September 18th, 2013
06:13 AM ET

U.N. weapons inspectors to return to Syria

U.N. investigators are planning to return to Syria soon to follow up on several more allegations of chemical weapons use.

Ake Sellstrom, the head of the inspection team that visited after an August 21 attack, told CNN that the second visit could take place as early as next week.

The news will likely please Russia, who slammed a recent U.N. chemical weapons report as "one-sided" and called for inspectors to return to Syria.

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  1. saywhat

    Your assessment of what is in store if we don't get our act together is on mark.

    September 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Pl read that incorrigible and remarkable columnist Uri Avnery's article "The only good war is the war avoided-Why is Israel Furious". It appeared in common Dreams yesterday.

    September 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ saywhat
    We have marched so close to the precipice this time, I don't know that we will be able to back away from it. It's kind of like marching towards a cliff and the order to halt comes one step to late.

    September 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      And yes, I will look into the article you mentioned. I'll get back to you with my reaction.

      September 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ bobcat, ive been blocked quite a bit today myself as im sure saywhat has also! What is troubling is the horses patoot always manages to post his slanderous garbage! Go figure huh?

    September 18, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    I tried to pull up that article you mentioned @ saywhat and was unable to. However i did find some pertinate info. The very fact that in 1982 Assads father began to produce chemical arms was because Israel was producing them so he felt it was necessary for protection. Which makes total sense! So why is Israel itching to start all these wars and involve the US? So they can take over the Syrian country. And WHY would we help them? It makes absolutely no sense for us to help them EVER to do these things!

    September 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. rupert

    You bunch of neo nazi left wing liberals.
    Put your brown tee shirts on you kool aid obama lovers.

    September 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. rupert

    Reaction bobcat of a left wing liberal like u? U make me sick. Kool aid drinking left wing obama lover

    September 18, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rupert

    When are u people gonnna learn that ever since G.W. left office.we have been going down the sew er.
    The u.n. did errands for george. Wake up! Smell the roses u bunch of left wing liberal brown t shirt kool aid drinkers

    September 18, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rupert

    Exactly hamsta. These lun atic democrats think they can save the world.
    Kool aid drinkers!

    September 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. rupert

    Oh. And these neo nazi liberals still think bill clinton is the messiah.
    God help us if the messiahs other half gets in office in 2016. God help us all.
    A woman president? Maybe. A clinton president? Down we go for the count

    September 18, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rupert

    Seems that way.and that scares me. It really does.

    September 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. rupert

    Obama has spent so many billions. He has broken the record.
    The left wing liberal kool aid drinkers seem to approve of this. Our nations credit rating has gone down. And it has gone down on obamas clock.
    Impeach im!

    September 18, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Observer

    Want to know what's really stupid? The House trying to defund Obamacare again. It's mandatory spending, meaning even if the House shuts down the government, Obamacare still goes forward. Worked so well in 1996, didn't it? Idiot GOTP. Go ahead. Bwa ha ha ha ha!!

    September 18, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Observer

    Not only would they refuse to fund the government beyond Sept. 30 unless President Obama agrees to abolish Obamacare — the signature achievement of his presidency — but they would allow the government to default on its debt in October if Obama does not meet their demands on taxes, energy policy and the health-care law.

    September 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      So the Reep Creeps are holding the government hostage unless they get their way. Go ahead, don't fund the gov and default on our loans. Get our credit rating lowered. UnAmerican treasonous should be charged with high crimes and misdemeanors and jailed.

      September 18, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. rupert

    Obamacare is a liberal left wing will never work. Doctors have made this clear.
    Chrissy and banasy? They are probably watching some left wing propaganda program in c-span. These two trouble makers make me sick. Kool aid drinkers!

    September 18, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
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