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Strike on Syria legitimate as 3 UNSC members acted – Macron

RT | April 15, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron said that the US-led strike on Syria was legitimate, but “history will judge” whether the operation was justified. He added that neither France nor its allies are at war with the country.

Macron was giving a live interview following the Saturday strike on Syria that was carried out without any resolution from the UN security council. The US-led attack, that hit three targets in Syria, a research center and military bases, was launched in response to an alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7.

The French president defended the lack of a UN resolution before conducting the strikes against Syria, saying that it was “the international community” that intervened.

“We have complete international legitimacy to act within this framework,” Macron said in the interview broadcast by BFMTV, RMC radio and Mediapart. “Three members of the Security Council have intervened.”

Macron also alleged that he was the one who convinced US President Donald Trump to remain in Syria and that the coalition should limit their strikes to chemical weapons facilities.

“Ten days ago, President Trump was saying ‘the United States should withdraw from Syria’. We convinced him it was necessary to stay,” Macron said. “We convinced him it was necessary to stay for the long term.”

He also asserted that Assad has lied “from the beginning” about the alleged use of chemical weapons by forces under his control. Macron also reaffirmed that the French government has proof that chemical weapons, notably chlorine gas, were used in Syria, adding that the “the priority for France’s military intervention remains in the fight against ISIS” and that the “precision strikes” did not inflict any collateral damage on Russian forces.

He also accused Russia of being complicit in the alleged chemical weapons attacks carried out by pro-Assad forces by disrupting the work of the international community and the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) using “diplomatic channels.” He didn’t mention, however, that the strike took place hours before the inspectors of the OPCW were to start their mission at the place of the alleged attack and were guaranteed full access by the Syrian government who took control over the area this week.

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  1. So, if the legal authority of the UN Security Council can be replicated in a three out of 15 member phone call without the informed deliberation and due process of the United Nations, then I guess a lynch mob that includes a judge, a cop, a prosecutor and an appointed defender, is not a criminal conspiracy but a legitimate court for the purpose of charging, investigating and hanging disrespectful, recalcitrant and uppity neighbours. How can anyone claim to enjoy the supreme authority of the UN without being responsible and accountable to UN due process? If without legal reason or UN authorization attacking a sovereign country is a war crime, then it is an even more egregious war crime when done by claiming or faking the informed and deliberated endorsement of the UN. Where is the International Criminal Court on faking the UNSC endorsement for an attack on another country? Can they attack and then have the attack authorized later in a phone call after the fact? Is this simply a way to get round the Security Council Permanent Member veto? What a sickening display of contempt. michael\\

    Comment by michael\\ | April 15, 2018 | Reply

    • Once unanimity was required. Now, without any discussion or approval, three members constitute an authority regarding violation of national sovereignty.

      These guys are quick.

      Comment by aletho | April 15, 2018 | Reply

      • It’s amazing how Politicians can justify murder….No problem at all….

        Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | April 15, 2018 | Reply

  2. French President Emmanuel Macron said

    Ahahahahahaha! Let’s make a list of all the biggest liars in the world today. Then, let’s go backwards in time.

    Comment by tsisageya | April 15, 2018 | Reply

    • In these days, that list would take up endless time, so, I guess going backwards is out of the question.

      Comment by tsisageya | April 15, 2018 | Reply

  3. So who else is actually speaking in order to be quoted? Ahhh, there’s Nikki Haley! And there seem to be quite few neo-con assholes speaking, I see.

    Comment by tsisageya | April 15, 2018 | Reply

  4. …but don’t worry, the demoncraps are just as bad if not worse.

    Comment by tsisageya | April 15, 2018 | Reply

    • I always liken it to white-washed tombs. Aren’t all government buildings in every U.S. city, county, state, painted white? Well—almost, anyway.

      But the analogy does run deep, n’est-ce pas?

      Comment by tsisageya | April 15, 2018 | Reply

  5. And there seem to be quite few neo-con assholes speaking, I see.

    Above should read, And there seem to be quite a few neo-con assholes speaking, I see.

    It’s amazing how one letter can make all the difference. I just had to correct myself.

    Comment by tsisageya | April 15, 2018 | Reply

  6. Macron and his cronies have no clothes, and, naked, they look like limp wimps (or, in May’s case, like a sexless withered c*nt).

    Meantime, Syria has retained its sovereignty and pride and has nearly vanquished its multi-headed enemies. (I feel some puzzlement that more dissident voices have not conjoined the Syrian government’s success in Aleppo and the rejoicing of its liberated citizenry last year with the current success-in-progress in Douma….)

    Comment by roberthstiver | April 16, 2018 | Reply

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