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from the headlines of NBC News today:

 

Obama will address country on Syria; calls crisis 'threat to global peace'

 

By Shawna Thomas, Erin McClam and Alastair Jamieson, NBC News
 

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — President Barack Obama, facing hardened international opposition to a strike against Syria and returning home to a skeptical American public, will address the country Tuesday to make his case.

Obama made the announcement Friday at a press conference before leaving a summit of the Group of 20 world powers in Russia. He said that Syria’s use of chemical weapons “isn’t just a Syrian tragedy. It’s a threat to global peace and security.”

 

Obama cast military action in Syria as critical to upholding the world’s prohibition on chemical weapons.

“I want people to understand that gassing innocent people, delivering chemical weapons against children, is not something we do,” the president said. “It’s prohibited in active wars between countries. We certainly don’t do it against kids.”  The United States says that Assad, more than two years into a civil war, gassed 1,400 people to death, including more than 400 children, in a rebel-controlled neighborhood Aug. 21.

 

“Obviously, my preference would be against to act internationally, in a serious way, and to make sure that Mr. Assad gets the message,” Obama said. “I’m not itching for military action.”  Obama said that he would tell Congress and the public in coming days that any American strike would be “limited and proportionate.” He did not directly answer a question about whether he would go forward with an attack without the approval of Congress.

 

Military officials on Friday told NBC News that the White House asked the Pentagon for an expanded list of potential targets in Syria, and one senior official warned that it could represent “mission creep.” Asked about the report in St. Petersburg, Obama called it “inaccurate” and declined to elaborate.

 

(MORE SAID....)

 

 

(Friends, am not saying that this is it, far from it, just that this entire ordeal with the Middle East, has gotten the attention of the whole world and the "clay" mentioned in the book of Daniel's prophecy, the people are calling for peace and security.)

 

There is more of this story, but was to lengthy for me to cut and paste on here.  You all can go to NBC news, and look for the above subtitle. 

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Military officials on Friday told NBC News that the White House asked the Pentagon for an expanded list of potential targets in Syria, and one senior official warned that it could represent “mission creep.” Asked about the report in St. Petersburg, Obama called it “inaccurate” and declined to elaborate.

 

 
Had to look this up:
 
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Mission creep is the expansion of a project or mission beyond its original goals, often after initial successes.[1] Mission creep is usually considered undesirable due to the dangerous path of each success breeding more ambitious attempts, only stopping when a final, often catastrophic, failure occurs. The term was originally applied exclusively to military operations, but has recently been applied to many different fields. The phrase first appeared in articles concerning the United Nations peacekeeping mission during the Somali Civil War in the Washington Post on April 15, 1993 and in the New York Times on October 10, 1993.

"Be imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises." Hebrews 6:12

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So give the UN chemical weapons in the heart of Babylon the Great - interesting.

That's a twist I didn't see coming.


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interesting twist to current events-

      Despite the lack of details, the Russian idea was gaining traction. On Monday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

      expressed support for the concept. Tuesday, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said it would safeguard stability

      in the region. Syrian ally Iran welcomed the proposal, and Germany expressed interest.

   

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said France would go to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday with a proposal

    for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons, but said France -- whose president has already expressed a willingness to

    punish Syria over its alleged use of the arms -- will not accept delays in the transfer.

  

   "We need quick results," Fabius said.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/10/politics/us-syria-obama-solutions/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

                   At that time those who fear Jehovah spoke with one another, each one with his companion,

                             and Jehovah kept paying attention and listening..." ~ Malachi 3:16

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UN getting teeth? Most interesting! But even if they flatline it, what will happen with this system is not the result of what we read in the media. Jehovah is in control, and it will be amazing. And our faith will be strengthened. We will know because of Jehovah and his organization, then, "they" will know. And the ball will be rolling. Unstoppable. Exciting, isn't it?

I want to age without sharp corners, and have an obedient heart!

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This is found on the U.N. site:

 

Ban welcomes ‘serious international discussions’ on Syria’s chemical weapons

11 September 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly welcomed the emergence of “serious international discussions” that could lead to an agreement in the UN Security Council to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons.

“The Secretary-General welcomes, therefore, President Obama’s decision to take time to further explore this diplomatic opportunity to achieve this crucially important objective,” a UN spokesman said in New York.

 

Mr. Ban’s statement follows a flurry of diplomatic activity noted by the media in the past 72 hours, following a reported Russian proposal for Damascus to surrender its chemical weapons and place them under international control. In the meantime, evidence collected by a UN team probing possible chemical weapons use in Syria on 21 August is being examined by laboratories in Europe.  In a national address last night, US President Barack Obama cited “encouraging signs in recent days” and announced that he was sending US Secretary of State John Kerry to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Thursday for further talks, and that he would continue discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Both countries are permanent members of the UN Security Council – along with China France and the United Kingdom – which has been deadlocked over a solution to the 30 month crisis in Syria.

 

The UN chief welcomed the efforts by the Russian Federation to advance a possible agreement. “He hopes the US-Russian meetings later this week will be productive in moving toward a process for addressing the Syrian chemical weapons threat which all parties will be committed to,” the spokesperson said.  “The confirmed use of chemical weapons would be an outrageous crime for which there must be accountability and determined efforts to prevent any recurrence,” the statement said.

 

Ban welcomes ‘serious international discussions’ on Syria’s chemical weapons
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