Monday, April 10, 2017

Obama official: 'We always knew' Assad kept some chemical weapons

Obama official: 'We always knew' Assad kept some chemical weapons: A former Obama official acknowledged Sunday that the U.S. always knew an agreement with Syrian President Bashar Assad did not clear all chemical weapons out of Syria, despite the fact that the administration touted the deal as an unequivocal success at the time. We always knew we had not gotten everything, that the Syrians had not been fully forthcoming in their declaration, Tony Blinken, a former deputy secretary of state and former deputy national security adviser under Barack Obama, told the New York Times. John Kerry, then Obama's secretary of state, and Susan Rice, Obama's national security adviser, had both touted a 2013 agreement with Russia, Syria and the U.S. that was designed to rid the Assad regime of its chemical weapons stockpile. Kerry said in 2014 that they deal had resulted in Syria purging 100 percent of its chemical agents.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Donald Trump Jr.: I'm still waiting for celebrities who promised to move if Trump won to leave US

It's a celebrity's MO. They NEVER do what they threaten! - Donald Trump Jr.: I'm still waiting for celebrities who promised to move if Trump won to leave US: Donald Trump Jr. is wondering why all the celebrities who vowed to leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidency haven't left yet. I'm still waiting for all those celebs here, who promised to do the same, to go!!! the president's eldest son wrote in response to liberal French celebrities promising to move to Canada if far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen wins France's election in May. I'm still waiting for all those celebs here, who promised to do the same, to go!!! #maga https://t.co/jgMVFj0I0f— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 9, 2017