Obama to Brits: Toodle-Loo
British military chiefs are being ejected from US meetings about Syria in the first direct consequence of David Cameron’s refusal to join military action.
The role of senior British officers based at US Central Command in Tampa, Florida, has been downgraded because they cannot be trusted with high-level intelligence about a conflict with which they are no longer involved, military sources say.
Obama to Russia: Putin on the risk
Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected the American evidence that Syrian forces used chemical weapons, calling the suggestion “utter nonsense.”
“While the Syrian army is on the offensive, saying that it is the Syrian government that used chemical weapons is utter nonsense,” Putin told journalists in Vladivostok, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency.
He urged the United States to present its evidence to the UN Security Council and cautioned President Obama about the consequences of getting involved.
“I would like to address Obama as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate: before using force in Syria, it would be good to think about future casualties,” he said.
Man, that “community organizer” stint really is the strength of his resume, ain’t it?