December 6th, 2012
08:01 AM ET

Clinton spearheads new diplomatic push on Syria

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is meeting Thursday with key players as part of a new U.S. diplomatic push on Syria, amid reports that the government of President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing to use chemical weapons.

Clinton is holding talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov while in Dublin for an international security conference.

She also will meet with both Lavrov and the U.N. special envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, later in the day, a senior State Department official said.

CNN reported Monday that Syrian forces battling rebels in fierce fighting had started combining chemicals that could be used to make deadly sarin gas for weapons. NBC reported Wednesday night that Syria is loading chemical weapons into bombs.

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. the prophet

    Russia is determined to take over Syria and they have made clear to the US to stay out of Syria

    December 6, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. Anders Behring Breivik (King of the Island)

    Chemical weapons? Let the games begin... I hope Hillary brought her gas mask!

    December 6, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Breivik vs. Assad

    December 6, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    The keyword here is 'diplomatic'.
    The 'libs' don't want war.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    good morning@banasy and fellow bloggers.

    " Thousands of US troops nearing Syria on USS Eisenhower". Don't like the look of it.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @saywhat,I wouldn't fool with that saren nerve gas and these ignorent Syrians better not as well if you've ever read up on that stuff,definitly bad crap!!Estimated deaths from one rocket 15-20,000 in seconds.Plus more depends where the wind blows....

      December 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Bashar would dig his own grave if he uses chemical weapons. Is he that stupid or desperate?

    December 6, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Out with Bashar, whatever the cost. Well the world better prepare to pay it now.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  8. ronvan

    IT'S TO LATE!! Just going by the news, bombs have already been loaded with the chemicals! NOW you have a situation that they could be used at any minute, thereby making any attack worthless. And if you bomb them you wind up spreading the chemicals yourself! Not to mention the fact that you could put a couple of these chemical bombs on a truck, vehicle, etc., drive them into a location and detnonate them. Actually you don't even need a bomb, just put them in a container with a timer. Should have taken action as soon as we knew they were being removed from storage!

    December 8, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |