of Damascus of chemical weapons France and the United States with the support of several Arab States had seriously considered the question of strikes against Syria. Subsequently, the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry in Geneva had reached a framework agreement on destruction of Syrian chemical weapons, then the corresponding resolution was adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council.
“The reason it was a difficult decision, is that military action always praise you, but omission is usually criticized”, said the former American leader, referring to the decision of the current President Donald trump to launch a missile attack on a military airport in the Syrian province of HOMS. This operation is Washington called the alleged use 4 APR chemical weapons in the Syrian province of Idlib.
According to the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation, Syrian air force on 4 April bombed the shop, where militants made ammunition with toxic substances that existed in Iraq and were used in Aleppo.
Moscow called the American attacks on a military base in HOMS aggression against a sovereign state.