WASHINGTON — The Syrian government still shoulders the blame for the use of chemical weapons against rebel forces in late August of this year, at least to the European Union.
Reuters reported that the E.U. condemned Syria’s actions, yet they pushed for awaiting a United Nations weapons inspection report before making any potential U.S.-led military response.
U.S. President Barack Obama has looked inept in foreign policy as he drew a “red line” and threatened the use of U.S. forces to strike Assad if and when he used chemical weapons, only to backtrack on international television in order to consult Congress.
Russian lawmakers nearly made a trip to the U.S. to lobby Congress over voting for a U.S. intervention in Syria, but did not go after all. The U.K.’s Prime Minister David Cameron said that he would support a Syrian intervention, but was voted down by his country’s parliament. France initially expressed support for an American-led action, but has reconsidered.